From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Wed 27 Apr 2005 - 15:17:27 BST
On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 04:47:49PM +1200, Mike Tierney wrote:
> Is anyone currently running Oracle 10g in a Vserver as a Production system?
> It seems to run just fine inside a Linux 22.214.171.124-vs.1.9.5 (SMP) Vserver.
> That was using the latest alpha utils with a SuSE SLES 9 guest (basically a
> copy of the root file system - minimal SLES 9 install of a mere 260-odd
> The only issues I had were:
> 1) Adding RUNLEVEL="$1" into the start of /vserver/dbserver/etc/rc.d so the
> SLES 9 guest would start!
this is probably due to a missing/wrong entry in your
config tree (see the flower page for runlevel details)
> 2) Putting a few "exit 0"'s into /vserver/dbserver/etc/init.d/network so it
> wouldn't hang on vserver start or stop(!).
those scripts should not be executed at all, i.e. you
better disable the 'network' service completely ...
> 3) Adding an extry for the Vserver's hostname into
> /vserver/dbserver/etc/hosts to stop Oracle giving me "error 46 encountered
> when initializing ldm" in my alert.log
hmm, resolver issues?
> That last one was a harmless message but it was annoying seeing it pop up!
> I then left it running a nasty AIO stress-test overnight and in the morning
> it was fine. (The first time I ran it with too many threads and it extended
> the undo tablespace by 15 gigs and ground to a very abrupt halt!).
> So the question is, is anybody actually running Oracle 10g inside any
> Vservers and have they had any problem with it???
> The only real downside I can see is that you'd be limiting your support from
> Oracle. Unless of course you rebooted with a certified Kernel (i.e. SuSE or
> Redhat), chrooted into the Vserver, and then replicated any problems before
> logging a support call. Which would be a bit of hassle, especially if you
> were running your applications in a Vserver on the same box!! Which is kind
> of the whole point.... Unless the Vserver database is merely a "fail-over"
> or standby copy.
yeah, well, that's the beauty of proprietary services ...
btw, postgresql is a very fine alternative to oracle, and
this is not just hogwash told by folks who never used
oracle before ... but of course YMMV
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