My Oracle Support Banner

RAC Rolling Install Process for the "Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU/RU" (OJVM PSU/RU) Patches (Doc ID 2217053.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.2]
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Beginning with the Jan2017 OJVM PSU patchset for and for, this document defines a few specific situations where the OJVM PSU patchset can be postinstalled into each database while the database remains in unrestricted "startup" mode. This will allow a "Conditional Rolling Install" ability for the OJVM PSU patchsets for and for, as well as Release Update patches for

Oracle 18c onwards OJVM PSU is RAC Rolling Installable . - This patch from 18.4 onwards is now Oracle RAC Rolling installable


Database Administrators who need a "Conditional Rolling Install" ability for the OJVM PSU patchsets. Conversely, if your business needs are compatible with the legacy requirement to re-start each database into restricted "startup upgrade" mode, then it is Oracle's recommendation that you continue to postinstall the OJVM PSU patches into each database while it is in restricted "startup upgrade" mode, as is presented in the patchset README instructions file.


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.