Oracle Database BP April16 applied successfully

Usually I don’t post twice a day but as my post scriptum for the previous blog post got longer and longer I decided to write an entry about it – maybe simply because I feel soooo happy that my patch application succeeded flawless. For many of you the following steps may look very boring as you have done this many times. But I use the blog also to brain-dump information for myself 😉 And for those who’d like to play with it, I summarized the steps fitting exactly into our Hands-On-Lab environment. Download I downloaded the following patches: Database Proactive…

Oracle April 2016 PSU and Proactive BPs are there

Hurray, it’s Patching Day! Sounds a bit like D-Day 😉 But April 19, 2016 the most recent April PSUs (Patch Set Updates) and BPs (Bundle Patches) got released. Find all the necessary information with the below links: Critical Patch Update – April 2016 Patch Availablity – Oracle Database – April 2016 The important change in the April PSU/BP release: The database patch for “Engineered Systems and Database In-Memory 12.1.0.2” luckily got renamed into “Proactive Bundle Patch 12.1.0.2”. That is not only a rebranding but it should express that we would like to encourage you to apply the Bundle Patches instead…