Sunday Jul 07, 2013

Find Hardware list of Last Support Date (LSD)

To get the Oracle hardware system last ship dates and Premier Support status, go to My Oracle Support (MOS) at http://support.oracle.com, then go to the Knowledge Tab->Sun System Handbook->EOL Systems tab and click on "List of Supported Hardware (With Last Ship Dates Announced)".

This will get you to the following MOS Doc:

List of Supported Oracle Hardware (With Last Ship Dates Announced) [ID 1450710.1]

Oracle hardware systems listed in the "List of Supported Oracle Hardware (With
Last Ship Dates Announced)" document are being supported for an indefinite period under Premier Support based on availability and sourcing of parts. You will see a lot of systems are still supported.

Thursday Jan 17, 2013

Announcement: Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card Support

Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card Support for Sun Server X3-2L Systems[Read More]

Saturday Feb 18, 2012

Oracle Database Appliance Support Policy Changes

The following changes have been announced on February 15th:

Software Agents:

Beginning immediately software release, all Oracle or 3rd-party software agents, including management, monitoring, and authorization agents, will be supported on ODA. We will no longer maintain a white list of agents that will be supported.  Customers may load any software agent, or write and deploy their own agents.  Oracle will provide patches for Oracle software and Linux libraries.  Agents that ship as part of the Oracle Linux distribution will be automatically patched as part of our appliance patching process.

Target Support Date:  Now

Multiple Oracle Database Homes:

Effective with a future appliance software release, Oracle Database Appliance will support unlimited number of Oracle database homes on each server.  The Grid Infrastructure home must be the latest appliance release, but database homes can be any release supported by the appliance.  Initial support will be limited to database homes on release 11.2.0.2 and 11.2.0.3 (current).

The Appliance Manager will be enhanced to support creation of multiple database homes and multiple databases.  It will be able to create a database home on the latest appliance release and will apply all recommended patches for that release.  It will also be able to create a database home on an earlier supported release (11.2.0.2). 

Oracle will continue to provide complete patching for the appliance.  The patch wizard will give customers the option of patching the infrastructure (firmware, OS, GI) and all database homes, or just the infrastructure.  If you patch all homes, all homes (GI+DB) will be brought up to the current release (11.2.0.3).  If you patch just the infrastructure, you may patch the database homes independently.  We will provide as part of the appliance bundle patch, all recommended database patches for the current appliance release (11.2.0.3).  If you choose to have a database home that remains on an earlier database release (11.2.0.2), you must download database bundle patches from MOS, but can use the appliance patching tools to apply the database bundle patches to that database home.

Target Release Date:  Q3CY2012

More information:  More information is available in an FAQ here.


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