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Mouhamadou Diaw

Reimaging an ODA to 19.8 Part II

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

In my previous blog, I described the steps to deploy an ODA 19.8 by reimaging. The ODA was reimaged with the latest available version 19.8 but some components were not up-to-dated. [[email protected] ~]# odacli describe-component System Version ————— 19.8.0.0.0 Component Installed Version Available Version —————————————- ——————– ——————– OAK 19.8.0.0.0 up-to-date GI 19.8.0.0.200714 up-to-date DCSAGENT 19.8.0.0.0 up-to-date ILOM 4.0.4.38.a.r132148 4.0.4.51.r134837 BIOS 52020500 52021300 OS 7.8 up-to-date FIRMWARECONTROLLER VDV1RL02 VDV1RL04 FIRMWAREDISK 1120 1102 HMP The patch was…

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Mouhamadou Diaw

Reimaging an ODA to 19.8 Part I

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Operation systems, Oracle | 2 Comments

Recently I was deploying some ODA X8-2M. To install the 19.8 software, I decide to reimage the server with the 19.8 image. In this blog I describe the main steps I did. First, we will need to download following patches from Oracle support website -Patch 30403643: Oracle Database Appliance 19.8.0.0.0 OS ISO IMAGE for all platforms -Patch 30403673: Oracle Database Appliance GI Clone for ODACLI/DCS stack (and -Patch 30403662: Oracle Database Appliance RDBMS Clone for…

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Jérôme Dubar

Boost your CPU speed with Standard Edition 2 on ODA

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Development & Performance, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction There is no need to decrease the number of cores on your ODA when using Standard Edition 2, because your license is based on the number of physical CPU. So why would you do that? Obviously, the more cores you have, the more performance you should get. But that simply isn’t always true. Base CPU speed and Turbo Boost If you didn’t read my previous blog, please do so to understand how Xeon processors…

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Jérôme Dubar

Oracle Database Appliance and CPU speed

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Development & Performance, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | One Comment

Introduction A complaint I heard from customers about ODA is the low core speed of the Intel Xeon processor embedded in the X8-2 servers: Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5218 CPU @ 2.30GHz. 2.30GHz only? Because of its comfortable number of cores (16 per processor), the cruise speed of each core is limited. Is it a problem compared to a home made server with less cores? Why clock speed is important? As you may now, the faster…

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Jérôme Dubar

ODA: odacli now supports Data Guard in 19.8

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | 2 Comments

Introduction I’ve been dreaming of this kind of feature: just because most of the ODA configurations now include Disaster Recovery capabilities, through Data Guard or Dbvisit standy. If Dbvisit will obviously never be integrated to odacli, the lack of Data Guard features is now solved by the very latest 19.8 ODA software appliance kit. How Data Guard was implemented before 19.8? Those who have been using ODA and Data Guard for a while know that…

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Mouhamadou Diaw

Patching Oracle Database Appliance From 18.8 to 19.6

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Operation systems, Oracle | 11 Comments

The ODA software 19.6 is released and people are starting to patch. A direct patch to version 19.6 is possible from version 18.8. Before patching your deployment to Oracle Database Appliance release 19.6, you must upgrade the operating system to Oracle Linux 7. In this blog I am describing the steps I follow when patching an ODA from 18.8 to 19.6. I am using an ODA X7-2 (one node) The first step is of course…

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Jérôme Dubar

6 things Oracle could do for a better ODA

By | Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction With the latest ODA X8 range, at least 80% of the customers could find an ODA configuration that fits their needs. For the others, either they can’t afford it, either they are already in the Cloud, or they need extremely large storage or EXADATA performance. Among these 80% of customers, only a few choose ODA. Let’s see how Oracle could improve the ODA to make it a must. 1) Make robust and reliable releases…

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Marc Wagner

Issue deleting a database on ODA?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | No Comments

I have recently faced an issue deleting database on an ODA. I was getting following error whatever database I wanted to delete : DCS-10001:Internal error encountered: null. Through this blog, I would like to share with you my experience on this case hoping it will help you if you are facing same problem. On this project I was using ODA Release 18.5 and 18.8 and faced the same problem on both versions. On 18.3 and…

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