Administering Support for Oracle RAC databases from Oracle Solaris Cluster software involves using Oracle Solaris Cluster administration tools to modify the states of Oracle Solaris Cluster resources for Support for Oracle RAC database instances. For information about how to create these resources, see Configuring Resources for Support for Oracle RAC Database Instances.
In an Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration, with one exception, there are no general restrictions on the use of the Oracle Database software command line interface (CLI) to manage Oracle Grid Infrastructure or on the Oracle Database srvctl command to manage the Oracle database and its services. The exception is that autostart must remain disabled in an Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration. Otherwise, you can use Oracle Database software commands as you would in a configuration that does not include Oracle Solaris Cluster. The Oracle Solaris Cluster software detects the changes made by the Oracle Database CLI and reacts appropriately.
Each cluster, such as the global cluster or a specific zone cluster, constitutes an independent name space for resource groups and resources. Thus, there is no name collision between names in these different name spaces. You register resource types independently for each cluster.
You can administer the resource groups and resources belonging to the global cluster only from the global-cluster node. You can administer the resource groups and resources belonging to a zone cluster from that zone cluster. In the global-cluster node, you can also administer the resource groups and resources in a zone cluster by using the –Z option to specify the zone cluster. You can set up inter-cluster resource dependencies or affinities only from the global-cluster node. The examples in the following sections typically explain the situations when the command is issued in the cluster where the resource group or resource resides.
The effects of changes to the states of Oracle Solaris Cluster resources on Oracle Database components are explained in the subsections that follow: