Exadata YUM Repository Population and Linux Database Server Updating
Last updated on MARCH 05, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 22.214.171.124.2 and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.5 to Oracle Linux 5.5 [Release OL5U5]
As of Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software 11g Release 126.96.36.199.0 the Linux database server update procedure uses the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) for the distribution of the updates. The updates are now packaged as several rpms and the Linux YUM utility is used to apply the updates. This document will describe the following steps in this update process:
- Preparing and Populating the Yum Repository Server
- Performing updates for Linux Exadata database servers
- Rolling Back Software Changes
|Currently Installed Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software Release on DB Server||Currently Installed Oracle Linux Release||Updating to Exadata Release||Recommended Action|
|Release 188.8.131.52.2 or later||5.5 and later||Later than 184.108.40.206.2||
Use the dbnodeupdate.sh utility to update.
For releases currently on 220.127.116.11.2 see "Performing One-Time Setup on Database Servers of Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 and Earlier Systems" in this document.
For releases later than 18.104.22.168.2 see "Updating Database Nodes previously patched or freshly imaged to 11.2.3.X.X or 12.1.x.x.x" in this document.
|Releases earlier than 22.214.171.124.2||5.5 and later||Earlier than 126.96.36.199.0||Use the README from the specific patch for the release you are upgrading to together with Oracle Support <note 1556257.1> "5. Performing One-Time Setup on Database Servers of Oracle Exadata Database Machine"|
|Releases earlier than 188.8.131.52.2||5.5 and later||184.108.40.206.0 or later||Upgrade to 220.127.116.11.2 first via <patch 13513611> (use README from patch 13513611) and then update to 18.104.22.168.0 using the dbnodeupdate.sh utility as described in "Performing One-Time Setup on Database Servers of Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 and Earlier Systems" in this document.|
|Releases earlier than 22.214.171.124.2||Earlier than 5.5||Earlier than 126.96.36.199.1||Use My Oracle Support <note 1284070.1>|
|Releases earlier than 188.8.131.52.2||Earlier than 5.5||184.108.40.206.1 or later||Use My Oracle Support <note 1284070.1> to update to any release earlier than 220.127.116.11.1 and later than 18.104.22.168.2 and then use the dbnodeupdate.sh utility to update to 22.214.171.124.1 or later as described in "Updating Database Nodes previously patched or freshly imaged to 11.2.3.X.X or 12.1.x.x.x" in this document.|
How to use this note
For updates to Exadata Storage Server Software 126.96.36.199.0 and later there must always be a local repository containing the Exadata ULN channel contents for the release that will be updated to. When not using an ISO repository, in order to complete the repository creation process, the steps in Section 2 "Preparing and Populating the yum Repository Server" always need to be performed. The steps of building/updating the repository can be done without downtime to databases and applications running on the database nodes and should be done well prior to the actual database node update.
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