Adop Patch Error "[UNEXPECTED] Error checking application tier services status" when installing AD Patches during upgrade to 12.2.7

(Doc ID 2358825.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Applications DBA - Version 12.2.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Upgrade:12.2.6 version: ADOP Patch Install Error for AD patches.

When applying AD hotpatches following error message is displayed 

ERROR
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[UNEXPECTED] Error checking application tier services status.
adop exiting with status = 2 (Fail)

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Source the Run file system.
2. $ adop phase=apply patches=25250923,24481010,25615812 hotpatch=yes merge=yes

BUSINESS IMPACT
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Due to this issue, users cannot continue to apply patches and complete upgrade process.

Cause

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