I am now exploring the brand new Grid Infrastructure patching method for Exadata Cloud at Customer. With Exadata Cloud at Customer version 18.104.22.168, it is now possible to patch Grid Infrastructure with a few clicks in the GUI. Let’s see exactly which steps are performed.
First, with my preferred method (CLI 🙂 ), I run opatch against Grid Infrastructure home to check the current patch level :
28656071;OCW RELEASE UPDATE 22.214.171.124.0 (28656071) 28655963;DBWLM RELEASE UPDATE 126.96.36.199.0 (28655963) 28655916;ACFS RELEASE UPDATE 188.8.131.52.0 (28655916) 28655784;Database Release Update : 184.108.40.206.181016 (28655784) 28547619;TOMCAT RELEASE UPDATE 220.127.116.11.0 (28547619)
Since the GUI now shows when a new patch is available for Grid Infrastructure, there is a new
Exadata Grid section with a
precheck option in its burger menu :