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  Update! Oracle RAC 10g Release 2 / FireWire 800 / RHEL4 U2 — (20-September-2006)

I have received many requests to upgrade my most recent article on installing 
and configuring Oracle RAC 10g R2 with FireWire to include some of the latest 
FireWire 800 hardware. This has been completed. Also updated is the ability to 
use Secure Shell (SSH) for remote access and user equivalence.

Please note that this article will mark the last in a series to make use of 
FireWire technology as the shared storage medium in order to build an 
inexpensive Oracle RAC 10g system. Future releases of this article will adopt 
the use of iSCSI; more specifically, building a network storage server using 
Openfiler. 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 Oracle RAC 10g.

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

Jeffrey M. Hunter
Sr. Database Administrator