EM 13c : Patching EM with Release 4 Update 6 (13.4.0.6)

EM 13c : Patching EM with Release 4 Update 6 (13.4.0.6)

This week I had the opportunity to path EM 13c with Release 4 Update 6 (13.4.0.6) and I won’t lie, this post is more for me than anything else, so that I have in handy the steps I took to patch EM. One of the things I did prior to starting this exercise was to update the OMSpatcher, but I won’t go into details on how to to do it, you can find the information in MOS Doc ID 2646080.1.

The first thing I did was find the details of my OMS 

[oracle@hostname ~]$ export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/middleware
[oracle@hostname ~]$ echo $ORACLE_HOME
/u01/app/oracle/middleware

[oracle@hostname ~]$ $ORACLE_HOME/bin/emctl status oms -details
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 4
Copyright (c) 1996, 2020 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Enter Enterprise Manager Root (SYSMAN) Password :
Console Server Host        : oracleenterprisemanager
HTTP Console Port          : 7788
HTTPS Console Port         : 7803
HTTP Upload Port           : 4889
HTTPS Upload Port          : 4903
EM Instance Home           : /u01/app/oracle/gc_inst/em/EMGC_OMS1
OMS Log Directory Location : /u01/app/oracle/gc_inst/em/EMGC_OMS1/sysman/log
OMS is not configured with SLB or virtual hostname
Agent Upload is locked.
OMS Console is locked.
Active CA ID: 1
Console URL: https://oracleenterprisemanager:7803/em
Upload URL: https://oracleenterprisemanager:4903/empbs/upload

WLS Domain Information
Domain Name            : GCDomain
Admin Server Host      : oracleenterprisemanager
Admin Server HTTPS Port: 7102
Admin Server is RUNNING

Oracle Management Server Information
Managed Server Instance Name: EMGC_OMS1
Oracle Management Server Instance Host: oracleenterprisemanager
WebTier is Up
Oracle Management Server is Up
JVMD Engine is Up

BI Publisher Server Information
BI Publisher Managed Server Name: BIP
BI Publisher Server is Up

BI Publisher HTTP Managed Server Port   : 9701
BI Publisher HTTPS Managed Server Port  : 9803
BI Publisher HTTP OHS Port              : 9788
BI Publisher HTTPS OHS Port             : 9851
BI Publisher is locked.
BI Publisher Server named 'BIP' running at URL: https://oracleenterprisemanager:9851/xmlpserver/servlet/home
BI Publisher Server Logs: /u01/app/oracle/gc_inst/user_projects/domains/GCDomain/servers/BIP/logs/
BI Publisher Log        : /u01/app/oracle/gc_inst/user_projects/domains/GCDomain/servers/BIP/logs/bipublisher/bipublisher.log

The next thing I did was build the WebLogic encrypted configuration and key files. For this I need my weblogic password

[oracle@hostname ~]$ cd $ORACLE_HOME
[oracle@hostname ~]$ ./createkeys.sh -oh $ORACLE_HOME -location $HOME/working/antunez/em_keys
The oraclehome passed is valid.
Please enter weblogic admin server username: weblogic
Please enter weblogic admin server password:
Trying to get configuration and key files for the given inputs...
This operation will take some time. Please wait for updates...

Initializing WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) ...

Welcome to WebLogic Server Administration Scripting Shell

Type help() for help on available commands

wls:/offline> connect('weblogic','WEBLOGIC_PASSWORD','t3s://oracleenterprisemanager:7102')
Connecting to t3s://oracleenterprisemanager:7102 with userid weblogic ...
<Sep 28, 2020 12:49:51 PM MST> <Info> <Security> <BEA-090905> <Disabling the CryptoJ JCE Provider self-integrity check for better startup performance. To enable this check, specify -Dweblogic.security.allowCryptoJDefaultJCEVerification=true.>
<Sep 28, 2020 12:49:51 PM MST> <Info> <Security> <BEA-090906> <Changing the default Random Number Generator in RSA CryptoJ from ECDRBG128 to HMACDRBG. To disable this change, specify -Dweblogic.security.allowCryptoJDefaultPRNG=true.>
<Sep 28, 2020 12:49:51 PM MST> <Info> <Security> <BEA-090908> <Using the default WebLogic SSL Hostname Verifier implementation.>
Successfully connected to Admin Server "EMGC_ADMINSERVER" that belongs to domain "GCDomain".

wls:/GCDomain/serverConfig/> storeUserConfig('/home/oracle/working/antunez/em_keys/config','/home/oracle/working/antunez/em_keys/key')
Creating the key file can reduce the security of your system if it is not kept in a secured location after it is created. Creating new key...
The username and password that were used for this WebLogic Server connection are stored in /home/oracle/working/antunez/keys/config and /home/oracle/working/antunez/em_keys/key.
wls:/GCDomain/serverConfig/>
'createkeys' succeeded.

