I'm expecting 11g R2's official customer release to be near OOW 2009,
but there's nothing official on that yet. I know the beta program is
just getting started now, so seems unlikely that it'll be released much
sooner than fall 2009.|
As for raw device support, I have heard the same rumors of raw support
being removed or at least deprecated by v12g, but as you've found out,
there's nothing official on that yet either. There have been rumors of
ASM supporting OCR and Voting disks in 11g R2, but I haven't seen that
yet either, so I can't say for sure until we start seeing some of the
new features lists leaking out.
I don't see raw device support as a big issue as I don't believe that
it would affect that many customers (if you except OCR and Voting
disks). It's been a long time since I've seen an Oracle database
running with data files directly on RAW.
Andrew Kerber wrote:
We are discussing it also. The note seems to say that
the OCR and Votedisk are both going to be supported within ASM. I will
really be interested to see if that is actually the case.
On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 2:56 PM, Bradd
is it a long way out? I was having the discussion
with a team mate this morning after I read the article on metalink. If
it is such a small thing, why announce it so far out? Is Oracle
prepping customers well in advance of the desupport (couldn't find any
other 12g references on a quick metalink search) to give them time to
prepare for this?
Is 11gR2 going to be announced at OOW this year?
On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 2:24 PM, jason
Oh, I don't know about pushing OCFS/OCFS2, I think
ASM is where the big push from oracle is.
You are right, about this chicken and egg syndrome, but 12g is a LONG
We are still waiting 11gR2, right?
On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 8:01 PM, Bradd
I would think storing the OCR and voting disks
in ASM would be an issue, as ASM is just another cluster resource and
is generally brought up by ASM. My guess is they'll be pushing the use
of OCFS/OCFS2 a bit more.
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On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 1:56 PM,
Matthew Zito <mzito@xxxxxxxxxxx>
discussing this over here, and the
big question we came up with is:
mean that simply raw
devices a la old school Red Hat (/dev/raw/raw1) are desupported, or
character/non-buffered IO devices are desupported (a la
/dev/sda2 with O_DIRECT)?"
former, it's a non-issue for most
environments, if it's the latter, it opens up a host of questions
what will be supported. Effectively, it requires that people have a
filesystem to use, or somehow Oracle jobbies up ASM such that you can
and voting internally and making ASM a dependency for CRS to run.
Andrew W. Kerber
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