Category Archives: ODA

Adding Oracle Database Appliance to ULN

At some point you may want to register an Oracle Database Appliance with the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network so you can get a critical security update, without running a complete ODA update bundle. However, if you happen to be running … Continue reading

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Adding an additional listener to ODA

After deploying an Oracle Database Appliance, a standard set of production listeners are configured on bond0. This includes one listener on each of the virtual ip interfaces, and two SCAN listeners. In my environment, I would very much like to … Continue reading

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Restore database to new or redeployed ODA

Doing a restore from an RMAN backup to a freshly deployed Oracle Database Appliance seems like a¬†conceivable scenario, so I figured it would be nice to have tried it at least once. For this test, I have a backupset on … Continue reading

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Erase and Rewind – Redeploying Oracle Database Appliance (2.3.0 image)

After using an Oracle Database Appliance for a bit of testing, it was time to get it ready for production. I decided to start with a fresh deploy and re-initializing shared storage. Note that this is the 2.3.0 base image, … Continue reading

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Designing an isolated front production network for ODA

With the introduction of Oracle Engineered Systems the DBA is moved somewhat closer to infrastructure design decisions, and expected to at least have some opinions on the network design requirements for the database. As such, I’ve given some thought to … Continue reading

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Documentation for odachk is now available on My Oracle Support.

The documentation for Oracle Database Appliance Configuration Audit Tool is now available on My Oracle Support note¬†1485630.1. The odachk script, quite similar to the exachk tool on Exadata, verifies a large number of components in the ODA environment. This includes … Continue reading

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