After a great success in 2014, RAC Attack! comes back to Geneva!
Set up an Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c environment on your laptop, try advanced configurations or simply take the opportunity to discuss about Oracle technology with the best experts in Suisse Romande!
Experienced volunteers (ninjas) will help you address any related issues and guide you through the setup process.
Did I say in some of my previous posts that I love RAC Attack? I love it more during Collaborate conference, because doing it as a pre-conference workshop is just the right way the get people involved and go straight to the goal: learning while having fun together.
We had way less people than expected but it still has been a great success!
The t-shirts have been great for coloring the room: as soon as people finished the installation of the first Linux VM, they’ve got one t-shirt.
Look at the room at the beginning of the workshop:
after a few hours, the room looked better! New ninjas, red stack, happy participants 🙂
We had a very special guest today. Mr. RAC PM in person has tried and validated our installation instructions 😉
We got pizza again, but because of restrictions at the convention center, it has been a beer-free afternoon 🙁
Thank you anyway to the OTN for sponsoring almost everything!!
Looking forward to organize the next RAC Attack, Thank you guys!! 🙂
This technical workshop and networking event (never forget it’s a project created several years ago thanks to an intuition of Jeremy Schneider), confirms to be one of the best, long-living projects in the Oracle Community. It certainly boosted my Community involvement up to becoming an Oracle ACE. This year I’m the coordinator of the organization of the workshop, it’s a double satisfaction and it will certainly be a lot of fun again. Did I said that it’s already full booked? I’ve already blogged about it (and about what the lucky participants will get) here.
One of my favorite presentations, I’ve presented it already at OOW14 and UKOUG Tech14, but it’s still a very new topic for most people, even the most experienced DBAs. You’ll learn how Multitenant, RAC and Data Guard work together. Expect colorful architecture schemas and a live demo! You can read more about it in this post.
Missing this great networking event is not an option! I’m organizing this session as RAC SIG board member (Thanks to the IOUG for this opportunity!). We’ll focus on Real Application Clusters role in the private cloud and infrastructure optimization. We’ll have many special guests, including Oracle RAC PM Markus Michalewicz, Oracle QoS PM Mark Scardina and Oracle ASM PM James Williams.
Can you ever miss it???
A good Trivadis representative!!
This year I’m not going to Las Vegas alone. My Trivadis colleague Markus Flechtner , one of the most expert RAC technologists I have the chance to know, will also come and present a session about RAC diagnostics:
Very recently I had to configure a customer’s RAC private interconnect from bonding to HAIP to get benefit of both NICs.
So I would like to recap here what the hypothetic steps would be if you need to do the same.
In this example I’ll switch from a single-NIC interconnect (eth1) rather than from a bond configuration, so if you are familiar with the RAC Attack! environment you can try to put everything in place on your own.
First, you need to plan the new network configuration in advance, keeping in mind that there are a couple of important restrictions:
Your interconnect interface naming must be uniform on all nodes in the cluster. The interconnect uses the interface name in its configuration and it doesn’t support different names on different hosts
You must bind the different private interconnect interfaces in different subnets (see Note: 1481481.1 – 11gR2 CSS Terminates/Node Eviction After Unplugging one Network Cable in Redundant Interconnect Environment if you need an explanation)
The RAC Attack book uses one interface per node for the interconnect (eth1, using network 172.16.100.0)
To make things a little more complex, we’ll not use the eth1 in the new HAIP configuration, so we’ll test also the deletion of the old interface.
What you need to do is add two new interfaces (host only in your virtualbox) and configure them as eth2 and eth3, e.g. in networks 172.16.101.0 and 172.16.102.0)
check that the other nodes has received the new configuration:
Before deleting the old interface, it would be sensible to stop your cluster resources (in some cases, one of the nodes may be evicted), in any case the cluster must be restarted completely in order to get the new interfaces working.
Note: having three interfaces in a HAIP interconnect is perfectly working, HAIP works from 2 to 4 interfaces. I’m showing how to delete eth1 just for information!! 🙂
Once again this year the RAC Attack will be a pre-conference workshop at Collaborate.
Whether you’re a sysadmin, a developer or a DBA, I’m sure you will really enjoy this workshop. Why?
