ilug-request at linux.ie wrote:
>> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 12:14:41 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Peter Finch <pfinch at compsoc.com>
> Subject: [ILUG] Linux Distro For Oracle 10g
>> Without starting a flame war I would like some advice on setting up Oracle
> 10g on Linux.
>> I currently have an Oracle 10g cluster set up on 2 Redhat AS machines
> running Oracle RAC. I set up the Redhat AS on these, wasn't invloved in choosing the OS.
>> I need to set up a third database server and would like some advice on
> what distribution to go with.
>> Price would not be the deiciding factor.
>> Oracle recommend Redhat or Suse. I would personally prefere Redhat out of
> the 2. Any other distributions that are not recommended by Oracle wouldn't
> be looked on favourably.
>> There is a major price difference between Redhat AS and ES, I don't think
> I need AS, but the current RAC servers have AS. Any thoughts on this? Anything
> missing from ES that I would need.
>> There is also the Oracle Unbreakable Linux, has anyone used this? Is it
> worth trying?
>>Red Hat ES is limited to 2 socket systems and 16MB memory so you will
have to go AS if you have more than this, Red Hat will also only offer
premium 24/7 support on the AS edition so one or both of these two
factors may force your hand to go AS.Otherwise the functionality is the
same (AS also supports some higher end IBM machines)You might consider
Solaris 10(x86) on which Oracle is developed, OS is free and 24/7/365
support is optionally available for €360 per socket (not core). As you
have AS already it would seem consistent to go with another copy of AS
but you will pay a hefty subscription for it.
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