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Oracle10g Grid Computing with RAC
Chapter 6 - Install, Configure and Database Creation

Servers and Operating Systems

When we use the O/S version of AIX 4.3 with cluster software of HACMP/ES (CRM) 4.4.X, we have to use the raw partitions for RAC database. However, when we use AIX 5.1, we have the option of using the cluster file system (GPFS).

We strongly recommend that the readers verify with the Oracle Certification matrix, as well as the server vendor suppliers, in order to choose the right combination of RAC system components. Since these specifications are frequently updated, please check for the latest edition.

Oracle certifies the combination of UNIX and Clusterware for RAC implementation. The vendor is responsible for the hardware certification. We have presented some of these features next, based on the information available at the time of writing.

For Linux

In case of Linux operating system, both the Redhat and United Linux flavors are certified for 10g RAC. As shown in Fig. 6.1, for RedHat both 2.1 and 3.0 versions are certified. The products supported by Oracle, as part of the United Linux, include Conectiva, Turbo Linux and Suse SLES8. 

The above text is an excerpt from:

Oracle 10g Grid & Real Application Clusters
Oracle 10g Grid Computing with RAC
ISBN 0-9744355-4-6

by Mike Ault, Madhu Tumma


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