Category Archives: Database Appliance

Oracle Database Appliance – Applying one-off patches

Until now, one of the biggest problems with the ODA was with applying one-off patches on Oracle Homes for high-impact problems. The only supported patching of an ODA was by installing an ODA patch bundle which (could) include Oracle Database PSU’s. If you run into a bug that is fixed by a one-off patch, it is not guaranteed that this… Read more »

Oracle Database Appliance – Installing patch

Just recently (31 December 2012) the first Patch Bundle (MOS patch name 13539664 – LNX64-112-CMT: PLACE HOLDER BUG FOR OAK PATCH for the ODA was released. This Patch Bundle only contains firmware updates for the shared disks (HDD) and a new version of OAK (Oracle Appliance Kit). Because the only information about patching the ODA came from the documenation… Read more »

Oracle Database Appliance – Inventory and Package Repostitory

An Oracle Database Appliance has its own inventory to keep track of all installed firmware and software component versions and patches. ODA patches are released in the form of patch bundles. ODA patch bundles can contain patches for: System Firmware Operating System Oracle Grid Infrastructure Oracle Database Oracle Appliance Manager The Oracle Database Appliance inventory in fact is a xml… Read more »

Oracle Database Appliance – Appliance Manager

The Oracle Database Appliance is sold to allow customers to quickly deploy and Oracle RAC environment using Oracle’s best practices for deployment. And it is true that in less than 2 hours (thats excluding all things that needs to be done in preparation like physically getting the ODA in an data center, connecting cables, configuring network switches and firewalls and… Read more »

Oracle Database Appliance – Deployment Steps

The installation (deployment) of an Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) is done by the ODA configuration manager. After you filled out all the information in the various screens (or you have loaded a parameter file and clicked next on all the subsequent screens) after you click the “install” button, the deployment progress is started which consists of 25 steps. Each step… Read more »