Oracle® Fail Safe Installation Guide
Release 3.3.1 for Windows
Part No. A96685-01
This guide provides step-by-step procedures to help you install, deinstall, and upgrade Oracle Fail Safe.
This guide is intended for anyone who needs to perform the initial setup and installation of Oracle Fail Safe on Windows systems.
In general, this book defines technical terms and concepts when they are introduced. However, it assumes that you know the underlying operating system and are familiar with basic system administration tasks. Also, you should be familiar with Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS).
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This guide contains five chapters, three appendixes, and an index:
This chapter explains the process of setting up and installing Oracle Fail Safe software.
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions for installing Oracle Fail Safe software.
This chapter describes how to start Oracle Fail Safe Manager and connect to a cluster.
This chapter describes how to deinstall Oracle Fail Safe software.
This chapter helps you to diagnose and troubleshoot problems that might occur during installations and deinstallations.
This appendix describes how to perform a rolling upgrade to install Oracle Fail Safe and other Oracle software while maintaining a highly available environment.
This appendix describes how to automate the Oracle Fail Safe installation by performing a silent installation.
This appendix describes how to manually register and unregister the Oracle resource DLL files with the MSCS software.
In addition to this installation guide, the Oracle Fail Safe documentation set includes the following:
Oracle Fail Safe Release Notes
Oracle Fail Safe Concepts and Administration Guide
Oracle Services for MSCS Error Messages
For online assistance, Oracle Fail Safe Manager provides a tutorial, online help topics, and a quick tour. To access the tutorial and online help topics, click Help on the menu bar of the main Oracle Fail Safe Manager window. To access the quick tour, click Start on the Windows desktop, then choose Programs, Oracle-<Oracle_Home>, then Oracle Fail Safe Quick Tour.
Refer to the following documentation for information about related products:
For more information about cluster systems, see the Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) documentation.
For more information about ODBC, see the Oracle ODBC documentation. 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 other related products, see the documentation for those products.
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Online product documentation is shipped with each Oracle software order. This documentation can be found on the Oracle Fail Safe and Oracle Real Application Clusters Guard software media.
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