Welcome to Oracle Network Topology
, the first course in the two-part Oracle Network Administration Certification Series
This course is designed to introduce you to the networking tools and concepts associated with Oracle, the industry-leading database software.
focuses on the general concepts associated with
- Oracle networking,
- Oracle's network interface, Oracle Net, was formerly known as
1) Net8 when used in Oracle8, and 2) SQL*Net when used with Oracle7, which are legacy versions of Oracle.
You can use Oracle Net over a wide variety of network protocols, although TCP/IP is by far the most common protocol today.
Features associated with Oracle Net, such as shared servers, are referred to as Oracle Net Services.
- client- and server-side configuration.
The second course, Network Configuration Management
delves into the technical details of configuring and using many of Oracle Net's components, including
- Oracle Names,
- the Oracle Enterprise Manager,
- the Shared Server, and
- the Connection Manager.
In addition, Network Configuration Management
covers security and troubleshooting in the network environment.
After completing the first course in this series, you will be able to:
- Identify networking business trends and problems
- Describe Oracle's networking solutions
- Develop an Oracle network topology
- Define the procedure by which Oracle Net establishes a server connection
- Create a network that utilizes the Transparent Network Substrate (TNS)
- Configure the listener using the Oracle Net Manager
- Start and stop the Net listener using the Listener Control utility (LSNRCTL)
- Set up multiple listeners on the same node
- Install the Oracle Net client software
- Use the host-naming method to test Oracle Net connectivity
The next lesson outlines the prerequisites for this course.