Hi Edna,

Unfortunately Oracle uses the phrase "capped container" in their public documentation regarding what they allow and what they don't allow, but never defines the phrase. In other communications, it is clear that the phrase *at least* means "a single zone and processor set in a resoufce pool." It is not clear what else is allowed, such as your example.

Since Sun doesn't use that phrase, only Oracle would be able to answer the 

Enda o'Connor - Sun Microsystems Ireland - Software Engineer wrote:
  An interesting mail, so to be clear

we have the two Oracle instance in the global zone and  two CPU's
with two further CPU's in the 'spare' container.

Then SC 3.1 to make the two instances work together?

I am unclear as to the benefit here?

While not overly familar with Oracle licencing, i didn't think this applied as a physical cap?


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Fwd: Question rgd Oracle 10G & Container &Solaris Resource Manager]
Date:   Thu, 15 Jun 2006 09:42:00 +0300
From:   Nazan Cayrak <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>


Question rgd Oracle 10G & Container &Solaris Resource Manager
Nazan Cayrak <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Fri, 09 Jun 2006 15:25:23 +0300



IHAC who will implement SOA architecture in the bank and requires spare cpu in the server due to address unexpected system load. Due to decrease Oracle licensing we (with Oracle against IBM competition) offered to use containers and keep spare cpus in the spare container. The active container will include 2 oracle instances and the customer requires manage the system resources between the 2 instances in the active container with Solaris Resource Manager. .

We will cluster 2 nodes with SC3.1 and database will be Oracle 10g. The customer doesn't want to use RAC.

 You can find the drawing of the container logic in the attachment.

- We assume that if any performance problem occurs, customers can dynamically transfer the spare cpu's into the active container. - As far as I can see it is supported to have Solaris Containers Oracle 10g and SunCluster 3.1, if we put the application in the global container. So we assume failover between global containers is supported.

Since the customer requires written commitment, your comments about our assumptions and the scenario explained above would be appreciated.

Best Regards,



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