Set up Oracle RAC

This section provides information on how to manually transfer data to the Oracle RAC database you have installed and set up. Follow these steps to transfer WebSphere Portal, and Java Content Repository databases to Oracle. As an alternative to the manual database transfer procedure described here, you can use the configuration wizard to complete the database transfer task.

Before you begin:

Ensure that the following prerequisites are met:


Installing Oracle RAC

Create users

Creating databases

Modifying database properties

Set up databases

Steps for transferring data to another supported database

  1. Open a command prompt and change to the directory profile_root/ConfigEngine.

  2. Enter the following commands to validate configuration properties.

    ./ validate-database-driver -DTransferDomainList=release,customization,community,jcr,feedback,likeminds -DWasPassword=password

    ./ validate-database-connection -DTransferDomainList=release,customization,community,jcr,feedback,likeminds -DWasPassword=password

  3. From the same command prompt as the previous steps, change to the directory profile_root/bin.

  4. Stop both WAS and the WebSphere Portal server:

    Option Description
    WAS ./ server1-username admin_userid -password admin_password
    WebSphere Portal ./ WebSphere_Portal -username admin_userid -password admin_password

  5. Transfer the database:

    1. cd profile_root/ConfigEngine.

    2. Enter the following command:

      ./ database-transfer -DTransferDomainList=release,customization,community,jcr, feedback,likeminds

    3. After running this task, a message is added to the log files to verify that this task was successful. Check the log files. If the configuration fails, verify the values in the,, and files and then repeat this step.

  6. After transferring the database tables, run the dbms_stats.gather_schema_stats command to avoid slow database response. Example:

    SQL> execute dbms_stats.gather_schema_stats(ownname=> 'jcr', cascade=> TRUE);

  7. Specify the JDBC URL to connect to the cluster:

    1. Login to the WAS Administrator Console

    2. Navigate to Resources > JDBC Providers

    3. If there is a value in the Node field, remove it and click Apply.

    4. For each Oracle JDBC provider, repeat the following steps:

      1. Click the provider name.

      2. Select Data Sources.

      3. Click the name of the data source.

      4. Under the Oracle data source properties, modify the URL attribute according to Oracle RAC configuration: jdbc:oracle:thin:@(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS_LIST=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=PRIMARY_NODE_HOSTNAME)(PORT=1521))(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=SECONDARY_NODE_HOSTNAME)(PORT=1521)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVICE_NAME=DATABASE_SERVICENAME)))

      5. Save changes

  8. Change to the directory profile_root/bin.

  9. Enter the following command to start the WebSphere Portal server: ./ WebSphere_Portal

If you have performed database transfer in a clustered environment, explicitly copy the profile_root/PortalServer/jcr/lib/com/ibm/icm/ file from the primary node on which the database-transfer task was processed to all secondary nodes. This ensures that the secondary nodes have the new JCR database values specified in the file.

  1. Stop the portal server on the secondary node.

  2. Copy the profile_root/PortalServer/jcr/lib/com/ibm/icm/ file from the primary node and replace the file on the secondary node with the new file from the primary node.

  3. Start the portal server on the secondary node.

Parent topic:

Set up a remote Oracle RAC database on AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris for a stand-alone production server

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