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  • We have moved to http://onlineAppsDBA.com kindly check http://onlineAppsDBA.comin future
    How to apply apps patch using adpatch
    Monday, August 14, 2006
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    Now you know basics of apps patch like type of patches & options available with patching, lets see how to apply patches in oracle applications 11i .

    Two broad ways to apply patch interactive & noninteractive(You will supply required parameters on commnad line & patch will apply without asking you any questions as you have already provided answers)

    You being new to apps patching will prefer to interactive way f patching , let adpatch throw series of questions & you answer each of these .
    If you want to use any option with adpatch enter adpatch with options= seprated by comma (If you don't supply any options it will take defaukt value set for that particular option like compiledb & compilejsp)
    You have to issue adpatch from application user (User you entered as applications/middle tier user usually applmgr if you insatlled using oracle standard documentation like )

    adpatch options=nocompiledb,nocompilejsp
    Based on you AD verison it will ask you questions like with some suggested value

    '/u01/applmgr/VIS11I/appl'
    Is this the correct APPL_TOP [Yes]
    Log file name & location
    ....

    Once patch is applied you might be interested in checking log files

    If patch fails then you have to use utility adctrl to check for which worker it failed & check corresponding worker log file to see error message.

    For more information on patches & patch basics follow metalink note # 181665.1
    I'll cover adctrl to see error message & how to reduce patch timing using defaults file day after tomorrow.

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    posted by Atul Kumar @ 2:18 PM  
    34 Comments:
    • At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      hi

      Is there any list of patches(single node) to be applied for Pre&post installation. Steps to be taken while applying the patches(i.e like shutdown DB or Listener).

      thanks
      kishore

       
    • At 8:06 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Kishore,
      For pre & post steps while patching , these should be mentioned in Patch Read Me so do them if they are mentioned in readme .

      For Services these days you have to shut down application tier & enable maintenance mode via adadmin.

      DB & DB listener should be up during apps patching

       
    • At 3:07 PM, Blogger Firas said…

      Hi Atul,

      Actually sometimes it is very confusing to know what patches to use. For example i have just installed a fresh oracle TEST apps. Now i have many choices. I will use PATCH WIZARD/OAM to install latest recommended patches. I have also ATG_PF Rollup 4 to install .. am i on the right track? In general what is the right policy and strategy for patching systems? Also how to know the family pack amd mini-packs version you currently have?

      Thanks a lot,
      Firas

       
    • At 6:00 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Firas,
      You can use patchsets.sh script to find mni pack version on your apps instance .
      There are various ways of applying patch & autopatch (adpatch) and OAM are few. OAM inturn uses adpatch only . You can use any supported tool to apply patch

       
    • At 7:48 AM, Blogger Firas said…

      Where could i find this scrip? I did a "find" op and i couldn't find it. Please advise.

      Thanks anyway,
      Firas

       
    • At 9:04 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Check at

      http://www.teachmeoracle.com/patch02.html

       
    • At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Atul,
      u r very helpful.
      I have 3 questions for you:
      1. How can I know which new patches should I apply by a simple query for the application. I know we can query it from ad_applied_patches, but it only tells the patches, the # tell you nothing. I just want know the answer regardless the version, since the system login on should automatically pick up info without inputing anything.

      2. What kind of logs that I can purge within the application, and how?

      3. How can backup the application and keep them many days and db files, since they are hundreds gbs, not only database datafiles incremental, but also the application files (top and common folders).

      I appreciate your help.

      Steve

       
    • At 4:58 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Steve,
      For latest mini pack available and one on your system use patchsets.sh this will give list of patch you should apply.

      For purging logs you can use
      purge concurrent request data &
      Purge obsolete workflow data

      concurrent request

       
    • At 1:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Atul,

      I search the file for the patch set, cannot find it. where is it located? Thank you again.

      Steve

       
    • At 1:53 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Check http://www.teachmeoracle.com/patch02.html

       
    • At 4:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      when i'm trying apply a patch, the error occure FAILED: file GMFFIN.odf on worker 1 for product gmf username GMF.How can i handle it?

       
    • At 4:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      when i'm trying to apply a patch, i've got error message :
      FAILED: file GMFFIN.odf on worker 1 for product gmf username GMF. How can i handle the error?

       
    • At 10:59 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Whats patch No ? Do you see any reason for failure of this in worker log file ?

       
    • At 9:38 AM, Blogger Muhammed said…

      hi
      i m first time upgrading 11.5.10 to 11.5.10.2 but i dont know how to use adpatch utility , when i run adptach then show a appl_top is not set, plz tell me how to apply this utility on W2003.

