Hands-On Lab available: Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2.0.1

Thanks to Roy – our Hands-On Lab “Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2” is now available for download from OTN. Download Hands-On Lab “Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2” Download the Hands-On Lab Instructions as PDF Instructions and technical requirements are clearly documented on the OTN page as well. The lab is based on Virtual Box and can be easily imported upon download and unzip. You can always access the lab via the blog’s top menu as well: Inside the lab you’ll find : UPGR – an Oracle 11.2.0.4 database ready to be upgraded to Oracle…

VBox 5.0.10/12 issues with PERL and Seg Faults – UPDATE

A bit more than two months ago I did hear from several people having issues with our Hands-On Lab environment. And it became clear that only those who use Oracle Virtual Box 5 see such errors. VBox 5.0.10 crash issues with our Hands-On-Lab Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.x – Segmentation Fault in PERL Then I read Danny Bryant‘s blog post (thanks to Deiby Gomez for pointing me to it) about similar issues and a potential solution yesterday: http://dbaontap.com/2016/01/13/vbox5/ And interestingly one of my colleagues, our PL/SQL product manager Bryn Llewellyn started an email thread and a test internally yesterday as well. The…

New version of our Hands-On Lab available for download “Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle 12c” HOL

Yes! Finally … Roy did all the hard work and patched all our environments with the most recent PSUs. And he managed also to upload our Hands-On Lab not only internally to retriever (Oracle internally) but also to OTN. What you’ll be able to do? Upgrade an 11.2.0.4 database UPGR to Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Plug in UPGR into the CDB2, an Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Container database, and make it a PDB Migrate an 11.2.0.4 database FTEX into another PDB using the Full Transportable Export/Import feature Unplug an Oracle Database 12.1.0.1 PDB and plug it into an Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 container database…

VBox 5.0.10 crash issues with our Hands-On-Lab

I’ve ran two Hands-On-Workshops with customers and partners in Italy last week in Milano where we used our well known and thousands-of-times proven Hand-On-Lab environment: Download Link: Hands-On-Lab “Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c” But this time some people failed while running the lab with random corruptions either shutting down the entire VM while running – or displaying file corruptions in the spfile – or other issues. The common thing in all cases: People had VBox 5.0.10 downloaded and installed right before the workshop. Of course they’ve did it – as I’m tempted too since weeks. Every time…

Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.x – Segmentation Fault in PERL

Please see as well: VBox 5.0.10 crash issues with our Hands-On-Lab   Yesterday and the day before I’ve exchanged several emails with Ana who downloaded our Hands-On-Lab from here: Hands On Lab Upgrade, Migrate, Consolidate to 12c after OOW15, encountering a SEGMENTATION FAULT when trying to start the database upgrade with catctl.pl: $ $ORACLE_HOME/perl/bin/perl catctl.pl catupgrd.sql Segmentation fault  Very strange thing …  The database is in upgrade mode (checked this in the alert.log) and there are no strange things mentioned anywhere. Plus hundreds of people have run and completed our lab so far. Tue Nov 10 20:39:47 2015 MMON started…

OOW 2015 – if you’ve missed our Upgrade Hands On Lab

Ready to kick off with the first of our four Hands-On-Labs at OOW15 at the Nikko Hotel. Currently it’s calm before the storm  … But just in case you didn’t grab a seat at one of the labs then please come to our talk today (Monday!) at 1:30pm in Moscone South 102 as we’ll show you the core parts of the lab – and you’ll be able to download it later on from the blog and run it by yourself. Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c: Live and Uncensored! [CON6777] Mike Dietrich, Master Product Manager, Oracle Roy Swonger, Sr…

Hands-On-Lab “Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c” available for DOWNLOAD now!

Wow … that was a hard piece of work. Roy put a lot of effort into getting our Hands-On-Lab on OTN for download. We promised to have it available after OOW – or at least a description how to create it by yourself. And finally it’s there. Find it here: Download Link: Hands-On-Lab “Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c” A few important things to mention before you start the download: It’s a Virtual Box image You will need to install Oracle Virtual Box first – and please install also the VBox Extensions Your PC must have a 64-bit…