Exadata System Software Updates - November 2021

November 23, 2021 | 2 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 November 2021 releases.

 

Exadata System Software Update 21.2.6.0.0

Exadata System Software 21.2.6.0.0 Update is now generally available. 21.2.6.0.0 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 21.2.5.0.0 was released in October 2021
  • Latest Linux Kernel Update for Oracle Linux 7 with critical and security updates
  • Latest Ksplice Uptrack Updates for Oracle Linux 6 with critical fixes and security updates
  • Updated InfiniBand (IB) Switch firmware version (2.2.16-3)
  • Updated ILOM 5.0 firmware on X8-2, X7-8, and X8-8 servers with the latest important fixes and security updates
  • Latest Jetty version update

For further information, see:

  • Exadata 21.2.6.0.0 release and patch (33532959) (Doc ID 2813519.1)
  • Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server Supported Versions (Doc ID 888828.1)

 

Exadata System Software 20.1.16.0.0

Exadata System Software 20.1.16.0.0 Update is now generally available. 20.1.16.0.0 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 20.1.15.0.0 was released in October 2021
  • Latest Linux Kernel Update for Oracle Linux 7 with critical and security updates
  • Latest Ksplice Uptrack Updates for Oracle Linux 6 with critical and security updates
  • Updated InfiniBand (IB) Switch firmware version (2.2.16-3)
  • Updated ILOM 5.0 firmware on X8-2, X7-8, and X8-8 servers with the latest important fixes and security updates
  • Latest Jetty version update

Customers using Exadata X8M should update to Exadata System Software 21.2.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 V1017729-01 - Storage cell ISO/PXE image (20.1.16.0.0.211117.1)
  2. Part V1017730-01 - Database Server ISO/PXE image (20.1.16.0.0.211117.1)

For further information, see:

  • Exadata 20.1.16.0.0 release and patch (33532963) (Doc ID 2813518.1)
  • 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 through twitter @GavinAtHQ, @alex_blyth, and @ExadataPM.

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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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