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  • Carlo-TutorialsDojo

    January 22, 2024 at 10:50 am

    Hello AWSPro21,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Firstly, it’s true that most default AMIs do not come with Flashgrid or Oracle pre-installed. However, it’s not accurate to say that an EC2 instance doesn’t natively support Oracle RAC. This is like saying you can’t run a web server on EC2 just because a specific ‘X service’ isn’t pre-installed on it. Flashgrid is simply a software that takes care of the networking and storage requirements of Oracle RAC. You can pretty much run Oracle RAC without it so long as you meet the set of configurations required by Oracle RAC. However, I understand that it’s almost impossible not to use it if you want to run Oracle RAC without headaches, just like any software solutions we depend on.

    Secondly, in actual exams, third-party names may not necessarily be mentioned, as is the case with this question, unless they are highly relevant to the context of what’s being asked. To relate this to the question, FlashGrid still uses native AWS resources, such as EBS volumes and EC2 instances. Maintenance tasks, including backups and patching, remain your responsibility. Therefore, the use of DLM and SSM, as indicated in the correct answers, is still very applicable

    Carlo @ Tutorials Dojo