6 Oracle Clusterware Post-Installation Procedures

This chapter describes how to complete the required post-installation tasks after you have installed Oracle Clusterware 11g Release 1 (11.1). It contains the following sections:

6.1 Backing Up the Voting Disk after Installation

After your Oracle Clusterware installation is complete, and after you are sure that your system is functioning properly, make a backup of the contents of the voting disk using ocopy.exe which resides on the Oracle Database home.

Also make a backup of the voting disk contents after you complete any node additions or node deletions, and after running any deinstallation procedures.

6.2 Downloading and Installing Patches

Refer to the OracleMetaLink Web site for required patch updates for your installation. To download required patch updates:

  1. Use a Web browser to view the OracleMetaLink Web site:

    https://metalink.oracle.com

  2. Log in to OracleMetaLink.

    Note:

    If you are not an OracleMetaLink registered user, then click Register for MetaLink and register.
  3. On the main OracleMetaLink page, click Patches & Updates.

  4. On the Patches & Update page, click Advanced Search.

  5. On the Advanced Search page, click the search icon next to the Product or Product Family field.

  6. In the Search and Select: Product Family field, select Database and Tools in the Search list field, enter RDBMS Server in the text field, and click Go.

    RDBMS Server appears in the Product or Product Family field. The current release appears in the Release field.

  7. Select your platform from the list in the Platform field, and at the bottom of the selection list, click Go.

  8. Any available patch updates appear under the Results heading.

  9. Click the number of the patch that you want to download.

  10. On the Patch Set page, click View README and read the page that appears. The README page contains information about the patch set and how to apply the patches to your installation.

  11. Return to the Patch Set page, click Download, and save the file on your system.

  12. Use the unzip utility provided with Oracle Database 10g to uncompress the Oracle patch updates that you downloaded from OracleMetaLink. The unzip utility is located in the $ORACLE_HOME/bin directory.

  13. Refer to "Deinstalling Oracle Clusterware from Windows Environments" for information about how to stop database processes in preparation for installing patches.

6.3 Required Tasks to Install Oracle RAC Database Release 9.2

To install an Oracle9i RAC database on Oracle Clusterware 11g (11.1), perform the following configuration steps to prevent permission errors:

  1. Obtain a listing of the nodes that are currently configured with Oracle Clusterware.

    On any node in the cluster, run a command using the following syntax, where CRS_home is the Oracle Clusterware home:

    CRS_home\bin\olsnodes
    

    For example:

    D:\> app\crs\bin\olsnodes
    
  2. Create the OracleCRSToken_username for the Oracle9i software owner on each node in the cluster. After the service is created, change the ownership for the GSD resource to the Oracle9i software owner.

    If you are using a domain user, then run the following command on only one node in the cluster using the specified syntax, where CRS_home is the Oracle Clusterware home, 92_user_domain is the domain of the Oracle9i software owner, and 92_username is the user name of the Oracle9i software owner:

    CRS_home\bin\crsuser add 92_user_domain\92_username
    

    Note:

    When specifying a domain user, you must you the format domain\username instead of the format username@domain

    If you are using a local Administrator user, then run the following command on each node in the cluster using the specified syntax, where CRS_home is the Oracle Clusterware home, 92_username is the user name of the Oracle9i software owner, and nodename is the name of the node on which the service is being configured:

    CRS_home\bin\crsuser add nodename\92_username
    
  3. On any node, run the following command for each node in the cluster, where nodename is the name of the node you are configuring:

    • Domain users

      CRS_home\bin\crs_setperm ora.nodename.gsd -o 92_user_domain\92_username
      
    • Local Adminsitrator users

      CRS_home\bin\crs_setperm ora.nodename.gsd -o 92_username
      

    You must repeat this command until it has been run one time for each node in your cluster.

  4. Enable and start the GSD daemon on all nodes in the cluster.

    On any node in the cluster, run commands using the following syntax, where CRS_home is the Oracle Clusterware home:

    CRS_HOME\bin\srvctl enable nodeapps -g
    CRS_HOME\bin\srvctl start nodeapps -all
    

    For example, if the Oracle Clusterware home is D:\app\grid, then enter the following commands:

    D:\app\grid\bin> srvctl enable nodeapps -g
    D:\app\grid\bin> srvctl start nodeapps -all