Oracle8i Parallel Server Setup and Configuration Guide
Release 2 (8.1.6)

Part Number A76934-01





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Oracle8i Parallel Server Setup and Configuration Guide explains how to install, configure, and manage Oracle Parallel Server in an Oracle8i environment.

This preface includes the following topics:

Intended Audience

The information in this guide is intended primarily for network or database administrators (DBAs) responsible installation and configuration of Oracle Parallel Server.

The information in this guide is intended primarily for network administrators and database administrators responsible for the installation and configuration of Oracle Parallel Server"


This guide assumes you are familiar with:

How this Book is Organized

This guide is divided into five parts:

Part I: Introduction to Installing Oracle Parallel Server 

Chapter 1, "Introduction to the Installation and Configuration Process" 

Describes the main features and components of Oracle Parallel Server 

Part II: Installing and Configuring Oracle Parallel Server 

Chapter 2, "Pre-Installation" 

Describes the specific hardware and software, raw device, and pre-installation requirements for installing Oracle Parallel Server 

Chapter 3, "Installing and Creating an Oracle Parallel Server Database" 

Describes how to install the components needed for Oracle Parallel Server 

Chapter 4, "Additional Configuration Issues" 

Describes how to configure clients and the initialization files 

Chapter 5, "Configuring High-Availability Features" 

Describes how to configure Transparent Application Failover (TAF) and primary and secondary instances 

Part III: Installing and Using Oracle Parallel Server Management 

Chapter 6, "Installing and Configuring Oracle Parallel Server Management" 

Describes the tasks to install and configure Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Performance Manager for parallel server management 

Chapter 7, "Administering Oracle Parallel Server with Oracle Parallel Server Management" 

Describes Oracle Parallel Server initialization files and administration of Oracle Parallel Server with the Oracle Enterprise Manager Console 

Chapter 8, "Monitoring Performance with Oracle Performance Manager" 

Describes how to use Oracle Performance Manager to generate metric charts for Oracle Parallel Server databases 

Part IV: Adding Instances and Nodes 

Chapter 9, "Adding Instances and Nodes" 

Describes how to add nodes to an existing cluster, and how to migrate from an single-instance database to multiple instances 

Part V: Reference 

Appendix A, "Directory Structure" 

Describes the directory structure for Oracle Parallel Server 

Appendix B, "Oracle Parallel Server Management on UNIX Reference" 

Provides reference information for Oracle Parallel Server Management on UNIX 

Appendix C, "Troubleshooting" 

Describes how to troubleshoot common Oracle Parallel Server configuration issues 

Related Documents

For more information, see the following user guides:

Installation Guides
Operating System-Specific Administrative Guides
Oracle Parallel Server Documentation
Oracle Parallel Server Management

Generic Documentation


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