How to download Oracle 11g & 12c


How to download Oracle 11g & 12c Database software and create your 1st Oracle Database

Things to Do:

  • Make sure your laptop has minimum 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more is recommended).
  • Downloads: 7-zip to unzip, Notepad++ for writing notes.
  • Register at OTN: – this is a must to download Oracle software.
  • We’ll be installing Oracle Enterprise Edition, NOT Standard Edition or any other editions :Download & Inst
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Oracle Database July 2017 OJVM Security Patch 26027162


Applying July 2017 OJVM security patch 26027162 on orcl prod clusters


Ensure ORACLE_HOME is set correctly, and that the $PATH definition has the following executables: make, ar, ld and nm.
unzip -d <PATCH_TOP_DIR> p26027162_12102_<PLATFORM_NAME>.zip
cd /u03/setup/security_patch_Jul2017_DB/26027162

2. opatch prereq CheckConflictAgainstOHWithDetail -ph ./

2a. Stop goldengate

3. For an Oracle RAC environment, shut down database services on the node to be patched.

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PSU Kernel ACFS Security Patch


All about July 2017 PSU  Red Hat Kernel upgrade ACFS patching Security Patch.

Will apply July 2017 PSU Kernel ACFS on our 2 nodes RAC cluster on RH 7.4, at the same time our SA (System Administrator) also suggested to upgrade the Linux Kernel from 327 to 693, latest Red Hat  (linked on 12/25/2017).

Operating System: Red Hat 7.4 – how to check operating system
OS Kernel: 3.10.0-327.36.3.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP (current)
OS Kernel: 3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP (after upgrade)
Database: Oracle – 12c – how to ch… Read more

OEM Agent is Down


Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent is down

2 of Single Instance database OEM agent was down.


2 OEM agents are down for 2 databases: one prod & one dev

— login to the box

need to know the owner, who installed this oem agent, mostly it’s oracle, but in RAC, it’s owned by grid.

how to find oem agent installed location/directory:

find / -name emctl -print 2>/dev/null

cd  <directory>

ls -lrt     – this’ll tell you the owner

$ find / -name emctl -print 2>/dev/null

/u01/app/agent/core/12.1… Read more

Patch ACFS


How to stop everything, already discussed here.

4. /u01/app/ -prepatch (as root) – this failed
OR /u01/app/ -unlock – this worked

5. opatch apply -oh /u01/app/ -local /u03/setup/26247490/26247490 (as grid)

6. opatch apply -oh /u02/app/oracle/product/ -local /u03/setup/26247490/26247490 (as oracle), Got warning.

7. /u01/app/ (as root)

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Oracle Patching Test Post


Oracle Patching Test Post

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