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Release Notes

12c Release 2 (12.2) for IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-Bit)


September 2017

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.

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Unsupported Products

In addition to the list of unavailable products or features in section, ”Features Not Available or Restricted in This Release of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (,” in Oracle Database Readme, the following product and feature is not supported:

ASMLIB Support

ASMLIB is not supported.

Product Support

The list of supported products or features for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 ( are as follows:

Database Smart Flash Cache Support

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

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, see the Note 1369107.1 on My Oracle Support at

Oracle ASM Filter Driver Support

Oracle Automatic Storage Management Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) is supported only on Linux x86-64.

Preinstallation Requirements for Release 12.2

Refer to the installation guides for the preinstallation requirements.

Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Issues for Release 12.2

There are no installation, configuration, and upgrade issues at the time of this release.

Other Known Issues for Release 12.2

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

CPU Utilization Values Inconsistent in the CHM and TOPAS Tools

The Cluster Health Monitor (CHM) tool shows the CPU usage based on the actual CPU usage x number of CPUs which is different from the common utilities such as the TOPAS tool.



This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 14654261.

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Oracle® Database Release Notes, 12c Release 2 (12.2) for IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-Bit)


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