Newsletters Archive - 2007

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  Oracle RAC 10g Release 2 / RHEL4 U5 / iSCSI — (08-September-2007)

This newly updated article builds on previous guides on how to build an 
inexpensive Oracle RAC 10g using commodity hardware.

This updated guide provides the following new features:

  - Installing and configuring the latest CentOS 4 Update 5 operating system
  - Installing the newest Openfiler 2.2 x86 (respin 2)
  - improved troubleshooting section
  - Enabling Archive Logs (ARCHIVELOG MODE) in a RAC Environment
  - Creating a shared Oracle password file
  - Installing the latest version of OCFS2 (Release 1.2.5-6)
  - Downloading and installing a collection of advanced Oracle DBA scripts

This most recent guide provides detailed instructions on how to build a two 
node Oracle10g R2 RAC using iSCSI (powered by Openfiler) for the shared storage 

Powered by rPath Linux, Openfiler is a free browser-based network storage 
management utility that delivers file-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) and 
block-based Storage Area Networking (SAN) in a single framework. Openfiler 
supports CIFS, NFS, HTTP/DAV, FTP, however, I will only be making use of its 
iSCSI capabilities to implement an inexpensive SAN for the shared storage 
component required by Oracle10g RAC.

The newly updated Oracle RAC 10g / iSCSI article can be found at:

Building an Inexpensive Oracle RAC 10g Release 2 on Linux - (RHEL 4.5 / iSCSI)

Jeffrey M. Hunter
Sr. Database Administrator