One of the first steps after setting up an Oracle cluster is patching the Grid Infrastructure to the most current patchlevel. Usually this has to be done on all cluster nodes separately and requires some time and effort. But what about patching the software before setting up the cluster?
At the DOAG database conference in May, Andrew Mendelsohn announced that Oracle will change the release schedule to annual releases and that patch naming will be changed to “Release Updates” (RU). The latter started – as announced – in July 2017 and now the first “Database Release Update” is available.Let’s start patching.
Some days ago, Oracle released a new bundle for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2 (Patch# 25990918). This was the reason for me to update my local test and play OEM system on my local Linux system.