Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Oracle Cloud : Database as a Service (DBaaS) - Patch Service

One of the main benefits of DBaaS is it should simplify day-to-day maintenance using automation and tooling. This article provides a run through of patching a DBaaS service on the Oracle Cloud.

1. Navigate to Service


Log into your Oracle Cloud and navigate to the Oracle Database Cloud Service console. Click on the service you want to patch.

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Click on the "Administration" panel on the left side of the screen.

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The administration screen lists the available patches.

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2. Precheck


Click on the hamburger and select the "Precheck" option.

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A message shows precheck request has been submitted.

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Refreshing the page shows the status of the precheck.

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Once the precheck is complete, the status message will tell you if the precheck has failed or succeeded.

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3. Patch


Provided the precheck was successful, click on the hamburger and select the "Patch" option.

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Click the "Patch" button the on the "Patch Service" dialog.

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A message shows patch request has been submitted.

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Refreshing the page shows the status of the patch.

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Once complete, the latest patch activity is displayed in the navigation panel, and in the "Details of Last Patching Activity" section.

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