Oracle Database 12.2 on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA)?

“Can I download and install Oracle Database 12.2 on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA)?”

I received such questions multiple times in the past weeks by different customers. One did ask me about their older X5-2, another person wanted to know where to download the image. At RMOUG somebody asked me when ODA will apply Bundle Patches (or Updates) instead of PSUs? And thanks to my PM mate Tammy Bednar, here’s the information also as a reminder to myself.

ODA stands for Oracle Database Appliance – it is an engineered system of software, servers, storage and networking that offers a simple, reliable, low-cost package for mid-range database workloads.

Oracle Database 12.2 on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA)?

Yes, you can. Please see the documentation links for ODA Enter the Release Notes and click on the appropriate link for your ODA. In this case, as the customer asked for an X5-2 the information is here:

And of course you can follow this pattern for all other ODAs as well.

Furthermore you may recognize that ODA now follows our patching recommendations as well, i.e. Updates for Oracle 12.2, Bundle Patches for Oracle 12.1 and Patch Set Updates for Oracle 11.2..


Yes, of course you can use Oracle on ODA – and here are the most important links:


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