My Oracle Support Banner

Oracle Exalytics Patchset 5 (PS5) Now Available for Oracle Exalytics (Includes Linux Kernel Updates) (Doc ID 1960397.1)

Last updated on MAY 06, 2019

Applies to:

Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 - Version All Versions and later
Exalytics In-Memory Machine X2-4 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Exalytics Software
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Also applicable to Exalytics X4-4 systems.

Details

Oracle Exalytics Patchset 5 (PS5) is now available.  This cumulative patchset (PS) may be applied on Exalytics X2-4/X3-4 and X4-4 models only. It is not applicable to Exalytics T58 systems.  PS5 may be installed during new machine delivery and setup, or on existing Exalytics servers that have been upgraded to PS4 (image version 1.0.0.6.0).

NOTE: If you are currently using a version of Exalytics prior to PS4 (image version 1.0.0.6.0), you must first update to PS4 image before you can apply the new PS5 patch.  The PS4 image update is available on Oracle E-Delivery. If this version is not currently installed, the PS5 update will fail.

PS5 includes the latest firmware, security and configuration utility updates and a number of bug fixes.  PS5 updates the Exalytics image version to 1.0.0.7 and Linux kernel to version 2.6.39-400.128.17.el5uek.  If PS4 is currently installed, the Linux kernel will show version 2.6.32-400.11.1.el5uek.  PS3 and lower will show the initial kernel version, 2.6.32-100.23.1.el5.  These kernel versions are found on Oracle Exalytics bare metal machines.  OVM machines will have slightly different versions.  Consult the certification matrix for details.

PS5 also includes several new features as described in "New Features in Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 5 (1.0.0.5)" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation and Administration Guide for Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Release 1.0.0.5 for Exalytics X2-4, X3-4 and X4-4, E57263-03.  Highlights of new features are:

When fully installed, Exalytics PS5, upgrades the Exalytics server to version 1.0.0.7.0 and upgrades the product stack to:

Optional software includes:

Full certification information for versions, or products, not listed above is available in <Note 1505616.2> Information Center: Certification Information For Oracle Exalytics.

Actions

Step 1 - Review Documentation

Exalytics Patchset 5 (PS5) includes software updates and patches which are described below.

Complete patch installation instructions are described in Section 2 Applying Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 5 (1.0.0.5), of the Oracle Exalytics Installation Guide.

Please note that different installation steps are required for non-virtualized (bare metal) Exalytics servers and virtualized (OVM) Exalytics servers.  See the following sections as appropriate to your environment:

Section 2.2.2.1 Applying Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 5 (1.0.0.6) on a Non-Virtual Exalytics Machine

Section 2.2.2.2 Applying Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 5 (1.0.0.6) on an Exalytics Machine Configured for Virtualization

It is recommended that you also review the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Release Notes Exalytics X2-4, X3-4, X4-4 Release 1 (1.0), E57265-01 for known issues, workarounds and document errata.

Step 2 - Download software updates and patches.

Your upgrade to Exalytics PS5 will include software components available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and patches available on My Oracle Support (MOS). 

A.  Software updates available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud:

NOTE: The Exalytics Installation Guide includes part numbers and media names for software used to upgrade Exalytics servers.  The software may be downloaded from Oracle E-Delivery.  You may locate the software by searching on "release" or "license" and entering "Exalytics."  Periodically, E-Delivery removes older software versions as newer versions are released. If a particular update/version cannot be found on E-Delivery and is needed to allow Exalytics upgrade, please open an SR with Support for further assistance.  If you open an SR with Support, be sure to reference the media name(s) and part number(s) as described in the installation guide.

If you are planning to upgrade to a release post PS5, and only need the base image upgrade utility, you may download <Patch 20506570> PATCHSET UPGRADE UTILITY EXALYTICS BASE IMAGE 1.0.0.7 PS5 FOR BARE METAL X86-64 from My Oracle Support. This patch is for bare metal servers only. For help with OVM server upgrade, please contact Oracle Support as needed.

B.  Specific product patches available on My Oracle Support (MOS):

NOTE: If any of the hyper-links listed below do not work, you may download the patches by clicking the "Patches and Updates" tab in MOS and copying the Patch ID (number only) into the Search window.

Core Products

Optional Products

Step 3 - Install/Apply Updates

Patches and product updates need to be applied in the specific order indicated in:

Section 2 Applying Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 5 (1.0.0.5), Installation and Administration Guide for Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Exalytics Software Release 1.0.0.5 for Exalytics X2-4 and X3-4, E49602-01

NOTE: If you have a new machine and are installing TimesTen and OBIEE for the first time, download the current version from the media pack and then follow steps to install the software using the new EDMU Utility.  The EDMU will install the base release (i.e. OBIEE 11.1.1.7.0 and TimesTen 11.2.2.7).  To install the most current patch/update level, download the desired PSU or Patches listed under Step 2 B (above).  Please note that the patches are installed via opatch and not the EDMU.

If you have an existing Exalytics machine with any OBIEE 11.1.1.6 version, download the OBIEE 11.1.1.7 software and do an in-place upgrade.  This is accomplished by performing a software only install and then following the steps in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7.0), Section 1.7 refers to moving from versions 11.1.1.3, 11.1.1.5, or 11.1.1.6 to 11.1.1.7.  It is suggested that you use Table 1-17 Summary of Steps to Apply the Oracle BI 11.1.1.7 Patch Set as a task list to accomplish your upgrade.

If you have an existing TimesTen product, perform an in-place upgrade as described in the <Note 1561142.1> HOWTO : Upgrade Timesten On Exalytics.

 

NOTE: Exalytics Patchset (PS) patches are intended to be applied as a full bundle and it is not recommended that individual components be updated without updating all of the components. If you have updated the full stack to the most current patchset (PS), you may apply follow-on patches to the individual software applications.  These patches are automatically certified within the guidelines described in <Note 1682531.1> Are OBIEE Bundle, EPM PSU, TimesTen Patches and Other Interim Patches Certified on Exalytics.

Contacts

To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!


In this Document
Details
Actions
 Step 1 - Review Documentation
 Exalytics Patchset 5 (PS5) includes software updates and patches which are described below.
 Step 2 - Download software updates and patches.
 Your upgrade to Exalytics PS5 will include software components available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and patches available on My Oracle Support (MOS). 
 A.  Software updates available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud:
 B.  Specific product patches available on My Oracle Support (MOS):
 Step 3 - Install/Apply Updates
Contacts
References

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.