Oracle Database Appliance Bare Metal - Steps to Generate a Key via MOS to Change Your CORE Count and Apply the Core Key
(Doc ID 1447093.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Database Appliance Software - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 2.1 to 12.2]
Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
ODA, Core Key, X5-2, Key Generation
Steps by Step instructions to Configure the Bare Metal Oracle Database Appliance CPU Core Count for Oracle Database Appliance V1, X3-2, X4-2 and X5-2*
NOTE: The ODA Virtualized Platform (ODAVP) does not use a Core Key on any version.
The user manually sets the CPUs to be used for ODA_BASE on ODAVP but this technically not an ODA Core Key as this is done locally on the server.
This would be a configuration option.
See: Database Appliance Administration and Reference Guide for steps on how to change CPU allocation online for ODA_BASE
For X6-2 and higher please refer to Note 2220572.1:
ODA: X6-2 Capacity-On-Demand : How To Change & Register CPU Cores For Single-Node ODA Lite X6-2(S,M,L) or the Dual-Node ODA HA
For the DCS Stack (18.3) and higher all core keys are generated local to the ODA server(s).
See the documentation for the proper syntax and commands.
V1 was de-supported for new patching bundles before the release of 18.3 so retains the original steps as found in documentation for the version.
This document discusses how to configure the Oracle Database Appliance CPU core count. The CPU core count is the number of enabled CPU cores per server.
This note provides step by step instructions from the graphic interface via My Oracle Support to change the CPU Core Count for your Oracle Database Appliance ( ODA ).
Note 1638577.1 for ODA Troubleshooting Core Key Generation and Application Problems
Note 2220572.1 ODA: X6-2 and Higher Capacity-On-Demand :
How To Change & Register CPU Cores For Single-Node ODA Lite X6-2(S,M,L) or the Dual-Node ODA HA X6-2
If you are using the X5-2 and unable to create a Core Key higher than 18 per server
2252677.1 ODA X5-2 MOS Core Key GUI Not Able To Generate a Core Key Above 18 per server. MOS Pull-down Only Goes up to 18 vs. 36
2254456.1 ODA Oracle Database Appliance Manual Core Key Generation Request Procedure for X5-2, X4-2 X3-2 and V1
- CSI created for the ODA and registered on MOS (My Oracle Support)
The Single ODA System Identifier / Serial Number for X3-2, X4-2 and X5-2 (There is one matching serial# on both physical ODA blades)
- ODA V1 uses different serial numbers found on each Node within the same physical box
For X5-2 X4-2 and X3-2 using 12.1.2.x.x and higher you can use the command oakcli show server on BOTH nodes as the serial numbers must match each other.
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In this Document
|Rules and Restrictions for Changing the CPU Core Count (Bare Metal)|
Steps: Example of Creating or Changing the ODA CPU Core Count including generating a Core Key