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ACFS. See Oracle ACFS.
database configuration type, 2.3, 2.4, 2.4.2, C.2.1.5
installation type, 2.2, 2.4.3, 2.5.2, C.2.1.5
different chip architectures, 1.2.1
Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA), Preface, 1.2.3, 2.9, 3.6, C.1, C., D.2
stripe and mirror everything (SAME), Preface
archive logs
and converting to cluster databases, C.1
ASM Dynamic Volume Manager (AVMD), 1.3
ASM. See Oracle ASM.
ASMSNMP, 1.5.2
Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR), 7.8.4
Automatic Storage Management. See Oracle ASM.
automatic undo management, 7.5
and converting a single-instance database to Oracle RAC, C.
and DBCA, 3.2, C.2
tablespaces, 7.4.1
AVMD. See ASM Dynamic Volume Manager (AVMD).


b_cr91data, 2.9.2
and converting to cluster database, C.1
automated, 1.3, 1.3.1, 6.5, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, B.5.1, G.1.2.2, G.2.3, G.2.5
configuring with EMCA, G.2.5.3
space requirements when using DBCA, 1.3
browsers. See web browsers.


candidate disks, 3.5.1
database listener port, 6.8.1
Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control ports, F.5
Oracle Management Agent port, F.4
Oracle XML DB ports, F.6
product languages, 2.2
changing host names, 6.8.3, 7.1
cluster databases
archive logs, C.1
converting to using DBCA, C.2
converting to using Enterprise Manager Grid Control, C.3.4
converting to using rconfig, C.3
creating using DBCA, C.
installed configuration, 7.4.1
load balancing, 7.9
password file, C.
SCAN, 7.9
SPFILE, 5.1, 7.6
cluster file systems
See also OCFS for Windows
See also Oracle ACFS
storage options for data files, 1.3.1
Cluster Manager
ports, ranges, and protocols, F.3, F.3
Cluster Verification Utility
checking the integrity of the Cluster Manager, A.2.2
DBCA database creation stage readiness check, 3.4
download location, 1.1.5
incorporated into OUI, 1.1.5
installed location, 1.6
overview, 1.1.5
verifying readiness for database installation, 1.6
clusterware diagnostics, A.2.2
crsctl, 4.5.3
emca, 4.2.6
olsnodes, 4.5.3, A.2.2
created when using DBCA, 7.4
new for Oracle Database 11g release 1, Preface
Oracle Configuration Manager, Preface
Oracle Database Vault, Preface
configuration assistants
failed status, A.3.2
troubleshooting, A.3, A.3.1
configuration types
Advanced, 2.4
connect descriptors, 7.8.1
connection load balancing, 7.9
Connection Manager. See Oracle Connection Manager
control files, 1.5.4
described, 7.4.2
installed configuration, 7.4.2
converting to Oracle RAC
administrative considerations, C.1
from nonclustered systems, C.2.1
from single-instance databases, B, C, C, C.2.3, C.3, C.3.4
postconversion steps, C.6
reasons not to convert, C.2
with rconfig, C.3
CPU, 4.1.2
creating Oracle RAC databases
using DBCA, 2.9, 3.1, 3.5.2
using scripts, B.1
Critical Patch Updates, 4.1.2
Customer Configuration Repository. See Oracle Configuration Manager.


data files, 1.5.4
and DBCA, 7.4.1
described, 7.4.1
storage options, 1.3.1
Data Warehouse
database configuration type, 2.4
components created by DBCA, 7.4
configuration types, 2.2, 2.4
configuring automatic daily backups, 6.6.1
creation using scripts, B.1
services, 2.9.1, 7.8.1
supported storage options for files, 1.3.2
Database Agent, 7.9.2
and listeners,
and server parameter files, 5.1
Database Agent process,
Database Configuration Assistant. See Oracle Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA).
Database Control
automatic daily backups with EMCA, 6.6.1
changing the host name or IP address, 6.8.3, 6.8.4
changing the listener port, 6.8.1
configuration for Oracle Real Application Clusters, 6.7
configuring after installation, 6.6, 6.7
configuring on new nodes using EMCA, 6.7.2
configuring on remote nodes using EMCA, 6.7.1
configuring using DBCA, 6.5
configuring with EMCA, 6.6
displaying the current configuration, G.1.2.1
email notifications, 3.5.3
modifying the existing configuration, 6.7.1
port used, 6.7.3
port used by the Oracle Management Agent, 6.7.3
reconfiguring after changing TNS_ADMIN, 6.8.4
removing from a node using EMCA,
specifying ports, 6.7.3
Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA), 3.3, C
daylight savings time
DB_NAME, 3.5.3
initialization parameters, 3.5.3
dbca.rsp file, B.5.1
DBCA.See Oracle Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA).
password requirements, 2.8
dedicated servers, 7.9.4
Deinstallation tool, 8.1
example of using the, 8.3.2
log files, 8.3.1
deleting databases
using DBCA, 3.6
deprecated features
for Oracle Database 11g release 1, Preface
initialization parameters, Preface
service management, 2.9.1
raw devices, Preface
diagnostics, A.2.2
directory objects, 4.1.6
directory structures, D
domain users
used in installation, 1.2.2
downloading installer updates before installing from a secure data center, 1.1.2
DST patches, 4.1.2


