What is Oracle Grid Infrastructure – A Free Tutorial

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

It is still possible to run an Oracle database without 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 facilities 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 DBA

This free training is segmented into several separate lessons:

  1. Introduction (1:35) (click on video below)
  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)
  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 (5:0)
  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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>> Dave:  Welcome, everyone. I appreciate you joining us today for another SkillBuilders’ webinar. 


Today’s webinar is entitled RAC and Grid Infrastructure: What Every DBA Needs To Know. 


My name is Dave Anderson and today our instructor, our presenter will be John Watson. 


I’d like to tell you a little bit more about John and I. 


John is SkillBuilders’ Director of Oracle Database Services. So what John does is DBA work for our customers. It involves work contracts, performance tuning, Data Guard implementations, RAC implementations, teaching, and just a whole host of Oracle Database related things. Half of which I don’t even understand, but he does a wonderful job at it. 


John is an Oracle Certified Master with 8 certifications including the 11g RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration. You may have heard of John before because he has authored many, many textbooks including the Oracle Press Exam Guides.


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