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Cell Software - installation

user13040671 Newbie
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Imaging the cell server.
Can someone point me how to use the makeImagemedia.sh for cell server?

I downloaded the documentation from the cell server. So, if you can point me to right metalink doc or documentation, would be helpful.
Thanks
  • 1. Re: Cell Software - installation
    Marc Fielding Journeyer
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    Hello user13040671,

    makeImagemedia.sh is typically only used when specifically directed to by Oracle support. It would be helpful if you told us why you're looking to run makeImagemedia.sh.

    (Although I suspect the MOS document you're referring to is 1084360.1)

    Cheers!
  • 2. Re: Cell Software - installation
    user13040671 Newbie
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    Hello Marc,
    Thanks for the pointer, but I am looking for bare metal restore for a cell server.

    Thanks
  • 3. Re: Cell Software - installation
    andy.colvin Oracle ACE
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    For bare metal restore of a cell, check the owner's guide for Exadata. In the latest versions, it's in chapter 7. To reimage a cell, you'll utilize the internal USB recovery media. The USB recovery media contains backup copies of the configuration for that specific cell, so that when it's finished, you don't have to go back and reconfigure the cell when it's done. Note that this should only be performed at the behest of Oracle support, as I've seen a couple of bugs in the restore procedure that made it pretty much unusable on older versions (below 11.2.2.3.x).

    More importantly, what's the problem you're facing that is making you have to reimage a cell?
  • 4. Re: Cell Software - installation
    user13040671 Newbie
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    Gentlemen,
    Thanks for looking in...i would guess that J.Arneil has answered my question in his blog:
    http://jarneil.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/building-an-exadata-compute-node-usb-imaging-drive/

    I would like to try out the EXACT similar approach with the cell node.
    Unless, I have questions along my exciting journey, I trust not to trouble you.

    Again, thanks for your attention into this.
  • 5. Re: Cell Software - installation
    user13040671 Newbie
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    Got the CELLBOOT USB, alright.

    Just for HOO-HAAs (inspired by Jarneil's blog), tried to boot a VM in Virtual Box and got this error:

    [ERROR] get_node_type: Not a supported hardware model Virtualbox. dmidecode -s system-product-name returns invalid value

    Folks ever stumbled on this one?
    Thanks
  • 6. Re: Cell Software - installation
    gsalem Explorer
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    Installing the exadata storage software on other things than the real hardware from Oracle is forbidden. Don't follow that road.

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