Installing Oracle Database 18c

This blog post about Installing Oracle Database 18c applies to all Oracle 18c releases. I wrote a while ago about one very important change: Oracle Database 18c – Some Important Changes and explained that the installation is now image based. You’ll find other posts as part of my series on how to install and upgrade to Oracle Database 18c here: Deinstalling Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Installing Oracle Database 18.1.0 Patching Oracle 18.1.0 to 18.2.0 Upgrade Oracle 12.2.0.1 to Oracle Database 18c on-premises Installing Oracle Database 18c Oracle Database 18c on-premises is supposed to be generally available with the July 2018 Update….

Upgrade Hands-On Lab – Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 – May 2018

Roy just uploaded a newer version of our Upgrade Hands-On Lab – Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 – May 2018. The previous version had – I believe – and early drop of Oracle 12.2.0.1 installed. And recently somebody complained that certain Multitenant operations such as Hot Cloning with Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 don’t work but result in errors. Therefore, we updated it. Upgrade Hands-On Lab – Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 – May 2018 The size requirements unfortunately are still the same. Your machine should have 8GB of RAM and you will need a bit more than 60GB free space on disk. You “could” run…

IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab

It’s already mid of April again. One year after IOUG Collaborate 2017. And I was soooo sick last year. This time Roy will fly to Las Vegas and provide an upgrade talk and a lab. Last year for the planning we agreed that this year I would do the RMOUG conference, and Roy instead fly to Nevada. So it’s time for IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab. IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab Roy will give a Hands-On Lab about upgrading to Oracle Database 12.2 on Sunday – and an…

Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION

Just a few days to go … I’ll be on my way to San Francisco soon for my tenth or eleventh Oracle Open World Conference 2017 soon. And I look forward to it. Roy has compiled a Focus-On document for Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION Upgrades Migrations Consolidation with Multitenant Patching The new release model Our talks and labs of course Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION Please find the Focus-On Upgrades and Migrations page here: https://events.rainfocus.com/widget/oracle/oow17/1505826559931001NQPG Register for our talks and labs at OOW…

Oracle Open World 2017: Database Upgrade / Migration Sessions and Labs

Time flies. It’s just a few weeks until 2017’s Oracle Open World Conference in San Francisco. Yes, I’m looking forward to it as it is a perfect place to meet with customers, discuss upgrade and migration topics, and of course learn from each other. And you should come by at our Oracle Open World 2017: Database Upgrade / Migration Sessions and Labs. No marketing content. Guaranteed. Just real facts and real customers. On stage. Live and in color. Uncensored. Oracle Open World 2017: Database Upgrade / Migration Sessions and Labs Click here to access our sessions and labs directly in…

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…

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…

COLLABORATE15: Hands On Lab: Bring Your Laptop!!!

Wednesday, Apr  15, 2015, Roy and I will deliver two Hands-On Labs at COLLABORATE15 in the “Southseas Room A” in the morning. If you are signed up and read this please don’t forget to bring your laptop with a VNC installed – and power charged for at least 1 hour. You will access the lab via a VNC session – there are no laptops in the room – and the hotel doesn’t provide power strips for labs shorter than 1 hour 🙁 Unfortunately we don’t have access to the registration data. Therefore we are unable to inform you upfront directly….

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…

Virtual Technology Summit with Hands-On Labs!

If you are at all interested in upgrade to Oracle Database 12c, you really should sign up for the Virtual Technology Summit for February. This is a “pseudo-live” event with recorded webcasts and live experts online to answer questions. Even better, it includes a hands-on lab that will take you through the process of: Upgrading from 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2 Plugging that upgraded database in as a PDB Migrating a second 11.2.0.4 database to a second PDB using the new Full Transportable Export/Import feature The Virtual Technology Summit will run three times: US Timezone February 11, 2015  – 9am to 12:30pm…

VBox Hands-on-Lab image – build your own :-)

Oh … I know … I promised to post all the details how I’ve build up our pretty straight forward Hands-On-Lab Roy, Carol, Cindy, Joe and I used at OOW and some other occasions to let you upgrade, migrate and consolidate databases to Oracle Database 12c and into Oracle Multitenant. And well, some have emailed me already … and I had this feeling that my schedule will be very tight after OOW. Even right now (Sunday evening) I’m already back at my second home, Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Munich Airport. Waiting for my flight to Rome in an hour or…

OOW2014 – Presentation and Hands.On.Lab

Thanks to everybody for coming by yesterday evening to our talk about Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c. It was really a pleasure to speak in front of so many interested people 🙂 If you’d like to download the slides please access them via the Slides Downloads Center to your right – or via this direct link: OOW 2014: Upgrade, Migrate, Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c Or you may get the huge +500 slide deck covering all the different options and much more about Oracle Database 12c here: Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c And thanks to everybody…

OOW 2014 – Upgrade Hands-On-Lab at NIKKO HOTEL

This year’s Oracle Open World will be a real challenge logistically for us. Non-privileged employees were assigned to airport hotels only. So Roy, Joe, Dean and I stay >16 miles (>25km) away from Moscone Center. And to make things even more complicated due to some reconstruction at the Moscone Center (I hope they’ll get rid of their 1990s audio equipment and such) our Hands On Labs for instance are at the NIKKO Hotel, not at the Marriott Marquee anymore. These are the dates for our HOL about How to upgrade to Oracle Database 12c and plug into Oracle Multitenant: Monday…

OOW 2013: Hands On Lab

Hello everybody, thanks a lot for your attendance at our Hands On Lab at OOW 2013 – glad that you’ve made it through our 4 HOL tasks 🙂 And sorry again for the slow laptops but that’s not under our control. For those who wanted to download the slides please use the slides from our OOW talk as it contains almost all of the slides we’ve showed during the lab. And in case you want to get the full set of over 500 slides about Upgrade, Migration and Consolidation to Oracle Database 12c please find them in the Slides Download…