Applying EM12cR2 PSU1 (patch 14840279)

I’ve just applied PSU1 to our Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 ( Production environment in a matter of minutes, so I thought I’d post how straight forward it was 🙂

Download patch 14840279 (PSU) and 6880880 (latest OPatch v11. to a convenient location on your OMS server(s), such as /tmp.

Set your environment variables:

export MW_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/middleware/oms12c

Create your PATCH_TOP directory:

mkdir $PATCH_TOP

Update OPatch to the latest version:

unzip -d $ORACLE_HOME /tmp/

Check OPatch has been updated correctly:

opatch version

Unzip the patch:

unzip -d $PATCH_TOP /tmp/
cd $PATCH_TOP/14840279

Check for any conflicting patches (take a look at MOS 854428.1 & 965556.1 if there are):

opatch prereq CheckConflictAgainstOHWithDetail -phBaseDir .

Shutdown your OMS(es):

$ORACLE_HOME/bin/emctl stop oms

Leave the EM repository database, and it’s listener up and running, and make sure you take a full backup of your database, and of your OMS installation at this point!

tar -cvf /u01/app/oracle/oms12c-pre-psu1.tar /u01/app/oracle/middleware/oms12c

Apply the patch to your OMS (only takes a few mins):

opatch apply

Once the patch has been applied successfully, if you have other OMSes, apply the same patches (don’t forget OPatch) to those, and then continue with the script below…

Grant executable permission to the script (this wasn’t done by default!):

cd $PATCH_TOP/14840279
chmod +x

Run the post patch script, entering the path of the patch directory and SYSMAN password when prompted:


Please enter Patch Location: /u01/app/oracle/middleware/oms12c/oms/Patches/14840279
Please enter SYSMAN password: ****

Monitor it’s progress by tailing the log file supplied (about 5 mins):

tail -f /u01/app/oracle/middleware/oms12c/oms/Patches/14840279/log/*.log

Restart the OMSes:

$ORACLE_HOME/bin/emctl start oms

A list of bugs fixed by this PSU and the readme contents can be found here.

Oracle Recommended Patches (PSU) for Enterprise Manager Base Platform (All Releases)

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