“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 22.214.171.124.2.0. 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:
What’s New for Oracle Database Appliance X5-2
Release 126.96.36.199.0 includes support for Oracle Database 188.8.131.52, and Oracle Database Appliance RDBMS clone files for Oracle Database Appliance X5-2.
You’ll download the image via this link:
Use patch 27119652 to update Oracle Database Appliance to release 184.108.40.206.0. The patch is available in My Oracle Support.Oracle Database Appliance X5-2, X4-2, X3-2, and V1 Patches
From a patching perspective, it’s important to recognize that these patches are included:
The following Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Oracle RDBMS updates are in this patch release:
- 220.127.116.11.171017 Release Update (RU)
- 18.104.22.168.171017 Bundle Patch (BP)
- 22.214.171.124.171017 Patch Set Update (PSU)
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 126.96.36.199 on ODA – and here are the most important links:
- Release Notes ODA 188.8.131.52.2.0
- Documentation ODA 184.108.40.206.2.0
- Oracle Database Appliance Patches
- Oracle ODA on OTN/o.com