Installing 10.2.0.5 EM using software-only on 10.2.0.4/11g DB (GUI)

In this article , I will discuss how to install 10.2.0.5 EM Grid using 10.2.0.4 database. This method can also be used with 11g database.When you carry out 10.2.0.1 EM Grid control installation, it creates a 10.1.0.4 Database by default which is no longer supported and  requires one to upgrade to supported release i.e 10.2.…

Link: Best practices for AIX RAC Database on OTN

A new whitepaper has been published on OTN which primarily discusses best practices for AIX 5.2,5.3 and 6.1 for RAC database for avoiding node eviction due to Oprocd.  It also mentions recommended AIX VMO parameters and recommended patches for Oracle RAC. You can find the article at below location http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/clusterware/pdf/rac_aix_system_stability.pdf

Creating ASM devices on AIX

I thought of sharing few tips on creating ASM devices on AIX which I will be helpful to Oracle DBA’s. Suppose SysAdmin gives you list of Serial numbers for LUN instead of device Name pcmpath query device DEV#: 33 DEVICE NAME: hdisk33 TYPE: 2107900 ALGORITHM: Load Balance SERIAL: 75DM011<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>1101</strong></span> =========================================================================== Path# Adapter/Path Name…

CRS Fails to Start – 10.2.0.1 RAC Install on AIX

I was installing 10.2.0.1 on IBM AIX 5L and while running root.sh from first node (as part of Clusterware installation) got following messages Now formatting voting device: /dev/voting_disk01 Now formatting voting device: /dev/voting_disk02 Now formatting voting device: /dev/voting_disk03 Format of 3 voting devices complete. Startup will be queued to init within 30 seconds I waited…

10.2.0.4 on AIX5L (64-Bit) is Out

As usual Laurent has been first to locate that 10.2.0.4 on AIX5L (64-Bit) is Out. Patchset size is whopping 1.9G which I believe is the maximum size for Oracle Patchset till date. Looks like 10.2.0.3 on AIX had lot of bugs or it could be that DATABASE REPLAY feature needed more lines of code in…