Oracle XE 12c becomes Oracle XE 18c

Oracle Database, Express Edition (XE) is a free version of the Oracle Database, currently available as version 11g (11.2) for Windows and Linux.
A planned new version of Oracle XE based on 12c (12.2) was first mentioned back in 2013. Now we are in 2017 and Oracle has changed its version numbering, aiming for yearly releases of the database, which means that after 12c comes 18c (in 2018) and 19c (in 2019) and (more...)

How To Find DBID in NOMOUNT State

Oracle Database identifier in short DBID is an internal, unique identifier for an Oracle database. Database administrator must note down the DBID in safe place, so that any miss-happening to the database could be easily identified and recovered. In case it is required to recover SPFILE or control file from autobackup, such as disaster recovery, you will need to set DBID. So lets see how to get DBID in NOMOUNT State.
Why DBID is important? (more...)

VirtualBox 5.1.30

VirtualBox 5.1.30 has been released.

Downloads and changelog in the usual places.

It installed fine on a Windows 7 host on my PC at work. I’ll probably do the macOSX Sierra and Oracle Linux 7 installations tonight and update here.

Happy upgrading!

Cheers

Tim…


VirtualBox 5.1.30 was first posted on October 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm.
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DB Starts with SQLPlus not SRVCTL

Reason why DB was able to be started using SQL*Plus and not srvctl because DB was configured incorrectly with srvctl.

$ srvctl start database -d DB01
PRCR-1079 : Failed to start resource ora.db01.db
CRS-5017: The resource action "ora.db01.db start" encountered the following error:
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters. 
For details refer to "(:CLSN00107:)" in "/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid_2/log/host01/agent/ohasd/oraagent_oracle//oraagent_log".

CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.db01.db' on 'host01' failed

--- Spfile pointing to  (more...)

Oracle C functions annotations

Warning! This is a post about Oracle database internals for internals lovers and researchers. For normal, functional administration, this post serves no function. The post shows a little tool I created which consists of a small database I compiled with Oracle database C function names and a script to query it. The reason that keeping such a database makes sense in the first place, is because the Oracle C functions for the Oracle database are (more...)

Oracle SOA Suite developer IDE: Creating a BPEL process (101HelloWorld)

After downloading and installing jdeveloper SOA Suite edition here a short 101 for building a BPEL process. (Nearly 10 years ago i posted the lost collaxa tutorials: 101.HelloWorld. All of these tutorials can be found here.)

First you have to start your jdeveloper (Middleware/Oracle_Home/jdeveloper/jdev/bin/jdev) and choose "All Features":
Then create a new application:
and choose SOA application:
and walk through the application wizard:
application wizard 2/3
application wizard 3/3
application wizard 3. (more...)

UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards – contribution to bringing Glassware Home

Proud to have been part of the Capgemini team who picked up some Glassware last night at ther UK Oracle User Group Partner of the Year Awards …

UKOUG Awards evening

UKOUG Awards Won by Capgemini

 

Gold – Business Transformation

Silver – Middleware


Oracle SOA Suite developer IDE: Jdeveloper 12c (download & installation)

After installing an Oracle 12c database onto an Oracle Linux i want to run Oracle's SOA Suite. But before the installation of SOA Suite 12c including the application server, i decided to download Jdeveloper to get a first impression of BPEL processes in version 12c (several years ago i did some projects with Oracel Fusion and Oracle SOA Suite 11g).

First try, to get Jdeveloper with SOA Suite extensions (skip these 4 steps - (more...)

Oracle and the Autonomous Database (a personal perspective from afar)

Yeah, if you hadn’t seen that one coming, hmmm, what can I say… Lot’s of…

Dockerize your APEX development environment

Nowadays Docker is everywhere. It is one of the main components of Continuous Integration / Continuous Development environments. That alone indicates Docker has to be seen more as a Software Delivery Platform than as a replacement of a virtual machine.

However ...

If you are running an Oracle database using Docker on your local machine to develop some APEX application, you will probably not move that container is a whole to test and production environments. Because (more...)

ODC Appreciation Day 2017 : It’s a Wrap (#ThanksODC)

Yesterday was the Oracle Developer Community ODC Appreciation Day (#ThanksODC).

Thanks to everyone who contributed. Here is the list of posts I saw in chronological order. If I missed you out, give me a shout and I’ll add you. 🙂

Testing Amazon RDS for Oracle: Plotting Latency and IOPS for OLTP I/O Pattern

This is just a quick blog entry to direct readers to an article I recently posted on the AWS Database Blog. Please click through to give it a read: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/testing-amazon-rds-for-oracle-plotting-latency-and-iops-for-oltp-io-pattern/.

