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Running 11.2.0.3 on Exadata X8 is it supported?

1163753
1163753 Member Posts: 1
edited September 2019 in Exadata

When refreshing an X3 Exadata environment with mostly 11.2.0.3 DB versions running on it, we are wondering if the last gen Exa X8 is a certified platform for a DB version 11.2.0.3

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  • SPA09
    SPA09 Member Posts: 866
    edited September 2019

    Hi,

    I don't know were you have read this but it is not correct.

    For an X8 / X8M Machine you need an minimum Exadata Software Release

    X8M

    Exadata 19.3.0.0.0 or higher
    X8Exadata 19.2.0.0.0 or higher

    From The Database Release running on Exadata Oracle 11.2.0.3 make no sense. Oracle 11.2  is out of Support.

    So you should do an Upgrade minimum to Oracle RDBMS Release 12.2.

  • Adityanath Dewoolkar
    Adityanath Dewoolkar Member Posts: 341 Bronze Badge
    edited September 2019

    See below MOS notes for details on Exadata supported version:

    Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server Supported Versions (Doc ID 888828.1)

    11.2.0.3 is out of support since 2015, you will get more details about it from below MOS note:

    Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1)

    Regards,

    Adi

  • Andris Perkons-Oracle
    Andris Perkons-Oracle Posts: 1,099 Employee
    edited September 2019

    I agree with you that anyone on 11.2.0.3 should migrate sooner than later to a current release. Preferrably to 19c as this is a long term release, but we all know that there a many (real or perceived) obstacles moving from one database release to another. I think one of the main issues is that a software installation (Database, OS, ...) is seen as a one-time task and not a continuous process.

    But, support issues aside, looking at the documentation it should still be possible to install Database 11.2.0.3 on Exadata X8 with Exadata software 19.2 (See https://docs.oracle.com/en/engineered-systems/exadata-database-machine/dbmso/new-features-exadata-system-software-releas…  and MOS note 2587089.1 for the exact requirements). Is this a good idea? Probably not.

    Exadata SW 19.3 finally dropped the ability to install 11.2.0.3 databases on Exadata.

    Andris

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