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Thomas Rein

DOAG 2018: OVM or KVM on ODA?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Oracle | No Comments

The DOAG 2018 is over, for me the most important topics were in the field of licensing. The insecurity among the users is great, let’s take virtualization on the ODA, for example: The starting point: The customer uses Oracle Enterprise Edition, has 2 CPU licenses, uses Dataguard as disaster protection on 2 ODA X7-2M systems and wants to virtualize, he also has 2 application servers that are also to be virtualized. Sure, if I use…

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Jérôme Dubar

Reimaging an old X3-2/X4-2 ODA

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction X3-2 and X4-2 ODAs are still very capable pieces of hardware in 2018. With 256GB of RAM and at least 16 cores per node, and with 18TB RAW disk capacity as a standard these appliances are far from obsolete even you probably don’t have any more support on the hardware from Oracle. If you own several ODAs of this kind, hardware support may not really be a problem. If something fails, you can use…

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Grégory Steulet

Oracle Open World 2018 D2: Mark Hurd’s keynote – Accelerating Growth in the Cloud

By | Oracle | No Comments

During this second day at Oracle Open World 2018 (24.10.2018) I attended to Mark Hurd’s keynote name “Accelerating Growth in the Cloud. Several famous people participated to this keynote such as: Ian Bremmer who is the president and founder of Eurasia Group and according to Oracle “the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Mr Bremmer is also the president and founder of GZERO Media.” Sherry Aaholm who is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer…

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Grégory Steulet

Oracle Open World 2018 D 0: Bike trip starting on Golden Gate

By | Oracle | No Comments

Today (22.10.2018) my colleague Mouhamadou and me had the opportunity to make a bike trip (#BikeB4OOW) organized by Bryn Llewellyn product manager for Oracle PL/SQL and Edition Based Redefinition (EBR). We were well accompagnied with several other famous people such as Franck Pachot, Mike Dietrich, Pieter Van Puymbroeck, Liesbeth Van Raemd and Ivaca Arsov.. Just to name few of them. We started our trip beside the Golden Gate at the Welcome Center at 10:00 am in…

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Petre Radut

How to migrate Grid Infrastructure from release 12c to release 18c

By | Application integration & Middleware, Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Oracle | No Comments

Oracle Clusterware 18c builds on this innovative technology by further enhancing support for larger multi-cluster environments and improving the overall ease of use. Oracle Clusterware is leveraged in the cloud in order to provide enterprise-class resiliency where required and dynamic as well as online allocation of compute resources where needed, when needed. Oracle Grid Infrastructure provides the necessary components to manage high availability (HA) for any business critical application. HA in consolidated environments is no…

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Petre Radut

Configure AFD with Grid Infrastructure software (SIHA & CRS) from very beginning.

By | Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring, DevOps, Operation systems, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction : Oracle ASM Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) simplifies the configuration and management of disk devices by eliminating the need to rebind disk devices used with Oracle ASM each time the system is restarted. Oracle ASM Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) is a kernel module that resides in the I/O path of the Oracle ASM disks. Oracle ASM uses the filter driver to validate write I/O requests to Oracle ASM disks. In this blog I will…

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Oracle Team

COMMIT

By | Oracle | 4 Comments

By Franck Pachot . COMMIT is the SQL statement that ends a transaction, with two goals: persistence (changes are durable) and sharing (changes are visible to others). That’s a weird title and introduction for the 499th blog post I write on the dbi-services blog. 499 posts in nearly 5 years- roughly two blog posts per week. This activity was mainly motivated by the will to persist and share what I learn every day.

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Jérôme Dubar

Restoring a database without having any controlfile backup

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Oracle | One Comment

It should never happen but sometimes it happens. You just lost your datafiles as well as your fast recovery area (probably because most of the time these areas are on the same disks despite the recommendations). Normal restore operations with RMAN are quite easy and secure as far as you have backupsets for database, archivelogs, and spfile/controlfile: Step 1 – restore the spfile and start the instance Step 2 – restore the controlfile and mount…

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