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OAS 5.5 Upgrade OAS 7.6 (March 2024) Failed Status during UA Upgrade

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Hi,

I am currently in the process of upgrading Oracle Analytics Server 5.5 to its latest 2024 iteration and have encountered challenges with the Upgrade Assistant (UA). Below are the steps I have undertaken for the upgrade:

  1. Rename the Oracle_Home to Oracle_Home_old (/u01/app/oracle/product/fmw_old)
  2. Fresh Install Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1.4
  3. Fresh Install Oracle Analytics Server 7.6
  4. Install those path same as existing Oracle_Home (/u01/app/oracle/product/fmw)
  5. Run UA -readiness (Result all ok)

6. Run UA upgrade All schema used by Domain

7. Run UA upgrade again for the All configuration used by Domain

Get the error during Examine Oracle JRF

Attach with the log file

Thank you in advance to anyone who might be able to provide insight or assistance. I'm open to any suggestions and happy to provide more details if needed. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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  • Tiang
    Tiang ✭✭
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    Hi @Gianni Ceresa,

    To mitigate potential issues during the upgrade, I renamed the old binaries to "fmw_old", ensuring the possibility of reverting to the previous state if necessary. Additionally, I performed a fresh installation of the new binaries under the same name, aiming to prevent the need for modifications in the application paths that depend on them.

    I identified the primary reason for the initial failure in my upgrade process: I overlooked the step of reconfiguring the domain first. Thus, the correct sequence should be: Upgrade Database Schema > Reconfigure Domain > Upgrade Domain Configuration. Following this revised order, I was able to successfully continue with the upgrade.

    Furthermore, I acknowledge that naming my binaries folder "fmw" may not align with best practices. I will take this into consideration for future upgrades.

    Thank you for your suggestions and answers; they have been invaluable to my process.

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  • Hi,

    just a random guess based on the process you described and the error in your log file.

    Can't you install the binaries in a new folder? You are renaming the folder with the old binaries, which is the same as just deleting everything before to even start the ugrade.

    All that just because you want to reuse the same folder name for the new binaries.

    To me it sounds like you are asking to have issues with this…

    It you do use a different folder name for the new binaries, you will not have an error of a 5.5.0 component not found in the folder that was the old binaries, but that is now already the new binaries.

    That's why a common approach is to name the binaries folder with the version installed (also to quickly know what product you are dealing with), for example "oas_5.5.0" and "oas_7.6.0". Also a quick note: you called your binaries folder "fmw", but that thing doesn't contain just the Fusion Middleware, it also contains OAS, and that's actually the most important information.

    I would try that …

  • SteveF-Oracle
    SteveF-Oracle ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Tiang

    I am going to restate what @Gianni Ceresa mentions, but in a slightly different way because you use "rename", and that can be much different than "move".

    I too, use that same methodology because I always want $ORACLE HOME as 'oas_home' and $DOMAIN_HOME as 'oas_domain', but to each their own for their naming conventions.

    So, the steps I would use in your case are:

    • mv /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw_old
    • mkdir /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw (empty directory)
    • Install FMw 12.1.2.4 Infrastructure binaries in /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw
    • Install OAS 2024 binaries in /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw
    • Rest of your steps according to the Upgrade Guide
    • Move em.ear manually from /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw_old
      Doc ID 2948266.1
    • start.sh (assuming RCU database is already running and accessible), and confirm login to WLS Console, FMw Control, Analytics (/dv, /analytics, /xmlpserver), etc.
    • Remove old home.


    Can you confirm the first 4 bullet points are what you executed, or you did something slightly different.?


  • SteveF-Oracle
    SteveF-Oracle ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Tiang - Thanks for sharing the missed step.. I guess my browser had not refreshed 🤦‍♂️