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Oracle® Fail Safe Concepts and Administration Guide
Release 3.3.3 for Windows
Part No. B12070-01
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abort mode
taking single-instance databases offline in, 5
access to resources, 2.2.1
adding to database password file, 7.5.1
changing domain name for Oracle Services for MSCS account,
changing the password of, 7.5.2
privileges and permissions, 4.3
changing the password of, 7.5.2
changing the password of, 7.5.2
to manage a single-instance Oracle database, 7.5
under which generic service runs,,,
under which Oracle Services for MSCS runs,
Active Server Pages (ASP)
Web application, 8
active/active configurations, 3.1.2
active/passive configurations, 3.1.1
Add Resource to Group operation
troubleshooting, 7.2.2
Add Resource to Group Wizard
generic services, 9.3.2
Oracle HTTP Servers, 8.2.3
Oracle Intelligent Agents, 7.6.1
Oracle single-instance databases, 7.3.3
logging information, B.3
adding a generic service to a group, 9.3
cluster disks,
display name,
image name,
node name,
possible owner nodes,
registry keys,
sample service, 9.5
service name,
startup parameters,
steps, 9.3.1
virtual addresses,
adding a single-instance Oracle database to a group, 7.3
authentication information,
database name,
instance name,
Oracle Net listener, 7.4.2
possible owner nodes,
prerequisites, 7.3.1
service name,
steps, 7.3.2
tnsnames.ora file, 7.3.2
virtual addresses,
adding an Oracle HTTP Server to a group, 8.2
directory index files,
possible owner nodes,
prerequisites, 8.2.1
server name,
server root,
steps, 8.2.2
virtual addresses,
virtual directories,
adding an Oracle Intelligent Agent to a group, 7.6.1
prerequisites, 7.6.1
Administrator privileges
logging in to a cluster, 4.3.2
setting up security, 4.3.1
specifying with the FSCMD command, 5
alert files, B.4
allocating IP addresses for a cluster, 2.4
Oracle HTTP Server powered by
See Oracle HTTP Servers
application log
troubleshooting startup problems, 6.3
application software
rolling upgrade of, 1.2.2
automatic reconnection after failover, 1.2.3
failover, 1.2.3, 2.7.2
mission-critical, 3.1.2
archived files,
checking preferences in Oracle Enterprise Manager, 7.10.9
log on as batch user access rights, 7.10.9
permissions and privileges required, 4.3
REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE initialization parameter, 7.5
SYSDBA role, 7.5.1
SYSOPER privileges, 7.5.1
troubleshooting DBA authentication, 7.10.6
using SYS for databases, 7.5.1
RAID technology, 2.1.1


backup operation
sample FSCMD commands in a script, 5
increasing with multiple virtual addresses, 2.3
of configuring generic services using Oracle Fail Safe, 9.1.1
of Oracle Fail Safe, 1.2
bequeath protocol adapter
Oracle Fail Safe connection to single-instance database and, 7.4
BYPASS value,


