How to Install Oracle 12c RAC: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Jun 27, 2013

Okay, back to school folks, back to school :). As with any new product, our long learning journey starts with an installation on a sandbox environment. To get you up to speed with Oracle 12c RAC and let you focus on important stuff (e.g. features research), I have put together detailed step-by-step installation instructions.

Oracle 12c Grid Infrastructure

You can find it here => Oracle 12c RAC On your laptop Step by Step Implementation Guide 1.0

You will need a laptop or a computer with 8GB RAM and 50GB HDD. The instructions are written based on Windows 64 bit and Oracle Virtual Box.

I know for a fact that several Oracle 12c RAC installation guides from other great community contributors are on the way. Several friends of mine are working on 12c RAC posts at the moment. I would like to mention just a few of them and how their guides will be different from mine (based on my expectations):

  1. Tim Hall aka Oracle Base may be working on a 12c RAC guide for Mac OS. If you are a Mac OS user, I would advise you to check his web site. If it isn’t there yet, then I am sure it will come in the nearest time. I would like to mention that I have used Tim’s 11g RAC implementation guide in my work a lot and adopted it to Windows and Oracle 12c version.
  2. Seth Miller is busy putting things together for the famous RAC Attack. This is going to be a very good study guide. Based on previous versions, it is going to be focused on teaching you how to implement, patch, operate, customize, etc. cluster environments. I strongly suggest that you check his web site and start using the RAC Attack guide as soon as it is available.

All right, folks. Enough talking/writing/reading. Back to school! I hope my guide will help you go through the installation task quickly and enjoy a great learning experience.

Right before you go, let me ask you to get back to this blog post and share your experience as soon as you complete the installation. I am always looking for your feedback :) Please take 2 minutes to complete this 3-question survey.


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