How to get a Dell Precision T5810 T7810 or T7910 to boot off of NVMe flash drive on a PCIe card

At least for v3 Intel Xeon processors here is what I had to do to get Dell Precision T5810 T7810 or T7910 workstations to boot off of NVMe flash drive on a PCIe card – real simple. Update the BIOS to the latest BIOS update – that will allow the legacy boot, or UEFI boot manager…

Problems with 12c datapatch – the new opatch utility for 12c ORA-20001

Recently I got this error when “datapatch”ing an Oracle instance that had been cloned (didn’t know that it had been cloned at the time). $ ./datapatch -verbose SQL Patching tool version 12.1.0.1.0 on Thu Feb  9 17:51:40 2017 Copyright (c) 2014, Oracle.  All rights reserved. Connecting to database…OK Determining current state… Currently installed SQL Patches:…

Deleting All OEM Targets on a host with emcli

# work in progress – do not use yet # stop the agent on the target #logon to the OEM server (middle tier) emcli login -username=sysman emcli sync emcli get_targets | grep -i targetHomeName # now find the entry with “oracle_emd” – you must use that entry – another other entry can cause corruption oracle@sampson:…

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