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How to Patch Or Upgrade Grid Infrastructure Using Fleet Maintenance (Doc ID 2436830.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version 12.1.0.8.0 to 13.3.1.0.0 [Release 12.1 to 13.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

Fleet Maintenance is a centralized mechanism for Patching/Upgrading of Oracle homes and maintain consistency.
Fleet Maintenance allows Enterprise Manager (EM) Cloud Control administrators to patch database, Oracle Restart or Grid Infrastructure with minimal downtime.
Fleet maintenance uses the Out of Place Patching option.
Also this can be done only via emcli verb and there is no GUI option available.

Scope

Steps outlined in this document are applicable for Patching or upgrading the Grid Infrastructure  homes.
Grid Infrastructure Patching and RAC DB Patching are two independent operations to be performed by Administrators.

Details

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
  Patching/Upgrading Grid Infrastructure using Fleet Maintenance
 1. Creating a Gold Image from the reference environment
 2. Subscribing Targets to the Selected Image
 3. Staging and Deploying the Software
 4. Updating the Grid Infrastructure
 5. Rollback the Grid Infrastructure
  
 6. Node Wise Cluster Update
 7. Cleaning Up Oracle Homes
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