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rshah
Hi,

I am a beginner and wish to install Oracle RAC. I know it would require Oracle Clusterware.
But wanted to know if we can use Microsoft Clustering Services instead of Oracle Clusterware.

Please help me with installation steps if it is possible to go ahead with Microsoft Clustering Services.

I dont have any idea how to work with Microsoft Clustering Services.
How can this be done ?

I am trying to search for the same on the internet but have no luck.




Regards,
Rushabh
SteveC
Third-party clusterware is supported on specified platforms.
http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/...ring/index.html

No point in guessing what your platform is since you didn't provide it. MetaLink lists certified clusterware, so yes, it is available on the Internet.
rshah
Hi Steve,

Sorry for the lack of information from my side.
our platform is Windows..


My question is how to go ahead with Oracle Clustering after we have MSCS installed..


Thanks in advance,
Rushabh
dave
by following the install guide
burleson
Hi,

>> My question is how to go ahead with Oracle Clustering after we have MSCS installed..

If you don't want to read the MetaLink notes, get the 10g RAC book. It has step-by-step checklists, plus a code depot of working examples:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/bp/bp_book18_10g_rac.htm
rshah
Hi Donald,

It was great to get a suggestion directly from you.

Actually we are not able to access Metalink these days due to some reason so have to ask ppl here.


Regards,
Rushabh
burleson
Hi Rushabh,

>> if we can use Microsoft Clustering Services instead of Oracle Clusterware.

Microsoft Clustering Services would not be RAC.

You need to choose one or the other!

RAC is superior because it has TAF, zero downtime on node failures:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/art_oramag_rac_taf.htm


Personally, I find RAC on Windows to be a nightmare, and I would use Linux instead, no question!
rshah
Hi Donald,

Thank you so much for your reply once again.

I would definately go ahead with your suggestion.
Hope my organisation agrees to switch to Linux, actually this is the first time I am workin on Windows in my carrier.. It was always Unix platform..



Regards,
Rushabh
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