ODA : OL Supported Version Is Not Up-to-Date After Upgrade (Doc ID 1585259.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database Appliance - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance Software - Version 2.1.0.1 to 12.1.2.5 [Release 2.1 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

 While applying ODA patch bundle , the Oracle Linux (OL) version does not show Up-to-date.

 Case 1.

e.g.

System Version

2.7.0.0.0

Component Name                 Installed Version           Supported Version
Controller              11.05.02.00            Up-to-date
Expander                0342                   Up-to-date
SSD_SHARED              E12B                   Up-to-date
HDD_LOCAL               5G08                   Up-to-date
HDD_SHARED              A700                   Up-to-date

...
...
OEL                                    5.8                                   5.9          <<------ OL version not set to Up-to-date

 

 

This is due to OS upgrade (part of INFRA patch bundle) failing.
This failure may happen if there are external rpm(s)  applied.
External rpm's not recognized by oakcli upgrade utility can cause the OS upgrade part to fail
The OS patch log may show the following failure messages

2013-08-26 02:21:36: ERROR: Failed to run /usr/bin/yum update --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=ODA_REPOS_LOC -y

 

 Case 2.

 

Mirror image of this issue is also possible.

oakcli show version -detail still showed OEL 5.8 as supported version , while 2.9 is installed version.
 

e.g.

System Version    Component Name              Installed Version         Supported Version        
--------------     ---------------            ------------------        -----------------        
2.7.0.0.0                                                                     
               
                   Controller                 11.05.02.00                 Up-to-date
                   Expander                   0342                        Up-to-date
                   SSD_SHARED                 E12B                        Up-to-date
                   HDD_LOCAL                  5G08                        Up-to-date
                   HDD_SHARED                 A700                        Up-to-date
                   ILOM                       3.0.16.22.c r80379          Up-to-date
                   BIOS                       12010311                    Up-to-date
                   IPMI                       1.8.10.5                    Up-to-date
                   HMP                        2.2.6.2                     Up-to-date
                   OAK                        2.7.0.0.0                   Up-to-date
                   OEL                        5.9                         5.8  <<-- OL version not set to Up-to-date

 

Solution

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