2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 15, 2011 1:13 PM by tychos


      Hi everyone,

      I'm going to apply first patch to my exadata PB11

      As I understand it will apply for RDBMS & GI home
      My Q
      What about Exa-Storage server? I didn't touch since they installed

      Thanx in advance
        • 1. Re: Exa-Patch
          As everybody says, check metalink note #888828.1 for the latest patches. You can find out your patch level by running the imageinfo command on the compute nodes and storage servers. What you're looking for is the active version. Here's the output from our database and storage servers for reference.
          [acolvin@enkdb01 ~]$ sudo imageinfo
          [sudo] password for acolvin:

          Kernel version: 2.6.18- #1 SMP Tue Jun 28 05:21:19 EDT 2011 x86_64
          Image version:
          Image activated: 2011-10-12 20:46:12 -0500
          Image status: success
          System partition on device: /dev/sda1

          [root@enkcel01 ~]# imageinfo

          Kernel version: 2.6.18- #1 SMP Tue Jun 28 05:21:19 EDT 2011 x86_64
          Cell version: OSS_11.
          Cell rpm version: cell-

          Active image version:
          Active image activated: 2011-10-27 14:42:27 -0500
          Active image status: success
          Active system partition on device: /dev/md5
          Active software partition on device: /dev/md7

          In partition rollback: Impossible

          Cell boot usb partition: /dev/sdm1
          Cell boot usb version:

          Inactive image version:
          Inactive image activated: 2011-10-26 13:51:39 -0500
          Inactive image status: success
          Inactive system partition on device: /dev/md6
          Inactive software partition on device: /dev/md8

          Boot area has rollback archive for the version:
          Rollback to the inactive partitions: Possible

          As you can see, we're running version, which is the latest version. Keep in mind that storage server patches also include a component that patches the database servers as well (the minimal pack). As always, be sure to patch a nonproduction system before applying to production
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          • 2. Re: Exa-Patch
            Hi sami,
            The are Bundle Patch patches storage server patches, infiniband switch patches, pdu patches, kvm patches and ethernet switch patches.
            All Oracle patches come with a readme and you are allowed to patch yourself.
            Most of the time the readme will point to a note in MOS in which issues with the patch can be reported by support.
            Next to the Note 888828.1 provided by Andy.Colvin there is a very informative pdf which you should to read: