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

  • From: Andrew Kerber <andrew.kerber@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dananrg@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:36:49 -0500

Well, you can use openfiler to set up iscsi storage, and it is open
source.  I have used it on a cheap home box, as well as on a vm to set up
iscsi share storage for rac.
On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 6:54 AM, Dana Nibby <dananrg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Thank you Hans and Niall. Lots of great info and resources to process and
> investigate. I've always loved how open Oracle is with making its products
> available gratis for learning / educational purposes / professional
> development. I love GIS technology for example. But the dominant vendor in
> that space doesn't offer full, free downloads of its software (neither
> client or server) for professional development / learning. Too little
> competition? May be time to start looking more closely at Oracle Spatial to
> keep my geospatial chops current. The other vendor's technology is
> wonderful. But it seems increasingly less worthwhile to bother keeping
> current in that space given how difficult it is to access their technology
> for learning purposes.
> Guess it's also time to build that 6 or 8 core, 16G RAM mid-tower desktop
> sandbox I'd abandoned in favor of the laptop. More resources to play with.
> I've seen incredibly good deals lately on this type of AMD-based barebones
> system (USD ~$400). I really don't need the faster CPU core clock speeds
> Intel provides. So the AMD systems are just fine as sandboxes. Just need
> lots of assignable cores and RAM. Had no idea EM 12c was so resource greedy.
> For shared disk (RAC), what do folks recommend for a home Oracle sandbox /
> learning "shop"? I have a 2TB USB 3.0 Seagate Expansion external HD (USD
> $100 @ Target = cheap) for imaging. But no NAS. What's a good value
> consumer-grade NAS that would be sufficient for RAC? By good value I mean
> USD ~$200. Preferably a lot less. Don't need lots of space. And performance
> isn't really an issue here because it's the relative differences in
> performance I'm interested in (e.g. gaining more tuning expertise, etc).
> Hans you wrote:
> > Bare metal?  Do you mean, does it provide it's own Dom0?  Nope.  Like
> > VMWare Workstation, VirtualBox requires a host operating system - Mac,
> > Win or Linux.
> Thanks and yes. I may be thinking of Citrix Xen. Anyone use the free
> version of Xen for Oracle virtualization in a learning / educational
> context?
> Best,
> Dana
> --

Andrew W. Kerber

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