Exadata Cloud at Customer : Drill down into Cloud Tooling RPM content

On one of my Exadata Cloud at Customer system, I recently had an issue which required to check exactly which files were updated when upgrading the cloud-specific tooling included on Exadata Cloud at Customer, also know as dbaastools_exa. I needed to know if a configuration file had been overwritten or not, when upgrading dbaastools_exa. My […]

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Exadata Cloud at Customer : Grid Infrastructure patch under the hood

Following up with this blog post, here is a quick overview of what is performed on Exadata Cloud at Customer nodes when a Grid Infrastructure patching is launched via the web interface, the Oracle Cloud control plane. The whole patch process is not that different from the precheck process. Most of the steps are similar, […]

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Exadata Cloud at Customer : Grid Infrastructure patch precheck under the hood

I am now exploring the brand new Grid Infrastructure patching method for Exadata Cloud at Customer. With Exadata Cloud at Customer version 18.1.4.4, it is now possible to patch Grid Infrastructure with a few clicks in the GUI. Let’s see exactly which steps are performed. First, with my preferred method (CLI 🙂 ), I run […]

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Exadata Cloud at Customer : Reinstall Cloud Tooling

(Photo by Joël Assuied, on Unsplash) I just started working on Exadata Cloud at Customer. And with this, come my first mistakes 😉 One of my compute node had all cloud tooling scripts located in the adequate directories : # ls -l /var/opt/oracle/exapatch/ […] -r-xr-xr-x 1 oracle oinstall 0 Feb 4 21:23 exadbcpatchsm -r-xr-xr-x 1 […]

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