First, you get the opportunity to install a RAC 12c using Virtualbox on your laptop and get coached by many RAC experts, Oracle ACEs and ACE Directors, OCMs and famous bloggers and technologists.
If you’ve never installed it, it will be very challenging because you get hands on network components, shared disks, udev, DNS, Virtual Machine cloning, OS install and so on, and being super-user (root) of your own cluster!! If your a developer, you can then start developing your applications by testing the failover features of RAC and their scalability by checking for global cache wait events.
If you’re already used to RAC, this year we have not one or two, but three deals for you:
Try the semi-automated RAC installation using Vagrant: you’ll be able to have your RAC up and running in minutes and concentrate on advanced features.
Implement advanced labs such as Flex Cluster and Flex ASM or Policy Managed Databases, and discover Hub and Leaf nodes, Server Pools and other features
Ask the ninjas to show you other advanced scenarios or just discuss about other RAC related topics
The participants that will complete at least the Linux install (very first stage of the workshop) will get an OTN-sponsored T-shirt of the event, with the very new RAC SIG Logo (the image is purely indicative, the actual design may change):
Still not enough?
We’ll have free pizza (at lunch) and beer (in the afternoon), again sponsored by the Oracle Technology Network. Can’t believe it? Look at a few images from last year’s edition:
To participate in the workshop, participants need to bring their own laptop. Recommended specification: a) any 64 bit OS that supports Oracle Virtual Box b) 8GB RAM, 45GB free HDD space, SSD recommended.
Important: it’s required to pre-download Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c for Linux x86-64 from the Oracle Website http://tinyurl.com/rac12c-dl (four files: linuxamd64_12c_database_1of2.zip linuxamd64_12c_database_2of2.zip linuxamd64_12c_grid_1of2.zip linuxamd64_12c_grid_2of2.zip). Due to license restrictions it’s not be possible to distribute Oracle Sofware.
Après Oracle Open World, IOUG Collaborate et d’autres grandes conférences, RAC Attack arrive également à Genève! Installez l’environnement Oracle 12c RAC sur votre laptop. Des volontaires expérimentés (ninjas) vous aideront à résoudre
toutes les énigmes apparentés et vous guideront à travers le processus
Ninjas Ludovico Caldara – Oracle ACE, RAC SIG European Chair & RAC Attack co-writer Luca Canali – OAK Table Member & frequent speaker Eric Grancher – OAK Table member Jacques Kostic – OCM 11g & Senior Consultant at Trivadis
Où? nouveaux bureaux Trivadis, Chemin Château-Bloch 11, CH1219 Geneva Quand? Mercredi 17 September 2014, dès 17h00 Coût? C’est un évènement GRATUIT! C’est un atelier communautaire, plaisant et
informel. Vous n’avez qu’à apporter votre laptop et votre bonne humeur! Inscription: TVD_LS_ADMIN@trivadis.com
Places limitées! Réservez votre place & votre T-shirt dès à présent: TVD_LS_ADMIN@trivadis.com
17.00 – Bienvenue
17.30 – RAC Attack 12c – 1ere partie
19.30 – Pizza et Bières! (sponsorisés par Trivadis)
20.00 – RAC Attack 12c – 2eme partie
22.00 – distribution des T-shirt et photo de groupe!!
TRES IMPORTANT:La participation à cet évènementrequière l’apport de votre propre laptop!
a) 64 bit OS qui supporte Oracle Virtual Box
b) 8GB RAM, 50GB free HDD space.
En raison de contraintes juridiques, merci de télécharger à l’avance Oracle Database 12c ainsi que Grid Infrastructure pour Linux x86-64 depuis https://edelivery.oracle.com/ (et pour
plus d’informations : http://goo.gl/pqavYh).
Ninjas Ludovico Caldara – Oracle ACE, RAC SIG European Chair & RAC Attack co-writer Luca Canali – OAK Table Member and frequent speaker Eric Grancher – OAK Table member Jacques Kostic – OCM 11g & Senior Consultant at Trivadis
Where? new Trivadis office, Chemin Château-Bloch 11, CH1219 Geneva When? Wednesday September 17th 2014, from 17h00 onwards Cost? It is a FREEevent! It is a community based, informal and enjoyable workshop.
