My first attempt was to install it on Fedora Core 6 but I didn't succeed, and even I managed to corrupt VM totally. My second try was to create new VM with FC5. I've applied all available updates, and tried to install Oracle 11g. Oracle gave warning that some packages do not match requirements, but after manually marking check-box it proceeded and installed successfully. And seems to be fully functional. Do not try this for production DB :)
After that I've spend lot of time trying to connect to this DB from my Windows box. I was reconfiguring VM Network setting, FC Network setting many times without any sign of progress. Finally I found out that it can be firewall that is causing problem. It was really silly that I spend so much time to solve so simple problem...
Any way my Oracle 11g is up and running, so I started to test one of th features that are in my interest: DRCP: Database Resident Connection Pooling.
I've enables DRCP:
SQL> EXECUTE DBMS_CONNECTION_POOL.START_POOL();And created sample user for tests:
PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.
SQL> create user pooltest identified by pool ;I've added entry in TNSNAMES.ORA on Windows box:
SQL> grant connect to pooltest;
DB11GPOOL =And tried to connect using POOLED server:
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = 192.168.194.111)(PORT = 1521))
(SERVICE_NAME = DB11G)(SERVER=POOLED) ) )
c:\Temp>sqlplus pooltest/pool@db11gpoolSo, DRCP needs proper client version to work. It's not a good news, as I thought that this will not require any changes at client side :(
SQL*Plus: Release 10.2.0.2.0 - Production on Mon Aug 27 22:30:08 2007
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ORA-56606: DRCP: Client version doesnot support the feature
I have to make my test on single box, or install Oracle on one more box (VM). Ok, first try from the same box where DB installed:
[oracle@vm111 admin]$ sqlplus pooltest/pool@db11gpoolSeems that I have to dig little more more to make it working.
SQL*Plus: Release 126.96.36.199.0 - Production on Mon Aug 27 22:41:51 2007
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UPDATE: Success story on DRCP in next post.