Last friday I installed RAC on my Suse10. Today, I installed Grid Control.
Of course it is not supported.
The packages I neeeded additionaly are db1 and openmotif.
It did not work 100%. I finally started the iasconsole (emctl start iasconsole), and within the iasconsole, I restarted the failed elements.
I created the repository manually (sysman/admin/emdrep/bin/RepManager)
I did read Dizwell article about Linux 10g Laptop RAC. The article is no longer available
I have just installed RAC 10gR2 on Suse10.
The document above guided me thru the steps.
Specific Suse10 :
- raw devices are configured by editing
/etc/raw with values like raw1:loop1 and must be activated with
rcraw start (+
chkconfig -a raw for persitence)
To take care :
- read point 8 to survive reboot…
Specific 10gR2 :
In 10gR2, MAXINSTANCES must not be specified by create controlfiles. In 10gR2, the controlfile can grow dynamically. Even if I created my controlfile with maxinstances=1, I can do
alter database add logfile instance 'RAC2' ; alter database add logfile instance 'RAC2' ; alter database enable instance 'RAC2';, which is simply great!
CREATE CONTROLFILE just belongs to the past!
I had to run vipca manually as root at the end of the root script of the crs installation. I also removed my existing oracle_homes and rebooted before installing database software again. The VIP interface must be configured in /etc/hosts and DOWN (ifconfig down eth0:2).
The doc written by Amit Poddar on Howad site is usefull. Enjoy rac’ing on your pocket desk calculator!
I prefer and recommend using Oracle on a supported version, like Suse Entreprise 9, because the installation is fair. The Installer does complain on SLES9 what is missing.
Ok, I just received a brand new notebook, I decided to go to Suse 10, and, Ô Miracle, the installation was pretty easy! I surely installed C++ development tools (how can I survive without a C compiler), but I missed the libaio and libaio-devl. Well, I installed it afterwards and my create database statement succeeded.
Sincerly, installing Oracle 10gR2 on Suse 10 is no longer a pain as it was before with non-supported versions.
I am so happy
Well, my gnome evolution ms-exchange connector is still not working, but this I will fix asap