Upgrade Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.2

Oracle released 12.1.0.2 Enterprise Manager few days back and have released it for most of platforms. You can directly upgrade Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1) [with or without Bundle Patch 1] to 12.1.0.2 There are no pre patches required for this. But this upgrade requires considerable downtime. Oracle has termed this upgrade…

10gR2 Silent Install with 11gr2 CRS fails

I was trying to perform a 10.2 silent install with 11gR2 CRS. While doing pre-checks installer failed with following error Check complete: Failed <<<< Problem: The 'active' version of Oracle Clusterware is not 10g Release 2 (10.2). Recommendation: You must upgrade all nodes of the cluster to Oracle Clusterware 10g Release 2. If you have…

BUG: Creating 11gR2 RAC Using VMware On Toshiba Laptop

I was setting up 11gR2 RAC grid infra on my new Toshiba L745 series laptop on OEL5.4, the installation was going very smoothly but suddenly the VMWare machines crashed while performing remote operations on second node with following message: <span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">"vmxaiomgr.retrycontabort" Please disconnect and reconnect if the storage is external to comupter</span> The next…

Steps to Upgrade 11.2.0.1 RAC to 11.2.0.2

This post is in continuation to Grid Infrastructure upgrade post written earlier. Ensure that you have downloaded the software and  have upgraded the infrastructure database. Following files contain database software for 11.2.0.2. p10098816_112020_Linux-x86-64_1of7.zip p10098816_112020_Linux-x86-64_2of7.zip Please note that this is full release , so if you are installing new software, you can directly install 11.2.0.2 without…

11.2.0.2 Patchset available.Download directly to server

11.2.0.2 Software is now available for download. It contains 4G+ binaries as you now perform out of place upgrade i.e software is installed in separate home from current home. You can also use it to install 11.2.0.2 directly instead of upgrading from 11.2.0.1.  Use wget to download it directly to server (thus avoiding copying to…

Downloading Oracle Software directly to Server

This article is based on Pythian’s aricle DOWNLOADING FROM OTN DIRECTLY TO YOUR DATABASE SERVER. Article tell’s about using lynx (text based web browser available on linux) to generate the cookies file which can be then used with wget to download software. But when I tried to use lynx , it repeatedly gave error for…