The Chicago Oracle Users Group (COUG) is finally in its reboot mode. Thanks to Alfredo Abate for taking on the responsibility and bringing the enthusiasm to bring the community back together. Jeremy Schneider has blogged about this here
. There is a Linked in Group
now open for business and i would recommend every one to contribute and lets make this reboot a success.
I am also going to be presenting at the Ohio (more...)
Collaborate 14 is coming soon and i can tell you that it is an excellent content learning and networking opportunity. I have been going to collaborate for a while and have found it to be not only a place to learn but also to network with my peers . We built the team to write the Practical Oracle Database Appliance which is available here
at Collaborate 13 and were able to deliver a book with authors (more...)
I just realized that i have not blogged in a very long time. This has been partly because i switched jobs and started working for Oracle. it has been an interesting six months and i have been enjoying the challenge of working with various customer and helping them solve problems.
The other thing that has been an important milestone in my career is the publishing of a book that collaborated with a very fine (more...)
Enterprise Manager 12c Already allows for deploying one-off patches thru the provisioning and patching module but what if you need to deploy a lot of agents and don't want to keep patching them after the fact. EM 22.214.171.124 has a new feature that allows for keeping management (more...)
An Oracle Exadata Full Rack consists of 8 DB compute nodes. Oracle has shifted the strategy to patching the exadata in 126.96.36.199.0 onwards to using Yum as the method of patching. the Quarterly Full Stack does not include the DB Compute nodes patches anymore. So that (more...)
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/188.8.131.52/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...)