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Creating Highly Available Database Solutions: Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Sun Cluster 3.x Software by Michael Loebmann, Kristien Hens

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Chapter 3. Understanding the Oracle RAC Architecture and Sun Cluster Software Internals

Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) has a special status among applications that can run on a Sun Cluster 3.x framework because it is cluster aware. To function properly, Oracle RAC needs certain information from the cluster. This information consists primarily of cluster membership and private interconnect configurations. Because of these requirements, you generally need to perform additional reconfiguration steps and need to install additional packages to guarantee that the Oracle instances communicate properly and to ensure that the underlying cluster functions as it should. Understanding these additional tasks is crucial to successfully designing and ...

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