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Experiences with Oracle Solutions on Linux for IBM System z

An IBM Redbooks publication

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


Published on 28 May 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738432652
ISBN-13: 9780738432656
IBM Form #: SG24-7634-00

Authors: Kathryn Arrell, Sam Amsavelu, Marc Connolly, Dennis Dutcavich, Mike Ebbers, Terry Elliott, Brent Howe and David Simpson

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    Linux® for System z® offers many advantages to customers who rely upon the IBM® mainframe systems to run their businesses. Linux for 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 your enterprise.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication describes experiences gained while installing and testing several Oracle solutions, such as:

    - Setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 for Oracle

    - Installing Oracle Data Vault

    - Using Grid Control to manage 10gR2 Databases

    - Using Oracle’s Maximum Availability Architecture best practices with IBM System z

    It also includes many general hints and tips for running Oracle products on IBM System z with Linux and z/VM.

    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

    Part 1. Overview and Installation

    Chapter 1. Why customers are choosing to use Oracle products on Linux on IBM System z

    Chapter 2. Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Linux on IBM System z for Oracle products

    Chapter 3. Installing Oracle and creating a database on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

    Chapter 4. Setting up an IBM disk storage system to use with Oracle on Linux on System z

    Chapter 5. Oracle Database Vault installation on Linux for System z

    Chapter 6. Installing Oracle EBS R12 in a mixed architecture configuration with DB on Linux on System z

    Chapter 7. Installing PeopleSoft on Linux on z

    Part 2. Using Oracle on Linux on z

    Chapter 8. Using Linux accounting with Oracle

    Chapter 9. CICS Access Manager with an Oracle DB on Linux on z

    Chapter 10. Oracle Database migration to Linux for z using Transportable database

    Chapter 11. Using hardware security modules with Oracle Advanced Security

    Chapter 12. Using DB Control or DB Console with Grid Control Server

    Part 3. Maximum Availability Architecture

    Chapter 13. IBM and Oracle components for providing high availability for Oracle on Linux on IBM System Z

    Chapter 14. Using Oracle Clusterware for a single instance database failover

    Appendix A. Scripts for using Hardware Security Modules with Oracle Advanced Security

    Appendix B. Shell script for CRS failover