Series: Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 Lab

Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 Lab for the Administration Certified Associate Certification – Part 1 – Oracle Linux Install

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 LabWait what?  Oracle?  Yeah, I’m shifting focus over the next couple of months to try and learn a big part of the IT Operations world which I have never ever touched before – this should be fun!  Either way, I’m looking at taking a shot at the Oracle Database 12c R2 Administration Certified Associate. The OCA actually requires a couple of exams to be completed in order to earn the full certification status. You have some options as it pertains to step 1...

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Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 Lab for the Administration Certified Associate Certification – Part 2 – Oracle Database Prerequisites

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 LabHopefully, by now you have a fully functional running VM with Oracle Linux on it – if not, head back to Part 1 and follow the instructions there to get caught up! One would think that the Oracle Database may come preconfigured and setup with something called Oracle Linux but that is just not the case.  In fact, before we can even think about installing Oracle Database there are a number of prerequisites we need to meet – enough to warrant it’s own...

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Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 Lab for the Administration Certified Associate Certification – Part 3 – Installing Oracle Database 12C Software

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 LabAlright – by now we have installed Oracle Linux in Part 1 and prepped our installation with all of the Oracle Pre-Requisites in Part 2. It’s now time to actually get into the wonderful world of installing the Oracle Database Software. Go ahead and download a copy of the Oracle Database 12C Software for Linux and do whatever it takes to get that zip file on your server and, this is important, log into your server as the oracle user. Remember way back...

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Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 Lab for the Administration Certified Associate Certification – Part 4 – Creating Databases

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 LabFinally – we are getting to the home stretch here with this series.  So far we’ve installed Oracle Linux, prepped the server with some prereqs and configurations, and installed an instance of Oracle Database Server 12C – Today it’s time to create some databases! Being new to Oracle the only thing that has really made sense to me thus far is Linux – that said, databases I get, I should be good right – well, things are little different within the Oracle world...

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Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 Lab for the Administration Certified Associate Certification – Part 5 – Connecting to Oracle Databases with SQL Developer

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Setting up an Oracle 12c R2 LabAlright – we have Oracle set up and all configured, we blasted a container and a pluggable database on to it – it’s time to connect in and see what we have! Now there are a number of clients available, but it seems like SQL Developer tend to take the cake as it pertains to native Oracle clients. That said before we can connect to our database, more specifically our Pluggable Database we will need to create a service for it. In order...

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