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OpenVMS: List of Patches for Oracle on hp OpenVMS Itanium (Doc ID 2034951.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2022

Applies to:

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HP OpenVMS Itanium


This document is intended to provide a list of known patches for Oracle on HP OpenVMS Itanium

NOTE: The patches in this note apply to and may apply to later PSUs

Selecting the patch number together with HP OpenVMS Itanium in the 'Patches and Updates' area, will show which version the given patch can be applied to.

If the patch shows, it may or may not clash with a current PSU.

If there is a conflict message upon patch install, a Service Request should be opened with Oracle Support.

This document was last updated on 08-NOV-2017.

This document does not claim to be complete at any time.

It will mainly contain the top patches for this version of Oracle on OpenVMS and list known workarounds.


What is Oracle OpenVMS
---------------------------------------------- is the first Oracle 11gR2 release on OpenVMS Itanium.

When available, Patchsets can be downloaded from My Oracle Support (MOS) from the "Patches & Updates" area.

In the "Patching Quick Links" section, under "Oracle Server and Tools", select the "Latest Patchsets" link.

This will open a new window from which you can browse for and download patchsets.

Where to find patches

All patches for can be found on MOS.

Click the "Patches & Updates" tab above
Under "Patch Search" click "Product or Family (Advanced)"
Select Product is "Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition"
Select Release is "Oracle"
and Platform is "HP OpenVMS Itanium"
Click the [Search] button
Sort by "Platform (Language)" on the frame title bar so that OpenVMS patches appear at the top of the list

If you are unable to locate a particular patch using the above method, please file a Support Request with
Oracle Worldwide Support.

Your are strongly advised to install patches ONLY under the guidance of Oracle Worldwide Support after an
Oracle Support Engineer has verified your problem and has advised application of a specific patch.


Please ensure that you are using a current version of UNZIP. Older versions of Unzip may corrupt patch contents.

      <Note 1320747.1> Information On The Unzip Utility by Info-ZIP for OpenVMS

Operating System Requirements and Information:

      <Note 377470.1>   hp Itanium OpenVMS Certification Matrix
      <Note 377480.1>   OpenVMS: hp Itanium OpenVMS Patches (ECOs) Required for Oracle RDBMS
      <Note 2035047.1> OpenVMS Itanium 11gR2 Pre-install Checks Script

      <Note 2000927.1> OpenVMS: Master Note for Oracle 11.2 on hp OpenVMS
      <Note 2012766.1> OpenVMS: FAQ for Oracle RDBMS Release 11.2 on hp OpenVMS Itanium

Required reading:

A one-off or interim patch may conflict with another one-off or interim patch.

For that reason, it is not advisable to install any one-off patches unless you are experiencing the specific problem they fix.

For our interim patch policy, please see <Note 209768.1>

One-off or interim patches do not have to be installed in chronological order.

What is essential though is to NOT install patches that conflict. Conflicting patches have one or more modules in common, but contain different fixes.

The patch install script provided with Oracle interim patches will automatically check for conflicting patches and report any conflicts to your screen.

If there is a conflict message upon patch install, a Service Request should be opened with Oracle Support.

IMPORTANT Information specific to this Patchset:

Generic alerts and issues with Oracle 11g Release 2 please visit:

      <Note 880782.1> ALERT: Oracle 11g Release 2 (11.2) Support Status and Alerts

Generic documentation for Oracle Database can be found at:

OpenVMS specific documentation can be found at:

      Oracle. Database Installation Guide 11g Release 2 (11.2) for OpenVMS
      Part Number E56668-01

      Oracle. Database Adminstrator's Reference 11g Release 2 (11.2) for OpenVMS
      Part Number E56697-01

      Oracle. Database Release Notes 11g Release 2 (11.2) for OpenVMS
      Part Number E56688-01


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