The following is a guide on how to get Oracle 10g R2 RAC installed on ESX 3.5 using CentOS Virtual Machines. Quite a mouthful, isn’t it? This was written up by Justin Mungal. In the guide Justin covers every thing needed to get Oracle RAC installed on ESX 3.5 and then some. It should be noted that this is not for production, nor is it supported. However, it will give you a good handle on getting your lab up and running.
Here are the topics:
- Hypervisor Configuration and VM Creation
- CentOS 5.4 installation
- Virtual Machine Storage Configuration
- Clusterware and RAC pre-installation procedures
- Installing Oracle Clusterware
- Installing Oracle 10g R2 Database
- Creating a database with DBCA
- RAC Verification
The guide itself is entirely too long (but very very detailed) to copy here, and so it can be found here.
About The Author
Justin Mungal has been working in IT for about 8 years. He’s a former SQL Server DBA with a background in System’s Administration. He’s currently employed as an Oracle DBA at a technology company in San Antonio, Texas.