How to Apply a Grid Infrastructure Patch Before Grid Infrastructure Configuration (before root.sh or rootupgrade.sh or gridsetup.bat) is Executed
(Doc ID 1410202.1)
Last updated on DECEMBER 15, 2020
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It may be necessary to apply a patch prior to the execution of the root script to ensure successful root script execution (e.g. <Document:1212703.1> ). This note describe the procedure to apply a Grid Infrastructure patch(including GI PSU patch) before GI is configured (in other word, before root.sh or rootupgrade.sh is executed).
In upgrade case, the note applies when a patch is being applied to the new GI home, it does not apply when applying to the existing (current) clusterware home.
Prior to executing the root script, applying a GI patch with the patch readme may result in failure as these instruction are written for a "configured" GI Home.
"opatch auto" must NOT be used as the new GI home hasn't been configured yet.
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