Re: Symantec Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC

  • From: Dan Norris <dannorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ken_nguyen@xxxxxxxxxxx, oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 14:00:13 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Ken,

Well, if you're up to writing a little code to monitor those applications, it 
sure might. Oracle Clusterware doesn't have the off-the-shelf agents for 
monitoring the applications you mentioned, but it has a simple, open API that 
you can employ to start, stop, and monitor your application similar to what 
Veritas VCS would do. 

I don't work for Oracle and it doesn't matter to me either way. I just run 
across a lot of customers that don't know about Clusterware's capability in 
this area, so I thought I'd mention it. If you have truly complex needs and 
want a GUI to manage all the services and their interrelationships, then VCS is 
a fine choice (OEM's interface to Clusterware doesn't exist as far as I know, 
but I could be wrong). 


----- Original Message ----
From: "ken_nguyen@xxxxxxxxxxx" <ken_nguyen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dannorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Dan Norris <dannorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 3:44:29 PM
Subject: Re: Symantec Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC

Dan, thanks for the feedback.


We're trying to protect more than just the Oracle DB.  While CRS and Dataguard 
work well to provide HA, it doesn't take into account the Siebel, IIS, etc 
installs that form the entire application stack.


With this solution, we're hoping to lower the TCO in the event of a disaster.




-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: Dan Norris <dannorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 

I have used the SFOR previously, but not on the current versions and not with 
10g DB. I had no problems with the SFOR software.

If I were implementing a cluster today with 10g, I wouldn't use any non-Oracle 
clusterware. Instead, I'd just use Oracle Clusterware as it provides all the HA 
you'll need for the DB. Maybe you have other reasons for using SFOR...I hope 
you do because I couldn't justify the investment given the current 

Others have posted similarly on this list and in OTN forums as well. 


----- Original Message ----
From: Ken Nguyen <ken_nguyen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 4:46:05 AM
Subject: Symantec Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC


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We¢re looking to implement Symantec Storage Foundation HA for Oracle RAC to 
offer HA for our Oracle 10g RAC on RHEL.


Oracle has fully certified most of the components within this Symantec 
solution, except for the automatic failover piece (GCO).

This component is certified on all platforms except for Red Hat, could have 
something to do with Oracle¢s OEL initiative.


Is anyone using this or any other Symantec SF products without any issues?



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