Grid Infrastructure: Switch from PSU to PBP

The recommendation from Oracle is to switch from Patch Set Update (PSU) to Proactive Bundle Patch (PBP) only by installing a new patchset or release. i.e 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 or 12.1.0.X to 12.2.0.1. But it’s possible at any time even rolling.

The idea is quite simple:

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local_listener is set to a wrong port

The parameter local_listener of the asm instance is maintained by the clusterware and sometimes set to a wrong value. A port which is higher then the defined port of the local listener.

SYS@+ASM2> show parameter local_li
NAME TYPE VALUE
------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
local_listener string (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=XX.XX.XX.XX)(PORT=1526))

I faced the bug only in the following configuration:

  • cluster installed with version 12.1.0.2
  • patch level newer¬†160119
  • more then 2 cluster interconnects
  • FlexASM

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11.2.0.4.160119: PSU,OJVM PSU and Database Vault

A few week ago i wrote on twitter about a problem with PSU160119 and Database Vault. Now I meet a second problem with OJVM PSU160119 and Database Vault. Not the best PSU for Database Vault… Continue reading “11.2.0.4.160119: PSU,OJVM PSU and Database Vault”