Dan, Jeremy, I think it depends on your definitions of "having RAC". For me running CRS and ASM in *clustered* mode does mean RAC."Having RAC" also might assume having to buy RAC license. Don't take my licensing knowledge for 100% but... Recently, Oracle allowed using CRS for free to its customers with Linux support. Otherwise, you have to buy at least one RAC license. However, clustered ASM instances - do they require RAC license or not? I would think they do but its pure speculation.
Regards, Alex On 31-Mar-08, at 8:37 PM, Dan Norris wrote:
Matt,Are you sure? I see no technical reason why this would be a problem with the following stipulations:1. You can't have different OSes.2. You must use Oracle Clusterware, have shared storage, and have clustered ASM.Given those two requirements, I think you could do this with multiple single-instance databases on different nodes. Those nodes would be clustered for purposes of sharing ASM disk groups.All that said, I haven't tried it, but I have thought about the feasibility several times and those that I've talked to about it didn't think it would be a technical issue. Now, why you'd do this when an OCFS2 filesystem achieves the same purpose with somewhat less complexity (IMO) is another discussion.Dan Matthew Zito wrote:No, it is not possible to do this without RAC. MattFrom: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ] On Behalf Of Amihay GonenSent: Monday, March 31, 2008 5:18 AM Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Q: asm on serveral nodes (no RAC)Hi all, I’m wandering is possible to have different computers using the same disk groups in ASM without RAC? Even on different O/S ?The main idea is to define a share area for all the development databases.Amihay Gonen Dba Team Leader PD Division ECTel Ltd. celluar:+972-525092168 tel:+972-3-9002168 mail:amihayg@xxxxxxxxx msn :agonenil@xxxxxxxxxxx