• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The Oracle Grid Infrastructure lays the foundation for highly available and scalable Oracle RAC systems, an important part of implementing and maintaining a stable, highly available RAC database is understanding the underlying architecture of all the components. This course introduces the Oracle Grid Infrastructure and RAC database architecture. The components that make up the Oracle Grid Infrastructure Oracle Clusterware, Automatic Storage Management, and Oracle Cloud File System are covered in detail and an in-depth understanding is provided of all the components and requirements of Oracle RAC. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that cover a portion of the objectives for exam 1Z0-068 Oracle Database 12c: RAC and Grid Infrastructure.

Learning Objectives

Overview of Oracle Grid Infrastructure

  • start the course
  • define Clusters and Clusterware
  • describe Oracle Clusterware as a component of Oracle Grid Infrastructure
  • describe the Oracle Clusterware architecture and the services it includes
  • describe the Grid Plug and Play (GPnP) architecture it's benefits in rapid provisioning
  • describe the startup process in a Grid Plug and Play (GPnP) environment
  • define the role Grid Naming Service (GNS) plays in dynamic provisioning
  • describe how clients connect to the database using the single-client access name (SCAN)


Oracle Automatic Storage Management

  • describe Oracle ASM as a volume manager and the benefits it brings to RAC
  • describe the ASM CloudFS and ACFS architecture and the benefits it leverages from Oracle ASM functionality
  • list the features and benefits of Oracle ASM and describe the concepts of Oracle Flex ASM
  • install and configure a new cluster including ASM configuration
  • install and configure a new cluster including ASM configuration


Oracle RAC Database Architecture

  • define the concept of Oracle RAC and list the differences between Oracle RAC databases and noncluster Oracle databases
  • describe the typical Oracle RAC architecture and some of the variations available
  • describe the role Oracle RAC One Node plays in server consolidation including its high availability benefits
  • describe the requirement for cluster-aware storage when using Oracle RAC and list the supported cluster-aware storage solutions
  • describe the network requirements of Oracle RAC
  • list the benefits of using Oracle RAC
  • describe the scalability potential of Oracle RAC and differentiate between scale-up or speed-up
  • list some of the I/O and memory requirements of Oracle RAC
  • describe the necessity of inter-node synchronization
  • describe the impact of parallel execution in Oracle RAC


Practice: Grid Infrastructure Installation

  • install and configure a new cluster including ASM


Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Data Administration
  • Systems Administration
  • Systems Development