Last updated on SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52.0 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This article details how to completely de-install and then re-install the JVM in Oracle 11g Release 2 on UNIX and Windows.
There are similar notes for previous releases:
Document:209870.1 - How to Reload the JVM in 9.2.0.X
Document:276554.1 - How to Reload the JVM in 10.1.0.X and 10.2.0.X [Video]
Document:457279.1 - How to Reload the JVM in 11.1.0.x
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The actions detailed in this article are highly destructive and should not be attempted by novice users. Additionally, the actions performed in this article make direct changes to the underlying data dictionary tables which should not be attempted unless under the guidance of Oracle Support Services (OSS).
If you have any of the following optional database components installed, they will need to be re-installed after following the steps in this note in order to reload their java dependencies:
- Oracle Multimedia (ORDSYS, ORDIM)
- Oracle Ultra Search (WKSYS)
- Oracle Data Mining (DMSYS)
- Oracle Spatial (MDSYS)
- Oracle Rules Manager and Expression Filter (EXFSYS)
- Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWBSYS)
Here are some Notes to assist with those installs.
<Note:1283861.1> Reinstalling Spatial Java Class objects after reloading JVM
Run the script as SYS, located in the $ORACLE_HOME/ORD/IM/ADMIN/initimj.sql, that will reload those classes.
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In addition, as removing the JVM removes ALL user owned JAVA objects, such as APPS schema objects, an export dump of all user schemas containing JAVA objects should be taken if required, so that these objects can be reloaded once the JVM has been re-installed (please see the note detailed below):
<Note:183825.1> How to Backup and Restore Java Classes and Privileges only
Oracle Applications customers should contact Oracle Support Services (OSS) rather than attempt the actions in this article, see the following note for the procedure to follow:
<Note 191123.1> Process for Performing a Non-Default JVM Reinstallation
It is not necessary to install the XML Developers Kit (XDK) or the XML SQL Utility (XSU) into user schemas unless specifically required by your application, as these products were included in the JVM from 10.1.0.x.
JVM removal or reload shouldn't be performed when following errors occur
2) ORA-29516 java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError sun.net.PortConfig.getLower0
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