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Oracle Database Online Documentation 11g Release 2 (11.2)

Grid Computing

Grid computing relieves users from concerns about where data resides and which computer processes their requests. Users request information or computation and have it delivered - as much as they want, whenever they want. For the DBA, the grid is about resource allocation, information sharing, and high availability. Oracle Database with Real Application Clusters and Oracle Clusterware provide the infrastructure for your database grid. Automatic Storage Management provides the infrastructure for a storage grid. Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control provides you with holistic management of your grid.

Essentials

Describes how to install, configure, and administer Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) on a two-node system using the Oracle Linux operating system.
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Supporting Documentation

Supporting documentation treats advanced topics related to grid computing. In general, the 2 Day + books refer you to these topics when needed.

Describes the concepts of Oracle Database Quality of Service Management (Oracle Database QoS Management), and instructs the reader on how to configure, administer, and troubleshoot Oracle Database QoS Management. Oracle Database QoS Management monitors resource use and wait times, and uses this information to manage the resources that are shared across applications. Oracle Database QoS Management makes and implements recommendations that adjust the system configuration to keep the applications running at the specified performance levels.
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Oracle Real Application Clusters

Oracle Real Application Clusters enables a single database to run across multiple clustered nodes in a grid, pooling the processing resources of several standard machines.

Describes the Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) architecture and provides an overview of this product. This book also describes administrative and deployment topics for Oracle RAC.
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Oracle Clusterware

Oracle Clusterware is a portable cluster software that allows clustering of single servers so that they cooperate as a single system. Oracle Clusterware also provides the required infrastructure for Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC). Oracle Clusterware also enables the protection of any Oracle application or any other kind of application within a cluster.

Describes the Oracle Clusterware architecture and provides an overview of this product. This book also describes administrative and deployment topics for Oracle Clusterware.
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Oracle Automatic Storage Management

Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) provides a virtualization layer between the database and storage. It treats multiple disks as a single disk group, and lets you dynamically add or remove disks while keeping databases online.

This is the 11.2.0.3 draft version of the guide.
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