Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The idea behind this contest is to get Oracle Partner consultants up to speed with new products and strategies on the technology level. Seven evenings packed with information on the following topics:
- Oracle Technology Overview
- Layering your Enterprise Security
- Database 11g r2 New Features
- Enterprise 2.0 and moreLarge Databases, Partitioning, Exadata, OWB-ODI, Golden GateOracle
- Enterprise Manager from OS to Application
- Application Grid 11g with WLS, Coherence, Tuxedo, JRockit, RealTime, ...
These were no easy exams, I can tell you. 20 questions in half an hour. Half of the questions were taken directly from the session content, the other half from other documentation and information on the web. Scoring is quite particular: every correct answer is a point, every wrong answer is a negative... So in theory, a negative score can be achieved... Hence, study was necessary.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
It is technically possible to store your database files on ACFS, no question about that. I already deployed a number of test databases on ACFS. However, the Oracle 11g Release 2 Storage Administrator's Guide, Chapter 5 states:
Oracle ASM is the preferred storage manager for all database files. It has been specifically designed and optimized to provide the best performance for database file types.
Oracle ACFS is the preferred file manager for non-database files. It is optimized for general purpose files.
Oracle ACFS does not support any file that can be directly stored in Oracle ASM.
Not supported means Oracle Support Services will not take calls and development will not fix bugs associated with storing unsupported file types in Oracle ACFS.
Here is the list of file types that are NOT supported to be stored on ACFS:
|Redo log files|
|Archive log files|
|Data file backup pieces|
|Data file incremental backup pieces|
|Archive log backup piece|
|Data file copy|
|Persistent initialization parameter file (SPFILE)|
|Change tracking file|
|Data Pump dumpset|
|Automatically generated control file backup|
|Cross-platform transportable data files|
|Oracle ASM Persistent initialization parameter file (SPFILE)|
|Oracle Cluster Registry file|
Be aware of this when you are designing your Grid Infrastructure!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The agenda has been published and will contain the following interesting sessions:
Welcome and Introduction
Support Roundup - Phil Davies, Oracle
Recovery of very Large Database in shortest time possible - Arnoud Roth, Inter Access
ASM Split Brain - Problem Description - Pavel Rabel, DSP Managed Services
Application Consolidation Experiences on a 3-node RAC Cluster - Martin Bach, Markit Group Ltd.
Using RAC and Grid for Database Consolidation - Panel Discussion
Rolling Database Upgrade, a Real World Experience - Thomas Ramanauskas, ekc
Oracle RAC on Cisco UCS hardware, boxes to blades by brunch - Dev Nayak, DSP Managed Services and Carl Bradshaw, Cisco
Stretched RAC Cluster with 11gR2, David Burnham, Ioko365
Looks to be a promising day!
I am really looking forward being there.