Friday, July 30, 2010

Announcement: New Recommended Bundle Patch (JUL 2010) for Patch Automation- 9405592 (EM & 9822322(EM

From One of the Top Oracle Product Managers responsible for EM:

Hello All,

New Recommended Bundle Patches 9822322(EM and 9843796(EM are available for download from My Oracle Support now. This patch primarily enhances the Patching functionality offered by Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control.

The  9843796(EM patch is  cumulative and is a superset of the previously released bundles #9405592, #9132461, #8992470, and #8653501 , and therefore, includes all the features that were introduced as part of those Recommended Bundle Patches.
Make sure you apply the pre-requisite patch
9705138 before applying the new patch.
For more information, refer to:
Comprehensive Overview of Recommended Bundle Patch 9843796
Comprehensive Overview of Recommended Bundle Patch 9822322
under  support note - OMS and Agent Patches required for setting up Provisioning, Patching and Cloning in to GC [ID 427577.1]


#1 If I had applied the previous recommended patches, do I need to rollback before applying this?
Yes, if you had applied any of the patches (#9405592, #9132461, #8992470 and #8653501) you would need to rollback the patch and apply this.
For rollback instructions, refer to the patch README from the support note 427577.1

#2 I recently applied the patch 9132461, do I still need the new patch?
The new patch contains additional bug fixes.  (For more info see,9843796 or 9822322)  -- Required for applying latest DB PSU.
The 11.1 patch provides the additional fixes from the line that were not part of the base EM 11.1 release.
Oracle strongly recommends you to apply the latest patch to make sure your do not encounter these issues and you are at the current patch levels for faster issue resolution through support

#3 Are there any special instructions to apply these patches?
Yes, you need to apply the pre-requisite patch -9705138 before applying the new patch.

#4 Any more issues seen at customers or learnings ?
a)  "I applied the patches but the version of the deployment procedure remain the same"?
     The patch instructions are not followed up completely. Make sure you run post apply steps - PAR Deploy and SQL apply as per the readme.

b)  Oracle DB JULY PSU is an Overlay patch on top of April PSU, can I apply using these deployment procedures?
    You need these recommended bundles on the OMS as a pre-requisite. You can apply both PSUs (APR and JULY) together through Deployment procedures. It would take care of the orchestration of applying the April followed by the Overlay July PSU.

Thanks and Regards,

EM Product Manager.


Seminar on Consolidation on Grid Computing


I am conducting this seminar on behalf of Oracle Platinum Partner S&I Systems on 13th August in Singapore. The topic is "Consolidation on Grid Computing". Please register if you like to attend by clicking on the link below:

We are covering interesting topics. Overview:
  • Traditional Computing Infrastructure VS Grid Computing Infrastructure
  • Consolidation on Oracle Database Grid
  • How Oracle Grid and RAC help to reduce costs
  • Oracle 11g Release 2 features for Grid
  • Consolidation with Instance Caging and Server Pools
  • Server hardware consolidation
  • RAC One Node the business-friendly feature new in 11g Release 2
  • Omotion Live Migration



Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another comment on the new book

Comments from Sandesh Rao, Director, RAC Assurance team, Oracle on my new book on Grid Control:

Sandesh Rao said: "looking forward to it , would be interesting if you cover cases for upgrades for different versions of EM and would you be covering the recent 11.1 which was released as it changes with the installation procedure and having the Weblogic tier and db pre-ready before the install and other experiences of people with 10's of thousands of targets and what their upgrade experiences have been."

I replied:

"Sandesh, thanks for your kind words. Yes, I believe it wil be the very first book on Oracle Enterprise Manager that covers version 11.1 and also includes the Sun Ops center. Do recommend it to clients - it is a fantastic look at what Grid Control is capable of today, and would be of interest to a lot of IT people - DBAs, Sys Admins, IT Managers, Application Admins, and so on. Grid Control is the present and the future of Oracle management."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Extreme Contol and Extreme Management using Enterprise Manager

Do register for this webcast for tomorrow - I am speaking in this webcast on Oracle Enterprise Manager's Extreme Contol and Extreme Management, namely the Configuration Managment Pack and the Provisioning and Patch Automation pack with all the new 11g features.
You stand a chance to win an iPod Touch (32GB) when you attend the webcast!*
*Terms and Conditions Apply



Thursday, July 15, 2010

Integration with My Oracle Support

Just noticed this article by Rob Zoeteweij written this month (July 2010) which gives a good idea of the Intergration of Grid Control 11g with My Oracle Support:

Please have a read.


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