Thanks Randy. See some inline... On 7/10/07, Randy Johnson <randyjo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"You are guaranteed to have the same patches on both nodes and use actually the same binaries" This runs exctly counterpoint to a rolling upgrade/patch. 11g is promissing to improve the rolling upgrade process and seems to be heading that direction.
Well exactly. :) But I stated it because some people believe that this is an advantage. For me it's guaranteed failure propagation - whether Oracle Home is removed by accident or patch application screwed up.
"It's supposedly easier to manage" When would we ever install an HA system with ease of use overriding the HA characteristics of the architecture.
True. But every tool for its own job. (paraphrasing "it depends"). Cheers, Alex -- Alex Gorbachev, Oracle DBA Brewer, The Pythian Group http://www.pythian.com/blogs/author/alex http://www.oracloid.com BAAG party - www.BattleAgainstAnyGuess.com -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l