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How to Patch Or Upgrade RAC Database Using Fleet Maintenance (Doc ID 2448341.1)

Last updated on MARCH 17, 2022

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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.


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


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In this Document
 Patching/Upgrading RAC Databases 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 Rac Databases
 5. Rollback the RAC Database oracle homes
 6. Node Wise RAC Database Update
 7. Applicable for moving Individual PDB's to a new or existing Container DB
 8. Cleaning up oracle databases homes

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