RE: Server Architecture

  • From: "Robert Freeman" <robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <satheeshbabu.s@xxxxxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 07:40:17 -0700

Zoinkies, why? What is the benefit of this architecture? It requires more
disk space, more effort to manage and really is not a standard approach to a
host with multi-databases. What is the thinking here, because I see few
benefits and lots of headaches.


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  -----Original Message-----
  From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Satheesh Babu.S
  Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 10:49 PM
  To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: Server Architecture

   We have been proposed with following architecture by our consultant. I
need your expert opinion on this.

   Assume a server got 5 database and all the databases running in same
oracle version and patchset.
  They are proposing to create 5 unix account. Each unix account will have
one oracle binaries and corresponding oracle DB. Apart from that each unix
account will have dedicated mountpoints. In broader sense each unix account
will be logically considered as one server.

   I am slightly worried about this architecture. Because when this
architecture goes to production, the impact it will have on maintenace going
to be huge. Assuming i am having minimum 100 db in production( ours is a
very large shop) and if i need to apply one patch to all these servers going
to kill us. Secondly, will there be a impact on licensing. I don't think so,
but like to check it up with you guys. I know it has got some advantage too.
But is this approach is suitable for large shop like us?

  Satheesh Babu.S

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