Preface

Oracle Grid Infrastructure Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-Bit) explains how to configure a server in preparation for installing and configuring an Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation (Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Automatic Storage Management). It also explains how to configure a server and storage in preparation for an Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) installation.

Intended Audience

Oracle Grid Infrastructure Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-Bit) provides configuration information for network and system administrators, and database installation information for database administrators (DBAs) who install and configure Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Automatic Storage Management in an Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a cluster installation.

For customers with specialized system roles who intend to install Oracle RAC, this book is intended to be used by system administrators, network administrators, or storage administrators to configure a system in preparation for an Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a cluster installation, and complete all configuration tasks that require Administrator user privileges. When the Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation and configuration is successfully completed, a system administrator should only provide configuration information and grant access to the database administrator to run scripts that require Administrator user privileges during an Oracle RAC installation.

This guide assumes that you are familiar with Oracle Database concepts. For additional information, refer to books in the Related Documents list.

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Related Documents

For more information, refer to the following Oracle resources.

Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Documentation

This installation guide reviews steps required to complete an Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Automatic Storage Management installation, and to perform preinstallation steps for Oracle RAC.

If you intend to install Oracle Database or Oracle RAC, then complete the preinstallation tasks as described in this installation guide. Next, complete the Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation, and review the Oracle Database and Oracle RAC installation guides for additional information. You can install either Oracle databases for a standalone server on an Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation, or install an Oracle RAC database. To install an Oracle Restart deployment of Oracle Grid Infrastructure, see Oracle Database Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-Bit).

Most Oracle error message documentation is only available in HTML format. If you only have access to the Oracle Documentation media, then browse the error messages by range. When you find the correct range of error messages, use your browser's Find feature to locate a specific message. When connected to the Internet, you can search for a specific error message using the error message search feature of the Oracle online documentation.

Installation Guides

  • Oracle Diagnostics Pack Installation Guide

  • Oracle Database Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-Bit)

  • Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-Bit)

Operating System-Specific Administrative Guides

  • Oracle Database Platform Guide for Microsoft Windows

Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Administrative Guides

  • Oracle Clusterware Administration and Deployment Guide

  • Oracle Automatic Storage Management Administrator's Guide

Oracle Real Application Clusters Administrative Guides

  • Oracle Real Application Clusters Administration and Deployment Guide

  • Oracle Database 2 Day + Real Application Clusters Guide

Generic Documentation

  • Getting Started with the Oracle Diagnostics Pack

  • Oracle Database 2 Day DBA

  • Oracle Database Administrator's Guide

  • Oracle Database Concepts

  • Oracle Database New Features Guide

  • Oracle Database Net Services Administrator's Guide

  • Oracle Database Reference

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