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Expert Oracle RAC Performance Diagnostics and Tuning by Murali Vallath

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CHAPTER 3

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Testing for Availability

RAC is a clustered database solution that provides two major functions, scalability and availability to business continuum. We discuss testing for scalability in Chapter 4.

Availability is the ability of the system to provide continuous service when one or more the components in the cluster fail. There are several components outside of the RAC software and database that are part of the cluster and are prone to failures. In this chapter, we discuss the basic failure points and the best practices that are to be followed to avoid such failures. Subsequently, we discuss the testing the hardware and application for ...

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