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32-bit and 64-bit
software versions in the same cluster not supported, 2.2


access control
support for Oracle ASM, Preface
Access Control Lists, 5.1.2, 5.1.3
accessibility, Preface
ACFS-9427, A.12
ACFS-9428, A.12
address resolution protocol, 4.4, 4.5
Administrators group, 5.1.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3
and Oracle Clusterware files, 6.2.3
ARP. See address resolution protocol.
and multiple databases, C.1.5.3
OSASM or ASM administrator,
OSDBA for ASM group,, C.1.5.3, C.1.5.3
OSOPER for ASM group,
ASM network, 4.1.4
ASM. See Oracle ASM.
ASMCA, 6.2.1,
and upgrades, 6.9, C.4.2
enabling Oracle Restart disk group volumes, 9.2
password, B.5.2
starting, 6.10, 7.2.1,
using to create disk groups for older Oracle Database releases on Oracle ASM, 8.4.3
ASMCMD, Preface, 6.2.1
ASMSNMP, 1.2.3
asmtool utility,
Authenticated Users group, 7.1
Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System. See Oracle ACFS.
Automatic Storage Management. See Oracle ASM.
enable, 6.5.2


batch upgrades, D.8
bind order
Windows network, 4.1.9
BMC interface
preinstallation tasks, 5.4


central inventory,
about, C.1.5.1
changing host names, C.2.1
checkdir error, D.4
chip architecture, 2.2
CHM, Preface
CIFS, 6.8.1
and Microsoft Remote Desktop Connections, 3.3.1
and upgrades, C.1.6.5
certification, 3.4
connecting through a firewall, 8.1.3
connecting to SCAN, C.1.6.5
connecting to SCANs, C.2.5
Direct NFS Client, 6.2.2
trace files, A.11
using SCAN, C.1.6.5
using the public interface, C.1.6.1
cluster configuration file, 7.2.2
cluster file systems
storage option for data files, 6.1.3
cluster name, 1.2.3
requirements for, 1.2.3, 4.2.2
cluster nodes
private network node interfaces, 1.2.3
private node names, C.2.5
public network node names and addresses, 1.2.3
public node names, 7.2.1
virtual node names, 1.2.3, C.2.3
cluster privileges
verifying for OUI cluster installation, 5.2.2
Cluster Time Synchronization Service, 3.8, 3.8.1, C.1.7
configuring, 3.8.3
installed components, C.1.7
Cluster Verification Utility (CVU)
and upgrades, D.6.1
asmca, 6.10,
cluvfy, A.7
configToolAllCommands, B.5.2
crsctl, 3.8.3, 7.4, D.4, D.10.1
deinstall.bat, 9.5.2
lsnrctl, 8.4.4
msinfo32, 2.1.4
net start and net stop, 3.8.2
net use, 4.1.10, 5.2.2
ocopy.exe, 8.1
ping, 4.1.2
regedit, 3.8.1, 5.2.2
and deconfigure option, 9.4, 9.2
runcluvfy.bat, 7.3.1
setup.exe, 7.3.1, B.3
srvctl, 7.5, 9.2, D.4
W32tm, 3.8.1
Common Internet File System, 6.8.1
console mode, 3.3.2
CPU, 8.1.1
Critical Patch Updates, 8.1.1
cron jobs, 1.2.6
crs_install.rsp file, B.2.1
CTSS. See Cluster Time Synchronization Service.
ctssd, 3.8, 3.8.3
customized database
failure groups for Oracle ASM, 6.3.2
requirements when using Oracle ASM, 6.3.2


data files
storage options, 6.1.3
data loss
minimizing with Oracle ASM, 6.3.2
database files
supported storage options, 6.1.1
Oracle ASM requirements, 6.3.2
DBCA, 6.2.1
no longer used for Oracle ASM disk group administration, 8.4.3
deconfiguring Oracle Clusterware, 9.4
deinstallation, 9.1
Deinstallation tool
example of using, 9.5.2
example of using the, 9.5.2, 9.5.2
generating the response file, 9.5.2
location, 9.5.1
log files, 9.5.1
response file, 9.5.3
syntax and options, 9.5.1
device names
creating with asmtool,
creating with asmtoolg,
DHCP, C.1.6.1
and GNS, 4.2.1
Direct NFS Client, 6.1.1, 6.2.2
and fast recovery area,
dictionary views, 6.8.8
disabling, 6.8.9
enabling, 6.8.6
load balancing, 6.8.5
managing, 6.8.8
ORADNFS utility, 6.8.7
oranfstab, 6.8.2
DisableDHCPMediaSense parameter, 4.1.8
disk automount
enable, 6.5.2
disk group
Oracle ASM with redundancy levels, 6.3.2
recommendations for Oracle ASM disk groups, 6.3.2
disk space
checking, 2.1.5
for Oracle ASM, 6.3.2, 6.3.2
for preconfigured database in Oracle ASM, 6.3.2
configuring for Oracle ASM,
NTFS formatted, 2.4.1
disks. See Also ASM disks
display monitor
resolution settings, 2.3
configuring to use with GNS, 4.2.8
multicast (mDNS), 4.5
and SCAN, 4.2.2
domain user
used in installation, 5.1.1
DST patches, 8.1.1


