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Oracle® Real Application Clusters Installation and Configuration Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.0.3) for Linux x86-64
Part No. B14406-01
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Numerics

64-bit
checking system architecture, 2.2

A

Additional Real Application Clusters documentation, 1.1
Advanced
configuration type, 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.1.2
advanced database type, 4.3
architecture
checking system architecture, 2.2
Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA), 4.1.2
archive logs
destinations, conversion to multi-instance, D.3
ASM
benefits of, 1.6.1
block device names on Linux, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
changing owner and permissions of raw devices on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
characteristics of failure groups, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
checking disk availability on Linux x86-64, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
compared to logical volume managers, 1.6.1
compared to RAID, 1.6.1
configuring disks
on Linux, 2.12.3
disk groups, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
displaying attached disks
on Linux, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
failure groups, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
examples, 2.12.1
identifying, 2.12.1
identifying available disks on Linux, 2.12.3.2
identifying available disks on Linux x86-64, 2.12.3.1
identifying disks on Linux, 2.12.3.2
identifying disks on Linux x86-64, 2.12.3.1
overview, 1.6.1
recommendations for disk groups, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
redundancy levels, 1.6.1
restrictions on use for OCR or voting disk, 2.12
space required for preconfigured database, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
storage option for datafiles, 2.10
storage option for RAC, 2.10
ASM Management Options page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
automatic undo management, 8.5
Available
service configuration policy, 5.3.1
Available Product Components page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3

B

background process
crsd, 3.2.1
evmd, 3.2.1
ocssd, 3.2.1
backups
conversion to multi-instance, D.3
base directory
See Oracle base directory
Bash shell
default user startup file, 2.16
setting shell limits on Linux, 2.6.1
.bash_profile file, 2.16
Basic
TAF failover policy, 5.3.2
block device
device name on Linux, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
Bourne shell
default user startup file, 2.16
setting shell limits on Linux, 2.6.1

C

C compiler
requirement on Linux, 2.4.1, 2.4.1
C shell
default user startup file, 2.16
setting shell limits on Linux, 2.6.1
chmod command, 2.8, 2.9, 2.11, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
chown command, 2.8, 2.9, 2.11, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
cluster database
installed configuration, 8.4.1
reasons not to convert to, D.1
cluster file system
choosing for datafile location, 2.10
choosing for software location, 2.10
loading OCFS on Linux, 2.14
OCFS on Linux, 2.4.1
requirement for RAC, 2.11
storage option for datafiles, 2.10
storage option for RAC, 2.10
cluster nodes
specifying uids and gids, 2.5.6
cluster software
checking on Linux, 2.14
clusterware diagnostics, A.1.2
components
created when using the DBCA, 8.4
Configuration Results page
VIPCA, 4.3
configuration types
Advanced, 4.1, 4.1.1
Data Warehouse, 4.1
Do not create a starter database, 4.1
General Purpose, 4.1
New Database, 4.1
Transaction Processing, 4.1
Configure Automatic Storage Management page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
configuring
global database name, 5.5
SID Prefix, 4.3
connection load balancing, 8.7
control file
installed configuration, 8.4.2
control files, 1.8.2
described, 8.4.2
raw devices for
on Linux, 2.13.1
convert to cluster database
administrative considerations, D.3
from non-cluster machine, D.4.1
from single-instance, D.4.2
post-conversion, D.5
converting
from single-instance to Real Application Clusters, B, D
to Real Application Clusters from single-instance Oracle databases, B, D
Create Database
option on Creation Options page, 5.5
create database
using scripts, B.1
creating
Real Application Clusters database
with the Database Configuration Assistant, 4.1.2, 5.1, 5.4
cross-node registration, 8.7
CRS
install on UNIX, 3
install with Oracle Universal Installer on UNIX, 3.2
installation setup procedures for UNIX, 3.1
OCR restriction, 2.12
raw device for OCR on Linux, 2.13.1
raw device for voting disk on Linux, 2.13.1
voting disk restriction, 2.12
CRS home
UNIX-based system, 3.2
crsd, 3.2.1
CSD
download location for WebSphere MQ
on Linux, 2.4.1
csh.login file, 2.6.1
csh.login.local file, 2.6.1
custom database
failure groups for ASM, 2.12.1
requirements when using ASM, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
Custom installation, 4.3
Custom installation type
reasons for choosing, 2.5

