Tag Archives: Patching Exadata

dbnodeupdate.sh on Exadata Compute Nodes

Rene Kundersma at Oracle just published a nifty new utility named dbnodeupdate.sh that will assist with the sometimes-cumbersome process of updating the compute nodes in an Exadata environment.  Starting last year with 11.2.3.1.0, Oracle introduced yum updates for the Exadata compute nodes.  Previously, each Exadata storage server patch came with a “minimal” or “convenience” pack […]

New Exadata Full Stack Patches

Oracle has announced a new patching strategy for Exadata, starting with databases running 11.2.0.3.  Oracle will be moving away from the monthly bundle patch philosophy, which was panned by many administrators as coming too often to keep up with, given the tight schedules held around most Exadata systems.  Instead, Oracle will be releasing a Quarterly […]

Exadata Critical Patch for 11.2.2.3.x through 11.2.2.4.1

Oracle has released a critical patch for storage server versions 11.2.2.3.x through 11.2.2.4.1.  While 11.2.2.4.1 was released last week, there were a few oneoff patches from 11.2.2.4.0 that didn’t seem to make it in to the release.  Oracle has since released 11.2.2.4.2 (patch #13513611, supplemental note #1388400.1).  Similar to 11.2.2.4.1, this release looks to patch […]