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Mandatory Patches for Database Testing Functionality for Current and Earlier Releases (Doc ID 560977.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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Oracle Database 11g introduces Database Replay and SQL Performance Analyzer as part of the Real Application Testing option. Real Application Testing provides businesses with the  the capability of identifying  issues with system and database  changes before production deployment. The main goal of making Real Application Testing functionality available in earlier releases is to enable customers to upgrade to higher database releases.

This note provides information on the Real Application Testing functionality available for pre-11g database releases as well as mandatory patches that are required for 11g databases.

SQL Performance Analyzer allows users to identify SQL performance regressions caused by system changes such as adding an index, gathering optimizer statistics, implementing partitioning, RDBMS upgrades, etc. SQL Performance Analyzer assesses the impact of change on SQL response times by executing each SQL serially with production context (bind variables, optimizer environment, etc.) before and after a change and then providing a report highlighting any performance divergences.

Database Replay allows users to perform comprehensive testing of database and infrastructure changes using real application workloads. It allows capture of production workload including concurrency, think time, and transactions dependencies, and allows users to replay the workload on a test system with the exact same production characteristics so that all problems can be identified and remediated in test before deploying the change to production.

Please check the Licensing Information manual on OTN for details regarding licensing of Real Application Testing Option.

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Real Application Testing on Earlier Releases

To install Real Application Testing functionality on pre-11g database releases, opatch utility should be used. Follow the instructions for the generic and platform specific README for the patches. If you want to only use Database Replay or SQL Performance Analyzer, then only the patch(es) for that particular functionality need to be applied. If you want to use both Database Replay and SQL Performance Analyzer, the patches for both the functionalities need to be applied.

Database Replay

To assist customers in upgrading to Oracle Database 11g and higher, the capture functionality of Database Replay has been made available in previous releases as shown in the table below.
NOTE: The replay of the captured workload can only be done on Oracle Database 11g and higher.
Please refer to Oracle documentation on OTN for information on the capture part of Database Replay available for the earlier releases.

Table 1: Database Replay Availability Information for All Platforms except Windows

NOTE:

  • These are mandatory patches
  • Table may not show all possible combinations
  • Any new Fixes, patches or merge patches for Real Application Testing will be provided as per Oracle’s Error Correction Support Policy documented in Database, FMW, EM Grid Control, and OCS Software Error Correction Support Policy Document 209768.
  • This note is available only for the DB that can download and apply patch 9373986.

 

Source DB Upgrade from release Destination DB Upgrade to any release What patch you need to apply? Download Information Comments
11.2.0.2.0 and above (incl. above 12.1, 12.2, 18.1 and 19.2) >= 18.1 (18c) , >= 19.2 (19c) 

Capture side

No capture side patch is needed for 11.2.0.2.0 and above

and Replay side
No replay side patch is needed for 18.1 and 19.2 above at this time

   
11.2.0.2.0 and above (incl. above 12.1) >=12.2.0.1.0

Capture side

No capture side patch is needed for 11.2.0.2.0 and above

and Replay side
No replay side patch is needed for 12.2.0.1.0 and above at this time

   
11.2.0.2.0 and above >=12.1.0.2.0

Capture side

No capture side patch is needed for 11.2.0.2.0 and above

and Replay side

12.1.0.2.0 + 19562893

or

12.1.0.2.0 + 21117072 (This includes 19562893)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded from MOS
11.2.0.2.0 and above =12.1.0.1.0

Capture side

No capture side patch is needed for 11.2.0.2.0 and above

and Replay side

** There is no RAT Patch Bundle 1 for 12.1.0.1.0 as patches are no longer being released by Oracle for 12.1.0.1.0.  Customers are encouraged to upgrade to 12.1.0.2.0 or later.

No Replay side Patches available for 12.1.0.1.0 for RAT Patch Bundle 1.  Patches are no longer being released for 12.1.0.1.0, therefore cannot be requested.