CGI (common gateway interface)
Oracle HTTP Server and,
Web applications and, 8
domain name for Oracle Services for MSCS account,
prior to database failover, 2.6.2
client connections
to Oracle HTTP Servers, 8.3
to single-instance Oracle databases, 7.4.2
access to resources, 2.3
accessing groups with multiple virtual addresses, 4.7
cluster connections, 2.7.2
connecting to resources using multiple virtual addresses, 4.7
reconnecting to a single-instance database after failover, 7.9
reconnecting to an Oracle HTTP Server after failover, 8
registering addresses of, A.1
reloading a Web site after failover, 8
cluster alias
definition, 2.5
Oracle Fail Safe Manager and, 2.5
registering address of, A.1
use of, 2.5
cluster disks
generic services and,
Oracle HTTP Servers and, 8.2.2,
Oracle single-instance databases and, 7.3.1
RAID hardware and, 1.3
redundancy and, 2.1.1
storing jobs and events information, 7.6.1
See also disks
Cluster Group, 2.5
cluster alias network name, 2.5
resources in, 2.5
cluster nodes, 2.1
adding to an existing cluster, 4.8
changing IP addresses of, A.3
defined, 1.1
shared servers configuration and, 7.4.5
CLUSTER qualifier
FSCMD command, 5
cluster recovery
quorum disk, 2.1.4
cluster registry
run Verify Group to correct, 7.8
cluster resources
defined, 2.2.1
CLUSTER_MGR string, B.3
clusters, 1.1
adding a new node to, 4.8
cluster alias, 2.5
configuration, 2.1
connecting to, 2.5
definition, 2
different configurations, 2.1.2
discovering in Oracle Enterprise Manager, 7.6
disk configurations, 2.1.3
See cluster disks
introduction, 2.1
members of, 2.1
metadata, 2.1.4
nodes, 1.2.1, 2.1
synchronizing password files on, 7.5.1
Dump Cluster operation, 6.2
typical configuration, 1.3
verifying the configuration, 5, 6.1.1
clusterwide operations
rolling back, 7.10.3
Verify Group operation, 6.1.2
Verify Standalone Database operation, 6.1.3
common gateway interface
lost between cluster nodes, 2.1.4
lost when a system fails, 7.10.10
managing with Oracle Intelligent Agent, 2.2.2
configuration files
for Oracle HTTP Server,
configurations, 3.1
active/active, 3.1.2
active/passive, 3.1.1
customizing, 3.1, 3.1
disk-level, 2.1.3
multiple virtual addresses in, 4.7
shared-nothing, 2.1.3
system-level, 2.1.2
typical, 1.3
using wizard input, 4.2, 4.2
verifying, 6.1.2, 6.1.3
connect to cluster
domain user account, 4.3.2
connection time
improving, 7.4.1
tnsnames.ora and listener.ora files,
CR_DBRES string, B.3
CR_SAMPLE string, B.3
creating a sample database
tracing information about, B.3
creating a single-instance sample database
failure, 7.10.7
custom resource types, 2.2.4
customer support
calling, B.1
customizing configurations, 3.1


data files
adding new, 7.8
database account
INTERNAL, 7.10.9
password change, 7.5.2
SYS, 7.5, 7.10.9
database administrator
changing the password, 7.10.6
connecting as internal, 7.10.6
DBA_AUTHORIZATION parameter,, 7.5
Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA), 7.2.1
creating the Oracle Net configuration, 7.2.1
net service name entry and, 7.2.1
database password file
adding accounts to for a database, 7.5.1
database recovery
optimization for single-instance databases, 7.7
adding a new data file, 7.8
adding to a group
shared sockets and, 7.4.1
backup operations on, 7.8
using FSCMD commands, 5
changing DBA passwords, 7.10.6
checkpointing and, 2.6.2
clients lose single-instance database connection, 7.10.10
configuration data, 7.3.3
configuring database resource to use shared servers, 7.4.5
configuring using wizard input, 4.2
EXCLUSIVE access, 7.5
group resource, 2.2.2
improving connection time, 7.4.1
Is Alive polling, 7.10.6
listeners for standalone, 7.2.4
LOCAL_LISTENER parameter in the initialization file,
net service name entry, 7.2.1
upgrading from, 7.5.3
Oracle8 using shared servers,
Oracle8i or later using shared servers,
resolving an unstable state, 7.10.4
security, 7.5
SHARED access, 7.5
shared servers and MSCS cluster nodes, 7.4.5
steps for configuring, 7.3.2, 7.3.2
synchronizing password files, 7.5.1
taking offline, 5, 5,, 7.8
due to change in password, 7.10.6
for cold backup operation, 7.8
Pending Timeout, 7.10.4
problems, 7.10.6
to stop and restart the group,
with FSCMD command, 7.7
testing shutdown on the secondary node, 4.2
updating tnsnames.ora file for remote client access,
upgrading, 7.2.3
upgrading with Oracle Database Upgrade Assistant, 7.5.3
using shared servers, 7.4.5
using SQL*Plus for cold backup operations, 7.8
verifying, 6.1.2, 6.1.3
virtual addresses,
See also resources
DBA_AUTHORIZATION parameter,, 7.5
See Database Configuration Assistant
DBName parameter,
dedicated server mode
USE_SHARED_SOCKETS listener parameter and, 7.4.1
DEL_SAMPLE string, B.3
deleting a sample database
capturing information about, B.3
errors when trying to, 7.10.7
among resources, 2.2.3, 2.2.3
generic services,,
directory index files
Oracle HTTP Server,,
DISABLEISALIVE parameter, 5, 7.10.5
resources, 4.4
standalone generic services, 9.2
standalone Oracle HTTP Servers, 8.1
standalone single-instance databases, 7.1
standalone single-instance sample databases, 7.1
with Oracle Enterprise Manager, 7.6, 7.6
disk devices
detecting changes with Verify Group, 7.10.2
resources in a group, 2.2.2
verification after adding more, 7.10.2
disk resources
possible owners nodes list and, 2.6.7
configuration, 2.1.3
resource type, 2.2.4
See also cluster disks
specifying full listener information in,
specifying information in,
display name
generic services and,
DNS server
registering IP address and host name in, A.1
document root directory
for Oracle HTTP Servers,
domain account
for Oracle Fail Safe Manager, 4.3
for Oracle Services for MSCS, 4.3
updating default values, 7.2.1
domain name
changing for Oracle Services for MSCS account,
DOMAIN qualifier
FSCMD command, 5
Dump Cluster command, 6.2
DUMPCLUSTER parameter, 5
dynamic discovery
with Oracle Enterprise Manager, 7.6
dynamic-link libraries (DLLs)
custom, 2.2.4
FsResOdbs.dll, 2.2.4
FsResOdbsEx.dll, 2.2.4
generic services, 2.2.4, 2.2.4
IP addresses, 2.2.4
managing resources, 2.2.4
Oracle database, 2.2.4
Oracle resources, 2.2.4
physical disks, 2.2.4
single-instance database access at the Is Alive interval, 7.10.4


