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I am happy to announce that, some more pending patch wrappers are available as a part of the Batch 3 with support team. Below is the complete list of available patch wrappers along with ETA for remaining patch wrappers that are still under certification. Kindly get in touch with support team to consume these available certified patch wrappers.

 

Patch Name

DB Version

Platforms

ETA

RU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
**++GIRU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64

Available

++GIRU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64

Available

RU-OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64

Available

++GIRU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
PSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64

Available

OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64

Available

PSU-OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64

Available

++GIPSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
CPU11.2.0.4HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64

Available

AIX: September 4th

PSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64

Available

PSU-OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64

Available

GIPSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
PSU12.1.0.2Win64Available
RU12.2.01Win64Available
RU18.0.0.0Win64August 31st
RU19.0.0.0Win64Available
OJVM12.1.0.2Win64Available
OJVM12.02.01Win64Available
OJVM18.0.0.0Win64August 31st
OJVM19.0.0.0Win64Available

 

**Oracle 19c is supported from BDA 20.19.R2 version onward. For 19.0.0.0 GIRU patch wrapper kindly refer to below blog post if you are on BDA 20.19.R2 version.

     Oracle 19c Grid October 2019 Patch Related Hotfix Available for BDA 2019R2

If you are already on version BDA 20.19.R3 or later, then you can ignore this note.

 

++For BDA version up to 20.19.R2 kindly refer to below blog post before patching your grid environments which are in versions 12.1.0.2, 12.2.0.1, 18.0.0.0, 19.0.0.0.

BDA Oracle Patch Wrappers: Confirmation From Oracle on Ownership Change for "sqlplus" file under GRID_HOME

  If you are already on version BDA 20.19.R3 or later, then you can ignore this note.

 

Kindly watch this space for availability on remaining patch wrappers.

 

Also share your feedback on these wrappers.

 

Happy Patching!!!

 

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As per Oracle Quarterly Patch schedule, Oracle Quarterly Patches are available from 14th July. These patches are available on Oracles' website.

 

BDA engineering team has downloaded these patches and has created the respective patch wrappers which are later consumed by BDA customers for patching purposes. Currently testing of these patch wrappers is in progress. This blog provides information about the availability of these patch wrappers for customers using BDA.

 

Uncertified patch wrappers are available for download with BDA Support team. Kindly get in touch with them to consume these uncertified patch wrappers.

 

To know more about uncertified patch wrappers kindly visit this community page: Faster Access To Patch Wrappers

 

As usual, Certified patch wrappers would be made available within 15 working days (after Oracle delivered them)

 

Kindly watch this space for more details on delivery date of individual patch wrapper and all kind of updates with respect to July 2020 Patch wrappers.

 

 

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The Database Automation team is very pleased to announce the availability of BDA version 2020 Release 1. 

 

This release adds some great new features and improves on the quality and reliability of the product. While you can find all the details in the release notes, here are the highlights:

 

  • SQL Server 2019 – BDA now fully supports SQL Server 2019
  • Chrome – You can now use Chrome as a supported browser for administering and using BDA
  • Product Alerts – Users of BDA will now be proactively notified whenever new releases, important security updates, or other critical items are available.
  • Managing Jobs – We’ve made it much easier to manage your jobs and to more easily view job history.  You can now easily see which servers a job ran on and filter and search the job list to more easily find the information you need.
  • MS SQL Server patching You can now add a “Reboot” step in the pre-patching or the post-patching of a SQL Server Instance. The feature is available for a single node, clusters and availability groups.

 

We hope you find the new features valuable.  You can download the product now from the BMC download site.   We look forward to your feedback on these new features here in the Bladelogic Database Automation community.

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I am happy to announce that, below Certified BDA Quarterly Patch Wrappers for April 2020 Quarter are available with support team. Windows specific patch wrappers are still under certification process.

 

Patch Name

DB Version

Platforms

ETA

RU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
GIRU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64

Available

++GIRU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
RU-OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
++GIRU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
PSU12.1.0.2HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
PSU-OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
++GIPSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Not Available
CPU11.2.0.4HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
PSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
PSU-OJVM11.2.0.4HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
GIPSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Not Available

 

++For BDA version up to 20.19.R2 kindly refer to below blog post before patching your grid environments which are in versions 12.1.0.2, 12.2.0.1, 18.0.0.0, 19.0.0.0.

BDA Oracle Patch Wrappers: Confirmation From Oracle on Ownership Change for "sqlplus" file under GRID_HOME

  If you are already on version BDA 20.19.R3 i.e. latest version, then you can ignore this note.

