2 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2013 5:11 PM by onedbguru RSS

    Question re: Grid Infrastructure on IBM Power7+ server - IBM HACMP

      My company is preparing to create a new Oracle RAC cluster (11gR2) on IBM Power7 hardware running AIX (either 6.1 or 7.1, not sure yet). We currently have 2 11gR2 clusters running on older hardware.

      I am being asked by IBM and our AIX sys admin about using IBM's HACMP software to cluster the hardware at the OS level. I have researched the certification matrix on MOS, and have found that we CAN do this. But I am being asked if we SHOULD do this.

      Any links to Oracle documentation and/or MOS articles on this topic would be appreciated. I have never used HACMP in any of our past clusters, and would like to avoid the additional complexity. But I need to be able to "prove" my case.

      Any and all information based on forum users' experiences will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this question/decision.

      Edited by: CowTown_dba on May 6, 2013 12:38 PM