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Exadata Patching Overview and Patch Testing Guidelines (Doc ID 1262380.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Hardware - Version and later
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version to [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Exadata Database Machine is a complete, integrated system that contains both hardware and software for running Oracle Database. The purpose of this article is provide guidelines for testing and applying patches on Exadata Database Machine and to describe the different types of patches that are required to maintain Exadata Database Machine.


This document is written for administrators who are responsible for maintaining software and firmware on Exadata Database Machine.


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In this Document
 Patch Description
 Exadata Storage Server Patches
 Database Server Patches
 Oracle Database Software Patches
 Operating System and Firmware Patches
 InfiniBand Switch Patches
 Additional Component Patches
 Patch Application and Testing Guidelines
 Mixed Version Guidelines
 Patch Testing and Apply Guidelines
 Recommended Exadata Test Environment and Methodology
 Features to Reduce Patching Downtime and Risk
 Cell Rolling Apply
 Bundle Patch Merge
 RAC Rolling Installable
 OPatch Auto Installable
 Enterprise Manager Installable
 Data Guard Standby-First Patch Apply
 Additional Features that Assist Patching
 Transient Logical Standby
 Community Discussions

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