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Oracle Exadata Expert’s Handbook by Tariq Farooq

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11. Upgrading and Patching Exadata and ZFS Storage Appliance

Exadata, Oracle’s flagship engineered platform, is made up of several hardware components that require regular updates and patching. It is crucial to keep your Exadata system current with the latest updates. By keeping your Exadata system up-to-date, not only are you keeping your system current with Oracle’s recommended patches, but you also benefit from many resolved issues and bugs, overall stability, and also avoid potential problems.

Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) has a master note (ID 888828.1), “Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server Supported Versions,” containing a list of all supported software and patches available for Exadata, starting with version ...

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