[alert] Oracle agents on AIX may not work in 2011 with OMS10g

Fuadar recently wrote : Grid Control AIX Alert … Basically, if you have an 10g oms Server (any OS / any release) and aix agents (any release), and according to Note 1171558.1, communication between [10g] Oracle Management Service and [AIX] Management Agents will break due to a default self-signed certificate expiring in 31 Dec… Continue reading [alert] Oracle agents on AIX may not work in 2011 with OMS10g

SQL developer for dba

Historically and semantically, SQL Developer is a developer tool. There is very little comparison with TOAD for the dba. But… Oracle is working on this! In the latest release, 3.0 EA1, you will be able to see Tablespaces, Redo logs and controlfile, finally. Still no session browser, but I am delighted that the database administrators… Continue reading SQL developer for dba

I have read on Surachart Opun’s blog that is available, but also that the patchset is now a full installation. In the past, if you wanted to have or, you needed to install both the base version, or and the patchset, or Very often the patchset itself was… Continue reading

what’s up last weeks?

I just came back from diving, parasailing, safari and more fun in Egypt. On my blog I saw a comment from Nicolas regarding the availability of the terminal patchset for 10gR2 Note 161818.1: Oracle Database Releases Status Summary Patchset 8202632

11.2 solaris x86_64

Released as announced for 2009Q4… database, 11.2 for Solaris x86_64 Still Oracle is suffering with European Union Commission who is still blocking the Sun deal. google news about the deal

Oracle on Mac

I just read a post from Barry Mc Gillin about apex on MacOsX. After having being using Vista for one year, I would really welcome a Mac as my next notebook. But what about Oracle Database on Mac OS X? According to otn, the latest release as of today is a deprecated 10gR1 for the… Continue reading Oracle on Mac

11g release 1 patchset 1

I just notice on Sven Blog that is available. I have recently upgraded my connection at home so it took a bit less than half an hour to download this 1.5G patchset $ wget -O p6890831_111070_Linux-x86-64.zip http://oracle-updates.oracle… –10:17:40– http://oracle-updates.oracle.com/ARUConnect/p6890831_111070_Linux-x86-64.. Resolving oracle-updates.oracle.com…, Connecting to oracle-updates.oracle.com||:80… connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK… Continue reading 11g release 1 patchset 1


Sven’s Technik-Blog » Blog Archive » Oracle für Linux x86 ist verfügbar… Patchset 6810189 is now available for Download on Metalink. select * from v$version; BANNER —————————————————————- Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release – Prod PL/SQL Release – Production CORE Production TNS for Linux: Version – Production NLSRTL Version… Continue reading Oracle

Oracle 11g Hot patching

Online Patching : you can apply or roll back online patches while the RDBMS instance is running 1) download an interim patch for 11g, f.ex. dummy patch 6198642 2) unzip p6198642_111060_LINUX.zip 3) cd 6198642 4) $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch apply -silent -connectString LSC08 -runSql Invoking OPatch Oracle Interim Patch Installer version Copyright (c) 2007, Oracle Corporation.… Continue reading Oracle 11g Hot patching

ContentDB installation

Yesterday I installed ContentDB. The installation is fairly straightforward. Download and install Oracle Identity Management OID Install the Infrastructure, with the Identity Management and Repository, including Internet Directory, Single Sign-on, Delegated Administration Services and Directory provisioning This will create a database. The default parameters are too low for contentDB. alter system set processes=250… Continue reading ContentDB installation

installing OID Preview 1

Download oracle-oid- Download oracle-xe-univ- Install the rpm # rpm -i oracle-*.i386.rpm In SLES 10, there is no /bin/cut, let’s create a link as root to avoid a mistake when running config-oid.sh # ln -s /usr/bin/cut /bin/cut Run the configure script as root # /etc/init.d/oracle-oid configure That’s all folks! It created an Oracle XE 10gR2 database,… Continue reading installing OID Preview 1


I just downloaded and installed the Critical Patch Update April 2007 $ lsnrctl stop … The command completed successfully $ sqlplus / as sysdba SQL> shutdown immediate … ORACLE instance shut down. SQL> quit $ cd /tmp/5901891 $ ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch apply … Finish at Wed Apr 18 10:28:17 CEST 2007 $ lsnrctl start … The command… Continue reading CPU2007Apr

Critical Patch Update

The critical patch update for january is released. However, not for every version. Already in CPU Oct 2006, many versions were delayed. The release date of 10gR1 Tru64 for example was Nov 15, but the note has not been updated for months. Linux was released so late (29 Dec), that the CPU2006OCT-9208 is considered… Continue reading Critical Patch Update

8.1.7 desupport exceptions

In the Critical Patch Update 2007 January Pre-Release Announcement, you may wonder why there is a CPU patch. The reason is, Oracle is still supported for some application supported by Oracle like Siebel, E-Business and Clinical. Have a look at Metalink Note 148054.1


I am in the process in installing Oracle 10gR2 patch 2 with response file. There is no plenty of disk available, but installing a patch does not require as much space as specified by the runInstaller. when I start in silent mode, I get : $ ./runInstaller -responseFile /home/oracle/10202.rsp -silent Starting Oracle Universal Installer… —————————————————————————–… Continue reading -ignoreDiskWarning

I successfully installed 10gR2 patchset 2 on my notebook : SQL> select ACTION,VERSION,COMMENTS from registry$history; ACTION VERSION COMMENTS ——- ———- —————————— CPU CPUOct2006 UPGRADE Upgraded from SQL> select COMP_NAME,VERSION,STATUS from dba_registry; COMP_NAME VERSION STATUS ———————————– ———- ———– Oracle Expression Filter VALID Oracle Database Catalog Views VALID Oracle Database Packages and… Continue reading is huge

900M in size for a Linux patch is getting quite big. Expect 2G for HPUX/AIX5L, guess this 2G limit, if reached, is going to be a problem for many users ! Hint : use FileZilla to download software

apply CPUOct2006

I downloaded the CPUOct2006 patch for and applied it successfully to my database. SQL> select action,id,comments from dba_registry_history; ACTION ID COMMENTS —— ———- ———- CPU 5490848 CPUOct2006 in the logfile, apart from a few ignorable ORA-02303: cannot drop or replace a type with type or table dependents errors, everything went fine. Applying the security… Continue reading apply CPUOct2006