Determine patching status on R12.2 with adop
The adop online patching utility is located in $AD_TOP/bin – which may or may not be in your path.
To check the status of adop patching do this.
Many normal maintenance procedures and adpreclone require the status to be inactive.
Miscellaneous adop info
The normal adop patching cycle looks like this.
adop phase=apply patches=<patch_number1>,<patch_number2> workers=<number_of_worker>
adop phase=finalize workers=<number_of_worker> (called automatically)
adop phase=cutover workers=<number_of_worker>
adop phase=cleanup (called automatically)
Here’s an Oracle Support Doc ID that trains you with a series of short “adop” related videos:
E-Business Suite – ADOP Basic Usage Training Videos [Video] (Doc ID 2103131.1)
The “adop” online patching utility differs from adpatch and opatch in that it can look for patches in a specific directory. This is:
The environment variable PATCH_TOP points at the absolute path
It is not clear – if this directory is used automatically by default – or you have to cd into the patch directory – I am researching
Using admsi.pl – to generate patching instructions
Set your display and:
Using various apply_mode features
apply_mode=<one of the following>
Downtime apply mode is new to 12.2.4 I hear.
Hotpatch should only be used when the patch directions clearly state that it can or should be used. Backing out of hotpatch mode can be a pain.
Oracle’s adop documentation as of today