Re: Symantec Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC

  • From: Tim Gorman <tim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ken_nguyen@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 18:05:01 -0600

Well......out of all the possible (and probable) range of faults and failures, exactly what types of "disasters" does clustering such as RAC or SFOR protect against?

ken_nguyen@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>It has to be a very selective disaster for clustering (i.e. RAC, HACMP, etc) to provide much protection.
Sorry, I don't understand what that means.
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From: Tim Gorman <tim@xxxxxxxxx>
It has to be a very selective disaster for clustering (i.e. RAC, HACMP, etc) to provide much protection.

ken_nguyen@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
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.
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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 architecture.

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

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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