The best guide is the official documentation. You can and should supplement
this with the Cluster Verification Utility cluvfy https://docs.oracle.
9F00-4423-990E-109545AC11C3 and the orachk tool which you can get from
Note 1268927.2 - cluvfy will verify you meet the documented requirements as
you describe. orachk adds some best practice type checks to the mix, in the
case of cluvfy get the latest 12.1 version, in the case of orachk just get
the latest. If you have a laptop and some time working through RACAttack
might help you understand what is going on
this stage of the lifecyle, I'd definitely suggest you consider 12.2 rather
than 12.1 unless you have a good reason to stick on 12.1.
Simulating production load is a hard task - and tools that do it well do
cost quite a lot - if you have an in-house dev team you might be licensed
for load testing tools already. You might however consider an artificial
benchmark such as swingbench <http://dominicgiles.com/swingbench.html> and
compare the performance of the existing setup with the new one. This won't
be an exact guide to *your* application but should give you some idea of
differences between the platforms. If you are changing processors I'm a fan
of using the SLOB <https://kevinclosson.net/slob/> LIO benchmark to measure
raw oracle CPU performance and if changing storage then using the PIO
benchmark to measure that.
On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:33 AM, Orlando L <oralrnr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
We are planning to install Oracle RAC 12.1 on Linux 7.
1) I am looking for a step by step instruction guide if any one has it. Or
point me to a good link. I am more interested in the OS settings,
os patches, potential trips, etc,
It should be straight forward till I saw today in the official Grid
infrastructure install guide that you should disable Transparent Huge pages
in Linux and that it is enabled by default. I started wondering what else
I could have missed buried in there.
2) Another thing helpful would be any tool that we could use to simulate
the current production load in the new env. I considered RAT, but that is
out of qn because of the $