2 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2014 5:53 AM by llamamecomoquieras

    Oracle RAC and McAfee


      We're experiencing a strange problem with Oracle RAC and McAfee anti-virus.

      As part of the installation of the Oracle RAC we disable anti virus as directed. We have had our RAC running fine, but when we came to re-enable the AV and reboot we got the BSOD.

      Abnormal Program Termination (BugCheck, STOP: 0x00000035 (0x8E984678, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000


      Following the standard process of raising this problem with Microsoft they identify the problem and also a fix. Microsoft talk about too many file filter drivers being present and pushing the DFS upper limit beyond the default size. Upping this value, as per msdn, has no impact.

      We're able to recover from this BSOD by disabling AV. We don't have the problem if we run the AV service manually whilst the system is up. However, if we make the service automatic we fail to boot.

      *Tech Details*

      - 2 Node Oracle 10g Cluster
      - 2 * Windows 2003 SP2, 16GB RAM, Quad Core 3ghz Processor
      - SAN attached storage
      - McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5.0i,
      Scan Engine (5300.2777), DAT Version