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July 2016 EM Recommended Patch List

The critical patch list for Oracle Products was released on Tuesday, July 19th.  As a result, a list of recommended patches has been compiled for EM 12c.  This list contains recommended patches for the EM infrastructure including the OMS, WLS, Plugins, Repository and Agent. These patches are also included in the Exadata Quarterly Full Stack Download patch.

For more details and to review these EM recommended patches for Exadata monitoring, refer to My Oracle Support Note titled Patch Requirements for Setting up Monitoring and Administration for Exadata [1323298.1].   This note was to provide a list of the recommended patches for monitoring an Exadata Machine but can be applicable for any EM environment.  Just keep in mind that your EM environment may require other agent plugin bundle patches depending on what target types are managed in your EM environment.

Also, the information in the note contains not only a recommended list of patches for both EM versions 12.1.0.5 and 12.1.0.4 but also provides a link to a My Oracle Support Note that provides the steps for applying these patches. This note is titled Applying Enterprise Manager 12c Recommended Patches [1664074.1].  The patch apply process in this note provides maximum availability for the EM environment by structuring the patch apply steps so that the primary OMS server is up as long as possible.

These MOS notes will be updated for EM 13 starting with the release of version 13.2.  Also, it is important to note that the final error correction patch for EM 12.1.0.4 was April 2016 so the patch list for this version in the notes only contain updates for the following components:

  • OMS:  Update for the bundle patches and any identified one-off patches
  • WLS:  Update for the latest PSU patch
  • RDBMS: Update for the latest PSU patches
  • Agent:  Update for the bundle patches

 

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