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Switch CentOS to Oracle Linux - centos2ol.sh

Surachart Opun - Fri, 2014-09-19 05:15
My time has used much with Linux. Some people asked to move from CentOS to Oracle Linux somehow. I used to believe it easy to do like that. Anyway, It'd better to test. 
I focused on 2 links.
https://linux.oracle.com/switch/centos/
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37670_01/E37355/html/ol_switch_yum.html

Oracle introduces centos2ol.sh script that can convert CentOS 5 and 6 systems to Oracle Linux. After that run "yum upgrade" again.
[root@test-centos ~]# uname -r
2.6.32-431.29.2.el6.x86_64
[root@test-centos ~]# cat /etc/centos-release
CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
[root@test-centos ~]# curl -O https://linux.oracle.com/switch/centos2ol.sh
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                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  6523  100  6523    0     0   3453      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:-- 17534
[root@test-centos ~]# sh centos2ol.sh
Checking for required packages...
Checking your distribution...
Looking for yumdownloader...
Finding your repository directory...
Downloading Oracle Linux yum repository file...
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                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  4233  100  4233    0     0   3507      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:--  4724
Removing unsupported packages...
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
Setting up Remove Process
Resolving Dependencies
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--> Processing Dependency: libreport-plugin-rhtsupport = 2.0.9-19.el6.centos for package: libreport-python-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
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--> Processing Dependency: libreport-compat = 2.0.9-19.el6.centos for package: libreport-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64
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--> Running transaction check
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--> Processing Dependency: libreport.so.0()(64bit) for package: libreport-plugin-mailx-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64
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--> Processing Dependency: libreport.so.0()(64bit) for package: abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64
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--> Processing Dependency: libreport = 2.0.9-19.el6.centos for package: libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libreport = 2.0.9-19.el6.centos for package: libreport-cli-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libreport >= 2.0.9-16 for package: abrt-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libreport = 2.0.9-19.el6.centos for package: libreport-plugin-mailx-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libreport = 2.0.9-19.el6.centos for package: libreport-plugin-reportuploader-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
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---> Package abrt-addon-ccpp.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos will be erased
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---> Package libreport-plugin-reportuploader.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos will be erased
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
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Dependencies Resolved
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Removing for dependencies:
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 abrt-addon-ccpp                                x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                189 k
 abrt-addon-kerneloops                          x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 25 k
 abrt-addon-python                              x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 20 k
 abrt-cli                                       x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                0.0
 abrt-libs                                      x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 24 k
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 libreport-plugin-reportuploader                x86_64                2.0.9-19.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 32 k
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Transaction Summary
========================================================================================================================================================================
Remove       16 Package(s)
Installed size: 2.4 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Erasing    : abrt-cli-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                 1/16
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  Erasing    : abrt-addon-ccpp-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                          3/16
  Erasing    : abrt-tui-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                 4/16
  Erasing    : abrt-addon-python-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                        5/16
  Erasing    : abrt-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                     6/16
  Erasing    : abrt-libs-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                7/16
  Erasing    : libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                              8/16
  Erasing    : libreport-cli-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                            9/16
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  Erasing    : libreport-python-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                        15/16
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  Verifying  : libreport-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                2/16
  Verifying  : libreport-plugin-logger-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                  3/16
  Verifying  : abrt-tui-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                 4/16
  Verifying  : libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                              5/16
  Verifying  : libreport-plugin-rhtsupport-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                              6/16
  Verifying  : abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                    7/16
  Verifying  : libreport-compat-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                         8/16
  Verifying  : abrt-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                     9/16
  Verifying  : abrt-libs-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                               10/16
  Verifying  : libreport-python-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                        11/16
  Verifying  : abrt-addon-python-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                       12/16
  Verifying  : libreport-plugin-reportuploader-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                         13/16
  Verifying  : abrt-cli-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                14/16
  Verifying  : libreport-cli-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                           15/16
  Verifying  : abrt-addon-ccpp-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                         16/16
Removed:
  libreport-plugin-rhtsupport.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos
Dependency Removed:
  abrt.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos                   abrt-addon-ccpp.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 abrt-addon-kerneloops.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos
  abrt-addon-python.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos      abrt-cli.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos                        abrt-libs.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos
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  libreport-compat.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos       libreport-plugin-kerneloops.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos     libreport-plugin-logger.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos
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Determining fastest mirrors
ol6_UEK_latest                                                                                                                                   | 1.2 kB     00:00
ol6_UEK_latest/primary                                                                                                                           |  16 MB     00:09
ol6_UEK_latest                                                                                                                                                  351/351
ol6_latest                                                                                                                                       | 1.4 kB     00:00
ol6_latest/primary                                                                                                                               |  41 MB     00:21
ol6_latest                                                                                                                                                  26103/26103
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package basesystem.noarch 0:10.0-4.el6 will be updated
---> Package basesystem.noarch 0:10.0-4.0.1.el6 will be an update
---> Package grub.x86_64 1:0.97-84.el6_5 will be updated
---> Package grub.x86_64 1:0.97-84.0.1.el6_5 will be an update
---> Package grubby.x86_64 0:7.0.15-5.el6 will be updated
---> Package grubby.x86_64 0:7.0.15-5.0.4.el6 will be an update
---> Package initscripts.x86_64 0:9.03.40-2.el6.centos.4 will be updated
---> Package initscripts.x86_64 0:9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4 will be an update
---> Package oracle-logos.noarch 0:60.0.14-1.0.1.el6 will be obsoleting
---> Package oraclelinux-release-notes.x86_64 0:6Server-11 will be installed
---> Package plymouth.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1 will be updated
---> Package plymouth.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: plymouth-core-libs = 0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1 for package: plymouth-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64
---> Package redhat-logos.noarch 0:60.0.14-12.el6.centos will be obsoleted
--> Running transaction check
---> Package plymouth-core-libs.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1 will be updated
---> Package plymouth-core-libs.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1 will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Dependencies Resolved
========================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                          Arch                          Version                                         Repository                         Size
========================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 oracle-logos                                     noarch                        60.0.14-1.0.1.el6                               ol6_latest                         12 M
     replacing  redhat-logos.noarch 60.0.14-12.el6.centos
 oraclelinux-release-notes                        x86_64                        6Server-11                                      ol6_latest                         77 k
Updating:
 basesystem                                       noarch                        10.0-4.0.1.el6                                  ol6_latest                        4.3 k
 grub                                             x86_64                        1:0.97-84.0.1.el6_5                             ol6_latest                        932 k
