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The system will consist of a two node cluster, both running Linux (Cent OS 5.5 for x86_64), Oracle RAC 11g Release 2 for Linux x86_64, and ASMLib 2.0.
All shared disk storage for Oracle RAC will be based on i SCSI using Openfiler release 2.3 x86_64 running on a third node (known in this article as the Network Storage Server).
The Openfiler server will be configured to use this volume group for i SCSI based storage and will be used in our Oracle RAC 11g configuration to store the shared files required by Oracle Grid Infrastructure and the Oracle RAC database.
With Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g Release 2 (11.2), the Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and Oracle Clusterware software is packaged together in a single binary distribution and installed into a single home directory, which is referred to as the Grid Infrastructure home.
To learn more about the benefits and how to configure GNS, please see Oracle Grid Infrastructure Installation Guide 11g Release 2 (11.2) for Linux.
This cost would not even include the heart of a production RAC configuration, the shared storage.
In most cases, this would be a Storage Area Network (SAN), which generally start at US,000.
The operating system (r Path Linux) and the Openfiler application will be installed on one internal SATA disk.
A second internal 73GB 15K SCSI hard disk will be configured as a single volume group that will be used for all shared disk storage requirements.