enable disk automount, 6.5.2
environment variables
PATH, 1.1
TEMP, 2.1.6
errors using Opatch, D.4
executable files, 2.2, 6.2.3, C.4.1, D.13.2, D.13.3
external redundancy, 6.3.2


failure groups, 6.3.2
characteristics in Oracle ASM, 6.3.2
examples in Oracle ASM, 6.3.2
Oracle ASM, 6.3.2
fast recovery area,
FAT disk sizes, 2.4.1
and IPMI, 1.2.1
file systems, 6.4
storage option for data files, 6.1.3
oranfstab, 6.8.2
response files, B.2


support for, 1.2.6
about, Preface, 4.2.3
choosing a subdomain name,
configuring, 4.2.1, 4.2.1
configuring DNS for domain delegation,
domain and SCAN, 4.2.2
name resolution, 4.2.3
Universal, Preface
virtual IP address, 4.2.3
zone delegation, 4.2.2
GNS Client clusters
and GNS Client data file,
name resolution for,
GNS Client Clusters
GNS Client data file required for installation,
GNS Client data file
how to create,
GNS instance, 4.2.1
GNS virtual IP address, 1.2.3
Grid home
and Oracle base restriction,
modifying, 8.5
Grid home disk space, 2.1.5
grid naming service. See GNS.
Grid Plug and Play (GPnP), A.10.1
grid user,
Administrators group, 5.1.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3
checking for existing ORA_INSTALL group, 5.1.6, 5.1.6
operating system, 1.1
ORA_DBA, 1.1,
ORA_DBA group,
ORA_OPER group,
OSASM (asmadmin), C.1.5.3
OSDBA for ASM (asmdba), C.1.5.3
OSOPER for ASM, C.1.5.3
required for Oracle Installation user,


high redundancy, 6.3.2
host names
changing, C.2.1
legal host names, 1.2.3
hosts file, C.1.6.1


INS-32026 error,
inst_loc registry key, C.1.3
and cron jobs, 1.2.6
and globalization, 1.2.6
creating user roles, Preface
Oracle ASM requirements, 6.3.2, 6.3.2
response files, B.2
preparing, B.2, B.2.2
templates, B.2
silent mode, B.3
using cluster configuration file, 7.2.2
instruction sets
processors, 2.2
interconnect, 1.2.3
switch, 4.1.2
interfaces, 1.2.3
requirements for private interconnect, C.1.6.2, C.2.2
Inventory directory, C.1.3
IP addresses
private, 4.2.5
public, 4.2.5
requirements, 4.2
virtual, 4.2.5
addresses not configurable by GNS, 5.4.2
configuring driver for, 5.4.3
preinstallation tasks, 5.4
preparing for installation, 1.2.1
password, B.5.2


Java Access Bridge, Preface
JDK requirements, 3.5
job role separation users,


legal host names, 1.2.3
log file
how to access during installation, 7.2.1
lsnrctl, 8.4.4


Media Sensing
disabling, 4.1.8
memory requirements, 2.1.1, 2.3
for Grid Infrastructure, 2.3
minimum requirements, 2.3
mirroring Oracle ASM disk groups, 6.3.2
mixed binaries, 3.5
Grid home, 8.5
Oracle ASM binaries, 8.5
Oracle Clusterware binaries, 8.5
console mode, 3.3.2
multicast DNS, 4.5
Multicluster GNS, 4.2.1
multiple databases
and ASM, C.1.5.3
My Oracle Support website
about, 3.4
accessing, 3.4
and patches, 8.1.1


named user support, Preface
NAS, 6.2.2, 6.3.5
Net Configuration Assistant (NETCA)
response files, B.4
running at command prompt, B.4
network file system (NFS), 2.4.1, 6.1.1, 6.2.2, 6.4, 6.8.1
and Oracle Clusterware files, 6.3.5
See Also Direct NFS Client
network interface
bind order, 4.1.9
requirements, 4.1.9
Network Time Protocol, 3.8, 3.8.3, C.1.7
noninteractive mode. See response file mode.
normal redundancy, 6.3.2
NTFS, 2.4.1
formatted disks, 2.4.1
NTP. See Network Time Protocol.


