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Exalogic Infrastructure PSU Upgrade - ExaPatch Guide (Doc ID 1612143.1)

Last updated on JUNE 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 2.0.0.0.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Virtual Server (x86-64)

Purpose

ExaPatch is a Utility that automates the process of applying patches to an Exalogic Machines. This document describes how to install, configure, and use ExaPatch, a utility that simplifies the process of patching and upgrading the Exalogic infrastructure (BIOS,ILOM, Firmware, and Software) for the Exalogic Infrastructure PSU Physical Release Upgrade.

The new release Exapatch is installed during the PSU bundle installation (Refer KM Article) in the ZFS shares at /exalogic-lctools/bin/ and the complete directory structure as mentioned :

[root@compute-node]# /exalogic-lcdata/patches/Linux/17666825/Infrastructure/2.0.3.0.5
[root@compute-node]# /exalogic-lctools/bin/exapatch <options> -a <action>

Scope

 

Important Note:

The steps provided in this document should be applied as part of a whole Exalogic system PSU upgrade as they are supplemental to the full documentation and do not contain full instructions to set up the environment.

To learn more about PSUs and start the process, please go to the Exalogic Patch Set Updates (PSU) Master Note [ID 1314535.1].

Exalogic Infrastructure content in a PSU has been tested to work together in an optimal manner, and needs to be patched as a single unit. Applying only parts of the Infrastructure patches and choosing not to apply others is not supported. Oracle highly recommends customers to align with the infrastructure SW/FW versions included in a PSU.

 For more information about installing, configuring, and using ExaPatch, see the ExaPatch User's Guide, which is included in the ExaPatch bundle at exapatch/doc/E41279_01.pdf (e.g /exalogic-lctools/docs/exapatch/E50725_01.pdf). For the default values of ExaPatch options, see the "ExaPatch Command Syntax and Options" in the ExaPatch User's Guide

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Preparing to use ExaPatch
 Installing ExaPatch
 Creating the Rack Configuration file from the ouput of Exadiscover
 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
 Before Proceeding to Patch,create a Rack history File : 
 Before applying the patches, verify that all the pre-requisites of the components are met. : 
 Patching and Upgrading the Exalogic Infrastructure Using ExaPatch
 Patching the InfiniBand Switches
 Patching the NM2-GW Switches
 Patching the NM2-36p Switch
 Patching the ILOM on the ZFS Storage Heads
 Patching the ZFS Software to 2011.1.8
 Patching Compute Nodes  ILOM
 Patching Compute Nodes (Physical)
 Patch the OVMM, PC1, and PC2 Templates
 Upgrade the Guest vServer 
References

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