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Documentation bug in ovm for Exadata

Documentation bug in ovm for Exadata

A while ago a customer gave me a heads up about the “bug” concerning the default passwords for root and celladmin. I was thinking a bit further and I wondered if the “documentation bug” I found while adding a new OVM in the virtualised exadata is solved. The official documentation can be found here . Then “Managing Oracle VM Domains on Oracle Exadata Database Machine” and then “Creating Oracle RAC VM Clusters” brings you to the point I want to warn you…

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Exadata add a new vm

Exadata add a new vm

Today a customer highlighted me a nice-to-know. If you add a new virtual machine to an exadata ovm cluster, he experienced something odd. It was tested on a “new installation”, so it worked good. Basic steps are: Run over OEDA and add the cluster move the xml-files to the dom0 on the same spot as the original one run install.sh with this config As this is a good customer he followed the advice of having all passwords changed. The bad thing…

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Python … no not the snake – my very first script

Python … no not the snake – my very first script

Do you know the feeling? “I should do <fill in something cool here>”. Well, I was facing this already a time by learning python. I knew that you could do some cool thing with it, but never pushed myself to do it. Until now! Otn appreciation day! Thanks to Mr Oracle Base  Tim Hall. Some time ago, he launched the idea of otn appreciation day and of course I added my entry as well. You can find it here. Tuesday…

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OTN Appreciation Day: Dataguard

OTN Appreciation Day: Dataguard

Thanks Tim Hall for the idea about OTN Appreciation day. The feature I like the most in oracle is a rather “old” one, but it can be extremely useful: Dataguard. Why dataguard? I find it extremely easy to set it up, maintain it and it can save you a lot of “troubles”. Especially on big(ger) databases it takes down the time to recover in case of a failure down to seconds instead of hours. The concept is simple: (image borrowed from the…

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First POUG conference

First POUG conference

I could create a very short blogpost summarising this first POUG conference: AMAZING! But as this marvellous event deserves what it deservers, I’m going to write a little post about it, as a way of saying thank you! Poug: it’s a word with double meaning. Intentionally it would stand for Poland Oracle User Group but thanks to Kamil (@ora600pl ) and his team it was turned into Pint with the Oracle User Group. I met Kamil only at UKOUG Ireland this…

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My trip to Oracle Openworld 2016 #OOW16

My trip to Oracle Openworld 2016 #OOW16

It all started a couple of months ago. I submitted a presentation and my friend Philippe Fierens submitted a panel session together with Adam Bolinski (Ora600.pl) , but unfortunately, I’m joining #teamRejected Lots of cool and nice people had to join as well, so it’s not too bad. Then great news came and my boss asked if I was interested of visiting Oracle Openworld. I didn’t have to think twice, so my answer was yes very quickly. The trip starts…

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Welcome Exadata SL6-2!

Welcome Exadata SL6-2!

EDIT: a new entry about this Exadata SL6-2 launch can be found here! During a session of Juan Loaiza with the lovely title “Oracle exadata: what’s new and what’s coming” suddenly following slide popped up.   So it looks like this is really going to happen. In the session no exact timings were given, but I’m awaiting this system to play with. Basically I think this will be useful to migrate current solaris / sparc users to exadata. I’m a…

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Exadata on sparc: sl6-2

Exadata on sparc: sl6-2

EDIT: a new entry about this Exadata SL6-2 launch can be found here! Yesterday while walking to Larry’s keynote  on Oracle OpenWorld 2016, all people had to pass the engineered systems. Curious as I am, and fed by lots of rumors I wanted to have a look at them. And indeed, there was one “new” one standing. the nice thing is that you just can talk to the guys and this extremely friendly guy told me “this one is being announced…

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Database psu patch july 2016: cannot find -lodbcinst

Database psu patch july 2016: cannot find -lodbcinst

It’s patching time again. So on one of our test systems we gave the july 2016 bundle a go. It’s a simple system, just a plain database 12.1.0.2 with the april bundle applied. No grid infrastructure, no asm, just a plain simple database system. The sequence is the same as always. Unzipping, conflict check, nothing new. In our case, no conflicts were found so the next step is opatch apply. All went good until a certain point the make command failed…

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TimesTen on Exalytics 

TimesTen on Exalytics 

Look! I found a very nice video from Kiran Taylor ( @ktailorUK and his blog http://blog.puredba.co.uk/ ) about some tips for  running TimesTen on exalytics. Check it out: https://community.oracle.com/docs/DOC-992645 As always, questions, remarks? find me on twitter @vanpupi