OCFS for Windows
upgrading, D.2
OCR. See Oracle Cluster Registry
oifcfg, C.1.6.2
about, C.1.5.1
Opatch, D.4
operating system
32-bit, 2.1.4
Administrators group, 5.1.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3
different versions on cluster members, 3.5
groups, 1.1
limitation for Oracle ACFS, C.4.1
mixed versions, 3.1.3
requirements, 3.5
users, Preface
using different versions, 3.5
version checks, 3.5
x86, 2.1.4
ORA_DBA group, 1.1, 5.1.7
and SYSDBA privilege,
and SYSDBA privilege,
and SYSOPER privilege,
ORA_INSTALL group, 5.1.6
checking for existing, 5.1.6
ORA_INSTALL group. See Also Oracle Inventory group
ORA_OPER group
and SYSOPER privilege,
Oracle ACFS, 6.2.3
about, C.4.1
Oracle ASM
access control, Preface
and database files, 6.1.3
and Oracle Clusterware files, 2.1.5, 6.1.2
asmtool utility,
asmtoolg utility,
configuring disks,
creating additional disk groups, 6.2.1
disk groups
recommendations for, 6.3.2, 6.3.2
redundancy levels, 6.3.2
failure groups, 6.3.2, 6.3.2
characteristics, 6.3.2
examples, 6.3.2
identifying, 6.3.2
mirroring, 6.3.2
network interface, 4.1.4
marking, 6.6.2
restrictions, 6.3.4
patching, Preface
redundancy levels, 6.3.2
role separation, Preface
space required for Oracle Clusterware files, 6.3.2
space required for preconfigured database, 6.3.2
upgrading, D.2
Oracle ASM clusters, 6.1.4
Oracle ASM redundancy levels
high redundancy, 6.3.2
Oracle base directory,
Grid home must not be in an Oracle Database Oracle base,
Grid homes not permitted under, C.1.1
Oracle Cluster Health Monitor, Preface
Oracle Cluster Registry
backups to ASM disk groups, Preface
configuration of, 1.2.5
mirroring, 6.3.1
partition sizes, 6.3.5
supported storage options, 6.1.1
Oracle Clusterware
and file systems, 6.4
installing, 7
installing with Oracle Universal Installer, 7.2
supported storage options for, 6.1.1
upgrading, 6.3.5
Oracle Clusterware files, 6.1.1, 6.2.1, 6.3.2
and NTFS formatted disks, 2.4.1
and Oracle ACFS, 6.2.3
and Oracle ASM, 2.1.5, C.4.3
confirming access to, 7.5
guidelines for choosing storage, 6.1.2,, 6.1.3
Oracle ASM disk group compatibility,
Oracle ASM disk space requirements, 6.3.2
Oracle ASM requirements, 6.3.2
raw partitions, 2.1.5
Oracle Database
data file storage options, 6.1.3
privileged groups,
requirements with Oracle ASM, 6.3.2
Oracle Direct NFS Client
description, 6.8.1
Oracle Disk Manager (ODM)
library file, 6.8.6
Oracle Enterprise Manager
and server pools, C.5.1
firewall exceptions,
monitoring alert logs, A.5
preinstallation requirements, 3.6
supported web browsers, 3.7
updating configuration files after upgrade, D.14
Oracle Flex ASM, 4.1.4
Oracle Grid Infrastructure
response file, B.2.1
software-only installation, 7.3
Oracle Grid Infrastructure Management Repository, Preface
Oracle Grid Infrastructure owner (grid),
oracle home
ASCII path restriction for, 1.2.2
Oracle home
Oracle Home User
permissions, 7.1
Oracle Installation user
required group membership,
Oracle Installation User
permissions, 7.1
Oracle Inventory directory, C.1.3
Oracle Inventory group, 5.1.6
about, C.1.5.1
checking for existing, 5.1.6
Oracle Notification Server Configuration Assistant, 7.2.1
Oracle patch updates, 8.1.1
Oracle Private Interconnect Configuration Assistant, 7.2.1
Oracle Service User, 5.1.2, 5.1.3
Oracle Services, Preface
Oracle software owner user
creating, 5.1.1
Oracle Universal Installer
and Oracle Clusterware, 7.2
default permissions, 7.1
oracle user
creating, 5.1.1
required group membership,
ORADNFS utility, 6.8.7
about, C.1.5.1
oraInventory. See Oracle Inventory Directory.
oranfstab file, 6.8.2
attributes, 6.8.6
OSASM group,, C.1.5.3
about,, C.1.5.3
and multiple databases, C.1.5.3
and SYSASM, C.1.5.3
OSDBA for ASM group,, C.1.5.3
about,, C.1.5.3
OSOPER for ASM group,
about,, C.1.5.3
OUI. See Oracle Universal Installer.


