Openfiler on Virtualbox and 12c Oracle Flex ASM

Last week Oracle released 12c database and Oracle blogosphere is bustling with lot of people posting details about new versions and setup. I too decided to take plunge and setup my own RAC cluster. I had 4 machines with me but no shared storage 🙁 Long back I had done one installation using openfiler (Followed…

Oracle Database Appliance Introduced

Oracle has introduced it new product: ODA (Oracle Database Appliance) I was not able to join Oracle President Mark Hurd’s webcast where he supposed to announce a new Oracle product[It was at 1AM my time and I was sleeping], now viewing this webcast HERE Kerry Osborne has shared information about this product, click link to…

In-Place Upgrade 11gR2 RAC : 11.2.0.1 To 11.2.0.2

Sharing a post from my friend “Carthik” on 11gR2 RAC in-place upgrade. Overview ======== Starting oracle 11gR2 the Oracle database and Clusterware upgrades are done via the “Out of place upgrade”. And is the easier way to perform your upgrade.  However, the intent of this blog is to explain how an “In-Place upgrade” of a…

Adding a reinstalled/reimaged node back to 11gR2 Cluster

There could be a scenario of node crash due to OS/hardware issues and a reinstall/reimage of the same. In such cases, just a normal node addition would not  help since the OCR still contain the references of original node. We need to remove them first and then perform a node addition. Have tried to document…

Renaming Diskgroup containing Voting Disk and OCR

Recently encountered a issue where we had to rename a diskgroup for 11.2 RAC containing OCR and Voting Disk.At this moment we had not created database . I had done similar activity on 11.2 Single instance having database files (see this post) using renamedg. Therefore we tried using same approach to do this activity. Pre-requisite…

How To Discover Disk Name When LUN Number is Known (OEL5)

I am creating 11gR2 RAC setup for one of my client. Following Oracle documentation for storage, I opted for Oracle ASM and asked storage team for new physical devices. Storage admin thus provided me with a set of LUNs instead of actual physical device names like /dev/sdcxxx. Now the major task is to get the…