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File changes for sshd/pam.d/iptables etc. are lost after Exadata CELL/Database node patching/reboot (Doc ID 2362792.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Full Rack - Version All Versions and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 7.4 [Release OL5 to OL7U4]
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 11.1.3.1.0 to 12.1.2.1.2 [Release 11.1 to 12.1]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Manual changes in DB/CELL /etc/pamd./ or /etc/ssh/sshd_config or even CELL /etc/sysconfig/iptables changes are lost after patching and as well reboot.

Changes

Exadata patching was done or Cell/DB node got rebooted

Cause

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