Exadata System Software Updates - August 2021

August 24, 2021 | 4 minute read
Gavin Parish
Senior Principal Product Manager
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To give you a single place to keep up with Exadata technical news, we'll post Exadata System Software releases here on blogs.oracle.com/exadata as soon as they are available. This post details the August 2021 releases.

 

Exadata System Software Update 21.2.3.0.0

Exadata System Software 21.2.3.0.0 Update is now generally available. 21.2.3.0.0 is a maintenance release that adds critical bug fixes and security fixes on top of 21.2.X releases. It contains the following:

  • Exadata Software updates for important bugs discovered after 21.2.2.0.0 was released in July 2021
  • Latest Linux Kernel Update for Oracle Linux 7 with critical and security updates
  • Latest Ksplice Uptrack Updates for Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 6 with critical and security updates
  • Latest JDK package update
  • Updated ILOM 5.0 firmware on X7-2, X8-2, X7-8 and X8-8 servers with the latest important fixes and security updates
  • Updated RDMA Ethernet Card firmware
  • Updated Persistent Memory firmware on X8M servers

For further information, see:

  • Exadata 21.2.3.0.0 release and patch (33227033) (Doc ID 2791716.1)
  • Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server Supported Versions (Doc ID 888828.1)

 

Exadata System Software 20.1.13.0.0

Exadata System Software 20.1.13.0.0 Update is now generally available. 20.1.13.0.0 is a maintenance release that adds critical bug fixes and security fixes on top of 20.1.X releases. It contains the following:

  • Exadata Software updates for important bugs discovered after 20.1.12.0.0 was released in July 2021
  • Latest Linux Kernel Update for Oracle Linux 7 with critical and security updates
  • Latest Ksplice Uptrack Updates for Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 6 with critical and security updates
  • Latest JDK package update
  • Updated ILOM 5.0 firmware on X7-2, X8-2, X7-8 and X8-8 servers with the latest important fixes and security updates
  • Updated RDMA Ethernet Card firmware
  • Updated Persistent Memory firmware on X8M servers

Customers using Exadata X8M should update to Exadata System Software 20.1.x.0.0.

Note: Starting 20.1.x.0.0 release, the Storage and Database Server ISO/PXE image files are available only on edelivery/OSDC:

  1. Part V1010930-01 - Storage cell ISO/PXE image (20.1.13.0.0.210817)
  2. Part V1010931-01 - Database Server ISO/PXE image (20.1.13.0.0.210817)

For further information, see:

  • Exadata 20.1.13.0.0 release and patch (33231321) (Doc ID 2791717.1)
  • Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server Supported Versions (Doc ID 888828.1)

 

Exadata System Software Update 19.3.20.0.0

As mentioned in the last post, July 2021 was the final release in the 19.3 Exadata Sustaining Releases. Exadata System Software 19.3.20.0.0 Update is generally available. 19.3.20.0.0 is a maintenance release that adds critical bug fixes and security fixes on top of 19.3.X releases. It contains the following:

  • Exadata Software updates for important bugs discovered after 19.3.19.0.0 was released in April 2021
  • Latest Linux Kernel Update for Oracle Linux 7 and Xen update with critical and security updates
  • Latest Ksplice Uptrack Updates for Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle VM Server with critical and security updates
  • CPU July 2021 WebLogic Server security updates (12.2.1.3)
  • Latest JDK package update
  • Updated ILOM 5.0 firmware on X6-2, X7-2, and X8-2 servers with the latest important fixes and security updates
  • Updated RDMA Ethernet Card firmware
  • Updated firmware for 600GB hard disks on X4-2, X5-2, X6-2, and X7-2 Database Servers with the latest important fixes
  • Updated firmware for 1.2TB hard disks on X3-2, X4-2 Storage Servers, X8-2 and X8M-2 Database Servers with the latest important fixes
  • Updated firmware for 3.2TB Flash cards on X6-2 Storage Servers

Customers using Exadata X8M should update to Exadata System Software 20.1.x.0.0.

Please Note: July 2021 (19.3.20.0.0) release was the final release in the 19.3 Exadata Sustaining Releases. Please refer to My Oracle Support Note 888828.1 for release schedule updates and accessibility policy for software releases older than 9 months.

For further information, see:

  • Exadata 19.3.20.0.0 release and patch (33120839) (Doc ID 2767283.1)
  • Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server Supported Versions (Doc ID 888828.1)

 

Exadata System Software Update 18.1.34.0.0

As mentioned in the last post, July 2021 was the final release in the 18.1 Exadata Sustaining Releases. Exadata System Software 18.1.34.0.0 Update is generally available. 18.1.34.0.0 is a quarterly maintenance release that adds critical bug fixes and security fixes on top of 18.1.X releases. It contains the following:

  • Exadata Software updates for important bugs discovered after 18.1.33.0.0 released in April 2021
  • Latest Ksplice Uptrack Updates for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle VM Server with critical and security updates
  • Latest Xen update with critical and security updates
  • CPU July 2021 WebLogic Server security updates (10.3.6.0)
  • Updated InfiniBand (IB) Switch Firmware (2.2.16-2)
  • Latest JDK package update
  • Updated ILOM 5.0 firmware on X6-2, X7-2, and X8-2 servers with the latest important fixes and security updates
  • Updated firmware for 600GB hard disks on X4-2, X5-2, X6-2, and X7-2 Database Servers with the latest important fixes
  • Updated firmware for 1.2TB hard disks on X4-2 Storage Servers
  • Updated firmware for 3.2TB hard disks on X6-2 Storage Servers

Please Note: July 2021 (18.1.34.0.0) release was the final release in 18.1 Exadata Sustaining Releases. Please refer to My Oracle Support Note 888828.1 for release schedule updates and accessibility policy for software releases older than 9 months.

Exadata 20.1.x.0.0 is the best upgrade target for all 18.1.X Exadata Customers.

For further information, see: 

  • Exadata 18.1.34.0.0 release and patch (33112953) (Doc ID 2767275.1)
  • Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server Supported Versions (Doc ID 888828.1)

 

Huge thank you to our Exadata Sustaining Team, who provide these releases to protect and enhance the value of your Exadata investments. 

We are always interested in your feedback. You are welcome to engage with us via comments here.

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Gavin Parish

Senior Principal Product Manager

Gavin is a product manager in Oracle’s Exadata team, with a focus on software and hardware roadmap. Prior to the Exadata team, Gavin was a founding member of the team responsible for launching the industry’s first on-premises public cloud technology - Oracle Cloud at Customer. In his 15 years in Oracle Product Management, Presales and Consulting roles, Gavin has developed a robust understanding of all things Oracle, helping customers architect and implement a variety of infrastructure and application technologies.


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