 grubby                                           x86_64                        7.0.15-5.0.4.el6                                ol6_latest                         43 k
 initscripts                                      x86_64                        9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4                           ol6_latest                        940 k
 plymouth                                         x86_64                        0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1                            ol6_latest                         89 k
Updating for dependencies:
 plymouth-core-libs                               x86_64                        0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1                            ol6_latest                         88 k
Transaction Summary
========================================================================================================================================================================
Install       2 Package(s)
Upgrade       6 Package(s)
Total download size: 14 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/8): basesystem-10.0-4.0.1.el6.noarch.rpm                                                                                                      | 4.3 kB     00:00
(2/8): grub-0.97-84.0.1.el6_5.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                         | 932 kB     00:00
(3/8): grubby-7.0.15-5.0.4.el6.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                        |  43 kB     00:00
(4/8): initscripts-9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4.x86_64.rpm                                                                                              | 940 kB     00:00
(5/8): oracle-logos-60.0.14-1.0.1.el6.noarch.rpm                                                                                                 |  12 MB     00:06
(6/8): oraclelinux-release-notes-6Server-11.x86_64.rpm                                                                                           |  77 kB     00:00
(7/8): plymouth-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                  |  89 kB     00:00
(8/8): plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64.rpm                                                                                        |  88 kB     00:00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                                                                                   1.5 MB/s |  14 MB     00:09
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID ec551f03: NOKEY
Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
Importing GPG key 0xEC551F03:
 Userid : Oracle OSS group (Open Source Software group) <build@oss.oracle.com>
 Package: 6:oraclelinux-release-6Server-5.0.2.x86_64 (installed)
 From   : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
  Installing : oracle-logos-60.0.14-1.0.1.el6.noarch                                                                                                               1/15
  Updating   : initscripts-9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4.x86_64                                                                                                            2/15
  Updating   : plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64                                                                                                      3/15
  Updating   : plymouth-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64                                                                                                                4/15
  Updating   : 1:grub-0.97-84.0.1.el6_5.x86_64                                                                                                                     5/15
  Updating   : basesystem-10.0-4.0.1.el6.noarch                                                                                                                    6/15
  Installing : oraclelinux-release-notes-6Server-11.x86_64                                                                                                         7/15
  Updating   : grubby-7.0.15-5.0.4.el6.x86_64                                                                                                                      8/15
  Cleanup    : 1:grub-0.97-84.el6_5.x86_64                                                                                                                         9/15
  Cleanup    : plymouth-0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1.x86_64                                                                                                              10/15
  Erasing    : redhat-logos-60.0.14-12.el6.centos.noarch                                                                                                          11/15
  Cleanup    : basesystem-10.0-4.el6.noarch                                                                                                                       12/15
  Cleanup    : initscripts-9.03.40-2.el6.centos.4.x86_64                                                                                                          13/15
  Cleanup    : plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1.x86_64                                                                                                    14/15
  Cleanup    : grubby-7.0.15-5.el6.x86_64                                                                                                                         15/15
  Verifying  : grubby-7.0.15-5.0.4.el6.x86_64                                                                                                                      1/15
  Verifying  : 1:grub-0.97-84.0.1.el6_5.x86_64                                                                                                                     2/15
  Verifying  : plymouth-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64                                                                                                                3/15
  Verifying  : initscripts-9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4.x86_64                                                                                                            4/15
  Verifying  : oracle-logos-60.0.14-1.0.1.el6.noarch                                                                                                               5/15
  Verifying  : oraclelinux-release-notes-6Server-11.x86_64                                                                                                         6/15
  Verifying  : basesystem-10.0-4.0.1.el6.noarch                                                                                                                    7/15
  Verifying  : plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64                                                                                                      8/15
  Verifying  : plymouth-0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1.x86_64                                                                                                               9/15
  Verifying  : initscripts-9.03.40-2.el6.centos.4.x86_64                                                                                                          10/15
  Verifying  : plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1.x86_64                                                                                                    11/15
  Verifying  : grubby-7.0.15-5.el6.x86_64                                                                                                                         12/15
  Verifying  : redhat-logos-60.0.14-12.el6.centos.noarch                                                                                                          13/15
  Verifying  : 1:grub-0.97-84.el6_5.x86_64                                                                                                                        14/15
  Verifying  : basesystem-10.0-4.el6.noarch                                                                                                                       15/15
Installed:
  oracle-logos.noarch 0:60.0.14-1.0.1.el6                                         oraclelinux-release-notes.x86_64 0:6Server-11
Updated:
  basesystem.noarch 0:10.0-4.0.1.el6          grub.x86_64 1:0.97-84.0.1.el6_5      grubby.x86_64 0:7.0.15-5.0.4.el6      initscripts.x86_64 0:9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4
  plymouth.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1
Dependency Updated:
  plymouth-core-libs.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1
Replaced:
  redhat-logos.noarch 0:60.0.14-12.el6.centos
Complete!
Updating initrd...
Installation successful!
Run 'yum upgrade' to synchronize your installed packages
with the Oracle Linux repository.
[root@test-centos ~]# yum upgrade
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Installed:
  kernel-uek-headers.x86_64 0:2.6.32-400.36.8.el6uek
Updated:
  autofs.x86_64 1:5.0.5-89.0.1.el6_5.2                     bfa-firmware.noarch 0:3.2.23.0-1.0.1.el6          certmonger.x86_64 0:0.61-3.0.1.el6
  coreutils.x86_64 0:8.4-31.0.1.el6_5.2                    coreutils-libs.x86_64 0:8.4-31.0.1.el6_5.2        cpuspeed.x86_64 1:1.5-20.0.1.el6_4
  crash.x86_64 0:6.1.0-5.0.1.el6                           dbus.x86_64 1:1.2.24-7.0.1.el6_3                  dbus-glib.x86_64 0:0.86-6.el6_4
  dbus-libs.x86_64 1:1.2.24-7.0.1.el6_3                    dhclient.x86_64 12:4.1.1-38.P1.0.1.el6            dhcp-common.x86_64 12:4.1.1-38.P1.0.1.el6
  dracut.noarch 0:004-336.0.1.el6_5.2                      dracut-kernel.noarch 0:004-336.0.1.el6_5.2        e2fsprogs.x86_64 0:1.42.8-1.0.1.el6
  e2fsprogs-libs.x86_64 0:1.42.8-1.0.1.el6                 gstreamer.x86_64 0:0.10.29-1.0.1.el6              gstreamer-tools.x86_64 0:0.10.29-1.0.1.el6
  iptables.x86_64 0:1.4.7-11.0.1.el6                       iptables-ipv6.x86_64 0:1.4.7-11.0.1.el6           irqbalance.x86_64 2:1.0.4-9.0.1.el6_5
  java-1.7.0-openjdk.x86_64 1:1.7.0.65-2.5.1.2.0.1.el6_5   kexec-tools.x86_64 0:2.0.3-3.0.10.el6             kpartx.x86_64 0:0.4.9-72.0.1.el6_5.3
  libcom_err.x86_64 0:1.42.8-1.0.1.el6                     libgudev1.x86_64 0:147-2.51.0.3.el6               libss.x86_64 0:1.42.8-1.0.1.el6
  libudev.x86_64 0:147-2.51.0.3.el6                        libxml2.x86_64 0:2.7.6-14.0.1.el6_5.2             libxml2-python.x86_64 0:2.7.6-14.0.1.el6_5.2
  libxslt.x86_64 0:1.1.26-2.0.2.el6_3.1                    module-init-tools.x86_64 0:3.9-21.0.1.el6_4       nss.x86_64 0:3.16.1-4.0.1.el6_5
  nss-sysinit.x86_64 0:3.16.1-4.0.1.el6_5                  nss-tools.x86_64 0:3.16.1-4.0.1.el6_5             oprofile.x86_64 0:0.9.7-1.0.1.el6
  pango.x86_64 0:1.28.1-7.0.1.el6_3                        plymouth-scripts.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1    policycoreutils.x86_64 0:2.0.83-19.39.0.1.el6
  ql2400-firmware.noarch 0:7.03.00-1.0.1.el6               ql2500-firmware.noarch 0:7.03.00-1.0.1.el6        redhat-lsb.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6
  redhat-lsb-compat.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6                 redhat-lsb-core.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6            redhat-lsb-graphics.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6
  redhat-lsb-printing.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6               rsyslog.x86_64 0:5.8.10-8.0.1.el6                 selinux-policy.noarch 0:3.7.19-231.0.1.el6_5.3
  selinux-policy-targeted.noarch 0:3.7.19-231.0.1.el6_5.3  sos.noarch 0:2.2-47.0.1.el6_5.7                   system-config-network-tui.noarch 0:1.6.0.el6.3-1.0.1.el6
  systemtap-runtime.x86_64 0:2.3-4.0.1.el6_5               udev.x86_64 0:147-2.51.0.3.el6                    yum.noarch 0:3.2.29-43.0.1.el6_5
  yum-plugin-fastestmirror.noarch 0:1.1.30-17.0.1.el6_5    yum-plugin-security.noarch 0:1.1.30-17.0.1.el6_5  yum-utils.noarch 0:1.1.30-17.0.1.el6_5
Replaced:
  kernel-headers.x86_64 0:2.6.32-431.29.2.el6
Complete!

