Rman Recovery of a Rac Database

Introduction:

As part of a QA  process I am restoring a Rac database.  Rman as a back-up recovery that  has been around some time now (I started working with it as from Oracle 8) will be used for it.  Even though I am aware of debates that this could be done much easier via the Gui I am still tempted to use command line ( scripting for it).  This is the general information about the  environment where this will happen today: The 2 Instance Rac Database is on Linux servers on two nodes. Backups are performed to tape directly using Rman. We are using Networker for that. The environment  i am working with is a 11.2.3.0 with ASM. As part of sharing information below are the steps I performed with some add-on comment.

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