Exadata database server update (dbnodeupdate.sh) fails and rolls back to previous version (Doc ID 2048752.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 31, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 11.2.3.3.1 to 12.1.2.1.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Environment
- This is Exadata specific issue.
- Active Image version: any image before version 12.1.2.2.0.
- Linux kernel version: any Linux kernel version for Exadata image earlier than 12.1.2.2.0.

Issue
- Upgrading a database server to an image version prior to 12.1.2.2.0, with dbnodeupdate.sh, fails and gets rolled back to the starting image version.
- Other database servers in the cluster may not have the same problem.

Cause

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