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Updating and Verifying Grid Infrastructure Software in Exadata Cloud Service in Preparation for Upcoming Exadata Infrastructure Update (Doc ID 2353376.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 15, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The following document outlines the procedures for patching the Grid Infrastructure software in your Exadata Cloud Service and verifying clusterware voting file health in preparation for upcoming Exadata Infrastructure update that will be performed by Oracle.


This document applies to customers using the Exadata Cloud Service in OCI or OCI-C that are using Grid Infrastructure  This document does not apply to customers using Grid Infrastructure

NOTE: Although this document does not apply to customers using Grid Infrastructure, it is a recommended practice to maintain up-to-date software for the Grid Infrastructure home and all database homes.



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In this Document
 Action 1 - Apply Release Update (August 2017), or later, to the Grid Infrastructure software home
 Exadata Cloud Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI-C)
 Using the Cloud Service Console
 Using the exadbcpatchmulti command on a database server
 Exadata Cloud Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
 Using the exadbcpatchmulti command on a database server
 Action 2 - Verify and Correct Clusterware Voting File Health
 Step 1 - Login as the opc user
 Step 2 - Switch to the grid user
 Step 3 - Connect to ASM and verify ASM version
 Step 4 - Identify all voting files
 Step 5 - Check voting file health
 Step 6 - If necessary, fix unhealthy voting files
 Step 7 - Ensure Grid Infrastructure is updated to the latest Release Update

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