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 : emagent n/a /u01/app/oracle/product/agent13c/agent_13.4.0.0.0 Dummy emagent : emagent_a n/a /u01/app/oracle/product/agent13c/agent_inst Dummy grinf : grinf19 n/a /u01/app/19.0.0/grid Dummy rdbms_ee : rdbms19 n/a /u01/app/oracle/product/19.0.0/dbhome_1 ASM-instance : +ASM up /u01/app/19.0.0/grid DB-instance (N|N) : EMREPO open /u01/app/oracle/product/19.0.0/dbhome_1 Listener : LISTENER up /u01/app/19.0.0/grid Ohs 12c…

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The Grafana Plugins for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring are back!

In September 2019 I wrote a blog post how to monitor an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Autonomous database with Grafana plugin oci-datasource. But some weeks after publication, the plugin was not available on the Grafana page anymore. And only Oracle and Grafana had a clue why. Now everything will be fine now. Since the 6th of October, there are two new Grafana plugins available for download. They both don’t require a Grafana enterprise account. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Metrics Data Source Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Logging Data Source The first one is a successor of the former oci-datasource plugin, the second allows to get logs from OCI resources like Compute or Storage. As an infrastructure guy, let’s install the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Metrics…

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Let’s IPSec VPN – How to connect your Unifi Security Gateway to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

When I connect from home to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure normally I used a Bastion Host, an Open VPN compute instance or Public IPs.  Some of the cool stuff like MV2OCI (which transfers data from on-premises to OCI) or integration of an ADB instance in my local running Oracle Enterprise Manager are referred to direct cloud connections. A SSH reverse tunnel works fine, but this cannot be a permanent solution for my lab environment. At home I have an Unifi Security Gateway (USG) up an running at home. This gateway has the capability, to create site-to-site VPN connections. Good: The Oracle Cloud Infrastruicture VPN service is for free, and I don’t expect over 10 TB outbound traffic. Time to create…

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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, to edit Ansible Vault files in Windows without any additional Linux based VM running. With the update of the existing Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) architecture to version 2, the Docker Desktop for Windows is now fully integrated and able…

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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 -ignorePrereq -waitforcompletion -silent \ -responseFile /u01/app/oracle/product/19.0.0/dbhome_1/install/response/db_install.rsp \ oracle.install.option=INSTALL_DB_SWONLY \ > -responseFile /u01/app/oracle/product/19.0.0/dbhome_1/install/response/db_install.rsp \ > oracle.install.option=INSTALL_DB_SWONLY \ > ORACLE_HOSTNAME=mohnweg.kestenholz.net \ > UNIX_GROUP_NAME=oinstall \ > INVENTORY_LOCATION=/u01/app/oraInventory \ > SELECTED_LANGUAGES=en,en_GB \ > ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/19.0.0/dbhome_1 \ > ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle \ > oracle.install.db.InstallEdition=EE \ > oracle.install.db.OSDBA_GROUP=dba \…

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