ENABLEISALIVE parameter, 5, 7.10.5
error handling
scripts and, 7.10.1
FS-10101, 7.10.9
FS-10270, 7.10.7
ORA-01031, 7.10.9
reporting, B.1
returned for insufficient privileges, 7.10.9
tracking information in a trace file, B.3
user authentication, 7.10.9
written to the Oracle Net listener log, 7.10.4
storing information about, 7.6.1
external procedures
configuring, 7.4.4


effect of preferred owner nodes list on, 2.7.1, 2.7.1
move group operation effect on, 2.7.1
failback policy
dumping information about, 6.2
specifying, 2.7
verifying with Verify Group operation, 6.1.2, 7.10.2
failover period, 2.6.8
failover policy
for groups, 2.6.8
failover threshold, 2.6.8
failovers, 2.6
applications, 1.2.3
automatic application reconnection, 1.2.3
checking with the Verify command, 4.2
client applications and, 2.7.2
database checkpointing and, 2.6.2
definition, 2.1
disabling during backup operations, 7.8
due to resource failure,
dumping information about policies, 6.2
effect of possible owner nodes list on, 2.6.11
effect of preferred owner nodes list on, 2.6.11
effect of resource restart policy on, 2.6.9
fastest, 3.1.1
for load-balancing, 2.6
groups and, 2.2.2
in an active/active configuration, 3.1.2
limiting repeated, 2.6.8
node failures and,
node to which group moves during, 2.6.11
Oracle Intelligent Agent resource, 7.6.1
planned, 2.6, 2.6.2
replaying transactions and, 1.2.3
troubleshooting, 7.10.5
unit of, 2.2.2
unplanned, 2.6
verifying with Verify Group operation, 6.1.2, 7.10.2
unplanned, 2.6.1
verifying resources to prevent, 6.1.2, 6.1.3
Fibre Channel
shared storage interconnect, 1.3
file corruption
in tnsnames.ora and listener.ora files,
alert, B.4
trace, B.4
tracing Oracle Services for MSCS errors, B.3
FSCMD command, 1.2.2
DISABLEISALIVE parameter, 5, 7.10.5
DUMPCLUSTER parameter, 5
ENABLEISALIVE parameter, 5, 7.10.5
example usage in a script, 5
examples, 5
MOVEGROUP parameter, 5
OFFLINEGROUP parameter, 5
ONLINEGROUP parameter, 5
parameters and qualifiers, 5
syntax, 5
usage notes, 5
use in an active/active configuration, 3.1.2
VERIFYCLUSTER parameter, 5
VERIFYGROUP parameter, 5
FsDbError.bat script, 7.10.1
FsResOdbs.dll file
functions, 2.2.4
FsResOdbsEx.dll file
functions, 2.2.4


