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How To Upgrade a 12c WebCenter Content version to Newer 12c Versions (Doc ID 2309958.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 12.2.1.0.0 to 12.2.1.4.0 [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

This Knowledge Note will provide example steps to upgrade a WebCenter Content server 12c to version 12.2.1.3.0. The same steps can be applied to 12.2.1.4 as well.

Starting point for 12.2.1.3 is the following. 

12.2.1.0

12.2.1.1

12.2.1.2

Starting point for 12.2.1.4 is the following. 

12.2.1.2

12.2.1.3

Note: This will cover only the WCC Content Server and Inbound Refinery domains and not domains that also have other managed servers in them such as  IPM, WebCenter Portal, or Capture.

However, in a multi application domain, these upgrade steps are essentially the same. In addition to installing the WCC media, the media for the other applications are also required to be installed as part of step C.

 

Note: Universal Records Management (URM) and Records Adapter is now available on WCC 12C (12.2.1.3)!

URM was not available in previous versions of 12c. However, in 12.2.1.3.0, URM has been rolled into Webcenter Content 12c and can now be enabled directly from WCC 12c managed server.

Please note this is different from 11G URM, where it was installed as its own separate managed server. This means you will not see URM as an install option(managed server) for new installations.

URM is now a records installation level (Universal) to be enabled in addition to the other record installation levels (Standalone, Adapter) from the "Configure Records" feature.

For details see Note: 2080085.1 Is URM/Physical Content Management and Records Adapter Available in WCC 12c?

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Platform requirements:
 What will be retained and what will be changed:
 A. If not already at JDK 1.8_77 or higher install the latest Java JDK 1.8
 B. Install Weblogic 12c
 C. Install the WCC 12.2.1.3.0
 D. Run the Readiness Check for WCC Schema Upgrade and WCC Configuration Upgrade
 E. Upgrade the WebCenter Content database schemas
 F. Modify the previous 12c domain to 12.2.1.3.0 standards
 G. Set the WCC binaries to the new 12c Oracle_Home
 H. Restart the Admin Server and Managed Servers
 I. The previous 12c files and directories can now be removed
 J. Additional steps when the domain is clustered

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