Easy Connect Naming, Preface, 7.8.4, 7.8.4
email notifications
with Database Control, 3.5.3
EMCA. See Enterprise Manager Configuration Assistant (EMCA).
Enterprise Manager Configuration Assistant (EMCA)
and Oracle RAC, 6.3
changing the host name or IP address, 6.8.3, 6.8.4
concepts, 6.7
configuring automatic daily backups, 6.6.1
configuring Database Control on newly added nodes, 6.7.2
configuring Database Control on remote nodes, 6.7.1
configuring Database Control with, 6.6
displaying current Database Control configuration, G.1.2.1
reconfiguring after changing TNS_ADMIN, 6.8.4
reconfiguring Database Control after changing the listener port, 6.8.1
removing Database Control from a node,
specifying port assignments, 6.7.3
troubleshooting problems with Database Control, 6.8
using an input file for EMCA parameters, 6.6.2
Enterprise Manager Control (EMCTL), 6.3
enterprise.rsp file, B.5.1
error messages
during installation, A.2
silent mode, A.4
external files, 4.1.6
external tables, 4.1.6


and service registration, 7.9.3
failure group, 3.5.3
fast recovery area, 3.5.3
and files managed by Oracle, C.3.4, C.3.4
features, new, Preface, Preface
file systems
storage options for data files, 1.3.1
supported options for Oracle Database, 1.3.1
dbca.rsp, B.5.1
enterprise.rsp, B.5.1
response files, B.5


General Purpose/Transaction Processing
database configuration type, 2.4
global database names
selecting, 2.7
support for, 1.1.7, 2.2
Grid Control
updating targets after upgrade to Oracle Database 11g release 2, 6.8.2
Grid Plug and Play, Preface
ORA_DBA, 1.2.2, A.2.1, B.5.1


high availability
SCAN listeners, 7.9.2
stopping services, E.3.2
host names
changing, 7.1
reconfiguring Database Control after changing, 6.8.3, 6.8.4


initialization parameter files, 7.6
for instances, 5.1
See also parameter files (PFILE).
See also server parameter files (SPFILE).
initialization parameters
DB_NAME, 3.5.3
installActions.log files, A.1.3
and globalization, 1.1.7, 2.2
and Oracle Configuration Manager, 2.6
and Oracle Database Vault, 1.4
directory structure, D
listener.ora file,
noninteractive, B.1
noninteractive mode error handling, A.4
of additional products after installation is completed, 3.5.3
response files, B.5
errors, A.4
preparing, B.5, B.5.2
templates, B.5
silent mode, B.6.2
silent mode error handling, A.4
tnsnames.ora files, 7.8.3
initialization parameter files, 5.1


Java Message Service (JMS)
port used with Database Control, 6.7.3
Java Runtime Environment
Windows requirements, 1.3


language. See globalization.
language support and installation, 2.2
List of Cluster Databases page, 3.6
automatic migration from earlier releases, 3.3
listener.ora file, 7.8.2
local listeners, 7.9.2
remote listeners, 7.9.2
default configuration of listener.ora,
sqlnet.ora, 7.8.4
LOCAL_LISTENER, 7.8.3, 7.9.2
REMOTE_LISTENER, 7.8.3, 7.9.2
registration, 7.8.1
service registration,
load balancing
and service registration, 7.9
local administrator users, 1.2.2
local groups
ORA_DBA, 1.2.2
local listeners,
local PFILE, 5.3
log files
how to see the log files during installation, 2
troubleshooting with, A.1.3, A.2.3


