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The Two Software Stacks of Oracle Database Appliance

Tammy Bednar
Senior Director of Product Management

We designed Oracle Database Appliance to provide simplicity, reliability, and the affordability to deploy a 2-Node RAC cluster in a matter of minutes.  In October 2011, Database Appliance accomplished this with Appliance Manager.  Appliance Manager is the software that contains the intelligence of the Database Appliance to automate deployment and management of the entire stack from hardware through the infrastructure. 

The first version of Appliance Manager is referred to as OAKCLI, which stands for Oracle Appliance Kit CLI.  Appliance Manager grew over the past few years to automate database provisioning, patching, virtualization management, and monitoring.

The next generation of Appliance Manger was released with the ODA X6 model family, called ODACLI.  Since there were some opportunities to make some changes, we thought it was the perfect time to change it to Oracle Database Appliance CLI. Beginning with ODA X6-2, we started creating hardware-specific books. Each book has a chapter for its command line interface.  To access the latest Database Appliance documentation, please go to:  http://www.oracle.com/goto/oda/docs

Over the next few months, we will continue to enhance ODACLI and all of the Database Appliance Hardware stacks will use ODACLI.

Below is a table to help you to identify the hardware and software models along with the plan to merge the stacks.

 
Release / Stack 12.2.1.2 Released Jan 2018 12.2.1.3 12.2.1.4 18.3.1.0
odacli bare metal and KVM support

ODA X7-2S, X7-2M, X7-2-HA

ODA X6-2S, X6-2M, X6-2L

ODA X7-2S, X7-2M, X7-2-HA

ODA X6-2S, X6-2M, X6-2L

ODA X7-2S, X7-2M, X7-2-HA

ODA X6-2S, X6-2M, X6-2L

ODA X7-2S, X7-2M, X7-2-HA

ODA X6-2S, X6-2M, X6-2L

ODA X5-2, X4-2, X3-2
oakcli bare metal

ODA X6-2-HA

ODA X5-2, X4-2, X3-2, V1

ODA X6-2-HA

ODA X5-2, X4-2, X3-2, V1

ODA X6-2-HA

ODA X5-2, X4-2, X3-2

Migrate to ODACLI
oakcli virtualization

ODA X7-2-HA

ODA X6-2-HA

ODA X5-2, X4-2, X3-2, V1

ODA X7-2-HA

ODA X6-2-HA

ODA X5-2, X4-2, X3-2, V1

ODA X7-2-HA

ODA X6-2-HA

ODA X5-2, X4-2, X3-2

ODA X7-2-HA

ODA X6-2-HA

ODA X5-2, X4-2, X3-2

 

Stay tuned for more information on the software merge of the Database Appliance stacks.

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