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Grid Infrastructure Upgrade Step by Step to (Doc ID 2379389.1)

Last updated on JUNE 04, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.1 to 12.2]
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This article covers a simple upgrade from Grid Infrastructure to The documentation provides several details concerning prerequisites and potential problems that might be encountered.  The documented steps can be found at the following documentation link:

The main change associated with the upgrade to is that the runInstaller is no longer used to do the upgrade. Instead, the upgrade is performed by creating a directory that will be a new Grid home and the gold image for the software distribution is unzipped into the directory.  There are a number of advantages to this strategy, especially the ability to patch prior to setting up the software, and ultimately create a gold image of the patched up distribution that can be utilized in other upgrades.

The steps to create the new directory home and unzip the software distribution are covered at the following documentation link:


Note: Refer to <Document:1410202.1> for information on applying patch(es) prior to starting upgrade


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