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E17734-13
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Oracle® Database

Release Notes

12c Release 1 (12.1) for Linux

E17734-13

February 2014

This document contains information that was not included in the platform-specific or product-specific documentation for this release. This document supplements Oracle Database Readme.

This document may be updated after it is released. To check for updates to this document and to view other Oracle documentation, refer to the Documentation section on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html

This document contains the following topics:

1 Certification Information

The latest certification information for Oracle Database 12c is available on My Oracle Support at:

https://support.oracle.com

2 Latest Upgrade Information

For late-breaking updates and best practices about preupgrade, postupgrade, compatibility, and interoperability discussions, refer to Note 1462240.1 on My Oracle Support that links to the "Upgrade Companion" page.

https://support.oracle.com

3 Unsupported Products

A list of unavailable features and products is available in section, "Features Not Available or Restricted in Oracle Database 12c," in Oracle Database Readme.

In addition to the items listed in section, "Features Not Available or Restricted in Oracle Database 12c," in Oracle Database Readme, the following products or features are not supported on IBM: Linux on System Z:

  • Cluster Health Monitor

  • Rapid Home Provisioning

  • Oracle Flex Clusters

  • Oracle Grid Infrastructure Management Repository

  • TIBCO Rendezvous

    Oracle Messaging Gateway does not support the integration of Advanced Queuing with TIBCO Rendezvous.

Database Smart Flash Cache Support

Database Smart Flash Cache is supported on Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux only.

Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS) and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Dynamic Volume Manager (Oracle ADVM) Support

Although Oracle ADVM supports raw disks in Oracle Automatic Storage Management disk groups, Oracle ADVM device special files created through raw(8) are not supported; Oracle ADVM only supports block device special files.

For the latest information about supported platforms and releases, refer to Note 1369107.1 on My Oracle Support.

https://support.oracle.com

Linking Applications with Oracle Client Libraries

You must use the dynamic Oracle client libraries to link the client code on Linux. Do not link the static Oracle client libraries.

4 Preinstallation Requirements

Refer to the installation guides for the preinstallation requirements. Additional preinstallation requirements include the following:

4.1 Oracle Configuration Manager Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

You must install the following packages to use Oracle Configuration Manager on SUSE 11:

glibc-devel-32bit-2.11.1-0.17.4
libgcc43-32bit-4.3.4_20091019-0.7.35
gcc-32bit-4.3-62.198
glibc-32bit-2.11.1-0.17.4
glibc-profile-32bit-2.11.1-0.17.4
glibc-locale-32bit-2.11.1-0.17.4
gcc43-32bit-4.3.4_20091019-0.7.35 

5 Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Issues

Review the following section for information about issues that affect Oracle Database installation, configuration, and upgrade:

5.1 INS-10008 Error During Database Installation

While performing Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation, if the Grid Naming Service (GNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) options are selected and automatic execution of root script is enabled, the installation may fail with the following error:

[INS-10008] Session Initialization failed 

Workaround:

Remove the directory GI_HOME recursively before clicking the Install button on the summary page.

This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 16196582.

5.2 Locale Issue with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 on IBM: Linux on System Z

When you run Java GUI applications, such as Oracle Universal Installer, Database Configuration Assistant, or Database Upgrade Assistant, with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 on a Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, or a Korean locale, the characters show as square boxes.

Workaround:

Run the Java GUI applications on an English locale with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.

This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 17075895.

6 Other Known Issues

The following section contains information about issues related to Oracle Database 12c and associated products:

6.1 DICOM JPEG-LS Decoding Fails

The processCopy() and writeMetadata() methods and procedures, and createDicomImage() procedures are not supported for JPEG-LS encoded DICOM images on IBM: Linux on System Z.

Workaround:

None

This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 17860092.

6.2 Oracle ACFS and Oracle ADVM Do Not Mount After System Restart

Rarely, the Oracle ACFS and Oracle ADVM devices in /dev/asm are set to root group ID while the udev rules file, /etc/udev/rules.d/55-usm.rules, specifies a different group ID. As a result, Oracle ACFS and Oracle ADVM do not mount after system restart.

Workaround:

Edit the /etc/rc.local file and add the following entry:

/sbin/start_udev

As a result, the Oracle ACFS and ADVM devices are created with the expected settings according to the udev rules file.

This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 13653789.

6.3 Issues in Creating Oracle ACFS Volume

Oracle Automatic Storage Management Configuration Assistant (ASMCA) cannot be used to create Oracle ACFS volume with stripe column 1.

Workaround:

Use the asmcmd volcreate command or the ALTER DISKGROUP SQL statement to create the volume. After the volume is created, you can use ASMCA to create the Oracle ACFS file system.

This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 16347687.

7 Documentation Accessibility

For information about Oracle's commitment to accessibility, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program website at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=docacc.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=info or visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=trs if you are hearing impaired.


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E17734-13

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