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

Last updated on AUGUST 25, 2021

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 11.2.0.4 to 12.2.0.1 [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.

Purpose

Beginning with the Jan2017 OJVM PSU patchset for 11.2.0.4 and for 12.1.0.2, 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 11.2.0.4 and for 12.1.0.2, as well as Release Update patches for 12.2.0.1.

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

Scope

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.

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