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Re: Changing IP of Oracle web server.

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 22:45:44 -0700
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> Hope this is the right place. I'm a Windows and Unix sysadmin and as
> such I periodically have the need to change IPs.

Define "NEED" and please do it in the context of the industry in which the company that employs you exists. What business need, selling more widgets or services more bacon stretchers "REQUIRES you to do this.

Sorry but I've heard this excuse hundreds if not thousands of times and it essentially always comes down to "WANT TO" rather than "NEED TO" so I'd be interested in your justification for your statement.

> My Oracle people
> tell me that changing the IP of servers in our web tier (Solaris) is
> nigh on impossible because it requires a complete reinstall of the
> software on that box.

And they are correct.

 > That seems completely absurd to me,

Funny. To me someone claiming to be a network admin but being ignorant of the needs of their customers seems absurd.

As an Oracle professional I can talk LUNS, striping, spindles, 0+1 vs 1+0. I can talk about cat5 and cat6 and zoning. I can talk about SDU and RPMS. And so can most other DBAs. Seems to me you should show an equal interest in what is running on your network and take some Oracle classes.

Sorry for being so harsh but there is no excuse for System Admins, Storage Admins, or Network Admins not showing a serious professional interest in something other than their own little box.

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Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Sat Jun 30 2007 - 00:45:44 CDT

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