Interesting things happen. And I learned (credits to Arun Gupta and others) that there is a change in Oracle Database 12.2 environments I wasn’t aware: The DBCA 12.2 does not update
/etc/oratab in GI / RAC environments. Let me give you some extra information and hints on this topic as it may cause some strange situations.… [Read More]
Very good news for all customers using Oracle RESTART:
The Oracle RESTART deprecation announcement got withdrawn.
I have blogged in the past several times about Oracle RESTART of course either regarding upgrade, downgrade and patching:
And one of the customers I work with for quite a while, Swiss Mobiliar Insurance uses Oracle RESTART for all their Oracle Database environments:
The question all customers I deal with who use Oracle RESTART: How long will Oracle support it?… [Read More]
I’ve had some interesting discussions with Anil Nair, our RAC Product Manager and a customer in the past days. The customer was looking for a definite statement that they can have a higher version of Patch Set Updates (PSUs) or Proactive Bundle Patches (BPs) in the Database homes than in the Grid Infrastructure home managing the resources.… [Read More]
++++++ Sorry – this is a German event only thus I will write in German ++++++
Ich bin schon sehr gespannt.
Am 2. Februar 2017 wird im Intercity Hotel in Mainz das DOAG Noon2Noon zum Thema “Upgrade, Migration und Multitenant” stattfinden. Von 12:00h mittags bis 12:00h mittags am Folgetag.… [Read More]
Last week at the upgrade workshop in Budapest a customer had a interesting and – I believe – not uncommon question.
“How can I upgrade my Linux Operating System in my RAC environment without taking the entire cluster down?”
In this specific case the customer wanted to upgrade from RHEL 5.10 to RHEL6 or RHEL7.… [Read More]
Germans are not only known for being precise and timely – but sometimes also for being too direct. Well, Roy could tell you stories … and I always honor his politeness 🙂
Enough about stereotypes. I work with a customer at the moment on their 12c upgrades. And I did recommend the most recent PSU (Patch Set Updates) for their Grid Infrastructure environments running Oracle Restart.… [Read More]
During the installation of Oracle Grid Infrastructure 188.8.131.52 you’ve had the following option to choose YES/NO to install the Grid Infrastructure Management Repository (GIMR) database MGMTDB:
With Oracle Grid Infrastructure 184.108.40.206 this choice has become obsolete and the above screen does not appear anymore. The GIMR database has become mandatory.… [Read More]