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Created: 14 Feb 2012 • Updated: 14 Feb 2012 | 2 comments
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Hi All. 

I'm new to all this so please forgive me if what I'm asking doesn't really make sense, hopefully it will.

We have a situation where we need to virtualise an application, this app also needs an Oracle client installed which we also want to virtualise.  Would these virtual instances need to be linked in some way?  Or would them both being installed and activated be enough?  Hopefully that makes sense.  Any advice would be appreciated.

Many thanks

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EdT's picture

The beauty of SWV is that it allows communication between different app layers without any special requirements, unlike the competition. The only limitations that are commonplace is the inability to virtualize most services.

With regard to the Oracle client - think about how you use the clients - ie, do you have a local or network based TNSNAMES.ORA, or would this be encapsulated in the Oracle client layer?

If you are not using a network based TNSNAMES.ORA, then I would recommend placing this file in the base operating system in a dedicated folder and then setting the base environment variable TNS_ADMIN to point to the file location. That way you can have a single instance of TNSNAMES.ORA locally and configure Oracle clients in different layers to use the same file.

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Wadders's picture

Thanks for that information.  We do currently run a networ k based .ORA config so this is something we might also look at.

Appreciate the response.