RAC on Windows: How to Check That the Orafence Driver Was Correctly Updated After Applying a Patchset
Last updated on APRIL 16, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.4 to 10.2.0.4 - Release: 10.2 to 10.2
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
"Stop Oracle Service OraFenceService, and take a backup of file orafencedrv.sys located under %s_systemDirectory%/drivers, replace it with the one supplied in the patch under..."
Sometimes this step is missed during the patch apply. To run with an old version of the driver might result in node evictions and system instability. If you experience this you should check that your orafence driver is the one that you should be run with your patch level.
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