Weblogic Server Patching & Maintenance Information Center (Doc ID 1573509.2)
By Juergenkress-Oracle on Nov 14, 2013
What is patching and why do you need to patch Weblogic Server?
Patching is the process of applying a new piece of software over an existing installation in order to solve some known bugs or add enhanced features.
It is not a major version change. Installing patches, whether one-off patches or bundle patches, should be a routine process while administration WebLogic Server domains.
Installing patches, whether one-off patches or bundle patches, should be a routine process while administration WebLogic Server domains.
This document provides information on installation, uninstallation, usage of tools like SmartUpdate or OPatch, known issues among other content.
You can also find how to use patching tools:
- SmartUpdate: tool to use for versions below 12.1.2
- OPatch: new patching tool used from WebLogic 12.1.2
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