Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Upgrade - Oracle Database to

Oracle Database software uses 2 files (1 and 2) of the patchset.
SQL> select name from v$database;

SQL> select * from v$version;

Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release - 64bi
PL/SQL Release – Production
CORE    Production
TNS for Linux: Version – Production
NLSRTL Version – Production

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

11gR2 Rac install on Centos 6.2 without Oracle ASMLib

Oracle ASMlib is available for linux prior to OL6 or RedHat 6. However, starting from 6, you can only use asmlib for UEK kernel.
On Linux, the built in udev is definitely a better solution to handle persistent device naming and permissions.

Without ASMLib, you don't need to worry about the raw disks everytime when there's a kernel update.