 

Kindly watch this space for availability on remaining patch wrappers.

 

Also share your feedback on these wrappers.

 

Happy Patching!!!

 

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As per Oracle Quarterly Patch schedule, Oracle Quarterly Patches are available from 14th April. These patches are available on Oracles' website.

 

BDA engineering team has downloaded these patches and has created the respective patch wrappers which are later consumed by BDA customers for patching purposes. Currently testing of these patch wrappers is in progress. This blog provides information about the availability of these patch wrappers for customers using BDA.

 

Uncertified patch wrappers are available for download with BDA Support team. Kindly get in touch with them to consume these uncertified patch wrappers.

 

To know more about uncertified patch wrappers kindly visit this community page: Faster Access To Patch Wrappers

 

As usual, Certified patch wrappers would be made available within 15 working days (after Oracle delivered them)

 

Kindly watch this space for more details on delivery date of individual patch wrapper and all kind of updates with respect to April 2020 Patch wrappers.

 

 

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I am happy to announce that, the Batch 1 of Certified BDA Quarterly Patch Wrappers are available with support team. This batch contains all the patch wrappers for platforms AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64 for all the supported Oracle versions. Windows Patch Wrappers are still under certification and will be made available soon. Kindly get in touch with support team to consume these available certified patch wrappers.

 

Patch Name

DB Version

Platforms

ETA

RU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
**++GIRU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64

Available

++GIRU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
RU-OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
++GIRU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
PSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
PSU-OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
++GIPSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
CPU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
PSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
PSU-OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
GIPSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available

 

**Oracle 19c is supported from BDA 20.19.R2 version onward. For 19.0.0.0 GIRU patch wrapper kindly refer to below blog post if you are on BDA 20.19.R2 version.

     Oracle 19c Grid October 2019 Patch Related Hotfix Available for BDA 2019R2

If you are already on version BDA 20.19.R3 i.e. latest version, then you can ignore this note.

 

++For BDA version up to 20.19.R2 kindly refer to below blog post before patching your grid environments which are in versions 12.1.0.2, 12.2.0.1, 18.0.0.0, 19.0.0.0.

BDA Oracle Patch Wrappers: Confirmation From Oracle on Ownership Change for "sqlplus" file under GRID_HOME

  If you are already on version BDA 20.19.R3 i.e. latest version, then you can ignore this note.

 

Kindly watch this space for availability on remaining patch wrappers.

 

Also share your feedback on these wrappers.

 

Happy Patching!!!

 

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As per the Oracle Quarterly Patch schedule, Oracle Quarterly Patches are available from 14th January 2020. These patches will be available on the Oracles website.

 

BDA engineering team has downloaded these patches and have created the respective patch wrappers which are later consumed by BDA customers for patching purposes. This blog provides information about the availability of these patch wrappers for customers using BDA.

 

After Oracle releases quarterly patches on 14th January 2020, as usual:

     1. Uncertified patch wrappers have made available.

     2. Certified patch wrappers would be made available within 15 working days (after Oracle delivers them)

 

Kindly watch this space for more details on the delivery date of individual patch wrapper and all kinds of updates with respect to January 2020 Patch wrappers.

 

NOTE: If you have a grid environment in your infrastructure, where you use BDA provided patch wrappers to patch these grid homes and grid databases, then make sure you read the following blog and take necessary steps before patching begins.

          BDA Oracle Patch Wrappers: Confirmation From Oracle on Ownership Change for "sqlplus" file under GRID_HOME

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I’m pleased to announce that BMC Database Automation 2019 Release 3 is now available for download.

 

While you can find the complete list of enhancements in the release notes, I’ll share some of the highlights with you here:

 

  • Improved REST API – We’ve extended the API to allow you to automate even more of your process and made it easier for you to put to use.
    • New DB2 and SAP provisioning functions
    • New API calls for approval functions and patch conflicts.
    • A new Swagger UI that makes it easy to learn and test calls for the API

 

  • Compliance: DISA compliance rules have been updated to the latest standards for Oracle and SQL Server.  This helps you automate the process of auditing your databases and applying the settings needed to keep them secure. 

              

  • IBM DB2 11.5 (Enterprise Server Edition) support

 

  • Patch level via the UI: You can now add Microsoft patch level via the BDA user interface.  No need to edit the file manually when updating to address a newly released Microsoft Patch

 

  • Oracle 19c Media Path: The Oracle 19c media path has been updated so that you no longer need to unzip the media for version 18c and forward

 

  • Security enhancements – Our security team is constantly scanning the code and testing the product to ensure it’s updated for any new threats.  This version continues that process with several new updates.

