Is CA Gen supported or compatible with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)?

Document ID : KB000018495
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

CA Gen is not directly aware of the way Oracle RAC functions and is not specifically tested nor certified with it. However, theoretically connecting a Gen application to a RAC environment should be successful.

Solution:

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) allows multiple servers to run simultaneous Oracle instances to a single database using shared disk technology.

Gen is not directly aware of the way Oracle RAC functions and is not specifically tested nor certified with it.

However a Gen application can connect to an Oracle database using a tnsnames.ora net_service_name definition. For example with Windows/Unix based Gen C servers the database connection parameters on each line of the aeenv file can be changed by replacing the final 2 fields of each line:
userid password
with a single field:
userid/password@net_service_name

So theoretically connecting a Gen application to a RAC environment should be successful as long as the tnsnames.ora net_service_name parameters and the RAC control any switching between server instances in the cluster.