Those Oracle Installs Just Keep Getting More and More Difficult

In my recent rant about Oracle database installation difficulties, I provided a link to a video in which fellow OakTable Network members Morten Egan and Mogens Norgaard captured how difficult the task really is.

Well, they’re at it again. You’ll see Morten “The Nose” Egan start out this new video taped Oracle installation by configuring a SAN with what looks like the HP Array Configuration Utility, but then my eyes are getting as bad as my blogging frequency. I couldn’t miss the Windows Disk Manager though-not even on fast forward.

I think we should start calling him Morten “The Hair” Egan. The link to the video follows:

Unconventional Oracle Installation Part II

2 Responses to “Those Oracle Installs Just Keep Getting More and More Difficult”

  1. 1 Mogens Nørgaard February 6, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Well, it’s a four-node cluster with an HP SAN underneath (we call it the OakRAC) that Morten is using.

    The day before we had the video rolling and left Morten to himself in the room. Due to some RAC stuff (or whatever) he couldn’t get the cluster to do what he asked it to do.

    So he got hold of the key by the window in the room, put it on top of the OakRAC, turned it, used his mouth to put it into the lock, turned the key, opened the door to the boot botton, and then realised:

    He couldn’t reach the boot button with his nose.

    So, resolutely, he used his tongue for those four, long seconds that it takes to say ‘reboot’ to the system.

    After a while he had to give up and came out of the room to tell us.

    The next morning we were ready and the install went just fine, as you can see in the video.

    The cut where he uses his tongue to boot the OakRAC will be publised one of these days.


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