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RAC Attack - Oracle Cluster Database at Home/RAC Attack 12c/Hardware Requirements


RAC Attack - Oracle Cluster Database 12c at Home (e)


This handbook will walk you through the process of creating a two-node Oracle RAC cluster on your own laptop or desktop computer.

Hardware Minimum RequirementsEdit

Most modern laptop and desktop computers should be powerful enough to run a two-node virtual RAC cluster. In a nutshell, these are the recommended minimums:

  • Modern CPU (most of laptops produced after 2011 should be ok)
  • 8Gb memory
  • 40Gb of free disk space
    • 9Gb Software Staging
    • 29Gb - 2VMs + 2 ASM disks
  • Windows 64bit (XP, Vista or 7) (Linux & Mac have been tested as well and differences to the Windows instructions are included in the book)