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Oracle10g Grid Computing with RAC
Chapter 6 - Install, Configure and Database Creation

Phase - 1

Configure Kernel Parameters (For example, /etc/system)

  • Create Administrative UNIX groups as OSDBA, typically   named dba,

  • Create the user account 'oracle' to manage and own the   installation

The setting up of kernel parameters varies from one platform to another. Though the semantics are the same, the method of setting up such parameters differs from system to system. For example, in a Sun Solaris Server, we would specify the kernel parameters in the /etc/system file, and in a Tru64 system, we would specify them in the /etc/sysconfigtab file. Though the basic commands are the same across the different UNIX flavors, the system administrative methods differ. For example, creating a user account such as 'oracle' in Sun Solaris and TruUNIX, requires the command useradd. In the case of AIX you need smit mkuser.

Phase - 2

The next step will be to set up the physical interconnect and install the appropriate cluster software components. This is very specific to the physical environment. Please follow the instructions specified in the vendor documentation.

The above text is an excerpt from:

Oracle 10g Grid & Real Application Clusters
Oracle 10g Grid Computing with RAC
ISBN 0-9744355-4-6

by Mike Ault, Madhu Tumma


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