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The first step of the software update process is to download an image file, which is unpacked in a particular location on the ZFS storage appliance. When the download is interrupted, the file system is not cleaned up or rolled back to a previous state. As a result, contents from different versions of the software image may end up in the source location from where the installation files are loaded. In addition, the downloaded *.iso file remains stored in /tmp and is not unmounted. If downloads are frequently started and stopped, this could cause the system to run out of free loop devices to mount the *.iso files, or even to run out of free space.

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Workaround: The files left behind by previous downloads do not prevent you from running the update procedure again and restarting the download. Download a new software update image. When it completes successfully you can install the new version of the software, as described in the section Update in the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Administrator's Guide.

For those who want to become familiar with Oracle RAC 11g without a major cash outlay, this guide provides a low-cost alternative to configuring an Oracle RAC 11g Release 2 system using commercial off-the-shelf components and downloadable software at an estimated cost of US$2,200 to US$2,700. The system will consist of a two node cluster, both running Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) Release 5 Update 4 for x86_64, Oracle RAC 11g Release 2 for Linux x86_64, and ASMLib 2.0. All shared disk storage for Oracle RAC will be based on iSCSI using Openfiler release 2.3 x86_64 running on a third node (known in this article as the Network Storage Server).

Although this article should work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux (available for free) will provide the same if not better stability and will already include the ASMLib software packages (with the exception of the ASMLib userspace libraries which is a separate download).

Basically, an iSCSI initiator is a client device that connects and initiates requests to some service offered by a server (in this case an iSCSI target). The iSCSI initiator software will need to exist on each of the Oracle RAC nodes ( racnode1 and racnode2).

An iSCSI initiator can be implemented using either software or hardware. Software iSCSI initiators are available for most major operating system platforms. For this article, we will be using the free Linux Open-iSCSI software driver found in the iscsi-initiator-utils RPM. The iSCSI software initiator is generally used with a standard network interface card (NIC) a Gigabit Ethernet card in most cases. A hardware initiator is an iSCSI HBA (or a TCP Offload Engine (TOE) card), which is basically just a specialized Ethernet card with a SCSI ASIC on-board to offload all the work (TCP and SCSI commands) from the system CPU. iSCSI HBAs are available from a number of vendors, including Adaptec, Alacritech, Intel, and QLogic.

If you are downloading the above ISO files to a MS Windows machine, there are many options for burning these images (ISO files) to a CD/DVD. You may already be familiar with and have the proper software to burn images to a CD/DVD. If you are not familiar with this process and do not have the required software to burn images to a CD/DVD, here are just two (of many) software packages that can be used:

If you are downloading the above ISO file to a MS Windows machine, there are many options for burning these images (ISO files) to a CD. You may already be familiar with and have the proper software to burn images to CD. If you are not familiar with this process and do not have the required software to burn images to CD, here are just two (of many) software packages that can be used:

The ietd program implements the user level part of iSCSI Enterprise Target software for building an iSCSI storage system on Linux. With the iSCSI target enabled, we should be able to SSH into the Openfiler server and see the iscsi-target service running:

In this section we will be configuring the iSCSI software initiator on both of the Oracle RAC nodes. Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4 includes the Open-iSCSI iSCSI software initiator which can be found in the iscsi-initiator-utils RPM. This is a change from previous versions of Oracle Enterprise Linux (4.x) which included the Linux iscsi-sfnet software driver developed as part of the Linux-iSCSI Project. All iSCSI management tasks like discovery and logins will use the command-line interface iscsiadm which is included with Open-iSCSI.

The iSCSI software initiator will be configured to automatically log in to the network storage server ( openfiler1) and discover the iSCSI volumes created in the previous section. We will then go through the steps of creating persistent local SCSI device names (i.e. /dev/iscsi/crs1) for each of the iSCSI target names discovered using udev. Having a consistent local SCSI device name and which iSCSI target it maps to, helps to differentiate between the three volumes when configuring ASM. Before we can do any of this, however, we must first install the iSCSI initiator software.

With Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.4, the Open-iSCSI iSCSI software initiator does not get installed by default. The software is included in the iscsi-initiator-utils package which can be found on CD #1. To determine if this package is installed (which in most cases, it will not be), perform the following on both Oracle RAC nodes:

After verifying that the iscsi-initiator-utils package is installed on both Oracle RAC nodes, start the iscsid service and enable it to automatically start when the system boots. We will also configure the iscsi service to automatically start which logs into iSCSI targets needed at system startup.

Now that the iSCSI service is started, use the iscsiadm command-line interface to discover all available targets on the network storage server. This should be performed on both Oracle RAC nodes to verify the configuration is functioning properly:

At this point the iSCSI initiator service has been started and each of the Oracle RAC nodes were able to discover the available targets from the network storage server. The next step is to manually log in to each of the available targets which can be done using the iscsiadm command-line interface. This needs to be run on both Oracle RAC nodes. Note that I had to specify the IP address and not the host name of the network storage server ( openfiler1-priv) - I believe this is required given the discovery (above) shows the targets using the IP address.

What we need is a consistent device name we can reference (i.e. /dev/iscsi/crs1) that will always point to the appropriate iSCSI target through reboots. This is where the Dynamic Device Management tool named udev comes in. udev provides a dynamic device directory using symbolic links that point to the actual device using a configurable set of rules. When udev receives a device event (for example, the client logging in to an iSCSI target), it matches its configured rules against the available device attributes provided in sysfs to identify the device. Rules that match may provide additional device information or specify a device node name and multiple symlink names and instruct udev to run additional programs (a SHELL script for example) as part of the device event handling process.

The listing above shows that udev did the job it was suppose to do! We now have a consistent set of local device names that can be used to reference the iSCSI targets. For example, we can safely assume that the device name /dev/iscsi/crs1/part will always reference the iSCSI target We now have a consistent iSCSI target name to local device name mapping which is described in the following table:

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 contains a 32-bit environment to run such applications on the architectures Intel 64/AMD64 (x86-64). The support targets tools to set up software or hardware. Other 32-bit applications may work with the given environment, but the environment is not intended to be a full replacement for a 32-bit installation.

Because both RPM packages provide the same library, in the past, Zypper would pick either of the packages when trying to install libpsm_infinipath1 to satisfy the dependency of another package. However, libpsm2-compat is only targeted at PSM1 users testing software on PSM2 hardware and should therefore not be picked by default.


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