This section details how to prepare and apply BMC Database Automation patch packages for Oracle quarterly patches.
The following table describes the files you must download to prepare and apply BDA patch packages and Oracle quarterly patches and where you must place the contents.
|Files (.zip) to Download||Example||Description||Required Location|
|BMC Database Automation patch package wrappers from BMC||GIPSU-Oct2014-188.8.131.52-Linux-x86-64.zip||Placeholder (0 KB archive) for corresponding Oracle patch media||Patch Repository in BMC Database Automation GUI|
|Quarterly patch media from Oracle||p18705901_121010_Linux-x86-64.zip|
Actual Oracle patch media. In the example file name, 18705901 is the patch ID.
Patch Repository in BMC Database Automation GUI
|OPatch utility from Oracle||/app/clarity/oracle_media/p6880880_102000_Linux-x86-64.zip||OPatch utility. In the example file name, 6880880 is the patch ID.||/app/clarity/oracle_media directory on the Manager|
Download the quarterly BMC Database Automation patch package wrappers.
Download the quarterly patch media from Oracle.
On the Oracle support site, perform a search of the patch ID or OPatch ID to locate the files more quickly. When you download the Oracle patch media, the latest OPatch utility is also downloaded with it.
Import the patch package wrapper (downloaded in Step 1) into the Patch Repository.
In the Patch Repository page, click Import Package.
Click Browse to select a patch package file.
Replace the imported zero-length placeholder file contained in the patch package with the actual Oracle media.
From the Management Console, select Patching > Patch Repository in the Context Frame.
In the Patch Repository page, select the imported patch package and select Edit from the list box for that row.
The following patch management options are available for each patch package in the Patch Repository Listing page.
Displays patch package details.
|Verification||Displays the Oracle Patch Installation Verification page so that you can view patch candidates and selected options for patching.|
|Conflicts||Displays the Oracle Patch Conflicts Check page so that you can check for Oracle patch conflicts based on the patch package and candidates selected.|
Displays the patch package settings and permits changes to be made.
Enables you to export a BMC Database Automation patch package from the patch repository. When you export a patch package, a .zip file is created and downloaded to the location that you specify.
Removes that patch package from BMC Database Automation.
The Patch Repository Listing page also contains the following buttons:
The quarterly BMC Database Automation patch package wrappers provided by BMC include a checksum to validate that the actual Oracle patch media that you uploaded into the patch package wrapper (see Step 4 in the preceding section) is the exact Oracle patch media that was tested by BMC.
To disable (ignore) the checksum, use a patching .xml template and add the following custom field:
Then, when initiating an Apply Patch job, select the template, and select No from the Validate Patch custom field in the Custom Fields page of the wizard:
For more information about working with templates and custom fields, see Adding custom fields to a template.