Management Options page
in DBCA, 6.5, G.1.1
managing tablespaces, 7.5
Metalink. See My Oracle Support web site.
from single-instance databases to Oracle RAC, C.2
multiple Oracle homes
and Oracle Clusterware, 1.1.6
multiple Oracle RAC databases
clusterware requirements for, 1.1.6
My Oracle Support web site, 4.1.3
about, 1.1.1
accessing, 1.1.1
and storage requirements, 1.3
check before installation, 1.1.1


naming methods, 7.8.1
Easy Connect Naming, 7.8.4, 7.8.4
National Language Support (NLS)
compatibility files, 2.9.2
Net Configuration Assistant. See Oracle Net Configuration Assistant (NETCA)
net service names, 7.8.3
NETCA. See Oracle Net Configuration Assistant (NETCA).
netca.rsp file, B.5.1
network attached storage (NAS), 1.3.1
configuration files,
sqlnet.ora, 7.8.4
tnsnames.ora, 7.8.3
directories, D.2
planned interface uses,
new features, Preface, Preface
noninteractive mode. See response file mode.
NTS operating system authentication, 7.8.4


OCFS for Windows, 1.3.2, 3.5.3
olsnodes command, A.2.2
operating system
preinstallation requirements for Oracle RAC, 1.2.5
Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA), Preface, 1.2.3, 2.9, 3.6, C.1, C., D.2
ORA_DBA group, 1.2.2, A.2.1, B.5.1
Oracle ACFS, Preface, 1.3
Oracle Application Express
requirements for installation, 2.1, 2.1
web browsers supported for,
Oracle ASM
and candidate disks, 3.5.1
and failure groups, 3.5.3
and fast recovery area, 3.5.3
change disk discovery path, 3.5.1
Oracle Database releases compatible with this release, 1.7
storage options for data files, 1.3.1
Oracle ASM Dynamic Volume Manager (Oracle ADVM), Preface
Oracle Cluster Registry port, F.3
Oracle Clusterware
and multiple database releases, 1.1.6
Oracle Configuration Manager
information needed to enable, 2.6
installing, Preface
overview, Preface, Preface
postinstallation, 4.3
Oracle Connection Manager
ports, ranges, and protocols, F.3
Oracle Data Guard
ports, ranges, and protocols, F.3
Oracle Database
data file storage options, 1.3.1
releases that can coexist using Oracle ASM, 1.7
supported storage options for, 1.3.2
upgrades of, 1.1.6, 2.3
Oracle Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA)
components created by, 7.4
configuring Database Control, 6.5
control files, 7.4.2
creating Oracle Real Application Clusters database
after installation, 3.5.2
during installation, 2.9, 3.1
data files, 7.4.1
deleting databases, 3.6, 3.6
deleting Oracle RAC databases, 3.6
initialization parameter files, 7.6
List of Cluster Databases page, 3.6
Management Options page, 6.5, G.1.1
no longer sets LOCAL_LISTENER and REMOTE_LISTENER, 7.8.3
Operations page, 3.6
Recovery Configuration page, 3.5.3
redo log files, 7.4.3
response file, B.5.1
rollback segments, 7.5
running in silent mode, B.7
starting, 6.5
Summary dialog, 3.6
tablespaces, 7.4.1
templates, 3.2
using, 3.1
Welcome page, 3.5.3, 3.5.3
Oracle Database Vault
and multiple Oracle homes, 1.4
configuration, 1.4
Oracle Database Vault Account Manager (DV_ACCTMGR),
Oracle Database Vault Owner (DV_OWNER),
postinstallation steps,
Oracle Enterprise Manager
ASMSNMP, 1.5.2
Database Control, 4.2.6
changing ports, F.5
ports, ranges and protocols, F.3
logging in to Database Control, 4.2.6
using to convert single-instance databases to Oracle Real Application Clusters, C.3.4
Oracle Event Manager
ports, ranges, and protocols, F.3, F.3
Oracle home
ASCII path for, 1.2.3
multiple, 7.3
Oracle Managed Files (OMF), C.1
Oracle Management Agent
changing, F.4
ranges and protocols, F.3
Oracle Net Configuration Assistant (NETCA), 2.9
response file, B.5.1
Oracle Net Services listener
ports, ranges and protocols, F.3
Oracle Net Services listeners
ports, ranges and protocols, F.3
Oracle RAC One Node, 2.2
Oracle RAC Technologies Certification Matrix, 1.1.1
Oracle Real Application Clusters
databases, deleting, 3.6
operating system requirements for, 1.2.5
overview, 7
ranges and protocols, F.3
raw device setup, 7.4.1
shared files, 1.5.4
storage requirements for, 1.3
Oracle Real Application Testing, Preface
Oracle Universal Installer (OUI)
response files
list of, B.5.1
Oracle Upgrade Companion, 1.1.6, 2.3
Oracle XML DB
changing, F.6
ranges and protocols, F.3
default value, 1.2.3
setting the environment variable, 4.2.1
default value, 1.2.3
setting the environment variable, 4.2.1
setting the environment variable, 4.2.1
OracleMetalink. See My Oracle Support web site.
OracleRemExecService Windows service, 4.5.2
See Oracle Universal Installer (OUI).


