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Step-By-Step Installation of RAC on HP-UX fed

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Step-By-Step Installation of RAC on HP-UX fed

Step-By-Step Installation of RAC on HP-UX

    Note: This note was created for 9i RAC. The 10g Oracle documentation provides installation instructions for 10g RAC. These instructions can be found on OTN:

Oracle? Real Application Clusters Installation and Configuration Guide

    10g Release 1 (10.1) for AIX-Based Systems, hp HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit), hp Tru64 UNIX, Linux, Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-bit)

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Purpose

    This document provides the reader with step-by-step instructions on how to configure a cluster, install Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and start a cluster database on HP-UX. For additional explanation or information on any of these steps, please see the references listed at the end of this document.

    Disclaimer: If there are any errors or issues prior to step 3.3, please contact HP Support.

    The information contained here is as accurate as possible at the time of writing.

1. Configuring the Cluster Hardware

1.1 Minimal Hardware list / System Requirements

1.1.1 Hardware

1.1.2 Software

1.1.3 Patches

1.2 Installing Disk Arrays

1.3 Installing Cluster Interconnect and Public Network Hardware

1.4 Unix User and Group Creation

2. Creating a Cluster

2.1 Modifying the /etc/lvmrc file

2.2 Create a Shared Logical Volume

2.3 Cluster Software Installation

2.4 Form a One-Node Cluster

2.5 Basic Cluster Administration

2.6 Log Files for the Cluster

3. Preparing for the Installation of RAC

3.1 Configure the Shared Disks

3.2 UNIX Pre-Installation Tasks

    3.3 Using the Oracle Universal Installer for Real Application Clusters

    3.4 Create a RAC Database using the Oracle Database Configuration Assistant

4. Administering Real Application Clusters Instances

5. References

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1. Configuring the Clusters Hardware

1.1 Minimal Hardware list / System Requirements

    For a two node cluster the following would be a minimum recommended hardware list. Check the RAC/HP certification matrix for RAC updates on currently supported hardware/software.

1.1.1 Hardware

    All hardware is provided by HP. A bridge or hub is mandatory when using ethernet for the interconnect. HP does not support a straight through ethernet connection for a private ethernet interconnect.

? For HP servers, third-party storage products, Cluster interconnects,

    Public networks, Switch options, Memory, Swap

    & CPU requirements consult the operating system or hardware vendor and see the RAC/HP certification matrix.

    ? Private network connection can be any of the following (see the RAC/HP certification matrix):

    HyperFabric

    RS232 Serial

    Ethernet or FDDI

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