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12c Release 1 (12.1) for Oracle Solaris
This document contains important 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:
This document contains the following topics:
The latest certification information for Oracle Database 12c is available on My Oracle Support at:
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.
In addition to the items listed in Section 2, "Features Not Available or Restricted in This Release," in Oracle Database Readme, the following products or features are not supported:
Oracle Workload Manager
Oracle Solaris Cluster
where client operating systems are the family of single user operating systems.
Database Smart Flash Cache is supported on Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux only.
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.
ASMLIB is not supported.
Oracle Cluster Registry and Voting Disk Files on a network attached storage device are not supported for this release.
Review the following section for information about issues that affect Oracle Database installation, configuration, and upgrade:
Cluster Verfication Utility (CVU) reports intermittent node connectivity failure in the following conditions:
During the Prerequisite checks of an Oracle Database installation
When running the cluvfy command
When installing the database, click Check Again to rerun the prerequisite checks to verify that the error does not appear.
In case of the cluvfy command, rerun the command to verify that the error does not appear.
Note:You may still encounter errors that passed verification in previous run but such errors are for different network interfaces.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 16040260.
If iSCSI is used for Oracle ASM disk when installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure, the prerequisite check may fail with the following error:
PRVF-5150 : Path disk_path is not a valid path on all nodes
Ignore the error.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 16044541.
When upgrading Oracle Database release 11.2 to release 12.1, Oracle ACFS drivers may fail to load giving one or more of the following errors:
ACFS-9308: Loading installed ADVM/ACFS drivers. ACFS-9320: Missing file: '/./oracleoks' ACFS-9320: Missing file: '/./oracleadvm' ACFS-9320: Missing file: '/./oracleacfs'
Rereun the root script or click Retry if using root automation. If the error still occurs, then repeat the workaround until the upgrade succeeds.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 15970384.
When installing or upgrading an Oracle RAC home on Solaris 10, the following error may occur if the default language is not English:
PRCT-1011 : failed to execute "srvctl". Details of the error: [couldn't set locale correctly]
Install the North America (
nam) package on the system, which includes the English language and character set, by executing the following steps as
lofiadm -a to mount an existing image (
lofiadm -a /mnt/ISO/sol-10-u9-ga-x86-dvd.iso /dev/lofi/1
lofiadm to verify the mounted block device and file to standard output:
# lofiadm Block Device File /dev/lofi/1 /mnt/ISO/sol-10-u9-ga-x86-dvd.iso
Create the mount directory on the file system:
# mkdir /mnt/iso
mount command to mount the image:
# mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/lofi/1 /mnt/iso
Add North America (
# localeadm -a nam -d /mnt/iso/Solaris_10/Product
List all the locales or regions installed on the current system:
# localeadm -l
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 14607661.
When you select Sudo as the root script automation option, Oracle Universal Installer automatically runs the configuration scripts using Sudo with the user account that you provide. However, the root configuration script may fail if the Sudo user name is different from the user installing the software, or there are other causes in configuration of your cluster member nodes that inhibit writes to directories required during installation. You may see the following error messages:
PROTL-3: Failed to create export file 'OLRUPGRADEFILE' CLSRSC-169: Failed to create or upgrade OLR
Ensure that the
root user has permissions to write Sudo user's home directory. After Oracle Universal Installer finishes running the scripts, you may reset the permissions.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 16242252.
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
Remove the directory
GI_HOME recursively before clicking the Install button on the summary page.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 16196582.
When upgrading Oracle Grid Infrastructure to release 12.1, Oracle Universal Installer may hang and the following error may show in the log file:
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space
Run the following command:
./runInstaller -J-Xmx1024m -J-Xms150m
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 16620650.
The following section contains information about issues related to Oracle Database 12c and associated products:
When adding a snapshot for export with High Availability Network File Storage (HANFS), if a single configured
exportfs resource should be used for the root of the snapshot directory,
This limitation is due to the way that Solaris handles NFS exports of 64 bit inodes.
If more than one resource is used for snapshots, then the export options string from the first export resource to start is used, potentially disallowing clients' access to additional snapshots.
It is not possible to export the child of an already exported parent, or export the parent of an already exported child, assuming that the parent and the child are present on the same file system. Thus, when creating HANFS shares on Solaris, ensure that only a single root is exported for each file system, although directories that are peers can be exported to different clients.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bugs 15901493 and 15895156.
VARCHAR variable in a Pro*COBOL program can store up to 9999 (4-digits) characters on a SPARC 64-bit system. This is because the
COMP-5 qualifier is not available on a SPARC 64-bit system which limits the
VARCHAR handling capability to 9999 characters by a Pro*COBOL application even if a 32K
VARCHAR feature is used while creating a table.
Insert or retrieve data longer than 9999 characters in chunks using LOB read and write support by Pro*COBOL.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 14375964.
If you are installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c Release 1 (12.1.0), and you want to use Oracle Solaris Projects to manage system resources, then you can specify different default projects for different Oracle Database installation owners.
For example, if you have an Oracle Grid Infrastructure owner called
grid, and you have two Oracle Database installation owners called
oracle2, then you can specify different default projects for these grid installation owners such as
myoradb2proj respectively with their own resource control and settings.
Refer to your Oracle Solaris documentation for more information about configuring resources using Oracle Solaris Projects.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 11776492.
If you attempt to link Pro*COBOL applications on Oracle Solaris 10 update 10, then the application may not link, and the link editor may report the following error:
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `build'
Upgrade to Oracle Solaris 10 Update 11.
Edit the object file before running the link editor as follows:
% elfdump -cN.eh_frame foo Section Header: sh_name: .eh_frame sh_addr: 0x400378 sh_flags: [ SHF_ALLOC ] sh_size: 0x6b8 sh_type: [ SHT_PROGBITS ] sh_offset: 0x378 sh_entsize: 0 sh_link: 0 sh_info: 0 sh_addralign: 0x8 % elfedit -e 'shdr:sh_type .eh_frame sht_amd64_unwind' foo % elfdump -cN.eh_frame foo . Section Header: sh_name: .eh_frame sh_addr: 0x400378 sh_flags: [ SHF_ALLOC ] sh_size: 0x6b8 sh_type: [ SHT_AMD64_UNWIND ] sh_offset: 0x378 sh_entsize: 0 sh_link: 0 sh_info: 0 sh_addralign: 0x8
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 15827517.
The Cluster Health Monitor executable,
osysmond.bin, indicates a memory leak when running on a system with any of the Solaris 11 or 11.1 versions, including Solaris 11.1 SRU3.
Update your system to Solaris 11.1 SRU4.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 14602157.
Oracle Automatic Storage Management Configuration Assistant (ASMCA) cannot be used to create Oracle ACFS volume with stripe column 1.
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.
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Oracle Database Release Notes, 12c Release 1 (12.1) for Oracle Solaris
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