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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 device. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.idevelopment.info ----------------------------