You apply a patch to an Oracle database to update it to the latest release of the database software.

This procedure uses PSU 12419378 as an example.

Verify that a base database virtual machine of the Oracle database is available.

Configure the update chain.

1

Connect to the Base DBVM console.

You can connect from the vSphere client or other SSH terminals.

2

Download the PSU 12419378 package from the Oracle Web site.

3

Upload p5880880_112000_Linux-x86-64.zip to the /tmp directory in the database virtual machine.

4

Upgrade the patch according to README.txt.

5

Apply PSU 12419378 according to README.html.

Refer to the patch post-installation instructions in the Patch Set Update README material.

6

Create a post upgrade script in this DBVM.

The file is located in /opt/aurora/agent2/plugin/vdd_linux_oracle_11/upgrade_script. Rename the file postupgrade_script.

7

Set file privileges to 777 to make this file readable and executable.

8

Copy the script to the postupgrade_script file.

The following is a sample script to be executed.

#!/bin/bash
sqlplus / as sysdba << EOF
startup
@$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/catbundle.sql cpu apply
quit
EOF

You updated the base database virtual machine with PSU 12419378

You can convert the base database virtual machine to a target database template. See Convert a Base DBVM into a Base DB Template.