Thanks for reading my blog!

 


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Thanks ODC, Oracle WIT Edition #ThanksODC

Just in case you wondered, if you do a search for #ThanksODC and leave the “C” off, you get a lot of stuff on the boy band, One Direction…. You can thank me later for that warning….

The sheer amount of thank you posts for Oracle Development Community Appreciation Day, (#ThanksODC) and the historical hashtag for reference, #ThanksOTN are impressive, but I waited a day on mine so I could continue the support for the (more...)

ODC Appreciation Day: Oracle GitHub Docker Images and Oracle Container Registry

It's time again for the ODC Appreciation Day (formerly known as OTN Appreciation Day) driven by Tim Hall.

My personal favorite this year are the Oracle GitHub Docker Images and the Oracle Container Registry.

The Oracle GitHub Docker Images (https://github.com/oracle/docker-images) are the "Community Version" provided by Oracle. So in order to use them you will need to download upfront the required Installation Software from OTN or Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

Under the (more...)

ODC Appreciation Day: The PL/SQL Language

Like last year, Tim Hall of oracle-base.com fame suggested we should all do an "ODC Appreciation Day" in honor of the Oracle Developer Community (ODC), by blogging about our favorite Oracle product or feature.

My personal favorite, after the database itself, is the PL/SQL language that runs inside the database.



Here's what's great about it:
  • Simple (and therefore easy to understand and quick to learn)
  • Runs everywhere the Oracle database runs (any operating (more...)

ODC Appreciation Day : Silent Installation and Configuration (Automation) : #ThanksODC

Here is my entry for the Oracle Developer Community ODC Appreciation Day (#ThanksODC).

I’ve been mentioning automation a lot recently, both in relation to the cloud and on-prem. The OpenWorld announcements about the Autonomous Database service are not the first thing Oracle has done to ease automation of repetitive tasks. In fact, Oracle has quite a long history of making automation of installation and configuration easy.

I’m not sure what version introduced silent installations of (more...)

ODC Appreciation Day : Apiary Editor

This post is my contribution to the Oracle Developer Community (ODC) Appreciation Day. The idea of the event is best explained by Oracle Base – go here.

The Apiary Editor has to count as a pretty new entry into the possible features that could be considered with Apiary only coming into the Oracle family in the last year. Apiary as a solution provides a platform by which modern REST based APIs can be designed, documented (more...)

ODC Appreciation Day : Oracle Exadata Database Machine

Those that know me well, will know about my “appreciation” of the “Oracle Exadata Database Machine“, more commonly known as “Exadata🙂

So this will be my contribution to ODC Appreciation Day formally known as OTN Appreciation Day, a great initiative by Tim Hall aka Oracle-Base.com.

You can see a summary of last year’s blog post here:
OTN Appreciation Day : Summary

The very first Exadata, was the (more...)

No Guarantees with opatch -report or CheckConflict

I have performed the following checks.

# $GRID_HOME/OPatch/opatch auto /media/swrepo/JUL2017PSU/26030799 -report -ocmrf /tmp/ocm.rsp
$ $GRID_HOME/OPatch/opatch prereq CheckConflictAgainstOHWithDetail -phBaseDir /media/swrepo/JUL2017PSU/26030799

Actual patching failed.

# $GRID_HOME/OPatch/opatch auto /media/swrepo/JUL2017PSU/26030799 -ocmrf /tmp/ocm.rsp
Executing /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/perl/bin/perl 
/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/OPatch/crs/patch11203.pl 
-patchdir /media/swrepo/JUL2017PSU -patchn 26030799 
-ocmrf /tmp/ocm.rsp -paramfile /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_params

This is the main log file: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid/cfgtoollogs/opatchauto2017-10-09_10-35-34.log

This file will show your detected configuration and all the steps that opatchauto attempted to do  (more...)

Some impressions from Oracle Analytics Cloud–taken from keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

In his keynote on October 3rd during Oracle OpenWorld 2017, Thomas Kurian stated that the vision at Oracle around analytics has changed quite considerably. He explained this change and the new vision using this slide.

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All kinds of data, all kinds of users, many more ways to present and visualize and machine generated insights to complement human understanding.

The newly launched Analytics Cloud supports this vision.

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Zooming in on Data Preparation:

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And from cleansed (more...)