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If you want your clients to actually translate the DNS entry and find the correct "address", the answer is YES.
Simply I want to work with the Oracle RAC standards.
Oracle RAC will use the scan name in the tnsnames, so my question how the scan name and how should I tell my clients which DNS to resolve.
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NB wrote:DNS is configured in network as a whole in LAN, so wil configuring DNS in your network you server have the entry of DNS in /etc/hosts. So every machine who is under this network will resolve the VIP address from this DNS
I am installing Oracle RAC 11gR2
I want to configure a DNS server to resolve my VIP's and my SCAN NAME.
I will configure DNS service from windows 2003 to be as my DNS server.
My question is how my clients (database clients) will know which DNS server should they access to get oneIP from the three SCAN NAME IPs?
I define the SCAN name in the tsunamis of each client, but how they know what DENS server should they access to get the corresponding SCAN VIP?Database clients doesn't need to know which DENS server to use. You specify 3 SCAN VIPs in DENS with one SCAN Name
When you slipup scan name, it gives you 3 VIPs against it in round robin.
So you specify SCAN Name in tnsnames.ora, when database client make a connection, it picks up the scan name of it and enter into your network.But SCAN name further resolves to 3 VIPS so it picks up one VIP and connects to ip. This SCAN VIP has SCAN Listener running on any of the machine in cluster. SO when this listener receives the request, it further connects to Local mahine of RAC through Local listener.
See - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/clustering/overview/scan-129069.pdf
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