Steps to Implement Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) / VLM on 32-bit Windows Platforms
(Doc ID 2017532.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Oracle Database for Windows 32-Bit supports Very Large Memory (VLM) configurations, which allows Oracle Database to access more than the 4 gigabyte (GB) of RAM traditionally available to Windows applications. Specifically, Oracle Database uses Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) to access more than 4 GB of RAM.
The Purpose of this Document is to provide the steps on how to setup the AWE.
This article is only a summary of
<Note 225349.1> - Implementing Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) or VLM on 32-bit Windows Platforms
This summary is limited to practical implementation steps only for a larger troubleshooting framework.
For more information on AWE on Windows 32-bit, please do refer to <Note 225349.1>
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