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Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux by Martin Bach, Steve Shaw

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Chapter 11. Workload Management

This chapter explores workload management options available with Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC). There is a global trend in the industry to consolidate applications and workloads, and this is where Real Application Cluster shines. For a consolidation project to be a success, suitable mechanisms need to exist to allow these applications to coexist together. Administrators need to be able to define importance levels for applications served by Oracle, and less important applications must not starve out the ones with higher importance levels.

Database client sessions should not be disrupted in case of node failures; instead, they must be relocated to a surviving cluster node. Also, database sessions should be ...

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