This paper will review the issues involved in sizing an Oracle Applications project. The topics will include initial machine sizing, the different environments required, refresh procedures, and final system sizing. Installation and patching requirements will be addressed along with a methodology for handling long term capacity planning.
The purpose of this paper is to address the issues of sizing an Oracle Applications project and highlight the issues involved from a technical perspective. As an Oracle Applications DBA I have assisted with numerous Oracle Applications project implementations and invariably technical architecture issues surface that cause frustrations or delays the project. If more technical architecture planning was done at the beginning of a project many of these problems could be avoided or dealt with in a more efficient manner.