Re: Oracle does it again

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:47:48 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 26, 1:24 pm, John Hurley <> wrote:
> On Feb 26, 12:21 pm, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> snip
> > I am trying to practice RAC upgrade. I installed and configured oracle
> >  single node RAC, downloaded and verified the installation
> > requests for 11.2.0 with the reasonable output of cluvfy and proceeded to
> > the installation. The software is now asking for "SCAN addresses". I was
> > barely able to convince my administrator to allocate me an additional
> > address for every RAC node, now I have to go to her and ask for more
> > addresses? WTF?
> > Oracle 10g RAC was a sheer disaster, plagued by the many bugs (couldn't
> > use multipath, vipca was legendary for being buggy) and the installation
> > was extremely hard.
> We did migrate off RAC but I did not have any big problems with 10g
> RAC on hpux.
> Why are you trying to practice some kind of strange RAC one node
> upgrade?  For any kind of realistic learning experience you might
> really want to use a "more real" RAC configuration.
> You might want to get some kind of testing lab that is isolated from
> the rest of your environment where you can do what you want with IP
> addresses etc.

HP-UX is not the same as Linux. That's a completely different animal. As for the question of strange equipment, have you ever tried telling your CIO that you need 2 machines and SAN storage, just to practice something? Received on Fri Feb 26 2010 - 13:47:48 CST

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