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Lesson 1

Using Oracle Net for Server Side Administration

Connecting to the database is the primary job of Oracle Net Services. There have been some exciting new improvements in Oracle Net Services that complement improvements in the Oracle database server software. This module explores these new features and shows you when and why to use them.

Networking Tools

Oracle Net Services provides user interface tools and command-line utilities that enable you to easily configure, manage, and monitor the network.
  1. Oracle Net Configuration Assistant enables you to configure listeners and naming methods.
  2. Oracle Enterprise Manager combines configuration functionality across multiple file systems, along with listener administrative control to provide an integrated environment for configuring and managing Oracle Net Services.
  3. Oracle Net Manager provides configuration functionality for an Oracle home on a local client or server host.
    With Oracle Enterprise Manager (Enterprise Manager), you can fine-tune the listener and naming method configuration created with Oracle Net Configuration Assistant. In addition, Enterprise Manager and Oracle Net Manager offer built-in wizards and utilities that enable to you to
    1. test connectivity,
    2. migrate data from one naming method to another, and
    3. create additional network components.
  4. Command-line control utilities enable you to configure, administer, and monitor network components, including listeners and Oracle Connection Managers.

Module Objectives

By the end of the module, you will be able to:
  1. Configure and run the Connection Manager
  2. Configure Oracle Net Services for multiplexing
  3. Identify scenarios where connection pooling is beneficial
  4. Configure a network for load balancing
  5. Identify situations where automatic instance registration can be an advantage
  6. Define the RADIUS adapter and its purpose
  7. Describe what needs to be configured to use RADIUS adapter
The next lesson looks at configuring and running the Connection Manager.