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Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10.2.0.4 DST Update on AIX

I just had the arduous task of sifting through numerous documents on My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to determine whether or not my Grid Control infrastructure needs to be patched for DST change on November 1, 2009 in the US.Global Support could have done a better job at consolidating the documents since it's a pretty common task. Instead, I had to be going back and forth between six or so documents in order to try and figure out what I need to change.
In the end I determined that rather apply patch sets to the management agents below 10.2.0.5, just to apply the 10.2.0.5 patch set instead to be on the safe side. The OMS Java also required DST updates. Since the OMS is running on AIX 5.3 I had to use the IBM Timezone Java Update Utility (JTZU).
Steps to update OMS Java
Download the JTZU utility here http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/dst/jtzu.htmlFollow the instructions to extract and install the utilityStop the OMS using opmnctl stopall Apply the update to the JRE …

Oracle & Cloud Computing

I must admit it's been a long time since my last blog. It's been a year and a half since I relocated to the US so I'm pretty much settled in now. As the old saying goes - better late than never.
Having launched Oracle VM over a year ago it seems like Oracle's poised to continue extending it's reach into the Cloud (no pun intended). With it's flagship Oracle Database product along with Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Manager being EC2 licensable and supported by Oracle and/or Amazon, it should provide a bit of relief for those seeking low-cost highly available and reputable database infrastructure. There's also a native cloud module for it's Secure Backup product which could be a potential cost-effective way to reduce off-site storage costs.
Add to this, the mix of AMI's which include prepackaged varieties of Database Server, Enterprise Linux and Grid Control it becomes quite clear that the company is embracing the Cloud. Look out for it's pr…

EM Agent Patch & Upgrade OBE