The Oracle Clusterware Administration and Deployment Guide describes the Oracle Clusterware architecture and provides an overview of this product. This book also describes administrative and deployment topics for Oracle Clusterware.

Information in this manual applies to Oracle Clusterware as it runs on all platforms unless otherwise noted. In addition, the content of this manual supplements administrative and deployment topics for Oracle single-instance databases that appear in other Oracle documentation. Where necessary, this manual refers to platform-specific documentation. This Preface contains these topics:


The Oracle Clusterware Administration and Deployment Guide provides a description of Oracle Clusterware architecture as well as administrative and deployment topics for database administrators, network administrators, and system administrators.

This guide is also intended for administrators who administer and manage Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) databases.

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