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Oracle Database Appliance – /boot filling up

After the installation of the ODA bundle patch 2.4.0.0.0, the /boot filesystem on the ODA nodes was filled up to 84% (16 MB of 99 MB was free) and so Oracle Enterprise Manager started sending warnings about the default 80% … 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 – 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 – 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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Oracle Database Appliance – Appliance Manager

The Oracle Database Appliance is sold to allow customers to quickly deploy and Oracle RAC environment using Oracle’s best practices for deployment. And it is true that in less than 2 hours (thats excluding all things that needs to be … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Appliance – Deployment Steps

The installation (deployment) of an Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) is done by the ODA configuration manager. After you filled out all the information in the various screens (or you have loaded a parameter file and clicked next on all the … Continue reading

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