parameter files (PFILE)
local, 5.3
search order, 5.4
See also initialization parameters
passwords, 2.8
Oracle Database Vault Account Manager,
Oracle Database Vault Owner,
specifying for response files, B.4
See also security
patch bundles
contents, 4.1.2
description, 4.1.2
Patch Set Updates, 4.1.2
patch sets
description, 4.1.2
and My Oracle Support, 4.1.3
and upgrades, E.3.1
applying to older software releases, 4.5.2
CPU, 4.1.2
downloading patch updates, 4.1.3
DST, 4.1.2
installing, 4.1.3
operating system patches for Oracle RAC, 1.2.5
PSU, 4.1.2
PFILE. See parameter files (PFILE).
PMON process
and listener registration, 7.8.1
discovery routine, 7.8.1
policy-managed databases
and SCAN, 6.1
portlist.ini file, F.2
access URLs, F.2
Cluster Manager
ranges and protocols, F.3, F.3
configured for applications, F.2
Database Control, 6.7.3
default ranges, F
Java Message Service (JMS), 6.7.3
Oracle Cluster Registry, F.3
Oracle Connection Manager
ranges and protocols, F.3
Oracle Data Guard
ranges and protocols, F.3
Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control
changing, F.5
ranges and protocols, F.3
Oracle Event Manager
ranges and protocols, F.3, F.3
Oracle Management Agent, 6.7.3
changing, F.4
ranges and protocols, F.3
Oracle Net Services listener
ranges and protocols, F.3
Oracle Real Application Clusters
ranges and protocols, F.3
Oracle XML DB
changing, F.6
ranges and protocols, F.3
reconfiguring Database Control after changing the listener port, 6.8.1
Remote Method Invocation (RMI), 6.7.3
specifying Database Control ports, 6.7.3
patch download and install, 4.1.3
product configuration, 4.1.5
user accounts setup, 4.2.3
preconfigured database installation types, 2.4.1
operating system requirements, 1.2.5
raw device creation, 7.4.1
stopping existing, 1.7
PSU, 4.1.2


RAC. See Oracle Real Application Clusters.
racgimon, 7.9.2
raw devices
identifying on Windows
db_name_indx1 symbolic link, 7.4.1
db_name_rbs1 symbolic link, 7.4.1
db_name_redo_thread_number symbolic link, 7.4.1
db_name_spfile1 symbolic link, 7.4.1
db_name_system1 symbolic link, 7.4.1
db_name_temp1 symbolic link, 7.4.1
db_name_users1 symbolic link, 7.4.1
undotbs1 and undotbs2 symbolic links, 7.4.1, 7.4.1
setting up, 7.4.1
supported for upgrades only, 1.3.1
raw devices desupported, Preface
RBS tablespace
description, 7.4.1
rconfig, C.3
readme.txt file, F.2
recovery files
See also fast recovery area
supported storage options, 1.3.2
redo log files, 1.5.4
described, 7.4.3
installed configuration, 7.4.3
Remote Method Invocation (RMI)
port used with Database Control, 6.7.3
for Java Runtime Environment on Windows, 1.3
response file mode
about, B.4
error handling, A.4
preparing, B.5
templates, B.5
reasons for using, B.4.1
See also response files, silent mode
response files
about, B.4
creating with template, B.5.1
dbca.rsp, B.5.1
enterprise.rsp, B.5.1
error handling, A.4
general procedure, B.4.2
netca.rsp, B.5.1
Oracle Net Configuration Assistant (NETCA), B.7.2
passing values at the command-line, B.4
passwords, B.4
security, B.4
specifying with Oracle Universal Installer, B.6
See also silent mode
rollback segments
described, 7.5