General property page
for resources, 2.6.7
generic services
adding to a group, 9.3.1
advantages of configuring using Oracle Fail Safe, 9.1.1
compared to other services Oracle Fail Safe supports, 9.1
configuration steps, 9.3.2
configuring for high availability, 9.3, 9.3.2
creating and adding to a group, 9.3.2
defined, 2.2.4, 9
discovering standalone, 9.2, 9.2
display name and,
for Windows services, 2.2.4
generic service identity,
image name and,
LocalSystem account and,
node name and,
passing parameters to Windows Service Control Manager,
placement of data files and,
placement of executable files and,
possible owner nodes,
resource type, 2.2.4
security requirements for, 9.4
service name and,
specifying account for,
startup parameters,
startup type and,
steps for configuring for high availability, 9.3.1
troubleshooting, 9.6
virtual addresses,
what not to configure for high availability, 9.1.2
Windows registry keys and,
See also resources
GR_VERIFY string, B.3
added bandwidth for, 2.3
adding a generic service to, 9.3.1
adding a single-instance database to, 7.3.2
adding an Oracle HTTP Server to, 8.2.2
adding an Oracle Intelligent Agent to, 7.6.1
adding virtual addresses to, 2.3
correcting the network name,
creating, 2.2.2
DBA password mismatches, 7.10.6
definition of, 2.2.2
discovering in Oracle Enterprise Manager, 7.6
dumping information about, 6.2
examples of resources, 2.2.2
failover, 2.2.2
failover period, 2.6.8
failover policy, 2.6.8
failover threshold, 2.6.8
moving, 5
multiple virtual addresses in, 4.7
Nodes property page for, 2.6.7
Oracle homes, 4.6
ownership of, 2.2.2
placing online, 5
populating, 4.2
preferred owner nodes list, 2.6.10
privileges for adding a single-instance database, 7.10.9
resource dependencies, 2.2.3
taking offline, 5
verifying all groups in a cluster, 5
verifying resources in, 6.1.2
virtual addresses and, 7.3.3
with multiple virtual addresses, 4.7


configuration, 1.3
RAID, 1.3
heartbeat connection, 2.1
definition of, 1.3
host name
registering, A.1
troubleshooting improper name resolution with, A.4
validating proper name resolution, 8.6.2, A.2
Hosts files
registering IP address and host names in, A.1


image name
generic services and,
immediate mode
taking single-instance databases offline in, 5
initialization parameter file
deleting the LOCAL_LISTENER parameter,
exporting SPFILE and,
for highly available single-instance databases,,
location of,
PFILE and,
placement of,
REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE initialization parameter,, 7.5, 7.10.6
restrictions on specifying SPFILE and,
interactive, 1.2.2
of Oracle Fail Safe, 1.2.2
silent mode, 1.2.2
supplying security setup information, 4.3.1
using a response file with, 1.2.2
instance name
for highly available single-instance databases,
See also SID
insufficient privileges, 7.10.9, 7.10.9
private internode connection, 2.1
shared storage, 2.1, 7.10.3
INTERNAL account, 7.10.9
password change, 7.5.2
internal cluster communications
virtual addresses configured for,
intracluster communications, 1.3
IP addresses
allocating for a cluster, 2.4
changing for cluster nodes, A.3
determining number needed, 2.4
overlapping among listeners,
registering, A.1
resource type, 2.2.4
troubleshooting improper name resolution with, A.4
troubleshooting multiple, A.4
validating proper name resolution, 8.6.2, A.2
Is Alive polling
disabling, 5, 7.10.5
DLL file function, 2.2.4
effect during backup operations, 7.8
enabling, 7.10.5
reenabling, 5


consistency using virtual machines, 8
Web application, 8
recommendation for using, 8
storing information about, 7.6.1
troubleshooting access problems, 7.10.9


