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Exadata Cloud: Frequently Asked Questions about SMR - Monthly Security Maintenance (Doc ID 2951685.1)

Last updated on JULY 25, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A to N/A [Release 1.0]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Exadata Cloud Service - Version N/A to N/A [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document applies Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Exadata Cloud Service



  1. What are the vulnerabilities fixed by this maintenance?

  2. What is the difference between SMR and QMR ?

  3. What is SMR Monthly Cycle ?

  4. What is the behavior of SMR when Quarterly maintenance is scheduled ?

  5. Can Customer reschedule the SMR ?

  6. Can Cloud Operations reschedule SMR update?

  7. Customer wants to reschedule behind SMR  behind Monthly cycle

  8. Can customer choose to skip SMR for a month ?

  9. When can customer view the SMR update schedule ?

 10. Does customer get CN (Customer Notification) ?

 11. Does Cloud operations send any Customer Notification when SMR  fails ?

 12. What should customer do in case of SMR failure ?

 13. Who will receive notifications ?

 14. What happens if there is a hardware issue detected on the Storage Servers before or during SMR updates ?

 15. Whether Quarterly maintenance preference applies to SMR ?

 16. What is the State of Infra in the OCI console ?

 17. How Much time does SMR takes to apply ?

 18. When Precheck will be done for SMR ?

 19. Does DB host server get rebooted during the SMR ?

 20. Does Cell get rebooted during SMR

 21. What is the Sequence of DB host server and Cell updates. Is it rolling / Non-rolling ?

 22. What Customer Operations are Allowed while SMR is running ?

 23. Can we rollback Security Fixes ?





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