Oracle 10g RAC Grid, Services and Clustering by Murali Vallath
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Oracle 10g RAC Grid, Services and Clustering
By Murali Vallath

Oracle 10g RAC Grid, Services and Clustering

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Oracle 10g RAC Grid, Services and Clustering by Murali Vallath

Book Description

Grid architecture is Oracle's strategy for high-end computing and RAC is the stepping stone into this arena. This book focuses on current technology including all valid RAC features up through Oracle Database 10g Release 2, with a primary focus on deploying it in a high-end grid environment. The book discusses this technology at length which users will find beneficial when researching, implementing or monitoring a RAC environment. The author covers workshop implementation of services and the distribution of workload across instances, with threshold definitions and the new load balancing algorithms. In addition it includes detailed discussions on ASM that complements the implementation of RAC in Oracle Grid strategy. The book also includes discussions on new Oracle Clusterware, its components and its integration with RAC. Oracle 10g RAC focuses on RAC-specific topics including ASM, operating system configuration, installation and configuration of RAC and much more. Coverage includes network configuration for high availability, FAN, TAF, ONS, implementation of maximum availability architecture (MAA), EM Grid Control, AWR, ADDM and other performance-related tools. The author includes several scripts for performance tuning and implementation that the reader can use to configure a RAC environment either on a 2, 4, 8, 60 or 99 node configuration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781555583217
ISBN-10: 1555583210
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 190mm x 38mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: Digital Press
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Murali Vallath

About the Author Murali Vallath has over 18 years of information technology experience and over 13 years using Oracle products. His work spans industries such as broadcasting, manufacturing and telephony and most recently transportation logistics. Vallath is no stranger to the software development life cycle; his solid understanding of IT covers requirement analysis, architecture, modeling, database design, application development, performance tuning and implementation. Vallath is an Oracle Certified Database Administrator and has worked on a variety of database platforms for small to very large implementations, designing extensive databases for high volume, machine critical, real time OLTP systems. His expertise is with Oracle Real Application Clusters. Vallath has successfully completed over 60 successful small, medium and terabyte sized RAC implementations (Oracle 9i & Oracle 10g) for reputed corporate firms. Vallath is the president of the RAC SIG ( and the Charlotte Oracle Users Group ( Vallath is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, including the Oracle Open World, IOUG, UKOUG on RAC and Oracle Performance Tuning related topics. Vallath currently provides Oracle consulting services through Summersky Enterprises LLC ( The firm specializes in implementation and performance tuning of Oracle products, including RAC, Data Guard and Oracle Streams. Prior to this he worked as Senior Database Architect at Elogex Inc. Where apart from the regular performance tuning efforts, he led the Performance Management SWAT team. His previous work and consulting experience includes Hinditron Computers in India, Digital Equipment Corporation, GTE Mobile, Navistar International and DST Interactive (formerly DBS Systems). Vallath can be reached at

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