Oracle Database 12c: Clusterware Administration Training

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Oracle Database 12c: Clusterware Administration training explains the general cluster concepts and Oracle Clusterware architecture.During the hands-on sessions, the participants will learn the right approach of installation, configuration, management, and troubleshooting of both the standard and flex clusters. The aspirants will develop the skills of effectively using clusters for increased availability of the applications. The expert guidance will help the aspirants to upgrade and patch Clusterware environments.

By the end of the Oracle Database 12c: Clusterware Administration course, you will hold thefollowing skillset

  • Understand clusterware characteristics, Flex cluster, and shared storage
  • Describe the architecture of Oracle Clusterware and Flex Cluster
  • Perform Grid Infrastructure pre-installation tasks
  • Install the infrastructure of Grid and Flex cluster
  • Manage the addition, configuration, and deletion of node from the cluster
  • Administer the prerequisite criteria, network requirements , and startup and shutdown of the Oracle Clusterware
  • Manage Policy-Managed Clusters along with upgrading and patching of existing Grid Homes
  • Use Oracle Clusterware to make applications highly available.
  • Apply troubleshooting skills and make applications highly applicable
Target audience
  • Administrator
  • Database Administrators
Prerequisites

Working knowledge of Oracle Database 11g: Release 2, including Clusterware, ASM and RAC

1. Introduction to Grid Infrastructure

  • What is a Cluster?
  • What is a Flex Cluster?
  • Clusterware Characteristics
  • Oracle Clusterware
  • Hardware and Software Concepts (High level)
  • Shared Storage Overview

2. Oracle Clusterware Architecture

  • Cluster Storage Requirements
  • Clusterware Initialization and OHASD
  • Clusterware Process Architecture
  • Location Independent Names, Addresses and Name Resolution (GNS, SCAN, VIP..)
  • Shared GNS Background and Architecture
  • Configuring shared GNS
  • Migrating to shared GNS
  • Moving GNS to Another Cluster

3. Flex Cluster Architecture

  • Flex Cluster Architecture
  • Configuring Flex Cluster
  • Flex Clusters and Node Failure

4. Grid Infrastructure Pre-Installation Tasks

  • Shared Storage for Oracle Clusterware
  • Checking System Requirements
  • Single Client Access Name for the Cluster
  • Redundant Interconnect Usage
  • Kernel Requirements
  • Groups and Users
  • Shell Settings
  • Oracle Validated Configuration

5. Installing Grid Infrastructure

  • Installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure
  • Installing Flex Cluster
  • Verifying the Oracle Clusterware Installation

6. Managing Cluster Nodes

  • Adding Oracle Clusterware Homes
  • Prerequisites for Running addNode.sh
  • Adding a Node with addNode.sh
  • Configuring the node role
  • Removing a Node from the Cluster

7. Traditional Clusterware Management

  • Oracle Clusterware startup and shutdown
  • Administering the Voting Disk file
  • Administering the Oracle Cluster Registry Disk file
  • Network Administration
  • What-If Command Evaluation
  • Clusterware Admin Tools Review

8. Policy-Based Cluster Management

  • Policy-Based Cluster Management Overview
  • Server Categorization
  • Policy Set

9. Patching Grid Infrastructure

  • Out-of-Place Oracle Clusterware Upgrade
  • Types of Patches
  • Obtaining Oracle Clusterware Patches
  • Rolling Patches
  • Installing a Rolling Patchset with OUI
  • OPatch Overview
  • Installing a Rolling Patch with OPatch
  • OPatch Automation

10. Troubleshooting Oracle Clusterware

  • Diagnostic Framework Support for CRS
  • Cluster Health Monitor Enhancements Overview
  • Component level checks - cluvfy with -comp
  • Resource Debugging - Java Tools and Dynamic Debugging
  • Troubleshooting Node Evictions
  • Log files and Diagnostic Collection
  • The oclumon Utility

11. Making Applications Highly Available

  • Overview of Using Oracle Clusterware to Enable HA
  • Oracle Clusterware HA Components
  • Resource Management Options
  • Server Pools
  • Overall flow diagram of HA lifecycle (crs_profile, crs_register, crs_start….)
  • Clusterware Resource Modeling
  • Creating an Application VIP
  • ONS and FAN overviews

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