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Oracle Database Appliance – Problem Replacing Shared Disk (2.4)

As with all systems, a disk failure can happen and so we had a failing disk on one of our ODA’s. As mentioned in the ODA documentation, replacing a disk is easy and OAK does everything for you. Actually it … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Appliance – Installing Bundle Patch 2.3.0.0.0

On 23 july 2012 ODA bundle patch 2.3.0.0.0 was released, a long awaited version which should (and indeed does) include multi-home support. As with each new bundle patch, in this version the patch process is getting more robust and the … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Appliance – cleanupDeploy X-windows failure

Whenever something goes wrong during the deployment of an ODA, you can try to fix the problem and restart the deployment from the step where the deployment failed (using the GridInst.pl script). Sometimes however when the deployment fails, restarting the … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Appliance – odachk

With the release of ODA patch bundle 2.2.0.0.0 a tool available on Exadata only, is available for ODA too. This tool named “Exadata Configuration Audit Tool – exachk” is modified and renamed to odachk and is located in /opt/oracle/oak/odachk. With … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Appliance – Installing Patch Bundle 2.2

On 17 April 2012 ODA patch bundle 2.2.0.0.0 was released, which includes an Linux kernel upgrade (2.6.18-194.32.1.0.1.e15 to 2.6.32-300.11.1.el5uek – Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel), Oracle Grid Infrastructure patchset 11.2.0.3.2 and Oracle RDBMS patchset 11.2.0.3.2. Oracle made the installation of various parts … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Appliance – Installing Patch Bundle 2.1.0.3.0

We just finished installing ODA Patch Bundle 2.1.0.3.0 on one of our ODA’s….. There goes one of the key features for the ODA – Simple one-button patch installation. As a DBA (and I think all administrators) are very reserved when … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Appliance – Critical Patch Bundle 2.1.0.3.1

Oracle found a bug (a Seagate firmware issue) for ODA’s with Patch Bundle 2.1.0.3.0 applied. They highly recommend the installation of patch 13817532 after you’ve applied Patch Bundle 2.1.0.3.0. The problem is described in MOS note 1438089.1, but in short … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Appliance – Applying one-off patches

Until now, one of the biggest problems with the ODA was with applying one-off patches on Oracle Homes for high-impact problems. The only supported patching of an ODA was by installing an ODA patch bundle which (could) include Oracle Database … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Appliance – Installing patch 2.1.0.1.0

Just recently (31 December 2012) the first Patch Bundle (MOS patch name 13539664 – LNX64-112-CMT: PLACE HOLDER BUG FOR OAK PATCH 2.1.0.1.0) for the ODA was released. This Patch Bundle only contains firmware updates for the shared disks (HDD) and … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Appliance – Inventory and Package Repostitory

An Oracle Database Appliance has its own inventory to keep track of all installed firmware and software component versions and patches. ODA patches are released in the form of patch bundles. ODA patch bundles can contain patches for: System Firmware … Continue reading

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