10. September 2018

Julian Frey

Database Consultant

Originally published on Julian’s Blog Julian@Database

Oracle changed some installation Steps for the Database Version 18c.

One thing is that there should be an rpm installation (according to „Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1)“ still in development (10.09.2018)).

Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1)

Then there is the new behavior of the „traditional“ installation way.

Before 18c the downloaded installation package was extracted to a temporary location and then installed to the – during the installation mentioned – ORACLE_HOME. With 18c you extract the installation file to the final ORACLE_HOME directory. This leads to a shorter installation phase (less copying). Further, there is the possibility to patch the home to the latest RU or patch.

-applyRU - apply release update to the Oracle home.

For the installation in silent mode, there are fewer parameters required (ORACLE_HOME defined thru the location where the files were unzipped). Unfortunately, I currently did not find a current and complete documentation of all possible parameters. But if I use the applyRU parameter with the location of the 18.3.0.0 RU (Patch# 28090523) as parameter value I get the error that bundle.xml is required. It seems that the installer is searching for this exact file, even the default PatchSearch.xml is located there. But there is a short workaround. I only have to rename the file in the extracted patch to bundl.xml (see below). This enables us to install a new ORACLE_HOME patched to the most current RU in an automated way.

mv PatchSearch.xml bundle.xml

This leads to the following result:

./opatch lsinventory
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 12.2.0.1.14
Copyright (c) 2018, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.

Oracle Home : /u01/app/oracle/product/18.3/dbhome_1
Central Inventory : /u01/app/oraInventory
from : /u01/app/oracle/product/18.3/dbhome_1/oraInst.loc
OPatch version : 12.2.0.1.14
OUI version : 12.2.0.4.0
Log file location : /u01/app/oracle/product/18.3/dbhome_1/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2018-09-10_08-08-51AM_1.log

Lsinventory Output file location : /u01/app/oracle/product/18.3/dbhome_1/cfgtoollogs/opatch/lsinv/lsinventory2018-09-10_08-08-51AM.txt

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Local Machine Information::
Hostname: localhost
ARU platform id: 226
ARU platform description:: Linux x86-64

Installed Top-level Products (1):

Oracle Database 18c 18.0.0.0.0
There are 1 products installed in this Oracle Home.

Interim patches (4) :

Patch 27908644 : applied on Wed Jul 18 19:44:11 CEST 2018
Unique Patch ID: 22153180
Patch description: "UPDATE 18.3 DATABASE CLIENT JDK IN ORACLE HOME TO JDK8U171"
Created on 4 May 2018, 01:21:02 hrs PST8PDT
Bugs fixed:
27908644

Patch 27923415 : applied on Wed Jul 18 19:41:38 CEST 2018
Unique Patch ID: 22239273
Patch description: "OJVM RELEASE UPDATE: 18.3.0.0.180717 (27923415)"
Created on 15 Jul 2018, 10:33:22 hrs PST8PDT
Bugs fixed:
27304131, 27539876, 27952586, 27642235, 27636900, 27461740

Patch 28090553 : applied on Wed Jul 18 19:40:01 CEST 2018
Unique Patch ID: 22256940
Patch description: "OCW RELEASE UPDATE 18.3.0.0.0 (28090553)"
Created on 11 Jul 2018, 19:20:31 hrs PST8PDT
Bugs fixed:
12816839, 18701017, 22734786, 23698980, 23840305, 25709124, 25724089
26299684, 26313403, 26433972, 26527054, 26586174, 26587652, 26647619
26827699, 26860285, 26882126, 26882316, 26943660, 26996813, 27012915
27018734, 27032726, 27034318, 27040560, 27080748, 27086406, 27092991
27098733, 27106915, 27114112, 27121566, 27133637, 27144533, 27153755
27166715, 27174938, 27174948, 27177551, 27177852, 27182006, 27182064
27184253, 27204476, 27212837, 27213140, 27220610, 27222423, 27222938
27238077, 27238258, 27249544, 27252023, 27257509, 27263677, 27265816
27267992, 27271876, 27274143, 27285557, 27299455, 27300007, 27302415
27309182, 27314512, 27315159, 27320985, 27334353, 27338838, 27346984
27358232, 27362190, 27370933, 27377219, 27378959, 27379846, 27379956
27393421, 27398223, 27399499, 27399762, 27399985, 27401618, 27403244
27404599, 27426277, 27428790, 27430219, 27430254, 27433163, 27452897
27458829, 27465480, 27475272, 27481406, 27481765, 27492916, 27496806
27503318, 27503413, 27508936, 27508984, 27513114, 27519708, 27526362
27528204, 27532009, 27534289, 27560562, 27560735, 27573154, 27573408
27574335, 27577122, 27579969, 27581484, 27593587, 27595801, 27600706
27609819, 27625010, 27625050, 27627992, 27654039, 27657467, 27657920
27668379, 27682288, 27691717, 27702244, 27703242, 27708711, 27714373
27725967, 27731346, 27734470, 27735534, 27739957, 27740854, 27747407
27748321, 27757979, 27766679, 27768034, 27778433, 27782464, 27783059
27786669, 27786699, 27801774, 27811439, 27839732, 27850736, 27862636
27864737, 27865439, 27889841, 27896388, 27897639, 27906509, 27931506
27935826, 27941514, 27957892, 27978668, 27984314, 27993298, 28023410
28025398, 28032758, 28039471, 28039953, 28045209, 28099592, 28109698
28174926, 28182503, 28204423, 28240153

