Oracle® Real Application Clusters Guard Concepts and Administration Guide
Release 3.3.1 for Windows
Part No. A96687-01
This guide describes how to use Oracle Real Application Clusters Guard software running on a Microsoft cluster system to enhance the high-availability features of Oracle Real Application Clusters databases.
Readers should be familiar with Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS), Oracle Net networking, and Oracle Real Application Clusters.
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This guide contains six chapters, two appendixes, a glossary, and an index:
This chapter provides an introduction to clusters and Oracle Real Application Clusters Guard.
This chapter introduces Microsoft clusters and Oracle Real Application Clusters Guard concepts and terminology.
This chapter describes how to configure an Oracle Real Application Clusters database into an MSCS cluster to enhance its availability.
This chapter describes security considerations, using Oracle Oracle Real Application Clusters Guard in multiple Oracle homes, and more.
This chapter contains reference information for the ORACGCMD command.
This chapter describes the Oracle Real Application Clusters Guard Manager family of troubleshooting tools.
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 Real Application Clusters Guard:
For more information about updates to the software, access to online documentation, and other release-specific information, see the Oracle Real Application Clusters Guard Release Notes.
For installation, deinstallation, and upgrade instructions, see the Oracle Real Application Clusters Guard Installation Guide.
For online assistance, Oracle Real Application Clusters Guard provides help topics online. To access the online help topics, click Help on the menu bar in Oracle Real Application Clusters Guard Manager.
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 information about other related products, see the documentation for those products.
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