This guide provides information about configuring IRIS FailSafe 2.0 systems with the IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Oracle database option. This option enables Oracle database resources to be failed over from one node to another if a component fails. This guide is intended as a supplement to the information about configuring IRIS FailSafe included in the IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Administrator's Guide .
This guide was prepared in conjunction with the initial release of the IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Oracle option and the 1.1 Release of the IRIS FailSafe software product. It describes IRIS FailSafe Oracle software for Oracle 7.3 and Oracle 8.0.3.
This guide is written for system administrators who are responsible for configuring and administering an IRIS FailSafe system with the optional IRIS FailSafe Oracle software. These system administrators must be able to customize several shell scripts and must be familiar with Oracle configuration and Oracle startup and shutdown procedures.
This guide contains the following chapters:
Chapter 1, “IRIS FailSafe Oracle Overview,” describes the IRIS FailSafe components that are included in the IRIS FailSafe Oracle option. It also provides an overview of the steps required to add Oracle databases as highly available services to an IRIS FailSafe cluster.
Chapter 2, “Configuring IRIS FailSafe for Oracle,” explains the procedures for adding Oracle databases as highly available services.
For Oracle installation information, see the Oracle817 for MIPS ABI Systems Installation and Configuration Guide.
Besides this guide, other documentation for the IRIS FailSafe system includes
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Administrator's Guide
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Programmer's Guide
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 INFORMIX Administrator's Guide
IRIS Failsafe 2.0 Netscape Server Administrator's Guide
IRIS Failsafe 2.0 NFS Administrator's Guide
The IRIS FailSafe reference pages are as follows:
ha_http_ping2(1M) (IRIS FailSafe Web option)
ha_ifmx2(1M) (IRIS FailSafe INFORMIX option)
Release notes are included with each IRIS FailSafe product. The names of the release notes are as follows:
Table 1. IRIS FailSafe Release Notes
IRIS FailSafe 2.0
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 NFS
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Netscape
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 INFORMIX
IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Oracle
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