Oracle Database 2 Day + Real Application Clusters Guide describes how to install, configure, and administer Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM), and Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) on a two-node system using the Oracle Linux operating system.


For Linux operating systems other then Oracle Linux, see Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for Linux and UNIX. For other operating systems, see the platform-specific Oracle RAC installation guide.

This guide covers topics that a reasonably knowledgeable Oracle database administrator (DBA) would need to know when moving from managing a single-instance Oracle Database environment to managing an Oracle RAC environment.


Oracle Database 2 Day + Real Application Clusters Guide is an Oracle RAC database administration guide for DBAs who want to install and use Oracle RAC. This guide assumes you have already read Oracle Database 2 Day DBA. This guide is intended for DBAs who:

  • Want basic DBA skills for managing an Oracle RAC environment

  • Manage Oracle databases for small- to medium-sized businesses

To use this guide, you should be familiar with the administrative procedures described in Oracle Database 2 Day DBA.


Some DBAs may be interested in moving the data from their single-instance Oracle Database to their Oracle RAC database. This guide also explains the procedures for doing this.

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