Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oracle's Database Machine..

Because my former Amis colleques are again present at the OOW, I check the Amis blog every morning for Oracle news. This morning I noticed the following entry about a new oracle database Machine (hardware) called the Exadata Storage Server. So, after introducing their own OS (Oracle Enterprise Linux), they also created their own hardware to run the Oracle database.
Check the Amis blog for more detailed info...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cloning eBS on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5

When cloning an eBS environment on Oracle Enterprise LInux 5, the following error is shown on both the db and app Tier.

Checking for make... found - /usr/bin/make
Checking for ld... found - /usr/bin/ld
Checking for cc... found - /usr/bin/cc
Checking for ar... found - /usr/bin/ar
Checking for ksh...
Unable to find 'kshell' in path
Unable to locate all utilities with system path.

Looking in the clone script showed me the error came from the script in the $COMMON_TOP/clone/bin directory for appTier and the $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/clone/bin directory for the dbTier. In the script it's checking for ksh using the following syntax...

# Verify for ksh if its a linux only platform

if test $UNAME = "Linux"; then
printf "Checking for ksh...\t";
VERSN=`/bin/ksh -c 'echo $KSH_VERSION' grep "PD KSH";`;
if test $EC != "0" ; then
printf "\nUnable to find 'kshell' in path\n";
printf "found - $VERSN\n";

When manually checking for the ksh version on Linux 5...
[root@ebs ~]# /bin/ksh -c 'echo $KSH_VERSION'

But when doing the same thing on Linux 4...
[root@ebs ~]# /bin/ksh -c 'echo $KSH_VERSION'
@(#)PD KSH v5.2.14 99/07/13.2

So, it seems the check does not work anymore on Linux 5 ???
For now, I changed both scripts so the check didn't take place. I also logged an TAR, a new script should be delivered....

The new script is delivered in patch 6718351 '11I RAPIDCLONE CONSOLIDATED FIXES JUL/2008'


I decided to leave my current company and start my own. I have been thinking about contracting for a year now, and finally took the step. From 1-12-2008 I am working as a contractor Oracle eBS Dba. I already registered my company, called e-BSolutions

I looking forward to this new career move and will continue blogging....

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Chrome (Beta)

Tonight I downloaded the new Google browser called Chrome. It is  a beta version , but I am going to try it anyway.
Will eBS run in this new browser ?