Applying arbitrary patches using Ops Center

I asked my colleague, Juergen Fleischer, to let me know how to apply arbitrary patches - i.e. any specific patches you want to apply - using Ops Center.

Here's his response on how to do it:

Create a Custom Profile by selecting the desired patches. The Profile can get used for Compliance Reports or standard jobs to install these patches.

Here are the steps:

1) Select Plan Management -> Update Profiles

2) Select Action "New Profile" and name it appropiate e.g. "Solaris Cluster 3.1 APR-2011"

3) Select all required patches e.g. 120500-27 for SPARC and/or 120501-27 for x86 and save the Profile:

4) Use the Profile for plain Jobs, Reports, etc.

That's all

Best Wishes,

Gerry.

Comments:

I find it easier, if I'm only doing a single system, to select that system in the asset view and then use the "View/Modify Catalog" dialog to select the patch(es) I want to apply. If I want to do multiple systems, after I press "Launch Modification Job" I can add targets with the target picker in the job wizard.

If I'm going to do more than one system at different points in time, it's still better to make a profile as you describe. And of course the compliance reports won't work without the profile.

Posted by Pete Hartman on September 19, 2011 at 10:42 AM IST #

Any way to apply these patches in disconnected mode

Posted by guest on March 01, 2012 at 12:59 PM GMT #

Hi "guest",

My colleague, Juergen Fleischer, tells me:

Yes, it is possible. But Customers have to download the patches on a seperate system and manually "import/upload" them on the EC.

More details can be found here:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E18440_01/doc.111/e18417/chapter4.htm#autoId9

Best Wishes,

Gerry.

Posted by Gerry Haskins on April 13, 2012 at 01:05 PM IST #

I have mainly used multiple systems in the past and have taken the approach of adding targets with the target picker in the job wizard. Like anything practise makes perfect and it's fairly easy to follow this process.

Posted by Al Smith on October 11, 2012 at 09:24 AM IST #

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