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How to update Exadata System Software on database servers in the Exadata Cloud Service (Doc ID 2417624.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 15, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A to N/A [Release 1.0]
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The goal of this document is to guide a user of the Exadata Cloud Service in the updating the Exadata System Software on database servers.



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In this Document
 Latest Certified Exadata Software Versions
 Gather Requirements
 Decide What Patches are Needed
 Decide and Configure the Driving System
 1. Decide the Driving System
 2. Configure the driving system (the system where patchmgr will be run)
 Verify the Database Servers are Prepared for Update
 Backup the Database Servers
 Update the Database Servers
 (optional, if required) Rollback the Database Servers to the Prior Version
 Post Steps

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