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Oracle Database 12c: Clusterware & RAC Admin Accelerated Ed 2 (D87475)

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Introduction to Grid Infrastructure
  • What is a Cluster?
  • What is a Flex Cluster?
  • Clusterware Characteristics
  • Oracle Clusterware
  • Hardware and Software Concepts (High level)
  • Shared Storage Overview
Oracle Clusterware Architecture
  • Cluster Storage Requirements
  • Clusterware Initialization and OHASD
  • Clusterware Process Architecture
  • Location Independent Names, Addresses and Name Resolution (GNS, SCAN, VIP..)
  • Shared GNS Background and Architecture
  • Configuring shared GNS
  • Migrating to shared GNS
  • Moving GNS to Another Cluster
Flex Cluster Architecture
  • Flex Cluster Architecture
  • Configuring Flex Cluster
  • Flex Clusters and Node Failure
Grid Infrastructure Pre-Installation Tasks
  • Shared Storage for Oracle Clusterware
  • Checking System Requirements
  • Single Client Access Name for the Cluster
  • Redundant Interconnect Usage
  • Kernel Requirements
  • Groups and Users
  • Shell Settings
  • Oracle Validated Configuration
Installing Grid Infrastructure
  • Installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure
  • Installing Flex Cluster
  • Verifying the Oracle Clusterware Installation
Managing Cluster Nodes
  • Adding Oracle Clusterware Homes
  • Prerequisites for Running addNode.sh
  • Adding a Node with addNode.sh
  • Configuring the node role
  • Removing a Node from the Cluster
Traditional Clusterware Management
  • Oracle Clusterware startup and shutdown
  • Administering the Voting Disk file
  • Administering the Oracle Cluster Registry Disk file
  • Network Administration
  • What-If Command Evaluation
  • Clusterware Admin Tools Review
Policy-Based Cluster Management
  • Policy-Based Cluster Management Overview
  • Server Categorization
  • Policy Set
Patching Grid Infrastructure
  • Out-of-Place Oracle Clusterware Upgrade
  • Types of Patches
  • Obtaining Oracle Clusterware Patches
  • Rolling Patches
  • Installing a Rolling Patchset with OUI
  • OPatch Overview
  • Installing a Rolling Patch with OPatch
  • OPatch Automation
Troubleshooting Oracle Clusterware
  • Diagnostic Framework Support for CRS
  • Cluster Health Monitor Enhancements Overview
  • Component level checks - cluvfy with -comp
  • Resource Debugging - Java Tools and Dynamic Debugging
  • Troubleshooting Node Evictions
  • Log files and Diagnostic Collection
  • The oclumon Utility
Making Applications Highly Available
  • Overview of Using Oracle Clusterware to Enable HA
  • Oracle Clusterware HA Components
  • Resource Management Options
  • Server Pools
  • Overall flow diagram of HA lifecycle (crs_profile, crs_register, crs_start….)
  • Clusterware Resource Modeling
  • Creating an Application VIP
  • ONS and FAN overviews
RAC Databases Overview & Architecture
  • Overview of Oracle RAC
  • RAC One Node
  • Cluster-Aware Storage Solutions
  • Benefits of Using RAC
  • Scaleup and Speedup
  • I/O Throughput Balanced
  • Global Resources
  • RAC and Flex ASM
Installing and Configuring Oracle RAC
  • Installing the Oracle Database Software
  • Installation options
  • Creating the Cluster Database
  • Post-installation Tasks
  • Single Instance to RAC Conversion
  • Cleaning Up Unsuccessful Installs
Oracle RAC Administration
  • Parameters and RAC - SPFILE, Identical and Unique Parameters
  • Instance Startup, Shutdown and Quiesce
  • Undo Tablespaces
  • Redo Threads
  • Use Enterprise Manager Cluster Database Pages
  • RAC Alerts
  • RAC Metrics
  • Session management on RAC instances
RAC Backup and Recovery
  • Instance Failure And Recovery In RAC - LMON and SMON
  • Redo Threads and Archive Log Configurations and Admin
  • Parameter Settings Affecting Parallel Recovery and MTTR
  • Instance Failure And Recovery In RAC - LMON and SMON
  • RAC and the Fast Recovery Area
  • RMAN Configuration
  • RMAN Admin For RAC: Channels, Instances, Backup Distribution
  • RMAN Restore And Recovery RAC Considerations
RAC Global Resource Management and Cache Fusion
  • Globally Managed Resources and Management
  • Library Cache Management
  • Row cache management
  • Buffer cache fusion
  • Buffer Cache Management Requirements
  • Accessing single blocks in RAC
  • Multi-block read considerations in RAC
  • Undo and read consistency considerations in RAC
RAC Monitoring and Tuning
  • OCPU and Wait Time Latencies
  • Wait Events for RAC
  • Common RAC Tuning
  • Session and System Statistics
  • RAC specific V$ Views
  • Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor for RAC
Managing High Availability of Services in a RAC Environment
  • Oracle Services
  • Services for Policy - and Administrator-Managed Databases
  • Creating Services
  • Managing Services
  • Use Services with Client Applications
  • Services and Connection Load Balancing
  • Services and Transparent Application Failover
  • Services and the Resource Manager
Managing High Availability of Connections
  • Types of Workload Distribution
  • Client-Side Load Balancing
  • Server-Side Load Balancing
  • Runtime Connection Load Balancing and Connection Pools
  • Fast Application Notification
  • The Load Balancing Advisory FAN Event
  • Server-Side Callouts
  • Configuring the Server-Side ONS
Upgrading and Patching RAC
  • Overview of Upgrades and Patching
  • Release and Patch Set Upgrades
  • PSU, CPU and Interim Patches
  • Merge Patches
  • Performing Out Of Place Database Upgrades
  • Planning and Preparing for Upgrade
  • Performing Out of Place Release Install or Upgrade
  • Post Upgrade Tasks
Application Continuity
  • What is AC?
  • What problem does it solve?
  • Benefits of AC
  • How AC works
  • AC Architecture
  • Side Effects
  • Restrictions
  • Application requirements
Design for High Availability
  • Causes of Planned and Unplanned Down Time
  • Oracle’s Solution to Down Time
  • RAC and Data Guard
  • Maximum Availability Architecture
  • Fast-Start Failover
  • Hardware Assisted Resilient Data
  • Database High Availability Best Practices
  • RAID Configuration for High Availability