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Oracle Database 12c R2: Clusterware Administration

This Oracle Database 12c R2: Clusterware Administration training will explore general cluster concepts and Oracle Clusterware architecture. Work with expert Oracle University instructors through...

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$4,000 USD
Course Code 12cDB-CA
Duration 4 days
Available Formats Classroom
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This Oracle Database 12c R2: Clusterware Administration training will explore general cluster concepts and Oracle Clusterware architecture. Work with expert Oracle University instructors through interactive instruction and hands-on exercises to reinforce your learning. In this course, you will be introduced to Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service.

Learn To:

  • Perform Grid Infrastructure pre-installation tasks.
  • Describe available cluster configuration options.
  • Install Standalone Flex Clusters.
  • Add and remove nodes from a cluster in addition to upgrading and patching existing Grid Homes.
  • Manage and administer both Traditional Clusters and Policy-Managed Clusters.
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot Oracle Clusterware.
  • Use Oracle Clusterware to make applications highly available.

Benefits to You

Learn how to make applications highly available using Oracle Clusterware. You'll walk away with the ability to install, configure, manage, monitor and troubleshoot standalone flex clusters. Furthermore, you will have developed the skills to upgrade and patch Clusterware environments.

Skills Gained

  • Configure ASM disk groups
  • Perform the prerequisite steps for extending a cluster
  • Delete a node from a cluster
  • Explain the principles and purposes of clusters
  • Understand the scope and capabilities of what-if command evaluation
  • Perform the different types of what-if command evaluation
  • Install Grid Infrastructure for Standard and Flex clusters
  • Add a Leaf node and a Hub node to a Flex cluster
  • Understand Flex Clusters architecture and components
  • Understand effect of node failure in Flex Clusters
  • Verify the installation
  • Describe Cluster hardware best practices
  • Describe the Oracle Clusterware architecture
  • Describe Clusterware architecture
  • Install and configure Flex Clusters
  • Gain an understanding of the Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service


  • Working knowledge of Oracle Database 11g: Release 2 on Linux Operating System
  • Working knowledge of Oracle Clusterware, ASM RAC on Linux
  • Oracle Database 12c R2: Administration Workshop
  • Oracle Database 12c R2: Install and Upgrade Workshop
  • Oracle Database 12c R2: Managing Multitenant Architecture

Course Details

Introduction to Clusterware

  • Cluster in general
  • Oracle Clusterware Characteristics
  • Oracle Clusterware Architecture and Cluster Services Overview
  • Oracle Clusterware Requirements: OS, Public/Private Networks, and IP addresses
  • Grid Naming Service (GNS), Shared GNS, and Highly Available GNS
  • GNS Configuration Options
  • Single Client Access Name (SCAN)

Cluster Configuration Options

  • Oracle Standalone Clusters
  • Oracle Domain Services Cluster
  • Oracle Member Cluster for Oracle Databases
  • Oracle Member Cluster for Applications
  • Oracle Extended Clusters

Grid Infrastructure Pre-Installation Tasks

  • Shared Storage for Oracle Clusterware
  • Sizing Storage for Oracle Standalone Cluster
  • Grid Infrastructure Management Repository Details
  • Checking System Requirements
  • Single Client Access Name for the Cluster
  • Redundant Interconnect Usage
  • Kernel Requirements
  • Groups and Users

Grid Infrastructure Installation

  • Performing an image-based Grid Infrastructure Installation
  • Choosing a Cluster Configuration Option
  • Grid Plug and Play Support for Flex Cluster Configuration
  • Configuring Shared GNS
  • Verifying the Oracle Clusterware Installation

Managing Cluster Nodes

  • Adding Oracle Clusterware Homes
  • Prerequisites for running
  • Adding a Node with
  • Configuring the node role
  • Removing a Node from the Cluster

Traditional Clusterware Management

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

Policy-Based Cluster and Capacity Management

  • Policy-Based Cluster Management Overview
  • Server Categorization
  • Policy Set
  • Load-Aware Resource Placement
  • Server Weight-Based Node Eviction

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

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Oracle Clusterware

  • Using Oracle Autonomous Health Framework Overview
  • Cluster Verify Utility (CVU)
  • Cluster Health Monitor (CHM)
  • Cluster Health Advisor (CHA)
  • Trace File Analyzer (TFA) Collector
  • Using the Cluster Resource Activity Log (CALOG)
  • Using Oracle Clusterware Diagnostic and Alert Log Data
  • Node Eviction

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
  • Clusterware Resource Modeling
  • Creating an Application VIP
  • Clusterware Resource Group
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