[root@test-centos ~]# cat /etc/oracle-release
Oracle Linux Server release 6.5
[root@test-centos ~]# rpm -qi --info "oraclelinux-release"
Name        : oraclelinux-release          Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 6Server                           Vendor: Oracle America
Release     : 5.0.2                         Build Date: Sat 23 Nov 2013 02:14:50 AM ICT
Install Date: Fri 19 Sep 2014 03:54:33 PM ICT      Build Host: ca-build44.us.oracle.com
Group       : System Environment/Base       Source RPM: oraclelinux-release-6Server-5.0.2.src.rpm
Size        : 49559                            License: GPL
Signature   : RSA/8, Sat 23 Nov 2013 02:14:56 AM ICT, Key ID 72f97b74ec551f03
Summary     : Oracle Linux 6 release file
Description :
System release and information files
Name        : oraclelinux-release          Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 6Server                           Vendor: Oracle America
Release     : 5.0.2                         Build Date: Sat 23 Nov 2013 02:14:50 AM ICT
Install Date: Fri 19 Sep 2014 03:54:33 PM ICT      Build Host: ca-build44.us.oracle.com
Group       : System Environment/Base       Source RPM: oraclelinux-release-6Server-5.0.2.src.rpm
Size        : 49559                            License: GPL
Signature   : RSA/8, Sat 23 Nov 2013 02:14:56 AM ICT, Key ID 72f97b74ec551f03
Summary     : Oracle Linux 6 release file
Description :
System release and information files
[root@test-centos ~]#
It's very fast... 
Categories: DBA Blogs

Larry Ellison Stepping Down as Chief of Oracle

VitalSoftTech - Thu, 2014-09-18 19:44
Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle is finally stepping down! He’s not leaving Oracle but as part of succession planning will be moving into the Executive Chairman role. He is one of the co-founders of Oracle and started the enterprise in 1977. The CEO responsibility will be shared between Mark V. Hurd and Safra A. Catz. […]
Categories: DBA Blogs

Oracle Applications Cloud Release 8 User Experience Rapid Development Kit

Angelo Santagata - Thu, 2014-09-18 13:10

Good resources from the UX Team

If you’re building or integrating the Oracle Applications Cloud or building SaaS through PaaS, use the User Experience Rapid Development Kit laid out here to get the guidance you need and point you to the right tools to use.

The Oracle Applications User Experience team has released a User Experience Rapid Development Kit on simplified user interface (UI), the same user experience design in Oracle Applications Cloud release 8. The kit is designed to help Oracle ADF developers get up to speed quickly so they can start designing and building the Oracle Applications Cloud simplified UIs, which are the tablet-friendly UIs for Oracle Sales Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud, in a matter of hours.

The User Experience Rapid Development Kit contains the following tools:

  • Coded ADF page templates.
  • Coding tips from Oracle’s developers.
  • ADF screen overlays showing the use of components in the simplified UI.
  • An eBook on user experience (UX) design patterns and guidelines(right), and example wireframe stencils of page types and components in Microsoft Visio and Balsamiq Mockups formats.
  • Sample wireframe of a simplified UI page flow.

How would you like to get started?

Tell me more about the simplified user interface for Oracle Applications Cloud.

Show me demos of simplified UI in the Oracle Applications Cloud.

What’s coming next in the Oracle Applications Cloud user experience?

