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RE: Admin effort required for Oracle AS Forms & Reports

From: Baumgartel, Paul <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 21:40:40 -0000
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I went through this exercise recently. You may be underestimating the amount of time it takes to install the App Server, depending on the components; for example, to install the Business Intelligence module that includes Oracle Discoverer (remember how easy that used to be to install?), the App Server instance has to be registered with an OID instance. If you don't have an OID instance, you'll have to create one.  

Once it's all installed, though, it doesn't seem to require much looking after.  

Paul Baumgartel
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-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 4:31 PM
Subject: Admin effort required for Oracle AS Forms & Reports

Hi List,  

I'm just trying to get a feel for how much effort I should be planning on to support an Oracle 10g Apps Server running only the Forms & Reports services. I have years of DBA experience, but absolutely none with Apps Server - however that's all about to change, thanks to a new version of an Oracle Forms app called Khameleon that one of my customers is planning to upgrade to soon. The new version runs on Oracle Apps Server instead of the old 6i Forms. From my quick scan of the documentation so far, it looks like supporting AS is going to require a significantly larger amount of effort, but I thought I'd try to get a feel from some of you who may have experience with it. I'm guessing 8 hours or so to get it installed and configured initially, and I'm hoping my involvement can be minimal after that - maybe an hour a week or so. I know the answer is a big fat "IT DEPENDS", but I'm just looking for some rule-of-thumb or anecdotal type information if anyone would like to share their experiences. Is it a "set it and forget it" kinda thing, like the RonCo Food Dehydrator, or does it require constant care and feeding?  

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