The Oracle Database Instances module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands-on skills in the following topics.

  • Understand Initialization Parameter Files
  • Understand how to Start Up and Shutting Down an Oracle Instance
  • View the alert logs and access dynamic performance view

Exercise 1 - Understanding Initialization Parameter Files

In this exercise, you will:

  • Establish a connection to the database using SQL*Plus
  • Display Database Parameters
  • Learn the difference between V$PARAMETER and V$SPPARAMETER
  • Change parameter values

Exercise 2 - Starting Up and Shutting Down an Oracle Instance

In this exercise you will learn:

  • How to start an Oracle database instance
  • How shutdown an Oracle database Instance

Exercise 3 - Viewing the Alert Logs and Access Dynamic Performance View

Oracle contains a set of views that are maintained by the database server and are accessible to the database administrator user SYS.

In this exercise you will:

  • Understand the dynamic performance view
  • The data in these views is continuously updated while a database is in use and relates primarily to performance and hence the view is called dynamic performance view.

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