Chapter 11: Managing Server Software
Fortune 500 companies have embraced Oracle and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Linux has become a dominant force in the server industry. More and more Fortune 500 companies have adopted Linux as a corporate standard. With Oracle’s presence over the server space with its engineered systems, Linux has become a norm for DBAs. In the world of engineered systems and virtualized infrastructures, DBAs often perform or share system administration responsibilities. The greatest Real Application Cluster (RAC) DBAs know Linux intimately and know the best practices for tuning it. For larger companies, a true delineation of roles and responsibilities still exists. This chapter is for DBAs who perform software management roles in the Linux world—in particular, Red Hat and Oracle Enterprise Linux (Oracle Linux).