Oracle Database Appliance X4-2: Copper vs. Fiber

Oracle Database Appliance X4-2: Copper vs. Fiber


With the Database Applicance Release X4-2 hardware you can choose between 10GbE SFP+ and 10GBase-T (Dual Port) for interconnect or public network. At initial deployment you are able to choose the configuration you want to use: Delivery If a new x4-2 has been ordered, it will be delivered with 2x SFP+ and 2x Ethernet Cable … Continue reading

Oracle Database Applicance Release 2.9.0.0.0

Oracle Database Applicance Release 2.9.0.0.0


On 20. February 2014 Oracle released the 2.9.0.0.0 patch for Oracle Database Appliance. Release notes Patch notes New features Import of http based templates on ODA_BASE Send Key support to the VM via xenstore. Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU) 11.2.0.4.1 and 11.2.0.3.9. Software enhancements: New template available for Very Very Small databases Support for … Continue reading

Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 is out!

Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 is out!


On 04. December 2013 Oracle release the 3rd generation of Oracle Database Appliance over night. There is a good news: When Oracle changed v1 into X3-2 the price increased a “bit” … The price difference between x3-2 and x4-2 is zero which make me happy if I saw it the first time. No more discussions … Continue reading

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 is out!

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 is out!


There was two weeks since RedHat released it’s Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.5 Release Notes). Oracle have followed with Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 (Announcement). Some interessting new features comes with this release (OEL6.5/UEK3 Release Notes): Linux Containers This Features is fully supported by OEL now. For the Oracle Database Users: “Oracle Database is not yet … Continue reading

Oracle Database 12c: Apply 12.1.0.1.1 PSU (October 2013)

Oracle Database 12c: Apply 12.1.0.1.1 PSU (October 2013)


1. Preface To apply PSU 12.1.0.1.1 oracle provides some new tools to reach this goal. 2. Apply PSU to single instance database 2.1 Set enviroment [bash install]$ . oraenv ORACLE_SID = [CDB1] ? The Oracle base remains unchanged with value /opt/oracle/app [bash install]$ 2.2 Check OPatch version [oracle install]$ $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch lsinventory | grep version Oracle … Continue reading

Oracle Database Applicance Release 2.8.0.0.0

Oracle Database Applicance Release 2.8.0.0.0


On 19. Novermber 2013 Oracle released the 2.8.0.0.0 patch for Oracle Database Appliance. Release notes Patch notes New Features Shared Repository support for Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform Virtual Local Area Network support for Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform Hardware Monitoring Tool reports data from sensors in subsystems Initial deployment does not require configuration of … Continue reading