racattack.org exists but nobody is working on it right now.
After long discussions with many people, internally in the RAC SIG board we
came to the conclusion that nobody of us will try to update the workshop as
is, for one main reasons: the hardware requirements for RAC 12.2 are too
Disk space for MGMTDB disks: 40GB
Disk space for a usable CDB and its FRA: 20GB
Disk space for OS, install and a few weeks of trace files: 60GB x number of
That is already 200GB for a lab....
Not to mention the memory: 8Gb per VM
I've heard that some people have been able to install it on a dual core
laptop with 16gb of RAM, but the installation was VERY SLOW (like 3 hours
of pure compute, using vagrant+ansible scripts). I made it in one hour and
a half of pure computing on my laptop: 32Gb, quad core, 1Tb NVMe: how many
people have this?
We though about other solutions for a workshop but none of them are viable:
- vagrant+ansible: does not change the requirements of the laptops, but
nice ansible playbooks already exist (search oravirt on github)
- RAC on the cloud: the free trial does not provide enough credits to do
something useful, and many people might have already exhausted their credits
- providing bigger servers just for a workshop might be an idea, but it
costs money to purchase them , ship them to the conference, etc.
So, from my point of view it is not worth the effort.
If anyone wants to upgrade the book and take the honor and the lead of the
project, he would be more than welcome!
2017-11-09 0:11 GMT+01:00 Hans Forbrich <fuzzy.greybeard@xxxxxxxxx>:
Wondering whether the racattack.org site is still active, and whether
there is any activity towards getting it updated to RAC 12.2
I note that earlier list or FB traffic discussed automated scripts for
that, but I don't recall seeing any discussion around updating the site.