Preface

This guide provides platform-specific information about administering and configuring Oracle Database 11g release 1 (11.1) on the following platforms:

This guide supplements the Oracle Database Administrator's Guide.

Audience

This guide is intended for anyone responsible for administering and configuring Oracle Database 11g release 1 (11.1). If you are configuring Oracle RAC, then refer to Oracle Real Application Clusters Administration and Deployment Guide.

Documentation Accessibility

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Related Documentation

Refer to the appropriate section for a listing of Oracle Database 11g documentation specific to the platform:

AIX 5L Based Systems (64-Bit) Documentation

HP-UX Documentation

Linux Documentation

Solaris Operating System Documentation

For important information that was not available when this book was released, refer to the release notes for the platform. The release notes for Oracle Database are updated regularly. You can get the most recent version from Oracle Technology Network at

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html

Conventions

The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention Meaning
boldface Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.
italic Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.
monospace Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.

Command Syntax

UNIX command syntax appears in monospace font. The dollar character ($), number sign (#), or percent character (%) are UNIX command prompts. Do not enter them as part of the command. The following command syntax conventions are used in this guide:

Convention Description
backslash \ A backslash is the UNIX command continuation character. It is used in command examples that are too long to fit on a single line. Enter the command as displayed (with a backslash) or enter it on a single line without a backslash:
dd if=/dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s6 of=/dev/rst0 bs=10b \ 
count=10000
braces { } Braces indicate required items:
.DEFINE {macro1}
brackets [ ] Brackets indicate optional items:
cvtcrt termname [outfile]
ellipses ... Ellipses indicate an arbitrary number of similar items:
CHKVAL fieldname value1 value2 ... valueN
italics Italic type indicates a variable. Substitute a value for the variable:
library_name
vertical line | A vertical line indicates a choice within braces or brackets:
FILE filesize [K|M]

Terminology

The names of some UNIX operating systems have been shortened in this guide. These are:

Operating System Abbreviated Name
AIX 5L Based Systems (64-Bit) AIX

HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
HP-UX Itanium
HP-UX

Note: Where the information for HP-UX is different on a particular architecture, this is noted in the text.


Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Linux

Note: Where the information for Linux is different on a particular architecture, this is noted in the text.


Oracle Solaris on SPARC 64-bit
Solaris

Note: Where the information for Solaris is different on a particular architecture, this is noted in the text.


Accessing Documentation

The documentation for this release includes platform-specific documentation and generic product documentation.

Platform-Specific Documentation

Platform-specific documentation includes information about installing and using Oracle products on particular platforms. The platform-specific documentation for this product is available in both Adobe portable document format (PDF) and HTML format on the product installation media. To access the platform-specific documentation on installation media:

  1. Use a Web browser to open the welcome.htm file in the top-level directory of the installation media.

  2. For DVDs only, select the appropriate product link.

  3. Select the Documentation tab.

If you prefer paper documentation, then open and print the PDF files.

Product Documentation

Product documentation includes information about configuring, using, or administering Oracle products on any platform. The product documentation for Oracle Database 11g products is available in both HTML and PDF formats in the Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (11.1) Online Documentation Library. This library is on the Oracle Technology Network Web site at

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html

Third Party Software Notices

This program contains third party software from HP. The Oracle program license that accompanied this product determines your right to use the Oracle program, including the HP software. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Oracle program license, the HP software is provided "AS IS" and without intellectual property indemnities, warranties, or support of any kind from Oracle or HP.

This program also contains third party software from International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). The Oracle program license that accompanied this product determines your right to use the Oracle program, including the IBM software.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Oracle program license, the IBM software is provided "AS IS" and without intellectual property indemnities, warranties, or support of any kind from Oracle or IBM.