Patch Manager (patchmgr utility ) To Update Database (Compute) Node Fails With Error 'to release' does not match found release

(Doc ID 2246002.1)

Last updated on APRIL 10, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version to [Release 12.1 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Patch Manager (patchmgr utility ) to update database ( compute ) node fails with error below 




ERROR: Given 'to release' ( does not match found  release (, exiting


Make a note , release above is an example.



 With Jan 2017 , the Database Node ( Compute Node ) gets patched using Patch Manager (patchmgr utility) UNLIKE that we have been using in the past.

 Syntax Expected in example below is


./patchmgr -dbnodes dbs_group -upgrade -log_dir auto -target_version -yum_repo http://my-yum-repo/yum/EngineeredSystems/exadata/dbserver/


However if you do NOT provide the Target Version here then it fails with an error.




ERROR: Given 'to release' ( does not match found release (, exiting





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