Use the questions in this section to plan the installation and configuration of Sun Cluster HA for Oracle. Write the answers to these questions in the space that is provided on the data service worksheets in Configuration Worksheets in Sun Cluster Data Services Planning and Administration Guide for Solaris OS.
What resource groups will you use for network addresses and application resources and the dependencies between them?
What is the logical hostname (for failover services) or shared address (for scalable services) for clients that will access the data service?
Where will the system configuration files reside?
See Configuration Guidelines for Sun Cluster Data Services in Sun Cluster Data Services Planning and Administration Guide for Solaris OS for the advantages and disadvantages of placing the Oracle binaries on the local file system rather than the cluster file system.
Does your database setup require standby instances?
If you use the clsetup utility to register and configure Sun Cluster HA for Oracle, some of these questions are answered automatically by the utility.
For information about standby databases, see your Oracle documentation.