D

data loss
minimizing with ASM, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
Data Warehouse
configuration type, 4.1, 4.1.1
data warehouse database type, 4.3
database
ASM requirements, 1.6.1
components, created when using the DBCA, 8.4
configurations, types, 4.1.1
Database Configuration Assistant, 4.3
ASM Disk Groups page, 5.5
components created by, 8.4
control files, 8.4.2
Create ASM Instance page, 5.5
Create Disk Group page, 5.5
creating Real Application Clusters database
after installation, 5.4
during installation, 4.1.2, 5.1
Creation Options page, 5.5
Database Content page, 5.5
Database Credentials page, 5.5
Database File Locations page, 5.5
Database Identification page, 5.5, 5.5
Database Services page, 5.5
Database Storage page, 5.5
Database Templates page, 5.5, 5.5
datafiles, 8.4.1
deleting databases with, 5.6
deleting Real Application Clusters databases, 5.6
initialization parameter files, 8.6
Initialization Parameters page, 5.5
List of Cluster Databases page, 5.6
Management Options page, 5.5
Node Selection page, 5.5
Operations page, 5.6, 5.6
raw storage requirements, C.1
Recovery Configuration page, 5.5
redo log files, 8.4.3
rollback segments, 8.5
Storage Options page, 5.5, 5.5
Summary dialog, 5.5, 5.5, 5.6
tablespaces, 8.4.1
using, 5.1
Welcome page, 5.5, 5.5
database configuration type
selecting, 4.1
database configuration types, 4.1.1.1
database creation using scripts, B.1
database domain, 4.3
database name, 4.3
databases
ASM requirements, 2.12.1
datafiles, 1.8.2
and the DBCA, 8.4.1
creating separate directories for, 2.11
described, 8.4.1
managing with ASM, 1.6.1
minimum disk space for, 2.11
options for placing on file system, 2.11
recommendations for file system, 2.11
setting permissions on datafile directories, 2.11
storage options, 2.10
dba group
and ASM disks on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
and SYSDBA privilege, 2.5
creating, 2.5.2, 2.5.2
creating on other nodes, 2.5.6
description, 2.5
raw device group
on Linux, 2.13.1
DBCA, 4.3
delete database, 5.6
DBCA_RAW_CONFIG environment variable, 2.16
on Linux, 2.13.1
dedicated servers, 8.7
default file mode creation mask
setting, 2.16
de-install CRS software, 4.5.2
Windows-based systems, 4.5.2.1.1
de-install Oracle Database software, 4.5.1
delete database with DBCA, 5.6
device names
for raw devices on Linux, 2.13.1
IDE disks on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
IDE disks on Linux x86-64, 2.12.3.1
on Linux, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
RAID on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
RAID on Linux x86-64, 2.12.3.1
raw devices on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2
SCSI disks on Linux, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
diagnostics, A.1.2
directory
creating separate datafile directories, 2.11
database file directory, 2.11
Oracle base directory, 2.7, 2.7
Oracle home directory, 2.7, 2.7
Oracle Inventory directory, 2.7
oraInventory, 2.7
permission for datafile directories, 2.11
directory structure, E
disk devices
managing with ASM, 1.6.1
disk group
ASM, 1.6.1, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
recommendations for ASM disk groups, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
disk space
checking, 2.2
requirement for Oracle base directory, 2.8, 2.8
requirements for preconfigured database in ASM, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
disks
checking availability for ASM on Linux x86-64, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
configuring for ASM on Linux, 2.12.3
displaying attached disks
on Linux, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
raw voting disk on Linux, 2.13.1
DISPLAY environment variable
setting, 2.16, 2.16
Do not create a starter database
configuration type, 4.1
documentation
Oracle Real Application Clusters Administrator's Guide, 1.1.1
Oracle Real Application Clusters Deployment and Performance Guide, 1.1.2
Real Application Clusters, 1.1

E

emulator
installing from X emulator, 2.1
End of Installation page
Oracle Universal Installer, 3.2
Enterprise Edition installation, 4.3
env command, 2.16
environment
checking settings, 2.16
configuring for oracle user, 2.16
environment variables
DBCA_RAW_CONFIG, 2.13.1
DISPLAY, 2.16, 2.16
ORACLE_BASE, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.16
ORACLE_HOME, 2.15, 2.16, 2.16
ORACLE_SID, 2.16
PATH, 2.16
removing from shell startup file, 2.16
SHELL, 2.16
TEMP and TMPDIR, 2.2, 2.16
TNS_ADMIN, 2.16
Environment Variables page
Windows, 4.4
equivalence
setting up UNIX user equivalence, D.4.1.2
errata
Linux kernel errata, 2.4.1
error messages
Real Application Clusters management tools, A.1.1
/etc/csh.login file, 2.6.1
/etc/csh.login.local file, 2.6.1
/etc/pam.d/login file, 2.6.1
/etc/profile file, 2.6.1
/etc/profile.local file, 2.6.1
/etc/raw file, 2.13.1
/etc/security/limits.so file, 2.6.1
/etc/sysconfig/rawdevices file, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
/etc/sysctl.conf file, 2.6.1
evmd, 3.2.1
EXAMPLE tablespace
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
examples
ASM failure groups, 2.12.1
Oracle base directories, 2.7
external jobs
UNIX user required for, 2.5
external redundancy
ASM redundancy level, 1.6.1
extjob executable
UNIX user required for, 2.5

