A Beginners Guide to Exadata Patching for Oracle DBA's
What you'll learn
- Evolution & Journey of Exadata (2008-2018)
- Discussion around Exadata Stack
- Important Metalink Notes
- How to Download QFSDP (Quarterly Full Stack Downloadable Patch)
- Demo to Check contents of QFSDP
- Exadata Cell Server Patching (Commands & Practical Demos)
- Exadata Compute Node Patching (Commands & Practical Demos)
- Exadata Infiniband Patching (Commands & Practical Demos)
- GI / DB Patching ( Intro to RU / RUR)
- Checklist to Upgrade Exadata 12.1 to 12.2
- Oracle DBA's
I will be looking to delve deeper into Exadata Patching and explore this subject to demystify the entire dilemma around the Exadata Complete Stack Patching.
Starting with the History of Exadata comprising of the Evolution of Exadata and covering the Journey of Exadata from 2008 till 2018 we will have a quick summary of the different generations of Exadata and key advancements that have taken place during this Journey.
A good understanding of the Exadata Stack will be given to the audience by discussing the key components like Storage Grid , Database Grid , Infiniband Networks & Other Components like (Ethernet Switches / PDU’s).
Audience will be recommended the Master Notes of Exadata, having some explanation around QFSDP (Quarterly Full Stack Downloadable Patch) and giving them an understanding on Exadata Versions & how the numbers match up.
We shall then delve deeper into Storage Server Patching, commands used, discussing Rolling/Non-Rolling methods. Next would be Compute node patching and what happens behind the scenes, discussion around the powerful utility dbnodeupdate. The Exadata database server patching including GI + DB will be discussed and also the significance of patches like SPU/PSU/BP/DBBP. The Infiniband patching will be discussed to tell the audience how the firmware for the switches are patched.
At the end a case study will be presented to show how the Complete Stack upgrade was done from Exadata 12.1 to Exadata 188.8.131.52.0.
Who this course is for:
- Oracle DBA's
Member of an elite group of Oracle professionals by successful completion of Oracle 11g & 12c Certified Master [OCM ] & Oracle Cloud Architect Professional, my profile has been published on Oracle website (Check under Links Section)
Having 15+Years of Experience in Oracle technologies. My key responsibility areas are Exadata Architecting , Installation, Administration, Performance - Tuning, Backup – Recovery , Data Guard and Database Upgrades. I have experience with technologies like Oracle GoldenGate, Veritas Netbackup, Oracle 10g / 11g RAC with Oracle ASM, Oracle 10g /11g / 12cGrid Control.