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

This chapter describes how to complete the post-installation tasks after you have installed the Oracle Database 10g with Real Application Clusters (RAC) software. It contains the following sections:

Required Post-Installation Tasks

You must perform the following tasks after completing your installation:

Back Up the Voting Disk after Installation

After your Oracle Database 10g with RAC installation is complete and after you are sure that your system is functioning properly, make a backup of the contents of the voting disk by using the

Also make a backup of the voting disk contents after you complete any node additions or node deletions and after running any deinstallation procedures.

Download and Install Patches

Refer to the OracleMetaLink Web site for required patches for your installation. To download required patches:

  1. Use a Web browser to view the OracleMetaLink Web site:

  2. Log in to OracleMetaLink.


    If you are not an OracleMetaLink registered user, then click Register for MetaLink and register.

  3. On the main OracleMetaLink page click Patches.

  4. On the Select a Patch Search Area page click New MetaLink Patch Search.

  5. On the Simple Search page click Advanced.

  6. On the Advanced Search page click the search icon next to the Product or Product Family field.

  7. In the Search and Select: Product Family field, enter RDBMS Server in the For field and click Go.

  8. Select RDBMS Server under the Results heading and click Select.

    RDBMS Server appears in the Product or Product Family field and the current release appears in the Release field.

  9. Select your platform from the list in the Platform field and click Go.

  10. Any available patches appear under the Results heading.

  11. Click the number of the patch that you want to download.

  12. On the Patch Set page, click View README and read the page that appears. The README page contains information about the patch set and how to apply the patches to your installation.

  13. Return to the Patch Set page, click Download, and save the file on your system.

  14. Use the unzip utility provided with Oracle Database 10g to uncompress the Oracle patches that you downloaded from OracleMetaLink. The unzip utility is located in the directory.

Configure Oracle Products

Many Oracle products and options must be configured before you use them for the first time. Before using individual Oracle Database 10g database products or options, refer to the manual in the product documentation library which is available on the documentation CD-ROM or on the OTN Web site.

Recommended Post-Installation Tasks

This section explains the tasks that Oracle recommends you perform after completing an installation. It contains the following tasks:

Verifying Enterprise Manager Operations

On all systems, you should run the following command to verify the Enterprise Manager configuration in your newly installed Real Application Clusters environment:

srvctl config database -d db_name

SRVCTL displays the name of the node and the instance for the node. The following example shows a node named db1-server running an instance named db1. Execute the following command:

srvctl config database -d db

The output should be similar to:

db1-server db1 /private/system/db
db2-server db2 /private/system/db

You should continue with the following section:

When you have completed these tasks, you should proceed with the initial configuration tasks described in Part IV.