Exadata Cloud at Customer – number of active CPUs and adding a new database.

Let’s imagine a typical working day, and you are getting a request to add a new database to your Exadata Cloud at Customer (ExaCC). If you are not familiar with the product, you can read about it in detail here. In short, it is an Exadata machine with a cloud interface, something like Oracle Exadata Cloud… read more

Why a remote Oracle managed support service could be just what you need right now

Eclipsys Solutions is Canada’s leader in remote management of your Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases. We are also experts in both Solaris and Linux. We are seeing an influx of customers that due to the unprecedented and rapidly changing work environment are having challenges with the remote management of their IT infrastructure or are short staffed and… read more

Struggling with the latest Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) patch?

Struggling with the latest ODA patch? Virtualization is making it a little bit tricky but Eclipsys has mastered the process. We recently did an upgrade for a major Canadian College and they couldn’t be happier! Do you need help? Reach out! #Letuspatchitforyou Click here to view the list of our service offerings! … read more

How to downgrade InfiniBand switch patches on Exadata

Lately I was asked to apply the Exadata Quarterly Full Stack Download Patch (QFSDP) of July 2018(Patch 28183368) on the infrastructure components of a virtualized EXADATA X6-2. The objective consists of patching the following components: I found a lot of instructions and examples on how to upgrade the components, but none on how to downgrade… read more

Extending “/” Root Filesystem on a VM Guest on ODA

Sometimes space utilization projections can be improperly done; possibly calling for the need to increase the filesystem size of a vm guest residing on a virtualized ODA. If you are unlucky to have a vm guest with a non-lvm filesystem requiring an expansion of the “/”; “root” filesystem, then this becomes a slightly tricky task.… read more