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Updating Oracle Grid Home For a Delphix Managed Environment (KBA1413)

 

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KBA#1413

Troubleshooting Upgrade for Oracle Grid Home

During an Oracle upgrade, refreshing an Environment will generally discover new Oracle installations, allowing for virtual database (VDB) or dSource upgrade to be handled through the UI. However, if the Oracle Grid home is changed, due to an Oracle upgrade, the crsClusterHome parameter will need to be updated manually through command line (CLI).

Applicable Delphix Versions

Click here to view the versions of the Delphix engine to which this article applies
Major Release All Sub Releases
6.0 6.0.0.0, 6.0.1.0, 6.0.1.1, 6.0.2.0, 6.0.2.1, 6.0.3.0, 6.0.3.1, 6.0.4.0, 6.0.4.1, 6.0.4.2, 6.0.5.0, 6.0.6.0, 6.0.6.1

5.3

5.3.0.0, 5.3.0.1, 5.3.0.2, 5.3.0.3, 5.3.1.0, 5.3.1.1, 5.3.1.2, 5.3.2.0, 5.3.3.0, 5.3.3.1, 5.3.4.0, 5.3.5.0 5.3.6.0, 5.3.7.0, 5.3.7.1, 5.3.8.0, 5.3.8.1, 5.3.9.0

5.2

5.2.2.0, 5.2.2.1, 5.2.3.0, 5.2.4.0, 5.2.5.0, 5.2.5.1, 5.2.6.0, 5.2.6.1

5.1

5.1.0.0, 5.1.1.0, 5.1.2.0, 5.1.3.0, 5.1.4.0, 5.1.5.0, 5.1.5.1, 5.1.6.0, 5.1.7.0, 5.1.8.0, 5.1.8.1, 5.1.9.0, 5.1.10.0

5.0

5.0.1.0, 5.0.1.1, 5.0.2.0, 5.0.2.1, 5.0.2.2, 5.0.2.3, 5.0.3.0, 5.0.3.1, 5.0.4.0, 5.0.4.1 ,5.0.5.0, 5.0.5.1, 5.0.5.2, 5.0.5.3, 5.0.5.4

Updating the Oracle Grid Home

To update Oracle for Home Grid:

  1. Locate the Environment using the Delphix Engine Admin CLI (or equivalent login)
yourengine> /environment; ls

Objects
NAME            DESCRIPTION
seanora12src    
000.00.000.0  

Children
oracle
user
windows

Operations
create

yourengine> select 000.00.000.0 
yourengine environment '000.00.000.0'> ls
Properties
    type: OracleCluster
    name: 000.00.000.0
    clusterUser: ora12201
    crsClusterHome: /u01/app/112/grid 
    crsClusterName: 
    description: 
    enabled: true
    primaryUser: ora12201
    reference: ORACLE_CLUSTER-1
    remoteListener: (unset)
    scan: (unset)
    scanManual: false
    version: 


Operations
delete
update
disable
enable
refresh
  1. Update the crsClusterHome parameter to reflect the updated location, and commit the change.
yourengine environment '000.00.000.0'> update
yourengine environment '000.00.000.0' update *> set crsClusterHome=/u01/app/12.2.0/grid
yourengine environment '000.00.000.0' update *> commit
    Dispatched job JOB-15
    ENVIRONMENT_UPDATE job started for "000.00.000.0".
    ENVIRONMENT_UPDATE job for "000.00.000.0" completed successfully.
  1. Verify the updated value by checking 'ls' output for the environment, or using the GUI.
yourengine environment '000.00.000.0'> ls
Properties
    type: OracleCluster
    name: 000.00.000.0
    clusterUser: ora12201
    crsClusterHome: /u01/app/12.2.0/grid
    crsClusterName: bbrac3638
    description: 
    enabled: true
    primaryUser: ora12201
    reference: ORACLE_CLUSTER-1
    remoteListener: (unset)
    scan: bbrac3638-scan
    scanManual: false
    version: 12.2.0.1.0

GUI Verification - For Versions 5.1.x and Below:

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GUI verification - For Versions 5.2.x and Higher:

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Optional - Updating Oracle Home for VDB or dSource

Additionally, it is common that an Oracle installation upgrade may affect both the Grid home as well as the Oracle Home from which dSource or VDBs are intended to run. In this case, the dSource or VDB should also be upgraded accordingly. This procedure is referenced in core product documentation at the following links:

Upgrade Oracle dSource 

Upgrade Oracle VDB

Note

Note:

In some versions of Delphix (<5.2.4.0) a patch set application / installation on a new Oracle Homes which does not increment the Oracle major/minor release version (12.1.0.2 -> 12.1.0.2.200714, for example) will not be available in the GUI.  If this issue is encountered, the Oracle Home can be manually updated via CLI:

yourengine> sourceconfig
yourengine sourceconfig> select VDB101
yourengine sourceconfig 'VDB101'> update
yourengine sourceconfig 'VDB101' update *> set repository='/local/dbms/oracle/product/12.1.0.2.200714/db_1'
yourengine sourceconfig 'VDB101' update *> commit