Database 18c Patch

As of the Release date (17-Apr-2018), the only Oracle Database 18 software that is available is 18.1.0 for on-premise Exadata. Therefore, the following patches for Oracle Database 18 are only for on-premise Exadata systems that are running Oracle Database 18.1.0.

More Info: Database 18 Proactive Patch Information (Doc ID 2369376.1)

OPatch Utility Information

You must use the OPatch utility version 12.2.0.1.13 or later to apply this patch. Oracle recommends that you use the latest released OPatch version for 12.2, which is available for download from My Oracle Support patch 6880880 by selecting the 12.2.0.1.0 release.

Patch Information

Database Apr 2018 Release Update 18.2.0.0.180417 patches are cumulative. That is, the content of all previous Database bundles is included in the latest Database bundle patch.

To install the Database Apr 2018 Release Update 18.2.0.0.180417 patch, the Oracle home must have the 18.1 Database installed.

Checking the Production Version

In the next step, we can apply a patch 27676517 on 18.1 Database.

As we see now version changes to 18.2.0.0.0, but for the post-installation step, we have to start the database and open all PDBs (if applicable)

In the last step, we can run datapatch verbose

So, as we see it’s very simple approach to upgrading the version by applying the patch.

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