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Oracle 11g R1/R2 Real Application Clusters Essentials Book

Before I start my review  writing about  this book, First I convey my big thank and congratz for Mr.Syed Jaffer Hussian , He is the co-author of this book. I am really proud of him as his student and friend. My best wishes for him successful life forever.

Now a days, “RAC” this is the word pronouncing continuously by among the DBA guys and Technical Experts.

Everybody thinking what is RAC? Is this word is very difficult for us? I mean Is this environment is difficult for working?.Yes may be But not at all If you know the RAC High Availability  environment. I am sure You may love this environment If you have a knowledge about it .

As a Standalone  database administrator, they may  know about only about database concepts.but RAC environment DBA must want to knows about Database Administration, Network Structures, Storage, Virtual Environment etc. The RAC DBA must have a wide knowledge among this environmet.

Here this is the book explained about How do we deploy RAC installation and how do we choose our storage and how do we convert standalone to HA and more useful information available.

It has lot of screenshots helps for your understanding how do we deploy clusterware  installation and two node RAC installation and also how do you choose your storage redundancy while you’re installing.

many dba are thinking how do we manage ASM disks, i hope this book should be broken your thoughts. this book guide easily for you.

Additionally this book will guide you ,how can we take the RMAN backup for RAC environment.

and also you may think about Disaster Recovery i.e Dataguard delpoy enviornment ,here its there.

RAC installation techniques for EBS. This topic may be helps for apps dba guys.

and more steps available with helps of screens hots like clusterware upgrade, Convert standalone server to RAC server.

many many many questions if you have mind about RAC , I am sure this is the book will helpful for you and clear your doubts.

I mentioned this book ” Oracle 11g R1/R2 Real Application Clusters Essentials” written by Ben Prunsinki & Syed Jaffer Hussain.

Both Authors having good experience with Oracle RAC Database environment .more detail about them , you can reach them below blogs

Syed Jaffer Hussian — Blogs

Ben Prusinski — Blogs

Oracle Real Application Clusters, or Oracle RAC for short (formerly known as Oracle Parallel Server), is a clustering technology that provides the ability to scale performance and improve server availability for Oracle data center environments. Oracle RAC not only serves as a part of the Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) for disaster recovery purposes, but it’s also used for other purposes such as scaling up and out for performance by adding additional nodes to an Oracle data center environment.

HA means High availability is a discipline within database technology that provides a solution to protect against data loss and against downtime, which is costly to mission-critical database systems.

This book has including contains 12 chapters

Sample Chapter

Table of Contents

What do you learn from this book.

  • Learn how to administer, implement, and manage Oracle 11g RAC environments for real world deployments
  • Discover the key architectural design and installation techniques required to successfully deploy Oracle 11g RAC
  • Effectively manage the complex 11g Clusterware, using key troubleshooting tips and techniques
  • Successfully implement database creation methods, manage the Oracle RAC database and handle workload in your RAC environment efficiently
  • Appropriately plan your backup and recovery strategy
  • Know when and how to upgrade your Oracle RAC environment effectively
  • Discover how to deploy Oracle 11g RAC with complex standard-off-the-shelf systems like Oracle EBS
  • Understand new key features for Oracle 11g R1/R2 RAC and ASM.
Don’t miss out to read “Appendix” of this book. Here most useful information available for your improve practical knowledge.
Audience of this book
If you are an Oracle DBA who wants to administer Real Application Clusters, then this book is for you. Basic understanding of Oracle DBA is required. No experience of Oracle RAC is required.
I’m highly recommend  this book for DBA guys, why you are waiting ,buy it from here and spread your knowledge..:-)

Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11gR1,:Business Service Management Book

What do you think about Grid control ?

How do grid control useful for your organization business sector?. Answer.Yes I hope this is the right book for yours guidance.

Recently I have received this book comes from packt publications for book review.

You must know about Enterprise manager basic knowledge about installation before you read this book because this book not guide you step by step Enterprise manager installation. This book main focus is How do we manage a  organization business service management in Enterprise manager and How easy for.

And also you need IE or Mozilla browser and SLM License Enabled.

What is Oracle Enterprise manager grid control in Business Service management?
Oracle Enterprise Manager that’s used to model and manage the entire Oracle Grid and beyond. It has capabilities to manage a number of databases and application servers, and can manage multiple instances of Oracle deployment platforms.

Business Service Management (BSM) is a methodology for monitoring and measuring Information Technology (IT) services from a business perspective. The Business Service Management capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager are available only in the Grid Control flavor.

I mentioned this book is written by Ashwin Kumar Karkala & Govinda Raj Sambamurthy. Both are having a good experience with Grid control management relevant field.

If you want to read sample chapters about this book. you can from here.

This book has contains including  10 chapters.

Table of Contents

What you will learn from this book :

  • Discover Modeling as a panacea for managing complexity in today’s data centers
  • Gain an insight into various monitoring techniques like active and passive monitoring
  • Get to grips with salient management features of Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g that every system administrator must know
  • Manage the IT Infrastructure passively through Systems and Groups Targets-based modeling
  • Understand Active monitoring techniques and execute synthetic transactions using Beacons and Service Tests
  • Model business services using different types of Service Targets
  • Define the availability of your business services and infrastructure
  • Perform a measurement of your business services using KPIs
  • Deliver real-time monitoring using dashboards, reports, and widgets
  • Define, monitor, and manage Service-Level Agreements
  • Model complex business services using Aggregate Service Targets
  • Use out-of-the-box system-service models for Oracle products
  • Understand best practices for modeling and monitoring services in your data centers
Audience of this book,
If you are a System Administrator or Application Administrator who is responsible for Business Service Management (BSM) using Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11g R1, then this book is for you. You need basic knowledge of Middleware/Application Servers, Business Service Management, and Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control.
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