Veritas InfoScale™ 7.3.1 Installation Guide - AIX
- Section I. Introduction to Veritas InfoScale
- Introducing Veritas InfoScale
- Licensing Veritas InfoScale
- Section II. Planning and preparation
- System requirements
- Hardware requirements
- Preparing to install
- Setting up the private network
- Setting up shared storage
- Planning the installation setup for SF Oracle RAC systems
- Planning your network configuration
- Planning the storage
- Planning the storage for Oracle RAC
- System requirements
- Section III. Installation of Veritas InfoScale
- Installing Veritas InfoScale using the installer
- Installing Veritas InfoScale using response files
- Installing Veritas Infoscale using operating system-specific methods
- Installing Veritas InfoScale using NIM and the installer
- Completing the post installation tasks
- Section IV. Uninstallation of Veritas InfoScale
- Uninstalling Veritas InfoScale using the installer
- Uninstalling Veritas InfoScale using response files
- Section V. Installation reference
- Appendix A. Installation scripts
- Appendix B. Tunable files for installation
- Appendix C. Troubleshooting installation issues
Planning the storage for Oracle RAC binaries and data files
The Oracle RAC binaries can be stored on local storage or on shared storage, based on your high availability requirements.
Veritas recommends that you install the Oracle Clusterware and Oracle RAC database binaries local to each node in the cluster.
Consider the following points while planning the installation:
Local installations provide improved protection against a single point of failure and also allows for applying Oracle RAC patches in a rolling fashion.
CFS installations provide a single Oracle installation to manage, regardless of the number of nodes. This scenario offers a reduction in storage requirements and easy addition of nodes.
Table: Type of storage for Oracle RAC binaries and data files lists the type of storage for Oracle RAC binaries and data files.
Table: Type of storage for Oracle RAC binaries and data files
Oracle RAC files
Type of storage
Oracle Clusterware/Grid Infrastructure binaries
Placing the Oracle Grid Infrastructure binaries on local disks enables rolling upgrade of the cluster.
Oracle RAC database binaries
Placing the Oracle RAC database binaries on local disks enables rolling upgrade of the cluster.
Store the Oracle RAC database files on CFS rather than on raw device or CVM raw device for easier management. Create separate clustered file systems for each Oracle RAC database. Keeping the Oracle RAC database datafiles on separate mount points enables you to unmount the database for maintenance purposes without affecting other databases.
If you plan to store the Oracle RAC database on ASM, configure the ASM disk groups over CVM volumes to take advantage of dynamic multi-pathing.
Database recovery data (archive, flash recovery)
Place archived logs on CFS rather than on local file systems.