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11g Release 2 (11.2) for HP-UX Itanium

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Oracle® Database

Release Notes

11g Release 2 (11.2) for HP-UX Itanium


December 2009

This document contains important information that was not included in the platform-specific or product-specific documentation for this release. This document supplements Oracle Database Readme.

This document may be updated after it is released. To check for updates to this document and to view other Oracle documentation, refer to the Documentation section on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Web site:

This document contains the following topics:

1 Certification Information

The latest certification information for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) is available on My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) at:

Bash Support

Bash is not supported on HP-UX Itanium.

2 Unsupported Products

A list of unavailable features and products is available in Section 2, "Features Not Available or Restricted in This Release," in Oracle Database Readme.

Database Smart Flash Cache Support

Database Smart Flash Cache is supported on Solaris and Oracle Enterprise Linux only.

Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Dynamic Volume Manager Support

Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Dynamic Volume Manager are supported only on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 on Linux x86 and Linux x86-64. On Windows x64, Oracle CFS and Oracle ADVM are only supported on Windows Server 2003.

3 Software Contents in the Installation Media Pack

The media pack for this release consists of the following DVDs:

4 Preinstallation Requirements

Refer to the installation guides for the preinstallation requirements. The following are the additional requirements:

4.1 Oracle ASM 11.1 ( Rolling Upgrades Requirement

Before you can upgrade Oracle Automatic Storage Management 11g release 11.1 (, you must ensure that a required patch is installed. Refer to bug 9124931 for more information. When you have confirmed that your 11.1 installation meets the requirements for the rolling upgrade, log in as the Oracle grid infrastructure installation owner, and set the following user environment variable:


5 Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Issues

Review the following sections for information about issues that affect Oracle Database installation, configuration, and upgrade:

5.1 Latest Upgrade Information

For late-breaking updates and best practices about preupgrade, postupgrade, compatibility, and interoperability discussions, refer to Note 785351.1 on My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) ( that links to "Oracle 11gR2 Upgrade Companion" page.

6 Other Known Issues

The following section contains information about issues related to Oracle Database 11g and associated products:

6.1 Help Files Translation Issue for Spanish and French

Oracle Universal Installer does not copy the translated help files to Oracle database home directory when you select the Spanish or French language.


On the Select Product Languages page, select both the Latin American Spanish and Spanish to get the help files translated in Spanish; and select both the Canadian French and French for the translated help files in French.

This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 9147106.

7 Documentation Accessibility

Our goal is to make Oracle products, services, and supporting documentation accessible to all users, including users that are disabled. To that end, our documentation includes features that make information available to users of assistive technology. This documentation is available in HTML format, and contains markup to facilitate access by the disabled community. Accessibility standards will continue to evolve over time, and Oracle is actively engaged with other market-leading technology vendors to address technical obstacles so that our documentation can be accessible to all of our customers. For more information, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program Web site at

Accessibility of Code Examples in Documentation

Screen readers may not always correctly read the code examples in this document. The conventions for writing code require that closing braces should appear on an otherwise empty line; however, some screen readers may not always read a line of text that consists solely of a bracket or brace.

Accessibility of Links to External Web Sites in Documentation

This documentation may contain links to Web sites of other companies or organizations that Oracle does not own or control. Oracle neither evaluates nor makes any representations regarding the accessibility of these Web sites.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Access to Oracle Support Services

To reach Oracle Support Services, use a telecommunications relay service (TRS) to call Oracle Support at 1.800.223.1711. An Oracle Support Services engineer will handle technical issues and provide customer support according to the Oracle service request process. Information about TRS is available at, and a list of phone numbers is available at

Oracle Database Release Notes, 11g Release 2 (11.2) for HP-UX Itanium


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