RE: Virtualbox images for EM 12c, DataGuard, RAC, GoldenGate / run multiple simultaneous OL5 images on Win7?

  • From: "Taylor, Chris David" <ChrisDavid.Taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 'Hans Forbrich' <fuzzy.graybeard@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:08:50 -0500

(at the risk of hijacking this thread...) 

Well, Oracle server is one of the first software items I install when I upgrade 
my laptops from time to time.  I'm not sure what you define as a "raw Windows 7 
Home install" as installing Oracle server would come after installing Windows 
patches, software updates, driver updates, bios updates, anti-virus etc (none 
of which are prereqs for installing Oracle of course).  

Not sure what you mean about playing with network and group stuff because that 
involves sharing between computers on the same network.  Are you talking about 
installing Oracle server on Windows 7 Home PC to be used by other PCs on your 
network?  If so, then I could see that being an issue probably.  I'm not sure 
why you would 'want' to do that however.

I am unfamiliar with install workarounds such as 'Run as Batch' and Google 
wasn't much help so I can't speak to that.

Chris Taylor

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-----Original Message-----
From: Hans Forbrich [mailto:fuzzy.graybeard@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:55 AM
To: Taylor, Chris David
Cc: 'Dana Nibby'; 'oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: Re: Virtualbox images for EM 12c, DataGuard, RAC, GoldenGate / run 
multiple simultaneous OL5 images on Win7?

On 20/06/2012 6:09 AM, Taylor, Chris David wrote:
> "None of the Oracle 'server' products play nicely with any Windows 'Home' 
> variant."
> How so?  I have both 10.2 and 11.2 versions running on my Windows 7 
> home edition.  And I don't remember any problems with my XP box.  
> (Other than the -ignoresysprereqs flag needed to get the installer to 
> quit squawking about kernel versions)

Simple, out-of-the-box install on a raw Windows 7 Home install?  Or using 
install workarounds like setting the 'Run as Batch', and possibly playing with 
network and group stuff, which is often not really accessible in a native 
Windows Home install without some additional utilities.

I know a number of people are in the "I have it working because I was able to 
make it work" category.  But I've spent more than too-many-hours helping people 
'make it work' over the years, and now simply resort to saying "while possible, 
it doesn't play nicely - yoyo".

Oracle's documentation implicitly excludes the 'Home' variants by listing only 
the Pro (and higher where applicable) for a reason.


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