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RAC and Oracle Clusterware Best Practices and Starter Kit (Linux) (Doc ID 811306.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Generic Linux
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


The goal of the Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) series of Best Practice and Starter Kit notes provide customers with quick knowledge transfer of generic and platform specific best practices for implementing, upgrading and maintaining an Oracle RAC system. This document is compiled and maintained based on Oracle's experience with its global RAC customer base.

This Starter Kit is not meant to replace or supplant the Oracle Documentation set, but rather, it is meant as a supplement to the same. It is imperative that the Oracle Documentation be read, understood, and referenced to provide answers to any questions that may not be clearly addressed by this Starter Kit.

All recommendations should be carefully reviewed by your own operations group and should only be implemented if the potential gain as measured against the associated risk warrants implementation. Risk assessments can only be made with a detailed knowledge of the system, application, and business environment.

As every customer environment is unique, the success of any Oracle Database implementation, including implementations of Oracle RAC, is predicated on a successful test environment. It is thus imperative that any recommendations from this Starter Kit are thoroughly tested and validated using a testing environment that is a replica of the target production environment before being implemented in the production environment to ensure that there is no negative impact associated with the recommendations that are made.



This article applies to all new and existing RAC implementations as well as RAC upgrades.

Note:  For similar information specific for EXADATA environments, please refer to:  <Document 1306791.2> - Information Center: Oracle Exadata Database Machine



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In this Document
 RAC and Oracle Clusterware Best Practices and Starter Kit (Platform Independent)
 RAC Platform Specific Best Practices and Starter Kits
 RAC on Linux Step by Step Installation Cookbook Video
 RAC on Linux Step by Step Installation Instructions
 RAC on Linux Best Practices
 OS Configuration Considerations

 Virtualization Considerations
 Anti-Virus Software
 Storage Considerations
 ASM Specific
 OCFS2 Specific
 Network Considerations
 Hardware/Vendor Specific Considerations
 Oracle Software Considerations

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