Chapter 8. Clusterware

Oracle Clusterware is a software-based cluster manager that allows a group of physically separate servers to be combined into one logical server. The physical servers are connected together by a dedicated private network and are attached to shared storage. Oracle Clusterware consists of a set of additional processes and daemons that run on each node in the cluster and that utilize the private network and shared storage to coordinate activity between the servers.

This chapter describes Oracle Clusterware, discussing the components and their functionality. It also covers advanced topics such as the HA Framework and server-side callouts. Oracle has renamed the foundation for RAC and the high availability framework to Grid Infrastructure. ...

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