Bare metal / virtual machine DB systems: enhancements for image-based patching and resource creation

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: Oct. 20, 2021

OCI's Databse service has enhanced the capabilities of Database Software Images for patching and creating databases on bare metal and virtual machine DB systems. Changes include:

  • You can now create a database software image based on any currently supported Oracle Database release update (RU).

  • You can create a standby database for a Data Guard association with any custom image supported by the Database Home of the primary database.

  • You can patch databases with any image based on the most current Oracle Database software release, or with an image based on any of the three most recent releases of a major Oracle Database software version.

For more information, see the following topics:

Oracle Database Software Images

Creating Databases

Patching a Database

Creating Bare Metal and Virtual Machine DB Systems