paging file, 2.1.2, 2.3
using with Oracle ASM, 6.3.2
patch bundles
contents, 8.1.1
description, 8.1.1
Patch Set Updates, 8.1.1
patch sets
description, 8.1.1
patch updates
download, 8.1.1
install, 8.1.1
My Oracle Support, 8.1.1
CPU, 8.1.1
DST, 8.1.1
PSU, 8.1.1
Oracle ASM, Preface
PATH, 1.1
Administrators, 7.1
Oracle Home User, 7.1
Oracle Installation User, 7.1
physical RAM
requirements, 2.3
policy-managed databases
and SCAN, C.1.6.5
and SCANs, C.2.5
backing up voting files, 8.1
configuration of Oracle software, B.5.1
patch download and install, 8.1.1
recommended tasks, 8.2
required tasks, 8.1
resource status OFFLINE, 7.6
preconfigured database
Oracle ASM disk space requirements, 6.3.2
requirements when using Oracle ASM, 6.3.2
concepts, C.1
requirements for Oracle Enterprise Manager, 3.6
verifying installation requirements, 7.3.1
primary host name, 1.2.3
private IP addresses, 4.2.5
privileged groups
for Oracle Database,
verifying for OUI cluster installation, 5.2.2
processors, 2.3
instruction sets, 2.2
PSU, 8.1.1
public IP addresses, 4.2.5
public node name
and primary host name, 1.2.3


quorum failure group, 6.3.2, 6.3.2


and mirroring Oracle Cluster Registry and voting files, 6.3.1
recommended Oracle ASM redundancy level, 6.3.2
RAM, 2.1.1
requirements, 2.3
raw devices
upgrading existing partitions, 6.3.5
raw partitions, 2.4.1
adding devices to an Oracle ASM disk group,
backing up Oracle software, D.1
client access to the cluster, 8.2.3
configuring BMC, 5.4.2
enable disk automounting, 6.5.2
for creating Oracle Grid Infrastructure home and Oracle Inventory directories,
for using NTFS formatted disks, 2.4.1
for Windows Firewall exceptions, 8.1.3
limiting the number of partitions on a single disk, 6.3.4
managing Oracle Clusterware files, 2.4.1
managing Oracle Database data files, 2.4.1
minimum RAM size, 2.1.1
number of IP address for SCAN resolution, 4.2.5, C.1.6.5
on installation and scheduled tasks, A.7
on performing software-only installations, 7.3
Oracle ASM redundancy level, 6.3.2
postinstallation tasks, 8.2
private network, C.1.6.2
secure response files after modification, B.2.1
storing password files, B.5.1
temporary directory configuration,
upgrade Oracle ASM when upgrading Oracle Clusterware, D.9.1
using a dedicated switch, 4.1.2, 5.4.1
using static host names, 4.2.1
recovery files
and NFS, 6.2.2
and Oracle ASM disk groups, 6.2.1
and raw devices, 6.1.3
and shared storage, 6.1.3
guidelines for storage location, 6.2.5
required disk space, 6.3.2
requirements, 6.3.5
supported storage options, 6.1.1
redundancy level
and space requirements for preconfigured database, 6.3.2
for Oracle ASM, 6.3.2
Registry keys
inst_loc, C.1.3
Parameters, 4.1.8
Config, 3.8.1
Remote Desktop Connections, 3.3.2
remove Oracle software, 9
hardware certification, 3.4
memory, 2.3
Oracle Enterprise Manager, 3.6
processors, 2.3
software certification, 3.4
temporary disk space, 2.1.6
web browsers
supported, 3.7
response file mode
about, B.1, B.1
installation, B.3
preparing for installation, B.2
reasons for using, B.1.1
response files
templates, B.2
See Also response files
response files
about, B.1
creating with template, B.2.1
crs_install.rsp, B.2.1
general procedure, B.1.2
Net Configuration Assistant, B.4
passing values at command line, B.1
preparing, B.2
reasons for using, B.1.1
specifying with Oracle Universal Installer, B.3
reverse lookup,
role separation
and Oracle ASM, Preface


