Oracle Database 11g Release 2 offers Automatic Storage Management (ASM), which eliminates the need for many tasks that are required on a non-ASM storage environment by the DBA. Some of these tasks include I/O performance tuning, file system, cluster file system, and raw device management, and data file movements and reorganizations. When ASM is used, an ASM instance is also used. The ASM instance allocates memory and uses the SGA differently than in a database instance. This course describes the ASM instance and how it works, and demonstrates how to manage it with various utilities. It discusses the ASM disk groups and how to create, extend, and drop them. This course also identifies how to configure the Oracle network environment which includes configuring and controlling the listeners that allow database connections, creating Oracle Net Service aliases, and the tools for configuring and managing the Oracle network, naming conventions, and shared server usage.
This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Oracle Database 11g: Administration I (1Z0-052) exam. Passing this exam will earn the learner Oracle Certified Associated (OCA).
ASM Instance Management
- recognize the primary processes of the ASM instance
- manage the ASM instance
- identify the features of ASM disks
- manage ASM disk groups
Configuring the Oracle Network Environment
- configure and manage Oracle Net Services and the Oracle Net Listener using Enterprise Manager
- configure database connections
- manage the ASM instance and network connectivity