A brief headsup for everyone responsible for maintaining kernel options in the oracle executable.
The environment where I discovered this is a 3 node racattack cluster with Oracle GI & RDBMS 184.108.40.206.0. After enabling Unified auditing in my 220.127.116.11 database I noticed that all of a sudden database startup started failing with an almost unlimited amount of core dump files being generated.
SQL*Plus: Release 18.104.22.168. (more...)
So this customer has an Exadata quarter rack and they have an IB listener configured on both DB nodes (for DB connections from a multi-racked Exalogic system). We were adding a new DB node to this rack. So just followed the standard procedure of creating users, directories etc on the new node, setting up ssh equivalence and running addNode.sh. All went fine but root.sh failed. Little looking into the logs revealed that it (more...)
I was doing another GI 22.214.171.124 cluster installation last month when I got really weird error.
While root.sh was running on the first node I got the following error:
2016/07/01 15:02:10 CLSRSC-343: Successfully started Oracle Clusterware stack
2016/07/01 15:02:23 CLSRSC-180: An error occurred while executing the command '/ocw/grid/bin/oifcfg setif -global eth0/10.118.144.0:public eth1/10.118.255.0:cluster_interconnect' (error code 1)
2016/07/01 15:02:24 CLSRSC-287: FirstNode configuration failed
Died at /ocw/grid/crs/install/crsinstall.pm (more...)
I ran in to a small issue while applying the July 2016 quarterly patch to a couple of Exadata racks last week. The systems were running GI 126.96.36.199, previously with the January 2016 PSU. The patches applied successfully, and we were beginning the process of running the post-patch scripts on the databases in the cluster. This process involves manually starting the database in upgrade mode, and we saw a message in SQL*Plus that the (more...)
To build Oracle Clusterware Database at Home, I believe , RAC ATTACK is the best place to learn. Its is a free curriculum and platform for hands-on learning labs related to Oracle RAC. While reviewing the article, I thought to perform 12cR1 RAC installation on OEL 7.2.
Attached is the document :- 12c_RAC_on_OEL7
The attached article is inspired by
RAC ATTACK :- https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/RAC_Attack_-_Oracle_Cluster_Database_at_Home/RAC_Attack_12c
Tim Hall’s article :- https://oracle-base.com/articles/12c/oracle-db-12cr1-rac-installation-on-oracle-linux-7-using-virtualbox
Deploying Oracle RAC (more...)
One of my customer is using Oracle RAC (188.8.131.52) on Windows 2012. This is might not be the most ideal setup I’ve ever seen, but it works and we’ll leave it by that.
One of the side effects of using Oracle RAC on Windows is that some of the basic things I am used to do when using RAC on Linux (for example) is behaving differently when it comes to windows. Here (more...)
On Thursday 21st April, there is a dual UKOUG Database and RAC, Cloud, Infrastructure and Availability special interest group.
For the first time, this even is being held in the fabulous Northern city of Manchester!
There are a dozen interesting, career-assisting, educational talks from end users, Oracle employees and a number of well known Oracle ACE’s at all levels, including Carl Dudley, Jonathan Lewis, Phil Brown and myself.
I will be talking about how (more...)
You have a session which is out of control. You decide to kill it. What options are available to you as a DBA?
Assuming you don’t have access to the O/S to be able to use O/S commands to kill the session (using kill -9 in Unix/Linux or orakill in windows to kill the thread within the process – “orakill sid thread”), you probably turn to:
alter system kill session 'sid, serial#, @inst_id' immediate;
By default on an Oracle RAC installation, the listeners are configured to allow any database to register with them. There is no security out of the box to determine which databases may register. While this makes it easy to create new databases without worrying about listener registration, this can cause potential problems in a real environment.
This can be dangerous working with RAC environments where the database registers with both a local and remote listener. The (more...)
If you’ve run an exachk report, y0u may have seen the following message with regard to your databases:
||Database parameter CLUSTER_INTERCONNECTS is NOT set to the recommended value
This check is commonly seen when a database is created on Exadata without using the custom “Exadata” templates included with the database creation assistant. These customized templates include a multitude of recommended parameter settings found in (more...)
I have recently configured Active/Passive Failover cluster using Grid Infrastructure 12cR1 and wrote document on that subject. Now I plan to use this environment and convert "test12" database from Single-Instance to RAC database.
There are several ways to convert non-RAC database to RAC database:
- using Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA)
- Oracle Enterprise Manager
- rconfig command line utility
In this post I will describe how to perform conversion using rconfig utility
I noticed something for the first time tonight when I was playing around in the Enkitec lab – something that I have been doing wrong for a while. When working in the lab, I often rely on the crsctl command to shut down the entire cluster stack for me. It’s really easy to use “crsctl stop cluster -all” followed by “dcli -l root -g ~/dbs_group /u01/app/184.108.40.206/grid/bin/crsctl stop crs” to get everything down (more...)
Removing a service via srvctl has not historically resulted in the service being fully removed from the database and it would still be visible in DBA_SERVICES as show below in an 220.127.116.11 database:
Create the service:
$ srvctl add service -d orcl -s demo -r "ORCL1,ORCL2"
During my project work I had to tune the SOA dehydration store on more than one occasion. Through this posting I would like to share the tuning tips collected during these exercises. It is not a step-by-step guide, because with tuning there never is a 'one-size-fits-all' in my humble opinion, but I provide in general a guidance that you can use as a reference for your own situation. I will also refer to related Oracle (more...)
Original Post can be viewed at MGMTDB: Grid Infrastructure Management Repository
MGMTDB is new database instance which is used for storing Cluster Health Monitor (CHM) data. In 11g this was being stored in berkley database but starting Oracle database 12c it is configured as Oracle Database Instance. In 11g, .bdb files (more...)
Original Post can be viewed at 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 (more...)
Original Post can be viewed at portmap: unrecognized service on RHEL6
Quick note for people using NFS for shared storage on RAC database. Till RHEL5 we had to ensure nfs,nfslock and portmap service has to be running. These services are required otherwise you will get following errors while mounting database (more...)
[I originally posted this over at the Pythian blog. If you're not following it, you should! Way more content, by far smarter people than lil ol' me.]
After reviewing my blog post about running EBS OVM templates in VirtualBox, two of my teammates suggested that I work on something with potentially broader appeal. Their basic message was, "This is really cool for us EBS nerds, but what about the Core DBAs?"
So how does "11gR2 RAC in an hour" sound? In this post, I'll demonstrate how to deploy the pre-built Oracle VM templates to create a two-node (more...)