Monday Oct 19, 2015

OOW 2015: CON8833 Best Practices from Oracle Development for Patching and Upgrading Oracle Exadata

Doug Utzig and I will be presenting a session on planned maintenance for Exadata this year at Oracle Open World. The session is called 'Best Practices from Oracle Development for Patching and Upgrading Oracle Exadata'. If you are interested please enroll for session: CON8833 at Thursday, Oct 29, 10:45 a.m. in Moscone South 102.  

Abstract:

Oracle Exadata administrators often ask how to patch and upgrade Oracle Exadata components with zero downtime and minimum operational effort. Attend this deep-dive session to learn Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture best practices directly from Oracle Development for the upgrade of every software component of Oracle Exadata with no database downtime and maximum automation and ease. Learn how to easily determine when to upgrade and to what version, and how to achieve a predictable, successful upgrade experience. Topics for experienced administrators include how to properly maintain and upgrade a customized Oracle Exadata system and how deploying Oracle VM on Oracle Exadata affects software maintenance.

Rene Kundersma 

Sunday May 26, 2013

Exadata Database Server Patching using the DB Node Update Utility

Today the 'DB Node Update Utility' (dbnodeupdate.sh utility) has been made available. The 'DB Node Update Utility' automates all the steps and checks to upgrade Oracle Exadata database servers to a new Exadata release and replaces the manual steps. The dbnodeupdate.sh utility includes the latest best practices and workarounds for known issues. Where appropriate, the script uses existing 'One-Time Helper scripts' or 'yum update commands'. The script uses the 'build-in' 'dbserver_backup.sh' script to perform backups before patching where possible. 

Four typical use cases for the dbnodeupdate.sh utility are :

  • One-Time Setup  (updating procedure for Exadata releases 11.2.2.4.2 running Oracle Linux 5.5 or later)
  • Updating database servers running Exadata releases later than 11.2.2.4.2 on Oracle Linux 5.5 or later
  • Rolling back updates
  • Post-Patching (or Post-Rollback steps) (relinking the Oracle homes, enabling Grid Infrastructure to start)

For more details, demo's and downloads see My Oracle Support Note 1553103.1

Rene Kundersma

About

Blog of Rene Kundersma, Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Oracle Development USA. I am designing and evaluating solutions and best practices around database MAA focused on Exadata. This involves HA, backup/recovery, migration and database consolidation and upgrades on Exadata. Opinions are my own and not necessarily those of Oracle Corporation. See http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/availability/htdocs/maa.htm.

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