SCAN addresses
returned to the client,
SCAN. See single client access name (SCAN).
SCAN VIP, 7.9.1
scripts to create an Oracle Real Application Clusters database, B.1
secure data center
downloading installer updates for, 1.1.2
configuring after installation,
for Oracle Database Vault Account Manager password,
for Oracle Database Vault owner password,
selecting passwords, 2.8
using DBCA to enable or disable configuration,
See also passwords
server parameter files (SPFILE)
about, 7.6
and DBCA, 3.2
and shared storage, 1.5.4
configuring, 5
default location, 5.1
errors, 5.6
managing on raw device, 5.1
migrating to, 5.5
server pools
configuration, 6
SCAN required for policy-managed, 6.1
XML conversion files for, C.5
service registration, 7.8.1
configuring, 7.9
shared servers, 7.9.4
SID. See system identifiers (SID).
silent mode
about, B.4
error handling, A.4
errors, A.4
installation, B.6.2
reasons for using, B.4.1
See also response files, response mode
single client access name (SCAN)
description, Preface
use required for clients of policy-managed databases, 6.1
single-instance databases
converting, C.3.4
SPFILE. See server parameter files (SPFILE).
sqlnet.ora files, 7.8.4
Standard Edition of Oracle Database
supported storage options, 1.3.2
storage options
for Enterprise Edition installations, 1.3.2
for Oracle RAC, 1.3
for Standard Edition installations, 1.3.2
supported options, 1.3.1, 1.3.2
Summary dialog, 3.6
supported technology, 1.1.1
symbolic links
db_name_indx1, 7.4.1
db_name_rbs1, 7.4.1
db_name_redo_thread_number, 7.4.1
db_name_spfile1, 7.4.1
db_name_system1, 7.4.1
db_name_temp1, 7.4.1
db_name_users1, 7.4.1
undotbs1 and undotbs2, 7.4.1, 7.4.1
SYS user
password requirements, 2.8
used by default, 4.3
SYSAUX tablespace
description, 7.4.1
SYSDBA privilege, 1.2.2, A.2.1
password requirements, 2.8
system identifier (SID)
selecting, 2.7
used in DBCA, 3.5.3
SYSTEM tablespace
description, 7.4.1
password requirements, 2.8


and DBCA, 7.4.1
expanding for large sorts, 7.4.1
RBS, 7.4.1
SYSAUX, 7.4.1
SYSTEM, 7.4.1
TEMP, 7.4.1
undo tablespaces for automatic undo management, 7.4.1
USERS, 7.4.1
TEMP tablespaces
described, 7.4.1
and DBCA, 3.2
time zone version files, 1.5.5
and the listener.ora file,
changing and reconfiguring Database Control, 6.8.4
tnsnames.ora files
and VIP addresses, 7.9.1
default configuration, 7.8.3
Transaction Processing
database configuration type, 2.4
configuration assistant errors, A.3, A.3.1
disk space errors, 1.2.3
log files, 2, A.1.3, A.2.3
node is unreachable, A.2.1
nodes unavailable for selection, A.2.1
problems starting or configuring Database Control, 6.8
Failed to import data from specified file to the cluster registry, A.2.1
reviewing a log file, A.1.3, A.2.3
time stamp in the future, A.2.1
with EMCA, 6.8
TSTZ. See time zone version files.
Typical installation type, 2.2


undo management, 7.5
and SCANs, 7.9.3
and using same Oracle home, 1.1.6
and using same Oracle home type, 2.11
of existing Oracle databases, 1.1.6, 2.3, 3.3
of listeners, 3.3
of Oracle Database using a patch set, E.3.1
Oracle Clusterware release requirement for, 1.1.6
preupgrade steps, 1.1.6
stopping processes, 1.7
using the same Oracle home, 2.10
user authentication, 7.8.4
domain, 1.2.2
local Administrator, 1.2.2
postinstallation user account setup, 4.2.3
USERS tablespace
described, 7.4.1


VIP addresses, 7.9.1


web browsers
supported with Oracle Application Express,
supported with Oracle Enterprise Manager,