Details we have to Consider shutdowning oracle Server on Red Hat linux server for Firm Ware upgrade on IBM Blade

i am planning to stop all services and stop a Oracle  server Working on  Redhat linux with IBM Server Blade to upgrade its Firmware,   kindly indicate areas.... i should take care before doing so, like i have already taken File system back up from Read hat Linux with symantec , also i hope there will be no any compatibility issue with Red Hat Linux 5.3 and upgraded version of IBM firmware. Kindly alert me areas i have to take care.
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You might want to indicate your Oracle version, including patches. Bit hard to crystal ball such facts :)
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Speaking only for the Oracle aspect:
Make sure you have a good database backup just in case.

Short of that, nothing I can think of.  Pretty sure Oracle won't care what firmware the blade is running.
Take a complete database backup on your database or files plus system back up.

There is no "downlevel" on IBM UEFI/firmware, if you have a dead blade after flashing, you will be most likely restoring from back up.
FiruITAuthor Commented:
Areas to Consider

1, Clean Backup of Oracle by using any Agents like , Symantec Backup exec.
2, Standby System board for in case new updated FW is not compatible with the Present mother board.
3, Create Details of Linux OS like  Mounting points by using Comments like (Keep the same as backup)

 1.      cat /etc/fstab
2.      df –h
3.      mount

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FiruITAuthor Commented:
from my experience of doing the same
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