Oracle Database Applicance Release 2.10.0.0.0


On 1. May 2014 Oracle released the 2.10.0.0.0 patch for Oracle Database Appliance.

Major changes

This release doesn’t contain many new features, but some internal important internal bug fixes, so i’vh renames this section to “Major changes”

  • Oracle PSU 11.2.0.3.10 and 11.2.0.4.2 for GI and Database
  • Out of Place for Grid Infrastructure update supportes the upgrade from 11.2.0.3.x to 11.2.0.4.2
  • ODAchk has been renamed to ORAchk
  • Bug 17896838, has been fixed on 2.10.0.0.0. See here

NOTICE: ODA Note 888888.1 has been updated right now

Description:

  • ODA Bundle Patch
    Contains patches to the following components: OS, Component Firmware and Oracle Appliance Manager Modules, Grid Infrastructure, and RDBMS.
  • End-User GI/RDBMS Clone files
    Contains the latest Grid Infrastructure and RDBMS components, for deployment on an Oracle Database Appliance in the “shipped from factory” state, or an Oracle Database Appliance that has been re-imaged using the OS ISO Image.
  • OS ISO Image
    Used to restore the OS to the “shipped from factory” state. Use only when necessary.
  • Bare Metal
    Refers to the non-virtualized ODA configuration.

IMPORTANT:

  • There are some problems with the Shared Repository. Please read “Known Issues 2.10.0.0.0” section in MOS ID 888888.1 carefully!
  • X4-2 core Key generation not yet working on MOS. This is going to be fixed in Apr-2014. Until then, please open an SR requesting keys for X4-2. (Virtualized Deployment with core binding is working. This doesn’t need a core key)

Patch ID’s:

  • Patch 18284007     Oracle Database Appliance Patch Bundle 2.10
  • Patch 16186163     Oracle Database Appliance 2.10 Virtualized OS ISO Image (Dom0)
  • Patch 16186172     Oracle Database Appliance Template download for Virtualized Platform (ODA_BASE)
  • Patch 12999313     Oracle Database Appliance Bare Metal OS ISO Image
  • Patch 12978712     Oracle Database Appliance End User Bundle
  • Patch 17770873     Oracle Database Appliance 11.2.0.4.2 End-User (RDBMS clone)
  • Patch 14777276     Oracle Database Appliance 11.2.0.3.10 End-User (RDBMS clone)
  • Patch 14349293     Oracle Database Appliance 11.2.0.2.12 End-User (RDBMS clone, not changed since 2.8.0.0.0)

Version Changes:

Component Name X4-2 Hardware X3-2 Hardware V1 Hardware
Controller 11.05.03.00 11.05.03.00 11.05.03.00
Expander 0018 0018 342
SSD_SHARED 9440 9440 E12B
HDD_LOCAL A606 A450 SF04,SA03
HDD_SHARED A600 A600 0B25,A700
ILOM 3.1.2.30.a r83840 3.1.2.10.d r 83372 3.0.16.22.d r83408
BIOS 25010601 17050100 12010311
IPMI 1.8.10.5 1.8.10.5 1.8.10.5
HMP 2.2.6.5 2.2.6.5 2.2.6.5
OAK 2.10.0.0.0 2.10.0.0.0 2.10.0.0.0
ORACLE LINUX 5.9 5.9 5.9
Kernel 2.6.39-400.126.1.el5uek 2.6.39-400.126.1.el5uek 2.6.39-400.126.1.el5uek
OVS 3.2.3 3.2.3 3.2.3
Dom0 Kernel 2.6.39-400.126.1.el5uek 2.6.39-400.126.1.el5uek 2.6.39-400.126.1.el5uek
GI_HOME 11.2.0.4.2(18031740) 11.2.0.4.2(18031740) 11.2.0.4.2(18031740)
DB_HOME 11.2.0.4.2(18031668) 11.2.0.4.2(18031668) 11.2.0.4.2(18031668)
ASR 4.7 4.7  4.7

How to update see here

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.

