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ODA FAQ : Understanding the Oracle Database Appliance Core Key Generation usage, common questions and problems ( FAQ ) (Doc ID 1597084.1)

Last updated on MAY 06, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Appliance Software - Version 2.1.0.1 to 2.9.0.0 [Release 2.1 to 2.9]
Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
ODA, ODA Core Count, Core Count, MOS, Core Key generation, oakcli , core_config_key, oakcli core_config_key,

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to discuss several questions, commands and concepts associated with the ODA Core Key generation

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 1 - What is an ODA Core Key? What is it used for?
 2 - I have never seen references to Core Key before and I have used Oracle for a long time
 3 - Do I need an ODA Core Key? Why or why not?
 4 - I understand that ODA only allows me to grow my CPU / Core count but not shrink the count: Is this true?
 5 - I cannot generate a Core key for 2 CPUs per server (4 total)
 6 - I do not see the ODA under my CSI in MOS
 7 - I do not see the ODA as an asset under my MOS account
 8 - I can see the ODA in MOS but I cannot generate a Core Key
 9 - What are the different choices in generating a Core Key between ODA V1 ; ODA V2 BM (Bare Metal) and ODA V2 (using virtualization aka VM)
 10 - Can you summarize what I need to be able to generate a Core Key for the ODA?
 11 - What are the oakcli commands used to check, apply and confirm the core key count
 14 On the ODA VP: Can we mix configuration to use different core counts for ODA_BASE?
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