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

Last updated on MAY 19, 2022

Applies to:

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


As of 11-2020, the latest release of WebCenter Content is

This Note will provide example steps to upgrade a WebCenter Content server 11g to version The same steps can be applied to as well, but there are very slight navigation differences in wizards.

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 F.


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

Upgrading Oracle Universal Records Management from 11g to 12c


How long will this take?

The amount of time this takes is subjective to the environment such as:

1. Upgrading older 11g to

2. If this a cluster domain, then more time is needed for each additional node.

3. How much content is in the UCM repository.  For example, the readiness check will take longer for larger repositories.

4. Number of files in the domain folder.  For example, if the vault and weblayout are inside the domain folder, then this can add considerable amount of time.  Please see below KM note for details.

Reconfigure Script Hangs While Processing the Content Server Folders (Doc ID 2289214.1)



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In this Document
 How long will this take?
 Important Notes
 Platform requirements
 What will be retained and what will be changed
 A. Prior to upgrading 11g to 12c, upgrade the 11g to
 B. Disabling Obsolete Components Before Upgrade
 C. Disable custom components
 D. Install the latest Java JDK 1.8
 E. Install Weblogic 12c
 F. Install the WCC
 G. Create the new required database schemas
 H. Run the Readiness Check for WCC Schema Upgrade and WCC Configuration Upgrade
 I. Upgrade the WebCenter Content database schemas
 J. Modify the 11g domain to standards
 K. Set the WCC binaries to the new 12c Oracle_Home
 L. Check for the 12c middleware parameter paths
 M. Restart the Admin Server and Managed Servers
 N. Apply the latest WCC Bundle Patch
 O. The previous 11g files and directories can now be removed
 P. Re-enable custom components
 Q. Additional steps when the domain is clustered

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