Re: RAC Failover testing

Thanks for all your messages.
The problem is mostly resolved.
I was using 9.2.0.1 client in my laptop.

When we tested by connecting from server(9.2.0.7), it was working perfectly.

This gave us a clue and I upgraded my Oracle client to 9.2.0.7 and tested
again.

The test completed successfully.

"Shutdown immediate" is ok for the testing.

Suppose we need some maintenance on one node and want to take it down
without disrupting the user access.
We wanted to simulate this scenario.

What you said about shutdown abort and other options are ok to simulate
instance crash or node crash.
We tested that, and they were successful.

Well, thanks to all for the support and very informative tips...

Have a good day...

Best regards,
Anurag

On 8/28/06, BN <bnsarma@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Greetings,

I apologize of top posting.

Anurag, I feel your testing is not correct , Looks like you are doing a
"shutdown immediate"

You should be doing a shutdown abort or still better if you kill -9
either smon process
or pull the power for the box.

shutdown immediate is sort of gracefull termination, so you cannot expect
that conneciton to failover.

HTH.

Regards & Thank
BN


On 8/27/06, Anand Rao <panandrao@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Hi Anurag, > > Which exact version of 9i is it? i have had nightmares with various > versions for a simple TAF test with no load balancing, broken connection, > etc. > > TAF should and will work when configured properly on 9.2 and above. it > worked in 9i R1 also with patches. there is a good note on Metalink for > configuring TAF, if you haven't seen it, please do read it. > > you have to have remote_listener parameter set correctly. the > configuration has to be correct on both client and server. > > it shouldn't matter if it is shutdown immediate/abort. from a user's > perspective its all the same. but, it works fine with shutdown abort but not > shutdown immediate. > > you say that you connect to the "first node". well, did you use MYDB as > the connect string or did you use the individual instance connect string? > > cheers > anand > > > > > > On 27/08/06, Andrey Kriushin < Andrey.Kriushin@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > Hi, > > > > Couple of comments. > > > > 1. (ENABLE=BROKEN) is used to request KeepAlive feature for TCP/IP > > socket. It might be useful if Oracle's standard DCD (Dead Connection > > Detection) is not working properly. I've used that option several > > times > > up to 9i inclusive together with OS KeepAlive settings (decreasing the > > > > check interval from usual 2 hour default). It actually helped shadow > > process to terminate when the client loses connection (well known > > session killing problem). I've even written an article some 6 years > > ago. > > Anyway, this has nothing in common with the ORA-01089, as your > > client > > had successfully recognized lost connection and then occasionally > > tried > > to reconnect to the same server. Which is legal as long as you > > provided > > two addresses and allow LOAD_BALANCE. Well, one may expect more > > intellectual behaviour from TAF (not try the address just faulted), > > but > > that is another question. > > > > 2. Some warning about failed over sessions, especially when > > TYPE=SELECT. > > Don't forget, that specific session setting won't be restored after > > successful failover. For example, if you'd change NLS_DATE_FORMAT from > > instance default value via ALTER SESSION before your SELECT with DATE > > datatype and managed to fetch some rows before the failure, than > > you'll > > be surprised with the rest of results after failover. :-) > > > > I would not recommend to use "out of the box" TAF if you need really > > "available" application. Take this as a demo of possibilities and go > > for > > http://download-west.oracle.com/docs/cd/B10501_01/appdev.920/a96584/oci09adv.htm#449793 > > > > There is similar chapter in JDBC documentation. > > > > HTH > > > > Andrey > > > > Anurag Verma wrote: > > > > > > Why this is happening, as I am using (ENABLE=BROKEN) and > > (TYPE=SELECT) > > > options??? > > > > > > > -- > > http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l > > > > > > > > > -- > All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl - > Charlie Chaplin >



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Regards & Thanks

BN

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