Is It Possible To Add An Additional Node To A 10.1.4.3 OracleAS Cluster (Identity Management) Using Response Files? (Doc ID 854197.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 02, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability - Version: 10.1.4.3.0 to 10.1.4.3.0 - Release: AS10gR2 to AS10gR2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

This document applies to the following scenario:

1. An OracleAS Cluster (Identity Management) 10.1.4 topology comprising two or more nodes has been installed, as described in:
Oracle Application Server High Availability Guide
10g Release 2 (10.1.2)
B14003-05
9 OracleAS Infrastructure: High Availability Topologies
9.6 OracleAS Cluster (Identity Management) Topology

2. Initial installation of the cluster used response files and was implemented in the following sequence:
a. installation of all oracle homes to created the base 10.1.4.0.1 cluster.
b. patching of all the oracle homes to 10.1.4.3.
3. The requirement is to add an additional instance to the cluster, again using response files.

4. Additional instances cannot be installed directly against an existing cluster at version 10.1.4.3, since this is a patch set-only version. The procedure required to add an additional instance is:
a. install an additional oracle home at the base 10.1.4.0.1 release.
b. patch the new oracle home to 10.1.4.3.
However, in this scenario the installation of the base 10.1.4.0.1 instance against the existing cluster will fail because the AS Metadata Repository has already been patched to 10.1.4.3, leading to a version mismatch with the 10.1.4.0.1 installer as described in the following documents:

Note 743227.1 - Unable to Install a New Node in an OID 10.1.4.2 Cluster

Note 743141.1 Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4.3) Patch Set Notes
1.4 Expanding OID/DIP in a 10.1.4.3 Environment

The workaround in each case relies on the ability to run two Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) sessions in parallel, and to pause the sessions at certain points to allow the workaround to be applied.  This workaround is not possible using response files and can only be implemented by running an interactive OUI session.

Cause

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