Oracle 10g RAC Installation/Configuration Steps on Red Hat
Steps to install Oracle 10g RAC Software on Red HatPre-Install Tasks
Ensure that external shared disks are allocated (preferably RAW) forstoring Oracle Clusterware files (OCR and voting) and DB files2)Ensure IPs are set up properly on each node of cluster
One private IP address for each node to server as private interconnect– must be defined in /etc/hosts on each node – will be used duringclusterware install
One public IP for each node to be used as Virtual IP for clientconnections and for connection failover – Clusterware will manage this VIP –should have entry in /etc/hosts, butSHOULD NOT BE CONFIGURED/UP(test bypinging)- CRS will manage the VIP later on
One public fixed host name address for each node
Ensure that the Network Interface Names are the same on all nodes ofthe RAC3)Ensure all necessary IDs/groups created
oracle UNIX ID with oinstall as primary group and dba as secondary group
Ensure all OS is configured properly according to Oracle’s install guide.
Ensure all OS patches are in place - refer to Oracle’s install guide.
Check Kernel Parameters - refer to Oracle’s install guide.
Ensure the Shell Limits are correct – refer to Oracle’s install guide.
Have SA create /etc/oraInst.loc and populate it with something like thefollowing on each node of RAC:
Configure the Hangcheck-timer Module by adding following line to/etc/rc.d/rc.local:insmod /lib/modules/kernel_version/kernel/drivers/char/hangcheck-timer.ko hangcheck_tick=1 hangcheck_margin=10
Create RSA and DSA keys on each node on server for BOTH oracle IDs.Setting up rsa and dsa key in authorized_key file in .ssh directory
NOTE: Ensure no banners are displayed when doing ssh using oracle ID or installwill fail. Banner can be put back after install is done.