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RE: Heads Up on Grid Control 10.2

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 15:16:13 -0400
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See, we're seeing a move away from shared Oracle homes. In fact, the last 5-10 large organizations we were talking to deployed one ORACLE_HOME for every instance on the box (and most of them deployed a separate ORACLE_HOME for their listener as well). Even in RAC environments, people want the lack of SPOF by having independent O_H. Given that we do provisioning and patch automation, it makes sense that those environments are better for us. Since you do a clustered filesystem, shared OHOME is better for you.

We should have a Jets-Sharks rumble. *hums bernstein*

But also, yes, it seems as though most of our customers want to patch in-place, with the qualifier that they've run through this process on their dev, test, qa, uat, biz-uat, etc. environments.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Kevin Closson
> Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 2:59 PM
> Subject: RE: Heads Up on Grid Control 10.2
> As for patching.
> I'm trying to patch r1 to r2. What a mess.
> Didn't work. And Metalink doesn't respond.
> I'm hoping to get a release 2 CD and start all
> over again.
> ...this list is HOT with great topics today and it is making
> it difficult for me to keep staring at this kernel profile
> data looking for this stupid needle in the haystack. I'll
> tell you oakies about it in November if I don't bore you to
> death before then. Anyway, it's Friday and I'll catch up,
> like I always do, on Sat and Sun :-).
> Back on thread. This post makes me ask, is it common out
> there to apply patchsets (not a "patch" from r1 to r2 as in
> th OP) to functional Oracle Homes? I should think a safer
> approach would be to install a new R1 home, apply R2 to it
> and if you are happy, switch over to it by dragging your TNS
> stuff over. Or is my views of the common Oracle Home as too
> simplistic? That is how I approach it here anyway. That is,
> until we finish implementing our filesystem snapshots in
> which case the patchset application process can be as junky
> as anyone could imagine and I wouldn't care. Just revert to a
> snapshot and make it writeable... not worries.
> Thoughts ?
> --

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