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Oracle8i Server Installation and Database Administration Guide
Release 3 (8.1.7) for Fujitsu Siemens Computers BS2000/OSD

Part Number A95466-01
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Release Notes

This chapter describes features of Oracle8i Release 3 Server for Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD. The following topics are covered in this chapter:

Oracle8i Release 3 Server Product Set

Oracle8i on BS2000/OSD is delivered in two editions:

Depending on your type of hardware you have to choose among these two editions.

This documentation is gathering all RISC mode related informations in the chapter about "Oracle Server on SR2000".

All other chapters do not refer to this distinction or are (in very small parts) /390 related.

This section provides a complete list of the products delivered with your Oracle Server release 8.1.7 for Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD distribution kit. You will receive a list which includes those products that you have purchased and currently have under a technical support agreement. For a complete listing of the programs and system files contained in this distribution, refer to the ARCHIVE listing generated when you read in the distribution tape.


Note:

For details of last minute distribution changes, refer to the file README.DOC.


Tape Description

The Oracle Server product set is available on magnetic tape cartridge.

The tape cartridge description is as follows:

Item Description

Number of tapes:

1

Volume type:

TAPE-C4

Format:

ARCHIVE

Volume serial numbers:

ORACL1


Note:

For this release of Oracle8i, the tape format has changed from TAPE-C1 to TAPE-C4.


Tape Contents
Product Release Status

Oracle8i Release 3 Server

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Advanced Replication Option

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Oracle CORE

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Distributed Database Option

8.1.7.0.10

Production

NLSRTL

3.4.1.0.10

Production

Oracle XA Library

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Parallel Query Option

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Partitioning

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Advanced Queuing

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Oracle Server Manager (Line Mode)

3.1.7.0.10

Production

PL/SQL

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Pro*C

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Pro*C UTM

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Pro*COBOL

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Pro*COBOL UTM

8.1.7.0.10

Production

OTT

8.1.7.0.10

Production

JVM

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Spatial Data

8.1.7.0.10

Production

SQL*Plus

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Net8

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Oracle TCP/IP Protocol Adapter

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Oracle IPC Protocol Adapter

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Oracle OSI4 Protocol Adapter

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Oracle MTT Protocol Adapter

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Oracle Names

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Oracle Connection Manager

8.1.7.0.10

Production

interMedia Text

8.1.7.0.10

Production

RMAN

8.1.7.0.10

Production

Hardware Requirements

This section describes the hardware requirements which must be satisfied before you install Oracle8i Release 3.

CPU

Any CPU supported by BS2000/OSD V3.0, V4.0 or V5.0, with the XS31 HSI. Main memory must be at least 128 MB.

Terminal

9750-compatible.

Tape Drive or Magnetic Tape Cartridge Unit

For installation, a TAPE-C4 magnetic tape cartridge device or 3490-compatible cartridge unit is required.


Note: For this release of Oracle8i, the tape format has changed from TAPE-C1 to TAPE-C4.:

Disk Space

Total static Oracle Server non-database requirements are approximately 220 000 PAM pages. Dynamic requirements (for example, SQL files, host language programs, output spool files) depend on Oracle Server usage.

Database Space

Minimum database (DB) size is 25 000 PAM pages, and the minimum log file size is 5000 PAM pages. These values may be changed as part of the installation process.

Software Requirements

This section describes the software requirements for running the Oracle Server.

Operating System

BS2000/OSD Version V3.0, V4.0 or V5.0.

Communication System

openNet Server V2 including BCAM V16 and SOCKETS V2.

Language Compilers and Runtime Environment for Oracle Applications

Though not required to run the Oracle Server, if high-level languages (such as C or COBOL) are used to interface to the Oracle Server, the following versions are supported:

UTM Software

You need UTM version 4.0, 5.0 or V5.1.

Other Software

The following products are used during the installation and execution of the Oracle Server:

Address Space Limit

A user's address space should not be less than 128 MB.

New Features

This section describes:

Changes since release 8.1.5

Oracle 8.1.7 on BS2000 supports following features:

Restrictions

Known Problems, Restrictions and Workarounds

This section provides information about known problems and restrictions for which workarounds are suggested. It also contains suggestions for certain common usage problems. In addition to this section, you should also refer to the appendix "Problem Solving". If you encounter a problem which is not reported here, please contact your Oracle Customer Support Representative for further assistance.


Note:

Check the file README.DOC for additional information on restrictions and workarounds and last minute changes to the documentation.


General Notes

The German characters ä, ö, ü and ß, cannot be used in the names of tables, columns, fields, synonyms, and so on. This is because these characters are converted into bracket symbols (for example, { ). The characters can, however, be stored as data.

Oracle Server

Archiving to Tape

SQL*Loader

If you want to use the command line option "file", you must specify the filename fully, stating catalogid and userid, for example:

		file=:ORA:$ORACL817.DBXY.DBS.DATABASE1.DBF

The Import and Export Utilities

National Language Support

Server Manager

DB-Verify

Oracle Call Interface

The following features are currently not supported:

SQL*Plus

Net8

The following remarks relate to Net8:

Net8 TCP/IP

The following remarks relate to Net8 TCP/IP:

Net8 MTT

Single-Task Mode - Two-Task Mode

Oracle is diminishing the support of single-task mode.

At present the following restrictions are known:

Even if you don't use these features we recommend to plan for a transition from single-task to two-task mode as more restrictions are likely in the future.

In order to let an application run in two-task mode without having to care about listener and Net8 configuration files, bequeath adapter usage is much more facilitated than it was in previous versions. For more information refer to ch.2 Server Implementation, ch.5 Starting a Database Instance from a Remote Machine and ch.9 about Bequeath adapter.

POSIX and UFS

As a consequence of Java in the Database Oracle8i on BS2000/OSD does use a few POSIX interfaces. For a non-Java user this fact should not be visible, except that you can get the following error message:

CCM0090: ALL UFS TERMINAL DEVICES ARE IN USE OR PERMISSION DENIED

Then you should ask your BS2000 administrator to increase the number of UFS devices (parameter NOSTTY in SYSSSI.POSIX-BC.version).


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