CHAPTER 4Grid Infrastructure Installation and Configuration

In this chapter, we’ll catch up with Max who, back in Chapter 2, set up a test cluster using Oracle VM. Now that Max knows the concepts behind Grid Infrastructure (GI) Cluster Ready Services (CRS) and much of what needs to be configured to install the cluster, he’s ready to get his hands dirty.

First, we’ll cover at a more practical level the requirements to set up our nodes to install GI, which includes the best practices for setting up the environment, such as Oracle homes, shared clusterware files (Oracle Cluster Registry [OCR] and voting files), the use of Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (ACFS), and patching. After that, we’ll talk about installation and upgrade, ...

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