One-off patch can be downloaded from MOS

 

9.2.0.8.0 and till 11.2.0.1.0 >=12.1.0.2.0

Capture side

Please apply respective capture side patch as documented in one of the below boxes

and Replay side

12.1.0.2.0 + 19562893

 or

12.1.0.2.0 + 21117072 (This includes 19562893)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

 

11.2.0.4.0 >=11.2.0.4.0

Capture side

No capture side patch is needed for 11.2.0.4.0

and

Replay side

11.2.0.4.0 + 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

11.2.0.3.0 >=11.2.0.4.0

Capture side

No capture side patch are needed for 11.2.0.3.0

and

Replay side

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
11.2.0.3.0 >=11.2.0.3.0

Capture side

No capture side patch are needed for 11.2.0.3.0

and

Replay side

11.2.0.3.0 + patch 17411249

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS 8712466 is a merge patch on top of 11.1.0.7.0
11.2.0.2.0 >=11.2.0.4.0

Capture side

No capture side patches are needed for 11.2.0.2.0

and

Replay Side

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
11.2.0.2.0 >=11.2.0.3.0

Capture side

No capture side patches are needed for 11.2.0.2.0

and

Replay Side

11.2.0.3.0 + patch 17411249

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
11.2.0.2.0 >= 11.2.0.2.0

Capture side

No capture side patches are needed for 11.2.0.2.0

and

Replay Side

11.2.0.2.0 + patch 13947480

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

11.2.0.1.0  >=11.2.0.4.0

11.2.0.1.0 + one-off patch 9373986

and

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
11.2.0.1.0 >=11.2.0.3.0

11.2.0.1.0 + one-off patch 9373986

and

11.2.0.3.0 + patch 17411249

One-off patch can be downloaded from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded from MOS
11.2.0.1.0 >=11.2.0.2.0

11.2.0.1.0 + one-off patch 9373986

and

11.2.0.2.0 +  patch 13947480

One-off patch can be downloaded from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded from MOS
11.1.0.7.0 >=11.2.0.4.0

11.1.0.7.0 + one-off patch 8712466 + 9373986

and

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
11.1.0.7.0 >=11.2.0.3.0

11.1.0.7.0 + one-off patch 8712466 + 9373986

and

11.2.0.3.0 + patch 17411249

One-off patch can be downloaded from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded from MOS
11.1.0.7.0 >=11.2.0.2.0

11.1.0.7.0 + one-off patch 8712466 + 9373986

and

11.2.0.2.0 + patch 13947480

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

 

11.1.0.7.0 >=11.2.0.1.0 11.1.0.7.0 + one-off patch 8712466 + 9373986 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
11.1.0.6.0 >=11.2.0.4.0

11.1.0.6.0 + one-off patch 8712466 + 9373986

and

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
11.1.0.6.0 >=11.2.0.3.0 11.1.0.6.0 + one-off patch 8712466 + 9373986

and

11.2.0.3.0 + patch  17411249
One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
11.1.0.6.0 >=11.2.0.2.0 11.1.0.6.0 + one-off patch 8712466 + 9373986

and

11.2.0.2.0 + patch 13947480
One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
11.1.0.6.0 >=11.2.0.1.0 11.1.0.6.0  + one-off patch 8712466 + 9373986 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
10.2.0.5.0 >=11.2.0.4.0

10.2.0.5.0 Patchset + one-off patch 9373986
and

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

10.2.0.5.0 >=11.2.0.3.0

10.2.0.5.0 Patchset + one-off patch 9373986


and
11.2.0.3.0 + patch 17411249

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

10.2.0.5.0 >=11.2.0.2.0 10.2.0.5.0 Patchset + one-off patch 9373986
and
11.2.0.2.0 + patch 13947480
One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
10.2.0.5.0 >=11.2.0.1.0 10.2.0.5.0 Patchset + one-off patch 9373986 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

 

10.2.0.4.0 >=11.2.0.4.0

10.2.0.4.0 Patchset + one-off patch 10239989

and

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

Patchset can be downloaded from MOS Functionality already exists in Patchset, download from MOS

Enable workload capture by following instructions below
10.2.0.4.0 >=11.2.0.3.0

10.2.0.4.0 Patchset + one-off patch 10239989

and

11.2.0.3.0 + patch 17411249

Patchset can be downloaded from MOS Functionality already exists in Patchset, download from MOS

