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ODA Oracle Database Appliance Bare Metal Restore Procedure for X5-2 and X6-2 using OAKCLI Stack (not DCS Stack) (Doc ID 1373599.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 20, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database Appliance Software - Version to [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database Appliance - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance X6-2 HA Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Oracle Database Appliance ships from the factory with OS and Appliance Manager Pre-Installed. The document outlines the steps to be performed if there is a need to Re-image the complete ODA.
This procedure is also commonly referred to as a "Bare Metal Restore"

  • Bare Metal Restore (OS Re-Imaging) is specific to the node on which the procedure is executed and will overwrite the local storage (OS) on that node
  • Reimaging an ODA needs to be done on both nodes.
  • Bare Metal OS Re-Imaging does not patch the firmware (BIOS/ILOM etc).
    - BM only re-images the local system disk from an OS perspective
  • ODA + Virtualization (ODAVP) requires different binaries / ISO than non-ODAVP (available as of ODA 2.5.x and higher)
    - See Note 888888.1 for descriptions and links



Comment: ILOM options can change between versions:  
This note's steps below are specific to ODA X5-2 and X6-2 for the OAK Stack.

Click on the following link for a pdf outlining pre-X5-2 ODA steps Bare Metal Restore.



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