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Using Oracle Real Application Clusters, enterprises can run any packaged or custom application unchanged across multiple clustered servers. That doesn’t just improve availability and scalability: It creates the foundation for a true grid computing strategy. Many organizations have invested in Oracle 10g but haven’t taken full advantage of its clustering capabilities yet. That’s where this book comes in, offering definitive guidance on virtually every facet of RAC planning, deployment, administration, and performance tuning.
Murali Vallath focuses heavily on new 10g RAC features: how and why they work, and how to exploit them. So, for instance, there’s extensive coverage of Automated Storage Management, which -- unlike competitive solutions -- can leverage knowledge about datafile usage stored within the Oracle RDBMS. There’s also a solid introduction to Oracle Clusterware, Oracle’s new standardized interface for managing high-availability features on all platforms.
Vallath begins with RAC’s architecture and foreground processes, illuminating components like Global Cache Services and the Global Resource Directory, showing how everything fits together, and presenting basic scenarios that utilize RAC. Next, he presents Oracle Database 10g’s new service and distributed workload management capabilities, walks through an implementation scenario, and introduces Fast Application Notification, which improves performance and availability by proactively notifying applications about changes in the status of the cluster.
You’ll find detailed chapters on availability and load balancing (including TAF and FCF); and on backing up clusters. Next, Vallath turns to performance tuning, presenting a top-down methodology that starts with tuning the application, then the instance, and then the database itself. Last but not least, Oracle technical director Kirk McGowan “guests,” offering a full chapter of best practices for every tier of a RAC configuration. Bill Camarda, from the August 2006 Read Only