Oracle on SBS2003 Prem

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by nordberg, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. nordberg

    nordberg Guest


    We have a customer who is about to upgrade their aging W2000 server and the
    obvious choice for replacement is SBS2003 Prem. The only fly in the ointment
    is that their LOB software sits on an Oracle DB that will be hosted on the
    SBS server.

    Has anyone had any experience of Oracle on SBS2003? Any gotchas or problems
    to be wary of?

    nordberg, Aug 6, 2007
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  2. nordberg

    nordberg Guest

    It's an application called Fidelio Cruise - -
    basically a package that aids the day to day running of a cruise ship.

    It's currrently running on their ancient W2K server and doing just fine, so
    I don't see there been an issue with the new server not being up to the job
    with regard to performance. My worry is whether there are going to be any
    issues cohabiting with things like the MSDE databases and ISA2004 et al.

    nordberg, Aug 6, 2007
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  3. I'd agree with Les. Do a test configuration to ensure no major issues.

    I have run Oracle on an SBS server, with ISA, and without major issues. It
    was, however, not in production, and was Oracle 7. I don't know why you
    should have any issues, given that the app is able to run on an old Win2k
    server now, but please test first.

    Another possibility is to go to a virtualized environment. Buying a bigger
    and beefier server and loading SBS in a virtual server environment on it.
    You can't use ISA virtualized, so it would have to be on the host OS.


    "Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]" <>
    wrote in message You should have no issues with regard to MSDE and Oracle
    You'll want to make sure that the SBS server has 4 GB of RAM, and remember
    that you have other applications wanting some of that memory too.

    If it were me, I'd put it on a separate server with an OS where I could
    bump the RAM higher if needed and let SBS do its thing.

    As for ISA, you may want to consider a hardware firewall solution vs ISA
    and there may be less issues in configuration.



    I agree on the RAM and we've quoted for 4Gb. In actuality, the main reason
    we are looking at SBS as the platform for this server is mainly cost. SBS
    works out cheaper than a W2003 server and a ISA2004 server plus we get the
    added features SBS brings to the party - although we won't be making use of
    Exchange just yet, possibly sometime in the future (another reason why I am
    confident on the performance side of things).

    Unfortunately, a second server isn't a option because of physical space

    I appreciate your sentiments re ISA2004 also. I would love to be able to
    rely solely on the Cisco PIX which will also be installed, but the customer
    wants the facility to monitor usage etc and ISA is the natural option.

    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 6, 2007
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