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NAME

       ocf_heartbeat_oracle - Manages an Oracle Database instance

SYNOPSIS

       oracle [start | stop | status | monitor | meta-data | validate-all]

DESCRIPTION

       Resource script for oracle. Manages an Oracle Database instance as an HA resource.

SUPPORTED PARAMETERS

       sid
           The Oracle SID (aka ORACLE_SID).

           (unique, required, string, no default)

       home
           The Oracle home directory (aka ORACLE_HOME). If not specified, then the SID along with
           its home should be listed in /etc/oratab.

           (optional, string, no default)

       user
           The Oracle owner (aka ORACLE_OWNER). If not specified, then it is set to the owner of
           file $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/*${ORACLE_SID}.ora. If this does not work for you, just set it
           explicitely.

           (optional, string, no default)

       monuser
           Monitoring user name. Every connection as sysdba is logged in an audit log. This can
           result in a large number of new files created. A new user is created (if it doesn't
           exist) in the start action and subsequently used in monitor. It should have very
           limited rights. Make sure that the password for this user does not expire.

           (optional, string, default "OCFMON")

       monpassword
           Password for the monitoring user. Make sure that the password for this user does not
           expire.

           (optional, string, default "OCFMON")

       monprofile
           Profile used by the monitoring user. If the profile does not exist, it will be created
           with a non-expiring password.

           (optional, string, default "OCFMONPROFILE")

       ipcrm
           Sometimes IPC objects (shared memory segments and semaphores) belonging to an Oracle
           instance might be left behind which prevents the instance from starting. It is not
           easy to figure out which shared segments belong to which instance, in particular when
           more instances are running as same user.

           What we use here is the "oradebug" feature and its "ipc" trace utility. It is not
           optimal to parse the debugging information, but I am not aware of any other way to
           find out about the IPC information. In case the format or wording of the trace report
           changes, parsing might fail. There are some precautions, however, to prevent stepping
           on other peoples toes. There is also a dumpinstipc option which will make us print the
           IPC objects which belong to the instance. Use it to see if we parse the trace file
           correctly.

           Three settings are possible:

           - none: don't mess with IPC and hope for the best (beware: you'll probably be out of
           luck, sooner or later)

           - instance: try to figure out the IPC stuff which belongs to the instance and remove
           only those (default; should be safe)

           - orauser: remove all IPC belonging to the user which runs the instance (don't use
           this if you run more than one instance as same user or if other apps running as this
           user use IPC)

           The default setting "instance" should be safe to use, but in that case we cannot
           guarantee that the instance will start. In case IPC objects were already left around,
           because, for instance, someone mercilessly killing Oracle processes, there is no way
           any more to find out which IPC objects should be removed. In that case, human
           intervention is necessary, and probably _all_ instances running as same user will have
           to be stopped. The third setting, "orauser", guarantees IPC objects removal, but it
           does that based only on IPC objects ownership, so you should use that only if every
           instance runs as separate user.

           Please report any problems. Suggestions/fixes welcome.

           (optional, string, default "instance")

       clear_backupmode
           The clear of the backup mode of ORACLE.

           (optional, boolean, default false)

       shutdown_method
           How to stop Oracle is a matter of taste it seems. The default method
           ("checkpoint/abort") is:

           alter system checkpoint; shutdown abort;

           This should be the fastest safe way bring the instance down. If you find "shutdown
           abort" distasteful, set this attribute to "immediate" in which case we will

           shutdown immediate;

           If you still think that there's even better way to shutdown an Oracle instance we are
           willing to listen.

           (optional, string, default "checkpoint/abort")

SUPPORTED ACTIONS

       This resource agent supports the following actions (operations):

       start
           Starts the resource. Suggested minimum timeout: 120.

       stop
           Stops the resource. Suggested minimum timeout: 120.

       status
           Performs a status check. Suggested minimum timeout: 5.

       monitor
           Performs a detailed status check. Suggested minimum timeout: 30. Suggested interval:
           120.

       validate-all
           Performs a validation of the resource configuration. Suggested minimum timeout: 5.

       methods
           Suggested minimum timeout: 5.

       meta-data
           Retrieves resource agent metadata (internal use only). Suggested minimum timeout: 5.

EXAMPLE CRM SHELL

       The following is an example configuration for a oracle resource using the crm(8) shell:

           primitive p_oracle ocf:heartbeat:oracle \
             params \
               sid=string \
             op monitor depth="0" timeout="30" interval="120"

EXAMPLE PCS

       The following is an example configuration for a oracle resource using pcs(8)

           pcs resource create p_oracle ocf:heartbeat:oracle \
             sid=string \
             op monitor depth="0" timeout="30" interval="120"

SEE ALSO

       http://www.linux-ha.org/wiki/oracle_(resource_agent)

AUTHOR

       Linux-HA contributors (see the resource agent source for information about individual
       authors)