Re: How to install Oracle 10g RAC on OEL Linux 5 using VmWare?

I was able to do it but I also had to set:

reslck.timeout="1200"

in the config file to help with locking issues as my laptop was barely
good enough to run windows and 2 rac nodes.

To enable shared disk config, take a look at:
http://newappsdba.blogspot.com/2008/04/part-1-setting-up-vmware-and-linux-for.html
Here's the relevant clip:

# Shared Disk Config. In order to enable disk sharing for the disks we
just created, we need to modify the virtual machine configuration
file. From the VMware Server Console you can find the location of your
configuration file in the top left hand corner.
Before the line:
scsi1.present = "TRUE"

Add:
disk.locking = "FALSE"
diskLib.dataCacheMaxSize = "0"
scsi1.sharedBus = "virtual”

After each line similar to:
scsi1:0.mode = "independent-persistent"
Add:
scsi1:0.deviceType = "disk”

Note the bold 0, make sure that for each device you put in the correct
number. For the first device its 0, followed by 1, etc. ie. A small
snip of my config file.

    disk.locking = "FALSE"
    diskLib.dataCacheMaxSize = "0"
    scsi1.sharedBus = "virtual"

    scsi1.present = "TRUE"
    scsi1:0.present = "TRUE"
    scsi1:0.fileName = "c:\Virtual Machines\sharedstorage\OCRDisk1.vmdk"
    scsi1:0.mode = "independent-persistent"
    scsi1:0.deviceType = "disk"
    scsi1:1.present = "TRUE"
    scsi1:1.fileName = "c:\Virtual Machines\sharedstorage\OCRDisk2.vmdk"
    scsi1:1.mode = "independent-persistent"
    scsi1:1.deviceType = "disk"

    Save the file and start up the VM.


On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 8:41 AM, Andrew Kerber <andrew.kerber@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I never managed to successfully share drives that way on vmware
> workstation.  However, when I created a third vm, running openfiler, I was
> able to share iscsi virtual drives from that.  This was a more realistic
> approach anyway.
>
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 1:52 AM, D'Hooge Freek <Freek.DHooge@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>>
>> When I did some testing with rac and vmware workstation, I had to add the
>> following lines to my vmx file:
>>
>> disk.locking = "FALSE"
>> diskLib.dataCacheMaxSize = "0"
>> diskLib.dataCacheMaxReadAheadSize = "0"
>> diskLib.dataCacheMinReadAheadSize = "0"
>> diskLib.dataCachePageSize = "4096"
>> diskLib.maxUnsyncedWrites = "0"
>>
>> regards,
>>
>> Freek D'Hooge
>> Uptime
>> Oracle Database Administrator
>> e-mail: freek.dhooge@xxxxxxxxx
>> tel. +32 (0)3 451 23 82
>> http://www.uptime.be
>> disclaimer
>>
>>
>> From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>> Behalf Of Syed Sabdar Hussain [sabdar.ocdba@xxxxxxxxx]
>> Sent: 16 September 2009 20:01
>> To: Oracle List; ora-apps-dba-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx;
>> oracle-l-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: How to install Oracle 10g RAC on OEL Linux 5 using VmWare?
>>
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm trying to install Oracle 10g RAC on OEL Linux 5 using VmWare. But
>> getting the following error.
>>
>> “the location /dev/sdb1, entered for the oracle cluster registry (ocr) is
>> not shared across all the nodes in the cluster….”.
>>
>> I checked the ownership and permissions are correct. And also zeroed the
>> /dev/sdb1.
>>
>> If you know any solution, or any reference for installing Oracle 10g RAC
>> on OEL Linux 5 using VmWare will be appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Regards,
>> SYED.
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>>
>
>
>
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>
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