Reference architecture

Deploying Oracle RAC 11g R2 Database on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - Best Practices


This reference architecture provides a step-by-step deployment procedure with the latest best practices to install and configure an Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) Database 11g Release ( with Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM). It is suited for system, storage, and database administrators deploying Oracle RAC Database 11g Release 2 ( on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. It is intended to provide a Red Hat | Oracle reference architecture that focuses on the following tasks:

  • Deploying Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g R2 (
  • Deploying Oracle RAC Database 11g R2 ( with shared SAN disks
  • Using Oracle ASM disks with udev rules
  • Using Oracle ASM disks with Oracle ASMLib (RHEL 6.4 and above)
  • Enabling the Oracle RAC Database 11gR2 environment with SELinux