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Overview of Multi Threaded Server (MTS) OR Shared Server (Doc ID 1506064.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The Multi-threaded Server (MTS) is a strategic component of Oracle server technology that provides greater user scalability for applications supporting numerous clients with concurrent database connections. Applications benefit from MTS features such as connection pooling and multiplexing.

The purpose of this Document is to provide an overview reference for the Shared Server or MTS and allow you to quickly start using it.




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In this Document
 Configuring DISPATCHERS Parameter
 Attributes that can be set with Dispatchers
 Shutting down the Dispatcher
 Configuring Shared Server Parameter
 Limiting the Number of Shared Servers
 Configuring the Client to use Shared Server
 Check the Listener Status to confirm the configuration
 Memory Usage in Shared Server
 Difference between Dedicated and Shared Servers
 Dictionary Views to monitor the Shared Server and Dispatchers

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