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

Phase - 2

The next step is the cluster creation at the operating system level. Once the clusterware or OSD is successfully installed and tested, we can configure the shared storage structures. In certain situations, the configuration of shared storage volumes may precede the OSD installation. The necessary disks for the purpose of setting up a quorum have to be made available before installing the OSD. As a new feature of 10g, you need to install the Cluster Ready Services.

The configuration of shared storage structures normally follows the steps outlined below.

  • Configure the shared storage devices.

  • Use volume manager and create volumes. Optionally create the ASM instance (Automatic Storage Method).

  • Wherever the cluster file system is supported, create file systems and mount them. Otherwise, prepare raw partitions as needed. Make a plan for the required number of raw devices.

  • Also plan for the quorum devices or coordination disks required for cluster framework. For the purpose of CRS, you need to provide the Voting Disk and OCR file.

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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