F

failover
and service registration, 8.7
failure group
ASM, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
characteristics of ASM failure group, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
examples of ASM failure groups, 2.12.1
fdisk command, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1, 2.13.1
features, new, Preface
file mode creation mask
setting, 2.16
file system
appropriate for Oracle base directory, 2.8, 2.9
datafile and recovery file placement options, 2.11
requirements for RAC, 2.11
storage option for datafiles, 2.10
using for datafiles, 2.11
file-max file, 2.6.1
file-max parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
files
.bash_profile, 2.16
control files
raw devices for on Linux, 2.13.1
default shell startup file, 2.6.1
editing shell startup file, 2.16
/etc/csh.login, 2.6.1
/etc/csh.login.local, 2.6.1
/etc/pam.d/login, 2.6.1
/etc/profile, 2.6.1
/etc/profile.local, 2.6.1
/etc/raw, 2.13.1
/etc/security/limits.so, 2.6.1
/etc/sysconfig/rawdevices, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
/etc/sysctl.conf, 2.6.1
.login, 2.16
oraInst.loc, 2.5.1, 2.8
oratab, 2.8
password file
raw device for on Linux, 2.13.1
/proc/sys/fs/file-max, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/kernel/sem, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/kernel/shmall, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/kernel/shmmax, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/kernel/shmmni, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range, 2.6.1
.profile, 2.16
profile.local, 2.6.1
raw device mapping file, 2.16
on Linux, 2.13.1
redo log files
raw devices for on Linux, 2.13.1
server parameter file
raw devices for on Linux, 2.13.1
SPFILE
raw devices for on Linux, 2.13.1
for raw devices on Linux, 2.13.1

G

General Purpose
configuration type, 4.1
description of configuration type, 4.1.1
general purpose database type, 4.3
Generate Database Creation Scripts
on Creation Options page, 5.5
getconf command, 2.2
gid
identifying existing, 2.5.6
specifying, 2.5.6
specifying on other nodes, 2.5.6
global database name, 4.3, 5.5
Grid database control, 4.3
group IDs
identifying existing, 2.5.6
specifying, 2.5.6
specifying on other nodes, 2.5.6
groupadd command, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3
groups
checking for existing oinstall group, 2.5.1
creating identical groups on other nodes, 2.5.6
creating the dba group, 2.5.2
creating the oinstall group, 2.5.1
creating the oper group, 2.5.3
specifying when creating UNIX users, 2.5.6
UNIX OSDBA group (dba), 2.5
UNIX OSOPER group (oper), 2.5

H

hardware requirements, 2.2
high redundancy
ASM redundancy level, 1.6.1
home directory
See Oracle home directory

I

id command, 2.5.5, 2.5.6
IDE disks
device names on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
device names on Linux x86-64, 2.12.3.1
initialization parameter files, 8.6
for instances, 7.1
listener parameters, 8.8.1
initialization parameters
DISPATCHERS, 8.7
LOCAL_LISTENER, 8.7
REMOTE_LISTENER, 8.7, 8.10
insmod command, 2.14
installation
directory structure, E
ldap.ora file, 8.9
listener.ora file, 8.8.3
overview, 1.5
requirements, hardware, 1.2
requirements, software, 1.2
tnsnames.ora file, 8.10
verifying raw devices, 5.4
installation log file, 4.3
installation types
and ASM requirements, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
instance
instance identifier (SID), 2.16
preferences, 5.3
instance ID, 4.3
instances
initialization parameter files, 7.1
SID Prefix, 4.3
IP Address page
VIPCA, 4.3
ip_local_port_range file, 2.6.1
ip_local_port_range parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
isainfo command, 2.2

K

kernel
Linux errata, 2.4.1
kernel parameters
checking on Linux, 2.6.1
configuring on Linux, 2.6.1
configuring on Linux x86-64, 2.6
making changes persist on Linux, 2.6.1
setting on Linux, 2.6.1
Korn shell
default user startup file, 2.16
setting shell limits on Linux, 2.6.1
ksh
See Korn shell

