The TOUG has scheduled a hands, on RAC Attack full day workshop.
Oracle is sponsoring the workshop and will provide both breakfast and lunch (and other goodies (see bellow).
Please stay tuned for additional details/updates as they come up.
Note that your contact information will be required to get into this event (building security).
When you register please insure that we have the following contact information (send it via the "Contact" button on the main TOUG Meetup page):
The workshop is based on the RAC Attack - Oracle Cluster Database at Home/RAC Attack 12c (https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/RAC_Attack_-_Oracle_Cluster_Database_at_Home/RAC_Attack_12c).
The minimum hardware that is required is a laptop with the following:
• 8 GB of memory (more is better)
• 70 GB of free disk space (based on my personal experience on a MacBook Pro, and one of our TOUG members, Onur Gulsevgi, on a Windows laptop)
• One of Windows 64 bit (XP, Vista, 7 or 10), Linux or OS X (MacBook)
Please insure that you have the following software pre-installed on you machine:
• for Windows laptop Putty (http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe) and VNC Viewer (http://www.realvnc.com/download/get/1295/) and for MackBook laptops, XQuartz 2.7.8 (https://www.xquartz.org/releases/XQuartz-2.7.8.html)
• VirtualBox 5.0 (https://www.virtualbox.org/) - Download and install the appropriate version for your OS (make sure you also download the extension pack)
You will also need to download the the following software from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. If you don't have an account, you can create one:
• Oracle Linux 6.6 (file name V[masked].iso)
• Oracle 12c [masked]) - Oracle will provide this on USB keys but , if possible, you should download it (from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud) to you laptop as it will save copy time during the workshop (file names V[masked]_1of2.zip and V[masked]_2of2.zip).
• Oracle Database Grid Infrastructure - Oracle will provide this on USB keys but , if possible, you should download it (from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud) to you laptop as it will save copy time during the workshop (file names V[masked]_1of1.zip and V[masked]_1of2.zip)
Pre-workshop Preparation (if at all possible):
Create a virtual machine and install Oracle Linux 6.6. This will save some time at the workshop and allow for problems to be resolved more quickly, should you run into difficulties. The instructions can be found at RAC Attack - Oracle Cluster Database at Home/RAC Attack 12c (https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/RAC_Attack_-_Oracle_Cluster_Database_at_Home/RAC_Attack_12c) (we will be using this document in the workshop). Please do steps 1 through 4 of "Part I: Setting Up RAC" with the following modifications:
• Oracle Linux should be x86 64 bit version 6.6 file name V[masked].iso
• Oracle 12c should be version[masked] file names are V[masked]_1of2.zip and V[masked]_2of2.zip.
• Oracle Database Grid Infrastructure should be version[masked] file names V[masked]_1of1.zip and V[masked]_1of2.zip.
Please note that there may be some minor differences between the instructions and the actual Linux installation because we are using a more recent version of Oracle 6.
Regular office dress plus the TOUG RAC Attack T-shirt (provided to all attendees by the Oracle Linux team)