Objective: This installation procedure for learning and testing purpose. This kind of configuration is not suitable for any Production and Test Environment.
Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop
Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600,Service Pack 2 (Host O/S)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
T7300 @2.00 GHZ
200 GB HDD (Actual Installation required by one node is 35 GB + 10 GB to Stage Software required by you and for future use)
2 GB RAM
Note: As far as my experience with this installation you should have minimum 3GB RAM. I faced few issues like one node goes down and if you are running any memory intensive program. Better to have minimum 3 GB RAM. I used 800 MB for each node and rest for host operating system.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 (Update 5) (Guest O/S)
VMWare Server 1.0.4
- Oracle 11g (188.8.131.52) Database & Clusterware Software
- Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 (Update 5)
- VMware Server 1.0.4
Follow the sequence to Install RAC11g+ASM on clusterware using OL4 update 5(On VMWare).
- Step By Step Installation of VMWARE on WinXP Professional - Part I
- Step by Step Installation of Oracle Enterprise 4 Update 5 using VMWare on WinXP Professional - Part 2
- Step by Step Installation of Oracle Enterprise 4 Update 5 using VMWare on WinXP Professional - Part 3
- Step by Step Installation of Clusterware11gR1 on Oracle Linux 4 Update 5 using VMWare on WinXP - Part 4
- Step By Step Installation of ASM and Oracle DB11gR1 on Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 Update 5 using VMWare on WinXP - Part5
Step By Step Installation of VMWARE on WinXP Professional - Part I - Start Here
Start the installation by double clicking the VWWare software you downloaded from VMWare Site. There is free Trial product key is allocated for you to use this product. Screen Shots are Self Explantory to Install VMWare. Please Follow the snapshots. If you are not able to read the text inside the snapshot please click on snapshot and it will take you to picasa web album and you can see slide show to view more clearly.
Step By Step Installation of VMWARE on WinXP Professional - Part I - End Here
VMWare Virtual Machine Configuration- Start Here
Configure the First Virtual Host - rglinux1
Follow the self explantory snapshots to install your first Virtual host "rglinux1". You can give any name to your vitual machine
To Start "VMWare Server Console" click on your VMWare shortcut on your desktop - Select the default option "Local Host"
To Configure Virtual Machine Select "New Virtual Machine" under Virtual Machine Options
The "New Virtual Machine Wizard" will start, Click Next
Select "Custom" under Virtual Machine Configuration
Select "Linux" under Guest Operating System and change the version to "RedHat Enterprise Linux 4"
Name the Virtual Machine "rglinux1" under Virtual Machine Name. Enter the Location "C:\vms\rglinux1" (Single Node Configuration). To Configure Linux Cluster (Multi-Node Configuration) for RAC configuration. You can change the path as "C:\vms\RAC\ASM11g\rac1" and Machine Name for RAC Setup is ASM_11gRAC1
Set Access Rights - Uncheck this option. The default is shown in snapshot
startup/Shutdown Options - Select Default "User that powers on the virtual machine"
Select "Number of Processor" depending on your machine - Default is one - I select as Two as per my machine configuration
Memory for Virtual Machine - I configured initially with 824 MB. The best for RAC11g configuration is 3GB and you can allocate 1024 Machine for each Virtual Machine and rest for Host Operating system (WinXP
Select Network Type as "Use Bridged Networking"
Select I/O Adapter Types as "LSI Logic"
Select a Disk as "Create a new Virtual Disk"
Select a Disk Type as "SCSI"
Specify Disk Capacity - Select the second option as split disk into 2GB disks. Uncheck the first option shown in snapshot - I just Enter 35GB to configure other products of oracle on same box. Ref 11g RAC docs for Disk Space Requirement
Enter virtual disk filename (rglinux1.vmdk in snapshot). I changed for my RAC configuration to localdisk.vmdk.
Creating a Disk - This is for Single Node Installation not for RAC Configuration on Linux Clusters. This step can be skipped if you are configuring Linux Cluster for RAC11g.
View of First Virtual Machine name "rglinux1" or You can give name as ASM_11gRAC1 for linux cluster for RAC11g Configuration.
VMWare Virtual Machine Configuration- End Here
To Install Linux on Your First Virtual Machine. Please follow the post "Step by Step Installation of Oracle Enterprise 4 Update 5 using VMWare on WinXP Professional - Part 2"