Oracle/F5 RAC Integration and DevArt
The best alternative we have found is the dotConnect product by DevArt:
They have a direct connect mode that doesn't require the Oracle client. Unfortunately, this mode doesn't support RAC (it will simply connect to the first server given by the Oracle listener).
We just started looking into F5's RAC solution:
It seems like it might solve this issue for us. If DevArt's connector is given an F5 VIP, it should treat it as one server. On the Oracle side, the connections should be evenly spread across RAC IP's and Oracle nodes.
What does everyone think? Are we barking up the wrong tree?