L

ldap.ora file, 8.9
creating, 8.9
default configuration, 8.9
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), 8.9
limit command, 2.6.1
limits.so file, 2.6.1
Linux
binding raw devices to partitions, 2.13.1
block device names, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
checking distribution, 2.4.1
checking kernel parameters, 2.6.1
checking raw device bindings, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2
checking software requirements, 2.4.1
checking version, 2.4.1
cluster file system, 2.4.1
configuring disks for ASM, 2.12.3
configuring kernel parameters, 2.6.1
creating a raw device mapping file, 2.13.1
creating partitions, 2.13.1
creating raw partitions, 2.13.1
displaying attached disks, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
IDE disk device names, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
identifying disks for ASM, 2.12.3.2
identifying disks for raw devices, 2.13.1
identifying partitions, 2.13.1
kernel errata, 2.4.1
loading hangcheck-timer module, 2.14
loading OCFS, 2.14
making kernel parameter changes persist, 2.6.1
RAID device names, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
raw device sizes, 2.13.1
raw devices, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2
SCSI disk device names, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
setting kernel parameters, 2.6.1
setting shell limits, 2.6.1, 2.6.1
software requirements, 2.4, 2.4.1
specifying owner and permissions on raw devices, 2.13.1
verifying that cluster software is running, 2.14
Linux x86-64
checking disk availability for ASM, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
checking existence of nobody user, 2.5.5
configuring kernel parameters, 2.6
IDE disk device names, 2.12.3.1
identifying disks for ASM, 2.12.3.1
location of oratab file, 2.8
RAID device names, 2.12.3.1
List of Cluster Databases page, 5.6
listener
identifying Oracle home for, 2.15
local, 8.7
lsnrctl command, 2.15
registration, 8.8.3.1
stopping, 2.15, 2.15
stopping existing listener process, 2.15
listener.ora file, 8.8.3
configuring, 8.8
default configuration, 8.8.3
listeners
listener.ora file, 8.8.3
load balancing
and service registration, 8.7
load_ocfs command, 2.14
local database control, 4.3
local device
using for datafiles, 2.11
local listener, 8.7
log file
installation, 4.3
logical volume manager
See LVM
login file, 2.6.1, 2.16
lsdev command, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
lsmod command, 2.14
lsnrctl command, 2.15
LVM
compared to ASM, 1.6.1
recommendations for ASM, 1.6.1, 2.12.1

M

mapping file
for raw devices, 2.16
on Linux, 2.13.1
mask
setting default file mode creation mask, 2.16
memory requirements, 2.2
MetaLink
Oracle patches, 6.1.2
migration
from single-instance, see conversion, D.1
mkdir command, 2.8, 2.9, 2.11
mode
setting default file mode creation mask, 2.16
mount point
for Oracle base directory, 2.7

N

NAS
requirement for RAC, 2.11
Net Configuration Assistant, 4.3
net service names, 8.10, 8.10
NetCA, 4.3
network attached storage
See NAS
network configuration files
ldap.ora.ora, 8.9
listener.ora, 8.8.3
sqlnet.ora, 8.11
tnsnames.ora, 8.10
Network Information Services
See NIS
New Database
configuration type, 4.1
new features, Preface
NIS
alternative to local users and groups, 2.5
nobody user
checking existence of, 2.5.5
description, 2.5
node applic, 4.3
node applications, 4.3, 5.1
nofile
shell limit on Linux, 2.6.1
None
TAF failover policy, 5.3.2
normal redundancy
ASM redundancy level, 1.6.1
Not used
service configuration policy, 5.3.1
nproc
shell limit on Linux, 2.6.1

