Novice Apps DBA ?

Hi Everyone,

Its been a while since I have blogged. hope everyone is doing good out there.
I got couple of mails saying, 'I am new to Apps DBA, can you send me some documentations'.
When you work with any COTS (Commercial Off-The Shelf) product, right way to begin would be to see the vendor documentations. Oracle is no different, the nice thing about Oracle is they publish the documentations online to read and work through.

Here is the link for R12 documentation library.

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B34956_01/current/html/docset.html


Here is the link where you can find most of the Oracle documentations online

http://docs.oracle.com

Important thing to note, mostly documents are living entities, Oracle modifies the document where ever applicable. Metalink/My Oracle support documents are more current that doc sets.

If you are beginner starting Oracle Apps DBA, begin reading the below from the doc set (http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B34956_01/current/html/docset.html)


Oracle Applications Concepts B31450-01
Oracle Applications Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install B31295-02
Oracle Applications Maintenance Procedures B31569-01
Oracle Applications Maintenance Utilities B31568-01
Oracle Applications Patching Procedures B31567-01

Hope this helps. Till you hear next article keep reading the doc set.

18 comments:

Rani Priya over mail said...

i was new to apps dba iwas in learning stage only ifound ur notes very beatiful
in easy understandable manner
can u plz help me
how to run autoconfig in non-prompting manner i.e when we running this it will ask for enter apps paswd
i need a command it should not ask like that it should directly run with out asking like that for that what is the command
and one more is i was confusing in file system can u direct me how to understand this file system and also other topics also
if u send the very urgent it will be helpful to me
with regards from priya

Suresh Lakshmanan said...

hi Priya,

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B34956_01/current/html/docset.html

that's the location where you can find the documentations of R12. you must read (dba)

Oracle Applications Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install B31295-02
Oracle Applications Maintenance Procedures B31569-01
Oracle Applications Maintenance Utilities B31568-01
Oracle Applications Patching Procedures B31567-01


to get concept, file systems etc
Oracle Applications Concepts B31450-01

keep reading ..you will succeed.


for running autoconfig, i don't have the command on top of my head,

give help=y as a argument to the script it will let you know the possible options to the command.

good luck and best wishes for your career.

Suresh

Muhammad Mudassir Hussain said...

Hi Suresh,

How are you doing.

I hope you are fine.

Nice to see your post.

And the material is good and informative.

This link was given to me by a consultant from Fujitsu.

But finding this on your blog is cool and I was expecting.


Warmest Regards,
Muhammad Mudassir Hussain,
Oracle Apps DBA.

Suresh Lakshmanan said...

I am doing good. Thanks Muhammad.

S. S. Kathait said...

Hi,

How are you doing?
I'm more interested in Golden gate. Do you have some links or book suggestions for me.

Thanks!

Suresh Lakshmanan said...

Hi Karthait,

Here is the link where you can get GG docs

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E15881_01/index.htm

Thanks
Suresh

Anand.M said...

Hi,

I contacted you when I was in India regarding R12 Q&A, Now I am in USA with monsanto client in Stlouis,MO.

Thanks for your friendly website..

--
Regards,

Anand.M

Suresh Lakshmanan said...

Anand,

Thanks for the mail. keep in touch with the site.

Suresh

Ramesh Pudi said...

Dear sir,
My name is ramesh. i am from india,hyderabad.
Now i am searching for job as oracle apps dba.
sir try to send me documents for system adminstrator(11i) tasks.
thank you sir.
regards,
Ramesh.P

Suresh Lakshmanan said...

Hi Ramesh,

Please use

http://docs.oracle.com --> ebusiness uite 11i.

Suresh

Varun said...

Hi suresh


I read your blog. They are really good and simple. I am also learning R12, 11i, RAC, ASM. I have overall overview and working knowledge of oracle application. Now, I want to go to depth of oracle application.

By working knowledge, I mean, I know how to

>apply application patch
>bounce of application services
>cloning overview
>workflow bounce
like etc

Please guide me how can I acquire knowledge of oracle application in depth. I read oracle documentaion. But It only built your basic knowlegde of oracle apps. Presently, I am working in some company. How much time should one devote to learning in daily life besides working hours.


Please advise. Your advices can build my career.

Regards

Varun

Suresh Lakshmanan said...

--over mail --
Hi Varun,

Learn from metalink notes, oracle docs, practice in test databases(own if possible).
How much time should one devote to learning in daily life besides working hours. -- Keep learning as a breath initially. you will become 24/7 prod dba. good luck with your career. you can do great.

with best wishes
Suresh

Suresh Lakshmanan said...

--over mail --
Hi Varun,

Learn from metalink notes, oracle docs, practice in test databases(own if possible).
How much time should one devote to learning in daily life besides working hours. -- Keep learning as a breath initially. you will become 24/7 prod dba. good luck with your career. you can do great.

with best wishes
Suresh

Karthick said...

Hi Suresh,
I am karthick from chennai.I have finished my engineering in computer science.After I got the job for junior oracle apps dba.I am working as a oracle apps dba from last 4 months.From the beginning I struggled a lot to understand architecture Now I know little bit about file systems and architecture.Still I am not familiar with front-end navigations .I have read your blogs.From their I found few things.I want to know the full details of basic architecture and file system .I am working in both oracle apps 11i and R12.Please send if you have any documents.and also I have sent a friend request ,please accept and help me.

Thanks
Karthick

Suresh Lakshmanan said...

--over email --

Hi Karthick,

Good way to start and keep up the learning is to read oracle's metalink notes, oracle doc set.
documents will keep go out of date, metalink notes will be rewritten based on the current version.

please go through http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/documentation/applications-089559.html

Suresh

Karthick said...

--mail --

Hi Suresh,
Thanks for your reply.I have started reading through the links which you have sent.I have one doubt.Can you please clarify?

we have multinode installation (oracle apps r12).

Database tier: dbdev11
Middle tier:
apdev55 (concurrent manager, reports server)
apdev56 (apache, forms, oc4j applications as iweboas1 user)

If we stop the services using adstpall.sh in apdev56 , will it stop concurrent manager?

What are all the scripts it(adstpall.sh ) internally calls to stop?


Thanks
Karthick

Suresh Lakshmanan said...

--email--

Karthick,

No, it will not stop.
check the $CONTEXT_FILE
script will only stop the services defined in $CONTEXT_FILE.

Suresh

bhemanathini venkatesh said...

hi suresh ,
your posts are very help full to all the oracle apps dbas. i learned a lot from u r blogg.