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Pro Oracle Rac on Linux: Installation, Administration, and Performanceby Julian Dyke
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Real Application Clusters and the Grid architecture are Oracle's strategy for scaling out enterprise systems to cope with higher and higher workloads and more and more users. The premise of Grid is simple: it works just like a utility (e.g. electricity) grid. You don't care which "station" you get your data from as long as you get it, and if one station goes down then it's just fetched from somewhere else without the user being any the wiser. As demand grows you just add another cheap 2-CPU Intel machine (running Linux) to the cluster. While the premise is simple, the technology and the reality of its implementation is complex. Therefore many books are limited to talking conceptually and theoretically about the RAC technology. This book, however, will be the first to show how to actually implement and administer an Oracle 10g Real Application Cluster (RAC) system in a Linux environment. Based on extensive real world experience gained with Fortune 500 companies, this book discusses: basic concepts underlying Linux and Oracle RAC, design strategies, hardware procurement and configuration and many more. Many RAC specific technologies are covered including configuration of the interconnect, OCFS, ASM, Cluster Ready Services and Grid Control. Use of Oracle features such as RMAN to provide backup and recovery and Data Guard to provide disaster recovery are also discussed along with the many hardware options available including servers, storage and networking options. Practical examples and details configuration information are given throughout the book. After reading it, you will have all the information you need to build an Oracle RAC database on Linux whether it is on a single laptop or on a 64-node Itanium cluster.
Real Application Clusters (RAC) and the Grid architecture are Oracle's strategy for scaling out enterprise systems to cope with bigger workloads and more users. Many books limit themselves by conceptualizing and theorizing about RAC technology, but this book is the first to portray implementing and administering an Oracle 10g RAC system in a Linux environment. This book features basic concepts underlying Linux and Oracle RAC, design strategies, hardware procurement and configuration, and many other topics.
The RAC-specific technologies described include configuration of the interconnect, OCFS, ASM, Cluster Ready Services, and Grid Control. The Oracle features RMAN and Data Guard are also discussed, along with available hardware options. The authors include practical examples and configuration information, so that upon reading this book, you?ll be armed with the information you need to build an Oracle RAC database on Linux, whether it is on a single laptop or a 64-node Itanium cluster.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Introduction to RAC; RAC Concepts.- Installation and Configuration: Architecture; Hardware; Storage; Linux Installation; Linux Configuration; Installing and Configuring Oracle; Migration; Benchmarking and Testing; Application Development.- Administration: Linux Administration; Oracle Administration; Backup and Recovery; Disaster Recovery.- Performance: Oracle Internals; RAC Internals; Diagnostic Tools; Performance Tuning; Appendices; Appendix A Oracle 9.2. Installation.
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