Re: Oracle Hp OpenVMS

  • From: Sanjay Mishra <smishra_97@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Goulet, Richard" <Richard.Goulet@xxxxxxxxxxx>, oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:14:49 -0700 (PDT)


Thanks for the detailed information. It look like some old environment and work 
is coming to do some tuning to improve the performance. So atleast installation 
might not be required, but your points are helpful in case it is coming to me.


From: "Goulet, Richard" <Richard.Goulet@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: smishra_97@xxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wed, October 28, 2009 1:21:32 PM
Subject: RE: Oracle Hp OpenVMS

    OH DEAR, another headed for the DARK SIDE, well maybe GREY instead of 
DARK.  OpenVMS is a real different beast from Unix. and yes the commands are 
really different, painfully so IMHO, and I was a fan of DEC VAX VMS at one time.
    First rub, one oracle account, one ORACLE_HOME.  Forget OFA.  Also forget 
running the latest versions of Oracle as VMS is near the end of their release 
list.  As for RAC I believe you'll need an OS account for CRS as well as 
another for the database.  Not sure how it works beyond that.  Installing 
software isn't that bad, but VMS does not have an x-term environment so you 
have to set the display with "$ SET 
DISPLAY/CREATE/TRANSPORT=TCPIP/NODE=workstation_name or IP_address".  And run 
an xterm server on your desktop/laptop.
    Once you've got everything installed & used DBCA to set up your database, 
yes use DBCA  There are a number of OS related things that DBCA does for you so 
that you can set your environment later.  Things are pretty much like you'd 
expect in any database, except that VMS is not case sensitive to system.dbf is 
the same as SYSTEM.DBF and System.DBF, etc....
    You might find the following url very helpful:
    OH, BTW, forget cron.  It's submit with a lot of alphabet soup long 
qualifiers thereafter and it lands in the DBA$BATCH queue.  And enjoy learning 

Dick Goulet 
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead 
PAREXEL International 

From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Sanjay Mishra
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 12:41 PM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Oracle Hp OpenVMS


I need some advice/suggestion as how Oracle  environment is different in 
OpenVMS vs Unix environment. I had never worked with OpenVMS and was checked to 
Tune some RAC on OpenVMS to increase the database performance. Is it going to 
be big change in the environment or only difference is Commands struncture. If 
I am right Oracle has different product Oracle Rdb on VMS environment. Is it 
different from other Oracle RDBMS software. Is there any difference in Oracle 
RAC on VMS vs Unix environment.



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