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GabiD
07-Jun-2012, 09:23
Hello all,

We have a 2 node sles10 oracle cluster, based on ocfs. Recently, we decided to upgrade to Sles11 so we bought the Sles11 enterprise licences and we began to do some test first. All good except that now the ocfs2 packages are in HA module and not in the SLeS enterprise repository, as they were in sles10. So, I'm wonder , why do I have to buy HA extension for Sles 11 , only for ocfs2 when :
- I only use ocf2 from HA extension , with included o2cb, nothing else;
- ocfs2 it's an oracle project, and packages are under GPL license type (check http://oss.oracle.com/projects/ocfs2/) ?

Is there any advantages(technically speaking), in using HA extention, for an ocfs2 cluster, that I'm missing here ?

Thank you,

Gabi

David Gersic
07-Jun-2012, 15:30
On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:24:02 +0000, GabiD wrote:

> they were in sles10. So, I'm wonder , why do I have to buy HA extension
> for Sles 11 , only for ocfs2 when :
> - I only use ocf2 from HA extension , with included o2cb, nothing else;
> - ocfs2 it's an oracle project, and packages are under GPL license type
> (check http://oss.oracle.com/projects/ocfs2/) ?

Good question. Let me see if I can find a good answer to go with it.


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Rick B
07-Jun-2012, 22:06
David Gersic wrote:

> On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:24:02 +0000, GabiD wrote:
>
>> they were in sles10. So, I'm wonder , why do I have to buy HA extension
>> for Sles 11 , only for ocfs2 when :
>> - I only use ocf2 from HA extension , with included o2cb, nothing else;
>> - ocfs2 it's an oracle project, and packages are under GPL license type
>> (check http://oss.oracle.com/projects/ocfs2/) ?
>
> Good question. Let me see if I can find a good answer to go with it.
>
>

I hope you have more luck that I did. I never got a straight answer to that
question. I think this should have stayed included especially for those
running it for xen.

David Gersic
03-Jul-2012, 22:25
On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:24:02 +0000, GabiD wrote:

> Is there any advantages(technically speaking), in using HA extention,
> for an ocfs2 cluster, that I'm missing here ?

There doesn't seem to be a technical reason for this. The best advice
I've been able to come up with is that you should yell at your SuSE sales
person, tell them you're a long time customer, trying to upgrade from
SLES10 to SLES11 and that you want/need/require an exception to the
standard licensing terms in order to do so.


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