This preface describes the new features and certifications for the components in Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 5 (188.8.131.52).
For a list of new features and certifications in previous patchsets, see the "New Features" preface in Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Installation and Administration Guide for Linux which is available at the following location:
The Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 5 includes additional certifications and new capabilities for the components that are described in the following sections:
The Base Image 184.108.40.206 includes the following enhancements for non-virtual deployments:
Kernel upgraded from 2.6.32-400 to 2.6.39-400
New drivers and firmware for new hardware model X4-4
Base image 220.127.116.11 and utilities compatible on all Exalytics X2, X3, and X4-4 models
Release 1 Patchset 5 Upgrade Utility: Existing customers on Release 1 Patchset 4 (Base Image 18.104.22.168) can use the utility to upgrade to Release 1 Patchset 5 (Base Image 22.214.171.124)
Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 5 (126.96.36.199) includes the following enhancements for virtual deployments:
Oracle VM Server upgrade to 3.2.8- UEK2 kernel 2.6.39-400.128.17.el5uek
Oracle VM Guest kernel upgrade to UEK2- 2.6.39-400.xxx.xx.el5uek
Compatible on all Exalytics X2, X3, and X4-4 models
Oracle Database In-Memory is now certified for all Exalytics Machines on Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 4 (188.8.131.52) or later. The following Oracle Database In-Memory configurations are certified to run on an Exalytics Machine:
Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release 184.108.40.206.0 - 64bit Production with In-Memory Option.
Database type of DATA_WAREHOUSE.
Data warehouse applications. Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) applications are not supported on the Exalytics Machine.
Storage option of File System only. Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) is not supported.
Single database instance. Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Oracle Grid are not supported.
For instructions on how to install and configure Oracle Database In-Memory on an Exalytics Machine, see Section 4.8, "Installing Oracle Database In-Memory for Oracle Exalytics."
You can use the Exalytics Capacity on Demand Utility to configure the number of active core processors on each Exalytics Machine. For more information see, Chapter 6, "Exalytics Capacity on Demand."
The following new application software component releases are certified to run on Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 5:
For the latest application software component certifications on Exalytics, see the Oracle Exalytics Certification Matrix at the following location:
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 220.127.116.11.140715 includes a number of bug fixes for the components that comprise Oracle Exalytics. These bug fixes are described in the component-specific ReadMe files.
For information, see the "Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database" documentation at the following link:
The link to the "Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database" documentation is also available from the Oracle Exalytics Documentation library.
Both Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (3.0 and 3.1) and Oracle Endeca Server (7.5.1 and 7.6.0) are certified to run on the Exalytics Machine. Key parts of Oracle's extensive range of business analytics products and solutions, these components are designed to help customers make smarter and faster decisions. For more information, see Oracle Exalytics Certification Matrix at the following location:
Also see "Oracle Endeca Information Discovery" documentation, the link to which is available from the Oracle Exalytics Documentation Library.
For information on using new Oracle BI Applications features see "Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 18.104.22.168.1" documentation, the link to which is available from the Oracle Exalytics Documentation Library.
For information on using Oracle EPM Applications, see "Oracle Enterprise Performance Management" documentation, the link to which is available for the Oracle Exalytics Documentation library.