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10g Release 2 (10.2) for Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-Bit)

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7 Oracle Real Application Clusters Post-Installation Procedures

This chapter describes how to complete the post-installation tasks after you have installed the Oracle Database 10g with Real Application Clusters (RAC) software. It contains the following sections:

7.1 Required Post-Installation Tasks

You must perform the following tasks after completing your installation:

7.1.1 Back Up the Voting Disk After Installation

After your Oracle Database 10g with RAC installation is complete and after you are sure that your system is functioning properly, make a backup of the contents of the voting disk. use the dd utility.

Also make a backup of the voting disk contents after you complete any node additions or node deletions and after running any deinstallation procedures.

7.1.2 Download and Install Patches

Refer to the OracleMetaLink Web site for required patches for your installation. To download required patches:

  1. Use a Web browser to view the OracleMetaLink Web site:

  2. Log in to OracleMetaLink.


    If you are not an OracleMetaLink registered user, then click Register for MetaLink and register.

  3. On the main OracleMetaLink page click Patches.

  4. On the Select a Patch Search Area page click New MetaLink Patch Search.

  5. On the Simple Search page click Advanced.

  6. On the Advanced Search page click the search icon next to the Product or Product Family field.

  7. In the Search and Select: Product Family field, enter RDBMS Server in the For field and click Go.

  8. Select RDBMS Server under the Results heading and click Select.

    RDBMS Server appears in the Product or Product Family field and the current release appears in the Release field.

  9. Select your platform from the list in the Platform field and click Go.

  10. Any available patches appear under the Results heading.

  11. Click the number of the patch that you want to download.

  12. On the Patch Set page, click View README and read the page that appears. The README page contains information about the patch set and how to apply the patches to your installation.

  13. Return to the Patch Set page, click Download, and save the file on your system.

  14. Use the unzip utility provided with Oracle Database 10g to uncompress the Oracle patches that you downloaded from OracleMetaLink. the unzip utility is located in the $ORACLE_HOME/bin directory.

7.1.3 Configure Oracle Products

Many Oracle products and options must be configured before you use them for the first time. Before using individual Oracle Database 10g database products or options, refer to the manual in the product documentation library which is available in the DOC directory on the 10g Release 2 (10.2) installation media, or on the OTN Web site.

7.1.4 Verify Required Post-Installation is Completed

Use the following commands to verify that all required post-installation steps are completed

7.2 Recommended Post-Installation Tasks

This section explains the tasks that Oracle recommends you perform after completing an installation:

7.2.1 Verifying Enterprise Manager Operations

Run the following command to verify the Enterprise Manager configuration in your newly installed Real Application Clusters environment:

srvctl config database -d db_name

SRVCTL displays the name of the node and the instance for the node. The following example shows a node named db1-server running an instance named db1. Run the following command:

srvctl config database -d db

The output should be similar to:

db1-server db1 /private/system/db
db2-server db2 /private/system/db

Continue with the following section, "Recommended Post-Installation Tasks". When you have completed these asks, you should proceed with the initial configuration tasks described in Part IV.

7.2.2 Recommended Post-Installation Tasks

Oracle recommends that you complete the following tasks after installing Oracle RAC: Back Up the Script

Oracle recommends that you back up the script after you complete an installation. If you install other products in the same Oracle home directory, then the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) updates the contents of the existing script during the installation. If you require information contained in the original script, then you can recover it from the file copy. Set Up Users Accounts

For information about setting up additional optional user accounts, refer to the Oracle Database 10g Administrator's Guide for UNIX Systems.

When you complete these procedures, you are ready to perform the initial configuration tasks described in Part IV. Set the ORACLE_HOME and ORACLE_SID Environments

To ensure that you can use Oracle tools such as SQL*Plus to connect to the database, Oracle recommends that you set the ORACLE_HOME and ORACLE_SID environment variables to the correct Oracle home and Oracle SID that you configured during installation.