I admit, I’m a bit of a fan of the Oracle Database Appliance. And I also admit there are some characteristics of the X5-2 ODA’s which made it sometimes a bit hard to fit in the needs of the customer. I’ll come to that later in this post. With the […]
This post has already been published in the past on the AMIS-blog.
To build an Oracle 12C RAC database – on Virtual Boxes – there’s at least […]
The second and final post about an issue with a RAC-configuration with two SAN's. Problem was a i/o-freeze of minutes when crashing one of the two SAN's. The first post I ended with a 'cliffhanger' because we had a solution, but not tested it yet.
Since 220.127.116.11 there's a new parameter, "_datafile_write_errors_crash_instance" to prevent the intance to crash when a write error on a datafile occurs. But.. should I use this or not.
With this setup we are facing the issue that if we loose a complete SAN, the IO’s to the ASM diskgroups will be blocked for approx 3 till 4 minutes. Oracle does not like this. After 70 seconds after a freeze, rdbms is starting to reboot (expected behaviour).
This is the second post of my little project of building my own RAC on my Windows7-desktop (64-bits, 8GB RAM), using 3 VM’s (VM-workstation , 7.1.3 build-324285) : * 2 VM’s for two RAC-nodes, based on OEL 5.5, 18.104.22.168 for infra, and database. * 1 VM as my own SAN, based on Openfiler 2.3 (free), for ASM.
My current job doesn’t offer me at the moment the opportunity to play with RAC or other stuff, so I decided to build my own RAC on my Windows7-desktop (64-bits, 8GB RAM), using 3 VM’s (VM-workstation , 7.1.3 build-324285) : * 2 VM’s for two RAC-nodes, based on OEL 5.5, 22.214.171.124 for infra, and database. * 1 VM as my own SAN, based on Openfiler 2.3, for ASM.
While installing a grid - infrastructure on my own RAC-cluster (VMware), using ASM with Openfiler as by own SAN, the prerequisite-check fails at step 15 with : PRVF-5150 : Path ORCL:VOL1 is not a valid path on all nodes
While building my own RAC on two VM's, using a third VM with Openfiler on it as my SAN, I had to dowload, install, configure and load ASMLIB. Loading didn't seem to go smoothly at my own project. First I analyzed what I did, steps I took