The examples in this chapter use file-backed storage. An alternative to using file-backed storage is to use the Automatic Storage Management (ASM) feature. ASM is a volume manager and a file system for Oracle Database files.
The following environment variables must be set for each installation of the Oracle Database:
The location where the database is installed. In the example in this chapter, the location of the database installation is /opt/oracle/product/home.
The systems ID to uniquely identify a particular database on a system.
In the examples in this chapter, ORACLE_HOME is set in the service manifest and then used in the method script. ORACLE_SID is set in the method script.