Re: new Patch Set Updates released

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Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:57:51 -0500
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I'm not really sure what you mean by "complex ordering". When there's a new CPU out (like today or yesterday or whenever this January one came out), the home page for grid pops up with a bunch of new Critical Patch Advisories. I had fifteen of them waiting for me this morning. But, there's only one patch for each version... It's not really complex. The Deployment Procedures have a set of rules it goes through to apply a patch to a Database, a different set to apply a patch to an Application Server, etc. I don't know what IDM stands for.

I hope i answered your question.

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From: Niall Litchfield <> To:
Sent: Wed, Jan 13, 2010 2:52 pm
Subject: Re: new Patch Set Updates released

Out of interest how well does Grid deal with the complex ordering of CPU deployment requirements for FMW? You know you must have your repository at at least CPU x and then do the FMW patch and if IDM is involved then theres a separate patch for that.  


On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 6:34 PM, <> wrote:

Piece of cake, especially through Grid Control's Deployment Procedures. We haven't had any problems with July09, Oct09 and i just installed my first CPU for Jan10 this morning. No problems after installing on our applications either. Oracle Database PSU#2
Oracle Fusion Middleware CPUOct09 Oracle Database PSU#1
Oracle OMS Grid PSU#1
is what i've installed them on. From Windows and Linux to HP-UX.  


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From: Allen, Brandon <> To: <>; <> Sent: Wed, Jan 13, 2010 1:13 pm
Subject: RE: new Patch Set Updates released

I'm just curious what the list's opinion is on these from those who have been nstalling them - are they truly "low risk" as described by Oracle in MOS Doc 54428.1, or have you found the reality to be significantly different from the ype? Of course I would always install in a test environment first, no matter ow low-risk it is deemed to be, but I'm just curious if people are generally inding these to be more trouble than their worth, or if they have gone moothly?
I've never applied a PSU or CPU before, but am considering changing my policy on hat and applying these PSUs either quarterly, or maybe only semi-anually or nually depending on the level of effort required and how many bugs I find they ntroduce once I actually test it.
I was already in the process of preparing to install, but I suppose I ight as well jump to now that it's out. I'm a little scared to be hat far out on the bleeding edge, but we'll test thoroughly and wait a month or o before putting it in production so hopefully we'll be okay. I'll report back o the list if I come across any major issues. Thanks in advance for any feedback!

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Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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