Start Designing and Building a Simplified User Interface

Learn more

OOW - Focus On Oracle Support

Chris Warticki - Thu, 2014-09-18 09:00
 
Monday, Sep 29, 2014

Conference Sessions

Best Practices for Maintaining and Supporting Oracle Enterprise Manager
Farouk Abushaban, Senior Principal Technical Analyst, Oracle
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Intercontinental - Grand Ballroom C CON8567
Oracle WebLogic Server: Best Practices for Troubleshooting Performance Issues
Laurent Goldsztejn, Principal Engineer, Proactive Support, Oracle
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Moscone South - 270 CON8307
Oracle Exadata: Maintenance and Support Best Practices
Christian Trieb, CDO, Paragon Data GmbH
Jaime Figueroa, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
Bennett Fleisher, Customer Support Director, Oracle
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Moscone South - 310 CON8259
Monday, Sep 29, 2014

Conference Sessions

Best Practices for Maintaining and Supporting Oracle Database
Balaji Bashyam, Vice President, Oracle
Roderick Manalac, Consulting Tech Advisor, Oracle
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Moscone South - 310 CON8270
Prevention: Best Practices for Proactively Supporting Oracle E-Business Suite
Deidre Engstrom, Sr. Director, EBS, Proactive Support, Oracle
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Moscone West - 2020 CON8575
Understanding Patching for Your Oracle Fusion Cloud Services
Marc Lamarche, Senior Director, Global Fusion HCM Support, Oracle
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Moscone West - 3007 CON8476
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Conference Sessions

Best Practices for Maintaining Oracle Fusion Middleware
Ken Vincent, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Moscone West - 3022 CON8285
Oracle Database 12c Upgrade: Tools and Best Practices from Oracle Support
Agrim Pandit, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Moscone South - 310 CON8236
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Conference Sessions

Oracle Solaris: Best Practices for Maintenance and Upgrades
Walter Fisch, Director, Solaris & Network Domain, Oracle
Alfred Mayerhofer, Sr Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Intercontinental - Grand Ballroom A CON8312
Composite Deployment in Oracle SOA Suite
Antonella Giovannetti, SOA Proactive Support Engineer, Oracle
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Moscone South - 236 CON8568
Best Practices: SQL Tuning Made Easier with SQLTXPLAIN (SQLT)
Mauro Pagano, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Moscone South - 310 CON8266
Proactive Support Best Practices: Oracle E-Business Suite Payables and Payments
Stephen Horgan, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
Andrew Lumpe, Senior Principal Support Engineer, Oracle
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Moscone West - 3006 CON8479
Sys Admin Best Practices: Maintaining Oracle Server and Storage Systems
Daniel Green, Sr Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
Jeff Nieusma, Senior Principal Engineer, Oracle
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Intercontinental - Intercontinental C CON8313
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Conference Sessions

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Performance Tips and Baseline Tuning
James Booth, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Moscone West - 2020 CON8323
System Support: Learn How to Automate Service Requests and Improve Resolution Time
Remco Lengers, Sr. Manager Proactive Support, Oracle
Michael Mcdonnell, X86 & ES Automation Lead, Oracle
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2/3* CON9132
Best Practices for Maintaining Your Oracle RAC Cluster
William Burton, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle
Scott Jesse, Customer Support Director, RAC, Storage & RAC Assurance, Oracle
Bryan Vongray, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Moscone South - 310 CON8252
PeopleSoft: Support in the Age of Update Manager
Ganesan Sankaran, Principal Support Engineer, Oracle
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Moscone West - 2020 CON8325
Best Practices for Maintaining Siebel CRM
PREM Lakshmanan, Senior Director Customer Support, Oracle
Iain Mcgonigle, Senior Director, Customer Support, Oracle
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Moscone West - 3009 CON8314
Best Practices for Patching and Maintaining Oracle E-Business Suite
Jason Brincat, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
Bill Burbage, Sr Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Moscone West - 3006 CON8478
Best Practices for Maintaining Primavera EPPM Solutions
Michael Kieffer, Senior Manager, Oracle
Mary Wiedenman, Sr. Program Manager, Oracle
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2/3* CON8576
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Conference Sessions

Best Practices for Supporting Oracle Hyperion EPM and Business Intelligence Solutions
Dave Valociek, Senior Director, Customer Support, Technology - EPM/BI, Oracle
Mitra Veluri, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Moscone West - 3008 CON8309
  
My Oracle Support Monday Mix

Monday, Sep 29

Join us for a fun and relaxing happy hour at the annual My Oracle Support Monday Mix happening Monday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ThirstyBear Brewing Company – just a 3 minute walk from Moscone Center. Admission is free for Premier Support customers with your Oracle OpenWorld badge. For more information, visit oracle.com/goto/mondaymix 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ThirstyBear Brewing Company
Oracle Support Stars Bar & Mini Briefing Center

Monday, Sep 29

Visit us Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during exhibition hall hours. Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and services, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Tuesday, Sep 30

Visit us Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during exhibition hall hours. Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and services, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Wednesday, Oct 29

Visit us Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during exhibition hall hours. Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and services, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

To secure a seat in a session, please use Schedule Builder to add to your Schedule.

Can chatting make you more productive?

David Haimes - Thu, 2014-09-18 08:39

According to the CEB Corporate Leadership Council High Performance Survey, 2012, the average worker collaborates with 10 or more people to accomplish day to day tasks.  That is a lot of chatting.  We think that this chatting needs to be be tied to the business transaction you are working with and the best way to do that is by having the collaboration tool as part of your ERP application.  This is what you get with Oracle ERP Cloud.  I have discussed what social is in the ERP Cloud world in my earlier post Socializing the Finance Department that you can review to get a background.  The key message here is that the collaboration must be tied to a transaction.  Take a look at the video below to illustrate the point and see it in action.

I think you will agree this type of chatting, or as Alan Leposfsky (@alanlepo) of Constellation Research would call it, purposeful collaboration, clearly does make you and your organization more productive.


Categories: APPS Blogs

No Write Permission on ACFS Mount Point

Sabdar Syed - Wed, 2014-09-17 16:24


Last night, I managed to create the ACFS Mount Point after resolving the issue "ACFS-9459: ASVM/ACFS is not supported on this os version". But, after creating the ACFS Mount Point, I'm unable to create or touch any files under this ACFS Mount Point.

Though, I tried to touch a file to create files under this ACFS Mount Point using OS User Oracle and Root, it's failing with the following error:

"touch: cannot touch `x': Permission denied"

Here are the steps I tried and got the error:

The ACFS Mount Point "/oracle/prd"  has been created on Linux 6.5 server using Oracle ASMCA tool, and this "/oracle/prd" mount point has 775 permission.

As Oracle User:

[oracle@Linux01 ~]# df -m|grep -i asm
/dev/asm/oracle_prd-77   35840    148     35693   1% /oracle/prd
[oracle@Linux01 ~]# cd /oracle/prd
[oracle@Linux01 prd]# pwd
/oracle/prd
[oracle@Linux01 prd]# ls -ld /oracle/prd
drwxrwxr-x. 4 oracle dba 4096 Sep 15 19:29 /oracle/prd
[oracle@Linux01 prd]# ls
lost+found
[oracle@Linux01 prd]# touch abc
touch: cannot touch `abc': Permission denied
[oracle@Linux01 prd]#

As Root user:

[root@Linux01 ~]# df -m|grep -i asm
/dev/asm/oracle_prd-77   35840    148     35693   1% /oracle/prd
[root@Linux01 ~]# cd /oracle/prd
[root@Linux01 prd]# pwd
/oracle/prd
[root@Linux01 prd]# ls -ld /oracle/prd
drwxrwxr-x. 4 oracle dba 4096 Sep 15 19:29 /oracle/prd
[root@Linux01 prd]# ls
lost+found
[root@Linux01 prd]# touch abc
touch: cannot touch `abc': Permission denied
[root@Linux01 prd]#

The problem was the SELinux is enabled on the Linux System.

To check, if SELinux is enable/disable on the system, cat the file "/etc/selinux/config"
Note: Used the root login to do the following steps:

[root@Linux01]# cat /etc/selinux/config

# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
#     enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
#     permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
#     disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
SELINUX=enforcing
# SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values:
#     targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
#     mls - Multi Level Security protection.
SELINUXTYPE=targeted

Or use the sestatus command to check the status.

[root@geprdb850 prd]# sestatus
SELinux status:                 enabled
SELinuxfs mount:                /selinux
Current mode:                   enforcing
Mode from config file:          disabled
Policy version:                 28
Policy from config file:        targeted

Here is how to disable SElinux:

Method 1- Edit "/etc/selinux/config" and set the SELINUX variable to 'disabled'
Method 2- Use the setenforce command to disable on-the-fly

If you go with Method 1, then your changes are permanent but only effective if you reboot the machine.

If you go with Method 2, then your changes are NOT permanent but effective immediately.

Method 1: (Permanent Change)

Take the backup of "/etc/selinux/config" file.

[root@Linux01]# cp /etc/selinux/config /etc/selinux/config.bkp

Then edit "/etc/selinux/config" the file and set the SELinux variable to 'disabled'

[root@Linux01]# cat /etc/selinux/config

# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
#     enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
#     permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
#     disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
SELINUX=disabled
# SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values:
#     targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
#     mls - Multi Level Security protection.
SELINUXTYPE=targeted

Then reboot the server!!

Method 2: (On-the-fly)

[root@Linux01]# getenforce
Enforcing

[root@Linux01]# setenforce
usage:  setenforce [ Enforcing | Permissive | 1 | 0 ]

[root@Linux01 prd]# setenforce 0

[root@Linux01 prd]# sestatus
SELinux status:                 enabled
SELinuxfs mount:                /selinux
Current mode:                   permissive
Mode from config file:          disabled
Policy version:                 28
Policy from config file:        targeted

[root@Linux01]# getenforce
Disabled

After the SELinux is disabled, then creating the files under ACFS Mount Point is succeeded.

Note: The above commands have to be completed by root user and do this under system admin supervision.

Regards,
Sabdar Syed.

http://sabdarsyed.blogspot.com

Business Transformation: Getting from Here to There

Chris Warticki - Wed, 2014-09-17 13:00

New Oracle OpenWorld Sessions

Nearly every industry is undergoing some type of transformation. Businesses strive to innovate, gain market share, and stay ahead of the competition.

Six new Oracle OpenWorld conference sessions--specifically designed for organizations embarking on major transformation initiatives such as Cloud, Big Data and Analytics and Engineered Systems--will help answer how do we get from here to there.

During Oracle OpenWorld, Thought Leaders from Oracle Consulting will share insights, best-in-class methodologies, and critical lessons learned from helping customers transform their business with new solutions built on Oracle technology.

Do you need to hear first-hand how customers are successfully moving to the Cloud (HCM, ERP and CX) in weeks with a proven, practical approach that creates value, drives down cost, and reduces risk? Are you trying to maximize what you’re getting from your current analytic solution? Would you like to enhance your customer experience as well as improve the productivity of employees with mobility? Is a private cloud initiative is on your short-list? If so, you won’t want to miss new conference sessions dedicated to these leading transformational themes.

Learn More.


Ignoring outliers in aggregate function

Tony Andrews - Wed, 2014-09-17 09:22
This is another aide-memoire for myself really.  I want to calculate the average load times per page for an application from timings stored in the database, and see which pages need attention. However, the stats can be skewed by the odd exceptional load that takes much longer than a typical load for reasons that are probably irrelevant to me. Here is a fictitious example: create table timings (Tony Andrewshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16750945985361011515noreply@blogger.com0http://tonyandrews.blogspot.com/2014/09/ignoring-outliers-in-aggregate-function.html

OOW - Focus On Support and Services for PeopleSoft

Chris Warticki - Wed, 2014-09-17 09:00
 
Monday, Sep 29, 2014

Conference Sessions

Integrating PeopleSoft for Seamless IT Service Delivery: Tips from UCF
Robert Yanckello, CTO, UCF
Sastry Vempati, Director ACS Customer Service Management, Oracle
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Moscone West - 2024 CON2541
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Conference Sessions

Leading Practices in a PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade
Bryan Moore, OMES
Michael Widell, Deputy Business Segment Director, OMES
Rick Humphress, Project Manager, Oracle
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Intercontinental - Intercontinental B CON2871
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Conference Sessions

PeopleSoft: Support in the Age of Update Manager
Ganesan Sankaran, Principal Support Engineer, Oracle
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Moscone West - 2020 CON8325
Is Your Organization Trying to Focus on an HCM Cloud Strategy?
Rich Isola, Sr. Practice Director, Oracle
Heather Mcaninch, Senior Client Executive HCM, Oracle
Ken Thompson, Sr. Practice Director, Oracle
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Palace - Grand Ballroom CON7574
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Conference Sessions

Parallel Upgrade of PeopleSoft Applications and Oracle Database: Tips from MetLife
Gopi Kotha, Software Systems Specialist, MetLife
Asha Santosh, Lead PeopleSoft DBA, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (inc)
Navin Lobo, Principal Advanced Support Engineer, Oracle
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Moscone West - 2020 CON6106
 
My Oracle Support Monday Mix

Monday, Sep 29

Join us for a fun and relaxing happy hour at the annual My Oracle Support Monday Mix. This year’s gathering is Monday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ThirstyBear Brewing Company – just a 3 minute walk from Moscone Center. Admission is free for Premier Support customers with your Oracle OpenWorld badge. Visit our web site for more details: http://www.oracle.com/goto/mondaymix 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ThirstyBear Brewing Company
Oracle Support Stars Bar & Mini Briefing Center

Monday, Sep 29

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Tuesday, Sep 30

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Wednesday, Oct 01

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

To secure a seat in a session, please use Schedule Builder to add to your Schedule.

Heart Walk at Oracle HQ

David Haimes - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:19

Tomorrow Oracle is hosting a Bay Area Heart Walk at it’s HQ campus and it should be a huge event, not only raising valuable funds but also raising awareness of the importance of a heart healthy lifestyle.  Since the beginning of this year I have been doing regular walking meetings and have enjoyed the benefits to both my health and my productivity.  I also found many other people already doing walking meetings and others who have been inspired to start them.  I’ve really enjoyed the overwhelmingly positive responses and encouragement.

Highlights of the event include the Semi Official Oracle house band, Scope Creep, check out this YouTube clip, you may recognize some of the faces including my boss on drums, who I can confirm does not appreciate my joke – what do you call somebody with no talent who hangs with musicians? – answers in the comment section please.

I will be walking with ‘Team Erb’ led by the energetic and enthusiastic (except when it comes to twitter) Janine Erb, who is one of the singers in the YouTube clip above.  We have close to 100 people in the team and I’m looking forward to walking with and talking to people I have known and worked with for a long time and also making some new friends.  If you are there tomorrow, come and say hi.  I’ll take some pictures and probably tweet during the event.

Finally, if you want to donate you can follow this link, but probably more importantly spend some time educating yourself, the American Heart Association is one place to start.


Categories: APPS Blogs

Behind the Screen with Oracle Support

Joshua Solomin - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:43

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Get beyond the support interface screen to meet the experts from Oracle Support at the Oracle Support Stars Bar. Have a tough question about supporting or upgrading your Oracle products? Looking for best practices for problem prevention, rapid resolution, and product upgrades? Stop by the Stars Bar and speak directly with an expert who can help.

While you’re there, check out one of our 10-minute briefing sessions on the hottest support topics. Here are just a few of the high-impact briefings you can see at this year’s Stars Bar:

  • Proactive Support Best Practices
  • Oracle Platinum Services
  • My Oracle Support Tips & Tricks
  • And many more!

The Support Stars Bar is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Moscone West Exhibition Hall (Booths 3461 and 3908). More details here.

Visit the Services and Support Oracle OpenWorld Website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracle OpenWorld has to offer. See you there!

See you there!

Oracle Database 10g Certifications to Expire in March 01, 2015

VitalSoftTech - Tue, 2014-09-16 20:01
Oracle Database is one of the leading relational database management system and is used all over the world. It has various training’s, exams and certifications for its Database and other products. However due to regular update in Database, they have to redesign their trainings, certification and exams to add new features and to remove old […]
Categories: DBA Blogs

ACFS-9459: ASVM/ACFS is not supported on this os version

Sabdar Syed - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:50

After installing the Grid Infrastructure (GI) home on two Node RAC 11gR2 (11.2.0.4) on Linux 6.5 servers, I tried to create the ACFS filesystem using ASMCA tool to have Oracle (RDBMS) Home. But, the option tabs "Volumes" and "ASM Cluster File Systems" in ASMCA toll were disabled, due to this we were unable to create volume and cluster filesystem and got the following error:

"ACFS-9459: ASVM/ACFS is not supported on this os version: '3.8.13-16.2.1.el6uek.x86_64'"

I had checked the "ACFS Support On OS Platforms (Certification Matrix). (Doc ID 1369107.1)" under the section "ACFS 11.2.0.4 Supported Platforms" in Oracle Metalink.For our evnironment, Oracle Linux - Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, it's defined as a bug and it suggested to apply the opatch "16318126".

After download the suggested Opatch and while installing the opatch, the following errors were encountered:

"The opatch minimum version  check for patch /16318126/custom failed  for
The opatch minimum version  check for patch /16318126/etc failed  for
The opatch minimum version  check for patch /16318126/files failed  for
Opatch version check failed for oracle home  
Opatch version  check failed
update the opatch version for the failed homes and retry"

Initially, I thought that the OPatch version (11.2.0.3.4) is an older version, but the existing OPatch version (11.2.0.3.4) is greater than the required version (11.2.0.3.0) as per the opatch readme.txt file.

Even though, I have downloaded the latest OPatch "Patch 6880880: OPatch patch of version 11.2.0.3.6 for Oracle software releases 11.2.0.x" for Linux x86-64. One good thing was, I could generate the OCM response file (ocm.rsp) using "emocmrsp" file under $GI_HOME/OPatch/ocm/bin. Because, after installing GI_HOME for RAC, there was no "emocmrsp" file under $GI_HOME/OPatch/ocm/bin. The OCM response file (ocm.rsp) was needed to apply the patch in Auto mode.

Well, I got the same error again even after downloading latest OPatch and while applying the patch "16318126":

"Opatch version check failed for oracle home  "

The commands used to apply the OPatch are as follows:

$ cd /
i.e. cd /u01/oracle/patch/16318126

Note: This is where the patch 16318126, recommended in ""ACFS Support On OS Platforms (Certification Matrix). (Doc ID 1369107.1)", was unzipped.

Login as root and executed the below opatch:

# opatch auto /16318126 -oh -ocmrf /OPatch/ocm/bin/ocm.rsp

# opatch auto /u01/oracle/patch/16318126 -oh -ocmrf /OPatch/ocm/bin/ocm.rsp

This is wrong !! and this is why, the error "Opatch version  check failed" was encountered.

The correct wahy of applying the patch is as follows:

Login as root.

Set the opatch path in the $PATH as follows:

# export PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch

# opatch auto -oh -ocmrf /OPatch/ocm/bin/ocm.rsp

i.e.

# opatch auto /u01/oracle/patch -oh -ocmrf /OPatch/ocm/bin/ocm.rsp

Note:
No need to mention the patch number directory i.e "/u01/oracle/patch/16318126", just metion only the directory upto "/u01/oracle/patch/".

And, Make sure under "/u01/oracle/patch" there won't be any other patch directores or files apart from the patch you need to apply i.e. "16318126"

Then the patch was succeded as follows:

===========================
# opatch auto /u01/oracle/patch -oh /u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid -ocmrf /u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid/OPatch/ocm/bin/ocm.rsp

Executing /u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid/perl/bin/perl /u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid/OPatch/crs/patch11203.pl -patchdir /u01/oracle -patchn patch -oh

/u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid -ocmrf

/u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid/OPatch/ocm/bin/ocm.rsp -paramfile /u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_params

This is the main log file: /u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid/cfgtoollogs/opatchauto2014-09-15_17-41-14.log

This file will show your detected configuration and all the steps that opatchauto attempted to do on your system:
/u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid/cfgtoollogs/opatchauto2014-09-15_17-41-14.report.log

2014-09-15 17:41:14: Starting Clusterware Patch Setup
Using configuration parameter file: /u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_params

Stopping CRS...
Stopped CRS successfully

patch /u01/oracle/patch/16318126  apply successful for home  /u01/oracle/app/11.2.0.4/grid

Starting CRS...
Installing Trace File Analyzer
CRS-4123: Oracle High Availability Services has been started.

opatch auto succeeded.

===========================

Then the same procedure to apply the patch on another node has been repeated. After this, the option tabs "Volumes" and "ASM Cluster File Systems" in ASMCA tool are enabled and the main problem of creating the volume and asm cluster filesystem are solved.

Note: This blog post is specific to one our testing environments, and need not to the same with you. So, please go through the following Oracle Metalink note for your environment.

"ACFS Support On OS Platforms (Certification Matrix). (Doc ID 1369107.1)"

Regards,
Sabdar Syed.
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Top 10 Book Meme

Greg Pavlik - Tue, 2014-09-16 11:48
What books have most impacted me? I picked books I have returned to over and over. Yes, I know this is solipsistic to publish, but its a fascinating thing to think through. I'm sure the list will not look right in a few months anyway. But here I go...

1 The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Reason: the best book ever written about the human condition.

2 Iob, LXX
Reason: bad things happen to good people, quite often.

3 I Am a Cat, Natsume Soseki
Reason: comedy is good for the soul. This is the funniest book I've ever read. Cheating here, but I'd probably add Gogol as a next choice.

4 The Symposium, Plato
Reason: love. And I'm an only partially reconstructed platonist.

5 Demons, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Reason: explains a big part of the 20th century. Makes 1984 look like crude propaganda.

6 Also Spracht Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche
Reason: Nietszche saw the enormity of the modern project clearly.

7 Life of Moses, Gregory of Nyssa
Reason: before structuralism, post structuralism, semiotics, and deconstruction, there was Gregory of Nyssa. And apokatastasis.

8 For the Time Being, WH Auden
Reason: aside from the fact that Auden is the best English language poet, this is a deeply moving meditation on Christmas in the anglophone experience. Read it several times each winter.

9 The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
Reason: great art meets allegory meets beauty in the search for meaning. Honestly, stuck with only one book this might be it.

10 Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Reason: we are all compromised to one degree or another.

OOW - Focus On Support and Services for JD Edwards

Chris Warticki - Tue, 2014-09-16 09:00
 
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Conference Sessions

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Performance Tips and Baseline Tuning
James Booth, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Moscone West - 2020 CON8323
 
My Oracle Support Monday Mix

Monday, Sep 29

Join us for a fun and relaxing happy hour at the annual My Oracle Support Monday Mix. This year’s gathering is Monday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ThirstyBear Brewing Company – just a 3 minute walk from Moscone Center. Admission is free for Premier Support customers with your Oracle OpenWorld badge. Visit our web site for more details: http://www.oracle.com/goto/mondaymix 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ThirstyBear Brewing Company
Oracle Support Stars Bar & Mini Briefing Center

Monday, Sep 29

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Tuesday, Sep 30

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Wednesday, Oct 01

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

To secure a seat in a session, please use Schedule Builder to add to your Schedule.

Setting up Xubuntu in Lenovo Flex2 14D

Vattekkat Babu - Tue, 2014-09-16 01:29

Lenovo Flex2 14D is a good laptop with decent build quality, light weight, 14" screen and touch screen for those who like it. With AMD A6 processor version, it is reasonably priced too.

It comes pre-loaded wth Windows 8.1 and a bunch of Lenovo software. If you want to get this to dual boot with Ubuntu Linux, here are the specific fixes you need to do.

Top 7 Reasons Why Oracle Conferences Are A Waste Of Time

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Thanks, Craig.Top 7 Reasons Why Oracle Conferences Are A Waste Of Time
Want to turn a lame Oracle Database conference experience into a great one? You may not believe this, but I think Oracle conferences are a waste of time. That is, unless I take action. I've been to hundreds of Oracle conferences, so I'm kind of an expert in this field.

Here is my "Top 7" list about why Oracle conferences are time suckers AND how you can turn them into a GREAT educational, social and networking experience.

Number 7. Sleeper Presentations. You forgot to read that session abstract before you sat down? You're not alone! Here my secret: Sit by the door. But when you walk out, remember that the speaker probably
knows how you feel but is doing they best they can. Out of respect for them and the poor souls who are actually enjoying the session, be quiet when you leave.

Number 6. My System Is Bigger Than Your System. How many times have we all heard someone talking about their, "50 node RAC global system with 5 million active users." Really? Is that even possible? Here are four proven options. Option 1 is to ask a question to shut them up. For example, "So how do you deal with the enqueue contention?" Another option is to simply walk away. If you feel that's rude, then Option 3 is to suddenly grab your phone to answer "that" call and walk away...never to return. If you're feeling feisty then combining Option 2 and 3 is wonderful. Ask the question "So how do you deal with upgrading 50 nodes?" AND THEN suddenly grab your phone and walk away.

Number 5. Not Another New Feature Presentation! Oracle Corporation and their marketing minions love to talk about futures. If you're depressed from hearing about new features you won't get to touch for the next five years, here's what to do. First, remember that Oracle Corporation user group sponsorship is important to user group conferences. Without the help from Oracle, most conferences would not occur. Second, the more Oracle sponsors an event, the more they influence the content. The money source always drives the content. The solution is to look at number of presentations given by non-Oracle employees versus Oracle employees... before you register.

