Monthly Archives: January 2012

Speaking at Miracle Open World 2012

I’ve been invited to speak at Miracle Open World 2012 in Billund, Denmark!  My topic will be “Oracle Database Appliance Internals,” which I’ll try to make fun and exciting.  I’m definitely looking forward to the experience, and it’ll be great to spend time with the other speakers and attendees.  My session is currently scheduled for Thursday… Read More »

New Exadata Full Stack Patches

Oracle has announced a new patching strategy for Exadata, starting with databases running  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… Read More »

Voting Disk Redundancy in ASM

A recent discussion thread on the OTN Exadata forum made me want to test a feature of 11.2 RAC – voting disk redundancy.  There was one section of the Clusterware Adminsitration and Deployment Guide ( that made me want to test it out to see how well it worked: If voting disks are stored on… Read More »