Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Oracle RAC on Windows Technical Hands-On Workshop

The Adoption labs in Redmond is putting up this workshop to train Oracle newbies and DBAs alike to use Windows 2003 server as the OS to run Oracle. Check out the details...


This class is designed for the DBA, system designer or system architect who is familiar with the Oracle database. The student will build on that knowledge in order to become proficient with the integration of Oracle’s real application clusters (RAC) under Microsoft (MS) Windows Server on a storage area network (SAN).


Larry Pedigo, Performance Tuning Corporation

Anu Chawla, Microsoft Corporation

Frank Mcbath

BIO of Larry

Senior Performance Consultant with extensive training experience. Serves as instructor for a number of Oracle database related software courses, and has been responsible for development of a Corporate Training program. As a Senior Performance Tuning Consultant, Larry performs consulting engagements for Performance Tuning Corporation, specializing in Oracle Real Application Clusters. He has authored several White Papers for PTC, and holds professional certifications for both Oracle Administration and Informix Administration. Larry has taught several training courses for PTC, and is responsible for expanding PTC’s training program

Bio of Anu

Anu works as a Technical Specialist at Microsoft for the past three years in the Premier ISV Group. He is a former Oracle DBA (Oracle Certified Professional) and has been enterprise DBA at SBC Communications in Chicago. For the past three years he has been focused on technical readiness and evangelism with Premier ISV’s like Siebel and Oracle.

Frank Mcbath

FRANK McBATH is an SQL Server specialist in Microsoft's Premier ISV group specializing in architecting and implementing large database installations. Before joining Microsoft, McBath worked for several Fortune 100 firms and consulting houses.

Course Objectives

More than sixty percent of SANs deployed today will use one of the major relational database management systems to run applications and present increasing amounts of valuable information to end users. The Optimizing Oracle RAC on Windows course combines in-depth technical training on SAN fundamentals with Oracle database and clustering concepts, to provide the student with a comprehensive ability to plan, configure and deploy Oracle RAC in a NAS or SAN environment. After completing this class, the student will have all the basics to maximize their Oracle database and SAN investment and increase their enterprise IT value. Optimizing Oracle RAC on Windows training is designed for the system designer, system architect and database administrator. This class will cover not only the architecture and function of the storage subsystem, but how it interacts with Oracle database and how it should be configured in a database environment.

Topics covered in this course include

* Introduction to Storage, NAS & SAN Architecture

* In-depth I/O and RAID overview

* Oracle Database Architecture

* Oracle I/O usage

* Planning and deploying Oracle in a SAN or NAS environment

* Oracle on Windows — NAS & SAN performance topics

Curriculum Summary

This is an outline of the five (3) day class agenda:

* Overview of Oracle on Windows

* Physical and Virtual Memory

* 32-bit vs. 64-bit Windows and Oracle

* Overview of Oracle RAC

* Introduction to Storage, NAS & SANs

* I/O & RAID Subsystems

* MS Windows Server Overview

* MS Windows Server Architecture

* MS Windows Server Networking

* MS Windows Server Tools and Registry

* File Systems and Disk Administration

* Tuning MS Windows Server for Oracle

* Oracle Database Overview

* Oracle & Storage

* Oracle I/O Topics

* Oracle Performance Issues

* Configuring the Storage Subsystem for Optimal Performance


The student must be familiar with Oracle 8 or Oracle 9i database. No prior experience with a SAN is required.

Lab Work

This course includes hands-on labs where the student can become familiar with the SAN hardware in an Oracle database environment.

Who will benefit from this course?

The Oracle DBA or database architect/designer that is responsible for configuring, monitoring and tuning the Oracle database will benefit from the knowledge that he or she will receive from this course. DBAs will be able to optimally integrate and configure their SAN for optimal Oracle database performance.

Check it out at their site.

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