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Expert Consolidation in Oracle Database 12c

Book Description

Expert Consolidation in Oracle Database 12c is your key to reducing data management costs and increasing data center efficiency. Consolidation and cloud computing are converging trends sweeping the industry. The same technologies enabling cloud computing enable consolidation as well, leading to savings on all fronts from the amount of power used for servers to the amount of floor space consumed to the number of administrators needed to manage an installation. Yet the consolidation process can be a long and winding road. Success requires planning, and consideration to the impacts on supporting infrastructure.

Expert Consolidation in Oracle Database 12c guides you through planning and implementing a consolidated Oracle Database installation using the many new features built into the latest release of Oracle's database management system. You'll learn to identify candidates for consolidation and to recognize instances that are best left stand-alone. The book guides in working with clustered systems and ASM storage in the consolidated environment. Focus is given to Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control as a monitoring and management dashboard. Always the goal is to drive towards a cost-effective environment that is efficient both in technology and people.

  • Focuses on the new consolidation features in Oracle Database 12c

  • Helps you evaluate and correctly decide when to consolidate

  • Leads to cost savings and improved data center efficiency

What you'll learn

  • Master the new consolidation and cloud features in Oracle Database 12c

  • Correctly decide when to consolidate and when to remain standalone

  • Reduce cost by reducing demand for rack space, power, and floor space

  • Streamline administration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control

  • Ensure the correct supporting infrastructure for a rock-solid environment

  • Safeguard your new consolidate infrastructure from disaster and data loss

Who this book is for

Expert Consolidation in Oracle Database 12c is aimed at database administrators involved in consolidation efforts, or who are interested in exploring Oracle Database 12c's strong support for consolidation and cloud computing.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Contents at a Glance
  3. Contents
  4. About the Author
  5. About the Technical Reviewer
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. CHAPTER 1: Consolidation as an industry trend
    1. Consolidation
    2. Virtualization
    3. Cloud computing
    4. Automation
    5. The importance of standards for support
    6. Changes in the hardware world
    7. The Linux operating (eco-) system
    8. Summary
  9. CHAPTER 2: Oracle 12c New Features
    1. Changes for Developers
    2. Changes Relevant to Database Availability
    3. Data and Information Lifecycle Management
    4. Infrastructure Changes
    5. Summary
  10. CHAPTER 3: Supporting Hardware
    1. Enabling Hardware
    2. Consolidation Features in Linux
    3. Benchmarks
    4. Summary
  11. CHAPTER 4: Supporting Software
    1. Enabling Software Solutions
    2. Virtualization Examples
    3. High Availability Example
    4. Oracle Clusterware HA Framework
    5. Summary
  12. CHAPTER 5: Installing Oracle Linux
    1. Installing Oracle Linux 6
    2. Manual Installation
    3. Automated installation
    4. Preparing for the Oracle Database installation
    5. Configuring storage
    6. Summary
  13. CHAPTER 6: Installing the Oracle Database
    1. Preparing for the installation
    2. Installing Oracle Restart
    3. Installing the Oracle database
    4. Summary
  14. CHAPTER 7: Pluggable Databases
    1. The consolidated hosting platform before Oracle 12.1
    2. Implementation details for Pluggable Databases
    3. Creating a Container Database
    4. Managing Pluggable Databases
    5. Users and roles in the context of a PDB
    6. Playing nicely with others
    7. Summary
  15. CHAPTER 8: Monitoring the Hosting Platform
    1. Oracle Enterprise Manager
    2. Installing Cloud Control
    3. Managing Database Targets
    4. Summary
  16. CHAPTER 9: Learning About Data Guard
    1. An introduction to Oracle Data Guard
    2. Standby databases: A historical perspective
    3. Types of standby databases
    4. The Active Data Guard Option
    5. Data protection modes
    6. Role transitions
    7. An in-depth view on Data Guard terminology
    8. New Data Guard features in 12.1
    9. Managing and administering Data Guard
    10. Summary
  17. CHAPTER 10: Implementing Data Guard
    1. Naming considerations
    2. Implementing Data Guard on a file system
    3. Configuring Data Guard with Oracle Managed Files
    4. Creating a Data Guard Broker configuration
    5. Completely removing the Broker configuration
    6. Performing a graceful switchover operation
    7. Performing a failover operation
    8. Creating a lights-out configuration using the Broker
    9. Maintaining archived logs
    10. Data Guard specifics for Pluggable Databases
    11. Summary
  18. CHAPTER 11: Backup and Recovery
    1. An introduction to Backups
    2. Noteworthy new RMAN features in Oracle 12.1
    3. Taking RMAN backups
    4. Restore and Recovery
    5. The need for testing
    6. Introduction to Querying RMAN metadata
    7. Refreshing an environment
    8. Summary
  19. CHAPTER 12: Upgrading to Oracle 12c
    1. The upgrade path to Oracle database 12c
    2. Before you upgrade production
    3. Upgrading Oracle Restart on the same server
    4. Upgrading the database
    5. Consolidating migrated databases
    6. Moving the database into ASM
    7. Being able to downgrade
    8. Summary
  20. Index