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Nicholas Cheung
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I wanna ask what is the focus of the book?

Introductory to 10g AS? or focus on the RAC features, as well as Grid power of 10g AS?

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Having worked on Oracle app server and from the table of contents of the book, the book focuses on Oracle 10g app server administartion task. It does not cover grid (app server does not support it). RAC is for oracle database and not app server but I did notice the book does touch clustering in app server.
 
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That is to say, the book priliminary focus on administration, configuration, and deployment, isnt it?

How depth would it be discussed in these areas?

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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
That is to say, the book priliminary focus on administration, configuration, and deployment, isnt it?

Nick

Right. Here is the link to TOC
http://www.apress.com/book/supplementDisplay.html?bID=236&sID=1277

I dont see any sample chapters available on the web. I am sure it will cover everthing required for administration,configuration and deployment. Since the oracle docs are bad, the book could be quite useful to Oracle AS users.
 
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Thanks Pradeep.

I am quite interested in the last 5 chapters:

Ch. 17--Configuring J2EE Services
Ch. 18--Deploying Applications
Ch. 19--Configuring Web Caching
Ch. 20--Configuring Enterprise Security
Ch. 21--Configuring Clustering and Failover

I hope the authors could provide us some sample chapters.

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Interestingly, the book contains 2 batch of source codes for downloading.

Seems to me that the book might have examples to show us how to deploy J2EE applications with sample systems. I first guess that this is a pure admin book.

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How is Oracle AS administered? Through some web interface?
 
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Originally posted by David Ulicny:
How is Oracle AS administered? Through some web interface?


Yup. The web application is called OEM(Oracle Enterprise Manager)
 
Nicholas Cheung
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You can use OEM to administrate both OracleDB and OAS.

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Hi. The book is split into two main areas. The first part has a focus on J2EE deployment. The second part deals more with administration and configuration and is the part that I focused on the most. We wanted the book to have an appeal to developers working J2EE, but we also know that many people have 10gAS administration questions so we covered that topic as well.

The Oracle recommended method for administration is using the web based GUI tool Application Server Control. Many people naturally refer to it as OEM, but really it has nothing to do with DBA work. Whatever you want to call it, it is a web based tool to start/stop/configure you 10gAS system. It's not a bad tool and is much better in this version than under 9iAS V2.

You can also use command line tools like dcmctl and opmnctl instead of the GUI. I often prefer those tools because they are faster, easier, and can be scripted. But I admit I'm also a little biased as I still prefer SQL*Plus over OEM for my database work anyway. I tried to cover both the ASC GUI tools and the command line options equally in the book so you (the reader) know what options are available.

I also tried to help out people new to Unix and Linux and just administration in general by providing some tips and sharing some experiences I've had. Even if the info was a little outside of the scope of the book, I would include info when I thought it might help someone out. Plus that kind of info makes writing more enjoyable too rather than writing bland syntax all day.

Hope you find the book useful.

Mike
 
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How about the source code? What do they for?

Seems that they are sample J2EE application for deploying on OAS 10g, isnt it?

Nick
 
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