ASMCA – ASM Configuration Assistant

ASM and Clusterware now in the same home.

OCR and VOTE files can be placed in ASM

ASM File system – ACFS – asm cluster file system

SYSASM (OSASM group) now totally seperate from SYSDBA priv.

Cluster Time Synchronisation Service

OEM now able to add nodes to a cluster.

GRID Plug and Play to add / remove nodes easilly.

OUI (runcluvfy) can now generate fixup scripts

Oracle Clusterware Out-of-place Upgrade. Install / upgrade clusterware in a seperate home to reduce downtime.

OEM – better manageability.

SRVCTL – new commands to shut down all oracle software running from an oracle home.