What will you get when you download the most recent Oracle Database PSU or BP from October 2016?
MOS Note: 1683799.1 – 18.104.22.168 Patch Set – Availability and Known Issues is not entirely clear. Therefore lets shed some light …
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.
Document Description Rolling RAC Patch Download Note:24448103.8 22.214.171.124.161018 Database Proactive Bundle Patch (Oct 2016) Yes Patch:24448103 Note:24436306.8 Combo of 126.96.36.199.161018 OJVM PSU and 188.8.131.52.161018 DBBP (Oct 2016) Part Patch:24436306 Note:24433133.8 Combo of 184.108.40.206.161018 OJVM PSU and 220.127.116.11.161018 DB PSU (Oct 2016) Part Patch:24433133 Note:24315824.8 Oracle JavaVM Component 18.104.22.168.161018 Database PSU (Oct 2016) (OJVM PSU) No Patch:24315824 Note:24006101.8 22.214.171.124.161018 (Oct 2016) Database Patch Set Update (DB PSU) Yes Patch:24006101
I translate this into:
Non Exadata Non RAC
|Document||Description||Rolling RAC||Patch Download||DB PSU||DB BP||GI PSU||OJVM|
|Note:24448103.8||126.96.36.199.161018 Database Proactive Bundle Patch (Oct 2016)||Yes||Patch:24448103||X||X|
|Note:24436306.8||Combo of 188.8.131.52.161018 OJVM PSU and 184.108.40.206.161018 DBBP (Oct 2016)||Part||Patch:24436306||X||X||X|
|Note:24433133.8||Combo of 220.127.116.11.161018 OJVM PSU and 18.104.22.168.161018 DB PSU (Oct 2016)||Part||Patch:24433133||X||X|
|Note:24315824.8||Oracle JavaVM Component 22.214.171.124.161018 Database PSU (Oct 2016) (OJVM PSU)||No||Patch:24315824||X|
|Note:24006101.8||126.96.36.199.161018 (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!).
- General information: Critical Patch Update – October 2016
- Risk Matrix for: Oracle Database Server, version(s) 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
- Patch Availability: MOS Note: 2171485.1
- Download the Database PSU or BP:
MOS Note: 1683799.1 – 220.127.116.11 Patch Set – Availability and Known Issues
- Example on how to apply the April 16 Proactive Bundle Patch: