EM 11g: Configuring Offline Updates in Enterprise Manager Grid Control

(Doc ID 1523430.1)

Last updated on JUNE 10, 2017

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version to [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Configuring offline updates can be useful in an environment where the Enterprise Manager Grid Control 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 Grid Control to incorporate necessary current patch recommendations.

- Periodically to the existing EM system to emulate the updates action of the normal daily automatic RefreshFromMyOPracleSupport 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

This document explains how to apply initial offline updates in EM, 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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