Upgrade Oracle Big Data Cloud Service Software Through the Console

You can upgrade cluster software by using the interactive tools in the Oracle Big Data Cloud Service console.

You may have to apply a patch before you can use the console for subsequent upgrades, as shown in the following table:

To upgrade a cluster that was... Do this...
Created on release 18.3.1 or later You can use the console to upgrade to subsequent releases.
Created on release 18.2.5 Manually apply patch 22405911. Then you can use the console for updates to subsequent releases.
Created before release 18.2.5 It isn’t currently possible to use the console to patch or upgrade a cluster created before 18.2.5. However, it will be available in a future release.

Upgrading Cluster Software Through the Console

To upgrade cluster software through the Oracle Big Data Cloud Service console:

  1. Open the console.
  2. If necessary, navigate to the Instances page.
  3. If a patch is available for a cluster, the row that shows the details for that cluster includes a link, One or more patches are available. Click the link to display the Patching page for the cluster.
  4. Click the PSU PSU (Patch Set Update) menu to the right of the patch information, and select Precheck.
  5. When the precheck is complete and successful, click the PSU menu again and select Patch.

Patching a Release 18.2.5 Cluster

Clusters created with Oracle Big Data Cloud Service release 18.2.5 must be patched before you can use the console tools to upgrade to subsequent releases.


When you run the patch precheck on a cluster that hasn’t been patched, a message is displayed: This cluster needs a patch in order to proceed with upgrade. Please contact support to download and install the patch.
To patch a cluster that was created on release 18.2.5, contact Oracle Support to download patch 22405911 and apply it to the cluster (domU nodes only). Apply the patch individually to each of the nodes in the cluster.
To apply the patch, do the following on each node:
  1. Copy the bda-4.11.4-1.el6.x86_64.rpm file to the node.
  2. Upgrade to the new bda rpm package by running either of the following:
    # rpm -e bda
    # rpm -Uvh bda-4.11.4-1.el6.x86_64.rpm


    # rpm -e bda
    # rpm -Uvh --force bda-4.11.4-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
  3. Run the following command:.
    # service bda-monitor restart