The whitepapers on this page help you to set up SAP systems to use Oracle Real Application Clusters (RACs). They describe all required changes to the Oracle database, Oracle network configuration, Oracle instance parameters, and so on.
Make sure that you also follow all additional steps listed in the SAP installation and upgrade guides for Oracle 10g Release 2 and check all RAC-related SAP notes, starting with SAP note 527843 (SMP login required), which shows release details for each operating system.
Update March 2011: This document explains all the necessary steps to configure an SAP system for Oracle 11g Release 2 Real Application Clusters.
This Oracle white paper describes the installation and configuration of SAP on Oracle RAC 11.2 using Oracle ASM and Oracle ACFS on the platform Microsoft Windows 2008 Release 2.
Update September 2011: This Oracle white paper describes how to use Oracle Clusterware 11 Release 2 to manage SAP critical resources for SAP kernel version 700 and later
SAP NetWeaver with Oracle 10g R2 RAC (UNIX & Linux) (PDF 3 MB)
This best practices guide from Oracle covers the configuration of an SAP NetWeaver System for an Oracle 10g R2 Real Application Cluster (RAC) on UNIX or Linux.
SAP NetWeaver with Oracle 10g R2 RAC (Windows 2003) (PDF 2 MB)
This best practices guide from Oracle covers the configuration of an SAP NetWeaver System for an Oracle 10g R2 Real Application Cluster (RAC) on Windows 2003.
Implementation of SAP Applications Using Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture Best Practices (PDF 3.7 MB)
This contains the suggested Oracle 10g Release 2 EE Database Real Application Cluster (RAC) server architecture and implementation of a SAP7.0 Landscape for a large commercial customer on a Dell Linux cluster. The cluster storage is configured using OCFS2 with Oracle Data Guard for disaster recovery and Oracle GRID Control to manage the total landscape.
SAP R/3 4.6D and 4.7 Enterprise with Oracle RAC 9i R2 (UNIX) (PDF 1 MB)
The main focus of this Oracle white paper is on upgrading your single instance Oracle database to Oracle9i Release 2 Real Application Clusters and configuring your SAP R/3 system. This document covers the changes in the database structures and configuration as well as the modifications in the environment of the SAP system itself.
SAP R/3 4.x with Oracle 9i R2 (Windows 2000 / Windows 2003) (PDF 1 MB)
This Best Practices guide from Oracle covers the configuration of a SAP R/3 4.6D or Enterprise 4.7 System for an Oracle 9i R2 Real Application Cluster (RAC) on Windows.
Providing High Availability for SAP Resources PDF (0.3 MB)
This whitepaper from Oracle details how to use Oracle Clusterware and SAP Replication Services to provide high availability for the SAP enqueue service. Oracle Clusterware is an integrated cluster management solution that enables linking multiple servers so that they function as a single system.
SAP Netweaver 2004s with Oracle 10g R2 RAC (Sun Cluster and QFS for SPARC and X86) (PDF 11 MB)
This is a summary of the installation and patch process of SAP Netweaver 7.0 (2004s) in an Oracle 10g R2 RAC environment, valid for Solaris SPARC and Solaris x86 Systems.
Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS2) User's Guide, Version 1.4 PDF (0.5 MB)
This user guide describes how to set up and use Release 2, Version 1.4 of the Oracle Cluster File System.
Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS2) User's Guide PDF (0.5 MB)
This user guide describes how to set up and use Release 2 of the Oracle Cluster File System.
SQL*Net Configuration for SAP taking RAC as an Example PDF (0.4 MB)
This guide to SQL*Net configuration covers all necessary environment settings, configuration files, database parameters, and service definitions required to operate SAP with Oracle RAC.