This guide explains how to install and configure Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) on Microsoft Windows clusters. This preface contains the following topics:

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Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows provides information for a database administrator who is installing Oracle RAC on a Windows cluster. The guide provides the network, cluster, and individual computer requirements for installing and configuring the software as well as the steps to complete an installation. In some cases, this book may help a network administrator or system administrator who is responsible for providing the required network and hardware configuration.

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Related Documents

For more information, refer to the following Oracle resources:

Oracle Real Application Clusters Documentation

Oracle Clusterware Documentation

Installation Guides

Operating System-Specific Administrative Guides

Oracle Database 11g Real Application Clusters Management

Generic Documentation

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