305: What Can Data Guard Broker Do For You?
Kenney Snell , UPS    Biography

Objectives: To provide the user community a better method of using and implementing Data Guard using the Broker
To learn how to install, operate, monitor, diagnose problems and fix problems when the Broker breaks
To provide the user community an easier method to test / manage Disaster Recovery solutions with DG
Abstract: Data Guard Broker is a configuration management, tracking / monitoring, and operational tool to manage your Data Guard primary and alternate site database solution. By storing each database instance into the Broker configuration file, the entire primary, physical and logical standby databases are viewed and managed as a single database unit.

The broker configuration has a heartbeat mechanism that is constantly checking to see if communication and log movement is taking place between all databases within the configuration. This monitoring and tracking mechanism also provides a heath check to ensure that switchover or fail over operations are possible.

A single command for switchover or fail over operations provides an easier method to switch the database role to the alternate site. One can issue the commands by connecting to any of the databases in the broker configuration.

The Broker configuration allows one to use OMS Grid control to monitor the entire configuration.

Audiernce Focus: Architects
Expertise: Intermediate
Track: Database
Date: Monday, April 14, 2008
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM