Software Updates, Best Practices and Notes
By Rene Kundersma-Oracle on Sep 09, 2011
With a very busy time behind and ahead of me, I still like to make mention of a couple of documents recently we published.
OPlan is now available for Linux as well as Solaris X86-64 for the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. The current version of OPlan is 188.8.131.52.5. For more details, see my previous post
The two notes mentioned below explain about how OPlan can be used and demo how OPLan works to clone the Grid Infrastructure on the Database Machine, patch the cloned home and switch to it. This is called out-of-place patching.
- MOS Note 1306814.1 - Oracle Software Patching with OPLAN
- MOS Note 1136544.1 - Minimal downtime patching via cloning 11gR2 ORACLE_HOME directories
Supported software versions for Exadata are still listed in MOS note 888828.1, this is where you will find a reference to the latest Exadata Storage Server software release: 184.108.40.206.5, available via patch 12849110. Please see note 1334254.1 for the details.
For the Database Server, the latest patch made available for 220.127.116.11 is Bundle Patch 10, available via Patch 12773458 (Linux version). Please know that BP's can be applied by EM, which makes patching more easy.
For ASR we now have release version 3.3 Released. Details can be found in Note 1185493.1.
The latest PDU metering unit firmware is 1.04 and available as patch 12871297.
For MAA Best pracitces releated to the database machine we released a real good document called "Oracle Exadata Database Machine Consolidation: Segregating Databases and Roles", which you can find here
Also releated to best practices is the document "MAA Best Practices for
Oracle Exadata Database Machine", you can find that here