Author: Fred Denis

Exadata: How to manage OS dependencies when upgrading to 19c

Exadata 19c comes with Linux 7 and Exadata 12c and 18c come with Linux 6. There will then be an upgrade to Linux 7 when upgrading from 12c or 18c to Exadata 19c or above. In this specific case, you…

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Simple steps to perform opatch maintenance with Ansible

Like the Universe, IT growth seems to be infinite, we always have more environments, more servers, more users, more disk usage, more databases to manage and it won’t stop. In fact, we are pretty sure that this expansion is going…

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How to patch an exadata (part 6) – timing

Edit November 2018 : This post has been rebranded and now also includes how to upgrade Exadata to 18c. The new version can be found here. Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4…

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How to patch an exadata (part 5) – troubleshooting

Edit November 2018 : This post has been rebranded and now also includes how to upgrade Exadata to 18c. The new version can be found here. Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4…

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How to patch an exadata (part 4) – the rollback procedure

Edit November 2018 : This post has been rebranded and now also includes how to upgrade Exadata to 18c. The new version can be found here. Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4…

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How to patch an exadata (part 3) – grid and database OH patching

Edit November 2018 : This post has been rebranded and now also includes how to upgrade Exadata to 18c. The new version can be found here. Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4…

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How to patch an exadata (part 2) – cells, IB and DB servers

Edit November 2018 : This post has been rebranded and now also includes how to upgrade Exadata to 18c. The new version can be found here. Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4…

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How to patch an exadata (part 1) – introduction and prerequisites

Edit November 2018 : This post has been rebranded and now also includes how to upgrade Exadata to 18c. The new version can be found here. Once you have installed your new Exadata machine will come a time where you’ll be asked…

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Parting with ocm.rsp isn’t really sweet sorrow…

Now that we’re well into 2017, let’s sit back and ask the question: “What was the best news of 2016 in the Oracle ecosystem?” The 12.2 beta ? (no, that was announced in October 2015 :)) The fact that we…

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How to Install a brand new Exadata X5 (part 2)

Fred Denis, Pythian Oracle Database Expert, continues his post on installing a brand new Exadata X5.

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