Installing Oracle 11gR2 RAC on Linux on System z

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 22 November 2011

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ISBN-10: 073845060X
ISBN-13: 9780738450605
IBM Form #: REDP-4788-00
(146 pages)

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Authors: Terry Elliot, David Simpson


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes experiences gained while installing Oracle Database 11gR2 with Grid Infrastructure (GI). It covers the set up and installation process for these environments:

  • Setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with DASD
  • Setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with FCP/SCSI
  • Setting up SLES11 with DASD
  • Setting up SLES11 with FCP/SCSI disks
  • Examples include the installation of the Grid Infrastructure, installation of a single instance database and installation of a two-node Real Application Cluster (RAC) database.

In all cases, we use UDEV rules for DASD and single path SCSI, and multipathing for multi-path SCSI to provide device persistency for ASM storage, not ASMLib.

Interested readers would include database consultants, installers, administrators, and system programmers. This is not meant to replace Oracle documentation, but to supplement it with our experiences while installing and using Oracle Database products. We made extensive uses of My Oracle Support notes.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. General information
Chapter 2. Installing Oracle 11g R2 on a Red Hat 5 Linux guest
Chapter 3. Installing Oracle 11gR2 on Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server guest
Chapter 4. Required Kernel Parameters for Oracle (SLES & Red Hat)
Chapter 5. Installing Oracle grid for a single instance ASM system
Chapter 6. Installing Oracle database binaries
Chapter 7. Creating Oracle ASM disk groups
Chapter 8. Installing SQL*NET Client (netca)
Chapter 9. Creating an Oracle database using DBCA
Chapter 10. Oracle 11gR2 Real Application Cluster database installation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5
Appendix A. Configuring Linux storage using DASD or FCP/SCSI
Appendix B. Oracle RAC Network Configuration
Appendix C. Oracle Grid and database cleanup script
Appendix D. Workarounds for known problems
Appendix E. Reference materials

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