Number 4. Can't Afford It Unless Oracle Sales Pays. Yes you can! I know training and traveling budgets have been cut. What you need is a free pass, right? I figured this one out while still working for Oracle. Submit an abstract to speak. If speaking freaks you out, click HERE. If you won't speak, then volunteer. Believe me when I say, EVERY CONFERENCE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS.

Number 3. Boring Conference. I totally get that. Want to know the secret about boring conferences? Avoid them...unless you take action. My conference of choice is Collaborate/IOUG. I love that conference... because I'm really involved, have been for years and look forward to working with the conference team and seeing them each year. It's kind of like family to me.

Number 2. I Feel Like A Dork. Because I speak a lot, people don't realize that much of the time I feel like a social idiot. Strange, but put me on stage or in a mentoring situation and I'm fine. It's taken me 20 years of conferences to figure this one out. Here's what to do: Go with a colleague or volunteer so you'll always have someone to hang out with. If that doesn't work and you're a guy, look for the stupid games because that's where you'll find DBAs just like you (and me).

Number 1. Stupid Drunks. I get so tired of drunk people yelling in my face! Especially when I can feel the spit from their mouths poke me in the eye. It only took a few years to figure this one out. The solution? Step back a couple of feet. And if that doesn't work, then walk away. Don't worry about offending them, because they won't remember you anyways.

Make It A Great Conference!

There you have it, my "Top 7" list about why Oracle conferences are time suckers AND how you can turn them into a GREAT educational, social and networking experience.

See you at IOUG this April in Las Vegas!

All the best in your Oracle performance work,

Craig.
Categories: DBA Blogs

OOW - Focus On Support and Services for Fusion Apps/Fusion Middleware

Chris Warticki - Mon, 2014-09-15 09:00
 
Monday, Sep 29, 2014

Conference Sessions

Oracle ERP Cloud: Overview, Implementation Strategies, and Best Practices
Patricia Burke, Director, Oracle
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Westin Market Street - City CON7288
Understanding Patching for Your Oracle Fusion Cloud Services
Marc Lamarche, Senior Director, Global Fusion HCM Support, Oracle
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Moscone West - 3007 CON8476
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Conference Sessions

Best Practices for Maintaining Oracle Fusion Middleware
Ken Vincent, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Moscone West - 3022 CON8285
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Conference Sessions

Modernize Your Analytics Solutions
Rob Reynolds, Senior Director, Oracle
Hermann Tse, Oracle
Gary Young, Senior Director, Big Data / Analytics, Oracle
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Moscone West - 3016 CON5238
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Conference Sessions

Is Your Organization Trying to Focus on an ERP Cloud Strategy?
Patricia Burke, Director, Oracle
Bary Dyer, Vice President, Oracle
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Westin Market Street - Concordia CON7614
Compensation in the Cloud: Proven Business Case
ARUL_SENAPATHI@AJG.COM ARUL_SENAPATHI@AJG.COM, Director, Global Oracle HRIS
Rich Isola, Sr. Practice Director, Oracle
Kishan Kasety, Consulting Technical Manager, Oracle
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Palace - Gold Ballroom CON2709
Succession and Talent Review at Newfield Exploration
Blane Kingsmore, HRIS Manager, Newfield Exploration
Rich Isola, Sr. Practice Director, Oracle
Louann Weaver, Practice Director, Oracle
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Palace - Gold Ballroom CON2712
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Conference Sessions

Oracle Sales Cloud: Overview, Implementation Strategies, and Best Practices
Tom Griffin, Sr. Principal Consultant, Oracle
Mary Wade, Solution Manager, Oracle
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Moscone West - 2001 CON7331
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Conference Sessions

Is Your Organization Trying to Focus on a CX Cloud Strategy?
John Cortez, Principle Solutions Architect, Oracle
Won Park, Consulting Solution Director, Oracle
Mary Wade, Solution Manager, Oracle
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Moscone West - 3009 CON7575
 
My Oracle Support Monday Mix

Monday, Sep 29

Join us for a fun and relaxing happy hour at the annual My Oracle Support Monday Mix. This year’s gathering is Monday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ThirstyBear Brewing Company – just a 3 minute walk from Moscone Center. Admission is free for Premier Support customers with your Oracle OpenWorld badge. Visit our web site for more details: http://www.oracle.com/goto/mondaymix 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ThirstyBear Brewing Company
Oracle Support Stars Bar & Mini Briefing Center

Monday, Sep 29

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Tuesday, Sep 30

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Wednesday, Oct 01

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

To secure a seat in a session, please use Schedule Builder to add to your Schedule.

Eli and the Runaway Diaper now available!

FeuerThoughts - Sun, 2014-09-14 10:12

In 2013, the big sensation in (my) children's publishing was the release of Vivian Vulture and the Cleanup Culture.

In 2014, the honor goes to Eli and the Runaway Diaper.

It's a book about a diaper that gets tired of the day in day out grind of covering Eli's bottom (the names have been changed to protect the innocent). It decides that it's time to look around for a new and hopefully better (more appreciative) bottom.

Eli is initially dismayed, but happy to join the diaper on its quest, so off they go on a grand adventure!

Illustrated by Robert Melegari, it's a fun, light-hearted journey to self-discovery and self-improvement.

You can order it on Amazon,  Createspace, and so on. But if you order it from me, I will sign it and ship it off to you, all for the list price of $12.99.
Categories: Development

Next Generation Outline Extractor Webcast - Oct 8th!

Tim Tow - Fri, 2014-09-12 17:07
I am doing a repeat of my Kscope15 'Best Speaker' award-winning presentation as part of the ODTUG webcast series. Here is the official announcement from ODTUG:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Next Generation Essbase Outline Extractor Tips and Tricks
Tim Tow, Applied OLAP

The Next Generation Outline Extractor is the follow-up to the classic OlapUnderground Essbase Outline Extractor used by thousands of Essbase customers. This session, which was the highest-rated session at Kscope15 in Seattle, explores some of the new capabilities of the Next Generation Outline Extractor, including command line operations exported directly to a relational database. Attend this session to learn how to leverage this free utility in your company.
Make you you sign up to join my on October 8th; you can register here!.
Categories: BI & Warehousing

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