Thursday May 14, 2009

Second Blueprint: Deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Solaris Zone Clusters

Some time ago I blogged about the blueprint that explains how zone clusters work in general. Dr Ellard Roush and Gia-Khanh Nguyen did now create a second blueprint that specifically explains how to deploy Oracle RAC in zone clusters.

This paper addresses the following topics:

  • "Zone cluster overview" provides a general overview of zone clusters.
  • "Oracle RAC in zone clusters" describes how zone clusters work with Oracle RAC.
  • "Example: Zone clusters hosting Oracle RAC" steps through an example configuring Oracle RAC on a zone cluster.
  • "Oracle RAC configurations" provides details on the various Oracle RAC configurations supported on zone clusters.
Note that you need to login with your Sun Online Account in order to access it.

Monday Jan 12, 2009

White paper on implementing Oracle 11g RAC with Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition and EMC

EMC2 did publish a white paper about "Implementing Oracle 11g RAC on Sun Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition Integrated with EMC SRDF". The abstract reads like:

 "This white paper  documents a proof of concept for running Oracle 11g RAC in a Sun Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition (SCGE) framework. The paper outlines the steps in configuring the test environment and also describes the system's functionality and corresponding administrative task."

It is a result of collaboration from Sun and EMC2 at Oracle Open World 2008.

Thursday Oct 18, 2007

Oracle certifies Sun Cluster 3.2 for RAC 10gR2 64 & 32-bit on x86-64

Finally Oracle now also certified RAC 10gR2 64 & 32-bit for Sun Cluster 3.2 running on the Solaris 10 x86/x64 platform. You can verify this if you have a Metalink account, in the "Certify" column, clicking on the section "View Certifications by Platform", selecting "Solaris Operating System x86-x64" and then selecting "Real Application Clusters".

Together with the certification mentioned in my previous blog on the SPARC platform, you can fully leverage the recently documented "Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) from Sun and Oracle" solution. Details are available within the published white paper and presentation.

The BigAdmin document "Installation Guide for Solaris Cluster 3.2 Software and Oracle 10g Release 2 Real Application Clusters" describes a detailed, step-by-step guide for installing the Solaris 10 11/06 Operating System, Solaris Cluster (formerly Sun Cluster) 3.2 software, the QFS 4.5 cluster file system, and Oracle 10g Release 2 Real Application Clusters (Oracle 10gR2 RAC). It also provides detailed instructions on how to configure QFS and Solaris Volume Manager so they can be used with Oracle 10gR2 RAC. Those instructions are valid for SPARC and x86-x64.

Wednesday Jul 11, 2007

Oracle certifies Sun Cluster 3.2 for RAC 9i/10g on S9/S10 SPARC

Finally Oracle did officially certify RAC 9.2/10gR1/10gR2 64-bit on Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 SPARC running with Sun Cluster 3.2.  You can verify this if you have a Metalink account, in the "Certify" column, searching in the section "Product Version and Other Selections: RAC for Unix On Solaris Operating System (SPARC)".

There got also an Installation Guide for Solaris Cluster 3.2 Software and Oracle 10g Release 2 Real Application Clusters published on the BigAdmin System Administration Portal.

It is a detailed, step-by-step guide for installing the Solaris 10 11/06 Operating System, Sun Cluster 3.2 software, the QFS 4.5 cluster file system, and Oracle 10g Release 2 Real Application Clusters (Oracle 10gR2 RAC). It also provides detailed instructions on how to configure QFS and Solaris Volume Manager so they can be used with Oracle 10gR2 RAC.

Last but not least I want to reference the white paper Making Oracle Database 10G R2 RAC Even More Unbreakable, which explains a lot reasons why the combination of Sun Cluster and Oracle RAC is very benefitial.

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