Chapter 4. Installation and Configuration

The overall goal of the business application can only be achieved by carefully planning the installation, configuration, and administration of the underlying database. Apart from basic manageability and administrative aspects, it helps improve the performance of the environment. But, no matter how well the system has been planned, structured, designed, and developed, the desired results will not become a reality unless the system, including the operating system; the layered products, like the cluster services; the database; and the network are all installed, configured, and managed efficiently.

In this chapter, the steps taken for installing and configuring the RAC environment will be discussed. While planning ...

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