As of this afternoon, version 18.104.22.168.1 of Oracle’s Exadata storage server software, is out in the wild. This is the first publicly available version of the 22.214.171.124 branch, a major release including a full OS image with an update to Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5. A number of bugs causing cell server crashes and hangs have been fixed, including 9472035, 9870117, and 9722560.
Both storage server and database portions of this patch can be applied in a rolling fashion, avoiding entire database downtime. The minimum prerequisite version is 126.96.36.199.3, with an exception made for Exadata V1 devices at 188.8.131.52.0. If you’re running an earlier version, apply the 184.108.40.206.3 patch first.
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