I am looking to set up a high availability cluster hosting NFS on Oracle Linux 6.4. At this point I think my options are either Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11gR2 (as mentioned at http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/linux/product/linux-high-availability/overview/index.html), or using pacemaker which comes with the OS (which I do not believe is supported by Oracle).
I see that it is stated that Oracle Grid Infrastructure can work with 3rd party apps and I am not opposed to getting my hands dirty and writing a few scripts. What I can't figure out is how to install the software for this scenario (no Oracle Database involved or needed). For example, during the install I am prompted to set up SCAN (which I have no use for with an NFS only server). Am I just picking the wrong options?
Does anyone know of any guides or have any tips for setting up Grid Infrastructure with a 3rd party app? The only doc I could find on OTN is dated 2008. I am I taking the right approach to this, or should I be looking more into pacemaker? Whatever I use, I would prefer it to be supported though.
Thanks, that helped me get somewhat started, but I'm still trying to figure out how to set up the clustering without all of the Database specific stuff enabled. It should be possible, based upon this taken from the Clusterware 12c Page (Oracle Clusterware</title><meta name="Title" content="Oracle Clusterware"><meta name=…)
For those applications that cannot co-locate with the Oracle Database in a standard cluster or Flex Cluster, the 12c Application Cluster allows you to install and configure the Oracle 12c Grid Infrastructure for applications in a stand-alone cluster. This configuration removes Oracle Database specific resources from the clusterware and allows for either shared storage, ACFS or remote ASM storage for the Oracle Clusterware repository and voting devices. This builds on the Oracle 'thin' Cluster introduced in 11g."
I would like to set up an Application Cluster, but I can't seem to find anything about it in the documentation.