Re: RAC in NAS

  • From: "Yavor Ivanov" <Yavor_Ivanov@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: kevinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 14:06:28 +0300

        This discussion went far from my first question. NAS is NOT supported 
ion Windows, for sure. Now I know thant it IS supported on Linux, but "check 
with storage vendor". This answers my question, thank you all.

        And about the expensive hardware - you know, when you have approved 
budget, you buy the hardware and software and so on, and you have to go to the 
management and say "we will need aditional (at least) 30-40K for SAN storage, 
becouse the one we took does not work"... Does not sound so well :)


On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 19:30:57 +0300, Kevin Closson <kevinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  >>>
>>>>    I had a call from a custumer, who bought 2 IBM servers
>>>> with x64 (4 Xeon64 CPUs per node) architectures and NAS,
>>>> seeking for RAC solution on Windows. Unfortunately, they did
>>>> not ask anyone before bying the hardware and now they have
>>>> this so expensive hardware which is not supported for RAC on
>>>> Windows. Oracle RAC supports only SAN on Windows. So sad.
> This is weird on many levels. IBM's NAS is a resold NetApp. Should
> be able to do the trick. NetApp does the multiprotocol really well
> pick, FC or iSCSI...
> and, I don't see any expensive hardware here. This is for RAC, so
> there will likely be more money tied up on RAC licensing on than on
> the hardware since there are 8 CPUs total.

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