How to Manage Oracle Grid Infrastructure During Operating System Upgrades

(Doc ID 1559762.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 14, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
Linux x86-64


Oracle supports the rolling upgrade of the operating system in a cluster when both versions of the operating system are certified with the version of Oracle Database you are running. Note mixed operating system versions are only supported for the duration of an upgrade (i.e., within 24 hours)--the cluster should never be operated with mixed operating systems for an extended period.


The purpose of this note is to outline the steps one may take to manage Oracle Grid Infrastructure during Operating System Upgrade.

Note: These steps are only necessary for cases of OS Upgrades. They are not necessary when applying OS patches, for example, if you are patching from Linux RedHat 6.2 to Linux RedHat 6.4, only a relink (of Oracle Grid Infrastructure and RDBMS/RAC software) is required.


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