Enable workload capture by following instructions below
10.2.0.4.0 >=11.2.0.2.0

10.2.0.4.0 Patchset + one-off patch 10239989

and 11.2.0.2.0 + patch 13947480

Patchset can be downloaded from MOS Functionality already exists in Patchset, download from MOS

Enable workload capture by following instructions below
10.2.0.4.0 >=11.2.0.1.0

10.2.0.4.0 Patchset + one-off patch 10239989

Patchset can be downloaded from MOS

Functionality already exists in Patchset, download from MOS

Enable workload capture by following instructions below

10.2.0.4.0 >=11.1.0.7.0 10.2.0.4.0 patchset+ one-off patch 10239989 + one-off patch 8712466 on top of 11.1.0.7.0 Patchset can be downloaded from MOS

Functionality already exists in Patchset, download from Metalink


Enable workload capture by following instructions below

8712466 is a merge patch on top of 11.1.0.7.0

10.2.0.4.0 >= 11.1.0.6.0 10.2.0.4.0 Patchset + one-off patch 10239989 Patchset can be downloaded from MOS Functionality already exists in Patchset, download from MOS
Enable workload capture by following instructions below
10.2.0.3.0 >=11.2.0.4.0

10.2.0.3.0 + one-off patch 9373986

and 11.2.0.4.0 + 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
10.2.0.3.0 >=11.2.0.3.0

10.2.0.3.0 + one-off patch 9373986

and 11.2.0.3.0 + patch 17411249

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

 

10.2.0.3.0 >=11.2.0.2.0 10.2.0.3.0 + one-off patch 9373986

and 11.2.0.2.0 + patch 13947480
One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
10.2.0.3.0 >=11.2.0.1.0 10.2.0.3.0 + one-off patch 9373986 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
10.2.0.3.0 >=11.1.0.7.0 10.2.0.3.0 + one-off patch 9373986+ one-off patch 8712466 on top of 11.1.0.7.0 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

8712466 is a merge patch on top of 11.1.0.7.0

 

10.2.0.3.0 >=11.1.0.6.0 10.2.0.3.0 + one-off patch 9373986 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
10.2.0.2.0 >=11.2.0.4.0

10.2.0.2.0 + one-off patch 9373986

and 11.2.0.4.0 + patch 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
10.2.0.2.0 >=11.2.0.3.0 10.2.0.2.0 + one-off patch 9373986

and 11.2.0.3.0 + patch 17411249
One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

 

10.2.0.2.0 >=11.2.0.2.0 10.2.0.2.0 + one-off patch 9373986

and 11.2.0.2.0 + patch 13947480
One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
10.2.0.2.0 >=11.2.0.1.0 10.2.0.2.0 + one-off patch 9373986 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS

 

10.2.0.2.0 >=11.1.0.7.0

10.2.0.2.0 + one-off patch 9373986 and

one-off patch 8712466 on top of 11.1.0.7.0

One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
10.2.0.2.0 >=11.1.0.6.0 10.2.0.2.0 + one-off patch 9373986 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
9.2.0.8.0 >=11.2.0.4.0

9.2.0.8.0 + one-off patch 9373986

For AIX platform one-off patch 13370576 ( it includes 9373986)

and 11.2.0.4.0 + patch 17411249

or

11.2.0.4.0 + patch 19383974 (It includes 17411249)

 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS  One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
9.2.0.8.0 >=11.2.0.3.0 9.2.0.8.0 + one-off patch 9373986

For AIX platform one-off patch 13370576 ( it includes 9373986)

and 11.2.0.3.0 + patch 17411249
One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS  One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
9.2.0.8.0  >=11.2.0.2.0 9.2.0.8.0 + one-off patch 9373986

For AIX platform one-off patch 13370576 (it includes 9373986)


and 11.2.0.2.0 + patch 13947480
 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS  One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
9.2.0.8.0 >=11.2.0.1.0 9.2.0.8.0 + one-off patch 9373986

For AIX platform one-off patch 13370576 ( it includes 9373986)
 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS  One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
9.2.0.8.0  >=11.1.0.7.0 9.2.0.8.0 + one-off patch 9373986 +

