I rarely blog twice a day – but this message is the one a good number of people have waited for quite a while. Oracle Database 18c for AIX, HP-UX and zLinux available for download from eDelivery as of now. The software is not on OTN or oracle.com yet in the usual download section. I’m blindly guessing that it will be there soon, maybe tonight already.
Oracle Database 18c for AIX, HP-UX and zLinux available
→ Please go to eDelivery (also known as the Oracle Software Cloud) and type into the search line:
“Oracle Database” – then hit “Search“.
→ Then click on the first entry being displayed saying:
“DLP: Oracle Database 126.96.36.199.0 ( Oracle Database In-Memory, Oracle Database Vault )”
→ Afterwards click on the Cart saying “Selected Software“.
→ Once you see the Cart’s contents, you can choose now which operating system you’d like to download Oracle 18c on-premises for.
And you’ll get Oracle Database 18.4.0 including the October 2018 Release Update already.
- Oracle Database 18c on Linux is available
- Oracle Database 18c for Windows is available
- Oracle Database 18c on SPARC is available
- Upgrade to Oracle Database 18c on premises
Really great to have 18c on AIX finally.
But Mike do you have a customer who did the upgrade from 188.8.131.52?
After upgrading as described in the documentation the ASM instance won‘t come up anymore.
Opened a SR and it seems to be a bug.
Will see what how support engineer will go on.
I have no AIX machine anywhere 🙁
But see here, what Arun commented on another blog post:
“After applying July 2018 patch to Exadata, we were hit by bug 28571483 (Doc ID 28571483.8). ASM instance crashed on all cluster nodes taking down databases with it. We had to apply interim patch 28571483 to fix the issue.”
Is this the same thing?
By any chance do we get 18.4 for windows available ? (if you say no, i will play with 18.3 -else will wait for 18.4 to play with)
so far dont see that yet.
Well, Windows follows it’s own patching schema not having RUs but staying with Bundle Patches.
So it should be on MOS. But I couldn’t find it as the Patch Download Advisor does not list 18c as a potential release for Windows.
And MOS 161818.1 has no “Availability and Known Issues” for 18c listed even though we asked for it months ago.
I can only recommend you to open an SR please – I get so tired by finding out that key MOS notes lack essential information or don’t get updated or have year-old-outdated links listed 🙁