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Installing latest patches for HP-UX with oracle installed

 
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Nafez ALNajjar
Frequent Advisor

Installing latest patches for HP-UX with oracle installed

Dear all,
Is there is any restrictions for installing O.S patches on a system with Oracle installed?
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Asif Sharif
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing latest patches for HP-UX with oracle installed

Hi Nafez,

what OS patches? Qualitypack?, see the special instructions, take Ignite OS backup and if reboot required, shutdown databases.

Regards,
Asif Sharif
Nafez ALNajjar
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing latest patches for HP-UX with oracle installed

I mean the system recommended patches that you got from the patch database by using SWAINV script.
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Installing latest patches for HP-UX with oracle installed

Hi :

> I mean the system recommended patches that you got from the patch database by using SWAINV script.

Use the newer SWA (Software Assistant) to analyze, download and create a depot of patches for installation:

www.hp.com/go/swa

Regards!

...JRF...
Nafez ALNajjar
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing latest patches for HP-UX with oracle installed

Dear James,
I would like to be sure that installing the required patches(even with SWA),on HP-UX box with Oracle installed won't cause any problem for the oracle database.
And is there any official statements(from Oracle or HP) for the Health of this action??
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor
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Re: Installing latest patches for HP-UX with oracle installed

I have had very little trouble installing HP-UX patches on a system running Oracle.

The one things I almost always do is relink all Oracle binaries after the system has been patched, just in case any libraries changed.

Instructions for relinking Oracle can be found on Oracle's Metalink site.
Viktor Balogh
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing latest patches for HP-UX with oracle installed

if you've downloaded the required patches, check if it requires a reboot:

# swlist -l fileset -a is_reboot -s DEPOT.depot \*

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Bob E Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing latest patches for HP-UX with oracle installed

Include in that list the patches that *might* cause a reboot (-s dynamic_module). Any module that cannot be dynamically unloaded will require a reboot.

Also, SWA and ITRC Patch Assessment share code. Each is better at certain use cases. The folks working on SWA are better looking of course... ;-)