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Summer Seminars

Posted by Martin Bach on March 29, 2011

I am doing a couple of one day seminars with Oracle University, currently planned for Austria and Switzerland. They go by the title “Grid Intrastructure and Database High Availability Deep Dive”, and can be accessed via these links.

To save you from having to get the abstract, I copied it from the Oracle University website:

Providing a highly available database architecture fit for today’s fast changing requirements can be a complex task. Many technologies are available to provide resilience, each with its own advantages and possible disadvantages. This seminar begins with an overview of available HA technologies (hard and soft partitioning of servers, cold failover clusters, RAC and RAC One Node) and complementary tools and techniques to provide recovery from site failure (Data Guard or storage replication).

In the second part of the seminar, we look at Grid Infrastructure in great detail. Oracle Grid Infrastructure is the latest incarnation of the Clusterware HA framework which successfully powers every single 10g and 11g RAC installation. Despite its widespread implementation, many of its features are still not well understood by its users. We focus on Grid Infrastructure, what it is, what it does and how it can be put to best use, including the creation of an active/passive cold failover cluster for web and database resources. Special focus will be placed on the various storage options (Cluster File System, ASM, etc), the cluster interconnect and other implementation choices and on troubleshooting Grid Infrastructure. In the final part of the seminar, we explore Real Application Clusters and its various uses, from HA to scalability to consolidation. We discuss patching and workload management, coding for RAC and other techniques that will allow users to maximise the full potential of the package.

See you there if you are interested!

3 Responses to “Summer Seminars”

  1. Kabbo said

    Excellent Martin,

    Will we be able to get presenation in some sort of power point or pdf or the like?

    Kabbo

    • Martin said

      Yes of course – Oracle will provided the training material in advance to participants for download and personal use. It’s however not allowed (terms in the contract) to redistribute the material.

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