Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux

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Apress, Sep 29, 2010 - Computers - 840 pages
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Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux provides full-life-cycle guidance on implementing Oracle Real Application Clusters in a Linux environment. Real Application Clusters, commonly abbreviated as RAC, is Oracle’s industry-leading architecture for scalable and fault-tolerant databases. RAC allows you to scale up and down by simply adding and subtracting inexpensive Linux servers. Redundancy provided by those multiple, inexpensive servers is the basis for the failover and other fault-tolerance features that RAC provides.

Written by authors well-known for their talent with RAC, Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux gives you a rock-solid and technically flawless foundation on which to build your RAC-management skills. Authors Julian Dyke and Steve Shaw share their hard-won experience in building RAC clusters, showing you how to build for success using the very latest Oracle technologies, such as Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and Oracle Clusterware. You’ll learn to troubleshoot performance and other problems. You’ll even learn how to correctly deploy RAC in a virtual-machine environment based upon Oracle VM, which is the only virtualization solution supported by Oracle Corporation.

RAC is a complex and powerful technology. It demands expertise in its deployment. You can’t just “wing it” in creating a RAC solution. Julian and Steve have earned the right to term themselves expert—in Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux, they offer a rigorous and technically-correct treatment of RAC that helps you build a solid foundation of expertise and achieve success.

  • Rigorous and technically accurate content
  • Complete coverage of RAC, from planning to implementation to rollout to ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Up-to-date with the very latest RAC features
What you’ll learn
  • Plan the architecture for a successful RAC installation
  • Implement failover and other fault-tolerant features
  • Scale RAC clusters up and down as needed to achieve performance targets
  • Consolidate RAC clusters using Oracle’s virtualization solution
  • Manage RAC proactively so as to sleep well at night
  • Troubleshoot and solve performance and availability problems
Who this book is for

Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux is written for Oracle Database administrators who want to step up their skills to be equal to the task of managing Real Application Clusters.

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. RAC Concepts
  3. RAC Architecture
  4. Hardware
  5. Virtualization
  6. Linux Installation and Configuration
  7. Grid Infrastructure Installation
  8. Clusterware
  9. Automatic Storage Management
  10. RDBMS Installation and Configuration
  11. Workload Management
  12. Oracle Performance Monitoring
  13. Linux Performance Monitoring
  14. Parallel Execution
  15. Upgrading to Oracle 11g Release 2

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About the author (2010)

Julian Dyke is an independent consultant specializing in Oracle Database technology. He has over 20 years of database experience, including more than 15 years as an Oracle database administrator, developer, and consultant. He is chair of the U.K. Oracle User Group Real Application Clusters Special Interest Group (UKOUG RAC SIG) and a member of the OakTable Network. He regularly presents at conferences, seminars, and usergroup meetings in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. He also maintains www.juliandyke.com, which specializes in Oracle diagnostics, optimization, and internals. He is an Oracle Certified Professional and holds a bachelor of science degree in computation from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), U.K.

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