Configuring a cluster at the primary site

You can use an existing SF Oracle RAC cluster or you can install a new SF Oracle RAC cluster for your primary site.

For planning information:

See About planning for the installation.

If you have an existing SF Oracle RAC cluster, and you want to set up a global cluster, skip the steps below and proceed to configure your secondary cluster.

If you do not have an existing cluster and you are setting up two new sites for an SF Oracle RAC global cluster, follow the steps below.

To set up the cluster and database at the primary site

  1. Install and configure servers and storage.

  2. If you are using hardware-based replication, install the sofware for managing your array.

  3. Verify that you have the correct installation options enabled, whether you are using keyless licensing or installing keys manually. You must have the GCO option for a global cluster. If you are using VVR for replication, you must have it enabled.

  4. Install and configure SF Oracle RAC. Prepare for your installation according to your configuration needs, including fencing.

    For preparation:

    See About preparing to install and configure SF Oracle RAC.

    For installation:

    See Options for installing and configuring SF Oracle RAC.

    After verifying a successful SF Oracle RAC installation:

    Verify the CVM group is online on all nodes in the primary cluster:

    # hagrp -state cvm
  5. Prepare systems and storage for a global cluster. Identify the hardware and storage requirements before installing Oracle RAC Clusterware and RDBMS software.

    You will need to set up:

    • Local storage for Oracle RAC and CRS binaries

    • Shared storage for OCR and Vote disk which is not replicated

    • Replicated storage for database files

  6. Install and configure the Oracle RAC binaries:

    See About preparing to install Oracle RAC.

    See About installing Oracle RAC.


    OCR and Vote disk must be on non-replicated shared storage.

    After successful Oracle RAC installation and configuration, verify that CRS daemons and resources are up on all nodes.

    $ crs_stat -t
  7. Modify the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/ init_ora_db1.ora file by adding the following lines:

    remote_listener= <SCAN_NAME>:1521

  8. Identify the disks that will be replicated, create the required CVM disk group, volume, and file system.

  9. Create the database on the file system you created in the previous step.

    See Creating storage for OCR and voting disk .

  10. Configure the VCS service groups for the database.

    See Configuring VCS service groups for Oracle RAC.

    See Configuring VCS service groups for Oracle RAC.

  11. Verify that all VCS service groups are online.