The Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Administration and Deployment Guide describes the Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) architectures and provides an overview of these products. This book also describes administrative and deployment topics for Oracle Clusterware and Oracle RAC.
Information in this manual applies to Oracle RAC as it runs on all platforms unless otherwise noted. In addition, the content of this manual supplements administrative and deployment topics for Oracle single-instance databases that appear in other Oracle documentation. Where necessary, this manual refers to platform-specific documentation. This Preface contains these topics:
The Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Administration and Deployment Guide is intended for database administrators, network administrators, and system administrators who perform the following tasks:
Install and configure Oracle RAC databases
Administer and manage Oracle RAC databases
Manage and troubleshoot clusters and networks that use Oracle RAC
To use this document, you should be familiar with the administrative procedures described in Oracle Database 2 Day DBA and the Oracle Database Administrator's Guide. You should also read Oracle Database Concepts to become familiar with Oracle database concepts. You should also be familiar with installing and configuring Oracle RAC as described in the platform-specific Oracle RAC installation guides.
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For more information, refer to the Oracle resources listed in this section.
Platform-specific Oracle Clusterware and Oracle RAC installation guides
Oracle Database 10g Administrator's Reference Release 1 (10.2) for UNIX Systems: AIX-Based Systems, HP-UX, Tru64 UNIX, Linux, and the Solaris Operating System (SPARC)
Database error messages descriptions are available online or by way of a Tahiti documentation search. Oracle Clusterware messages and Oracle RAC-specific java tool messages appear in Appendix C and Appendix F of this document respectively.
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