Preface

Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for Linux and UNIX explains how to install and configure Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC). Before you use this guide, you must first complete successfully an installation of Oracle Clusterware, as described in Oracle Clusterware Installation Guide for your platform.

This preface contains the following topics:

Intended Audience

Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for Linux and UNIXprovides database installation information for database administrators (DBAs) who install and configure Oracle RAC.

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Related Documents

For more information, refer to the following Oracle resources:

Oracle Real Application Clusters Documentation

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Installation Guides

Operating System-Specific Administrative Guides

Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (11.1) Real Application Clusters Management

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