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Oracle® Data Guard Broker
11g Release 2 (11.2)

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2 Oracle Data Guard Installation

This chapter includes the following topics:

2.1 Oracle Data Guard Installation

Oracle Data Guard is included with the Enterprise Edition and Personal Edition of the Oracle database software. You can manage a Data Guard configuration by using either SQL*Plus, the Data Guard broker's command-line interface (DGMGRL), or a compatible version of Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control.

To use DGMGRL, the best practice is to install the Oracle Enterprise Edition or Personal Edition database software on each location you expect to include in broker configurations. You must install a compatible version of Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control to use the Enterprise Manager Web-based user interface for Data Guard.

In addition, to use fast-start failover you must install DGMGRL and run the observer software. Oracle recommends running the observer on a computer system that is separate from the primary and standby systems. To install DGMGRL on the observer computer, use one of the methods described in the following list:

2.2 Prerequisites

The following conditions must be met before you can use the broker:

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