O

OCFS
checking on Linux, 2.4.1
download location for Linux, 2.4.1
Linux cluster file system, 2.4.1
loading on Linux, 2.14
restriction for Oracle base directory on Linux, 2.8, 2.9
OCR
installed configuration, 8.2
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
restriction on using ASM for, 2.12
specify location during install
OCR contents, 8.2
ocssd, 3.2.1
OFA
recommendations for Oracle base directory, 2.7
recommended path for Oracle base directory, 2.7
recommended path for Oracle home directory, 2.7
recommended path for Oracle Inventory directory, 2.7
oinstall group
checking for existing, 2.5.1
creating, 2.5.1
creating on other nodes, 2.5.6
description, 2.5
olsnodes command, 3.2, A.1.2
ONS, 4.3
oper group
and SYSOPER privilege, 2.5
creating, 2.5.3, 2.5.3
creating on other nodes, 2.5.6
description, 2.5
operating system
checking distribution and version of Linux, 2.4.1
operating system requirements
Linux, 2.4, 2.4.1
Optimal Flexible Architecture
See OFA
Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA), 4.1.2
Oracle base directory
and ORACLE_BASE environment variable, 2.7
creating, 2.8, 2.9
creating new, 2.8
description, 2.7
determining disk space on, 2.8
disk space requirements, 2.8, 2.8
examples, 2.7
identifying appropriate file system, 2.8, 2.9
identifying existing, 2.8
mount point for, 2.7
OCFS restriction on Linux, 2.8, 2.9
recommended path, 2.7
relationship with Oracle Software Owner user, 2.7
requirement for, 2.7
requirement for RAC installations, 2.8, 2.9
requirements for existing directory, 2.8
Oracle Cluster File System
See OCFS
Oracle Cluster Registry
See OCR
Oracle Database
creating datafile directories, 2.11
datafile storage options, 2.10
minimum disk space requirements, 2.11
privileged groups, 2.5
requirements with ASM, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
setting ORACLE_SID environment variable, 2.16
Oracle Enterprise Manager
post-installation configuration, 6.2.1
Oracle Hangcheck Timer
loading module on Linux, 2.14
Oracle home directory
description, 2.7
identifying for listener, 2.15
recommended path, 2.7
requirement for, 2.7
requirements, 2.7
using to identify Oracle base directory, 2.8
Oracle home name, 2.7
Oracle Inventory
description, 2.7
pointer file, 2.5.1
Oracle Inventory directory
description, 2.7
recommended path, 2.7
Oracle Inventory group
checking for existing, 2.5.1
creating, 2.5.1, 2.5.1
creating on other nodes, 2.5.6
description, 2.5
Oracle Net
identifying Oracle home for listener, 2.15
lsnrctl command, 2.15
stopping existing listener, 2.15
stopping listener, 2.15
stopping the listener, 2.15
Oracle Notification Service
see ONS
Oracle Software Owner user
and ASM disks, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
configuring environment for, 2.16
creating, 2.5.4, 2.5.4
creating on other nodes, 2.5.6
description, 2.5
determining default shell, 2.16
raw device owner
on Linux, 2.13.1
relationship with Oracle base directory, 2.7
required group membership, 2.5
setting shell limits for on Linux, 2.6.1
setting up user equivalence, D.4.1.2
Oracle Spatial
requirement for example programs
on Linux, 2.4.1
X window requirement on Linux, 2.4.1
Oracle Universal Installer
ASM Management Options page, 4.3
Available Product Components page, 4.3
Configure Automatic Storage Management page, 4.3
End of Installation page, 3.2
Language Selection page
Language Selection page, 3.2
overview of processing, 1.5
Privileged Operating System Groups page, 4.3
Product-specific Prerequisite Checks page, 4.3
Select Database Configuration page, 4.3
Select Database Management Option page, 4.3, 4.3, 4.3
Select Installation Type page, 4.3
Selected Nodes page, 4.3
Specify Backup and Recovery Options page, 4.3
Specify Database Configuration Options page, 4.3
Specify Database File Storage Option page, 4.3
Specify Database Schema Passwords page, 4.3
Specify File Locations page, 3.2, 4.3
Specify Hardware Cluster Installation Mode page, 4.3
Specify Inventory Directory and Credentials page, 3.2
Specify Network Interface Usage page, 3.2
Summary page, 3.2, 4.3
Upgrading an Existing Database page, 4.3
Voting Disk Information page, 3.2
Welcome page, 3.2, 4.3, 4.5.2
oracle user
and ASM disks, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
configuring environment for, 2.16
creating, 2.5.4, 2.5.4, 2.5.4
creating on other nodes, 2.5.6
description, 2.5
determining default shell, 2.16
raw device owner
on Linux, 2.13.1
relationship with Oracle base directory, 2.7
required group membership, 2.5
setting shell limits for on Linux, 2.6.1
setting up user equivalence, D.4.1.2
ORACLE_BASE environment variable, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9
removing from shell startup file, 2.16
setting, 2.16
ORACLE_HOME environment variable
removing from shell startup file, 2.16
setting, 2.15
unsetting, 2.16
ORACLE_SID environment variable
removing from shell startup file, 2.16
setting, 2.16
OracleMetaLink, 6.1.2
oraInst.loc file, 2.8
location, 2.5.1
location of, 2.5.1
orainstRoot.sh script, 3.2
oraInventory directory
See Oracle Inventory directory
oratab file, 8.3
format, 2.8
location of, 2.8
OSDBA group
and ASM disks on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
and SYSDBA privilege, 2.5
creating, 2.5.2
creating on other nodes, 2.5.6
description, 2.5
raw device group
on Linux, 2.13.1
OSOPER group
and SYSOPER privilege, 2.5
creating, 2.5.3
creating on other nodes, 2.5.6
description, 2.5
OUI
see Oracle Universal Installer

