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Oracle Database Appliance Software

Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) Software

 

ODA 19.12 Release

ODA 19.12 Release is now available for bare metal deployments of all supported models (ODA X8, X7, X6, and X5).  See the ODA 19.12 Release Notes for a complete list of New Features, Patch Reference, and Known Issues. 

Summary: 

 

ODA 19.11 Release

ODA 19.11 Release for bare metal deployments of all supported models (ODA X8, X7, X6, and X5).  See the ODA 19.11 Release Notes for a complete list of New Features, Patch Reference, and Known Issues. 

Here is a summary: 

  • Out-of-place patching model. When patching an Oracle Database, instead of changing the existing database home, a new database home is created to enhance the reliability and stability of the patching process.
  • Oracle Database Homes on Oracle ACFS (on data disks). Starting with ODA 19.11, Oracle Database homes are no longer created on the local system disk. New Oracle Database homes are created on an Oracle ACFS-managed file system residing on data disks. This will help free up space in the local system disk and provide a larger storage capacity for additional database homes.
  • Enhancements for KVM-based Database System (“DB System”). The following DB Systems operations are now supported with ODA 19.11: Backup and restore; setting up Oracle Data Guard; scale-up DB system shapes; a new type of CPU pool for DB Systems; separate virtual network for DB system; flex disk group.
  • FIPS 140-2 Compliance on Oracle Database Appliance. Starting with ODA 19.11, the Linux kernel used by Oracle Database Appliance running on bare metal and KVM Database Systems is compliant with the United States Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) level one. 
  • Support for Adaptive Classification and Redaction (ACR). ACR sanitizes sensitive information such as IP address, MAC address, hostname, database name, etc., from the diagnostic collections collected using Oracle Trace File Analyzer (Oracle TFA). Oracle Database Appliance supports enabling and disabling ACR across all nodes, using ODACLI commands and Browser User Interface.
  • ODA 19.11 includes April 2021 Database Release Update and Clone Files for 19c, 18c, 12.2.0.1, and 12.1.0.2.
  • For bare-metal deployments: supports both fresh provisioning and patching from the ODA 19.10, 19.9, 19.8, and 19.7 Releases. 

For more information, review the Oracle Database Appliance 19.11 Release documentation

 

ODA 19.10 Release

ODA 19.10 Release for bare metal deployments of all supported models (ODA X8, X7, X6, and X5). See the ODA 19.10 Release Notes for a complete list of New Features, Patch Reference, and Known Issues. 

Here is a summary: 

For more information, review the Oracle Database Appliance 19.10 Release documentation

 

ODA 19.9 Release

The ODA 19.9 Release supports Oracle Database 19.x, 18.x, 12.2.0.1, 12.1.0.2, 11.2.0.4 database versions for all supported ODA models. For bare-metal deployments, the ODA 19.9 Release supports both fresh provisioning and patching from the ODA 19.5, 19.6, 19.7, and 19.8 Releases.  For virtualized platform deployments, the ODA 19.9 Release is coming in the second half of November 2020 and it will support both fresh provisioning and patching from the ODA 19.8 Release.

For more information, review the Oracle Database Appliance 19.9 Release documentation

 

ODA 19.8 Release

The ODA 19.8 Release supports Oracle Database 19.x, 18.x, 12.2.0.1, 12.1.0.2, 11.2.0.4 database versions for both bare metal and virtualized platform deployments on all supported ODA models. For bare-metal deployments, the ODA 19.8 Release supports patching from the ODA 19.5, 19.6, and 19.7 Releases. For Virtualized Platform deployments, the ODA 19.8 Release supports upgrading from ODA 18.8 Release only.

For more information, review the Oracle Database Appliance 19.8 Release documentation

 

ODA 19.7 Release

The ODA 19.7 Release supports Oracle Database 19.x along with 18.x, 12.2.0.1, 12.1.0.2, and 11.2.0.4 database versions on all supported ODA models. The ODA 19.7 Release supports both fresh provisionings and patching from the ODA 19.5 and 19.6 Release of bare-metal deployments.

For more information, review the Oracle Database Appliance 19.7 Release documentation

 

ODA 19.6 Release

The ODA 19.6 Release supports Oracle Database 19.6 along with 18.x, 12.2.0.1, 12.1.0.2, and 11.2.0.4 database versions on all supported ODA models. The ODA 19.6 Release supports both fresh provisioning and upgrading from the ODA 18.8 Release of bare-metal deployments. The operating system will be upgraded to Oracle Linux 7 and the Grid Infrastructure will be upgraded to 19.6 when upgrading to this release. 

Note: as of Aug 2020, a new ODA DCS-agent 19.6.0.1.0 patch number 31723973 (approx. size is 600MB) is available. Refer to the ODA 19.6 Release Notes section “Availability of New DCS Agent Patch for this Release” for details.

For more information, review the Oracle Database Appliance 19.6 Release documentation.

 

ODA 19.5 Release

The ODA 19.5 Release supports fresh provisioning of Oracle Database 19.5 bare-metal deployments on all supported ODA models (X5, X6, X7, and X8). Upgrading to the ODA 19.5 Release from an ODA 18.x Release is not supported. This release also cannot be patched to the ODA 19.6 Release. It is possible to patch the ODA 19.5 Release to the ODA 19.7 Release.  

For more information, review the Oracle Database Appliance 19.5 Release documentation.

 

ODA Release Matrix (patching from previous releases)

 

source: https://blogs.oracle.com/oda/post/oracle-database-19c-support-for-oracle-database-appliance

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About Syed Saad Ali

As a certified and experienced Oracle Database Administrator with Almost 12 Years of Experience I am able to perform all levels of database maintenance and am fully qualified to do Oracle updates as well. Capitalizing on my interest in Business & IT both, I chose to navigate my career towards Enterprise Solutions, which has enabled me to excel in the combination of both. I have developed exceptional analytical skills that allow me to diagnose and take care of issues immediately. Extremely skilled in planning and execution of special projects in time- critical environments. Extensive knowledge in directing, coordinating and exercising concern authority for planning, organization, control and successful completions. Very skilled at solving customer relations issues by seeking first to understand and then to be understood. Effectively able to communicate with customers, vendors and management.

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