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
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.