set up Oracle on RedHat VMWare - Desktop Datacenter(Archived)

Hi,
I've been using v1.4 in the past month and I love it. I'm thinking of setting up RAC on Redhat VMWare like v1.4 for education purpose. Anyone knows if there is a step by step document available out there?
thanks.
susan 

you can use the same VM on Linux as well as Windows, however the license granted with the kit is for limited-time evaluation purposes.
There are little differences between a real HW setup and VMware setup, so any normal install/RAC guide would be useful.
anyone else is welcome to jump in with more details.
Saar. 

Dear All,
I have installed everything (vmware, rh3 and 10g) but i am facing data block corruption very easily. Do you know something to overcome this? 

it's a bit vague to be able to help.. what is the exact environment of the host? do you have a RAC setup? on 1 or 2 VMs? what's the IO subsystem like? ASM/OCFS/RAW?
block corruption typically means you are using unsupported configuration of some sort.
Saar.

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RAC Beteen Native O/S and 1 VMWARE

Hi,
I was wondering if the following scenario is possible.
- Single Server with RH 3.0 or SLES
- Install 1 VMWARE instance
- Install instance in VMWARE instance
- Install RAC on Native O/S
I haven't tried it because of VMWARE. Reading some other experiences, it seemed that VMWARE 4.0 did not have this restriction. Any chance that VMWARE 5.0 will resolve this issue?
Anything is possible. Given enough effort you can possibly make this configuration work, but the question is what is the goal?
Our goal is to quickly and easily demonstrate Linux, RAC and Oracle. Using a single VM has the benefits of zipping, snapshoting, suspending, etc. Keep it simple, sleek and provide a platform for learning, using the OBEs (Oracle By Example) lessons.
After using this kit and using the recently published cookbooks:
http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/linux/vmware/cookbook/index.html
That explain in details how to create this very kit on your own, from scratch, any user should feel comfortable implementing Oracle on real hardware on Linux.
From my experience it's not really worth it trying to do such things on the WorkStation version of VMware.. Go for the ESX then you have a much higher chance for success. anyone else is more than welcome to jump in with more suggestions or experiences.
good luck,
Saar.

need suggestion for cheapest RAC shared storage solution

Hi,
Currently I have 3 machine which I want to setup as RAC.
2 Windows 2003 machine and the other one is planned to host the shared storage.
I was planning to use FreeNAS as the shared storage solution before I found out that RAC on Windows doesn't support NAS.
So now, I really need suggestion of how to go foward with RAC using these machines.
all responses are appreciated ..
thanks 
Hi, I dont' know if windows support firewire but you can read this article that can give you ideas.
http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/hunter_rac10gr2.html
Bye 
Hi.
Is this for a production system? If so, you need to use a supported configuration or Oracle won't support your system. Unfortunately, supported configurations are usually a little pricey. If it is a production system you shoudl really check with Oracle support before deciding on a final configuration. You don't want to get part way through the project only to find you aer out in the wilderness...
If it's for a test/dev system, then you have a number of options, including Firewire and NAS. Remember, "not supported" and "doesn't work" are not the same thing. I've only done a Windows RAC installation using VMware, so I'm not sure I can be of help here.
Cheers
Tim... 
Hi,
I think the cheapest and supported solution is using external scsi device to connect 3 servers. Then you can have 3 nodes rac system.
Note that you should have network swith dedicated for interconnection.
Other solutions:
- iscsi (netapp)
- fibre storage (Most expensive)
Marco 
Hi all,
Thanks to those who have replied and sorry for the delay of replying you.
Since it's still for testing, I decided to go with VMWare :(
I have been busy with this.
I faced another problem when installing the clusterware.
It is saying "the specified nodes are not clusterable", but to make this thread clean I will start another thread with more suitable title.
Thanks all.

