This paper has a brief description of SQL Plans, the SMB, and why and how you migrate them between databases. It sucks to do a bunch of work, and then leave it behind. This was published in the RMOUG SQL>UPDATE Summer 2011 Newsletter.
Extra, to find SMB settings: select * from DBA_SQL_MANAGEMENT_CONFIG;
This paper specifically details issues I had with Oracle 10g/11g Shared Server functionality when running on Linux servers using HP Service Guard for failover. I had all the shared server functionality configured, but still got dedicated connections. This was published in the RMOUG SQL>UPDATE Summer 2009 Newsletter.
This paper demonstrates configuration of Oracle 11g Data Guard Physical standby. It details the steps to set up a basic configuration and includes some items not covered by the manual and other catches I found. This was published in the RMOUG SQL>UPDATE Summer 2010 Newsletter.
This paper demonstrates additional configuration and features of Oracle 11g Data Guard Physical standby, in Active Data Guard. This was published in the RMOUG SQL>UPDATE Fall 2010 Newsletter.
No, this is not a paper, just my notes after configuring DataGuard broker.