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 Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps 11i

 

 

1. What is Patch Wizard used for ?

2. How could I access Patch Wizard ?

3. Patch Wizard Preferences

4. Define Patch Filters

5. Downloading the Patch Information Bundle

6. Generate a report with the patches which are recommended to be applied

 

1. What is Patch Wizard used for ?

  • Using a RPL (Recommended Patch List) Patch Wizard determine which patches must be applied to keep your system current;

  • Downloads and merge patches;

  • Analyzes impact of patches.

NOTE: Oracle E-Business Suite Recommended Patch List could be generated from the following link as well:

https://rpl.oracle.com/ViewRPLBody.jsp

 

Here is the Patch Wizard Main Page which contains the main tasks we can perform with Patch Wizard:

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps - Manager

 

 

 

2. How could I access Patch Wizard ?

 

A) Connect to the Oracle Application Manager -> Site Map -> Maintenance -> Patch Wizard

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps - Maintenance

 

B) Connect to the Oracle Application Manager -> Applications Dashboard -> Overview -> "Navigate to" ... "Patch Wizard" -> Go

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps - tasks

 

 

3. Patch Wizard Preferences

 

To access the Patch Wizard Preferences, from the Patch Wizard main page, click on the "Tasks" icon associated to the "Patch Wizard Preferences". The new page will contains the new Patch Wizard Preferences page and the preferences we can set:

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps - preferances

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps - Language

 

One time the preferences will be chosen, press "OK".

 

On the next window click on "OK" button, in order to update the database with the value entered for Patch Wizard Preferences: 

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps - Confirmation

 

 

4. Define Patch Filters

 

To access the "Define Patch Filters", from the Patch Wizard main page, click on the "Tasks" icon associated to the "Define Patch Filters". The following window will appear:

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps

 

Here we can choose from the 3 pre-seeded filters or we can create a custom filter.

 

Recommended Patches: is for the current configuration (Oracle will show the patches we have to apply in order to fix some error for the current patch level).

 

New Code Levels: Oracle will show the patches we have to apply in order to get the latest patch level. 

 

If "Create New" button is pressed, we can create a custom filter, like in the following window:

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps

 

 

5. Downloading the Patch Information Bundle

 

The Recommended Patch List is downloaded from Metalink as a zip file (InfoBundle11i.zip). This file can be downloaded from this link: 

http://updates.oracle.com/download/InfoBundle11i.zip 

 

The file must be downloaded in the stage directory defined in the Patch Wizard Preferences. This file has around 161 Mb. The file must be downloaded from Metalink daily in order to have up-to-date reports. 

 

In order to update the database with the InfoBundle information we have to submit a job for this purpose: Patch Wizard page -> Click on "Task" icon for the "Recommend/Analyze Patches". Here we have to choose "Upload patch information bundle (no analysis)" and to click on "OK" button to start the job. 

 

To get the status of this task: 

Patch Wizard page -> Click on "Job Status" icon for the "Recommend/Analyze Patches"

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps

 

This job could take (the 1st time) between 1 hour and 4 hours. 

 

 

6. Generate a report with the patches which are recommended to be applied

 

From the "Recommend Patches" page, choose "Create Recommendation" and submit the job. 

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps

 

When the job will complete, we can see it on the "Patch Wizard" main page:

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps

 

To see the content of the report, we have to press on the "Details" icon. Here are the details of the report:

 

Patch Wizard in Oracle Apps

 

 

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