EM 12c: Configuring Offline Updates in Enterprise Manager 12.1.0.2 Cloud Control and Later Versions (Doc ID 1522335.1)

Last updated on JUNE 10, 2017

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version 12.1.0.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Configuring offline updates can be useful in an environment where the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12.1.0.2 and later OMS host does not have access to the internet. If offline patching is configured in such an environment, the EM administrator can still run Refresh From My Oracle Support jobs and can tell what software actions are necessary to keep the isolated enterprise updated with the latest additions and features.

Offline updates should be incorporated in the following circumstances to keep the offline EM system appropriately current:

- Shortly after installation of Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12.1.0.2 to incorporate necessary current patch recommendations.

- Periodically to the existing EM system to emulate the updates action of the normal daily automatic RefreshFromMyOracleSupport job executed by online systems.

- Immediately, on announcement of the release of security patches or software components of interest, like agents in new versions.


Once updates have been incorporated into the EM system, offline maintenance of the following functions is possible:

Management Agents

Management Plug-ins

Management Connectors

Database Profiles and Gold Images

Application Server Profiles and Gold Images

Provisioning Bundles

Enterprise Manager Deployment Prerequisite Checks

Compliance Content

Diagnostic Checks

Security and Other Patching for EM Components and Discovered Targets

Note: In offline mode, you cannot do the following:

  • Search and download patches from My Oracle Support
  • View additional information about the patch
  • Access community information, knowledge articles, service requests
  • View the Related Activity region

 


This document explains how to apply initial offline updates in EM 12.1.0.2 and later, activate the information provided by the updates in the EM system and, further, how to examine component and target patching recommendations thereafter.

Not covered here are the actions required to perform actual product updates, like patching or agent deployment through the EM console.

 

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