Experiences with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 on Linux on System z

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

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Oracle Database 12c Release 1 is now supported on Linux on IBM® System z®. This plaform offers many advantages to customers who rely upon the IBM mainframe systems to run their businesses. Linux on System z takes advantage of the qualities of service in the System z hardware and in z/VM® , making it a robust industrial strength Linux. This provides an excellent platform for hosting Oracle solutions that run in an enterprise.

This IBM Redbooks® publication shares experiences gained while installing and testing Oracle Database 12c Release 1 such as:
- Recommendations on how to set up an infrastructure
- Installing Grid Infrastructure
- Installing Oracle 12C R1 RAC and creating a RAC Database including a multitenant database
- Using the Cloud Control Agent to manage Oracle Database 12c Release 1
- Installing WebLogic Server 12c
- Upgrading from a Database from 11gR2 to 12c Release 1

Interested readers would include database consultants, installers, administrators, and system programmers. This is not meant to replace Oracle documentation, but to supplement it with our experiences while installing and using Oracle products.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. What is new with Oracle on Linux on IBM System z
Chapter 2. Setting up Linux guests to install an Oracle 12c Database
Chapter 3. Install Oracle Grid Infrastructure
Chapter 4. Installing Oracle Database 12c RAC and creating a multitenant database
Chapter 5. Using the Cloud Control Agent to manage Oracle DB 12c Release 1
Chapter 6. Installation and initial tuning of WebLogic Server 12c on System z
Chapter 7. Upgrading 11gR2 to a 12c Multitenant Database on Linux on System z
Chapter 8. Upgrading a RAC database to 12c R1
Chapter 9. Performance management for z/VM, Linux, and Oracle on IBM System z
Appendix A. Details about the new IBM System z


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Last Update
19 February 2014

Planned Publish Date
10 March 2014

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