Once I had done this , I went ahead and created a property file so that it will be used during the patching activities and I won’t have to input the Weblogic information over and over

[oracle@hostname ~]$ cat $HOME/working/antunez/PropertyFile.txt
AdminServerURL=t3s://oracleenterprisemanager:7102
AdminConfigFile=/home/oracle/working/antunez/em_keys/config
AdminKeyFile=/home/oracle/working/antunez/em_keys/key

I will now go ahead and analyze if this patch is applicable to my OMS Home. One of the issues that I had with this command below, is that the hyphen for the analyze was being copied incorrectly from a VI file I had and when I pasted it, it was read incorrectly, so once I typed it manually I was able to proceed

[oracle@hostname ~]$ cd /u01/working/software/13.4.0.6/31767864
[oracle@hostname ~]$ export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/middleware
[oracle@hostname ~]$ export omspatcher=$ORACLE_HOME/OMSPATCHER/omspatcher
[oracle@hostname ~]$ export PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/OMSPatcher:$PATH
[oracle@hostname ~]$ omspatcher apply -analyze -property_file $HOME/working/antunez/PropertyFile.txt
OMSPatcher Automation Tool
Copyright (c) 2017, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.


OMSPatcher version : 13.9.4.2.0
OUI version        : 13.9.4.0.0
Running from       : /u01/app/oracle/middleware
Log file location  : /u01/app/oracle/middleware/cfgtoollogs/omspatcher/opatch2020-09-28_11-19-10AM_1.log

OMSPatcher log file: /u01/app/oracle/middleware/cfgtoollogs/omspatcher/31767864/omspatcher_2020-09-28_11-19-25AM_analyze.log
...
Configuration Validation: Success

Running apply prerequisite checks for sub-patch(es) "31661020,31661036,31812958,31661157,31661194,31661066" and Oracle Home "/u01/app/oracle/middleware"...
Sub-patch(es) "31661020,31661036,31812958,31661157,31661194,31661066" are successfully analyzed for Oracle Home "/u01/app/oracle/middleware"

Complete Summary
================


All log file names referenced below can be accessed from the directory "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/cfgtoollogs/omspatcher/2020-09-28_11-19-10AM_SystemPatch_31767864_1"

Prerequisites analysis summary:
-------------------------------

The following sub-patch(es) are applicable:

             Featureset                                             Sub-patches                                                                                  Log file
             ----------                                             -----------                                                                                  --------
  oracle.sysman.top.oms   31661020,31661036,31812958,31661157,31661194,31661066   31661020,31661036,31812958,31661157,31661194,31661066_opatch2020-09-28_11-19-24AM_1.log

The following sub-patches are incompatible with components installed in the OMS system:
31661186,31661124,31661089,30851102,31187567,31661173,31661078

....
7)  Could not apply the patch "31661078" because the "oracle.sysman.emfa.oms.plugin with version 13.4.1.0.0" core component of the OMS or the plug-in for which the patch is intended is either not deployed or deployed with another version in your Enterprise Manager system.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OMSPatcher Session completed with warnings.
Log file location: /u01/app/oracle/middleware/cfgtoollogs/omspatcher/31767864/omspatcher_2020-09-28_11-19-25AM_analyze.log

OMSPatcher completed with warnings.

I saw a couple of warnings regarding a few plugins that are not going to be applied, but that is ok.
The next step is to shutdown the OMS,

[oracle@hostname ~]$ emctl stop oms
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 4
Copyright (c) 1996, 2020 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Stopping Oracle Management Server...
Oracle Management Server Successfully Stopped
Oracle Management Server is Down
JVMD Engine is Down

Finally I’m ready to apply the patch (The log below is trimmed down)

[oracle@hostname ~]$ omspatcher apply -property_file $HOME/working/antunez/PropertyFile.txt
OMSPatcher Automation Tool
Copyright (c) 2017, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.


OMSPatcher version : 13.9.4.2.0
OUI version        : 13.9.4.0.0
Running from       : /u01/app/oracle/middleware
Log file location  : /u01/app/oracle/middleware/cfgtoollogs/omspatcher/opatch2020-09-28_11-29-51AM_1.log

OMSPatcher log file: /u01/app/oracle/middleware/cfgtoollogs/omspatcher/31767864/omspatcher_2020-09-28_11-29-58AM_deploy.log
...

Configuration Validation: Success


Running apply prerequisite checks for sub-patch(es) "31661020,31661036,31812958,31661157,31661194,31661066" and Oracle Home "/u01/app/oracle/middleware"...
Sub-patch(es) "31661020,31661036,31812958,31661157,31661194,31661066" are successfully analyzed for Oracle Home "/u01/app/oracle/middleware"

