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Steps to manually update microcode_ctl package on Exadata X7-2 and X8-2 database servers (Doc ID 2613557.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 19, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 18.1.0.0.0 to 18.1.21.0.0 [Release 12.2]
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 19.1.0.0.0 to 19.2.7.0.0 [Release 12.2]
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 19.3.0.0.0 to 19.3.1.0.0 [Release 12.2]
Exadata Cloud at Customer X7-2 Hardware
Exadata X7-2 Hardware
Linux x86-64

Purpose

Perform the steps in the Details section of this document to manually update the microcode_ctl package installed on Exadata X7-2 or X8-2 database servers to one of the following versions:

Exadata versions 18.1.22, 19.2.8, and 19.3.2 contain the updated microcode_ctl package.  The recommended approach to obtain the updated microcode_ctl package is to perform a standard Exadata software update to one of these Exadata versions (or higher).  The alternate approach is to manually update the microcode_ctl package, as described in this document.

The steps are valid for running on X7-2 or X8-2 database servers for the following Exadata versions:

CPU microcode update requires database server reboot. The updated microcode_ctl package may be applied to one database server at a time in a rolling manner.

In VM configurations do not install the updated microcode_ctl package in domUs or kvmguests.

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