For detailed instructions for installing Oracle RAC, see your Oracle documentation.
To simplify the maintenance of your Oracle installation, you can install the Oracle binary files and Oracle configuration files on a shared file system. The following shared file systems are supported:
The Sun StorEdge QFS shared file system
The cluster file system
A file system on a Network Appliance NAS device
If you are installing the Oracle binary files and Oracle configuration files on a shared file system, specify the absolute paths to the file system when the Oracle installation tool requests this information. Do not use a symbolic link whose target is the shared file system.
By default, the network interfaces panel of the Oracle 10g Universal Installer shows all interfaces as private. If you are installing Oracle 10g RAC for use with Sun Cluster, override these defaults as follows:
Ensure that clprivnet0 is the only private interface.
Set the public network interfaces to public.
Ensure that all other interfaces are not used. These interfaces represent the underlying network interfaces for the cluster interconnects.
By default, the Oracle installer installs CRS on all nodes in a cluster. Instructions for installing CRS on a subset of Sun Cluster nodes are available at the Oracle MetaLink web site. See Oracle MetaLink note 280589.1 How to install Oracle 10g CRS on a cluster where one or more nodes are not to be configured to run CRS.
The next steps depend on the location of your Oracle binary files and Oracle configuration files. See the following table.
Shared file system
Local disks of each node