Oracle® Real Application Clusters Installation and Configuration Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.0.3) for Linux x86-64
Part No. B14406-01
This book contains Oracle Database 10g pre-installation and installation instructions for platform on which RAC operates.
The Oracle Database 10g with RAC is available on both the Standard Edition and the Enterprise Edition.
Cluster Ready Services (CRS) contains the cluster management software required to support Oracle Database 10g RAC databases. CRS also provides high availability components that provide many system management features. The components of CRS interact with vendor clusterware, if present, to coordinate cluster membership information.
There are new and changed pages and dialogs for the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI), the Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA), and the Database Upgrade Assistant. The Virtual Internet Protocol Configuration Assistant (VIPCA) is a new tool for this release. These enhancements are described in the following:
OUI Cluster Installation Mode Page: This page enables you to select whether to perform a cluster or a single-instance Oracle Database 10g installation.
SYSTEM Passwords Page: This page has fields for entering and confirming the
SYSTEM user passwords. This includes
DBSNMP if you use Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control.
Storage Options Page: This page has storage options for selecting the storage type for the database files such as control files, datafiles, and redo logs.
DBCA Services Page: This page enables you to create and configure services for your RAC environment.
DBCA Initialization Parameters Page: This page has two dialogs to display both Basic and Advanced parameter settings.
VIPCA: The pages for this assistant enable you to configure virtual internet protocol addresses for your RAC database.
gsdctl commands should only be used with Oracle9i databases. The CRS installation process stops any existing GSD processes. To start or stop the GSD processed manually, use
srvctl start nodeapps or
srvctl stop nodeapps respectively.
Oracle Database 10g provides cluster file system support for -based platforms.
RAC and the DBCA support Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and Oracle Managed Files (OMF).
The Oracle Database 10g version of the
srvConfig.loc file is the
ocr.loc file. The Oracle9i version of
srvConfig.loc still exists for backward compatibility.