This course introduces students to Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
Students learn about the various Exadata Database Machine features and configurations, with emphasis on the unique capabilities delivered by Exadata Storage Server. The installation and initial configuration process is covered so that students are equipped to make appropriate up-front configuration decisions. Students are introduced to various options for migrating to Database Machine and learn how to select the best approach. They also learn how to maintain, monitor and optimize Database Machine after initial configuration. Students learn about monitoring Exadata Database Machine with a focus on best practices for what and how to monitor. Students learn about the monitoring infrastructure inherently within Exadata Database Machine, along with the monitoring capabilities exposed through Enterprise Manager Grid Control and associated plugins.
Best-practice recommendations are highlighted throughout and, where possible, the topics are reinforced through the student participation in structured hands-on lab exercises. There is also a series of recorded demonstrations included with the course.