Re: Linux patching

From: Karl Arao <karlarao_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 07:28:24 +0800
Message-ID: <12ee65600908111628n79c7d136ic46d2f01b016de65_at_mail.gmail.com>



Hi Li,

I have a blog post for that. :)
http://karlarao.wordpress.com/2009/04/04/single-instance-and-rac-kernel-os-upgrade/

As I have observed from the shops that we are servicing, there are "drivers" why they need to patch or upgrade. Below are some of them:

  • You need to upgrade the firmware of your SAN environment that requires you to be in a specific OS version
  • You need to upgrade the firmware of your HBA that needs a specific kernel version
  • You need to upgrade your RAID controllerís firmware that requires you to be in a specific kernel or OS version
  • Because the hardware/software vendorís certification matrix is stating that you need to be in a specific kernel or OS version to be on a certified configuration
  • Because the security department has a policy that requires you to be on the up-to-date version

Yes, you need to relink your ORACLE_HOME if the libraries are updated. If you're on a RAC environment, no need to relink CRS_HOME.

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 10:58 PM, Li Li<litanli_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, List,
>
> How does you shop handle Linux patches? do you patch at all? if you
> do, how often do you patch it? Do you need to relink oracle library
> after patching linux?
>
> Any information would be greatly appreciated it!
> -Li
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