Hi Scott — I am trying to understand the nuance behind your comment. When I think of EC2, I kinda think well nothing is supported natively. Software/agents have to deployed onto the instances (AMIs, user data, CodeDeploy, SSM, etc…). Is there some reason that you emphasized this? Just trying to understand your rationale.
This is where I have to remember myself what prompted me to use that word. I’m not an Oracle expert but if I recall, Oracle RAC requires multicast support…which historically wasn’t supported in VPCs–hence EC2 wouldn’t make a good platform.
Now, AWS’s official Oracle Best Practices doc says that if you run VMWare Cloud on AWS, then you can run RAC inside VMWare as it supports multicast (page 13). https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/best-practices-for-running-oracle-database-on-aws.pdf
So, RAC could run on EC2 but with a VMWare layer in there.