Thursday, February 6, 2014

Is it acceptable / supported to install additional or 3rd party software on Exadata machines and how to check for conflicts?

The interesting note appeared on the MOS:

Is it acceptable / supported to install additional or 3rd party software on Exadata machines and how to check for conflicts? 
(Doc ID 1541428.1)

 In short:


Answer is a qualified yes (Customers can add software ONLY to the DB Nodes, never to the storage cells).
Items to consider before installing additional RPMS:
1) Customer installed software must not update any Exadata provided packages.
2) Customer is fully responsible for the additional software.
3) Future Exadata Software updates may remove customer installed packages or the upgrades may fail due to customer installed packages.
4) If a customer installed package is removed as part of an Exadata Software update, the customer is responsible for re-verifying the package and re-installing if needed.

 

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