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 SNMP Version 3 which can be used, optionally, instead of SNMP Version 2
    • Hardware Monitoring Tool enhanced to collect information about storage enclosures
    • Revised prompts and tools for managing the selection of Fiber or Copper public network
    • New Oracle Appliance Manager option to update the first-boot installation configuration of a virtual machine
  • Oracle Appliance Manager updates include
    • The oakcli show command has a new option, enclosure, to monitor storage enclosures
    • The oakcli modify vm command has a new parameter, -s, to define and send a message to a virtual machine

Major Updates

  • Database Update 11.2.0.2.12, 11.2.0.3.9 or 11.2.0.4.1 (PSU JAN-2014 included)
  • Hardware Monitoring on X4-2

NOTICE: ODA Note 888888.1 has been updated right now
Description:

  • ODA Bundle Patch
    Contains patches to the following components: OS, Component Firmware and Oracle Appliance Manager Modules, Grid Infrastructure, and RDBMS.
  • End-User GI/RDBMS Clone files
    Contains the latest Grid Infrastructure and RDBMS components, for deployment on an Oracle Database Appliance in the “shipped from factory” state, or an Oracle Database Appliance that has been re-imaged using the OS ISO Image.
  • OS ISO Image
    Used to restore the OS to the “shipped from factory” state. Use only when necessary.
  • Bare Metal
    Refers to the non-virtualized ODA configuration.

IMPORTANT:

  • There are some problems with the Shared Repository. Please read “Known Issues 2.9.0.0.0” section in MOS ID 888888.1 carefully!
  • X4-2 core Key generation not yet working on MOS. This is going to be fixed in Apr-2014. Until then, please open an SR requesting keys for X4-2. (Virtualized Deployment with core binding is working. This doesn’t need a core key)

Patch ID’s:

  • Patch 17630388     Oracle Database Appliance Patch Bundle 2.9
  • Patch 16186163     Oracle Database Appliance 2.9 Virtualized OS ISO Image
  • Patch 16186172     Oracle Database Appliance Template download for Virtualized Platform
  • Patch 12999313     Oracle Database Appliance Bare Metal OS ISO Image
  • Patch 12978712     Oracle Database Appliance End User Bundle
  • Patch 17770873     Oracle Database Appliance 11.2.0.4.1 End-User (RDBMS clone)
  • Patch 14777276     Oracle Database Appliance 11.2.0.3.9 End-User (RDBMS clone)
  • Patch 14349293     Oracle Database Appliance 11.2.0.2.12 End-User (RDBMS clone)

Version Changes:

V1 Hardware:

Depending on your hardware, the output should look similar to the output below:    
System Version  Component Name            Installed Version         Supported Version       
--------------  ---------------           ------------------        ----------------       
2.9.0.0.0                                                                                   
                Controller                11.05.03.00               Up-to-date              
                Expander                  0342                      Up-to-date              
                SSD_SHARED                E12B                      Up-to-date
                HDD_LOCAL                 SF04                      Up-to-date              
                HDD_SHARED                A700                      Up-to-date              
                ILOM                      3.0.16.22.d r83408        Up-to-date  
                BIOS                      12010311                  Up-to-date              
                IPMI                      1.8.10.5                  Up-to-date              
                HMP                       2.2.6.5                   Up-to-date              
                OAK                       2.9.0.0.0                 Up-to-date              
                OEL                       5.9                       Up-to-date
                GI_HOME                   11.2.0.4.0(17721778)      Up-to-date
                DB_HOME                   11.2.0.4.1(17478514)      Up-to-date              
                ASR                       4.6                       Up-to-date

X3-2 Hardware:

