i 'am tryin to setup a rac with CENTOS 4.4 and open filer for testing purposes
i am following the doc http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/hunter_rac10gr2_iscsi.html
I have three cpu's each with ONE n/w card. Will it be possible to install oracle clusterware ?
I tried installing oracle clusterware by creating an ifcfg-eth1 file under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ . But it was not detected as a private interface.
Is there any way to proceed with a single NIC card.
I think the minimum requirement for a RAC configuration is to have dual NIC's one for public and another for private. Based on your intensity of testing I would suggest at least a GigE for the private interconnect.
You may be able to make the NIC the private interconect, and use the VIP as the public. Not sure if that will work ... it would be tricky, and not recommended due to the amount of traffic on the NIC.
Is there some reason you can't add some cheap 10/100 NIC for the public I/F - PCI, wireless, virtually anything will do. Cards go for $10-$15, assuming you have the space.
I assumed the existing one is a GB NIC and I recommended the 100baseT NIC as a possibility for the public interface. Ack that I was not clear and sorry for the confusion.
Even so ... GigaBit NICs under USD$10 are available on eBay.