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Lesson 1

Oracle Network Configuration

Welcome to Oracle: Network Configuration Management, the second in a two-course series designed to introduce you to the networking tools and concepts associated with Oracle's database software. Oracle Network Topology is the first course in this series, and focuses on focused on the general concepts associated with
  1. Oracle networking,
  2. Oracle Network Services architecture, and
  3. client- and server-side configuration.

This course, Oracle: Network Configuration Management, delves into the technical details of configuring and using Oracle Net Services components, including
  1. "Directory Naming" (Oracle Names has been deprecated),
  2. the Oracle Enterprise Manager,
  3. the Shared Server (Multi-Threaded Server has been deprecated), and
  4. the Connection Manager.
In addition, this course covers security and troubleshooting in the network environment.
Taken together, these courses are designed to prepare you for the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exam series.

Course goals

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the architecture of Directory Naming
  2. Use "Oracle Net Manager" to configure centralized naming
  3. Store the overall network topology
  4. Oracle Database clients cannot use a Names Server to resolve connect strings. Migrate your applications to Oracle Internet Directory with LDAP directory naming.
  5. Configure the Oracle Shared Server
  6. Describe the features of the Connection Manager
  7. Use logging and tracing to troubleshoot the Oracle Net environment
  8. Identify network security risks during data transmission
  9. Identify the features of the Advanced Networking Option
If you have already taken the first course in this series, then you may already be somewhat familiar with this material.
The next lesson outlines the prerequisites for this course.

Big Picture for Networking?

The ebusiness model creates new business requirements. To carry out electronic business successfully, Web sites must provide reliable connectivity and 24 by 7 availability. Corporate Web sites must also address user scalability and performance to simultaneously handle thousands of Internet connections to their data repositories. Solutions are needed as well to provide immediate Web browser access to existing applications and services.
Figure 1–1 shows a typical architecture in which Internet clients connect to a company's databases through an application Web server. The figure also shows the intranet architecture that enables a company’s own clients to communicate with the databases. This basic architecture will be examined further to show how Oracle networking technologies are used throughout typical network environments.

Figure 1-1: Typical Ecommerce Architecture

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