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Pro Oracle Database 10g RAC on Linux: Installation, Administration, and Performance (Expert's Voice in Oracle) 1st Corrected ed. 2006. Corr. 3rd printing 2006 Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
It has 3 major strengths which I found to be superior to any Oracle RAC books I have read (including the manual from Oracle).
2)Comprehensive Overview and instructions
3)Quality of writing
The authors write about Linux and Oracle and are high level experts in the subjects. For example, the authors have a very detailed description of how Oracle Cache Fusion handles locking across all the nodes in a RAC environment (probably the crown jewel of RAC technology). They also discuss, in detail, different types of CPU, memory, and storage and contains detailed description of each architecture. Lastly, it contains vast number of "how to" install, configure, change, analyze, backup/restore, and utilize Oracle RAC and Linux.
2)Comprehensive Coverage and Instructions
No small amount of detail has been skipped. The book contains every utility (there are many) provided by Oracle to implement RAC. It provides a good step-by-step coverage of Linux and Oracle RAC installation as well what each step is adding to the RAC environment. To top it off, it adds how to performance tune, administer, troubleshoot, backup/restore, and use Dataguard in a RAC environment. I can't think of a subject on RAC which the authors did not cover.
3)Quality of Writing
I was pleasantly surprised how well written this book is. Although far from a Pulitzer Prize material, it certainly belongs in that category amongst the Oracle books. Every praragraph has been well organized and written. The proofreader of this book deserves major praise for their work.
This book is a hybrid but on a high level it's more a FAQ than a comprehensive user guide. It tells you the most common things you need to know about Linux, SAN, hardware and RAC. It requires some prior knowledge and doesn't teach you about Oracle or Unix very basics.
In general, this book would be perfect for someone who has some experience with Oracle and Unix but either lacking RAC or Linux knowledge and trying to fill in those gaps quickly. In my case it was an ideal book - I had some experience running older Oracle on Solaris and this book would let me catch up on RAC and Linux specific issues.
This book also is a nice quick reference to keep on your desk if you need to find a commonly used command or file.
The book is not a complete reference as I stated above and gives only a few most typical samples for the most typical situations. It also shows some age and a lot of recent developments are missing (just a few examples: RHEL5, ocfs2 support on x86_64 and a lot of other things are missing) however because it is focused on the mainstream features and examples, most of the material will stay relevant for years to come.
Also, despite the lack of depth, the authors are trying to give you some rules of thumb and show you some right directions about what is good practice and what is not. A lot of guides and references provide you with endless options to choose from and leave you more confused than empowered.Read more ›
I whole-heartedly recommend this book and own both the paper and eBook version which I often reference.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have done a few RAC installations and this book taught me a lot of things that I did not know. I was able to quickly read through the book. Read morePublished on March 16, 2011 by Sathish
Step by step guide for installing 10g RAC on Linux. Continue to use it as a reference when installing 11g RAC on Solaris 10 since the utilities are all the same.Published on May 11, 2010 by Tyrone Jenkins
This book is good if you want to go directly through an installation using all the Oracle tools. However, it does not provide any consideration in terms of manually installing any... Read morePublished on June 11, 2009 by Henry D. Tullis
Most of the RAC books focus only on RAC. This one covers ALL the aspects from network, server (CPU, memory, IO interface, NIC ...), storage, OS, Oracle and beyond. Read morePublished on November 8, 2008 by Ma, Tien Jui
This book delivers what it promises. It contains a great balance of technical detail,examples and theory. It encompasses all aspects of implementing/maintaing 10g RAC on Linux.Published on February 10, 2008 by Laszlo Hadhazy
Very well written. No mater you are a Pro or a newbie, it will be helpful. A very well written book.
This is a very hands on command line oriented book. Good understanding of RAC concepts. I found it extremly useful in my day-to-day work.
Highly recommended. Read more