How to Modify Public Network Information including VIP in Oracle Clusterware
(Doc ID 276434.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2019
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 10.1 to 12.2] Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
The purpose of this note is to illustrate how to change a public hostname, public IP, a Virtual IP Address (VIP), VIP hostname or other VIP attributes in an Oracle Clusterware/Grid Infrastructure environment.
Oracle Database 10g and 11g use VIPs (Virtual IP) in clustered environments for clients to connect to the database. These VIPs are static IP addresses associated with (virtual) hostnames and resolved through DNS (except when using 11gR2 GNS).
During the installation of the Oracle Clusterware users are prompted to enter a Virtual IP and Virtual hostname for each of the node in the cluster. These are stored within the OCR (Oracle Cluster Registry) and different components within the HA framework depend on these VIPs. If for some reason the need arises to change either the VIP, the VIP hostname, or the subnet, netmask etc, this procedure should be followed.
For changes associated with private network/cluster interconnect, please refer to <Note 283684.1>
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