Tag: patching

Automating Oracle Patching With an Ansible Module

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we bring forward a popular post from the past. We originally published today’s post on February 13, 2019. This blog post has been on my To…

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How I Finished a GI OOP Patching From 19.6 to 19.8 After Facing cluutil: No Such File or Directory and clsrsc-740 Errors

Note: This was originally published on rene-ace.com.

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Silent Rollback From an Out-of-Place Patching For Oracle 19c GI

My last post dealt with how to do an out-of-place patching for Oracle GI (Grid Infrastructure). The next thing I wanted to try was the rollback procedure for this methodology. I searched in MOS (My Oracle Support) and the Oracle... Read More >

Silent Out-of-Place Patching For Oracle 19c GI

I am going through a process of patching an Oracle Grid Infrastructure (GI) from 19.6 to 19.8 (Patch 31305339) and I wanted to try out-of-place patching (OOP). Since I didn't have access to the GUI (graphical user interface) environment, I... Read More >

Resolving Error ORA-28353: Failed to Open Wallet

Full disclosure: this is a post I've had in draft mode for almost one and a half years. I noticed the original error after applying the October 2018 bundle patch (BP) for While I realize most clients are no... Read More >

Overcoming ORA-01722 Error While Doing an Upgrade With Different DST Versions

This will be a short entry, but hopefully, it will help if you face the error “ORA-01722: invalid number” while doing an upgrade. Today I was doing an Oracle RDBMS upgrade from 12.2 with DST 34, to 19.7 with DST…

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Exadata’s InfiniBand Switch: Incorrect NTP settings Leading to Evictions, and Patching Recommendations

Overview This post describes a recent outage during a routine Exadata (X7-2) patching to the release using “patchmgr.” An incorrect configuration of NTP (Network Time Protocol) on the InfiniBand (IB) switches placed all switches in the “discover” state after…

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Datapatch Failing on ORA-65108 (PDB$SEED): Applying Datapatch Manually

In a new 12c environment (which actually includes 18c and 19c, as per the 12c family), the datapatch failed on the following: ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1 ORA-65108: invalid use of a cursor…

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Live Kernel Updates Without Downtime in New RHEL 8.1, 7.7 and 7.6 Release

Most often companies scheduling downtime for patching of the Linux kernel in a production environment follow strict ITIL processes and make arrangements to be fail-safe in order to keep the production environment up and running. Patching is an important part…

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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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