Oracle Support Update. Owen Ireland Advanced Support Engineer.
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Owen IrelandAdvanced Support Engineer
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126.96.36.199 New Features
Release Schedule of EM Releases / Patch Sets Note 793512.1
Enterprise Manager recommended patches Note 822485.1
Latest release 188.8.131.52 (Patchset 3) June 2014
Over 11,000 bugs fixed and 100+ new features were added
Full install with upgrade path
* Patch Numbers not available at time of writing.
Free Extended Support to Jan 2016
10.2.0.5 Sev1 fixes only (no security patches) to July 2015
Lifetime support policy:
184.108.40.206.2 + : Extended Support fee will be waived from Oct 2014 – Sep 2015
-Master Note For Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Database/Client Installation/Upgrade/Migration (Non-RAC) Note 1520299.1
-11.2 to 220.127.116.11 Grid Infrastructure and Database Upgrade on Exadata Database Machine (useful for non-Exadata too)Note 1555059.1
-Pre 12.1 Database Issues in 12c Grid Infrastructure EnvironmentNote 1568834.1
18.104.22.168/3 Fixed in 22.214.171.124 Note 13605839.8
See Appendix for older alerts!
Affects versions 126.96.36.199/188.8.131.52 Note 17761775.8
184.108.40.206 onlyFixed in PSU3 and 220.127.116.11Note 13467683.8
18.104.22.168+ Fixed in 22.214.171.124.PSU8 Note 1561271.1
126.96.36.199+ Fixed in 188.8.131.52 Note 1390632.1
Fixed ESS 184.108.40.206.1
Applies to DBs 220.127.116.11.BP12 and earlier running HCC.
and existing datafile resized
18.104.22.168 Fixed in 22.214.171.124.9Note 13550185.8
126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52Note 1191474.1
10.1 to 11.2 Fixed in 184.108.40.206Note 1206814.1
9.2 to 11.2 Fixed in 220.127.116.11 Note 1229669.1
18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 Fixed in 126.96.36.199 Note 1066229.1
GCS– Global Customer Support; the analysts within Oracle Support that own and work on Service Requests
BDE – Bug Detection and Escalation; also part of Oracle Support, these are engineers who have access to the source code to check for or confirm the existence of a bug
Sustaining Engineering – formerly known as DDR; the team within Development that creates patches
Base Development – the developers who work on the current and future versions of the software, each owning a small section of code
ACS - Advanced Customer Services; mission critical support services for complex IT environments to help maximize performance, achieve higher availability and reduce risk
Interim Patch this is the official name for a one-off patch
Conflict – two or more bugfixes which modify the same source code files; if this is the case then only one can be applied, otherwise the code for the fixes will need to be “merged” to produce a new label
Merge – a combination of labels; if for example you have two bugfixes which touch the same files then you would need to have those fixes merged together, producing one new patch with a new label
Backport – also known as an OOB or One-Off Backport, this is a change or fix in a later piece of code which is then retrospectively applied as a patch to an earlier level of the code e.g. a fix in 188.8.131.52 might then be backported on top of 10.2.0.5 and made available as an interim patch
Patchset - A patchset is a tested and integrated set of product fixes. Patch sets provide bug fixes only; they do not include new functionality and they do not require certification on the target system”…
but that has changed in 184.108.40.206 see later slides
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