Depending on the hardware, the output should look similar to the output below:    
System Version  Component Name            Installed Version         Supported Version        
--------------  ---------------           ------------------        ----------------    
2.9.0.0.0                                                                                   
                Controller                11.05.03.00               Up-to-date              
                Expander                  0018                      Up-to-date              
                SSD_SHARED                9440                      Up-to-date
                HDD_LOCAL {               A450                      Up-to-date              
                HDD_SHARED {              A600                      Up-to-date
                ILOM                      3.1.2.10.d r83372         Up-to-date  
                BIOS                      17050100                  Up-to-date              
                IPMI                      1.8.10.5                  Up-to-date              
                HMP                       2.2.6.5                   Up-to-date              
                OAK                       2.9.0.0.0                 Up-to-date
                OVM                       3.2.3                     Up-to-date              
                OEL                       5.9                       Up-to-date
                GI_HOME                   11.2.0.4.0(17721778)      Up-to-date    
                DB_HOME                   11.2.0.4.1(17478514)      Up-to-date              
                ASR                       4.6                       Up-to-date

X4-2 Hardware:

Depending on the hardware, the output should look similar to the output below:    
System Version  Component Name            Installed Version         Supported Version       
--------------  ---------------           ------------------        ----------------    
2.9.0.0.0                                                                                   
                Controller                11.05.03.00               Up-to-date              
                Expander                  0018                      Up-to-date              
                SSD_SHARED                9440                      Up-to-date
                HDD_LOCAL {               A606                      Up-to-date              
                HDD_SHARED {              A600                      Up-to-date
                ILOM                      3.1.2.30.a r83840         Up-to-date  
                BIOS                      25010601                  Up-to-date              
                IPMI                      1.8.10.5                  Up-to-date              
                HMP                       2.2.6.5                   Up-to-date              
                OAK                       2.9.0.0.0                 Up-to-date
                OVM                       3.2.3                     Up-to-date              
                OEL                       5.9                       Up-to-date
                GI_HOME                   11.2.0.4.0(17721778)      Up-to-date    
                DB_HOME                   11.2.0.4.1(17478514)      Up-to-date
                ASR                       4.6                       Up-to-date

How to update see here

The Oracle Database Appliance


The Oracle Database Applicance or ODA is an Oracle Engineered System. It consists of at least on Storage Server and two Database Servers.

oda_v1The initial Version of the ODA has been released in September 2011.

“The Oracle Database Appliance hardware is a single 4U rackmountable chassis containing two Linux server nodes, each with two 6-core Intel Xeon processors X5675 and 96 GB of memory. The two server nodes are connected via an internal redundant gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interconnect for cluster communication, and each provides both GbE and 10 GbE external networking connectivity. The appliance contains 12 TB of raw storage that’s triple-mirrored, offering 4 TB of resilient usable database storage. There are also four 73 GB solid-state disks for database redo logs to boost performance. The appliance is designed with mission-critical requirements in mind, with hot-swappable and redundant components.”

For more information see here

In March 2013 Oracle intoduced a renewed Version of ODA. The Oracle Database Appliance X3-2.

oda_v2The Oracle Database Appliance X3­-2 hardware is a 4U rack­mountable system containing two Oracle Linux servers and one storage shelf. Each server features two 8­ core Intel Xeon E5­2690 processors, 256 GB of memory, and 10­Gigabit Ethernet (10GBase­T) external networking connectivity. The two servers are connected together via a redundant 10­GbE interconnect for cluster communication and share direct­attached high performance SAS storage. The appliance contains 18 TB of raw storage that’s double­ mirrored or triple­mirrored, offering 9 TB or 6 TB, respectively, of resilient usable database storage. And, there are four 200 GB solid­state disks for the database redo logs to boost performance. The appliance is also designed with mission­critical requirements in mind, with hot­swappable and redundant components.

For more information see here

Here the important key facts of the version history:

  • 2.2.0.0.0 Base Patchset for direct upgrade to a newer releases
  • 2.4.0.0.0 Normal redundancy support for DATA and RECO diskgroup (REDO is still HIGH redundancy)
  • 2.5.0.0.0 Starting with this release ODA v1 and v2 (X3-2) , ODA can be used as virtualized platform.

Refer to my support note 888888.1 for more information about patches.