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Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Handbook by Daniel Nguyen, Matthew Hart, Werner De Gruyter

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CHAPTER 15RAC and Cluster Management

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) is a robust feature of the Oracle RDBMS engine that allows you to access the same database from multiple servers simultaneously. This provides high availability and scalability to the Oracle database service.

Whenever you hear “clusters” you think of highly available systems with multiple servers. There are a number of ways to run services on Clusters, the most common being Cold Failover Clusters (CFC). This is a low-cost solution to host a service and make it highly available by means of enabling the service to run as an independent package within the cluster. While taking advantage of the power of each cluster member and the resources available to the cluster, this ...

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