Re: Database Appliance

From: Adric Norris <>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2019 09:56:07 -0600
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Although I only have experience with the HA configurations, I would have to agree. We've found the ODA patching process, for instance, to be *far* more fragile and failure-prone than a normal cluster... I'm not joking when I say that we've been opening a SR for a new and improved patching failure every single quarter.

The most recent example being that Oracle *forgot to mention* in the release notes that the 18.7 update requires a full outage of the cluster stack (due to the disabling of HAIP). After which it took them a couple of weeks to figure out why our patching resulted in unexpected downtime.

Given that Oracle controls both the hardware and software, I would have expected the patching process to be relatively bulletproof. Unfortunately I'm not sure they could have missed the mark further if they tried.

On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 12:48 PM Andrew Kerber <> wrote:

> 1. You do not want an ODA.
> 2. You do not want an ODA.
> You can PM me for horror stories.
> On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 12:40 PM Joseph Reid <>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> is there a tool/script to do a assessment for the Oracle Database
>> Appliance? We need help in determining our requirements as to what size of
>> Database Appliance would be needed.
>> Thank you,
>> Joseph Reid

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