Patch 28090523 : applied on Wed Jul 18 19:39:24 CEST 2018
Unique Patch ID: 22329768
Patch description: "Database Release Update : 18.3.0.0.180717 (28090523)"
Created on 14 Jul 2018, 00:03:50 hrs PST8PDT
Bugs fixed:
9062315, 13554903, 21547051, 21766220, 21806121, 23003564, 23310101
24489904, 24689376, 24737581, 24925863, 25035594, 25035599, 25287072
25348956, 25634405, 25726981, 25743479, 25824236, 25943740, 26226953
26336101, 26423085, 26427905, 26450454, 26476244, 26598422, 26615291
26646549, 26654411, 26731697, 26785169, 26792891, 26818960, 26822620
26843558, 26843664, 26846077, 26894737, 26898279, 26928317, 26933599
26956033, 26961415, 26966120, 26986173, 26992964, 27005278, 27026401
27028251, 27030974, 27036408, 27038986, 27041253, 27044575, 27047831
27053044, 27058530, 27060167, 27060859, 27061736, 27066451, 27066519
27073066, 27086821, 27090765, 27101527, 27101652, 27110878, 27112686
27119621, 27126666, 27128580, 27135647, 27143756, 27143882, 27147979
27153641, 27155549, 27156355, 27163928, 27169796, 27181521, 27181537
27189611, 27190851, 27193810, 27199245, 27208953, 27210038, 27210872
27214085, 27215007, 27216224, 27221900, 27222121, 27222626, 27224987
27226913, 27232983, 27233563, 27236052, 27236110, 27240246, 27240570
27241221, 27241247, 27244337, 27244785, 27249215, 27250547, 27254851
27258578, 27259386, 27259983, 27262650, 27262945, 27263276, 27263996
27270197, 27274456, 27274536, 27275136, 27275776, 27282707, 27283029
27283960, 27284499, 27285244, 27288230, 27292213, 27294480, 27301308
27301568, 27302594, 27302681, 27302695, 27302711, 27302730, 27302777
27302800, 27302960, 27304410, 27304936, 27305318, 27307868, 27310092
27313687, 27314206, 27314390, 27318869, 27321179, 27321834, 27326204
27329812, 27330158, 27330161, 27333658, 27333664, 27333693, 27334316
27334648, 27335682, 27338912, 27338946, 27339115, 27339396, 27339483
27339495, 27341036, 27345190, 27345231, 27345450, 27345498, 27346329
27346644, 27346709, 27346949, 27347126, 27348081, 27348707, 27349393
27352600, 27354783, 27356373, 27357773, 27358241, 27359178, 27359368
27360126, 27364891, 27364916, 27364947, 27365139, 27365702, 27365993
27367194, 27368850, 27372756, 27375260, 27375542, 27376871, 27378103
27379233, 27381383, 27381656, 27384222, 27389352, 27392187, 27395404
27395416, 27395794, 27396357, 27396365, 27396377, 27396624, 27396666
27396672, 27396813, 27398080, 27398660, 27401637, 27405242, 27405696
27410300, 27410595, 27412805, 27417186, 27420715, 27421101, 27422874
27423251, 27425507, 27425622, 27426363, 27427805, 27430802, 27432338
27432355, 27433870, 27434050, 27434193, 27434486, 27434974, 27435537
27439835, 27441326, 27442041, 27444727, 27445330, 27445462, 27447452
27447687, 27448162, 27450355, 27450400, 27450783, 27451049, 27451182
27451187, 27451531, 27452760, 27453225, 27457666, 27457891, 27458164
27459909, 27460675, 27467543, 27469329, 27471876, 27472969, 27473800
27479358, 27483974, 27484556, 27486253, 27487795, 27489719, 27496224
27496308, 27497950, 27498477, 27501327, 27501413, 27501465, 27502420
27504190, 27505603, 27506774, 27508985, 27511196, 27512439, 27517818
27518227, 27518310, 27520070, 27520900, 27522245, 27523368, 27523800
27525909, 27532375, 27533819, 27534509, 27537472, 27544030, 27545630
27547732, 27550341, 27551855, 27558557, 27558559, 27558861, 27560702
27563629, 27563767, 27570318, 27577758, 27579353, 27580996, 27585755
27585800, 27586810, 27586895, 27587672, 27591842, 27592466, 27593389
27595973, 27599689, 27602091, 27602488, 27603841, 27604293, 27607805
27608669, 27610269, 27613080, 27613247, 27615608, 27616657, 27617522
27625274, 27625620, 27631506, 27634676, 27635508, 27644757, 27649707
27652302, 27663370, 27664702, 27679488, 27679664, 27679806, 27679961
27680162, 27680509, 27682151, 27688099, 27688692, 27690578, 27691809
27692215, 27693713, 27697092, 27701795, 27705761, 27707544, 27709046
27718914, 27719187, 27723002, 27726269, 27726780, 27732323, 27739006
27740844, 27744211, 27745220, 27747869, 27748954, 27751006, 27753336
27757567, 27772815, 27773602, 27774320, 27774539, 27779886, 27780562
27782339, 27783289, 27786772, 27791223, 27797290, 27803665, 27807441
27812560, 27812593, 27813267, 27815347, 27818871, 27832643, 27833369
27834984, 27840386, 27847259, 27851757, 27861909, 27869339, 27873643
27882176, 27892488, 27924147, 27926113, 27930478, 27934468, 27941896
27945870, 27950708, 27952762, 27961746, 27964051, 27970265, 27971575
27984028, 27989849, 27993289, 27994333, 27997875, 27999597, 28021205
28022847, 28033429, 28057267, 28059199, 28072130, 28098865, 28106402
28132287, 28169711, 28174827, 28184554, 28188330, 25929650, 28264172

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OPatch succeeded.

In the next Blog post I will provide a short ansible role which will performe this fully automated.

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