For AIX platform one-off patch 13370576 (it includes 9373986)

one-off patch
8712466 on top of 11.1.0.7.0
 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS  8712466 is a merge patch on top of 11.1.0.7.0
 9.2.0.8.0  >=11.1.0.6.0  9.2.0.8.0 + one-off patch 9373986

For AIX platform one-off patch 13370576 (it includes 9373986)
 One-off patch can be downloaded or requested from MOS
Please use bug number when downloading patch if patch does not appear for your version
 One-off patch can be downloaded from MOS
Table 2: Database Replay Availability Information Windows Platform

Note:

Source DB Upgrade from release Destination DB Upgrade to any release What patch you need to apply? Download Information Comments
10.2.0.5.0 ( all windows platform )

>=11.1.0.6.0

including 11.2.X

No mandatory patches needed.

Functionality already exists in Patchset.
Patchset can be downloaded from MOS Functionality already exists in Patchset, download from MOS.
10.2.0.4.0
(Windows 32-bit, Windows Itanium Windows 64-bit AMD64 AND Intel EM64T XP AND 2003)

>= 11.1.0.6.0

including 11.2.X

10.2.0.4.0 Patchset + one-off patch 8542772 Patchset can be downloaded from MOS: 6810189

Functionality already exists in Patchset, download from MOS.


One-off patch 8542772 needs to be requested.

Enable workload capture by following instructions

10.2.0.3.0 For Windows 32-bit

>=11.1.0.6.0

including 11.2.X

10.2.0.3.0 + patch bundle 6998002 Patch bundle can be downloaded from MOS Patch Available as part of Bundle 23.
10.2.0.3.0 For Windows Itanium 64-bit

>=11.1.0.6.0

including 11.2.X

10.2.0.3.0 + patch bundle 6998003 Patch bundle can be downloaded from MOS Patch Available as part of Bundle 23.
10.2.0.3.0
For Windows 64-bit AMD64 AND Intel EM64T XP AND 2003

>=11.1.0.6.0

including 11.2.X

10.2.0.3.0 + patch bundle 6998004 Patch bundle can be downloaded from MOS Patch Available as part of Bundle 23.
9.2.0.8.0 For Windows Itanium 64-bit

>=11.1.0.6.0

including 11.2.X

9.2.0.8.0 + patch bundle 7047015 Patch bundle can be downloaded from MOS Patch Available as part of Bundle 18.
9.2.0.8.0 For Windows 32-bit

>=11.1.0.6.0

including 11.2.X

 9.2.0.8.0 + patch bundle 7047008  Patch bundle can be downloaded from MOS  Patch Available as part of Bundle 18.
Enabling Workload Capture (Only Required for 10.2.0.4.0)

By default, the workload capture is disabled on the pre-11g database releases. Database workload capture functionality is enabled on the system by specifying the PRE_11G_ENABLE_CAPTURE initialization parameter. In order to enable workload capture on 10.2.0.4  run the wrrenbl.sql script at the SQL prompt as SYS or SYSTEM as follows:

 

For more information on Real Application see:

<Document 1453789.1>  Real Application Testing: Consolidated Database Replay Feature
<Document 787658.1>    SCALE_UP_MULTIPLIER:DATABASE CAPTURE AND REPLAY
<Document 1287620.1>  Database Replay Diagnostic information
<Document 1536143.1>  Slow DBMS_Workload_Replay.Process_Capture
<Document 463263.1>    DATABASE CAPTURE AND REPLAY COMMON ERRORS AND REASONS
<Document 760402.1>    SCRIPTS TO DEBUG SLOW REPLAY
<Document 1388309.1>  How To Find Database Replay Divergence Details
<Document 1538269.1>  Slow Database Replay with Waits on "WCR: replay clock"
<Document 1268920.1>  Real Application Testing:Workload Analyzer
<Document 1535885.1>  Real Application Testing: Best Practices 

 

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 Real Application Testing on Earlier Releases
 Database Replay
 Table 1: Database Replay Availability Information for All Platforms except Windows
 Table 2: Database Replay Availability Information Windows Platform
 Enabling Workload Capture (Only Required for 10.2.0.4.0)
 SQL Performance Analyzer
 Table 3: SQL Performance Analyzer Availability Information
 EM Grid control
 Windows Platforms
 11.1.0.7.0 Database
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