Hands-On Lab

Database Upgrade Hands-On Lab

There are actually two labs at the moment:

Why are there two labs? We use the 18c lab already when we work with customers in 1:1 workshops. But we can’t offer it for download as long as the on-premises release of Oracle Database 18.3.0 is generally available. Once it is available, the 18c lab will be available for download on this page (approx early August 2018).

Upgrade to Oracle Database – Public Lab – May 2018

  • Download Hands On Lab “Upgrade, Migrate, Consolidate to Oracle Database
  • Hands-On Lab Instructions
  • Known Issues:
    • HOL Part 1
      • If the Upgrade Phase 107 takes more than 3 or 4 minutes please stop the upgrade with CTRL-C and restart it with catctl.pl -R -l /home/oracle catupgrd.sql – it should then complete within the given time. At this point of the lab there are some privileges cleaned up with DBMS_ASSERT – and in some cases this takes up to 45 minutes – not reproducible.
    • HOL Part 3
      • impdp fails in 1 out of 100 cases with:
        • $ impdp parfile=/home/oracle/IMP/ft.par 
          Import: Release - Production on Tue Mar 28 21:31:02 2017
          Copyright (c) 1982, 2017, Oracle and/or its affiliates.  All rights reserved.
          Connected to: Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production
          ORA-39006: internal error
          ORA-39113: Unable to determine database version
          ORA-06550: line 1, column 7:
          PLS-00352: Unable to access another database 'SOURCEDB'
          ORA-06550: line 1, column 7:
          PLS-00201: identifier 'SYS@SOURCEDB' must be declared
          ORA-06550: line 1, column 7:
          PL/SQL: Statement ignored
          ORA-39097: Data Pump job encountered unexpected error -6550
        • If this happens, reset the virtual box network configuration (disabled it, re-enabled it, set it back to NAT). Then start the image again – and now it should work.
  • Overview – what’s in the lab:
    Upgrade Hands-On Lab - Oracle Database - May 2018

Upgrade to Oracle Database 18.2.0 – Internal Lab – June 2018

The lab for Oracle Database 18c upgrades is setup similar as the previous lab. The big difference: we included a load generator and made the instructions online.

You start with the lab instructions here: