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Oracle® Database Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17110-04
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Property Description
Parameter type Integer
Default value 100
Modifiable No
Range of values 6 to operating system dependent
Basic Yes
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 SESSIONS and 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.

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