>> The concesus seems that NT boxes can't stay up past a week (or less).
>> What's your experience? How about Solaris x86?
Sadly enough, we had pretty much the same result (miserable) with Solaris
x86 running Oracle Workgroup Server v7.3. The database would crash every
night, and the PMON and SMON processes would mysteriously die off under
It was running on a loaded Pentium Pro server from Micron-- 512MB RAM,
SCSI, 100 Base-T Ethernet, etc... Evevn though Micron is one of the
top brands rated by different PC magazines, we found that their hardware
wasn't quite up-top-snuff for the demanding environment we had it in.
The OS itself was fairly stable, although we did have a few crashes of
that as well. Thus far on Sun, everything's been golden.
Quote:>> We have a low budget and need an Oracle box 7x24. The cheapest solution
>> for now would be an Intel box, which means NT or Solaris x86.
Look at a Sun Ultra. Some of the slower models (167Mhz and lower) can be
had fairly well equipped for less than $10,000. You'll be happy; your
users will be happy; and most of all, your database will be happy. :-)
Quote:>Buy good equipment if you go with intel boxes.
Good equipment. No Packard Bell or AST. Try stuff from Compaq and NCR.
Databases are _very_ sensitive to the hardware they run on-- any tiny
incompatibilities between the mismash of vendors that make up the PC
machine will cause havoc. We use all Sun hardware-- drives, chassis,
memory, disk arrays, everything... In the world of high reliability,
generic is not the same!!