Dan in Atlanta wrote:Create a local yum repository using these instructions: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/linux/yum-repository-setup-085606.html
I found the Manager updates under "patches" at support.oracle.com. There was a readme with instructions for installing the 150 level. I can find no documentation on the procedures to use for the patches you mention for the Server. How are they managed? I can download them from linux.oracle.com, but there is no [readily apparent] information about deploying them.
Dan in Atlanta wrote:Actually, running Apache on the Manager is the perfect place: it's already running other web services and the Apache instance for yum is very low impact. And you know that it already has connectivity from the Oracle VM Servers. Yum requires a web server or local location for patches. The UI is designed to specify a URL for the location of a yum mirror. There are ways to do it manually, but they are outside the scope of our management tools.
Reading the part about creating a repository makes some sense of the cryptic URLs in the User Guide. I'm not sure about running Apache on the manager - it seems the wrong place. Am I supposed to create a new server just to hold the patches for a few minutes? Couldn't I just download the patches and "yum install" them?
The User Guide continues with a steps that don't make any sense for DAS, single Host installations anyhow. You can't "transfer the master role" in that situation.Correct. You would have to reboot the single server during the upgrade, which means shutting down all your VMs to being the patching process (as it automatically triggers a reboot).
Dan in Atlanta wrote:
I've been going round-n-round on this. Can you please help me with some undocumented steps? I need to install apache to make this instructions in Repository Setup work. "yum install apache" fails. I downloaded an apache from elsewhere (apache-1.3.4-1.i386.rpm) but it has some dependencies.
However, if you follow the instructions in the first URL, it installs Apache for you as part of the setup process. In fact, that document takes you through everything required to configure a local Yum repository.
# yum install httpd
Dan in Atlanta wrote:The article tells you to add this channel when setting up the yum repository, Step 4b: Register the machine to correct latest and addons channels
That only works AFTER you somehow guess to add "Enterprise Linux 5 Add ons (x86_64)" to the VM Fixes you really want in Channels on the linux.oracle.com website.
See detailed bug fixes (http://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/oraclevm-errata/2012-January/thread.html).are evidently for folks who have not applied 3.0.3 to their servers.
I did get my YUM Repository set up (Thanks Avi!) but my VM Manager still says "no" under "Update Required"
kernel-ovs-188.8.131.52-45 .2.x86_64.rpm kernel-ovs-firmware-184.108.40.206-45 .2.x86_64.rpm lvm2-2.02.56-8.el5_5.6 .2.x86_64.rpm osc-plugin-manager-1.2.8-9.el5 .2.noarch.rpm osc-plugin-manager-devel-1.2.8-9.el5 .2.noarch.rpm ovm-consoled-0.1-3 .1.noarch.rpm ovs-agent-3.0.3-41 .2.x86_64.rpm xen-4.0.0-81.el5 .1.x86_64.rpm xen-devel-4.0.0-81.el5 .1.x86_64.rpm xen-tools-4.0.0-81.el5 .1.x86_64.rpm