Dynamic Listener Registration

By now I'm sure you all know that the Oracle listener supports dynamic registration, wherein Oracle RDBMS and ASM instances can automatically register themselves to the listener. You don't even need to have a listener.ora file (unless you need more than the default service/SID registered).However be aware that if the... [Read More]

asmcmd: command-line tool for ASM

I received a HOT tip yesterday about the existence of asmcmd. Frankly I'm ashamed that I didn't know about it sooner, since I've been doing an ass-ton of reading about ASM over the past month or so. I'd commit seppuku but I don't have a trusty second available. Instead, I'll... [Read More]

Oracle Parallel Basics with Doug Burns

Doug Burns has a great video presentation up at the Pythian blog, in which he gives a great explanation of the basics of Oracle's parallel execution feature.It's a great video and it got my head straight on a lot of things (and just created more work for objects that I... [Read More]