Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Essentials

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Essentials

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The Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Essentials (1Z0-593) exam is designed for individuals who possess a strong technical background and exposure to Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g implementation. This certification exam covers topics such as: Overview of Oracle Grid Infrastructure and RAC, Planning your cluster installation, Preparing the cluster servers, administrator environment, storage, installation directories, and network, Installing Oracle Clusterware 11g, Installing the Oracle Database 11g software with RAC, Using the Server Control utility (SRVCTL), Oracle Clusterware Control utility (CRSCTL), Oracle Interface Configuration tool (OIFCFG), Oracle Cluster Registry Configuration utility (OCRCONFIG), OCRCHECK and OCRDUMP utilities, Oracle ASM Configuration Assistant (ASMCA), ASM Command tool (ASMCMD), and the Oracle Cluster Health Monitor (IPD/OS).

This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the Oracle Real Application Clusters Specialization.

Exam Number:
1Z0-593
Duration:
120 minutes
Associated Certifications:
Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist
Number of
Questions:
79
Exam Price:
US $245

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Passing
Score:

72%
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Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Essentials - Exam Study Guide

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Additional Information & Resources
Exam Retake Policy
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Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)

 

Exam Topics

Overview of Oracle Grid Infrastructure and RAC

  • Describe the Oracle Clusterware architecture
  • Describe the Automatic Storage Management (ASM) architecture
  • Describe the Real Application Clusters (RAC) services and Sever Pools
  • Describe the tools used for Grid Infrastructure and RAC

Planning your cluster installation

  • Use the Cluster Verification Utility (CVU)
  • Review and backup an existing Oracle environment

Preparing the cluster servers

  • Check the hardware and software requirements
  • Perform platform-specific configuration tasks
  • Check the kernel parameters with the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI)

Preparing the administrator environment

  • Configure the operating system environment
  • Configure the operating system users and groups
  • Configure the secure shell (SSH)
  • Configure SSH user equivalency

Preparing the storage

  • Check storage hardware requirements
  • Describe the supported storage options
  • Implement a storage option
  • Explain the file requirements for Oracle Clusterware
  • Configure the Oracle Cluster Registry (OCR)
  • Manage the Oracle Local Registry (OLR)
  • Create ASM instances, ASM Disk Groups and ASM Files
  • Explain Multipathing
  • Describe ASMLIB

Preparing the installation directories

  • Set the Oracle Inventory directory
  • Set the Oracle Grid Infrastructure Home directory
  • Set the Oracle Base directory
  • Set the Oracle Home directory

Preparing the network

  • Identify the network requirements
  • Describe the IP address types
  • Explain the Single Client Access Name feature (SCAN)
  • Implement cluster interconnect best practices

Installing Oracle Clusterware 11g

  • Install Oracle Clusterware
  • Verify the installation

Installing the Oracle Database 11g software with RAC

  • Install the Oracle Database software
  • Configure ASM with the Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA)
  • Create a cluster database
  • Set the initializations parameters

Using the Server Control utility (SRVCTL)

  • Start or stop nodeapps, databases, instances, listeners and services
  • Add, move or delete instances and services
  • Manage configuration information with SRVCTL

Using the Oracle Clusterware Control utility (CRSCTL)

  • Enable or disable Oracle Clusterware daemons
  • Enable or disable debugging
  • Add, move or delete voting disks dynamically
  • Diagnose cluster issues

Using the Oracle Interface Configuration tool (OIFCFG)

  • Allocate or deallocate network interfaces and components
  • Retrieve component configuration information

Using the Oracle Cluster Registry Configuration utility (OCRCONFIG)

  • Add, replace, repair or remove an OCR
  • Manage backups and restore the OCR

Using the OCRCHECK and OCRDUMP utilities

  • Check the status of an OCR file with OCRCHECK
  • View OCR and OLR content with OCRDUMP

Using the Oracle ASM Configuration Assistant (ASMCA)

  • Manage ASM instances and disk groups with ASMCA
  • Manage Oracle ASM Dynamic Volume Manager volumes (ADVM)
  • Manage Oracle ASM Cluster File Systems (ACFS)

Using the ASM Command tool (ASMCMD)

  • Manage ASM instances and disk groups with ASMCMD
  • Manage file access control for disk groups
  • Manage files and directories within disk groups
  • Manage templates for disk groups and volumes

Using the Oracle Cluster Health Monitor (IPD/OS)

  • Check the Oracle Clusterware and RAC clusters for problems

 

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