Listener Control Utility (LSNRCTL)
creating listeners,
listener.ora files, 4.2
checking configuration data, 7.10.4
configuring multiple, 7.2.4
EXTPROC prefix, 7.4.4
problems configuring the virtual server,
rollback files,
sample definition,
updated by Database Configuration Assistant, 7.2.1
changes for shared servers, 7.2.5
configuring, 4.2
configuring Oracle Net on nodes with multiple listeners, 7.2.4
created for single-instance databases added to a group, 7.4.2
creating new,
creating with Listener Control Utility (LSNRCTL),
definition in rollback file,
enabling shared sockets and, 7.4.1
log file, 7.10.4
network resources, 2.2.2
output files,
problems after changing or creating definition of,
problems creating,
specifying in the LOCAL_LISTENER parameter,
specifying information in the DISPATCHERS parameter,
starting, 7.2.4
troubleshooting, 7.10.4
load balancing, 2.6
in an active/active configuration, 3.1.2
static, 2.6.2
local area network, 1.3
adding to single-instance database parameter file, 7.2.5
deletion after removing a single-instance database from a group,
specifying listeners in,
updating information for the group,
writing to the single-instance database parameter file,
LocalSystem account
generic services and,
log on as a service privilege
generic services and, 9.4
LOGFILE qualifier
FSCMD command, 5
LSNRCTL utility
troubleshooting listener problems,


management operations
single-instance database, 7.8
cluster security, 4.3
integrating with Oracle Enterprise Manager, 7.6
tnsnames.ora file on client systems, 7.3.2,
using a cluster alias, 2.5
quorum resource and, 2.1.4
Microsoft Windows
registration considerations, A
mission-critical applications
in active/active configurations, 3.1.2
possible owner nodes list, 2.6.7
move group operation
effect on failback, 2.7.1
MOVEGROUP parameter, 5
cluster software, 1.1
displaying database properties with Cluster Administrator, 2.2.4
Is Alive polling, 2.2.4
Pending Timeout value, 7.10.4
resource types, 2.2.4
MSCS Cluster Administrator
displaying Oracle database properties, 2.2.4
displaying Oracle HTTP Server and listener resource types, 2.2.4
use during tracing, B.3
multiple Oracle homes, 4.6
checking for overlapping addresses and single-instance database SID names,
configuring multiple listeners, 7.2.4
multiple listeners, 7.2.4
single-instance database SID in listener.ora files,
updating tnsnames.ora with Verify Standalone Database command, 7.2.1
multithreaded servers
See shared servers


net service name,
added for single-instance databases, 7.2.1
appended with the default domain name,
default domain name and,
referencing in archived configuration files,
entry after adding a single-instance database to a group,
entry for new single-instance databases, 7.2.1
highly available single-instance databases and,
when configuring the virtual server,
network configuration
updating domain name values in sqlnet.ora files, 7.2.1
network name
cluster alias, 2.5
correcting for group,
configuration, A
for highly available single-instance databases, 7.4.2
Oracle Net on nodes with multiple listeners, 7.2.4
updating, 7.2.1
verify with Verify Group, 7.10.2
dumping public and private information, 6.2
problems while configuring virtual server,
protocol information in tnsnames.ora file, 4.2
tracing configuration information, B.3
to which a group fails over, 2.6.11
node failures
effects of, 2.7.2
failover and,
node name
generic services and,
NODE qualifier
FSCMD command, 5
adding to an existing cluster, 4.8
cluster, 1.2.1
definition of, 2.1
excluding from possible owner nodes list, 2.6.7
possible owner, 2.6.7
preferred, 2.7
preferred ownership of groups and, 2.6.10
Nodes property page
for groups, 2.6.7
normal mode
taking single-instance databases offline in, 5


