Building a test RAC env(no cost , 30 day trail )
By Pankaj on Dec 12, 2006
I always wanted a RAC test env , finally found a simple way to create it using just one computer .........here it goes
What all you need :
- one windows box (powerfull , i had 2ghz)
- atleast 1 gb Ram
- Vm ware licence (or trial 30 days)
- ard 15gb disk space
What all you will get :
- RHEL AS4
- Oracle db 10.2.0.1
- RAC + CRS + ASM
- HTML DB
- Secure backup
Oracle provides a image for RAC on Linux , that can be downloaded from here . Also you will need to download some addtional files from Redhat .......have downlaoded all ?? if yes , you are all set to go ....unzip everything & use runinstaller .......
Fill in the necessary details & you are done .
you will get an environment is built in a VMware Virtual Machine (VM). The VM contains a simulated Oracle Real Application Cluster running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 . Database storage is managed by Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM). The diagram summarizes the architecture deployed in the VM. Notice that the cluster hosts 2 instances RACDB1 & RACDB2 as well as 2 listeners
Just start the virtual machine , user/pass are oracle/oracle
Give it 15 mins or so to start process(automatically) & use crs_stat for checking the details ...........
All done now you have a play ground for atleast 30 days ;)enjoy
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