Oracle 10g RAC Grid, Services and Clustering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781555583217, 9780080492032

Oracle 10g RAC Grid, Services and Clustering

1st Edition

Authors: Murali Vallath
eBook ISBN: 9780080492032
Paperback ISBN: 9781555583217
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 25th May 2006
Page Count: 704
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Grid architecture is Oracle’s strategy for high-end computing and RAC is the stepping stone into this arena. This book focuses on current technology including all valid RAC features up through Oracle Database 10g Release 2, with a primary focus on deploying it in a high-end grid environment. The book discusses this technology at length which users will find beneficial when researching, implementing or monitoring a RAC environment. The author covers workshop implementation of services and the distribution of workload across instances, with threshold definitions and the new load balancing algorithms. In addition it includes detailed discussions on ASM that complements the implementation of RAC in Oracle Grid strategy. The book also includes discussions on new Oracle Clusterware, its components and its integration with RAC.

Oracle 10g RAC focuses on RAC-specific topics including ASM, operating system configuration, installation and configuration of RAC and much more. Coverage includes network configuration for high availability, FAN, TAF, ONS, implementation of maximum availability architecture (MAA), EM Grid Control, AWR, ADDM and other performance-related tools. The author includes several scripts for performance tuning and implementation that the reader can use to configure a RAC environment either on a 2, 4, 8, 60 or 99 node configuration.

Key Features

  • Focuses on implementing, testing and tuning features of Real Application Clusters (RAC) database version 10g Release 2
  • Provides extensive coverage of usage, day-to-day functions and operations
  • Includes tips and techniques such as script samples to illustrate various features of RAC
  • A jumpstart into all the key features of 10g R2 RAC


Currently there is a large group of Oracle developers, Database Administrators, Performance Analysts, System and Database Architects who have little or no knowledge in implementing, maintaining and using RAC systems. Consultants and Students

Table of Contents

1 GRID 2 RAC Architecture 3 Storage Management 4 Installation and Configuration 5 Services and Distributed Workload Management 6 Load Balancing and Failover 7 Cluster Administration Quick Reference 8 Backup and Recovery 9 Performance Tuning 10 MAA and more 11 Best Practices



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About the Author

Murali Vallath

About the Author

Murali Vallath has over 18 years of information technology experience and over 13 years using Oracle products. His work spans industries such as broadcasting, manufacturing and telephony and most recently transportation logistics. Vallath is no stranger to the software development life cycle; his solid understanding of IT covers requirement analysis, architecture, modeling, database design, application development, performance tuning and implementation.

Vallath is an Oracle Certified Database Administrator and has worked on a variety of database platforms for small to very large implementations, designing extensive databases for high volume, machine critical, real time OLTP systems. His expertise is with Oracle Real Application Clusters. Vallath has successfully completed over 60 successful small, medium and terabyte sized RAC implementations (Oracle 9i & Oracle 10g) for reputed corporate firms.

Vallath is the president of the RAC SIG ( and the Charlotte Oracle Users Group (

Vallath is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, including the Oracle Open World, IOUG, UKOUG on RAC and Oracle Performance Tuning related topics.

Vallath currently provides Oracle consulting services through Summersky Enterprises LLC ( The firm specializes in implementation and performance tuning of Oracle products, including RAC, Data Guard and Oracle Streams. Prior to this he worked as Senior Database Architect at Elogex Inc. Where apart from the regular performance tuning efforts, he led the Performance Management SWAT team. His previous work and consulting experience includes Hinditron Computers in India, Digital Equipment Corporation, GTE Mobile, Navistar International and DST Interactive (formerly DBS Systems).

Vallath can be reached at

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Summersky Enterprises LLC.

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