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Oracle® Database Appliance Getting Started Guide
Release 2.10 for Linux x86-64

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Preface

Oracle Database Appliance is an optimized, prebuilt and ready-to-use clustered database system that is easy to deploy, operate, and manage. By integrating hardware and software, Oracle Database Appliance eliminates the complexities of nonintegrated, manually assembled solutions. Oracle Database Appliance reduces deployment time from weeks or months to just a few hours, while preventing configuration and setup errors that often result in suboptimal, hard-to-manage database environments.

Audience

This guide is intended for anyone who configures, maintains, or uses Oracle Database Appliance. This includes system, storage, and network, and database administrators, as well as users of Oracle Database and, when deployed, software available in virtual machines. The book does not include information about Oracle Database architecture, tools, management, or application development that is covered in the main body of Oracle Documentation unless there are features specific to Oracle Database Appliance. Users of Oracle Database Appliance software are expected to have the same skills as users of any other Linux-based Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters installations.

Documentation Accessibility

For information about Oracle's commitment to accessibility, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program website at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=docacc.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=info or visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=trs if you are hearing impaired.

Related Documents

The following documents ship with Oracle Database Appliance:

  • Oracle Database Appliance Setup Poster

  • Oracle Database Appliance Accessing Product Documentation

  • Important Safety Information for Sun Hardware Systems

The following documents are published in the Oracle Database Appliance online documentation library:

The Oracle Database Appliance online documentation library is at the following location:

http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=dba21

For more information about using Oracle Database, see the following documents:

For more information about using Oracle VM, see the Oracle VM Release 3.2.1 Documentation Library at the following location:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E35328_01/index.html

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