Thursday Jan 23, 2014

How Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c enables the patching of RHEL on OVCA guest OS

In this following short note, Simon Hayler describes how Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c enables the patching of RHEL running as a guest on OVCA. The methodology is to utilize the Custom Channel features of Enterprise Manager 12c Linux Patching. The high level steps are as follows:

 

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Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

Oracle Database Appliance 2.8 is now available on MOS

On November 19th Oracle released ODA 2.8 Patch on MOS.

This update includes:
  • Shared Repository support for Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform
  • Virtual Local Area Network support for Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform
  • Hardware Monitoring Tool reports data from sensors in subsystems with X3-2
  • Initial deployment does not require configuration of initial Oracle Database or Oracle Enterprise Database Control

The Documentation has been uploaded to OTN.

Find a more detailed explanation about the new features of 2.8 update, in the presentation and replay of "Friday's With Sohan" here:

Note: OPN Member account required to access PDF and replay

Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

Announcement: Oracle Database Appliance 2.5 patch update now available

The long awaited Oracle Database Appliance Manager 2.5 release is now available in MOS -- this includes the Virtualized platform option as well.

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Monday Nov 05, 2012

Announcement: Oracle Database Appliance 2.4 patch update now available

The Oracle Database Appliance 2.4 patch is now available from My Oracle Support (MOS). 

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Thursday Apr 19, 2012

ODA: Software update 2.2.0.0.0 now on MOS

The software update patch 2.2.0.0.0 for ODA is now available via MOS.  This Patch can be applied on ODA nodes running any previous versions 2.1.0.0.0, 2.1.0.1.0, 2.1.0.2.0, 2.1.0.3.0 or 2.1.0.3.1.

Also available in the 2.2.0.0.0 flavor are the ISO bare metal restore image and end user bundle.

The three biggest changes are:

1- Upgrade GI/DB to 11.2.0.3.2 (optional)
2- Upgrade the OS to 5.8 UEK1 (Mandatory)
3- New firmwares for existing components and new to Support new Disk Models (both SAS and SATA)

Latest releases:

  • ODA Patch 2.2.0.0.0 Patch :13858874
    • Upgrades OS from OEL 5.5 to UEK 5.8
    • Upgrades GI/RDBMS from 11.2.0.2.[4,5] to 11.2.0.3.2
  • End User GI/RDBMS clone 2.2.0.0.0 Patch: 12978712
    • Used for all new deployments.
    • Latest 2.2.0.0.0 End User GI/RDBMS clone includes 11.2.0.3.2 GI + RDBMS for Oracle Database Appliance
  • OS ISO Image 2.2.0.0.0: Patch:12999313
    • Used for Bare Metal Restore.

For more details see MOS note 888888.1

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