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Oracle 12cR1 RAC Installation on Windows 2012 Using VirtualBox…

After having a play with Oracle 12c on Windows 8, I decided to give Windows Server 2012 a go. Here is the resulting virtual RAC installation. Oracle Database 12c Release 1 RAC On Windows 2012 Using VirtualBox As you would expect, much of the process is pretty similar to the 11gR2 RAC installation on Windows [...]




Oracle Database 12c Virtual RAC Installation on Oracle Linux 6

I finally got my server problems sorted out yesterday, so I was able to do a 12c virtual RAC installation. You can see what I did here: Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1) RAC On Oracle Linux 6 Using VirtualBox The setup is pretty much the same as the 11gR2 setup. So there’s no real [...]




My Plans for Oracle 12c RAC Thwarted…

My initial batch of 12c installations resulted in these two articles. Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Installation On Oracle Linux 6 Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Installation On Oracle Linux 5 Judging by my web stats, they’ve proved very popular. According to Google Analytics, there are 3-4 active visitors on them pretty much [...]




Oracle 11gR2 RAC Installation on Oracle Linux 5

As promised in a recent post, I’ve updated the Oracle 11gR2 RAC on Oracle Linux 5 article. It now uses VirtualBox 4.2.6, rather than 3.2.8 as it was before, and Oracle Linux 5.8. I’ve purposely left it as an 11.2.0.1 installation as you can get this from OTN without needing access to My Oracle Support [...]




Oracle 11gR2 RAC Installation on Oracle Linux 6

I spent today updating my Oracle 11gR2 RAC installation on OL6 article. The original article used an older version of VirtualBox , which meant some of the screen shots looked a little dated. It’s now updated to VirtualBox 4.2.6, so it should be a little less confusing for anyone who is new to VirtualBox. I’ll probably [...]




Virtualized Oracle RAC and more…

Followers of my blog know I like doing virtual RAC installations.When I do these I’m focusing very much on the Oracle side of things, leaving the virtualization tool to handle the hardware virtualization, like networking and shared disk. A few weeks ago Gilbert Standen contacted me to say he had done a virtual RAC installation using OpenvSwitch to [...]




DNS Config for RAC SCAN… Again…

Some time ago I wrote an article about configuring DNS for the SCAN address in Oracle 11gR2 RAC. http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/linux/dns-configuration-for-scan.php Over the last couple of days one of the Oakies has given me some feedback on the article based on his experiences with Oracle Linux 5. For my virtual RAC installations I typically do the DNS [...]




Oracle Database on Oracle Linux 6.1…

I mentioned the day before Open World I put a Virtual RAC on Oracle Linux 6.1 article live. Although the procedure was complete, some of the screen shots were from an old article as I didn’t have time to redo them before my flight. I’ve just run through the procedure again and taken new screen [...]




Oracle 11gR2 RAC on Oracle Linux 6.1 using VirtualBox…

It’s all a bit last minute, but today I decided to do an Oracle 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) RAC installation on Oracle Linux 6.1 using VirtualBox. The 11.2.0.3 patch has fixed all of the installation issues related to RAC on OL6.1, so it was pretty smooth. The procedure can be seen here. Oracle Database 11g Release 2 [...]




11gR2 RAC on Windows 2008 using VirtualBox…

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve kinda ignored the fact that any operating system other than Linux (specifically Oracle Linux) exists. It’s quite easy to do when you are working with Oracle products and you get to choose your own environment. As a vague nod to the fact that Windows does actually exist, I’ve finally got [...]