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Updating key software components on database hosts to match those on the cells (Doc ID 1284070.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 21, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version and later
x86 64 bit


An example of updating RPM packages on a database server in Oracle Exadata Database Machine running Oracle Linux to match versions on the Exadata storage cell.


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In this Document
 Non-Exadata Supplied Software
 Prepare for Updates: Backups & Healthcheck
 Example Procedure
 Step 1: Obtain helper script kit
 Step 2: Configure database server routing per note 1306154.1
 Step 3: Shutdown Services
 Step 4: Remove unessential RPMs
 Step 5: Follow database server update instructions from installation README
 Step 6: Reclaim hot spare drive
 Step 7: Adjust filesystem fsck requirements
 Step 8: Relink binaries in all ORACLE_HOMEs
 Step 9: Clean up, restart processes, healthcheck

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