Oracle 10g with RAC is not supported inside local zones. See the Oracle metalink note 317257.1, excerpts below.
"Oracle RAC does not work in non-global Solaris 10 Containers." & 7.1 Oracle RAC An Oracle RAC installation is composed of several nodes, shared storage, and a private interconnect. A local Solaris Container cannot be used as an Oracle RAC node, mainly because of the following two reasons: Cluster manager: One of the software components that must be present in a RAC installation is a cluster manager. The cluster manager is responsible for isolating failed systems from the shared storage,to avoid corruption of data, and enabling communication between nodes in the cluster via a private interconnect. In order to use local Solaris Containers as RAC nodes the cluster manager would need to become capable of managing local Containers. As of this writing no cluster solution is capable of using local containers as cluster members or nodes. Oracle RAC VIP: Another limitation to running Oracle RAC in local Solaris Container is the Virtual IP. Oracle RAC uses a virtual interface in each node to distribute client connections to all the active nodes in the cluster. When a node (node A) leaves the cluster one of the other active members of the cluster (node B) will take over its virtual IP address by bringing up an extra virtual interface with the IP address used by node A. In this way node B will service all new connections sent to node A until node A re-joins the cluster. For security reasons, a local Container does not have the privileges required for managing virtual interfaces. Therefore, the VIP mechanism used by Oracle RAC conflicts with the local container security limitations. This message posted from opensolaris.org _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com