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Removing an inaccessible or destroyed node from Oracle RAC 11gR2

What do you do if you lose a node in a RAC as a result of destruction, theft, or other unrecoverable error? How do we clean up the existing cluster so the inaccessible node is removed permanently from Oracle Clusterware and Oracle RAC Databases?

I demonstrate the current process with 11gR2, which now has many new crsctl commands that can help with this administrative task.

Obviously when this type of thing does happen in production, I’m sure it’ll be impossible to remain calm and collected, but I hope this video helps to demonstrate just how easy it is to deal with this type of disaster.

Please enjoy!


  1. Shai Levi wrote:

    Hi Eric,

    First, very nice work on your new BLOG website.

    Second, I couldn’t ask more once I viewed your RAC installation viedos.
    They are exactly what is required to me at this point in work (I am a server solutions architect and team manager, less experience with RAC installations).

    Once request thought, you have mentioned in your video that you intend to publish a document which summarizes all the steps you demostrated. This would be very helpful as a reference for installing 11gR2 RAC. What are your intensions here?

    Keep up the good job and thanks again for your efforts.


    Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Permalink
  2. eric wrote:

    Yes, I will be documenting everything once I have a set of videos produced. I find documentation tends to inflate hits, but videos can really help to illustrate concepts and reduce the apprehension associated with just following a “how to” some other guy wrote.

    Plus there are a lot of how-tos on the net.

    That being said, I will be documenting after. Famous last words of every IT professional I think. =)

    Monday, October 12, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Permalink
  3. Maverick wrote:

    Hi Eric,

    Awesome work hope you could prepare also on Solaris unix x86 version all your tutorial it’s unix flavor , I’m hoping I could watch those video soon.

    Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 5:39 am | Permalink
  4. rommel wrote:

    Hi Master,

    You’re doing a very good job. Thanks for the hardwork and sharing your knowledge. I hope you can do more videos on Oracle…


    Monday, June 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Permalink
  5. dinesh.m.g wrote:

    i am problem while installing oracle11g r2 rac on windows server 2003,i request you to upload video regarding this.i request you to reply for this querry

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 5:46 am | Permalink
  6. parminder wrote:

    hi eric thats wonderfull great work , can u help me removing the resources of dead node from existing clusterware . gsd,ons,listener etc

    Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Permalink
  7. Paul wrote:

    Hi Eric,
    Great classes Today!

    Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

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