I am looking to setup a TEST environment at home to learn RAC, DG and advance tech and configuration concepts ( not exadata of course !!) and would like to know what would be the best hardware (more on this) & software requirement for this.. my budget is about aroun 50K-60K INR. Thanks in advance..
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I would suggest you get a beefy desktop with plenty of RAM and disk space. You can then create multiple VMs to test/learn RAC, DG etc
Pl see previous discussions on this topic
I have tried 11g RAC on my laptop with 8GB where in I assigned 3Gigs for each VM's and a 40GB diskspace for each node. I have used virtual box and OEL 5.5.
The connection and setup part was easy but due to lack of high RAM it is highly time consuming.
There fore, If you want to proceed with minimum time. I would highly suggest you to use a 10Gig RAM atleast and for 2 node all you need is 100GB of maximum space.