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ALERT: Constant Node Panics or Tight Boot Cycle Looping Immediately After an ODA Bare Metal 18.7 (DCS) Upgrade or CPU Reduction after Deployment. DCS-10001 "Configured core count is not equal maximum allowed core count" (Doc ID 2599834.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 06, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database Appliance Software - Version ODAVP to Bare Metal [Release 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After an ODA Upgrade 18.7 on Bare Metal (DCS stack) this problem can have one or more of the following symptoms:

Other symptoms can include

NOTE:  This problem does not exist before or after 18.7 on the ODA.
             18.8 is available and is the recommended upgrade path if using any 18.x ODA bare metal version.

             The problem described in this ALERT for 18.7 is avoided by upgrading to 18.8.      
             Most importantly, 18.8 is also the required 18.x patchset level if upgrading to 19.x.

In order to encounter this problem you must have the following configuration:

* The CPU count available for the ODA will vary depending on the hardware used.


Encountering this problem requires:
  • An upgrade or deploy the ODA to DCS stack 18.7 
  • There must be an ODA CPU Core reduction either before or after the 18.7 bundle is being used  and
  • The fix for Bug 30313635 is not applied.

An Oracle Database Appliance system is provisioned with all CPU cores enabled by default.
The core reduction can be due to either of the following:


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