P

packages
checking on Linux, 2.4.1
parameter file search order, 7.3
parameters
initialization, 7
partition
using with ASM, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
partitions
binding to raw devices on Linux, 2.13.1
creating on Linux, 2.13.1
creating raw partitions on Linux, 2.13.1
identifying on Linux, 2.13.1
required sizes for raw devices on Linux, 2.13.1
passwd command, 2.5.4, 2.5.6
password file
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
patches
download, 6.1.2
install, 6.1.2
OracleMetaLink, 6.1.2
PATH environment variable
setting, 2.16
PC X server
installing from, 2.1
permissions
for datafile directories, 2.11
for Oracle base directory, 2.8, 2.9
physical RAM requirements, 2.2
post-conversion recommendations, D.5
post-installation
Oracle Enterprise Manager configuration, 6.2.1
patch download and install, 6.1.2
product configuration, 6.1.3
Precompilers
requirements on Linux, 2.4.1
preconfigured database
ASM disk space requirements, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
requirements when using ASM, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
preconfigured database installation types, 4.1.1.1
Pre-connect
TAF failover policy, 5.3.2
Preferred
service configuration policy, 5.3.1
pre-installation
raw device creation, C.1.1
privileged groups
for Oracle Database, 2.5
Privileged Operating System Groups page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
Pro*C/C++
requirements on Linux, 2.4.1
process
stopping existing, 2.15
stopping existing listener process, 2.15
stopping listener process, 2.15
processor
checking system architecture, 2.2
/proc/sys/fs/file-max file, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/kernel/sem file, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/kernel/shmall file, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/kernel/shmmni file, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/net/core/rmem_default file, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/net/core/rmem_max file, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/net/core/wmem_default file, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/net/core/wmem_max file, 2.6.1
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range file, 2.6.1
Product-specific Prerequisite Checks page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
profile file, 2.6.1, 2.16
profile.local file, 2.6.1, 2.6.1
ps command, 2.15
Public Network Interfaces page
VIPCA, 4.3

R

RAC
configuring disks for ASM on Linux, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
configuring disks for raw devices on Linux, 2.13.1
file system requirements, 2.11
preferred datafile storage mechanisms, 2.12
requirements for Oracle base directory, 2.8, 2.9
supported storage locations, 2.10
supported storage options, 2.10
RAC high availability extensions
configuring services for, 5.3
TAF policies for, 5.3.2
RAID
compared to ASM, 1.6.1
device names on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
device names on Linux x86-64, 2.12.3.1
recommended ASM redundancy level, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
using for Oracle datafiles, 2.11
RAM requirements, 2.2
raw command, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1, 2.13.1
raw device
for OCR
on Linux, 2.13.1
for password file
on Linux, 2.13.1
for server parameter file
on Linux, 2.13.1
for SPFILE
on Linux, 2.13.1
for voting disk
on Linux, 2.13.1
raw devices
binding on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2
binding to partitions on Linux, 2.13.1
changing permissions and owner for ASM on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
creating a raw device mapping file
on Linux, 2.13.1
creating partitions on Linux, 2.13.1
creating raw partitions on Linux, 2.13.1
Database Configuration Assistant, C.1
DBCA_RAW_CONFIG environment variable, 2.16
device names on Linux, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
device names, 2.13.1
displaying attached disks
on Linux, 2.13.1
for control files
on Linux, 2.13.1
for EXAMPLE tablespace
on Linux, 2.13.1
for redo log files
on Linux, 2.13.1
for SYSAUX tablespace
on Linux, 2.13.1
for SYSTEM tablespace
on Linux, 2.13.1
for TEMP tablespace
on Linux, 2.13.1
for UNDOTBS tablespace
on Linux, 2.13.1
for USER tablespace
on Linux, 2.13.1
identifying available disks on Linux, 2.13.1
identifying disks on Linux, 2.13.1
required sizes
on Linux, 2.13.1
setting up, C.1.1
specifing location of mapping file, 2.16
specifying owner and permissions on Linux, 2.13.1
storage option for datafiles, 2.10
storage option for RAC, 2.10
value for DBCA_RAW_CONFIG environment variable
on Linux, 2.13.1
verification, 5.4
raw file, 2.13.1
raw logical volumes
See raw devices
raw partitions
See raw devices
raw storage
Database Configuration Assistant requirements, C.1, C.1
rawdevices file, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
RBS tablespace
description, 8.4.1
Real Application Clusters
components, 1.8
databases, deleting, 5.6
installation requirements, 1.2
installed components of, 1.8.2
management tools error messages, A.1.1
overview, 1, 5, 8
raw device setup, C.1.1
recovery files
options for placing on file system, 2.11
Red Hat
binding partitions to raw devices, 2.13.1
operating system requirements, 2.4.1
Red Hat Package Manager
See RPM
redo log file
installed configuration, 8.4.3
redo log files, 1.8.2
described, 8.4.3
raw devices for
on Linux, 2.13.1
redundancy level
and space requirements for preconfigured database, 1.6.1, 2.12.1
for ASM, 1.6.1
redundant array of independant disks
See RAID
registration
cross-node, 8.7
requirements
hardware, 2.2
rmem_default file, 2.6.1
rmem_default parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
rmem_max file, 2.6.1
rmem_max parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
rollback segments
described, 8.5
root user
logging in as, 2.1
root.sh, 4.3
RPM
checking on Linux, 2.4.1
rpm command, 2.4.1

