Category Archives: Oracle

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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Make Oracle VM 3.2.x console work on OL6

How to make Oracle VM 3.2.x RAS proxy work on OL6 1) Install Iced Tea sudo yum install icedtea-web 2) locate java.security sudo vi /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-1.7.0.95.x86_64/jre/lib/security/java.security 3) comment out the line starting with: jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms= Additional tip: If the browser can’t connect … Continue reading

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Fast track: Deploy EM 13c agent on Oracle Linux 6

Key steps to do an initial deploy of the Enterprise Manager 13c¬†agent on Oracle Linux 6 Please note that my fast track posts are intended for lab use only. Install OL6 or deploy VM template from Oracle disable iptables adduser … Continue reading

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Workaround for OVMM database restore BUG – OVCA 2.0.2 – OVM3.2.8.x

If you ever have to restore the Oracle Virtual Machine Manager database using the provided RestoreDatabase.sh, chances are that you will end up with a bunch of corrupted or missing tables in the back-end MySQL database schema. Specifically, all tables … Continue reading

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Lesson learned: How to kill an Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance

If you’re having a rather dull afternoon at the office, and you happen to have an OVCA as your personal playground, you can always try this little trick to spice up your day: Point your browser to the Oracle VM … Continue reading

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Installing MediaWiki 1.20.2 with Oracle 11g Express Edition

I encountered and worked around a couple of issues when installing MediaWiki 1.20.2 with Oracle 11g Express Edition 11.2.0.2.0 as the database back-end. The solutions below can be also applied to MediaWiki 1.20.0 and 1.20.1. I did the installation on … Continue reading

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Open source software alternatives for Oracle database

Here’s a very short list of open source server software that I have found to run smoothly with an Oracle database back-end. All will work with the free Express Edition. Blog or Photoblog While a bit of an overkill for … Continue reading

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PHP and Oracle on Ubuntu

I always meant to let my php scripts on my Ubuntu server access Oracle databases, thus quite possibly making it into a Linux, Apache, Oracle and PHP server. I do wonder how you would smoothly pronounce the resulting acronym. Anyway, … 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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