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  • Paperback: 421 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (1 Dec. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007146509X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071465090
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Very clear, concise and well laid out. Includes screen shots, diagrams and
command line code...a good handbook
--, March 2007

From the Back Cover

Learn to Implement Oracle Real Application Clusters Technology from the Ground Up

Maximize database availability, scalability, and efficiency using Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and the in-depth information contained in this Oracle Press guide. Oracle Database 10g Real Application Clusters Handbook explains RAC concepts, administration, tuning, and troubleshooting. Inside, you'll learn how to prepare and create Oracle RAC databases and servers, and automate administrative tasks. You'll also get full coverage of cutting-edge Oracle RAC diagnostic tools, backup and recovery procedures, performance tweaks, and custom application design strategies.

  • Install, configure, and administer Oracle Database 10g Real Application Clusters
  • Use Automatic Storage Management and manage the disk groups
  • Administer Oracle RAC databases and instances, and manage the Services voting disk
  • Implement workload management, intelligent load balancing, and Transparent Application Failover (TAF)
  • Execute RAC backup and recovery operations
  • Analyze and tune performance using AWR and AWR reports
  • Understand the internals of lock and resource management in RAC
  • Troubleshoot Oracle RAC databases with LMON traces, LMD traces, and alert logs
  • Design and debug applications that run on Oracle Real Application Clusters

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I have gone through couple of books, which has been written on Real Application Cluster but none of them could unfold the mystries behind the subject, the way Gopal has done in his book.

In this book RAC internals are presneted in such a way that DBA new to Oracle world can also understand and digest the knowledge shared by author.

I have used this book as a reference for couple of my porjects for 10g RAC. The best I found in this book is Part 1 and Part 4 (GRD and Cache Fusion), the examples to show how cache fusion and synchronization of data works.

Definately this book is one of the other best books on my desk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gopalakrishnan does it again.. 2 July 2008
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RAC Handbook is an excellent RAC book for new and experienced DBAs. The book is not one of the several 600 page RAC books that contain pages of not-so valuable information. The RAC Handbook is around 400 pages and it is packed with excellent detail on how to install RAC and troubleshoot common performance issues. The author of this book, K Gopalakrishnan is also the author of "Oracle Wait Interface: A Practical Guilde to Performance Diagnostics & Tuning" by Oracle Press. This book won an Oracle award and it one of the best performance tuning books. The RAC Handbook features an excellent chapter on Cache Fusion and several easy to understand examples of how blocks are transferred amongst multiple nodes. The RAC Handbook also has a decent chapter on ASM which could have been a little longer and could have gone into more detail. The chapter on RAC installation will walk you though using the cluster verify utilities which can and will alleviate many headaches that can be experienced during a RAC installation. This book is a great read for anyone that wants to build their RAC skills. Gopalakrishnan is an excellent author and I trust his research.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Answers a lot of WHY questions. 23 Oct. 2009
By George Sabu Pulinattu - Published on
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I bought this book after Building a RAC on Oracle Unbreakable Linux mainly because I have lot of WHY questions. This book is a single stop shop for lot of them. Very good Book - no too much bla bla bla; hit right in the target. In my opinion a must have for any DBA who works on RAC. Its a small 400Page book which will guide you in the right direction but is not a BIBLE.

If you are new to RAC - First dig a little bit on ASM too "Oracle Automatic Storage Management: Under-the-Hood & Practical Deployment Guide (Osborne ORACLE Press Series)"

I strongly recommend this book (Oracle Database 10g Real Application Clusters Handbook)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Strong on Procedural Advice 24 Nov. 2008
By Michael W. Fontana - Published on
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This is a good book, in that it goes one step deeper into the realm of understanding the reasons behind the many steps necessary to setup a RAC environment for Oracle. It includes discussions of the use of raw devices and how they should be applied, as well as their advantages. What it doesn't really get into much are problem determination issues, and future directions for the product. Perhaps a followup version of this book or some other book will address these topics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best internals coverage yet for Oracle 10g RAC 8 Jan. 2008
By Benjamin S. Prusinski - Published on
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By far one of my favorite books on RAC internals.

I especially like the section on Cache Fusion and how locking works with Oracle 10g RAC and OPS.

My only request is that it covered more details on command line utilities but other books cover that so not that big of a deal.

It really is the guru internals guide to RAC for consultants!

I have the other book by Gopal on Oracle 10g Wait tuning and that is a great tech reference as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book about Oracle 10g RAC so far 10 Nov. 2007
By Michael Murov - Published on
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I personally found very interesting the description of 10g Cache Fusion internals and GRD etc. which is covered in a consistent, readable and understandably manner in this book. I believe the book might also be interesting for 9i RAC DBAs as the author make comparisons between 10g and 9i RAC functionality and resource management internals. It is not a replacement for the official 10g RAC documentation but a must-have complement.
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