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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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This guide describes how to use Oracle Fail Safe running on a Microsoft cluster system to configure the following for high availability:

Intended Audience

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 nine chapters, two appendixes, a glossary, and an index.

Chapter 1

This chapter provides an introduction to clusters and Oracle Fail Safe.

Chapter 2

This chapter introduces Microsoft clusters and Oracle Fail Safe concepts and terminology.

Chapter 3

This chapter describes customizing and optimizing an Oracle Fail Safe configuration to meet your business needs for high availability.

Chapter 4

This chapter describes security considerations, using Oracle Fail Safe Manager in multiple Oracle homes, and more.

Chapter 5

This chapter contains reference information for the FSCMD command.

Chapter 6

This chapter describes the Oracle Fail Safe Manager family of troubleshooting tools.

Chapter 7

This chapter describes how to configure a single-instance Oracle database to be highly available, and how to integrate Oracle Call Interface (OCI) and ODBC clients and applications.

Chapter 8

This chapter describes how to configure an Oracle HTTP Server to be highly available.

Chapter 9

This chapter describes how to configure any Windows generic service to be highly available.

Appendix A

This appendix provides information about verifying a proper network configuration for your cluster.

Appendix B

This appendix provides instructions for contacting Oracle Support Services and information that you need to have available for the support personnel.

Related Documents

Refer to the following documentation for more information about Oracle Fail Safe:

For more information about other related products, see the documentation for those products.


The following conventions are used in this guide:

Convention Meaning
Vertical ellipsis points in an example mean that information not directly related to the example has been omitted.
. . . Horizontal ellipsis points in statements or commands mean that parts of the statement or command not directly related to the example have been omitted.
italic text Italic text emphasizes important information and indicates complete titles of manuals and variables. Variables include information that varies in system messages (Internal error number), in command lines (/Producer=name), and in command parameters in text (where cluster-node-name is the current host name).
boldface text Boldface type in text indicates a term defined in the text, the glossary, or in both locations.
< > Angle brackets enclose user-supplied names.
[ ] 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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