Experiences with Oracle 10g Database for Linux on zSeries

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 08 September 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738493899
ISBN-13: 9780738493893
IBM Form #: SG24-6482-00
(250 pages)

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Authors: Mike Ebbers, Kathryn Arrell, Laurent Dupin, Dennis Dutcavich, Terry Elliott, Barton Robinson, Tom Russell


Linux on zSeries offers many advantages to customers who rely upon IBM mainframe systems to run their businesses. Linux on zSeries takes advantage of the qualities of service in the zSeries hardware—making it a robust industrial strength Linux. This provides an excellent platform for consolidating Oracle databases that exist in your enterprise.

This IBM Redbooks publication describes experiences gained while installing and testing Oracle10g for Linux on zSeries, such as:

-Installing a single instance database of Oracle10g instances for Linux on zSeries
-Installing Cluster Ready Services (CRS) and Real Application Clusters (RAC)
-Performing basic monitoring and tuning exercises
-Using options such as:
--IBM’s Tivoli Data Protector (TDP) and Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
--Automated Storage Manager (ASM)
--LDAP and Radius Server for security
--COBOL and C programs with Oracle

Interested readers include database consultants, installers, administrators, and system programmers.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview of Oracle Database 10g for Linux on zSeries
Chapter 2. Best practices for installing an Oracle Database 10g on Linux on zSeries
Chapter 3. Installing Oracle 10g single instance
Chapter 4. Installing an Oracle 10g Database with ASM
Chapter 5. Installing CRS and RAC
Chapter 6. Using Tivoli Storage Manager and Tivoli Data Protect for Oracle Database 10g
Chapter 7. Using Cobol and C/C++ with Oracle Database 10g
Chapter 8. Monitoring VM and Linux
Chapter 9. Using Radius Server and z/OS RACF LDAP for Oracle DB user authentication
Appendix A. VM setup and useful commands
Appendix B. Overview of ESALPS

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