Doug Utzig and I will be presenting a session on planned maintenance for Exadata this year at Oracle Open World. The session is called ' Best Practices from Oracle Development for Patching and Upgrading Oracle Exadata'. If you are interested please enroll for session: CON8833 at Thursday, Oct 29, 10:45 a.m. in Moscone South 102.
Oracle Exadata administrators often ask how to patch and upgrade Oracle Exadata components with zero downtime and minimum operational effort. Attend this deep-dive session to learn Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture best practices directly from Oracle Development for the upgrade of every software component of Oracle Exadata with no database downtime and maximum automation and ease. Learn how to easily determine when to upgrade and to what version, and how to achieve a predictable, successful upgrade experience. Topics for experienced administrators include how to properly maintain and upgrade a customized Oracle Exadata system and how deploying Oracle VM on Oracle Exadata affects software maintenance.