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What is Oracle Grid Infrastructure - A Free Tutorial

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What is Grid Infrastructure? (Hint: It's not Grid Control.)  

It is still possible to run an Oracle database without installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure. But is it sensible?  And, if you want to use ASM - which we strongly recommend - you need GI!

In this tutorial you will learn how Grid Infrastructure can replace (or complement) third party products for RAID, network management, and high availability. At the same time, using these facilties can improve performance dramatically. Grid Infrastructure is the way Oracle is moving, and we want to show you that it is not necessarily complicated and can indeed make your life simpler. It can also save you money.

Content: live demonstrations of configuring and using Grid Infrastructure services with release 11g.

Audience: DBAs looking for entry level knowledge of what Grid Infrastruture can do.

Presenter: John Watson, Oracle Certified Master

If you are planning to or considering migrating to 12c Grid Infrastructure and RAC, don't miss out on our GI and RAC Strategy Service.

Jan 23 - Oracle RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration Fast Track Training

This free training is segmented into several separate lessons:

Listen to the Podcast for this Training
1. Introduction   (1:35)  
2. Why All Administrators Need to Know Grid Infrastructure   (3:27)  
3. Intro to Network Administration with Grid Infrastructure   (3:18)  
4. Demonstration - Network Administration with Grid Infrastructure   (5:46)   (click to read the Transcript)
5. Network Administration with Grid Infrastructure Q & A   (3:28)  
6. Grid Infrastructure Licensing Tips   (1:21)  
7. Grid Infrastructure Storage Management, ACFS, the Cloud File System   (5:00)  
8. Demonstration: ACFS, Cloud File System, Storage Management   (4:02)  
9. High Availability with Oracle Grid Infrastructure   (10:50)  
10. SQL Net Listening Architecture and SCAN   (4:26)  
11. Conclusion: Planning for Oracle 11g / 12c Grid Infrastructure   (1:16)  

Date: Feb 21, 2013

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