Tag: Oracle Exadata

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 Prevent Linux 7 Housekeeping from Breaking Oracle

Linux 7 introduced multiple changes and enhancements to the kernel. Among them was automated housekeeping for temporary files. In version 6, tmpwatch is available to manage unused files in temp directories. It can be scheduled via cron to automatically keep…

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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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Listener over Infiniband on Exadata (part 1)

Nice topic, right? Beautiful thing to work with when you have Oracle Engineered Systems. So, why would you configure a listener over the InfiniBand Network? How does that make sense in your environment and how would you leverage that? Background…

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How to patch an exadata (part 6) – timing

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6    6: Timing Now that we know how to patch every component and the different options available to do so…

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How to patch an exadata (part 5) – troubleshooting

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6    5: Troubleshooting In this post I’ll be sharing a few issues that we faced and sorted out. From a…

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

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6    4: The Rollback Procedure You will most likely never need to rollback any patch on an Exadata but it…

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

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6    3.4/ Patching the Grid Infrastructure 3.4.0 – Information Patching a node takes around 30 – 45 minutes You have…

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

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 3: The patching procedure 3.1 Patching the Cells (aka Storage Servers)   3.1.0 – Information All actions must be done…

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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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