Oracle Software Patching with OPLAN
Last updated on JANUARY 11, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 24-Dec-2013***
Overview of OPlan
OPlan is a utility that facilitates the patch installation process by providing you with step-by-step patching instructions specific to your environment.
In contrast to the traditional patching operation, applying a patch based on the README requires you to understand the target configuration and manually identify the patching commands relevant to your environment. OPlan eliminates the requirement of identifying the patching commands by automatically collecting the configuration information for the target, then generating instructions specific to the target configuration.
The instructions cover both patch application and patch rollback steps. The instructions also cover multiple patching options across 'In place' and 'Out-of-Place' methodologies.
For more information, see Instruction Steps in the Current Patching Process vs. OPlan
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