5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 9:10 PM by jasthi RSS

    Should I assign static IP for Host OS when using RAC VMs?

    Max
      Grid version : 11.2.0.3
      Guest OS           : Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit )
      Host OS           : Windows 7 (64-bit )
      Hypervisor : Virtual Box 4.1.18


      I am planning to install 11.2 RAC on OEL VMs created in my Laptop.

      My Laptop's Host OS is Windows 7 and its IP address is determined by the Wireless router when connected to the internet. (ie. All the time )


      When connected to the Wireless router, the IP address of my Host system is : 192.168.0.101
      Ipconfig output shown below
      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
      
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-72-86-81-15-B2
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
         Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c0e1:f09f:1f7a:dae%13(Preferred)
         IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101(Preferred)
         Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
         Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 04 January 2013 19:08:35
         Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 11 January 2013 19:08:35
         Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
         DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
         DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 246182537
         DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-FD-F3-BE-84-8F-69-A9-4C-73
         DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
         NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
       
      When disconnected from the internet, the IP is 169.254.17.206

      IPCONFIG output when not connected to the internet through wireless router

      Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:
      
         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport
         Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0A-00-27-00-2C-9E
         DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
         Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
         Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cdc8:7e16:9eb:11ce%28(Preferred)
         Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.17.206(Preferred)
         Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
         Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
         DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 453640231
         DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-FD-F3-BE-84-8F-69-A9-4C-73
         DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                             fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                             fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
         NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
      I want the RAC configuration to work even if my laptop is not connected to internet. So, shouldn't I be creating a
      Static IP for my Host OS (Windows 7) ? If i have to assign a static IP to my Host OS (Windows 7) what IP should I be assigning ?