FAQ: OPatch/Patch Questions/Issues for Oracle Clusterware (Grid Infrastructure or CRS) and RAC Environments
(Doc ID 1339140.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2024
Applies to:Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata 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
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This note lists the top opatch or patch related questions or problems in Oracle Clusterware (11gR2 Grid Infrastructure or pre-11.2 CRS) and RAC environments.
It does not intend to replace the readme that comes with a patch, rather it's recommended to go through the patch readme thoroughly and follow it. Occasionally a patch readme may contain incorrect information, in that case, please engage Oracle Support to seek clarification.
For general opatch questions or problems, refer to <Document 293369.1>
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In this Document
|Questions and Answers
|Oracle Home Type
|What type of home do I have?
|Types of Patches
|What Types of Patches are available for Oracle Clusterware, Grid Infrastructure and/or the Database?
|What's a Patchset?
|Patch Set Updates (PSUs) Q&A
|What's a Patch Set Update (PSU)?
|What's the PSU release schedule?
|Will the 5th digit of the version be changed after PSU is applied?
|What's included in a GI PSU ?
|Can a Database PSU be applied to a clusterware home?
|Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) Q&A
|What are Critical Patch Updates (CPUs)?
|Bundle Patches Q&A
|What's the difference between a Clusterware/Grid Infrastructure bundle patch and a PSU?
|Interim (one-off) Patch Q&A
|What's an interim patch (one-off patch)?
|General Patch Q&A
|What's the difference between Clusterware/Grid Infrastructure patches and Database patches?
|What does a Clusterware/Grid Infrastructure patch contain?
|Which Patch Applies to Which Home
|What's Oracle's patching recommendation?
|Which oracle home does a patch apply to?
|How do I tell from the patch readme which home the patch applies to?
|Do Exadata patches apply to GI or RAC homes?
|Can I upgrade the Clusterware or Grid Infrastructure to a higher version while leaving database at a lower version?
|Do I need downtime to apply a Clusterware or Grid Infrastructure patch?
|Which PSU patch applies to what home in mixed environments (clusterware and database at different version)?
|How to find out the opatch version?
|How do I install the latest OPatch release?
|Why is "opatch auto" not patching my RAC database home?
|What's the difference between manual opatch apply and opatch auto?
|How do I apply a Grid Infrastructure patch before the root script (root.sh or rootupgrade.sh) is executed?
|How to apply a patch after the root script (root.sh or rootupgrade.sh) has failed?
|How to apply a Clusterware or Grid Infrastructure patch manually?
|OPatch Auto Example to Apply a GI PSU (includes Database PSU)
|EXAMPLE: Apply a CRS patch manually
|EXAMPLE: Applying a GI PSU patch manually
|Common OPatch Failures and Troubleshooting
|What files to review if opatch auto fails?
|"opatch apply" or "opatch napply" failure if clusterware home is not unlocked
|OPatch reports: "Prerequisite check CheckSystemSpace failed"
|Common causes of "The opatch version check failed"
|OPatch reports: "Patch nnn requires component(s) that are not installed in OracleHome"
|Common causes of "The opatch Component check failed"
|Common causes of "The opatch Conflict check failed"
|Common causes of "The opatch Applicable check failed"
|Common causes of "patch <patch-loc> apply failed for home <ORACLE_HOME>"
|When applying online patch in RAC: Syntax Error... Unrecognized Option for Apply .. OPatch failed with error code 14
|opatch Fails to Rollback Online(Hot) Patch in RAC With oracle/ops/mgmt/cluster/NoSuchNodeException and error code 30
|opatch Fails to Rollback Online(Hot) Patch With Prerequisite check "CheckRollbackSid" and error code 30
|Common causes of "defined(@array) is deprecated at crs/crsconfig_lib.pm"
|opatch auto Reports: The path "<GRID_HOME>/bin/acfsdriverstate" does not exist
|Applying [PSU] patch takes very long time (hours) after "verifying the update"
|opatch auto Reports: Not able to retreive database home information