Hi all

I am pretty new to Oracle so please bear with me if this question is rather lame.

I want to implement Oracle in an active/passive mode on two identical Sun servers sharing an external disk array that should contain the database files. Is this configuration possible, without any clustering software like sun cluster? Should the primary oracle fail, I want to manually start oracle on the second server. What steps would I need to do for such a configuration during installation + steps requried during failover.

Thank you and best regards