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Pro Ora cle Database 10g RAC on Linux Installation, Administration, and Performance by Steve Shaw, Julian Dyke

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Chapter 3. RAC Concepts

Within this chapter we introduce the concepts that underlie the successful implementation of a RAC on a Linux environment. This chapter details the most important components and terminologies you will experience when using RAC and provides the foundation for subsequent chapters where we investigate these technologies in depth.

We will introduce the software and applications implemented at the Oracle Clusterware level. We will then take a closer look at the RAC database, in terms of its structure and instances, parameters, and processes. Subsequently, we will consider some of the tools and utilities available for managing the workload and the monitoring and administration of a RAC environment. Finally, we will introduce some ...

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