RE: Oracle Application Server Admin

From: Stephens, Chris <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:38:33 -0600
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I agree with everything posted on this thread as far as installations and initial setup. In the last few months I have finally developed an adequate level of comfort with the various pieces. The level of comfort is the direct result of numerous SR's, insisting that actions to solve SR's were explained to me, and reading through RDA output. When the product is functioning properly, there is very little to do and so learning pretty much ceases in my experience. So in that respect, I guess it is a good thing the product is a hunk of dooda. J  


[] On Behalf Of Jared Still Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:58 AM To:
Subject: Re: Oracle Application Server Admin  

On Jan 22, 2008 2:31 PM, Allen, Brandon <> wrote:

        Hi List,          

        I've recently been enlisted as the admin for Oracle App Server 10gR2 and every day I'm realizing more and more how much effort this is going to require for setup and ongoing support. I have no prior App Server experience so this is no minor task for me to pick up. This is our company's first experience with OAS so we're trying to figure out whose responsibility it should be ultimately and I'm just curious what other shops typically do. Are any of you DBAs also being asked to take on OAS admin (similar to an "Apps DBA"), or do your shops have dedicated staff for this role, or another group that takes this on in addition to their primary role?          

When we upgraded to eBiz apps 11.x, which requires OAS, I became the admin for that stuff.

It is a headache.

Configuration and setup is poorly documented.

Anything you want to do that you haven't done before will likely require several SR's.

eg. I setup SSO (single sign on) on eBiz apps list year, to work in conjunction with
Active Directory.

That was extremely time consuming, required many hours of testing to figure out
which docs were right, which were wrong, and to document the procedures.

Everything touches OAS when you have an app that depends on it.

Have fun!

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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