The First Oracle Database Appliance Significant version patch is now available ODA Patch 2.2.0 is a very significant patch since it upgrade the OS from 5.5 to UEK 5.8 and also upgrade the database from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.2
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For those of you who don't follow Twitter (and, let's face it, I still think there are solid reasons to avoid the beast or at least treat it with caution), the 10th Annual Hotsos Symposium finished almost two months ago. It's just taken me a while to blog about it! (Unfortunately, blogging activity has taken a back-seat compared to, well, a bunch of other activities ...)
We know that database blocks are transferred between the nodes through the interconnect, aka cache fusion traffic. Common misconception is that packet transfer size is always database block size for block transfer (Of course, messages are smaller in size). That’s not entirely true. There is an optimization in the cache fusion code to reduce the packet size (and so reduces the bits transferred over the private network). Don’t confuse this note with Jumbo frames and MTU size, this note is independent of MTU setting.