can someone tell me how to setup or get past the scan check. Again - I dont have access to dns server. I dont think there is a prerequsite check for a dns server to play around with rac and clusterware
You can configure local dns on one of the cluster nodes OR put SCAN IP to /etc/hosts.
If you put the scan ip to the /etc/hosts, you can use only one IP. For my virtual environment on my laptop, I wanted to create three IP for the scan address. So I've created a small DNS on one of my nodes. You can follow this tutorial: