On this post we will discuss all the steps necessary to ensure you have the correct version of the OPatch patching utility for oracle software running on your system. If you find this post useful please or Share our site!
Set your ORACLE_INSTANCE path to a valid OBIEE 11g instance
Set your ORACLE_HOME path to the OBIEE 11g home (Oracle_BI1)
Validating Your Environment:
OPatch is installed by default, locate it go to the ORACLE_HOME path for your OBIEE installation:
To verify your current session is correctly configured verify the installed version by running the following command:
Minimum Required Versions:
OBIEE 188.8.131.52.0 -> OPatch version 184.108.40.206.3 or higher (do NOT use OPatch 12.x)
OBIEE 220.127.116.11.0 -> No OPatch packages available as of March 12, 2012
Downloading a Newer Version of OPatch:
To find and download the appropriate version of OPatch for yor system please go to ORacle Support and find the knoledge base article below:
Note 224346.1 – Opatch – Where Can I Find the Latest Version of Opatch?
To install OPatch once you have downloaded the appropriate version follow the steps below:
- Rename your current OPatch directory (ORACLE_HOME\OPatch)
- Copy the zip file to your ORACLE_HOME
- Unzip the zip file
- Verify that the upgrade succeeded
File System Access:
OPatch will update the local Oracle Inventory so the user account running OPatch must have acces to the location of the OUI Inventory, to verify this you can run the following command:
Patch Directory Location (PATCH_TOP):
If you have a centralized location where you store code / releases it is a good idea to create a directory called PATCH_TOP to store patches as they are applied to each environment (DEV, QA, STAGE, PRD).
On this post we will discuss all the steps necessary to ensure you have the correct version of the OPatch patching utility for oracle software running on your system.