Skip to Content
author's profile photo Former Member
Former Member

Oracle Rac 11.2.0.3 doubts

Hi experts,

Current system info:

server 1 with Redhat 6.5 and Orale ASM with SAP ECC 6 GRID 11.2.0.3 standalone installation

Target system info:

Server 1 and server 2 running RAC 11.2.0.3 with SAP ECC 6 and RedHat 6.5 GRID with cluster

We are trying to convert our current system to oracle RAC but have some doubts.

We are following "Configuration of SAP NetWeaver for Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11.2.0.2 and Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2: A Best Practices Guide" so:

On page 29 It says: "Prepare the storage location for storing the shared ORACLE_HOME directory in the cluster. The Oracle RDBMS software should be installed into an empty directory, accessible from all nodes in the cluster" Same thing for ORACLE_BASE for the RDBMS, SAP subdirectories (sapbackup, sapcheck, sapreorg, saptrace, oraarch etc.) and homedirectories for SAP users ora<SID> and <SID>adm to a shared filesystem.

1.-Can we just use NFS for sharing them? or what is the recommended software on REDHAT for doing it?

'cause on note 527843 it says:

You must store the following components in a shared file system (cluster, NFS, or ACFS) here it says we can, but down the note on section linux says:


RAC 11.2.0.3/4 (x86 & x86_64 only):

  • Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.3/4 + ASM/ACFS 11.2.0.3/4 (Oracle Linux 5, Oracle Linux 6, RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, SLES 11)

Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.3/4 + NetApp NFS or

  • Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.3/4 + EMC Celerra NFS

It does not mention just NFS.

2.-In our system test, we want to backup all oracle configuration files on file systems and then delete Oracle Grid to Install GRID with cluster option, then install RDBMS with rac option and then follow the guide, is that correct?

Regards

Add a comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

Assigned Tags

Related questions

1 Answer

  • Best Answer
    Posted on May 12, 2014 at 07:13 AM

    Hi Ramon,

    1.-Can we just use NFS for sharing them? or what is the recommended software on REDHAT for doing it?

    'cause on note 527843 it says:

    You must store the following components in a shared file system (cluster, NFS, or ACFS) here it says we can, but down the note on section linux says:


    RAC 11.2.0.3/4 (x86 & x86_64 only):

    • Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.3/4 + ASM/ACFS 11.2.0.3/4 (Oracle Linux 5, Oracle Linux 6, RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, SLES 11)

    Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.3/4 + NetApp NFS or

    • Oracle Clusterware 11.2.0.3/4 + EMC Celerra NFS

    It does not mention just NFS.

    NFS mount as suggest in SAP documentation should work. The use of ACFS always requires a special Oracle Grid Infrastructure (GI) Patch Set Update (PSU). Oracle Support Note 1369107.1 contains details about which GI PSU is required when you use ACFS with a specific RHEL update, service pack from SLES or UEK version of Oracle.

    2.-In our system test, we want to backup all oracle configuration files on file systems and then delete Oracle Grid to Install GRID with cluster option, then install RDBMS with rac option and then follow the guide, is that correct?

    You may perform DB backup using backup tools and then scrap the existing Grid setup. Configure RAC and then restore the backup into the new configuraiton as per SAP guidelines under

    Configuration of SAP NetWeaver for Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11.2 with Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Deepak Kori

    Add a comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

    • Former Member

      Hi Kori,

      We did some test using ACFS for sharing ORACLE_BASE for the RDBMS, SAP subdirectories (sapbackup, sapcheck, sapreorg, saptrace) and It work, so thanks for your time. We didn't know how to use AFCS until yesterday.

      Regards

Before answering

You should only submit an answer when you are proposing a solution to the poster's problem. If you want the poster to clarify the question or provide more information, please leave a comment instead, requesting additional details. When answering, please include specifics, such as step-by-step instructions, context for the solution, and links to useful resources. Also, please make sure that you answer complies with our Rules of Engagement.
You must be Logged in to submit an answer.

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 1.0 MB each and 10.5 MB total.