OFFLINE qualifier
FSCMD command, 5
OFFLINEGROUP parameter, 5
offline-option modes, 5
ONLINEGROUP parameter, 5
operating system authentication,
Windows operating system group,
Windows operating system group,
Oracle database resource type, 2.2.4
Oracle Database Upgrade Assistant
upgrading single-instance databases, 7.5.3
Oracle Enterprise Manager
authentication problems, 7.10.9
discovering clusters in, 7.6
discovering groups in, 7.6
integrating with, 7.6
setting User Credentials, 7.10.9
troubleshooting authentication problems, 7.10.9
troubleshooting client connection problems, 7.10.9
use in an active/active configuration, 3.1.2
Oracle Fail Safe
installation of, 1.2.2
Oracle Fail Safe Manager, 1.1
cluster alias and, 2.5
compatibility with prior releases of Oracle Fail Safe Server, 4.6
introduction to, 1.2.2
tree view, 1.2.2
verify tools, 1.2.2
wizards, 1.2.2
Oracle Fail Safe Server
Oracle Fail Safe Manager releases and, 4.6
See also Oracle Services for MSCS
Oracle homes
groups and, 4.6
multiple, 4.6
name of, 6.1.1
path for Oracle HTTP Servers, 8.2.1
Oracle HTTP Servers
adding to a group, 8.2.3
client connections to, 8.3
cluster disk,
configuration file,, 8.4
configuring for high availability, 8.2
directory index files,,
discovering standalone, 8.1
document root directory,
HTTP access,
Oracle home and, 8.2.1
possible owner nodes list,
prerequisites to adding to a group, 8.2.1
removing from a group, 8.4
security requirements for, 8.5
SSL access,
troubleshooting, 8.6
unable to connect to Web site, 8.6.3
users cannot access, 8.6.2
virtual addresses,
virtual directories,
See also resources
Oracle Intelligent Agent
adding to a group, 7.6.1
default, 7.6.1
managing communications, 2.2.2
virtual addresses, 7.6.1
Oracle Net Assistant
using to re-create network files,
Oracle Net listener
behavior, 7.2.2
configuration of, 7.4
creation of, 7.4
Oracle Net network
archived configuration files,
modifying tnsnames.ora file,
resource in a group, 2.2.2
rollback files,
single-instance database configuration, 7.4.3
tracing configuration information, B.3
troubleshooting the configuration, 7.10.4
Oracle Services for MSCS
account for,
described, 1.1
Security Setup tool,
updating Windows security information and,
Oracle Support
calling, B.1
Oracle7 databases
See databases
Oracle8 databases
See databases
Oracle8i databases
See databases
output files
owner nodes
See possible owner nodes list
of group, 2.2.2


parameter file
See initialization parameter file
SERVER=DEDICATED in tnsnames.ora file, 7.4.5
USE_SHARED_SOCKETS listener parameter, 7.4.1
password files
synchronizing, 7.5.1
changes cause group problems, 7.10.4
changing for the DBA account, 7.10.6
changing for the SYSDBA account, 7.5.2
problems with REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE parameter, 7.10.6
Pending Timeout value
setting, 7.10.4
troubleshooting, 7.10.4
in an active/active configuration, 3.1.2
Web application, 8
insufficient return error ORA-01031, 7.10.9
See initialization parameter file
verifying network communication between cluster nodes, 8.6.2, A.2
planned failover
static load balancing, 2.6.2
planned group failover, 2.6.2
planned maintenance, 2.6.2
dumping failover and failback information, 6.2
failures, 7.10.4, 7.10.6
possible owner nodes list
adjusting, 2.6.7
effect on failover, 2.6.11
effect on resources, 2.6.7
excluding nodes from, 2.6.7
for a generic service,
for a group, 2.6.7, 2.6.7
for a resource, 2.6.7
for a single-instance Oracle database,
for an Oracle HTTP Server,
in determining failover node, 2.6.11
modifying, 2.6.7
resources and, 2.6.7
specifying, 2.6.7, 2.6.7
Verify Group command and, 2.6.7, 2.6.7, 2.6.7, 4.8
setting to avoid access problems, 7.10.9
preferred owner nodes list
effect on failback, 2.7.1, 2.7.1
effect on failover, 2.6.10, 2.6.11
move group operation and, 2.7.1
testing database shutdown, 4.2
private disks
generic services and,
private interconnect, 1.3, 2.1
generic services and, 9.4
granting on each cluster node, 7.5.1
required, 4.3
protocol address, 7.4.2
public interconnect, 1.3
PWD qualifier
FSCMD command, 5, 5


quorum disk
cluster recovery and, 2.1.4
dumping information about, 6.2
quorum resource
metadata and, 2.1.4


