October 2016 PSU and BP – Database Patching?

October 2016 PSU and BP - Database Patching?What will you get when you download the most recent Oracle Database PSU or BP from October 2016?

MOS Note: 1683799.1 – 12.1.0.2 Patch Set – Availability and Known Issues is not entirely clear. Therefore lets shed some light …

The Matrix

This matrix in MOS Note: 1683799.1 tells you about the availability of PSUs and BPs for a regular database installation (non-RAC, non-Exadata). But it doesn’t clearly tell you what’s included – and the names being used aren’t very revealing either.

Non Exadata Non RAC

 

Document Description Rolling RAC Patch Download
Note:24448103.8 12.1.0.2.161018 Database Proactive Bundle Patch (Oct 2016) Yes Patch:24448103
Note:24436306.8 Combo of 12.1.0.2.161018 OJVM PSU and 12.1.0.2.161018 DBBP (Oct 2016) Part Patch:24436306
Note:24433133.8 Combo of 12.1.0.2.161018 OJVM PSU and 12.1.0.2.161018 DB PSU (Oct 2016) Part Patch:24433133
Note:24315824.8 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.161018 Database PSU (Oct 2016) (OJVM PSU) No Patch:24315824
Note:24006101.8 12.1.0.2.161018 (Oct 2016) Database Patch Set Update (DB PSU) Yes Patch:24006101

My Matrix

I translate this into:

Non Exadata Non RAC

Document Description Rolling RAC Patch Download DB PSU DB BP GI PSU OJVM
Note:24448103.8 12.1.0.2.161018 Database Proactive Bundle Patch (Oct 2016) Yes Patch:24448103 X X
Note:24436306.8 Combo of 12.1.0.2.161018 OJVM PSU and 12.1.0.2.161018 DBBP (Oct 2016) Part Patch:24436306 X X X
Note:24433133.8 Combo of 12.1.0.2.161018 OJVM PSU and 12.1.0.2.161018 DB PSU (Oct 2016) Part Patch:24433133 X X
Note:24315824.8 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.161018 Database PSU (Oct 2016) (OJVM PSU) No Patch:24315824 X
Note:24006101.8 12.1.0.2.161018 (Oct 2016) Database Patch Set Update (DB PSU) Yes Patch:24006101 X

 

 

How to apply a Proactive Bundle Patch?

If you’ve never done it before, applying a Proactive Bundle Patch to a database-only installation is not very complicated. Please see my own step-by-step instructions here (but don’t forget to check the current readme as well please!).

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–Mike

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