 

  • Bug Decimation – We’ve crushed a number of bugs to make the product even more reliable. You can find the list here.

 

If you have any questions or feedback, you can post them in the comments here, you can post a new message in the Bladelogic Database Automation community, or you can contact the support team by logging a ticket here.

 

On behalf of the Database Automation team here at BMC, I sincerely hope you enjoy this new update to the product.

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I am happy to announce that final Batch 3 of Certified BDA Quarterly Patch Wrappers is available with support team. This batch contains all the patch wrappers for platforms AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64 for all the supported Oracle versions. Kindly get in touch with support team to consume these available certified patch wrappers.

 

Patch Name

DB Version

Platforms

ETA

RU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64, WindowsAvailable
OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
GIRU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64, WindowsAvailable
OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64

Available

GIRU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64, WindowsAvailable
OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64, WindowsAvailable
RU-OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
GIRU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
PSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64, WindowsAvailable
OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64, WindowsAvailable
PSU-OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
GIPSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
CPU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
PSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64, WindowsAvailable
OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64, WindowsAvailable
PSU-OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
GIPSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available

 

Kindly watch this space for availability on remaining patch wrappers.

 

Also share your feedback on these wrappers.

 

Happy Patching!!!

 

NOTE: BDA latest version 2019R2 supports Oracle 19c on Linux (both standalone and grid) and Windows (Standalone) platforms. To apply patch wrapper against Oracle version 19c Grid Setup, you need to apply a HOTFIX to BDA version 2019R2. Kindly get in touch with support team to get this HOTFIX.

 

To know more about this HOTFIX, kindly visit this page:     Oracle 19c Grid October 2019 Patch Related Hotfix Available for BDA 2019R2

 

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While testing October 2019 quarterly patch wrapper for Oracle 19c Grid setup on Linux environment, it was observed that one of the cluster related command "crsctl" output is slightly different than that for earlier versions of Oracle databases. Due to this change, one of the BDA's activity during grid patching "AutoStart Services" was failing. To address this command output change, we had to modify the BDA code. This modified BDA code is available through the HOTFIX.

 

So, if you are trying to patch your Oracle 19c Grid Setup with October 2019 GIPSU patch, make sure you apply the HOTFIX in advance i.e. before you start patching.

 

Kindly get in touch with our support team to get this HOTFIX.

 

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I am happy to announce that Batch 2 of Certified BDA Quarterly Patch Wrappers are available with support team. This batch contains all the pending Grid patch wrappers for platforms AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64 for all the supported Oracle versions except for 19c along with already delivered Single Instance patch wrappers for all the platforms and for all the Oracle versions. Grid patch wrapper for other Oracle versions 19c will be made available soon. Windows Patch Wrappers are still under certification and will be made available soon. Kindly get in touch with support team to consume these available certified patch wrappers.

 

Patch Name

DB Version

Platforms

ETA

RU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
GIRU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64TBD
RU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64

Available

GIRU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
RU-OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
GIRU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
PSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
PSU-OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
GIPSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
CPU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
PSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
PSU-OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
GIPSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available

 

Kindly watch this space for availability on remaining patch wrappers.

 

Also share your feedback on these wrappers.

 

Happy Patching!!!

 

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I am happy to announce that Batch 1 of Certified BDA Quarterly Patch Wrappers are available with support team. This batch contains all the Single Instance patch wrappers for platforms AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64 for all the supported Oracle versions. Grid patch wrappers are available for Oracle version 11.2.0.4. Grid patch wrappers for other Oracle versions (12.2.0.1, 18c and 19c) will be made available soon. Certified Windows Patch Wrappers are still under certification. Kindly get in touch with support team to consume these available certified patch wrappers.

 

Patch Name

DB Version

Platforms

ETA

RU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
GIRU19.0.0.0Linux-x86-64TBD
RU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64Available
RU-OJVM18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64

Available

GIRU18.0.0.0Linux-x86-64TBD
RU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
RU-OJVM12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
GIRU12.2.0.1AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64TBD
PSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
PSU-OJVM12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64Available
GIPSU12.1.0.2AIX, HPUX-IA64, Linux-x86-64, Solaris64TBD
CPU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
PSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
PSU-OJVM11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available
GIPSU11.2.0.4AIX, HP64, HPUX-IA64,  Linux-x86-64,  Solaris64Available

 

Kindly watch this space for availability on remaining patch wrappers.

 

Also share your feedback on these wrappers.

 

Happy Patching!!!

 

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As per Oracle Quarterly Patch schedule, Oracle Quarterly Patches will be available from 15th October. These patches will be available on Oracles' website.

 

BDA engineering team will download these patches on this date and start creating the respective patch wrappers which are later consumed by BDA customers for patching purposes. This blog provides information about the availability of these patch wrappers for customers using BDA.

 

After Oracle releases quarterly patches on 15th October, as usual:

     1. Uncertified patch wrappers will be made available within 3 to 5 working days (after Oracle delivers them) and

     2. Certified patch wrappers would be made available within 15 working days (after Oracle delivers them)

 

Kindly watch this space for more details on delivery date of individual patch wrapper and all kind of updates with respect to October 2019 Patch wrappers.

 

NOTE: If you have grid environment in your infrastructure, where you use BDA provided patch wrappers to patch these grid homes and grid databases, then make sure you read below blog and take necessary steps before patching begins.

          BDA Oracle Patch Wrappers: Confirmation From Oracle on Ownership Change for "sqlplus" file under GRID_HOME

 

 

To know more about BDA Patch Wrappers visit this page: BDA Patch Wrappers for Oracle

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We had earlier reported an issue while patching Oracle GRID environment using BDA product with the help of patch wrappers. The issue is described here. We were continuously following up with Oracle for almost 3 months, to confirm this ownership change. Today we got the confirmation from Oracle on the same. Oracle says, the ownership of the file "$GRID_HOME/bin/sqlplus" is changed from "<grid_user>/oinstall" to "root:oinstall" after applying the GIRU/GIPSU patches from April 2019 onward. This is an expected behavior. However Oracle does not have any documentation as of today which talks about this change. Oracle support person has confirmed this on the request I raised with them. Reference of this request is:

          SR 3-20452464551 : After applying GIRU April2019, the permission of "$GRID_HOME/bin/sqlplus" changed to root:oinstall.

 

How it affects BDA's logic of applying patches using its patch wrappers:

     BDA uses "GRID_HOME/bin/sqlplus" file to determine the ownership of Oracle Software. As the ownership is changed from Oracle side, we have to change the logic within BDA to determine the ownership of Oracle Software. So going forward BDA will use "$GRID_HOME/bin/oracle" file instead of "$GRID_HOME/bin/sqlplus" file to determine the ownership of Oracle Software. This file exists in all oracle home types (db, crs, grid) and will always be owned by the id that owns the database.

 

When this change will be available in product:

     This change will be available in the upcoming release i.e. 2019 R3

 

What about Oracle patches that are released by Oracle till the availability of above BDA version:

     The patch wrappers which BMC will release for further quarters till the release of BDA 2019 R3 version will be modified so that post patching of such patches the ownership of "$GRID_HOME/bin/sqlplus" will be changed to "<grid_user>:oinstall". So going forward, customers will not face any issue during patching due to ownership issues. We have already confirmed with Oracle that, this change of ownership post applying the respective patch is acceptable and it does no harm to the installed Oracle Software.

  

     However we think of below two situations in your environments. You have to take step(s) according to the situation applicable to your environment:

          Situation 1: If prior to patching, the file "$GRID_HOME/bin/sqlplus" is owned by "root:oinstall" then change the ownership of "$GRID_HOME/bin/sqlplus" from "root:oinstall" to "<grid_user>:oinstall". Then carry out a “node rescan” through BDA. Then go for patching. Ownership of the file can be changed manually or using custom action in case there is no access to the server.

          Situation 2: If prior to patching, the file "$GRID_HOME/bin/sqlplus" is owned correctly by "<grid_user>:oinstall", then no need to do anything.

 

Hope this information helps. Kindly leave your comments below if you are looking for any further information around patching or have any doubt on the above provided information.

 

NOTE: This information is applicable to only grid patches that is GIPSU and GIRU. For other patches like PSU, OJVM, RU, PSU-OJVM, RU-OJVM, everything remains the same. There is no change in the patching logic for these patches.

Eric Liszt

BDA "How To" Videos

Posted by Eric Liszt Employee Aug 30, 2019
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Today I just wanted to remind everyone of a  great resources for BDA... our "How To" Videos on YouTube.

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If you want to learn how to do things in BDA such as patch, provision, enforce compliance or even create custom commands, we have some great videos to show you how to do these things.  The videos are typically between 2 and 4 minutes long and give you everything you need to know to understand the concept and put the feature to use.

 

Here are a few examples:

 

And these are just a few of what is available.  The see them all, check out our BDA YouTube Channel.  The entire list is there.

 

If there are other videos you would like to see us produce, please just drop a comment here or create a thread in the message section of the Bladelogic Database Automation community.

 

Thanks!

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