Author: Fred Denis

How to extend the /u01 filesystem on an Exadata

Marketers are very good at selling everyone on the fact that resources (CPU, disks, memory) are now infinite, which is mainly true on a slide but it’s less true in real life. You may one day face this situation with…

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How to Upgrade Grid Infrastructure to 18c

Now that Oracle Grid Infrastructure (GI) 19c has been released, it is time to upgrade your GI to 18c! I am presenting here a well-tested procedure to upgrade your Grid Infrastructure to 18c. It has been designed and applied on…

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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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