Oracle also Releases Exadata 126.96.36.199, Giving Compute Nodes UEK Kernel October 20, 2012,
Volume 176, Issue 3
Oracle's release of the hardware update for Exadata X3 makes only minor changes to the overall architecture but the storage capacity has been enormously enhanced with hardware refreshes that provide each cell with 1600 Gigabytes (GB) of flash. An X3-2 full rack will therefore have 20.3 Terabytes (TB) of total flash, R. Kundersma blogs. There is also a new Exadata release, 188.8.131.52, that can be applied to existing installations. Both the storage cell patch and the patch for the compute node can be applied using YUM. The post notes that, by default, all compute nodes that will be updated to 184.108.40.206.0 will have the UEK kernel. Kundersma also provides instructions for enabling Writeback FlashCache once the update is accomplished. The author also reports that Oracle Platinum Services now includes faster remote fault monitoring response times as well as update and patch deployment services.