Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux: Installation, Administration, Performance

  • 15h 56m
  • Martin Bach, Steve Shaw
  • Apress
  • 2010

Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux provides full-life-cycle guidance on implementing Oracle Real Application Clusters in a Linux environment. Real Application Clusters, commonly abbreviated as RAC, is Oracle’s industry-leading architecture for scalable and fault-tolerant databases. RAC allows you to scale up and down by simply adding and subtracting inexpensive Linux servers. Redundancy provided by those multiple, inexpensive servers is the basis for the failover and other fault-tolerance features that RAC provides.

Written by authors well-known for their talent with RAC, Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux gives you a rock-solid and technically flawless foundation on which to build your RAC-management skills. Authors Julian Dyke and Steve Shaw share their hard-won experience in building RAC clusters, showing you how to build for success using the very latest Oracle technologies, such as Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and Oracle Clusterware. You’ll learn to troubleshoot performance and other problems. You’ll even learn how to correctly deploy RAC in a virtual-machine environment based upon Oracle VM, which is the only virtualization solution supported by Oracle Corporation.

RAC is a complex and powerful technology. It demands expertise in its deployment. You can’t just “wing it” in creating a RAC solution. Julian and Steve have earned the right to term themselves expert—in Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux, they offer a rigorous and technically-correct treatment of RAC that helps you build a solid foundation of expertise and achieve success.

  • Rigorous and technically accurate content
  • Complete coverage of RAC, from planning to implementation to rollout to ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Up-to-date with the very latest RAC features

What you’ll learn

  • Plan the architecture for a successful RAC installation
  • Implement failover and other fault-tolerant features
  • Scale RAC clusters up and down as needed to achieve performance targets
  • Consolidate RAC clusters using Oracle’s virtualization solution
  • Manage RAC proactively so as to sleep well at night
  • Troubleshoot and solve performance and availability problems

About the Authors

Steve Shaw is the lead Oracle technologist for Intel Corporation in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). Steve has over 12 years of commercial IT experience with 8 years dedicated to working with the Oracle Database, including a period of time with Oracle Corporation. Steve is the author of Hammerora, the open source Oracle load-test tool, and an expert on Oracle benchmarks and performance. Steve has contributed articles to many Oracle publications and web sites and presents regularly at Oracle seminars, conferences, and special-interest group meetings. He is an Oracle Certified Professional and holds a master of science degree in computing from the University of Bradford, UK.

Martin Bach started working with the Oracle RDBMS in 2001. His main interests are high availability and disaster recovery solutions for mission critical 24×7 systems, for which he possess a wealth of experience. Martin has also spent many years explorincg the benefits of virtualisation technologies for Oracle products, mainly by using VMWare ESX Server and Oracle VM.

Martin is a proud member of the Oracle Certified Master community, having successfully passed the exam for Database 10g Release 2 in December 2008. He has contributed to various Oracle user group publications and runs a successful web log. Martin likes to share his knowledge with the Oracle user community in form of presentations, such as at UK Oracle User Group events.

Martin has a degree in business and computer science from the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • RAC Concepts
  • RAC Architecture
  • Hardware
  • Virtualization
  • Linux Installation and Configurations
  • Grid Infrastructure Installation
  • Clusterware
  • Automatic Storage Management
  • RDBMS Installation and Configuration
  • Workload Management
  • Oracle Performance Monitoring
  • Linux Performance Monitoring
  • Parallel Execution
  • Upgrading to Oracle 11g Release 2