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Oracle9i Real Application Clusters          

Duration: 3 days

Description 
This class will introduce experienced Oracle DBAs to Oracle9i Real Application Clusters (RAC). This will cover design considerations for a RAC environment on different platforms. This class will cover setup and configuration for an Oracle9i RAC environment. Backup/Recovery, monitoring and tuning issues for a RAC environment will also be covered. This class is ideal for an organization that is considering or preparing for a migration to the Oracle 9i Real Application Clusters platform.

Topics

  • Introduction to RAC
  • Scalability considerations
  • What is RAC
  • RAC features and capability
  • The reasons to use RAC
  • High availability
  • Reasons not to use RAC
  • The Oracle Parallel Server (OPS)
  • Differences between OPS and RAC
  • RAC Architecture
  • Oracle9i RAC Architecture
  • Services
  • Background processes
  • Global repository directory
  • Shared files
  • Raw devices
  • Global Enqueue Service
  • Global Cache Service
  • Minimum requirements
  • Installation considerations
  • Configuration options
  • Cache fusion
  • Preparing for RAC
  • Moving from a single-instance to RAC
  • Migrating OPS to RAC
  • Upgrade considerations
  • SRVCTL command options
  • OEM features for RAC
  • Parameter files versus shared parameter files
  • High Availability Considerations
  • High availability features
  • Fast Problem Detection and Instance Reconfiguration
  • Reconfiguration
  • Dynamic Resource Remastering
  • Instance Transition and Recovery Domains
  • Cache Recovery
  • Fusion Resource States
  • Automatic Resource Remastering
  • Load Balancing
  • OLTP Environments
  • Tablespace Management
  • Dictionary managed tablespaces
  • Locally managed tablespaces
  • Segment Free Space Management
  • Free Lists and Free List Groups
  • Automatic Segment Space Management
  • OLAP, DSS, and Data Warehousing Environments
  • Temporary Tablespaces
  • Intra- and Inter- Instance Parallelism
  • Performing Data Extract, Load, and Transformation
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Archiving in a RAC environment
  • Archiving log files
  • Recovery Manager and RAC
  • Operating system backups
  • Hardware considerations
  • Monitoring and Tuning
  • Developing a tuning strategy
  • Collecting performance data
  • Evaluating performance data
  • Metadata information
  • Using Statspack
  • Using OEM for tuning

Prerequisites
A strong background in Oracle9i database administration is required to successfully complete this class. Recommended classes include: Oracle9i Database Fundamentals I and II as well as the Oracle9i: Managing Oracle on Linux or equivalent Unix experience.


 
 
 

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