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Rolling Patch - OPatch Support for RAC (Doc ID 244241.1)

Last updated on MARCH 04, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This note is to describe the current support of OPatch for Real Application Clusters. Before reading opatch RAC Support, you should be familiar with single-instance OPatch processing.

For more information about OPatch, please refer to <Note 189489.1> - Oracle Data Server Interim Patch Installation (OPatch)

For more information about Oracle Clusterware (CRS) Rolling Upgrades, please refer to <Note 338706.1>

Also, refer to: <note 1339140.1> - FAQ: OPatch/Patch Questions/Issues for Oracle Clusterware (Grid Infrastructure or CRS) and RAC Environments


NOTE:  The information in this document pre-dates the existence of 'opatchauto' and is therefore only relevant to versions 12.1.0.X and lower when applying patches using a manual (non-opatchauto) methodology.


This document is intended for DBAs, System Administrators and Oracle Support Engineers who are going to apply Oracle Interim Patche(s) on RAC environment.


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