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

CRS Installation

In case of the operating platforms, where vendor supplied clusterware is installed, follow the documentation supplied by the vendor. We will cover brief details in the next couple of sections. These methods are very specific to particular server and platform.

Using Sun Cluster 3.x Environment

First install the Solaris Operating System on the nodes and apply patches where required. Ensure that the recommended patches for the SPARC operating system, storage array interface firmware, and storage array drive firmware are duly applied.

Following steps explain the procedure involved:

  1. Prepare Disk Partitions as required.

  2. A partition named /globaldevices, with a file system of 100Mb at minimum, is required for the scinstall utility in order to configure the global devices.

  3. Connect the node with the cluster interconnect.

  4. Install the Cluster software and create a cluster configuration.

scinstall utility performs the following operations on the cluster node:

  • Installs the cluster software packages.

  • Disables routing on the node (touch /etc/notrouter).

  • Creates an installation log (/var/cluster/logs/install).

  • Reboots the node.

  • Creates the Disk ID devices during the reboot.

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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