Oracle RAC Technologies Certification Matrix for UNIX Platforms 

 

  • Oracle will support the Oracle software on clusters comprised of RAC compatible technologies and supported software combinations
  • Please consult your hardware and software vendors as not all vendors may choose to support their hardware or software in every possible cluster combination
  • For RAC database and server virtualization (Oracle VM, LPAR, vPAR, LDOM, etc.) support see here.
  • For RAC database and SAP certification information see SAP support note 527843.
  • To use Oracle Clusterware, even in a non-RAC environment, the RAC hardware and software requirements must be met (unless otherwise stated.) 
NOTE: The information in the following matrix applies to all UNIX platforms unless otherwise stated in the platform specific section.
Technology Category Technology Notes
Network Interconnect Technologies Ethernet
  • 1 Gigabit NIC's and Switches
  • 10 GigE recommended (see notes)
  • Cross over cables are not supported
  • Use correct type of cable (Cat 5, 5e, or 6)
  • Sun 10 Gigabit Ethernet solution is supported
  • IBM on AIX 10 Gigabit Ethernet solution is supported
  • HP on HP-UX 10 Gigabit Ethernet solution is supported
InfiniBand (IB)
  • RDS over IB is supported (see notes)
  • IP over IB is supported
IP over IB and RDSv3 are supported on IBM POWER systems and Oracle RAC 11.2.0.4 with AIX 6.1 TL9 SP1 and above or AIX 7.1 TL3 SP1 and above, and Oracle RAC 11.2.0.4 with patch for bug number 12909465.

IP over IB and RDSv2 are supported on IBM POWER systems and Oracle RAC 11gR1 AIX 5.3 TL8 Service Pack 4 or AIX 6.1 TL4 with Service Pack 1 and Oracle RAC 11.1. Customers planning deployment on 11gR1 must review MetaLink 282036.1 for details on supported software versions.


HPUX 11iv3 (B.11.31.0909) and OS Patches: DLPI patch PHNE_38689, ARPA Transport patch PHNE_38680, APA/LM web release of Dec 2008 OR the 0903 Fusion release.  Oracle patch for skgxp - bug # 8618175 to be installed on top of Oracle RAC 11.1.0.7.  Download and install the HPUX Infiniband driver: IB4X-00 Driver for InfiniBand

RDSv1 is supported on Solaris SPARC and x86-64 with Oracle version 10.2.0.4 and Solaris 10 update 5/09 or higher

RDSv1 is supported on Solaris SPARC  with Oracle version 11.1.0.7 on Solaris 10 10/08 and above. The patch for fixing Oracle Bug 9788507 is required.

RDSv3 is supported on Solaris 11 SPARC and x86-64  with Oracle 11gR2
(11.2.0.3)  on Solaris 11 SRU5 and later.

Storage Technologies
  • All storage products must be supported by the server (host) and storage vendors
Fibre Channel (FC) Switch required for greater than two nodes (if the storage system does not have enough FC port for the cluster nodes)
SCSI Support for two nodes only.
iSCSI Support for up to 30 nodes. Private GigE storage network is required.

The iSCSI accessed storage must be supported by the system and storage vendors.
NFS File Server
  • Following NFS storage vendors are supported: EMC, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, NetApp, Pillar Data, Sun, Hitachi.
  • NFS file servers do not require RAC certification. The NFS file server must be supported by the system and storage vendors.
  • Currently, only NFS protocol version 3 (NFSv3) is supported.

 

Platform Specific Information

Platform Technology Category Technology Notes
HP-UX Itanium Server/Processor Architecture HP-UX Integrity Servers Static nPars and static vPars are supported. 

Dynamic vPars are supported on 11iV3 and 11iV2 with 10gR2, minimum requirements: 10.2.0.3 for Oracle Clusterware (full Oracle stack) and 10.2.0.4 for Service Guard SLVM and Storage Management Suite

Cluster File System/Volume Manager Serviceguard Storage Management Suite See Certify for detailed support information
VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC See Certify for detailed support information
HP-UX PA-RISC Server/Processor Architecture HP 9000 Servers Static nPars and static vPars are supported. 

