Chapter 11. Provisioning and Automation

As we continue the journey toward complete and comprehensive virtualization and we traverse the four V’s, we move into the provisioning and automation arena. The vision and versatility are highlighted in this chapter and depicted in Figure 11-1. There can be little doubt that any improvement in the process of provisioning provides tremendous value to the Oracle database administrator (DBA). The role of the DBA is evolving exponentially. The DBA’s responsibilities have been extended over the years well beyond simple management of the relational database management system (RDBMS). The networking that intricately affects the complete applications systems became part of the DBA’s duties, and those same concerns ...

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