      Regard's
      Ramzan
      Muhammed.ramzan@gmail.com

       
    • At 9:42 AM, Blogger Muhammed said…

      hi
      im first time upgrading 11.5.10 to 11.5.10.2 on vision server now plz tell me how to use adpach utility on w2003.
      when i run only adpatch ulility then show appl_top is not set.

      i downloded a patches.

      soonly reply
      regrad's
      Ramzan

       
    • At 9:10 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Set environment varioable by running env file

      For any apps quesries/questions / doubts raise them in forum at http://teachMeOracle.com/forum

       
    • At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,

      How do we find whether the Language patches(NLS) have been applied from the database level other than using OAM? Can you me suggest a query for that?

       
    • At 7:21 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Check

      http://teachmeoracle.com/scriptspatch.html

      You might have to correct syntax or typo mistake

       
    • At 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,

      Sorry that was a typo. What i actually meant was that, Can we find out what all language specific patches are applied to Apps from database level using a query other than using OAM? Is there any query for that? B'cos the Ad_bugs and Ad_applied_patches list only the Base patches(US) applied.

      Thanks,
      Karthik

       
    • At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Atul,

      I have problem to download the patchsets.sh from oracle metalink, and search from application OAM.

      can anybody pls send me the file latest downloaded to webfinancial@yahoo.com

      and anybody pls give me the list of patches need to be applied for 11.5.10.2 installed on Intel Linux on June 2006.

      Thanks.

      Fish

       
    • At 2:41 PM, Blogger ravi said…

      Hi Atul,
      how ca i know on which RUP the instance or the application is on ...is there any query or any table to know this .


      regards,
      Ravi Kishore

       
    • At 5:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      hi atul

      how to know the patch/115/sql/apwexptb.pls


      plz Reply as early as possible

       
    • At 7:47 PM, Anonymous waseem said…

      Hi Atul Bhai,
      Its gr8 yaar to meet a human like u ,very interesting u will get all u r returns from Almighty for these efforts."Can u plz post prepatching n post patching steps so that i can try it by looking at u r blog.
      Thanx alot again.

       
    • At 4:46 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      We are updating these details in new site at http://onlineAppsDBA.com

       
    • At 7:45 AM, Blogger Sunita said…

      Hi
      I frequently check your site when i face some problem related to apps. is there any document available which comprehensively provides steps for applying patch on windows 2003 operating system, including the path for GNUMAKE, environment variables to be confirmed before starting the patch application and so on.

      thanks
      sunita

       
    • At 4:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      hi Atul,

      can provide detail about patching step by step

      Thanks,
      Yusuf

       
    • At 8:13 PM, Anonymous ranjeet said…

      hi sir ,

      my self ranjeet from India(mumbai) I am oralce 9i certified now I am working in oracle 10g in saraswat bank so tell me what is difference between core DBA and apps DBA.so I am interesting to learn apps DBA in directly apps 11i is it possible to me.and give me the path of certification,books

       
    • At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,
      Have you used PPM tool to apply Oracle patches? If yes, do you have a step by step document for this?

      Thanks
      Prush

       
    • At 6:42 AM, Blogger Saq said…

      When we apply any application patch on a dual node or multi node server, why do we start applying it from concurrent node and then application nodes?

       
    • At 2:29 AM, Blogger Pramod's Lair said…

      How to confirm if a particular patch was applied before the ESA Patch? Is there any query to check this ?

      Thanks
      Pramod

       
    • At 7:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Atul,

      your articles are really useful for all of us.
      can you please post CPU patches info for E-Businesss 11i? It would be very helpful.

      Thanks
      srini

       
    • At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi, We are running Oracle ERP Rel 12, we have 2 languages one in English and another one is German. I have to apply a patch in this environment. what is the right way?

      Do i need to download and apply the patch for English, and then German Language Or only English (ie the dafault) patch is enough? Pls clarify.

      Regards,
      M. Mydeen

       
    • At 2:05 AM, Blogger kishore.chala said…

      Hi Atul,
      How to apply adpatch by using OAM, I want know only effected files after running the patch. i.e., it is possible by using adpatch apply=no option. but how come it possible in OAM??

       
    • At 3:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      hi Atul ,
      really you are helpful..
      my question is ,if patches realted to application we can use adpatch utiltiy...bt for patches related to database side..i mean where to apply O patch???

       
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