2.8 Changes and Improvements in Release 2.0.4

Oracle PCA Release 2.0.4 is an errata release. This section describes functional changes, improvements and bug fixes compared to the previous release.

Compute Node Provisioning

Release 2.0.4 is a mandatory update of the Release 2.0.3 software stack installed on X5-2 base racks during manufacturing. It enables the provisioning of compute nodes once the appliance is installed and updated on-site. This release specifically applies a newer UEK R2 kernel that eliminates a number of bugs and vulnerabilities.

Kernel Upgrade

The Oracle PCA Release 2.0.4 software upgrades the UEK R2-400 kernel on all servers. The new kernel contains important bug fixes to improve stability and compatibility, and eliminates a number of vulnerabilities.

The exact kernel versions are:

  • management nodes: kernel-uek-2.6.39-400.249.3.el6uek.x86_64

  • compute nodes: kernel-uek-2.6.39-400.249.3.el5uek

Bugs Fixed in Release 2.0.4

No critical field fixes have been identified for Release 2.0.4 of the Oracle PCA software. However, the UEK R2 kernel upgrade adds significant improvements at the server operating system level.