How to boot Exadata database server with diagnostic ISO image (Doc ID 1947114.1)

Last updated on MAY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Exadata X4-2 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Exadata X3-2 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Exadata Database Machine V2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Linux x86-64

Goal

This document provides the steps for booting an Exadata database server (compute node) with the diagnostic ISO image.

An alternative boot method may be required in cases where the server does not boot, due to an incorrect value for a kernel parameter or some other (Operating System) software related change. While the same procedure can be used to boot an Exadata storage cell, this is normally not required as the storage cells have the built in USB disks that can be used as an alternative to a normal boot sequence, by choosing the CELL_USB_BOOT_CELLBOOT_usb_in_rescue_mode boot entry from the GRUB.

 

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