Database hang or crash when mixed Exadata cell software versions are involved
Last updated on DECEMBER 23, 2013
Applies to:Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 18.104.22.168.0 to 22.214.171.124.0 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Temporarily running mixed Exadata Storage Server Software versions (e.g. during rolling cell patching or rack expansion with new hardware) on the storage cells is a common practice. However, if some of the Storage Cells involved are running version 126.96.36.199.0, while the Compute Nodes are using Oracle Database software version 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206 without patch 17854520 installed, the system is exposed to database hangs or crashes.
Database instances may crash with ORA-7445[OSSCAP_RECOMPUTE_MIN]
Some Exadata Storage Cells running version 220.127.116.11.0 were recently introduced into the Exadata 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 Cluster.
Examples of this situation include:
a.) you are performing rolling cell patching
b.) rack expansion with new Exadata hardware running version 126.96.36.199.0
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