|Oracle® Database Reference
12c Release 1 (12.1)
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|Default value||This value is dynamic, and it depends on the number of CPUs. A computation factor of 80 is used for RDBMS instances and for Oracle ASM instances.|
|Range of values||6 to operating system dependent|
|Oracle RAC||Multiple instances can have different values.|
PROCESSES specifies the maximum number of operating system user processes that can simultaneously connect to Oracle. Its value should allow for all background processes such as locks, job queue processes, and parallel execution processes.
The default values of the
TRANSACTIONS parameters are derived from this parameter. Therefore, if you change the value of
PROCESSES, you should evaluate whether to adjust the values of those derived parameters.
Your operating system-specific Oracle documentation for the range of values
Oracle Database Concepts for an introduction to Oracle database instance processes