S

Save as a Database Template
option on Creation options page, 5.5
scripts to create a Real Application Clusters database, B.1
SCSI disks
device names on Linux, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
Select Database Configuration page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
Select Database Management Option page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3, 4.3, 4.3
Select Installation Type page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
Selected Nodes page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
sem file, 2.6.1
semmni parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
semmns parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
semmsl parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
semopm parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
server parameter file
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
server parameter files, 1.8.2, 7, 7.2, 8.6
errors, 7.5
service command, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
Service Management
using, 5.3
service registration
configuring, 8.7
services, 5.3.1
shared configuration file, 8.2
shared server, 8.7
shared storage
requirement for RAC, 2.10
shell
default shell startup file, 2.6.1
determining default shell for oracle user, 2.16
SHELL environment variable
checking value of, 2.16
shell limits
setting on Linux, 2.6.1, 2.6.1
shell startup file
editing, 2.16
removing environment variables, 2.16
shmall file, 2.6.1
shmall parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
shmmax file, 2.6.1
shmmax parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
shmmni file, 2.6.1
shmmni parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
SID, 4.3
setting ORACLE_SID environment variable, 2.16
sid Prefix, 4.3
Software Only
configuration type, 4.1.1
software requirements
checking on Linux, 2.4.1
Linux, 2.4, 2.4.1
Specif File Locations page
Oracle Universal Installer, 3.2
Specify Backup and Recovery Options page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
Specify Database Configuration Options page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
Specify Database File Storage Option page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
Specify Database Schema Passwords page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
Specify File Locations page
Specify File Locations page, 4.3
Specify Hardware Cluster Installation Mode page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
Specify Inventory Directory and Credentials page
Oracle Universal Installer, 3.2
Specify Network Interface Usage page
Oracle Universal Installer, 3.2
SPFILE
default creation, 7.2
default location, 7.2.1
managing on raw device, 7.2.1
migrate to, 7.4
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
sqlnet.ora file, 8.11
default configuration, 8.11
Standard Edition installation, 4.3
startup file
default shell startup file, 2.6.1
for shell, 2.16
storage device
shared storage requirements, 2.10
Summary dialog, 5.5, 5.6
Summary page
Oracle Universal Installer, 3.2, 4.3
VIPCA, 4.3
SuSE
binding partitions to raw devices, 2.13.1
operating system requirements, 2.4.1
swap space
requirements, 2.2
SYSAUX tablespace
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
sysctl command, 2.6.1
sysctl.conf file, 2.6.1
SYSDBA privilege
associated UNIX group, 2.5
SYSOPER privilege
associated UNIX group, 2.5
system architecture
checking, 2.2
SYSTEM tablespace
description, 8.4.1
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
system variables dialog
Windows, 4.4

T

tablespaces
and the DBCA, 8.4.1
expanding for large sorts, 8.4.1
RBS, 8.4.1
SYSTEM, 8.4.1
TEMP, 8.4.1
undo tablespaces for automatic undo management, 8.4.1
USERS, 8.4.1
tcsh shell
setting shell limits on Linux, 2.6.1
TEMP environment variable, 2.2
setting, 2.16
TEMP tablespace
described, 8.4.1
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
temporary directory, 2.2
temporary disk space
checking, 2.2
freeing, 2.2
requirements, 2.2
/tmp directory
checking space in, 2.2
freeing space in, 2.2
TMPDIR environment variable, 2.2
setting, 2.16
TNS_ADMIN environment variable
unsetting, 2.16
tnsnames.ora file, 8.10
default configuration, 8.10
Transaction Processing
configuration type, 4.1
description of configuration type, 4.1.1
transaction processing database type, 4.3
Transparent Application Failover (TAF) policies, 5.3