hardware, 1.3
technology, 2.1.1
servers and, 2.1.1
host names and IP addresses, A.1
jobs and events, 7.6
pinging to validate proper name resolution, 8.6.2, A.2
troubleshooting improper name resolution, A.4
dumping information about resource, 6.2
registry editor
registering host names and IP addresses, A.1
registry keys
generic services and,,
replicating across cluster,
REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE initialization parameter, 7.10.6
setting, 7.10.4
when password files are not used,
when password files are used,
Oracle HTTP Servers from a group, 8.4
resource types
custom, 2.2.4
displaying in Oracle Fail Safe Manager, 2.2.4
generic service, 2.2.4
IP addresses, 2.2.4
MSCS, 2.2.4
Oracle database, 2.2.4
Oracle MTS Service, 2.2.4
physical disks, 2.2.4
resources, 1.1
access to, 2.2.1
accessing through a virtual server, 2.3
client access to, 2.1
defined, 2.2.1
dependencies, 2.2.3, 2.2.3
discovering, 4.4
disks used by the database configuration, 4.2
DLLs, 2.2.4
effect of group Nodes property page changes on, 2.6.7
examples of, 2.2.2
failover policy effect on groups, 2.6.8
failure of,
General property page for, 2.6.7
Oracle Intelligent Agent, 7.6.1
placing online, 5
using FSCMD, 5
possible owner nodes list and, 2.6.7
renaming, 4.5
repairing misconfigured, 7.10.2
restart policy, 2.6.9
returning to a preferred owner node, 2.7
taking offline, 5, 5
using FSCMD, 5
verifying configuration of, 6.1.2, 6.1.2, 6.1.3
clusterwide operation, 7.10.3
rolling upgrade
of application software, 1.2.2
standalone Oracle HTTP Servers, 8.4


sample database
privileges required, 7.10.9
troubleshooting problems with, 7.10.7
FSCMD commands in an active/active configuration, 3.1.2
FsDbError.bat script, 7.10.1
to handle errors when single-instance database cannot be placed online, 7.10.1
using FSCMD commands in, 5, 5
SCSI shared storage interconnect, 1.3
secondary node
creating the database instance on, 4.2
testing database shutdown, 4.2
changing the SYSDBA account password, 7.5.2, 7.5.2
increasing with multiple virtual addresses, 2.3
Oracle Services for MSCS Security Setup tool,
for generic services,, 9.4
for Oracle HTTP Servers, 8.5
for single-instance databases, 7.5
specifying with the FSCMD command, 5
synchronizing password files on nodes, 7.5.1
server nodes
attempting to restart, 2.7.2
cluster polling failure, 7.10.6
FSS_TRACE_FLAGS value and strings, B.3
losing client connections, 7.10.10
registering addresses of, A.1
trace flags, B.3
server redundancy, 2.1.1
SERVER=DEDICATED parameter, 7.4.5
service name
generic services and,
See also net service name
SERVICE_NAME parameter
added by Database Configuration Assistant, 7.2.1
shared-nothing configuration, 2.1.3
shared servers
configuring for Oracle8 databases,
configuring for Oracle8i or later databases,
SERVER=DEDICATED parameter and, 7.4.5
shared sockets
adding a database to a group and, 7.4.1
error messages and, 7.4.1
third-party proxy servers and, 7.4.1
using, 7.4.1
shared storage interconnect, 1.2.1, 2.1
Fibre Channel, 1.3
SCSI, 1.3
database modes, 5
entering for single-instance database,
entry in tnsnames.ora file, 4.2
for multiple listeners, 7.2.4
name added by Database Configuration Assistant, 7.2.1
overlapping names among listeners,
SID_DESC parameters, 7.2.1
added for new single-instance database, 7.2.1
updated after adding a single-instance database to a group,
silent mode installation, 1.2.2
single-instance databases
clients lose connection to, 7.10.10
configuring database resource to use shared servers, 7.4.5
handling errors for failures to place online, 7.10.1
initialization parameter file,
instance name,
management operations and, 7.8
possible owner nodes list for,
prerequisites to adding to a group, 7.3.1
service name,
upgrading, 7.5.3
software configuration, 1.3
specifying possible owner nodes list, 2.6.7
See initialization parameter file
performing administrative tasks, 7.8
SQLNET string, B.3
updated after adding a single-instance database to a group,
sqlnet.ora files
updates made when a single-instance database is added to a group,
updating default domain values in, 7.2.1
standalone databases
discovering, 7.1
searching for listener of, 7.2.4
shared servers and, 7.2.5
Verify Standalone Database, 4.1, 6.1.3
verifying, 4.1, 6.1.3
viewing, 7.1
standalone resources
discovering, 4.4
See also index entries for each resource
standby configurations, 3.1.1
startup parameters
generic services and,
startup types
generic services and,
static load balancing, 2.6.2
Oracle Services for MSCS tracing, B.3
SYS account, 7.5, 7.10.9, 7.10.9
password change, 7.5.2
SYSDBA account
password change, 7.5.2, 7.5.2
SYSDBA privileges, 7.5.1
SYSOPER privileges, 7.5.1


