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Exalogic Virtual Linux PSU Infrastructure Upgrade Guide (Doc ID 1545128.1)

Last updated on APRIL 21, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version to
Linux x86-64



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In this Document
 Perform a Health Check Using Exachk
 Before applying this Patch Set Update, do the following:
 Verify Software and Firmware Prerequisite Versions
 Before applying this Patch Set Update, verify the existing software of the appliances are at the following versions:
 Configure the /export/patches file system on the ZFS Storage Appliance so it is accessible via FTP and NFS
 Configuring FTP access
 Configure NFS access for one or more compute nodes
 Download the patch media and copy it to the shared storage location on the ZFS Storage Appliance so that it is accessible via NFS and FTP
 Copy and expand the downloaded zip file so that it is available from sub-directories of the /export/patches filesystem
 Backup current settings and existing software revisions for each component of the Exalogic Infrastructure
 HTTP Service Start/Stop on ZFSSA
 Start the http service in ZFSSA
 Stop the http service in ZFSSA
 Exapatch Installation and Configuration
 Exapatch Download
 Exapatch Installation
 Exapatch Documentation
 Exapatch Configuration
 Creating the Rack Configuration File
 Generating the Rack Configuration File from the Output of ExaDiscover
 Creating the Rack Configuration File by Using a Template
 Specifying How ExaPatch Should Obtain the Login Passwords
 Prompt for the Passwords at Runtime
 Use Passwords Hard-Coded in the Rack Configuration File
 Use Factory-Default Passwords
 Sample Rack Configuration File
 Location for Running ExaPatch
 Validating the Rack Configuration File
 Verifying the Rack Components in the Rack Configuration File
 Validating the Password Directives in the Rack Configuration File
 Checking the Version Number of Each Component
 The following infrastructure content is NEW in this APRIL 2013 PSU
 Road map of tasks undertaken during the Patch Set Update Process
 ExaPatch URI Usage
 Exalogic Switches Upgrade (NM2-GW and NM2-36P)
 InfiniBand Switch NM2-GW
 Instructions for upgrading the Firmware on NM2-GW
 Additional configuration setting for NM2GW
 Post Upgrade Health Checks for NM2-GW switches
 InfiniBand Switch 36 (NM2-36p)
 Instructions for upgrading the Firmware on the NM2-36p Switch
 ZFS Storage Appliance
 Upgrade ZFS Software to 2011.1.5
 ZFS Software Upgrade Procedure
 Make Configuration Changes to the IPMP Service
 Disable NFSv4 Delegation
 Exalogic Compute Nodes (Applying Base Image Updates)
 Preparing to Apply Base Image Updates to Compute Nodes
 List Running vServers
 Shut Down the Guest vServers
 Shut Down the Exalogic Control vServers
 Pre-patching steps in Compute Nodes
 Patching the Compute Nodes
 Upgrading the ILOM on a Compute Node
 Updating the Base Image for a Compute Node
 Patch the compute nodes by using ExaPatch:
 Base Image Post-Patching Steps
 Resizing the Dom0 /OVS Partition and Creating an SSD Partition
 Manually Start the vServers That Were Running on the Upgraded Compute Nodes
 Upgrading the Exalogic Control vServers
 Upgrading the Guest vServers
 Guest vServers Upgrade Procedure

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