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Exalogic April 2014 PSU - 2.0.6.0.1 (Linux - Virtual - Exalogic X2-2, X3-2) Infrastructure Upgrade Guide (Doc ID 1638818.1)

Last updated on JULY 24, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 2.0.6.0.0 to 2.0.6.0.1
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Hardware
Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2 Hardware
Linux x86-64
Oracle Virtual Server (x86-64)

Purpose

This document is provided as a supplement to official documentation distributed within the Exalogic Virtual 2.0.6.0.1 (X3-2, X2-2) Patch Set Update (PSU) for April 2014

PATCH:18174061- EXALOGIC VIRTUAL 2.0.6.0.1 (X3-2, X2-2) PATCH SET UPDATE (PSU) FOR APRIL 2014
It provides further illustration and explanation on the sequence of steps that should be followed to upgrade firmware and software components of Exalogic Systems to patch level 2.0.6.0.1.  

Scope

IMPORTANT NOTE

This PSU is to be used ONLY on a freshly installed EECS 2.0.6 racks.

Specifically, this PSU is not applicable for Exalogic virtual racks upgraded from EECS 2.0.4 to EECS 2.0.6. For customers that have a rack that has been upgraded from 2.0.4 to 2.0.6, please file an SR with the Exalogic support team, referencing this Note, for details on how to proceed.

Also this PSU is applicable only to Exalogic X2-2 and X3-2 systems running release 2.0.6.0.0, not to v2.0.4.0.2 or X4-2 systems. For X4-2 system virtual PSU update, please refer to Exalogic April 2014 PSU - 2.0.6.1.1 (Linux - Virtual - Exalogic X4-2) Infrastructure Upgrade Guide (Doc ID 1639340.1)

 

Oracle's recommendation is that Patch Set Upgrades should only be performed by qualified and experienced personnel, such as resources available through Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services. Upgrade services are available from Oracle Advanced Customer Services via the Oracle Exalogic Quarterly Patch Deployment Service component of the Oracle Exalogic Start-Up Pack service offering.

Please see the following resources for contact details and additional information:
Oracle Exalogic Start-Up Pack | PDF datasheet
http://www.oracle.com/us/support/advanced-customer-services/exalogic-start-up-pack/index.html  

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 The following infrastructure content is NEW in this April 2014 PSU
 Prerequisites
 Patch Download  
 Setting up the PSU
 Backup Exalogic Infrastructure  
 HTTP Service Start/Stop on ZFSSA
 ExaPatch Installation, Pre-patch configuration and verifications
 Road map of tasks undertaken during the Patch Set Update Process
 Applying the Exalogic Infrastructure Patches
 Prerequisites
 Upgrading the Exalogic Control Services 
 Prerequisites
 Updating the Exalogic Control Services
 Upgrading the Exalogic Switches (NM2-GW and NM2-36P)
 Upgrading the ZFS Storage Appliance  
 Updating the Exalogic Compute Nodes base image  
 Patch the OVMM, PC1, and PC2 Templates 
 Prerequisites
 Upgrading the Exalogic Control vServers
 Patch Guest vServers ( Optional) 
 Prerequisites
 Upgrading the Guest vServer
 Rack-Wide Post-Patching Steps
 Appendices
 Appendix A: HTTP Service Start/Stop on ZFSSA
 Appendix B: Starting the Exalogic Control vServers
 Appendix C: Stopping the Exalogic Control vServers
 Appendix D: Fixed Bugs List
 Appendix E: Patching Troubleshooting Guide
 Appendix F : Patching Known Issues
References

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