1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 27, 2013 5:35 PM by user10704367 RSS

    How to determine impact of doing an update to Oracle Enterprise Linux?

    user10704367


      Hi,

       

      I've been asked for release notes and other information related to changing packages so there can be an impact assessment on the application that is running on a set of servers running OEL 6 update 3 .  Where can I find this type of information?  I've found the errata data, but I'm looking for something that tracks to rpm name and version.

       

      Thanks,

      Bob

        • 1. Re: How to determine impact of doing an update to Oracle Enterprise Linux?
          Dude!

          The yum list updates command will show you a list of software that would be updated. The command yum update will display all software updates before you press Y to continue. There are usually a vast number of application and kernel patches. What you need to look out for highly depends on what application you use.

           

          However, if you Oracle Linux and Oracle products, and not RHEL or CentOS, you can probably spare yourself a lot of effort. Oracle Linux and the Oracle UEK kernel goes through extensive testing by Oracle to assure it works well with Oracle products. This is mentioned in many Oracle white papers, and I think it is the best guarantee you can get, beside updating a test system and perform tests with your specific installation.