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OCA: Oracle 10g™ Administration I: Study Guide by Matthew Weishan, Joseph C. Johnson, Bob Bryla, Chip Dawes

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5.6. Summary

The Shared Server is a configuration of the Oracle Server that allows you to support a greater number of connections without the need for additional resources. It is important to understand the shared server option because it can stave off potentially unnecessary hardware upgrades when you face the problem of the number of processes that your server can manage.

In this configuration, user connections share processes called dispatchers. Dispatchers replace the dedicated server processes in a dedicated server environment. The Oracle Server is also configured with shared server processes that can process the requests of many clients.

The Oracle Server is configured with a single request queue in which dispatchers place the client requests ...

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