RE: Oracle RAC Server Conf.

  • From: "Matthew Zito" <mzito@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>, <verma.labs@xxxxxxxxx>, "Oracle-L Freelists" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 15:19:12 -0500

Personally, I'd say skip the Exadata platform - why lock yourself into a 
proprietary architecture?  Buy 100 2 x 4-core processor servers with 48GB of 
RAM each.  That should give you a really good sense of whether your application 
will scale in RAC environments.  Of course, to make sure I/O doesn't become a 
bottleneck, I'd recommend a 2000-disk EMC VMAX with a mix of flash and fibre 
channel drives.  Each one of the servers should have at least 4 4-Gb/sec links 
into the SAN.

This is just for the development environment, of course.  

Or, the OP could just google "oracle rac test environment" and see the options 
presented.  For me, the third one is "Build Your Own Oracle RAC Cluster on 
Oracle Enterprise Linux and iSCSI", which definitely won't be as fast as our 
solutions, but is almost certainly cheaper.  Or, the sixth option down the page 
is a presention by the always-popular Dan Norris on building a RAC environment 
with VMware.


-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Robert Freeman
Sent: Sat 1/23/2010 11:52 AM
To: verma.labs@xxxxxxxxx; Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Re: Oracle RAC Server Conf.
I'd buy 2 Oracle Exadata 2 servers with about 10tb of storage. You can do lots 
of testing there!!
OH! You say that does not meet your budgetary requirements? Did you mention 
what your needs or requirements were?


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From: AMIT VERMA <verma.labs@xxxxxxxxx>
To: oracle-l <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sat, January 23, 2010 7:49:17 AM
Subject: Oracle RAC Server Conf.

i would like to test oracle rac 10g & 11g. please advise me what os, vm  &  
hardware should i use..
thanks in advance
amit v

Amit Verma

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