Tuesday, April 28, 2009

CPU Patch, Middle Tier

Previous Updates you should Read

Overview of CPU
Apply July CPU / Security Patch
Applying Oracle CPU Patch on Database & Infrastructure Tier

Lets start from where we left last , so we applied CPU i.e. July Security Patch on Standalone database & on Infrastructure database . Now today we will apply on Middle Tier & then on E-Business Suite 11i.

1.3.3 Apply Application Server patch on Middle Tier
--Patch number mentioned here are for Middle Tier version
-- The patch number for 10g Middle tier is 5249970 but in order to apply this patch you should be on opatch version . If you are not sure how to check opatch version Click Here
-- Apply opatch version patch
-- Install Patch 5249970 assume you have downloaded patch at /u01/patch/cpu/jul06/5249970 then go to that directory and
-- opatch apply (If you encounter opatch not found then include it in path like export PATH=$PATH/$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch as opatch is in $OH/OPatch Directory)

As mentioned in my previous post it will complain that
MISSING_COMPONENT : oracle.rsf.rdbms_rsf,
MISSING_COMPONENT : oracle.rsf.rdbms_rsf, Depending on your infrastructure Database Version .

If you ever wonder why Middle Tier is complaining about database component i.e. rdbms then check metalink note 338338.1 (This is self explanatory, if you don't understand this note then leave comment here and I'll explain detail )
Now apply database patch ( or depending on what error message you get above - You need to apply software part only i.e. ./runInstaller) after that
-- cd /u01/patch/cpu/jul06/5249970
-- opatch apply
You should see OPatch succeeded Then
-- sh /u01/patch/cpu/jul06/5249970/cpu_root.sh from root

This Completes your Application Server CPU or Security Patches for July

Hey its not finished yet , we are left with E-Business Suite , Collaboration Jul Patch and held on this is not enough Oracle October Security / CPU Patch are scheduled to release on Monday . I don't know if you are tired of reading CPU patches this whole week but atleast I am sick of writing on CPU , though applying CPU might be just 2-3 hours Job but believe me Understanding them & documenting them is big pain.

I need your feedback / comments on CPU, I updated here and in my previous Updates & based on feedback I am going to write on CPU for Oracle Apps or E-Business Suite .

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