temporary tables
failover and, 7.3.1
third-party proxy servers
using shared sockets and, 7.4.1
TNS listeners
updating net service names in, 7.2.4
TNS_ADMIN Windows environment variable, 7.4.2
TNS_ADMIN Windows registry parameter, 7.4.2
tnsnames.ora files, 4.2
checking Oracle Net configuration data, 7.10.4
EXTPROC_CONNECTION_DATA net service name entry, 7.4.4
modifying for highly available single-instance databases, 7.4.2
parsing to discover single-instance databases, 7.1
problems configuring the virtual server,
rollback files,
SERVER=DEDICATED parameter and, 7.4.5
single-instance Oracle databases and, 7.3.2
updated by Database Configuration Assistant, 7.2.1
updating, 7.4.2
updating with default domain name values, 7.2.1
trace files, B.4
enabling, B.3
flags, B.3
transactional mode
taking databases offline in, 5
failover and, 1.2.3
transparent application failover, 7.9
tree view, 1.2.2
populating with clusters, 2.5
access to the cluster, 7.10.9
configuring the virtual address,
databases, 7.10
Dump Cluster operation, 6.2
generic services, 9.6
IP address and host name registration, 6.1.1, A.4
multiple IP addresses, A.4
Oracle HTTP Servers, 8.6
order of network adapters, 6.1.1, A.4
security access using Oracle Enterprise Manager, 7.10.9
startup problems, 6.3
unable to place a group online, 7.10.4
users unable to connect to single-instance database, 7.4
verification tools, 6.1
with groups, 7.10.4


unplanned failover, 2.6.1
Update Database Password Wizard, 7.5.2
upgrading a single-instance database, 7.5.3
specifying for Oracle HTTP Server Web sites, 8.3
USE_SHARED_SOCKETS parameter, 7.4.1
changing account information for Oracle Services for MSCS,
domain account for Oracle Fail Safe Manager, 4.3.2
user account
for Oracle Fail Safe, 4.3.1
user credentials
setting, 7.10.9
USER qualifier
FSCMD command, 5


Verify Cluster operation
description, 6.1
purpose, 6.1.1
Verify Group operation
description, 6.1
FSCMD command, 5
logging information about, B.3
overview, 6.1.2
possible owner nodes list and, 2.6.7, 2.6.7, 2.6.7, 4.8
purpose, 6.1.2
updating information in the cluster registry, 7.8
updating resource dependencies, 7.10.2
verifying Oracle HTTP Servers, 8.6.2
Verify Standalone Database operation, 6.1.3, 6.1.3
clusterwide operation status window, 6.1.3
description, 6.1
running on newly created databases, 7.2.1
tracing, B.3
verify tools, 1.2.2
VERIFY_DB string, B.3
VERIFYCLUSTER parameter, 5
VERIFYGROUP parameter, 5
virtual addresses, 1.2.1
adding to a group, 2.3
cluster alias, 2.5
definition, 2.3
for Oracle HTTP Servers,
for Oracle Intelligent Agents, 7.6.1
for single-instance Oracle databases,
generic services and,
groups and, 7.3.3
identifying, 2.3
internal cluster communications and,
multiple, 2.3, 4.7
Oracle Intelligent Agent uses the, 7.6.1
reasons for multiple in a group, 4.7
registering, A.1
troubleshooting configuration problems,
virtual directories
Oracle HTTP Server,,
virtual servers, 1.2.1
configuration, 2.3
configuration problems,
definition, 2.3
discovering, 7.6
listener failure and,
multiple, 4.7
multiple virtual addresses, 2.3
network configuration for, 7.4.2
registering address of, A.1
updates to tnsnames.ora files during configuration of, 7.4.2
Visual Basic
Web application, 8


Web applications
standard, 8
supported by Oracle Fail Safe, 8
Web browsers
consistency through JInitiator, 8
Web sites
unable to connect to Oracle HTTP Server, 8.6.3
wide area network, 1.3
See Microsoft Windows
Windows cluster
See clusters
Windows environment variables
TNS_ADMIN, 7.4.2
Windows operating system groups
Windows registry editor, A.1
Windows registry keys
See registry keys
Windows registry parameters
TNS_ADMIN, 7.4.2
Windows user account
security setup, 4.3.1
registering IP address and host name, A.1
wizards, 1.2.2
input, 4.2
setting Pending Timeout to accommodate heavy, 7.10.4