RE: Heads Up on Grid Control 10.2

  • From: "Matthew Zito" <mzito@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kevinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "ORACLE-L" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 15:16:13 -0400

See, we're seeing a move away from shared Oracle homes.  In fact, the
last 5-10 large organizations we were talking to deployed one
ORACLE_HOME for every instance on the box (and most of them deployed a
separate ORACLE_HOME for their listener as well).  Even in RAC
environments, people want the lack of SPOF by having independent O_H.
Given that we do provisioning and patch automation, it makes sense that
those environments are better for us.  Since you do a clustered
filesystem, shared OHOME is better for you.  

We should have a Jets-Sharks rumble. *hums bernstein*

But also, yes, it seems as though most of our customers want to patch
in-place, with the qualifier that they've run through this process on
their dev, test, qa, uat, biz-uat, etc. environments.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kevin Closson
> Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 2:59 PM
> Subject: RE: Heads Up on Grid Control 10.2
>               As for patching.
>               I'm trying to patch r1 to r2.  What a mess.  
> Didn't work.  And Metalink doesn't respond.
>               I'm hoping to get a release 2 CD and start all 
> over again.
> ...this list is HOT with great topics today and it is making 
> it difficult for me to keep staring at this kernel profile 
> data looking for this stupid needle in the haystack. I'll 
> tell you oakies about it in November if I don't bore you to 
> death before then. Anyway, it's Friday and I'll catch up, 
> like I always do, on Sat and Sun :-).
> Back on thread.  This post makes me ask, is it common out 
> there to apply patchsets (not a "patch" from r1 to r2 as in 
> th OP) to functional Oracle Homes?  I should think a safer 
> approach would be to install a new R1 home, apply R2 to it 
> and if you are happy, switch over to it by dragging your TNS 
> stuff over. Or is my views of the common Oracle Home as too 
> simplistic? That is how I approach it here anyway.  That is, 
> until we finish implementing our filesystem snapshots in 
> which case the patchset application process can be as junky 
> as anyone could imagine and I wouldn't care. Just revert to a 
> snapshot and make it writeable... not worries.
> Thoughts ?
> --
> //

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