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OpenVMS: FAQ for Oracle RDBMS Release 11.2 (11gR2) on hp OpenVMS Itanium (Doc ID 2012766.1)

Last updated on JUNE 05, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
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
HP OpenVMS Itanium

Purpose

To provide information on Oracle RDBMS release 11.2 (11gR2) for hp OpenVMS Itanium.

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 SECTION 1. Ordering, Certification and New Features.
 How do you order Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.4.0 for hp OpenVMS?
 When was Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.4.0 released for hp OpenVMS?
 What versions of hp OpenVMS are certified with Oracle RDBMS 11.2.X?
 What new features are available with Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.4?
 What products are included in this release?
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 SECTION 2. Installation Questions.
 What should you do to prepare for Oracle release 11.2.0.4 ?
 Where is the OpenVMS-specific documentation for Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.4?
 Where should the Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.4 be installed?
 What is ORACLE_BASE?
 What utility do I use to Install Oracle 11.2.0.4?
 How much disk space does 11.2.0.4 use?
 What do I need to consider when installing directly from DVD?
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 SECTION 3. Migration and Upgrade Questions.
 Where is the generic documentation for upgrading and migrating?
 Does Oracle support migrating or upgrading directly to RDBMS 11.2.0.4?
 How do I upgrade my database to Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.4 if I cannot use the supplied MIGRATE tool?
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 SECTION 4. Tool and Utility Related Questions.
 Which compilers are supported with Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.4?
 32/64-bit Clients?
 How can I backup to tape using RMAN?
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 SECTION 5. Connectivity (Net) Questions.
 What changes have been made to Net Services (SQL*NET) in Oracle 11.2.0.4?
 Which TCP/IP vendors are supported with Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.4?
 Where can I find client/server interoperability information?
 How do I set up External Procedures?
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 SECTION 6. Patches.
 How do I know what patches have been installed in my Oracle Home?
 VMS specific patches for Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.4
 Is the opatch utility available for Oracle RDBMS 11.2.X on OpenVMS?
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 SECTION 7. Essential Information
 Include the OUI Inventory directories in your backups.
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 SECTION 8. Important information.
 Certain database initialization parameters are unsupported on OpenVMS
 Floating Point Format is now IEEE.
 Create your oracle_home, Central inventory, and scratch areas prior to using OUI.
 Unix style directory paths are used throughout Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.4
 Establish a performance baseline in your current and planned environment.
 How to relink Oracle.
 Initialization parameters disk_asynch_io and tape_asynch_io.
 Ensure correct ownership and permissions of your code tree.
 Ensure that certain OpenVMS utilities can be invoked. 
 Is Java 8 Supported?
 Is Security fix CVE-2018-3110 applicable to OpenVMS?
 Deprecated database initialization parameters.
 Do not use chevron characters when changing directories or in the sysuaf.
 OUI may hang if pgflquota is too low.
 File size limits
 DBV (Dbverify) assumes that Oracle blocksize is 8192
 DB Console
 Database Vault and Audit Vault products
 Oracle Application Express
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 Section 9. Known Issues
References

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