Practical Oracle Database Appliance

Book description

Practical Oracle Database Appliance is a hands-on book taking you through the components and implementation of the Oracle Database Appliance. Learn about architecture, installation, configuration, and reconfiguration. Install and configure the Oracle Database Appliance with confidence. Make the right choices between the various configurations in order to realize your performance requirements. Manage and monitor the appliance to meet business requirements. Protect your data through proper backup and recovery procedures.

Oracle Database is one of the most relied-up databases in industry. For many years Oracle Database was a software product that had to be installed and configured at no small expense. The Oracle Database Appliance makes Oracle Database into a plug-and-play proposition: Plug the appliance into the wall socket, and turn it on. That's it. You have a running database server. This book takes you through that beginning point and beyond, helping you to realize in your own organization the ease of deployment and management represented by the appliance.

  • Covers the Oracle Database Appliance from architecture through configuration.

  • Provides a technical resource for system- and database administrators.

  • Examines practical use cases for the Oracle Database Appliance.

  • What you'll learn

  • Assemble the Oracle Database Appliance.

  • Understand the architecture and its implications for deployment.

  • Configure network access and protect against intrusion.

  • Monitor and troubleshoot the appliance.

  • Identify and choose options for good performance.

  • Diagnose problems and install patch sets when needed.

  • Who this book is for

    Practical Oracle Database Appliance is for the Oracle database administrator or system administrator who currently manages, or will be implementing, the Oracle Database Appliance within a small- to medium-size business, or who is using the virtualization feature set to deploy numerous appliances within a large enterprise having many branch locations.

    Table of contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Contents at a Glance
    3. Contents
    4. Foreword
    5. About the Authors
    6. About the Technical Reviewer
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Introduction
    9. CHAPTER 1: Oracle Database Appliance
      1. Why an Appliance?
      2. The Appliance Hardware
      3. Summary
    10. CHAPTER 2: Integrated Lights Out Management
      1. Introduction to ILOM
      2. ILOM Features
      3. Oracle Database Appliance and the ILOM
      4. Summary
    11. CHAPTER 3: Installation
      1. Network and Power Connections
      2. Oracle Database Appliance Initial Deployment
      3. Database Installation
      4. Summary
    12. CHAPTER 4: Database Configuration
      1. The oakcli Command
      2. Database Configuration Types
      3. Database Deletion
      4. Database Configuration Assistant
      5. Automatic Storage Management (ASM)
      6. Summary
    13. CHAPTER 5: Networking
      1. ODA Models
      2. ODA Network Deployment Process
      3. Post Deployment Options for Making Network Changes
      4. Virtualization Considerations
      5. Summary
    14. CHAPTER 6: Monitoring the Oracle Database Appliance
      1. Configuring Database Control
      2. Controlling Database Control
      3. Reconfiguring the Database Console
      4. Deconfiguring Database Control
      5. Supporting Oracle Enterprise Manager
      6. Summary
    15. CHAPTER 7: Diagnosing the Oracle Database Appliance
      1. Proactive Diagnostics
      2. Reactive Checks
      3. Summary
    16. CHAPTER 8: Patching the Oracle Database Appliance
      1. Introduction to Patching
      2. Patching Flow
      3. Timing
      4. ODA Patching Options
      5. Preparation
      6. Patch Execution
      7. Database Upgrade
      8. Summary
    17. CHAPTER 9: Business Values for the ODA
      1. Business Challenges
      2. Enter the ODA
      3. Fast, Simple Database Infrastructure Deployments
      4. RAC Without Tears
      5. High Availability Without Tears
      6. Costs and Value Proposition
      7. Oracle Hardware
      8. Security and Compliance
      9. Virtualization
      10. ODA Technical Solutions
      11. ODA Performance
      12. Summary
    18. CHAPTER 10: Virtualization and the ODA
      1. Summary
    19. CHAPTER 11: e-Business Suite and the ODA
      1. Is ODA a Good Fit?
      2. e-Business Suite System Architecture on ODA
      3. Configuring the ODA for e-Business Suite
      4. Installing the e-Business Suite
      5. Finalizing the Configuration
      6. Post-Installation Tasks
      7. Summary
    20. CHAPTER 12: Oracle Enterprise Manager and the ODA
      1. Architecture Overview
      2. Agent Installation
      3. Summary
    21. Index

    Product information

    • Title: Practical Oracle Database Appliance
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: January 2014
    • Publisher(s): Apress
    • ISBN: 9781430262657