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How to update the Exadata System Software (DomU) to 19 from 18 on the Exadata Cloud Service in OCI (Doc ID 2521053.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 29, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A to N/A [Release 1.0]
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The goal of this document is to guide a user of the Exadata Cloud Service in OCI in updating the Exadata System Software on database servers to 19c.



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In this Document
 Oracle Linux Upgraded to Oracle Linux 7.6
 Latest Certified Exadata Software Versions
 Getting the Database Versions
 Getting the Grid Infrastructure Versions
 Gather Requirements
 Decide What Patches are Needed
 Decide and Configure the Driving System
 1. Decide the Driving System
 2. Configure the driving system (the system where patchmgr will be run)
 Backup the Agent Certificates
 Verify the Database Servers are Prepared for Update
 Backup the Database Servers
 Update the Database Servers
 (optional, if required) Rollback the Database Servers to the Prior Version
 Post Upgrade Steps
 Re-install Exadata Cloud RPMs
 Replace the agent certificates with the original ones saved on the ACFS mount
 Known Issues
 Agent backup and restore scripts for automation

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