In the first part of the article series you could read how a kickstart file made the installation of Oracle Linux 7 a lot more bearable. In this part of the series it’s all about configuring the operating system. The installation of Grid Infrastructure and the Oracle database is for another set of posts.
There are quite some differences between Oracle Linux 6 and 7
To me the transition from Oracle Linux 6 to 7 (more...)
It seems that I’m getting more and more drawn into the world of performance analysis, and since I sometimes tend to forget things I need to write them down. I almost enjoy the “getting there” more than ultimately solving the problem. You pick up quite a few things on the way.
This environment is Exadata 184.108.40.206.1/Oracle 220.127.116.11 but as with so many things the fact that the database (more...)
Purpose is to demonstrate how to create HA for Bi-Directional Replication Goldengate installed on ACFS with RAC cluster using XAG.
XAG simplifies the process since there are no requirements to create action scripts.
Please review REFERENCE section for versions used in test case and versions requirements.
Goldengate is installed on ACFS for simplicity; otherwise, at a minimum the following directories br, dirchk, dirdat, dirtmp will need to be on shared storage with symbolic links if (more...)
This was sent to me for posting by my friend and ex-colleague Vitaly Kaminsky ….
I have recently worked with the customer where standard RMAN backups of production 2-node cluster (18.104.22.168) were getting too big and taking longer than 24 hours to run.
The problem with this particular cluster was the fact that ALLOCATION of RMAN connections to the instances of the cluster was controlled by SCAN and driven by the load-balancing (more...)
My typical VirtualBox network configuration is: eth0 (NAT), eth1 (Host Only), eth2(Internal)
runcluvfy.sh stage -pre crsinst -n rac01,rac02 -r 11gR2 -fixup -fixupdir /tmp – FAILED
Node connectivity passed for subnet "10.0.2.0" with node(s) rac02,rac01
PRVF-7617 : Node connectivity between "rac01 : 10.0.2.15" and "rac02 : 10.0.2.15" failed
TCP connectivity check failed for subnet "10.0.2.0"
Node connectivity passed for subnet "192.168. (more...)
With the INMEMORY clause you can specify 4 sub-clauses:
- The MEMCOMPRESS clause specifies whether and how compression is used
- The PRIORITY clause specifies the priority (“order”) in which the segments are loaded when the IMCS is populated
- The DISTRIBUTE clause specifies how data is distributed across RAC instances
- The DUPLICATE clause specifies whether and how data is duplicated across RAC instances
The aim of this post is not to describe these attribues in detail. Instead, (more...)
My friend Franck Pachot noticed that EM12c doesn’t show the blocking sessions across all RAC nodes. Let’s check if we can find them using EM12c. I have connected to first node of our RAC database, created a sample table, inserted a row, committed, and then deleted the row. While the session is open, I opened another terminal, connected to second node and tried to delete the rows in same table so my second session started (more...)
To extend an ACFS cluster filesystem dynamically, we need to use the acfsutil command:
node01:/u01/grid>/sbin/acfsutil size +10G /u02
acfsutil size: ACFS-03008: The volume could not be resized. The volume expansion limit has been reached.
acfsutil size: ACFS-03216: The ADVM compatibility attribute for the diskgroup was below the required
version (22.214.171.124.0) for unlimited volume expansions.
Oh dear, not 126.96.36.199, so you can only extend volumes dynamically a (more...)
Thank you for attending my session RAC'fying Multitenant at Oracle Open World 2014. You can download the slide deck here
As always I would love to hear from you.
Thank you all those who attended my session Cache Fusion Demystified.
As I mentioned, it was impossible to fit in a demo within that compressed 45 minute timeline. I put the details of the demo
in a separate file with all the scripts and instructions that allows you to execute the demos at your own site.Download the slide deck
as well as the scripts. In addition I have also written a whitepaper
to explain (more...)
The Grid Infrastructure filesystem was reporting that it was a bit full today (release 188.8.131.52). This was tracked down to the “crfclust.bdb” file, which records information about the cluster health for monitoring purposes. It was 26GB. It’s not supposed to get bigger than 1GB so this is probably a bug, but let’s explicitly resolve the size issue right now and search Oracle support later. Worst case, bdb (Berkerley Database) files get (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...)
This post is about exploring the mechanisms used by Oracle Clusterware 220.127.116.11 to restrict remote service registration, i.e. the 12c new feature "Restricting Service Registration for Oracle RAC Deployments"Why is this useful?
This improvement of 12c clusterware and listeners over the 11.2 version is useful mainly for security purposes, for example as a measure against TNS poisoning attacks (see also CVE-2012-1675
), and it is particularly relevant for (more...)
I had quite an interesting case recently where I had to build stretch cluster for a customer using Oracle GI 12.1 and placing quorum voting disk on NFS. There is a document at OTN regarding the stretch clusters and using NFS as a third location for voting disk but it has information for 11.2 only as of the moment. Assuming there is no difference in the NFS parameters I used the Linux parameters (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 18.104.22.168 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...)