RAC Install on Virtual Machines

Howdy....
I am trying to get first steps into RAC. I only got one Notebook to work with ... and since VMware works nice I figured ...I might be able to setup a two node cluster.
I wonder if it is even possible? (I am thinking of Failovertimes and such ...)
SO, you guys - would it even be possible to setup RAC on a single Notebook with everything - just to simulate RAC DB and maybe a client to simulate a productive environment?
btw. this aint too urgent ... this is only "homework" and in the sense ... I would also APPRECIATE any documentation on this subject ... all I found are these Links... (pretty standard)
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/install.102/b14207/crswin.htm#BEHIHBBF
http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/clustering/cvu/readme/cvu_11_linux64.pdf
any ideas?
cheers.
uhh .... before I forget ... VMWARE Player and Server 2008 and Vista /or XP are available 
Check this link out - it has step by step information on configuring RAC using VMWare...http://www.dizwell.com/prod/node/26 
thx!!!
- I appreciate it!!!!!
cheers.!!!!!! eternally Thankful!!!!! ;-) 
Really need at least 4GB of memory otherwise it runs very slow.
I am probably going to just splurge for a couple new Dell servers to build a new 11g RAC cluster with Solaris x86, Linux and Windows with dual boot. 
Has anyone tried to do 11g on Windows with ESX 3.x? I have an exsting 10g RAC on Win2003, so I am familiar with the install on Windows. I have a NetApp SAN solution and honestly I have no idea how to configure Win 2003 on VM to both see raw LUNS like I did the directly on the OS. 
actually .. I dont need speed!!! ;)
this is only a project of mine to learn a bit more (so, at least I can say :"I did a RAC install") grins
No data gets involved .... I am just interessted in the procedures (there is a lot of them out there for linux ... but i havent found that many for windows ....plus the procedures are always a little different) 
Plus, does anyone know if I can install Rac (succesfully) with everything on solely windows OS´es?
Reason, why I am asking ... almost every howto I see is for linux rac installation .. I am getting the feeling that it wouldn t be a good idea to install windows rac?!?!?
I would also appreciate any pure windows installation guides !!!!! 
Is this real Windows ? or Windows on top of VMWARE. I only ask becuse the shared disk is a little difficult, but not impossible, inside VMWARE.
For real Windows see my install guide for 10g here :
http://www.jobcestbon.com/oracle/RacOnWindows.pdf
I do have an Oracle 11g version available if required
Philip.... 
...actually yeah .... 11 would be nice (even though i dont believe that there would be much difference, would there ?) and yes ... one notebook!!!! ergo: vmware hihihi
it is just to toy around !!!! 
I've never tried to use this guide but Tim Hall has a RAC on Windows on VMWare guide here : http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/11g/OracleDB11gR1RACInstallationOnWindows2003UsingVMware.php
Philip... 
Can someone please outline why a VMware RAC has any use at all ?
For testing I hear you cry ..... but it's not the same since it's not supported at all ...
the only possible reason might be to get experience installing.
But if you are getting experience trying to install on something that Oracle has said they do not support... is that not completely banging your head against a wall....
Also there is clusterware testing. But if you are not using real machines it is not the same - so why bother ? verifying adapters/switches/link negotiation/ SAN connectivity/cabling and power cabling -pulling
still all needs to be done, so means you are wasting time with VMware
Just my 0.05c.
Chris 
Can someone please outline why a VMware RAC has any
use at all ?
For testing I hear you cry ..... but it's not the
same since it's not supported at all ...
the only possible reason might be to get experience
installing.
But if you are getting experience trying to install
on something that Oracle has said they do not
support... is that not completely banging your head
against a wall....
Also there is clusterware testing. But if you are
not using real machines it is not the same - so why
bother ? verifying adapters/switches/link
negotiation/ SAN connectivity/cabling and power
cabling -pulling
still all needs to be done, so means you are wasting
time with VMware
Just my 0.05c.
ChrisI know what you mean .... and yes I am tryin´to waste some time ;)
Also:
i never had to work with rac at all - and I do would like to gain some experience in installing .... just a brain teaser ... and obviously I am having problems to do so .. muahahha because I failed ... I couldn t even setup a cluster under windows .... but i am guessing that that was my fault - I played with vmware so much that 2008 couldn t even format his new virtual HD ...*hihihii*
and also yes I am playing ORA11g on server 2008 and vista .... devlish grins
YEAH - I am bored as hell!!!!!!No work right now !!!!
And my boss isn t giving me any hardware ... all I have is this tiny notebook that I am tryin to fool into a rac system with oracle ... and I am gonna try until it blows up ! ;)
Do you have and idea's whatelse is fun that I could do? since I am a beginner and such ... 
I have a PDF if you want...its realy great...and tells step by step how to setup RAC using VMware and Enterprise Linux AS4. The Doc is written by Vincent Chan. Gimme your email address and i will send it. 
please email me the PDF on RAC.
my email id is = nhameed#hotmail.com
thanks
Nad 
Yes, Its a Good Document...by Vincent Chan! My first hands on RAC a year ago is with this document and it went fine with out any troubles.

