Oracle® Fail Safe Concepts and Administration Guide
Release 3.3.1 for Windows
Part No. A96684-01
This guide describes how to use Oracle Fail Safe running on a Microsoft cluster system to configure the following for high availability:
Oracle single-instance database servers
Oracle iAS, including:
Oracle Forms Load Balancer Servers
Oracle Forms Servers
Oracle Reports Servers
Oracle HTTP Servers
Oracle Applications concurrent managers
Oracle MTS Services (for releases of Oracle Fail Safe prior to 3.2.1)
Applications installed as Windows generic services
This guide is intended for anyone who is interested in how Oracle Fail Safe minimizes downtime for software components running on a Microsoft cluster.
Readers should be familiar with Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS), Oracle Net networking, and the applications for which they want to provide high availability.
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This guide contains fourteen chapters, three appendixes, a glossary, and an index.
This chapter provides an introduction to clusters and Oracle Fail Safe.
This chapter introduces Microsoft clusters and Oracle Fail Safe concepts and terminology.
This chapter describes customizing and optimizing an Oracle Fail Safe configuration to meet your business needs for high availability.
This chapter describes security considerations, using Oracle Fail Safe Manager in multiple Oracle homes, and more.
This chapter contains reference information for the FSCMD command.
This chapter describes the Oracle Fail Safe Manager family of troubleshooting tools.
This chapter describes how to configure a single-instance Oracle database server to be highly available, and how to integrate Oracle Call Interface (OCI) and ODBC clients and applications.
This chapter describes how to configure an Oracle Forms Load Balancer Server to be highly available.
This chapter describes how to configure an Oracle Forms Server to be highly available.
This chapter describes how to configure an Oracle Reports Server to be highly available.
This chapter describes how to configure an Oracle HTTP Server to be highly available.
This chapter describes how to configure an Oracle Applications concurrent manager to be highly available.
This chapter describes how to configure an Oracle Service for Microsoft Transaction Server (also referred to as the Oracle MTS Service) to be highly available. (This information pertains only to Oracle 8.1.6 and 8.1.7 database servers.)
This chapter describes how to configure any Windows generic service to be highly available.
This appendix provides instructions for downloading and using sample demonstration software available on the Oracle Fail Safe CD-ROM.
This appendix provides information about verifying a proper network configuration for your cluster.
This appendix provides instructions for contacting Oracle Support Services and information that you need to have available for the support personnel.
Refer to the following documentation for more information about Oracle Fail Safe:
For more information about updates to the software, access to online documentation, and other release-specific information, see the Oracle Fail Safe Release Notes.
For installation, deinstallation, and upgrade instructions, see the Oracle Fail Safe Installation Guide.
For online assistance, Oracle Fail Safe Manager provides help topics online. To access the online help topics, click Help on the menu bar in Oracle Fail Safe Manager.
For more information about Oracle Call Interface, see the Oracle Call Interface Programmer's Guide.
For more information about ODBC, see the Microsoft ODBC Software Development Kit and Programmer's Reference. Also, see the Oracle ODBC online Help file, which provides information specific to the Oracle implementation of the ODBC driver. (For example, it describes how to set up failover support.)
For more information about Oracle MTS Services, see Using Microsoft Transaction Server with Oracle, which is part of the Oracle8i for Windows documentation set.
For more information about other related products, see the documentation for those products.
The following conventions are used in this guide:
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|. . .||Horizontal ellipsis points in statements or commands mean that parts of the statement or command not directly related to the example have been omitted.|
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|[ ]||Brackets enclose optional qualifiers from which you can choose one or none.|
|uppercase||Uppercase words indicate a required keyword or parameter.|
|lowercase||Lowercase words indicate a keyword or parameter that is chosen by the user, but is limited to a given list of choices.|
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