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Virtualization using Oracle VM VirtualBox for building two node Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) cluster on OEL 6.1 using GNS (based on DNS and DHCP) with multiple private interconnects deploying HAIP feature

Virtualization using Oracle VM VirtualBox for building two node Oracle RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) cluster on OEL 6.1 using GNS (based on DNS and DHCP) with multiple private interconnects deploying HAIP feature

Revision 1.0 : 19th April 2012 : DISABLE SELINUX in order to create successfully ASM disks using ASMlib: See Annex 1

In the article you will have a look at how to use some Oracle VirtualBox features to build two node Oracle 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) RAC system on Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL 6.1). The setup will implement a role separation with different users for Oracle RDBMS and Oracle GI that is, user oracle and grid respectively in order to split the responsibilities between DBAs and storage administrators. The article will show you how to configure DHCP and a sample DNS setup for GNS deployment. You will have a glimpse at deploying HAIP feature allowing up to four private interconnect interfaces.

An overview to Oracle Virtualization solutions can be seen here. You can see how to use Oracle VM VirtualBox to build a two node Solaris cluster here. For information related to building a RAC 11gR2 cluster on OEL without GNS click here.

In the article you will see how to configure Linux in an Oracle VM VirtualBox Virtual machines, install Oracle GI, Oracle RDBMS and will create a policy managed database and service.

The following software will be used:

  1. Oracle 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) for Linux (x86-64). Patch 10404530. Download from MOS here.
  2. Oracle Enterprise Linux OEL 6.1(x86-64). Download from here.
  3. Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.2. Download from here.

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October 4, 2011 Posted by | oracle | 52 Comments

   

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