client access, 8.2.3
description, 8.2.3
required for clients of policy-managed databases, C.1.6.5
understanding, C.1.6.5
SCAN address, 1.2.3
SCAN addresses, 4.2.9, C.1.6.5
SCAN listener, C.2.5
SCAN listeners, 8.4.4, C.1.6.5
SCANs, 1.2.3
configuring, 1.2.3
understanding, C.2.5
use of SCANs required for clients of policy-managed databases, C.2.5
scheduled tasks, A.7
dividing ownership of Oracle software, 5.1.8
separation of duty
user roles, Preface
silent mode. See response file mode, response files.
single client access names. See SCAN addresses
software requirements, 3.5
supported storage options
Grid home, 2.4.1
guidelines, 6.1.2,, 6.1.3
My Oracle Support website, 3.4
NAS, 6.1
Oracle Clusterware, 6.1.1
Standard Edition Oracle RAC, 6.1.3
switch, 4.1.2
SYSASM,, C.1.5.3
and OSASM, C.1.5.3
using database SYSDBA on ASM deprecated, C.1.5.3
SYSDBA privilege
associated group,,
SYSOPER privilege
associated group,,
system requirements
for Grid Infrastructure, 2.3
latest information, 3.4
memory, 2.1.1
processors, 2.3
permissions, 7.1


TCP, 4.1.2
TEMP environment variable, 2.1.6
temporary disk space
requirements, 2.1.6
Terminal services
console mode, 3.3.2
ACFS-9427, A.12
ACFS-9428, A.12
and deinstalling, 9.1
DBCA does not recognize Oracle ASM disk size and fails to create disk groups, 8.4.3
deconfiguring Oracle Clusterware to fix causes of installation errors, 9.4
disk space errors, 1.2.2
environment path errors, 1.2.2
error messages, A.2
installation errors, 9.4
installation owner environment variables and installation errors, D.6.4
log file, 7.2.1
permissions errors and oraInventory, C.1.5.1
system cannot find the file, A.10.2
Unable to find candidate disks, A.10.2
Unable to open ASMLib, A.10.2
unexplained installation errors, 1.2.6, A.7


unconfiguring Oracle Clusterware, 9.4
uninstall, 9.1
Oracle software, 9
unset installation owners environment variables, D.6.4
and SCAN, C.1.6.5
and SCANs, C.2.5
OCR partition sizes, 6.3.5
Oracle ASM, 3.1.2, D.2
Oracle Clusterware, 3.1.1
restrictions, D.4
standalone database, 3.1.2
unsetting environment variables, D.6.4
voting file partition sizes, 6.3.5
batches, D.8
groups of nodes, D.8
shared Oracle Clusterware home to local grid homes, C.1.1
domain, 5.1.1
groups, 1.1, 5.1.7
non-LocalSystem user running Oracle Services, Preface
Oracle Service User, 5.1.2, 5.1.3
roles, Preface
User Account Control settings, 5.2.3, A.4
creating the grid user, 5.1.1, 5.1.1
oracle software owner user (oracle),


video adapter requirements, 2.3
virtual IP addresses, 4.2.5
virtual local area network, 4.4
virtual memory
requirements, 2.3
VLAN. See virtual local area network.
voting files, 6.1.2
backing up, 8.1
configuration of, 1.2.5
mirroring, 6.3.1
partition sizes, 6.3.5
requirement of absolute majority of, 6.1.2
supported storage options, 6.1.1


W32Time, 3.8.1
web browsers, 3.7
comparison to Linux or UNIX, 1.1
supported operating system versions, 3.5
Windows Media Sensing
disabling, 4.1.8
Windows network bind order, 4.1.9
Windows registry
backing up, D.1
Windows Time Service, 3.8, 3.8.3, C.1.7
configuring, 3.8.1


x64 software versions, 2.2
x86 software versions, 2.2