Is that enough version numbers for you?
Since the upgrade to Cloud Control 220.127.116.11, we’ve been having a couple of issues, mostly around EMCLI.
Some of our databases use Service Guard, so you don’t know which node they are running on. Rather than having an agent per package, we have one on each node. One of my colleagues wrote a little script to check which node the instance is running on, and relocate it if it has moved. This is done using EMCLI and was working fine before the move to 18.104.22.168. Since the upgrade it’s been rather erratic. It would work for a while, then fail. After watching for a while I noticed a couple of things.
I mentioned a couple of months ago I was planning to upgrade our production Enterprise Manager Cloud Control installation from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199. Well, today was the day. I held back a while because I knew I would be out of the country for a while on the Latin America tour and I didn’t want to make a big change before I ran away.
I’ve done a couple of play installations of EM12c 188.8.131.52, just to get a feel for it. You can see the result of that here.
From an installation perspective, everything was pretty similar to the previous releases. I tried the installation on both OL5 and OL6, in both cases using 12c as the database repository. No dramas there.
A couple of things of note.
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 5 (184.108.40.206) was announced a few days ago. I woke up today and checked the interwebs and it’s actually available for download.
I must admit I’m a little nervous about the upgrade. I had a few bad times with upgrades in the early days of Grid Control and Cloud Control and that has left me with a little bit of voodoo lurking in the back of my mind. The last couple of upgrades have been really easy, so I’m sure it will be fine, but that voodoo…
I’ll download it now and do a clean install. Then do a couple of practice upgrades. If all that goes well, I’ll schedule a date to sacrifice a chicken, raise a zombie from the dead to do my bidding, then do the real upgrade.