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SuperCluster - Why is oradism (ora_dism*) started on Solaris? (Doc ID 1599721.1)

Last updated on JUNE 11, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Full Rack
Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Half Rack
Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 Hardware
SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)


 This document is to explain the presence of an ora_dism<sidname> process in  Solaris environments even when Dynamic Intimate Shared Memory (DISM) is not in use.  This document will assist in understanding false positives from legacy health check tools that rely on ps outputs, as well as assist in troubleshooting various issues by ensuring that the presence of such processes do not prevent the appropriate checks for Dynamic Intimate Shared memory (DISM) from taking place.


 Intended for anyone running or supporting an Oracle database on Solaris.


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