Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 5 (13.4.0.5) – Time to Patch the OMS

Availability and Information Release Update 13.4.0.5

Since some days, the Release Update 13.4.0.5 for the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 is available in My Oracle Support. Time to update my lab environment.

Note: This blog post describes how to apply the RU on an Oracle Enterprise Manager 13 Release 4 Oracle Management Server which is running on an Oracle Linux 7.6 machine. Applying the RU for agents is not part of of this blog post. For agent patching please visit readme of Patch 31544641: Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Platform Update 5 (13.4.0.5) for Oracle Management Agent.

The RU for the Oracle Management Server is generic and the compressed patch file has the size of 964.6 MB. Useful links for this Release Update like contained fixes and improvements:

From the Patch Readme:

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 5 for Oracle Management Service contains bug fixes, and can be applied on the following:

  • Oracle Management Service 13c Release 4 (13.4.0.0.0)
  • Any Release Update previously released for Oracle Management Service 13c Release 4 (13.4.0.0.0)

OMSPatcher Prerequisites 

OMSPatcher has to be version 13.9.4.1.0 for Enterprise Manager 13.4.0.0.0 – let’s verify it on my OEM environment:

If your OMSPatcher has an older release, take a look here how to update it: EM 13c: How To Upgrade Enterprise Manager 13.4 Cloud Control OMSPatcher Utility to Version 13.9.4.1.0 (Doc ID 2646080.1)

Transfer and extract Release Update

The RU is extracted in the stage directory on the OEM server:

Pre-Check

Run the pre-check to analyze the existing Oracle Enterprise Manager system.

Extract from the OMSPatch logfile, here in my case called omspatcher_2020-08-18_21-35-49PM_analyze.log.

These warnings can ignored, these are patches for plugins which I am not using. So the patch will not be applied here, for example:

  • oracle.sysman.emfa.oms.plugin (Enterprise Manager for Fusion Applications)
  • oracle.sysman.bda.oms.plugin (Oracle Big Data Appliance)

OPatch – The inventory shows Platform Update 13.4.0.3 which is my actual release.

About Enterprise Manager

Show the installed Plugins – emcli

Login

Sync emcli

List plugins

Release Update Apply

1st – Stop the OMS

2nd – Apply RU with OMSPatcher

I don’t use a credential file, therefore the username (if not using weblogic which is default) and the password for the Weblogic AdminServer has to be provied.

Warnings can be ignored as long they depend on plugins which are not installed.

OPatch – The inventory shows Platform Update 13.4.0.5 the RU is applied.

3rd – Start the OMS again

About Enterprise Manager

Summary

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 5 (13.4.0.5) – easy to apply, works!