109: High Availability on the Cheap: Using Clusterware to Protect Your Single-Instance Databases
Todd Sheetz , American Transmission Company    Biography

Objectives: Clusterware can be used on its own to protect databases and can be used as a stepping stone to RAC
Overview of setting up a clustered environment using Oracle Clusterware and OCFS
Steps needed for monitoring and backup/recovery of a Clsuterware environment
Abstract: Do you need high availability, but you canít talk management into paying for RAC? Are you concerned with database uptime, but youíre not sure you need full 24/7 availability? Are your databases growing, but you canít replace your servers fast enough to keep up with the growth? Learn how Oracleís Clusterware can give you near 24/7 uptime along with scalability, without the cost of RAC. Clusterware is the basis for RAC, but most people donít realize that it can stand on its own and can be used as a stepping stone to RAC Ė get the infrastructure stable and you are only a short step away from RAC. Hear about the challenges and successes of taking on a Clusterware implementation. You will also learn about our Red Hat Linux, OCFSv2, and Clusterware setups for our Oracle 10g database clusters. Learn what you can do with Clusterware with minimal financial outlay.

Audiernce Focus: Architects
Expertise: Intermediate
Track: Architecture
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Time: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM