USING CLONING IN CRS/RAC WINDOWS ENVIRONMENTS TO ADD A NODE (Doc ID 407086.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.1 - Release: 10.2 to 10.2
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Itanium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 2000Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (64-bit Itanium)Microsoft Windows Server 2003Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (64-bit AMD64 and Intel EM64T)

Goal

The goal of this document is to describe how to add a node to an existing RAC cluster on Windows.  Starting with 10gR2, it is possible to add nodes to existing clusters using two methods.  The first method is using the 'addNode.bat' script.   The second method is to use the 'cloning'  procedure.  

In most cases, either method works and is fully supported.  However, in some cases, adding a node using the 'addNode.bat' script will not work - specifically, when the existing nodes have been upgraded from an earlier database release to 10gR2 (see <>.  In that case, the only supported method of adding a node is to use the 'cloning' procedure, which this note describes.

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