I have running a 220.127.116.11.0 Grid Infrastructure with 18.104.22.168.0 database. Our application team has given a nod for the upgrade. The application has a limitation that it supports only 22.214.171.124.0 with the latest PSU but has not been certified to run on 126.96.36.199.0.
So considering this requirement what do you suggest the best strategy:
1. Upgrade the Grid Infrastructure to 188.8.131.52.0 and upgrade the database to 184.108.40.206.0. So that I keep provision in the near future for the DB upgrade to 220.127.116.11.0.
2. Upgrade the Grid Infrastructure to 18.104.22.168.0 and upgrade the database to 22.214.171.124.0.
I hope someone would have kept the configurations like in the first point and had no issues.
Thanks and best regards,
I would go for an OPTION 1. 126.96.36.199 grid infrastructure is compatible with 188.8.131.52 database. We have the same scenario. Our third party app only supports 184.108.40.206 and vendor is working to upgrade app to support 220.127.116.11. So we did go with the option 1 and we do not have any problem.
Check more for compatibility:
Oracle Clusterware - ASM - Database Version Compatibility (Doc ID 337737.1)