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  Oracle RAC 10g Release 2 / iSCSI / CentOS 5.3 — (20-August-2009)

This week I published the latest in a series of articles on how to build an 
inexpensive Oracle RAC system. This article focuses on Oracle 10g Release 2 
( as well as the latest version of CentOS (version 5.3).

As with its predecessor, this article provides detailed instructions on how to 
build a two-node Oracle RAC system using low cost hardware and freely available 
software. A network storage server will be built using Openfiler 2.3 (Final) 
and iSCSI technology which will be used for all shared storage requirements. 
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 / iSCSI article can be found at:

Building an Inexpensive Oracle RAC 10g Release 2 on Linux - (CentOS 5.3 / iSCSI)

Jeffrey M. Hunter, OCP
Sr. Database Administrator