In today's environment, it is rare to see monolithic database systems
that perform all of the processing for an application. Rather, we tend to see distributed environments that may consist of two-tiered or
three-tiered client-server architectures. In a three-tiered client-server architecture, we have three layers:
- the database server,
- the application servers, and
- the clients.
The Slide Show below illustrates this.
We will discuss this in detail in a later module.
In a distributed Oracle environment, we have a network administrator who ensures that network traffic remains optimized.
The Network Administrator is responsible for all aspects of network configuration and network traffic.
The next lesson looks at disk I/O.
A Network Administrator plays a critical role in an Oracle Environment by managing the network infrastructure that supports the Oracle database. The Network Administrator is responsible for ensuring that the network is secure, reliable, and optimized to support the performance of the Oracle database. Here are some of the specific roles and responsibilities of a Network Administrator in an Oracle Environment:
- Network Design: The Network Administrator designs the network architecture to ensure that the network is optimized for Oracle database performance. This includes designing the network topology, network security, network protocols, and network bandwidth.
- Network Configuration: The Network Administrator configures the network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and network adapters to ensure that they are configured correctly to support the Oracle database.
- Network Security: The Network Administrator ensures that the network is secure and protects the Oracle database from external and internal threats. This includes implementing firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other security measures to prevent unauthorized access to the Oracle database.
- Network Monitoring: The Network Administrator monitors the network for performance and security issues. This includes monitoring network bandwidth, latency, and other metrics to identify potential issues that could impact the performance of the Oracle database.
- Troubleshooting: The Network Administrator troubleshoots network issues that could impact the performance of the Oracle database. This includes diagnosing and resolving network connectivity issues, network device failures, and other network-related issues.
- Backup and Recovery: The Network Administrator is responsible for ensuring that backups of the Oracle database are taken and that the network infrastructure can support the backup and recovery process. This includes configuring the network devices and protocols to support backup and recovery operations.
In summary, the Network Administrator plays a crucial role in an Oracle Environment by managing the network infrastructure that supports the database. By ensuring that the network is secure, reliable, and optimized for Oracle database performance, the Network Administrator helps ensure that the Oracle database can deliver the performance and availability required by the business.