Re: RAC h/w basic costs

Dont forget about redundant storage connections on each server.



On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 11:58 PM, Harel Safra <harel.safra@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> A RAC setup will need the following elements:
>
> ·         External storage device to hold database files and present the
> same LUNs to the RAC servers. This can be quite costly if you don't have a
> SAN/NAS in place.
>
> ·         Storage network – Fiber Channel for SAN or Ethernet for
> NFS/ISCSI.
>
> ·         Public network for the servers to talk to users.
>
> ·         Redundant interconnect network – if this network fails node will
> crash themselves.
>
> ·         Servers with the CPU and memory sizing you determine, public
> NICs, interconnect NICs, HBAs if you're using SAN storage or storage NICs if
> your using NFS/ISCSI.
>
>
>
> Your hardware vendor could supply the pricing for these elements. The
> pricing varies according to your companies' bargaining power.
>
>
>
> Harel Safra
>
>
>
> *From:* oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Venkat P
> *Sent:* Monday, July 19, 2010 7:16 AM
> *To:* oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* RAC h/w basic costs
>
>
>
> Hello All,
>
> We are planning to move to RAC from single node database, as a start we
> want to migrate to 2 node RAC and ASM. Management asked us to present basic
> starting costs involved  so that it helps in the decision making process. We
> already have some servers in place, we might require SAN, HBAs and hardware
> for constituting interconnect(NICs/Switches etc) . I am not sure where to
> start, It would be great if anyone had similar experiences and can share
> accross.  We have evaluated Oracle licensing costs, am only looking for the
> above said h/w costs. Below are details of our environment, I can provide
> more details if required.
>
> Database version: 11.2
> Size: 500G
> OS: RHEL 4
> Servers: Dell servers with 2 Xeon Quad core CPUs.
> Type: R12 ERP database
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Venkat.
>



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