I have just created a 2 node RAC 11gR2 database, Traditionally for non RAC databases I would just use sqlplus to start / stop the instance

Q1. What is the recommended method for starting / stopping an instance in a RAC environment ? Do you use a cluster command to do this or is sqlplus still acceptable ?

Q2. If you use sqlplus plus to stop an instance on a node, I presume cluster services does NOT see that as a failure and therefore does not try to restart the instance ?

Q3. similiarly what is the best way to start / stop a listener on a particular node ?

any help appreciated


By Luakit_