Operating System: Digital UNIX V4.0F (Rev. 1229)
System Type: AlphaServer ES40 DEC6600
Number of CPUs: 1 Type: EV6 (21264) Speed: 500 Mhz Cache: 4.0 MB
Memory size: 1024 MB
Operating system name and version (uname -a):
OSF1 moeduc1 V4.0 1229 alpha
The running kernel file name is /vmunix.
Digital UNIX V4.0F (Rev. 1229); Sun Jan 18 15:30:43 GMT+0300 2004
The question is, can I upgrade to 9i or 10g on this machine, and can I convert it into RAC? Give me suggestions please.
With respect to your question about RAC, you will need shared disk to be able to run RAC as I'm assuming you are thinking of having one instance on each node of your cluster. The disk must be shared between the two nodes so that both instances can write to the database. I'm not sure if your cluster configuration would support this – you would have to confirm this. A better question would be to ask why you think you need RAC? Is there a business need for high availability? Will the additional cost to purchasing RAC be worth it? If so, then you should pursue RAC as a solution to enhance your database and business needs.
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