The base release for Essbase products is 188.8.131.52.100 so you will already be at that level.
You should be able apply 16171601 or 16674524, .103 should contain previous patches.
Thank you John.
Hi John / All,
I am planning to patch all components up to the latest patch... I am not sure what strategy would be better. Could someone kindly advice on this...
1. Apply patches Component-wise:
- I could apply all patches for one component and then proceed to the next component..Check if the services are running fine or if the defects are fixed and then proceed.
- Eg. Patch Essbase server to 184.108.40.206.103 from 220.127.116.11.100. Then patch Essbase Studio from 18.104.22.168.000 to 22.214.171.124.103.
2. Patch all components to a particular version :
- Patch all components to the same version. This makes sense to me as patches are rolled out together.. so as having one component with the latest patches might have issues working with a less-recently patched component..
- Eg. Patch Essbase and Essbase studio components to 126.96.36.199.101. Then patch these components to 188.8.131.52.102...
Also, in the case of the below patches:
16171583-PATCH SET UPDATE: HYPERION ESSBASE CLIENT 184.108.40.206.103 (Patch)
16171585-PATCH SET UPDATE: HYPERION ESSBASE RTC 220.127.116.11.103 (Patch)
16171586-PATCH SET UPDATE: HYPERION ESSBASE SERVER 18.104.22.168.103 (Patch)
.. for "Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)" can be applied on releases: "22.214.171.124.100,126.96.36.199.101,188.8.131.52.102"
3. Can I run opatch for above patches and then proceed with the restart and other mentioned activities..? or is it that every patch needs to be applied individually?
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Your approach 1 should also be fine, because as per Oracle readmes, you can apply latest patch (.103) to the base version(.100) as well. So directly going from .100 -> .103 is fine.
As John says, this should cover patches in between. No need to apply every patch (.101 / .102) i.e. individually.
After applying all patches, you can cross check them (patch number & defect fixed) using Opatch lsinventory command.
Thanks Santy. Once I finish applying .103, I will run opatch to check if intermediate patch the .102 was applied..
Ok...I don't think you will see patch numbers for intermediate patches (.102/.101).
It should cover the "bug fixed" that are with intermediate patches.
okay. The thing is, I do not see the defects in .102 or any other intermediate patches, so there is no way to verify whether they got fixed. So from what I have understood how patches should work - if I apply the latest patch that can be applied on some base patch, then the intermediate "bug fixes" would always be part of the latest patch.
Hi John, yes I did notice that for the Essbase Server patches.
But for the Essbase Studio patches (mentioned in the top-most post) there was no such mention - thus my doubt...
Thanks again for your guidance!
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As the patch does not say it requires previous patches and says it can be applied to 184.108.40.206.100 then I would take it as cumulative.