Oracle Fail Safe


Oracle Fail Safe is a core feature included with every Oracle Database license for Windows Server. It is a high availability software, integrated with Microsoft Failover Cluster, that provides a fast, easy, and accurate way to configure and verify Windows clusters and to automatically fail over Oracle databases and applications.

In the event of a system failure, Oracle Fail Safe works with Microsoft Failover Cluster to restart Oracle databases and applications on a surviving cluster node. With Oracle Fail Safe, you can monitor and fail over:

  • Oracle databases (Standard and Enterprise Editions),
  • Oracle Management Agent,
  • And other Oracle applications.

Oracle Fail Safe also enables flexible fail back when nodes are returned to service; planned failover for rolling cluster upgrades and workload balancing; and scripting of high availability tasks through its command line interface.



Software Compatibility






Technical Information

 Unisys SafeGuard 30m and Oracle Fail Safe-DR Solution (335KB PDF file)
 Technical Introduction to Oracle Fail Safe (219KB PDF file)
 Cluster Aware ODBC and OCI Client Applications (106 KB PDF file)