Re: Oracle 10g RAC on IBM DS 3400 ?

From: joel garry <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:25:45 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 4, 4:39 pm, hpuxrac <> wrote:
> On Jan 4, 6:53 pm, joel garry <> wrote:
> snip
> > > I've been running 11g RAC on IBM DS 3400 with Centos 5 since june 2008
> > > without issue.
> > How do you handle the "unsupported" issue?  (I know what Centos 5 is,
> > just curious about the justification of it and if you have other
> > supported configurations.  If my understanding of Oracle's support
> > position is correct, I don't agree with Oracle in this type of
> > config).
> The "without issue" remark leaves open to interpretation how many
> times ( if any ) he has used or needed to get any support from Oracle
> related to this configuration.
> I have pretty much given up using Oracle support except as a self
> service depot.  That's pretty close to the experience many of my local
> DBA peers are reporting.
> Sure you need a support contract to get patches etc.  Does that mean
> that you need a certified config?  Probably not.

In the past I've taken the position this is like saying you probably don't need insurance on your car (in other words, stupid big-time). However, I'm open to new ideas in the new paradigm.

I admit, I have a sour view on how well people evaluate risk, even people trained in such things.


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Received on Tue Jan 05 2010 - 11:25:45 CST

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