More Information about RU and RUR patches for Oracle 12.2

More Information about RU and RUR patches for Oracle 12.2The first RU (Release Update) for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 has been released. And Oracle Support provides some very helpful documents to explain the implication of the new RU (Release Update) and RUR (Release Update Revision) patches.

More Information about RU and RUR patches for Oracle 12.2

First of all, these are the most important MOS notes to have a look at:

What does MOS Note: 2285040.1 cover?

This note gives you an overview about the new RU (Release Update) and RUR (Release Update Revision) patches.

More Information about RU and RUR patches for Oracle 12.2

Questions answered by MOS Note: 2285040.1 about RU and RUR patches

A few important things upfront:

  • For Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 there’s no change in release numbering
  • No RUs and RURs for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 and Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 but still – as before – SPUs, PSUs and BPs
  • RU patches right now are more or less the same as Proactive Bundle Patches (BPs)
  • RUR patches right now are more or less the same as Patch Set Updates (PSUs)
  • Quarterly schedules stay as before
  • Interim (one-off) patches still exist
  • In July 2017 we are releasing a Database RU, a Grid Infrastructure RU, and an OJVM RU.
  • There are no PSUs or Bundle Patches for the 12.2.0.1 release
  • The first RUR for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 is planned for October 2017
  • In October 2017 at the usual quarterly release date the 2nd RU for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 is planned to get released
  • In January 2018 at the usual quarterly release date the 3rd RU and the 2nd RUR should be released for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1.
  • The plan is to release only two RURs per RU

Further Reading

The first RU for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 is available

–Mike

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