Oracle RAC 12c

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Course Duration: 40 Hours

Course Highlights:

  • Introduction to Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC)
  • Install Oracle 12c grid Software on both RAC Nodes on VirtualBox
  • Create database using DBCA on RAC
  • SRVCTL and CRSCTL tools
  • Single Instance to RAC migration
  • ASM (Automatic Storage Management)
  • Managing Backup and Recovery for RAC
  • High Availability of Connections
  • Administration activities on RAC

Required Prerequisites:

  • Basic Knowledge of Unix.
  • Oracle Database: Introduction to SQL
  • Good knowledge of Oracle Database Administrator 12c

Target Audience:

  • Oracle DBA who want to learn Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) which provide solution for High Availability and better Performance.

Course Content

Section 1: Introduction

What Is a Cluster

What is Oracle Real Application Clusters

Benefits of Using RAC

Section 2: Grid Infrastructure: Overview

Oracle Grid Infrastructure

Oracle Clusterware Architecture

Oracle RAC Software Storage

Oracle Clusterware Networking

Types of IPs - Public IP,Private IP, Vritual IP,SCAN IP

Section 3: Oracle RAC Installation

Oracle RAC 12c Installation Process

Pre-installation Tasks

Network Requirements

Install VirtualBox and OEL 7.2 server (Node 1)

Install OS pre-requisites

Add ASM disks to Node 1

Add two network Adaptors

Complete the setup on Node 1

Clone Node 1 to Node 2

Modify the configuration on Node 2

Copy GRID software to Node 1 and install on both nodes

Check cluster and ASM disks on both the servers

Install database software on both the servers from Node 1

Create diskgroups in ASM for database

Create database using DBCA

Check all cluster resources and database status

Section 4: SRVCTL and CRSCTL tools

Check Cluster health

SRVCTL commands

Start/Stop DB using SRVCTL

CRSCTL commands

Start/Stop cluster using CRSCTL

Global Dynamic Performance View

Section 5: Background processes

Background process and Components of cluster (Upper/Lower stack)

Database Background Processes

Oracle Clusterware Initialization

Startup process of cluster

Section 6:RAC Database Administration

Redolog files in RAC

Automatic Undo Management in RAC

Start Stop RAC instances with SQLplus

Initialization parameters in RAC

SPFILE Parameter Values and RAC

Identical parameters between nodes

Distinct parameters between nodes

Terminate sessions in RAC

Section 7:ASM (Automatic Storage Management)

Basis of ASM

Administering ASM Disk Groups

Rebalancing in ASM

ASM Instance Background Process

ASM Mirroring

How to start and stop ASM Instance

How to Add disk to DIskgroup

How to change power limit

How to Drop specific Disk from Diskgroup

Create a new ASM diskgroup with normal redudancy

SPFILE Parameter Values and RAC

ASM initialization parameters

Section 8: Global Resource Management Concepts

Necessity of Global Resources

Global Resources Coordination

Global Cache coordination

Write to Disk Coordination

Dynamic Reconfiguration and re-mastering

Efficient Internode Row-Level Locking

Global Resource Directory (GRD)

Global Enqueues

Split Brain and I/O Fencing

Functions of I/O fencing

Why Node Eviction?

Who evicts/reboot the node?

When Node Eviction?

Section 9:Managing Backup and Recovery for RAC

RAC and Instance Recovery

Instance Recovery and Database Availability

Instance Recovery and RAC

Protecting Against Media Failure

Media Recovery in Oracle RAC

Archived Log File Configurations

Archived Redo File Conventions in RAC

Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)

Shared Storage Backup Scheme: One Local Drive

Shared Storage Backup Scheme: Multiple Drives

Configure FRA to ASM disk group

Enable and disable archivelog mode in RAC

Configure proper snapshot control file location

Configure AUTOBACKUP SPFILE and controlfile backups

Full database backup (No parallel slaves)

Channel Connections to Cluster Instances

Full database backup with parallel slaves on same node

Full database backup with parallel slaves on other nodes(In run block)

Restore and recover a lost datafile

Restore and recover database (already SPFILE available )

Restore and recover database - With LOST SPFILE

Section 10:High Availability of Connections

Client Connectivity to RAC Database

Configure TNSNAMES.ORA File

Connect with Public IP, Virtual IP

Connect with SCAN IP

Oracle RAC Services for Client Connectivity

Admin Managed And Policy Managed Database in RAC

Convert RAC Database from Admin to Policy Manage

Create Service in RAC Database using SRVCTL

Start/Stop Service in RAC Database using SRVCTL

Relocate Service in RAC Database using SRVCTL

Transparent Application Failover ( TAF )

TAF Basic and Preconnect

Create Service with TAF

Fast Application Notification ( FAN ): Overview

Section 11:RAC Administration Activities 1

Monitoring blocks, LOCKS, DEADLOCKS

View number of nodes in cluster

Oracle Cluster Registry (OCR) File in RAC

OCR file Backup and Recovery

Oracle Local Registry (OLR) file in RAC

OLR file Backup and Recovery

Determining the Current Network Settings

Voting Disk

Check the location of voting disk

Backup and Restore Voting Disk

Section 12:RAC Administration Activities 2

Patching Activity in RAC

Grid HOME and Databse HOME Patching

Adding a Node to RAC - 2 Node to 3 Node

Deleting a Node from RAC - 3 Node to 2 Node

Section 13: RAC database Monitoring and Tuning

RAC-Specific Tuning

Analyzing Cache Fusion Impact in RAC

Wait Events in RAC

Wait Event Views

AWR Snapshots in RAC

Generate AWR Report in RAC

Analysis of AWR Report

Analysis of ADDM Report

Generate ASH Report

Section 14:Single Instance to RAC migration

Methods of migrating single instance database to RAC.

Migrate a single Instance to 2 node RAC setup.

Configuration Changes During Oracle RAC Conversion Using rconfig

Prerequisites for Converting to Oracle RAC Databases

Converting non-RAC database files to ASM

Converting Databases to Oracle RAC Using rconfig

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