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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

using start CD 12.2.0.49 with R12.2 Stage

New version of start CD has been release for Oracle EBS R12.2. Every new version will of start CD will included bug fixes and enhancements. Oracle always recommend to use the latest version of start CD for EBS Installations and upgrades.

If you preparing a fresh stage then directly you can use "buildStage.sh" script from "start CD 12.2.0.49" for preparing your stage,

If stage is already in place and you want to update it with the latest startCD then you can follow all listed below Instructions.

STEPS:

1) Download patch form MOS (need valid CSI)
2) verify the version of existing start CD
3) Copy startCD-49 to Stage area  and rename/delete the existing "stardCD" directory
4) Run "builStage.sh" script to copy latest Tech Patches to Stage area.


1) Download patch form MOS (need valid CSI)

You need to have a valid support contract to download this patch



2) verify the version of existing start CD

You can verify version of startCD from two utilities "rapidwiz" and "RapidWizVersion"



- You can use "rapidwiz -verison" command to check the existing version of your stardCD


- You can also use "RapidWizVerison" utility from the startCD itself to find out the version.


3) Copy startCD-49 to Stage area  and rename/delete the existing "startCD" directory

After unzipping both patch zipped files it will generate "startCD" directory. This directory should be copied to existing stage directory after renaming/deleting the existing stage directory.

[root@erpnode3 R12_Stage]# mv startCD startCD_48
[root@erpnode3 R12_Stage]# mv startCD_49 startCD
[root@erpnode3 R12_Stage]# cd startCD
[root@erpnode3 startCD]# ls
autorun.inf  component.label  Disk1  README.txt  ShelExec.exe  welcome.html
[root@erpnode3 startCD]#

4) Run "buildstage.sh" script to copy latest Tech Patches to Stage area

"buildstage.sh" script should be executed from the latest start CD.

- Check the size of TechPatches directory before copying the latest one-off patches

[root@erpnode3 R12_Stage]# ls -l TechPatches/
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 55 root root 4096 Oct 27 20:37 DB
drwxr-xr-x 69 root root 4096 Oct 27 20:37 MiddleTier
[root@erpnode3 R12_Stage]# du -sh TechPatches/
1.3G    TechPatches/
[root@erpnode3 R12_Stage]#

The size of the directory is 1.3 GB.




 - Select option 2 for copying patches to an existing stage area, This will copy all latest one-off patches to the available R12 Stage directory.




- Select the required platform. This patch is generic and it contains patches for all certified platforms.


- copying patches to stage area

- check the size of TechPatches directory after copying patches


[root@erpnode3 R12_Stage]# ls -l TechPatches/
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 56 root root 4096 Jan  6 15:21 DB
drwxr-xr-x 71 root root 4096 Jan  6 15:21 MiddleTier
[root@erpnode3 R12_Stage]# du -sh TechPatches/
1.5G    TechPatches/
[root@erpnode3 R12_Stage]#

- Now the size of directory is 1.5 GB, it copied nearly 200 MB of one-off patches to an existing stage area.

Conclusion:

If you're planning to Install/Upgrade to oracle EBS R12.2.4 then I would highly recommend to use latest startCD. This will prepare your system ready for R12.2.4 upgrade it will Install most of the required pre-requisites patches for R12.2.4 upgrade. If you Install/Upgrade with older version of startCD then you may need to Install all these patches manually. 

Also always keep an eye on MOS note :
"Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (Doc ID 1594274.1)"

 This tech note contains all patches and bugs included in different startCD and all other required patches,

Hope its helpful :)

thanks for reading.

regards,
X A H E E R

1 comment:

ㅤㅤjampani said...

We have installation done 6 Months ago and the stage directory is not there.How to find out which startcd(49,50,51) has been used.