WLAN not detected

Whilst I am aware that OEL is primarily intended for the server environment and therefore its support for WLAN's is minimal has anyone got any advice to help me to get OEL to detect the wireless interface on the laptop on which OEL is installed? (I am using OEL 5.4). All help appreciated. Thanks 
If you really want to go this route:
http://wireless.kernel.org/and build your own (unsupported-by-Oracle) module.
However, why not install Fedora on the laptop and run OEL as a KVM or VirtualBox
guest? Best of both worlds and you don't have to become a kernel guru in the
process :) 
Thanks Tommy for your taking the time to respond. I will take a look at the 'wireless.kernel.org site and let you know what I decide to do. I already have a OEL installed in a VBOX which does indeed make use of the wireless connection on my laptop via the VBOX tunnelling and does therefore permit me to go online. However I really want to make use of my standalone laptop installation of OEL. and so could really do with getting OEL to pick up the WLAN interface. Once more thanks.

Oracle XE or an other one for studying (debian os)

Hello, I am a bit lost. I would like to install an Oracle database edition on my laptop which os is Debian. Nevertheless, it is not possible. Indeed, all the packages are .rpm. So, i tried to ask some advices. Someone told me i should install an other version (the entreprise edition) but it doesn't seem to be free (he said : "it would be free to do what you want"). I am a young student who would like to work at home on languages like PL/SQL and Triggers. So, i come to beg some help here. It would be very nice if you could give me good advices. What would you do ? Thank you for your help  Cordially, Vinou PS: if the only way is to change the operating system, what would you use ? CentOs or Fedora ? I want to install it on my laptop with others applications like Eclipse, Tomcat, XAMP. 
I am a young student who would like to work at home on languages like PL/SQL and Triggers.XE would be more than sufficient for that, but Debian is not certified to run it, as you can see in Oracle® Database Express Edition. BTW, neither Enterprise Edition is certified.
if the only way is to change the operating system, what would you use ? CentOs or Fedora ?
Why not Oracle Linux (free and certified), which is basically a Red Hat ?
Thank you for your help. I don't know if i could use Oracle Linux on my laptop like a main operating system. I only have one computer and i don't know if there is a graphical interface on Oracle Linux. I will need to install others applications like Eclipse, Gimp, Inkscape, Icedove,... Will it be possible ?
i don't know if there is a graphical interface on Oracle Linux.
Yes, there is. But you have another choice : install Virtualbox (https://www.virtualbox.org/), which allows you to use several OSes : https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Guest_OSes
It is a possibility. Nonetheless, i would like to avoid this choice. Thank you for your answer.
It is a possibility. Nonetheless, i would like to avoid this choice.
Reason ? I'm using it on a home Oracle Linux host, and I'm very happy with it.
I would like to keep some space for the database. I work with a laptop and I don't have a very big sdd disk.
I would like to keep some space for the database.
A XE database, with its software, to do what you mentioned in your original post, shouldn't need more than 2-3 Gb.
I work with a laptop and I don't have a very big sdd disk.
How big is your disk ? and how much space do you need for other things ?
But is there a way which would give me the opportunity to interact with the database from an external program (i mean a program which is located on debian)  ? Indeed, I don't want to put everything in the virtual machine. I just want to have the database in the virtual machine. If your response is "ok", could you give me one or two links which explain how I have to do ?
But is there a way which would give me the opportunity to interact with the database from an external program (i mean a program which is located on debian)  ?Yes, I'd say of course. Once the guest machine is correctly configured, that is you're able to "ping" it from the host, everything you have to do is to start the listener and the database.could you give me one or two links which explain how I have to do ?The links I posted above have everything you may need, for example https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html
I have already use VirtualBox. Don t you have a link which explain the part about the configuration which permits to create the data sharing between the vm and the machine which contains it ?  (I setup oracle linux ?) 
Do you mean this one ? https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html#sharedfolders It's in the manual above. Please read it.
Ok. Thanks.

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