Appendix A. Additional Resources and Tools for the Oracle RAC Professional

Now that you have finished reading the book, we felt a need to provide you with a suite of tools and tips for managing Oracle RAC environments. Many of these utilities are hidden in the Oracle documentation—undocumented or poorly documented at best. As such, we will provide a detailed listing and tips on the following topics:

  • Sample configurations
  • Oracle RAC commands and tips
  • Operating system-level commands for tuning and diagnosis
  • Additional references and tips
  • Clusterware startup sequence for 11g R2 RAC
  • Logfile locations for Oracle RAC and ASM

Sample configurations

The sample LISTENER.ORA file for the database node (without virtual host name) looks as follows:

<SID> = | (ADDRESS_LIST ...

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