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How to Upgrade WebCenter Content (WCC) from 11g Versions to 12c (Doc ID 2315019.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 09, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 11.1.1.7.0 to 12.2.1.4.0 [Release 11g to 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

This Knowledge Note will provide example steps to upgrade a WebCenter Content server 11g to version 12.2.1.3.0. The same steps can be applied to 12.2.1.4 as well.

If you are upgrading from a previous version of WCC 12c, then use Note 2309958.1

 

Note: This will cover only the WCC Content Server, Inbound Refinery, and URM domains.  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.

 

Refer to the online documentation below for more information about upgrading URM.

Upgrading Oracle Universal Records Management from 11g to 12c

 

IMPORTANT: Folders_g is no longer available in 12.2.1.4 and later as mentioned in the following 12.2.1.4 release notes. Folders_g must be migrated to Framework Folders prior to upgrading to 12.2.1.4.  If Folders_g is enabled, the upgrade will not proceed.  It will fail during readiness check (Step E) and during the Examine phase of schema upgrade (Step F).

12.2.1.4 Release Notes

Please see below KM for more details.
12.2.1.4 Readiness Check Failed due to Folders_g Being Deprecated

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Platform requirements:
 WebCenter Content:
 a. Prior to upgrading 11g to 12c, upgrade the 11g to 11.1.1.9
 b. Disabling Obsolete Components Before Upgrade
 Java:
 WebLogic:
 Database:
 Oracle:
 Microsoft SQL Server:
 Operating System:
 Oracle Linux:
 Windows:
 What will be retained and what will be changed:
 STEPS
 A. Install the latest Java JDK 1.8
 B. Install Weblogic 12c
 C. Install the WCC 12.2.1.3.0
 D. Create the new required database schemas
 E. Run the Readiness Check for WCC Schema Upgrade and WCC Configuration Upgrade
 F. Upgrade the WebCenter Content database schemas
 G. Modify the 11g domain to 12.2.1.3.0 standards
 H. Set the WCC binaries to the new 12c Oracle_Home
 I. Restart the Admin Server and Managed Servers
 J. The previous 11g files and directories can now be removed
 K. Additional steps when the domain is clustered
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