Dynamic vPars are supported on 11iV3 and 11iV2 with 10gR2, minimum requirements: 10.2.0.3 for Oracle Clusterware (full Oracle stack) and 10.2.0.4 for Service Guard SLVM and Storage Management Suite

Cluster File System/Volume Manager Serviceguard Storage Management Suite  See Certify for detailed support information
VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC See Certify for detailed support information
HP Tru64  Network Interconnect Technologies Memory Channel Hub More than 2 nodes requires Memory Channel Hub

 

Platform Technology Category Technology Notes
IBM AIX Server/Processor Architecture IBM System p, i, BladeCenter JS20, JS21 Advanced Power Virtualization hardware LPAR's are supported including Dynamic LPAR (DLPAR) or shared pool with micro partitions

VIOS Virtual SCSI & NPIV for ASM data storage and associated raw disk based Voting and OCR with 10gR2, 11gR1 and 11gR2

VIOS 1.5 is supported with CRS and Database storage on AIX logical volumes in concurrent volume groups with HACMP 5.4.1, AIX 6.1 and 11gR1

VIOS Virtual LAN for all public network and private network interconnect for  supported data storage options

Minimum CPU requirements for micro partition is 2
Cluster File System/Volume Manager
GPFS For details on the certified Oracle and GPFS combinations search My Oracle Support certification listings for GPFS, and review note 1376369.1.
VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC See Certify for detailed support information

 

Platform Technology Category Technology Notes
Sun Solaris SPARC Server/Processor Architecture Sun Servers
  • Dynamic System Domains (DSD) is supported (static only).  
  • Solaris Global Containers is supported. Solaris Local Containers is supported with Oracle RAC 10gR2 and 11gR1 (with Oracle Clusterware or Solaris Cluster on SPARC)
  • Oracle VM Server for SPARC (LDoms) is supported with Oracle RAC 10gR2 and 11gR1 with Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 (update 8) or later with Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3
    Oracle VM Server for SPARC (LDoms) is supported with Oracle RAC 11gR2 with Oracle Solaris 10 10/08 (update 6) or later (patches 142900-12, 141870-03) with Oracle Clusterware 11.2.
    See details at Supported Virtualization and Partitioning Technologies for Oracle Database and RAC Product Releases (Doc ID 1173831.1)
Network Interconnect Technologies RSM/SCI Support on Sun Cluster 3.0, 3.1 for Oracle 9.2.0.3, 10.1
Cluster File System/Volume Manager Sun Cluster GFS
  • Oracle 8, 9: support Oracle binary and archive logs ONLY
  • Oracle 10.1, 10.2, 11.1, 11.2.0.1: support Oracle binary, archive logs, OCR, and voting disk ONLY
Sun Cluster StorEdge QFS
  • Support Oracle 9.2.0.5, 10.1, 10.2, 11.1, 11.2.0.1
  • Support up to 16 nodes
Sun Cluster Solaris Volume Manager
  • Oracle 9.2.0.5: support database files
  • Oracle 10.1, 10.2, 11.1, 11.2.0.1: support database files, OCR, and voting disk
  • Support up to 8 nodes
VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC See Certify for detailed support information
VERITAS DEB/AC 3.5, 4.0 Support up to 8 nodes with raw devices
Sun Solaris x86-64 Cluster File System/Volume Manager Sun Cluster GFS
  • Oracle 10.2, 11.2.0.1: support Oracle binary, archive logs, OCR, and voting disk ONLY
Sun Cluster StorEdge QFS
  • Support Oracle 10.2, 11.2.0.1
  • Support up to 8 nodes
Sun Cluster Solaris Volume Manager
  • Oracle 10.2, 11.2.0.1: support database files, OCR, and voting disk
  • Support up to 8 nodes
VERITAS Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC See Certify for detailed support information