Never stop Learning – why I love Oracle LiveLabs

Since over one and a half year, this week I was back in an onsite training, live people, live teaching. With a motivated junior DBA class, we started with all about Oracle architecture based on our Trivadis training O-AI – Oracle Architecture and Internals. The training is a mix between slides, demos and labs. Therefore during the course we run the training environments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, build by Terraform (Credits to Stefan Oehrli from oradba.ch which has ramped up…

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Oracle Release Update 19.9 – Lab Update Time (Grid Infrastructure Standalone & RDBMS)

The Oracle Release update 19.9 for Linux is available since a few days. Time to upgrade my lab environment at home which consists of the following components: Oracle Grid Infrastructure Standalone 19.8.0 with ASM Normal Redundancy – +ASM Oracle 19.8.0 RDBMS as Repository for Oracle Enterprise Manager – EMREPO The running 19.8 Environment Output from Trivadis base environment tool TVD-Basenv(TM). oracle@mohnweg:/u01/app/19.0.0/grid/OPatch/ [em13cr4] u TYPE (Cluster|DG) : SID/PROCESS STATUS HOME [2020-10-25 19:47:47] ——————————————————————————— Dummy em13cr3 : em13cr4 n/a /u01/app/oracle/product/em13cr4 Dummy emagent…

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Windows 10 WSL 2, Docker and Oracle – a perfect Partnership

I admit it, I was not a friend of Oracle databases running in Docker containers for a long time. My database systems for testing and demo purposes were all running in VMware, Virtual Box or in the Oracle Cloud. But I have used the Windows Subsystem for Linux since beginning, to work with the Oracle Oracle Cloud Infrastructure CLI, Git Integration etc.. And what I really like is the WSL extension for Visual Studio Code which gives me to chance,…

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Install Oracle 19c RDBMS on Oracle Linux 8 – avoid [WARNING] [INS-08101] Unexpected error while executing the action at state: ‘supportedOSCheck’

Oracle RDBMS 19c is now certified on Oracle Linux 8. Unfortunately the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode fails when checking the OS version. My OS release: [oracle@olten dbhome_1]$ cat /etc/oracle-release Oracle Linux Server release 8.2 Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode The OUI installer in silent mode stops and shows this error message: [WARNING] [INS-08101] Unexpected error while executing the action at state: ‘supportedOSCheck’. There is no parameter available like -ignoreOS or whatever, but two workarounds. [oracle@olten dbhome_1]$ ./runInstaller…

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 – Time to Upgrade – First Experiences

The roll-out of the newest Oracle Enterprise Manager 13 Release 4 is a few days old, about time to try out the upgrade process in my ESXi lab environment. First: This blog post about the OEM upgrade process is based on my own experience. Software https://www.oracle.com/enterprise-manager/downloads/cloud-control-downloads.html Documents https://docs.oracle.com/en/enterprise-manager/cloud-control/enterprise-manager-cloud-control/13.4/emupg/index.html The Environment Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.3 running on Oracle Linux 7.6 – OEM Patchlevel January 2020 – Non-HA Oracle Enterprise Edition Repository 19.6.0 Single Tenant Database  Oracle Restart / ASM 19.6.0 Additional…

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