Red Hat 7.4 Kernel Upgrade

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Red Hat 7.4 Kernel Upgrade

Oracle 12c – 2 nodes RAC Cluster Kernel Upgrade to 693 kernel
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1) Upgrade kernel and supporting packages:

# yum install kernel-3.10.0-693.5.2.el7 kmod-oracleasm-2.0.8-19.el7 kmod-20-15.el7_4.4 kmod-libs-20-15.el7_4.4 kernel-headers-3.10.0-693.5.2.el7 kernel-tools-3.10.0-693.5.2.el7 kernel-tools-libs-3.10.0-693.5.2.el7 kexec-tools-2.0.14-17.2.el7_4

2) Upgrade OracleASM packages as required.
Versions should be:
oracleasm-support-2.1.8-3.el7.x86_64
oracleasmlib-2.0.12-1.el7.x86_64

These packages should be downloaded from: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/linux/asmlib/rhel7-2773795.html
Install with rpm as follows: # rpm -Uvh <package-name>

3) Reboot
# shutdown -r now  (make sure Oracle 12c Grid + everything is already down)

4) Verify versions

Kernel – Running:
[root@ch-orcldb-s02 ~]# uname -a
Linux ch-orcldb-s02.orcl-ad.int 3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Oct 13 10:46:25 EDT 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Oracleasm:
[root@ch-orcldb-s02 ~]# rpm -qa | grep oracle
kmod-oracleasm-2.0.8-19.el7.x86_64
oracleasm-support-2.1.8-3.el7.x86_64
oracleasmlib-2.0.12-1.el7.x86_64

Kmod:
[fouaddba@ch-orcldb-s02 ~]$ rpm -qa | grep kmod
kmod-oracleasm-2.0.8-19.el7.x86_64
kmod-20-15.el7_4.4.x86_64
kmod-libs-20-15.el7_4.4.x86_64

Kernel supporting packages – Will show other installed kernels as well:
[fouaddba@ch-orcldb-s02 ~]$ rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.x86_64
kernel-3.10.0-327.36.3.el7.x86_64
kernel-tools-3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.x86_64
kernel-tools-libs-3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.x86_64
kernel-headers-3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.x86_64
kernel-3.10.0-327.28.3.el7.x86_64

Kexec:
[fouaddba@ch-orcldb-s02 ~]$ rpm -qa | grep kexec
kexec-tools-2.0.14-17.2.el7_4.x86_64

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