You are in for some fun. =)
First thing, do you want 9i or 10g OID? 10g OID is a lot harder to setup
because Oracle, in their infinite wisdom, bundled OAS with OID. The OUI is
fairly decent (we started with 10gR1, which was ugly), and I do not recall
any gotcha's offhand. You will then have to decide if you want a flat
hierarchy or not - flat is much easier, but also less flexible. If you have
a fairly simple setup, go with flat.
You will not be upgrading, per se. You are installing a new product, and
will migrate connect data after you initialize OID. As you start to get your
hands dirty, you will realize there is a whole new language to OID - namely,
LDAP. You will constantly be bombarded with terms like "cn=" and "dn=" -
learn what they mean and how to use them, because when you implement your
production OID, it really helps to have a good handle on the ramifications
of your decisions. I personally got burned with that, since I had a very
slight grasp at the time.
The online documentation is very thorough and comprehensive, but does not
lend itself well to those who are unfamiliar with LDAP (IMHO). There is a
bit of a learning curve - I think I filed 4 or 5 SRs just to set it up.
The good news is that once it is up and running, it tends to be easy to
maintain and most of the default parameters out of the box we have found to
On 1/23/07, Kerber, Andrew wrote:
Since onames is no longer supported in 10g, we are going to have to
upgrade from onames to Oracle internet directory. And I have no idea
how to do it. Right now we have a legacy Onames installation that
works, but I really know nothing about it. We have good doc on how to
add instances, but it is just a step by step set of documentation, it
doesn't explain anything. I have always used tnsnames in the past, and
the person who set up the onames installation is gone.
Has anyone gone through the process of upgrading from onames to oid, and
know what is involved, or seen a set of upgrade instructions? I opened
a service request with Oracle, but who knows how good their help will
Andrew W. Kerber
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