U

uid
identifying existing, 2.5.6
specifying, 2.5.6
specifying on other nodes, 2.5.6
ulimit command, 2.6.1
umask, 2.16
umask command, 2.16, 2.16
undo management, 8.5
UNDOTBS tablespace
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
UNIX commands, 2.16
chmod, 2.8, 2.9, 2.11, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
chown, 2.8, 2.9, 2.11, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
env, 2.16
fdisk, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1, 2.13.1
getconf, 2.2
groupadd, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3
id, 2.5.5, 2.5.6
insmod, 2.14
isainfo, 2.2
limit, 2.6.1
load_ocfs, 2.14
lsdev, 2.12.3.1, 2.12.3.2
lsmod, 2.14
mkdir, 2.8, 2.9, 2.11
passwd, 2.5.4, 2.5.6
ps, 2.15
raw, 2.12.3.2, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1, 2.13.1
rpm, 2.4.1
service, 2.12.3.2, 2.13.1
swap, 2.2
swapon, 2.2
sysctl, 2.6.1
ulimit, 2.6.1
umask, 2.16
unset, 2.16
unsetenv, 2.16
useradd, 2.5.4, 2.5.6
xhost, 2.1
xterm, 2.1
UNIX groups
checking for existing oinstall group, 2.5.1
creating identical groups on other nodes, 2.5.6
creating the dba group, 2.5.2
creating the oinstall group, 2.5.1
creating the oper group, 2.5.3
oinstall, 2.5
OSDBA (dba), 2.5
OSOPER (oper), 2.5
required for oracle user, 2.5
requirements, 2.5
specifying when creating users, 2.5.6
using NIS, 2.5, 2.5.6
UNIX users
checking existence of the nobody user, 2.5.5
creating identical users on other nodes, 2.5.6
creating the oracle user, 2.5.4, 2.5.4
nobody, 2.5
oracle, 2.5
required for external jobs, 2.5
requirements, 2.5
setting shell limits for on Linux, 2.6.1
setting up user equivalence, D.4.1.2
specifying groups when creating, 2.5.6
unprivileged user, 2.5
using NIS, 2.5, 2.5.6
UNIX workstation
installing from, 2.1
unprivileged user
checking on Linux x86-64, 2.5.5
unset command, 2.16
unsetenv command, 2.16
Upgrading an Existing Database page
Oracle Universal Installer, 4.3
user equivalence
testing, 3.1, 4.3, 4.3
user IDs
identifying existing, 2.5.6
specifying, 2.5.6
specifying on other nodes, 2.5.6
USER tablespace
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
useradd command, 2.5.4, 2.5.6
users
checking existence of the nobody user, 2.5.5
creating identical users on other nodes, 2.5.6
creating the oracle user, 2.5.4, 2.5.4
Oracle Software Owner user (oracle), 2.5
setting shell limits for UNIX users on Linux, 2.6.1
setting up UNIX user equivalence, D.4.1.2
specifying UNIX groups when creating, 2.5.6
UNIX nobody user, 2.5
USERS tablespace
described, 8.4.1

V

VIP, 3.1, 4.3, 4.3
VIPCA, 4.3
Configuration Results page, 4.3
IP Address page, 4.3
Public Network Interfaces page, 4.3
Summary page, 4.3
Welcome page, 4.3
Virtual Internet Protocol Configuration Assistant
see VIPCA
voting disk
raw device for
on Linux, 2.13.1
restriction on using ASM for, 2.12
specify location during install, 3.2
Voting Disk Information page
Oracle Universal Installer, 3.2

W

WebSphere MQ
CSD download location
for Linux, 2.4.1
Welcome page
Oracle Universal Installer, 3.2, 4.3, 4.5.2
VIPCA, 4.3
Windows
minimum memory installation, 4.4
system variables dialog, 4.4
Windows Environment Variables page, 4.4
wmem_default file, 2.6.1
wmem_default parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1
wmem_max file, 2.6.1
wmem_max parameter
recommended value on Linux, 2.6.1

X

X emulator
installing from, 2.1
X window system
enabling remote hosts, 2.1, 2.1
XFree86-devel
requirement on Linux, 2.4.1
xhost command, 2.1
xterm command, 2.1