Deploying Oracle RAC Database 12c on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 - Best Practices


IT organizations face challenges of optimizing Oracle database environments to keep up with the ever increasing workload demands and evolving security risks. 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 12c Release 1 (12.1)* with Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM). It is suited for system, storage, and database administrators deploying Oracle RAC Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. It is intended to provide a Red Hat | Oracle reference architecture that focuses on the following tasks:

  • Deploying Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c Release 1 (
  • Deploying Oracle RAC Database Software 12c Release 1 (
  • Deploying an Oracle RAC Database 12c Release 1 ( with shared SAN disks
  • Using Oracle ASM disks with udev rules
  • Securing the Oracle RAC Database 12c environment with SELinux
  • Oracle Database 12c - supported on version or higher on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7


Reference architecture