Friday, January 26, 2007

UKOUG Oracle on Windows SIG

The next meeting of the UKOUG Oracle on Windows SIG will take place in the London area (venue to be confirmed) on Thursday, 22nd March.

At present we are working on putting the Agenda together so if anybody has a presentation or short talk they would like to give at this event then please let me know.

Below are a few notes made at previous meetings showing the subjects that delegates would like to see covered:

Performance Issues
- Windows settings (especially when migrating from windows 2000 to 2003)
- Looking at tuning apps on Oracle on Windows.

Differences between ‘upgrade’ and ‘migration’ on Windows platforms.

Windows Performance Manager
- How to use
- How to review logs

Which free tools are available
- How to use them

10g Installations
- Grid control
- Specifically on machines already running 9i, 8i

Differences between 32bit and 64 bit

MTS on windows (highly concurrent systems)

Tips and Tricks
- ‘Safe’ upgrades on windows
- What can go wrong and what to avoid

Configuration tips for Oracle on Windows
- Both Oracle DB’s and OS
- Windows tips for UNIX DBA’s

- Oradim
- Oracle Services
- Registry Settings
- Services for UNIX stuff on a Windows environment.


Backups and the Registry
- How to do it
- What to restore (virtual server stuff)

Interdependency of services
- Start/Stop routines, order in which to do it

Tuning Instance to use Very Large Memory
- eg 20GB RAM on server, instance won’t use more than 3GB

Documentation for Oracle 9i on Win 2003
- Not much on Metalink, docs mainly cover 8i on NT

Presentations by Oracle support reps
- Q & A sessions

Security on the Windows OS
- Best practise
- Hints and tips
- Access to Win DB

Oracle on Windows clustering (not RAC)

Different versions of Oracle on same server
- eg 8i, 9i and 10g
- compatibility

Hands on sessions
- Virtual Server

NAS/SAN issues
- Configuring NAS drives
- Environments
- Settings

DBMS and apps topics

Job scheduling/automating tasks

As usual, we have more delegates asking to see presentations than we have offering to give them. :-)
So, if you have anything you would like to share, whether it be a 45 minute presentation, or a shorter 'hints and tips' session then drop me a line.


Blogger shrek said...

and you're going to make the papers available for us uncouth colonials where?;-)

Friday, January 26, 2007 5:52:00 pm  
Blogger Niall said...

Papers generally go on the website of the ukoug for members only, since they are ukoug property :). They are also often available on the author's websites - even in updated form later :)

Friday, January 26, 2007 6:04:00 pm  
Blogger Dakrt said...

Lisa, I am wondering if you can help me. I have a windows 2003 enterprise server 32-bit with 16GB of memory. When i do not use use_indirect_data_buffers=TRUE, I can get up to 700 concurrent sessions. If i use the indirect_data_buffers, and set my block_buffers to 12GB so i am using full use of the memory. Which is VERY VERY FAST BTW. I can only get 235 sessions and then everyone gets a ORA-12500 tnslistener error. Can you help?

Saturday, May 19, 2007 2:59:00 am  

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