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Prepatch Steps Failing When Applying Exalogic PSU To Exalogic Compute Nodes (Doc ID 1489305.1)

Last updated on MARCH 29, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version to
Linux x86-64


When applying Exalogic PSU Patch 13967248 on Exalogic Compute Nodes running PSU, issue of below "Appendix" pre-patching step failing for older versions of Exalogic PSUs in this case is seen.

"Appendix: Instructions for pre-patching compute node with old versions of Exalogic packages installed"

Below are symptoms of this problem.

When running Exalogic we need to follow above "Appendix" pre-patch step in the patch documentation to apply components from the sub-directory of Patch 13967248 to compute node.

Files are copied from the patch media to /opt/baseimage_pre_patch. The user is then asked to:

  1. cd /opt/baseimage_pre_patch/scripts
  2. unmount all nfs file systems (umount -avt nfs)
  3. invoke "./"

The first invocation of ./ is therefore made while /opt/baseimage_pre_patch/scripts is the working directory. The first invocation prior to the automatic "reboot -n" works as expected. However after the automatic restart, there will be no scripts (CheckSWProfile, ChechHWnFWProfile) inside /opt/ directory which are used to do post patch validation checks.

Following are messages from the ILOM console output after the second invocation of "" from rc.local.




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