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opatchauto fails with OPATCHAUTO-68036: Topology empty (Doc ID 2171029.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Running "opatchauto apply" against a sofware-only home fails:

Session log file is /apps/oraclegrid/12.1.0/grid/cfgtoollogs/opatchauto/opatchauto2016-07-28_06-15-21PM.log
The id for this session is KX8L
OPATCHAUTO-68036: Topology empty.
OPATCHAUTO-68036: The topology was empty, unable to proceed.
OPATCHAUTO-68036: Check the log for more information.
OPatchAuto failed.

opatchauto failed with error code 42

 

Cause

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