This chapter describes how to administer RAC databases using three tools: Enterprise Manager (EM),
SRVCTL, and SQL*Plus. This chapter is not intended to be an in-depth examination of these tools, as each is worthy of a book in its own right. Rather, we aim to describe the capabilities of each tool and illustrate its use in various administrative tasks.
In a RAC database, you can start any number of the configured instances between one and the maximum available in any order. You can also stop any instance at any time.
Before you can start a RAC database, Oracle Clusterware must be running on at least one node in the cluster. In order to open the RAC database, a database instance must be started on at least one ...