You just need to bring your laptop and your desire to have fun! Registration: TVD_LS_ADMIN@trivadis.com
Limited places! Reserve your seat and T-shirt now: TVD_LS_ADMIN@trivadis.com
17.00 – Welcome
17.30 – RAC Attack 12c part I
19.30 – Pizza and Beers! (kindly sponsored by Trivadis)
20.00 – RAC Attack 12c part II
22.00 – T-shirt distribution and group photo!!
VERY IMPORTANT: To participate in the workshop, you need to bring your own laptop.
a) any 64 bit OS that supports Oracle Virtual Box
b) 8GB RAM, 50GB free HDD space.
Due to legal constraints, please pre-download Oracle Database 12c and Grid Infrastructure for Linux x86-64 from https://edelivery.oracle.com/ web site (further
information here: http://goo.gl/pqavYh).
I’ve just published an advanced lab on SlideShare that RAC Attack attendees may do at Collaborate this year, instead of just doing the basic 2-node RAC installation on their laptop.
We’ll offer also an advanced lab about Flex Clusters and Flex ASM (written by Maaz Anjum). Moreover, I’m working on an additional lab that allows to implement a multi-node RAC by using Virtual Box linked clones and GI Home clones like I’ve shown in my previous post.
RAC Attack at #C14LV will be like fun again. We’ll have a few t-shirts for the attendants, designed by me and Chet “Oraclenerd” Justice, kindly sponsored by OTN.
The workshop will end up with beers and snaks (again, thank you OTN for sponsoring this :-)).
If you’re planning to attend Collaborate, join us and start your conference week in a good mood 🙂
This year I will have the honor to present at Collaborate14, from April 7th to 11th. First of all, many thanks to Trivadis that has kindly agreed to send me to the conference.
My session (#603): Oracle Data Guard 12c: Real-Time Cascade, Far Sync Instances and other goodies has been accepted, so if you plan to attend Collaborate, I will be glad to see you there!
My paper and presentation are ready, but I’ll wait the post-conference before publishing them. Meanwhile, you can get a little sneak peak of my live demo (I’ll cut something, somewhere, but my new SSD disk should reduce the time elapsed, I have to do it again with the new hardware to get correct timings 🙂 ). There’s no audio, since it’s supposed to be my failover demo if I’ll have problems during my session.
I’ve submitted another abstract about Policy Managed Databases, but it has been put in the waiting list, assuming that Data Guard has a lot more users and the interest in new Data Guard 12c features will be higher than PMDBs that are rarely used in production environments (and I’m sad about it, keep in touch if you want to know more about this great technology).
This Year RAC Attack will be an official pre-conference workshop. We have been contacted directly by the IOUG, and we’re making improvements. We’ll install RAC 12c and discuss about advanced topics, have a lot of fun, drink a beer together and jump a lot! 🙂
For truth’s sake, I wasn’t planning to head at Oracle Open World this year. I’ve never had this opportunity, and the same days my company is planning it’s great internal conference (Trivadis Tech Event) that I always enjoy and I hope will be made public soon.
But this summer I’ve started contributing heavily to the rewriting of the RAC Attack project, now focusing on Oracle RAC 12c.
So I’ve seized the opportunity and asked my managers to send me at OOW (with partial success). The final result is that I’m attending Oracle Open World and I’ll be glad to meet everyone of you! 🙂 I’ll also mentor the RAC Attack (Operation Ninja) event, so make sure you come at the OTN Lounge, lobby of Moscone South, Tuesday and Wednesday between 10:00AM and 2:00PM and meet the whole team of RAC experts.
I’m very struggled with timing conflicts between the many sessions I would like to attend. It’s a unique opportunity to meet and listen to all my favorite bloggers, technologists and tweeps, and will be a pity to miss many of their sessions.
However, I’ve ended up with this Agenda, it’s a semi-definitive one, but I reserve the right to change things the last minute, so follow me on twitter during these days.
You may notice the two huge slots I’ve reserved for the RAC Attack, and many sessions I’ll follow at the Oak Table World 2013. Most of my favorite technologists will head there.
I’ll also attend to two fitness events on Sunday and Monday, if you’re brave enough you can join us! 🙂
“If YOUor any ofYOURteam‘s members participate inOracle OpenWorld 2013conference please please reach me. Iwould lovetoMEET UP.”
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