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Setup RDBMS Software and Database on Exadata Database Machine Temporarily for Migration and Upgrade (Doc ID 2146327.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


The purpose of this document is to provide Exadata Administrators guidelines for deploying Oracle Database 11g Release 2 ( on an Exadata Database Machine for the purpose of database migration to the Exadata platform and then upgrade to a higher supported version.

Setting up Database on Exadata platform at this point should only be done for the purpose of migration and must be limited to a short period of time. An upgrade to a supported release must take place within 3 months of the migration.

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 version support has ended and running Database by adopting this note does not change support status. 

Note: The error correction support for Patch Set has expired. Oracle recommends upgrading to Oracle Database Patch Set release or higher supported version.
For more details on supported Database releases and availability of Patch Set refer to document:- Release Schedule of Current Database Releases <Document 742060.1>



This document is intended for Exadata Administrators wanting to install and configure RDBMS Software and setup databases for migration to the Exadata platform and then upgrade to a later supported version of the RDBMS.

This document also provides information regarding some known issues and workarounds related to Database creation.

Steps described in this note for Software and Database configuration have been validated on Exadata image versions using Oracle Linux OL6.


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In this Document
 Installing RDBMS Software on Oracle Exadata Database Machine with image version 12.1.2.x or higher and Grid Infrastructure or
 Download Required Files
 Run Exachk
 Stage Database Software for Installation
 Perform Database Software Installation with Oracle Universal Installer (OUI)
 Perform Database Software Silent Installation with Response File
 Relink Oracle Executable in Database Home with RDS
 Update OPatch in Database Home on All Database Servers
 Install Bundle Patch 22 for Exadata Database Machine to Database Home
 Apply Overlay Patches to Database Home for Exadata Critical Issues
 Apply Customer-specific One-Off Patches
 Considerations and Known Issues for Creating Database on Exadata
 Considerations for Configuring Oracle Data Guard on Exadata
 Upgrade Database to Higher Supported Version

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