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Exadata Database Machine 11.2.0.4 Grid Infrastructure and Database Upgrade for 11.2.0.2 BP11 and earlier (Doc ID 1555036.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 11.2.1.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This document provides step-by-step instructions for upgrading from Oracle Database and Oracle Grid Infrastructure release 11.2.0.2 BP11 and earlier to 11.2.0.4 on Oracle Exadata Database Machine for Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris x86-64 operating systems. For upgrades to 11.2.0.4 coming from releases later than 11.2.0.2 BP11 see <document 1565291.1>. If you have multiple database homes installed, with at least one of them on 11.2.0.2 BP11 or earlier, then also follow this document. This document does not cover Exadata on SuperCluster. 

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In this Document
Purpose
Details
 Oracle Exadata Database Machine Maintenance
 Overview
 Conventions
 Assumptions
 Prepare the Existing Environment
 Plan for the Upgrade
 Test on non-production first
 Preserve SQL Execution Plans with SQL Plan Management
 Develop and Test a Recovery Plan
 Obtain Required Account Access
 Review 11.2.0.4 Upgrade Prerequisites
 Component
 Pre-requisite for 11.2.0.4 Upgrade
 Generic requirements:
 Download Required Files
 Apply patches / updates where required before upgrading proceeds
 Update OPatch in existing 11.2 Grid Home and existing 11.2 Database Homes on All Database Servers
 Apply required patches / updates indentified in the section 'Upgrade Prerequisites' 
 Run Exachk or HealthCheck
 Validate Readiness for Oracle Clusterware upgrade using CVU and Exachck
 Early stage pre-upgrade check: analyze your databases to be upgraded with the Pre-Upgrade Information Tool
 Install and Upgrade Grid Infrastructure to 11.2.0.4
 Create a snapshot based backup of the database server partitions
 Create the new Grid Infrastructure (GI_HOME) directory where 11.2.0.4 will be installed
 Prepare installation software
 Permanently Disable Automatic Memory Management (AMM) for ASM
 Set cluster_interconnects Explicitly for ASM
 Perform the 11.2.0.4 Grid Infrastructure software installation and upgrade using OUI
 Apply the latest Bundle Patch to the Grid Infrastructure Home using 'napply' on all nodes in the cluster.
 Apply Customer-specific 11.2.0.4 One-Off Patches to the Grid Infrastructure Home
 Change Custom Scripts and Environment Variables to Reference the 11.2.0.4 Grid Home
 Modify the dbfs_mount cluster resource
 Install Database 11.2.0.4 Software
 Prepare Installation Software
 Perform 11.2.0.4 Database Software Installation with OUI
 Update OPatch in Database Home on All Database Servers
 Install latest 11.2.0.4 Bundle Patch for Oracle Exadata Database Machine to the Database Home - Do not perform Post-installation steps
 Upgrade Database to 11.2.0.4
 Backing up the database and creating a Guaranteed Restore Point
 Analyze the Database to Upgrade with the Pre-Upgrade Information Tool
 Run Pre-Upgrade Information Tool
 Handle obsolete and underscore parameters
 Review pre-upgrade information tool output
 Set cluster_interconnects explicitly for All Primary and Standby Databases
 Data Guard only - Synchronize Standby and Change the Standby Database to use the new 11.2.0.4 Database Home
 Flush all redo generated on the primary and disable the broker
 Data Guard only - Disable Fast-Start Failover and Data Guard Broker
 Shutdown the primary database.
 Shutdown the standby database and restart it in an 11.2.0.4 database home
 Start all primary instances in restricted mode
 Upgrade the Database with Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA)
 Review and perform steps in Oracle Upgrade Guide, Chapter 4 'Post-Upgrade Tasks for Oracle Database'
 Change Custom Scripts and Environment Variables to Reference the 11.2.0.4 Database Home
 Underscore Initialization Parameters
 Perform 11.2.0.4 Bundle Patch for Oracle Exadata Database Machine Post-Installation Steps
 Apply 11.2.0.4 Bundle Patch Overlay Patches to the Database Home and other overlays when specified in Document 888828.1
 Apply Customer-specific 11.2.0.4 One-Off Patches
 Data Guard only - Enable Fast-Start Failover and Data Guard Broker
 Post-upgrade Steps
 Remove Guaranteed Restore Point 
 DBFS only - Perform DBFS Required Updates
 Obtain latest mount-dbfs.sh script from Document 1054431.1
 Edit mount-dbfs.sh script and Oracle Net files for the new 11.2.0.4 environment
 Run Exachk or HealthCheck
 Optional: Deinstall the 11.2.0.1 or 11.2.0.2 Database and Grid Homes
 Re-configure RMAN Media Management Library
 Troubleshooting
 Revision History
 Appendix 
 Oracle Documentation  
 Patch matrix for 12539000 - Patch requirement when upgrading from 11.2.0.2 Linux 
 Patch matrix for 14639430 - patch requirement for rolling-back upgrades from 11.2.0.4 
 Community Discussions
 Patch matrix for 9329767 / 12652740 - Patch requirement when upgrading from 11.2.0.1 Linux only
 Patch matrix for 14639430 - Patch requirement for rolling-back upgrades from 11.2.0.4 
 Patch matrix for minimum required patches on top of 11.2.0.4 
 Community Discussions
References

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