Step 4 - Tools for Network Configuration
Learn Oracle - Oracle Net Configuration Assistant
The Oracle Universal Installer launches Oracle Net Configuration Assistant after the
database is installed. Oracle Net Configuration Assistant enables Oracle DBA to configure the
listening protocol address and service information for an Oracle database.
During a typical database install (as opposed to client install), Oracle Net
Configuration Assistant automatically configures a listener with a name of LISTENER
that has a TCP/IP listening protocol address for the Oracle database that Oracle DBA install. If
Oracle DBA do a custom install, Oracle Net Configuration Assistant prompts Oracle DBA to configure
a listener name and protocol address of your choice.
Oracle Net Configuration Assistant is primarily a post installation tool. Thereafter,
Oracle provides other means for network configuration, which are the Oracle
Enterprise Manager and Oracle Net Manager.
Enterprise Manager enables you to manage your server-side network configuration
with two pages: the Listener page and the Net Services Administration page.
The Net Services Administration page enables Oracle DBA to do the following:
Configure the following:
Local naming (tnsnames.ora files) on the machine running the database
Search and sort local and directory naming entries
Export directory naming entries to tnsnames.ora file
Perform the following administrative tasks for a selected listener:
Oracle DBA can navigate to the Net Services page from the Home page by clicking Listener
under General. The Listener page appears. Under Related Links, click Net Services
- Show current status
- Change status (start/stop listener)
- Change tracing settings
- Change logging settings
Oracle Net Manager
Oracle DBA can access Oracle Net Manager from the command line or for Windows platforms
through the Start menu.
For command line (UNIX, Linux, or Windows) run netmgr.
On Windows choose:
Start > Programs > Oracle - home-name > Configuration and Migration Tools >
Oracle Net Manager provides the same features as Oracle Enterprise Manager with the
addition of configuring profiles