Oracle Database Appliance 2.5 And Virtualization (Updated)

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...)

Reinstalling an Oracle Database Appliance Part 3

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...)

Restoring a Database with Rman Controlfile Parameters

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/ directory. if you are running a prereq check via a shared mount point . you might hit an error like the one (more...)

Reinstalling an Oracle Database Appliance Part 2

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 is a utility provided by Oracle (more...)

Post Oracle #Openworld 2012 view & Bloggers meetup 2012 #OOW

| Oct 21, 2012

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 Knowledge Sharing , Peer to Peer interaction or just socializing in general.
I’ve been very Fortunate this year to present at 2 conferences IOUG Collaborate  (more…)