The article has been published in the dbametrix site about virtual ip address in Oracle RAC.
This article explains the characteristics of vip in Oracle RAC. It also describes advantage and disadvantages of virtual IP configuration in Oracle RAC (It it new feature of Oracle 10g RAC).
“For failover configuration, we should need to configure our physical ip of host name in listener configuration. The listener process is accepting new connection requests and handover the user processes to the server process or dispatcher process in Oracle.
Means using listener new connection is being established by Oracle. Once connection gets established there is no need of listener process.”
For more detail kindly check the article about Virtual IP in Oracle RAC
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Dbametrix Remote DBA team