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How to Consolidate Database Oracle Homes Using Fleet Maintenance (Doc ID 2634967.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 24, 2020

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  database homes. Grid Infrastructure Patching and DB Patching are two independent operations to be performed by Administrators


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In this Document
 1. Consolidate Oracle Homes
 2. Creating a Gold Image from the reference environment
 3. Subscribing Targets to the Selected Image
 4. Staging and Deploying the Software
 a. Creating a Response file for deploying new home for DB1. 
 b. Creating a Response file for deploying new home for DB2.
 5. Updating the  Databases

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