JavaScript is required to for searching.
Skip Navigation Links
Exit Print View
Oracle Solaris Cluster Data Service for Oracle Real Application Clusters Guide
search filter icon
search icon

Document Information


1.  Installing Support for Oracle RAC

2.  Configuring Storage for Oracle Files

3.  Registering and Configuring the Resource Groups

4.  Enabling Oracle RAC to Run in a Cluster

5.  Administering Support for Oracle RAC

6.  Troubleshooting Support for Oracle RAC

7.  Modifying an Existing Configuration of Support for Oracle RAC

8.  Upgrading Support for Oracle RAC

A.  Sample Configurations of This Data Service

B.  Preset Actions for DBMS Errors and Logged Alerts

C.  Support for Oracle RAC Extension Properties

D.  Command-Line Alternatives



Oracle Solaris Cluster Data Service for Oracle Real Application Clusters Guide explains how to install and configure Support for Oracle RAC.

Note - This Oracle Solaris Cluster release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, and Intel 64. In this document, x86 refers to the larger family of 64-bit x86 compatible products. Information in this document pertains to all platforms unless otherwise specified.

This document is intended for system administrators with extensive knowledge of Oracle software and hardware. Do not use this document as a planning or presales guide. Before reading this document, you should have already determined your system requirements and purchased the appropriate equipment and software.

The instructions in this book assume knowledge of the Oracle Solaris Operating System and expertise with the volume-manager software that is used with Oracle Solaris Cluster software.

Using UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands that are specific to installing and configuring Oracle Solaris Cluster data services. The document does not contain comprehensive information about basic UNIX commands and procedures, such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. Information about basic UNIX commands and procedures is available from the following sources:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser

Related Documentation

Information about related Oracle Solaris Cluster topics is available in the documentation that is listed in the following table. All Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation is available at

Data service administration
Individual data service guides
Software installation
System administration
Hardware administration
Individual hardware administration guides
Data service development
Error messages
Command and function reference

For a complete list of Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation, see the release notes for your release of Oracle Solaris Cluster at

Related Third-Party Web Site References

Third-party URLs that are referenced in this document provide additional related information.

Note - Oracle is not responsible for the availability of third-party web sites mentioned in this document. Oracle does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Oracle will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

Documentation, Support, and Training

See the following web sites for additional resources:

Oracle Welcomes Your Comments

Oracle welcomes your comments and suggestions on the quality and usefulness of its documentation. If you find any errors or have any other suggestions for improvement, go to and click Feedback. Indicate the title and part number of the documentation along with the chapter, section, and page number, if available. Please let us know if you want a reply.

Oracle Technology Network offers a range of resources related to Oracle software:

Getting Help

If you have problems installing or using Oracle Solaris Cluster, contact your service provider and provide the following information:

Use the following commands to gather information about each node on your system for your service provider.

prtconf -v
Displays the size of the system memory and reports information about peripheral devices
psrinfo -v
Displays information about processors
showrev –p
Reports which patches are installed
prtdiag -v
Displays system diagnostic information
/usr/cluster/bin/clnode show-rev
Displays Oracle Solaris Cluster release and package version information

Also have available the contents of the /var/adm/messages file.