Oracle Database Appliance Software version 2.6 is now available for Download. ODA 2.6 is the first version that contains combined software for ODA V1 and ODA X3-2.
This release also has an offline configuration Tool that will work with Virtualized and Non Virtualized ODA Configurations. This provides a lot of (more...)
I just uploaded my presentation on Oracle Database Appliance - RAC In a box some strings attached. Thank you for all the people that attended and i hope i was able to convey my points about the Database Appliance in a manner that was objective and factual
Collaborate 2013 is right around the corner and that is the place to be this April in Denver.
There are a lot of Learning and a lot of social Activities. I'm goign to be down there presenting an Paper on Oracle Database Appliance http://bit.ly/YFmPpu .
I will be talking about (more...)
Rman is an interesting tool and it seems everyday you learn something new. As part of a production issue we lost a diskgroup . This Diskgroup was only a small subset of the actual data but due to an issue in the underlying disk (External Redundancy). The database crashed. As we (more...)
Oracle Enterprise defaults to a timeout of 45 minutes . Depending on the organization or security policies you might want to change that to a lesser amount of time or in my case a longer period .
To check what the timeout is set
em@emap1>./emctl get property -name oracle.sysman.eml. (more...)
So I finally got the opportunity to deploy ODA 2.5 on a development Oracle Database Appliance. The Documentation is very lacking and needs more refinement for the masses.
Here are the steps to deploy ODA 2.4 by reimaging the ODA . Concepts and procedures for bare maetaling the box (more...)
So the cats out of the bag and Oracle has finally announced that Jan 31st ODA 2.5 will be available.
The ODA 2.5 is a pretty significant update to the ODA Platform.
it will have
1. Virtualization as an option with OVM 3.1.1
2. Official External (more...)
An Oracle Database appliance is a set of standard hardware and software molded together to created a 2 node RAC cluster that is easy to deploy. In parts 1 & 2 i talked about what methods you can use to reformat or erase the Oracle Database Appliance and rebuild it. (more...)
There are occasions when you recieve a complete backup of a database from a place different then yours and have to do a restore. normally a restore is simple . put the files in a directory run rman catalog on them and you are done. but what if you have rman (more...)
To install an new EM12c environment it is highly recommended you run the emprereqkit utility . This utility is accessible thru the installation binaries in the $SHARED_SOFT_PATH/18.104.22.168/install/requisites/bin directory. if you are running a prereq check via a shared mount point . you might hit an error like the one (more...)
This is the second post in the series for Reinstalling the Oracle Database Appliance. In the last post i discussed using Bare matal install to reimage the ODA and perform a new deployment. In this post i will talk about cleanupDeploy.pl
Cleanupdeploy.pl is a utility provided by Oracle (more...)
Oracle Database Appliance comes with factory installed software. If you need to reinstall or reimage the ODA you can do that using a couple of methods. I'm going to have series of posts talking about reinstalling and redeploying an ODA using various methods
A reinstall needs to start with cleaning (more...)
This is just a post ot point out that ODA Patch 2.4 is out. ODA Patch 2.4 requires 2.2 or above to install.
A couple of Highlights of this release seem to be
- Enhanced odachk 2.16
- A trace file analyzer
- The ability to now use normal (more...)
While this is more of a Linux Post . I'm adding this to the ODA Category Since this happened to me on a Database Appliance.
Since in my organization the Database team own complete control of the Database Appliance. We have to learn Unix/Linux administration. Oracle Database Appliance while a pretty (more...)
I've been trying to get a blogpost in for a while now but have not had enough time to actually get that in.
This is my Summary of Oracle Openworld 2012 or #oow
to some. Oracle Openworld is tremendous event . There is just a lot of activities , be it (more...)
Oracle openworld is almost here today was day 0 for openworld attendees and day 1 for MySQL attendees
I went thru and did sightseeing an last night got to see bikers.
It is going to be an interesting week with lots of networking and lots of new learning opportunities on (more...)
I just landed yesterday for Oracle Openworld Today. Oracle Openworld this year is a not to miss experience specially for Database junkies. Oracle is supposed to talk about New Databases , New Hardware, New applications , New Everything and i'm guessing C is the letter of the conference. Please note (more...)
Oracle Openworld 2012 is almost upon us. There is a lot of expectations and a lot of speculation about What Oracle is going to announce . A preview can kinda be found here
and a Another mini real conference The Oracle Real World Conference is advertised here
A Safe Bet is (more...)
Oracle Database Appliance comes bundled with a lot of things but there are still time when you will need to install custom RPM's to enahnce some of the capabilities of the ODA. Cases might include 3rd party agents that include specific requirements or Oracle open source packages like yast (more...)
Oracle Database Appliance Patch 2.3.0 was just released to the public it seems.
A couple of things 2.3 is not a cumulative patch if you are running 2.1 you will need to apply the 2.2.0 patch before proceeding to 2.3.0 .
if you (more...)