New Oracle Database Upgrade Lab for Oracle 18.3.0
Our new and updated Oracle Database Upgrade Hands-On Lab for Oracle 18.3.0 is finally live and can be downloaded via this link:
Of course, Oracle 18.3.0 is inside to upgrade to. But we changed the entire instructions set a bit. We included a simple load generator. And we added way more performance stuff. And of course fallback. As soon as Oracle 18.4.0 becomes available, patching will be included in the instructions as well. Everybody should have used OPatch at least once 🙂
What’s in the lab?
You will find 3 database homes patched with the July 2018 patch bundles:
- 188.8.131.52 with PSU July 2018
- 184.108.40.206 with BP July 2018
- 18.3.0 including RU July 2018
Plus 5 databases. 3 non-CDBs and 2 CDBs.
UPGR– 220.127.116.11 non-CDB database
FTEX– 18.104.22.168 non-CDB database
DB12– 22.214.171.124 non-CDB database
CDB1– 126.96.36.199 CDB database
CDB2– 18.3.0 CDB database
This is what you’ll find inside the hands-on lab virtual image. Click on the picture to get a larger view.
What are the basic requirements?
Of course you will need Oracle VirtualBox 5.x and the VirtualBox extensions to be installed. And yes, the lab is BIG. You will need 64GB of free space and 8GB of RAM. See the download link for more information and the links to the required software. And then start here with the setup part.
What’s not in the lab?
We didn’t include the instructions. You will find them here on the blog. Simple reason for this change: We can correct potential errors – and we can extend them at any time with more content.
Any further questions, suggestions etc?
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