6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2014 10:30 PM by Djay-OC RSS

    Linux upgrade 6.2 to 6.4

    Djay-OC

      We wish to upgrade few of our linux OS 6.2 to 6.4,

      We have databases and EBS, OBIEE applicaitons on our servers.

      Prior to upgrade we need to know the effect of OS upgrade on our db's and EBS, OBIEE applicaitons.

      Please let me know the tips, know how, FAQ's, documentations etc for this . . .

       

      Regards,

      Djay

        • 1. Re: Linux upgrade 6.2 to 6.4
          Dude!

          As far as I understand, there are no fundamental changes between 6.2 and 6.4 other than errata updates and security fixes. If you require a specific Oracle Linux kernel, you can most probably use the one you need. I think the answer to your question is to analyze why you need to upgrade, and if there is a particular reason, simply test it and the affect to your software. I'm not aware of any documentation that would outline any potential issues for general Oracle database products and upgrading from 6.2 to 6.4. If you want to be sure, there is only one solution. Test it in your particular environment.

          • 2. Re: Linux upgrade 6.2 to 6.4
            Djay-OC

            Thanks Dude!,

             

            But still if want to upgrade then which is the best way to get the impact on db and applicaiton.

            1. from db side we can relink the binaries

            2. EBS side also we can relink the binaries

            3. OBIEE (don't know)

            4. OBIEE uses weblogic (don't know)

             

            Regards,

            Djay

            • 3. Re: Linux upgrade 6.2 to 6.4
              Dude!

              To relink binaries is a common practice and should not hurt, but from what I understand it does not really apply to Linux and most modern operating systems that rely on the concept of shared system libraries. Oracle database under Linux from what I know relies on it's own libraries or shared system libraries and therefore I would see no particular need to relink binaries after an operating system upgrade, at least not doing a minor system upgrade from 6.2 to 6.4 and not major from OL 5 to OL 6, which is not officially supported anyway.  Part of the idea of shared system libraries is to avoid the need of having to rebuild applications.

              • 4. Re: Linux upgrade 6.2 to 6.4
                Srini Chavali-Oracle

                Confirm that the various applications are certified on 6.4 by checking the certification matrix on MOS.

                 

                For EBS, pl see MOS Doc 356878.1

                 

                HTH
                Srini

                • 5. Re: Linux upgrade 6.2 to 6.4
                  Hussein Sawwan-Oracle

                  Djay,

                   

                  1. from db side we can relink the binaries

                  2. EBS side also we can relink the binaries

                   

                  I believe you are aware of the steps, however you may see (What Are The Requirements For E-Business Suite When Upgrading Operating Systems? (Doc ID 1061303.1)).

                   

                  3. OBIEE (don't know)

                  4. OBIEE uses weblogic (don't know)

                   

                  Please see (OBIEE 11g: Do Need to Re-link the OBIEE Binaries after Upgrading the Linux Kernel and Kernel Headers. (Doc ID 1554289.1)).

                   

                  Thanks,

                  Hussein

                  • 6. Re: Linux upgrade 6.2 to 6.4
                    Djay-OC

                    Thanks All for you valuable information. Decided to go with solution of all  an SR