Forum OpenACS Q&A: Web Server and Database on Different Machines
We would like to set up a system with Oracle and AOLServer/OpenACS on different machines and can't seem to find specific information on doing this.
Has someone done this before? Does anyone have any tips? We want to use an existing Oracle installation on a big fat Sun and put the web server on a small skinny Linux PC (reserving the option to add another if needed). Is it safe to assume that it should not be a problem? Can someone share some documentation or experience? A recommendation of the best flavor of Linux (we are considering Debian or Suse) to use would also be of help (or would it be best to use another Sun box)?
Looking forward to seeing the aforementioned marvel.
The only issue I know of is something we haven't worried about or looked into. The servers need to be able to talk to each other to issue the util_memoize_flush command to each other. Since our site isn't stressing our hardware we haven't used memoize much and when we do the data is largely static.
I'd run Oracle on a supported platform, which rules out Debian as far as Linux is concerned. Under Linux, your real options are RedHat and SuSE. As much as I like SuSE, their recent joining of UnitedLinux marks the beginning of the end for them, IMHO. That means I'd use RedHat.