To continue, OMSPatcher will do the following:
[Patch and deploy artifacts]   : Apply sub-patch(es) [ 31661020 31661036 31661066 31661157 31661194 31812958 ]
                                 Apply RCU artifact with patch "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/31661020_Sep_8_2020_04_05_17/original_patch";
                                 Apply RCU artifact with patch "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/31661036_Sep_8_2020_04_34_39/original_patch";
                                 Apply RCU artifact with patch "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/31661157_Sep_8_2020_04_34_53/original_patch";
                                 Apply RCU artifact with patch "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/31661194_Sep_8_2020_04_35_23/original_patch";
                                 Apply RCU artifact with patch "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/31661066_Sep_8_2020_04_36_14/original_patch";
                                 Apply RCU artifact with patch "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/31812958_Sep_8_2020_04_35_38/original_patch";
                                 Register MRS artifact "commands";
                                 Register MRS artifact "procedures";
                                 Register MRS artifact "swlib";
                                 Register MRS artifact "targetType";
                                 Register MRS artifact "storeTargetType";
                                 Register MRS artifact "default_collection";
                                 Register MRS artifact "omsPropertyDef";
                                 Register MRS artifact "jobTypes";
                                 Register MRS artifact "systemStencil";
                                 Register MRS artifact "gccompliance";
                                 Register MRS artifact "discovery";
                                 Register MRS artifact "CredstoreMetadata"


Do you want to proceed? [y|n]
y
User Responded with: Y

Applying sub-patch(es) "31661020,31661036,31661066,31661157,31661194,31812958"
Please monitor log file: /u01/app/oracle/middleware/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2020-09-28_11-29-57AM_1.log

Updating repository with RCU reference file "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/31661020_Sep_8_2020_04_05_17/original_patch"

Updating repository with RCU reference file "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/31661036_Sep_8_2020_04_34_39/original_patch" for plugin home "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/plugins/oracle.sysman.emas.oms.plugin_13.4.1.0.0"
...

Complete Summary
================


All log file names referenced below can be accessed from the directory "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/cfgtoollogs/omspatcher/2020-09-28_11-29-51AM_SystemPatch_31767864_1"

Patching summary:
-----------------

Binaries of the following sub-patch(es) have been applied successfully:

                        Featureset                                             Sub-patches                                                                                  Log file
                        ----------                                             -----------                                                                                  --------
  oracle.sysman.top.oms_13.4.0.0.0   31661020,31661036,31661066,31661157,31661194,31812958   31661020,31661036,31661066,31661157,31661194,31812958_opatch2020-09-28_11-29-57AM_1.log


The following sub-patches are incompatible with components installed in the OMS system:
31661186,31661124,31661089,30851102,31187567,31661173,31661078

Deployment summary:
-------------------

The following artifact(s) have been successfully deployed:

               Artifacts                                                      Log file
               ---------                                                      --------
                     SQL       rcu_applypatch_original_patch_2020-09-28_11-37-47AM.log
                     SQL       rcu_applypatch_original_patch_2020-09-28_11-43-52AM.log
                     SQL       rcu_applypatch_original_patch_2020-09-28_11-44-07AM.log
                     SQL       rcu_applypatch_original_patch_2020-09-28_11-44-29AM.log
                     SQL       rcu_applypatch_original_patch_2020-09-28_11-44-47AM.log
                     SQL       rcu_applypatch_original_patch_2020-09-28_11-45-15AM.log
            MRS-commands             emctl_register_commands_2020-09-28_11-45-30AM.log
            MRS-commands             emctl_register_commands_2020-09-28_11-45-37AM.log
          MRS-procedures           emctl_register_procedures_2020-09-28_11-45-43AM.log
          MRS-procedures           emctl_register_procedures_2020-09-28_11-45-49AM.log
          MRS-procedures           emctl_register_procedures_2020-09-28_11-45-55AM.log
               MRS-swlib                emctl_register_swlib_2020-09-28_11-46-10AM.log
               MRS-swlib                emctl_register_swlib_2020-09-28_11-46-27AM.log
          MRS-targetType           emctl_register_targetType_2020-09-28_11-46-50AM.log
          MRS-targetType           emctl_register_targetType_2020-09-28_11-47-45AM.log
          MRS-targetType           emctl_register_targetType_2020-09-28_11-48-09AM.log
          MRS-targetType           emctl_register_targetType_2020-09-28_11-48-26AM.log
          MRS-targetType           emctl_register_targetType_2020-09-28_11-49-14AM.log
          MRS-targetType           emctl_register_targetType_2020-09-28_11-50-17AM.log
     MRS-storeTargetType      emctl_register_storeTargetType_2020-09-28_11-55-17AM.log
     MRS-storeTargetType      emctl_register_storeTargetType_2020-09-28_11-55-25AM.log
     MRS-storeTargetType      emctl_register_storeTargetType_2020-09-28_11-55-31AM.log
     MRS-storeTargetType      emctl_register_storeTargetType_2020-09-28_11-55-38AM.log
     MRS-storeTargetType      emctl_register_storeTargetType_2020-09-28_11-55-52AM.log
  MRS-default_collection   emctl_register_default_collection_2020-09-28_11-56-07AM.log
  MRS-default_collection   emctl_register_default_collection_2020-09-28_11-56-34AM.log
  MRS-default_collection   emctl_register_default_collection_2020-09-28_11-56-45AM.log
  MRS-default_collection   emctl_register_default_collection_2020-09-28_11-56-53AM.log
  MRS-default_collection   emctl_register_default_collection_2020-09-28_11-57-57AM.log
      MRS-omsPropertyDef       emctl_register_omsPropertyDef_2020-09-28_11-59-04AM.log
      MRS-omsPropertyDef       emctl_register_omsPropertyDef_2020-09-28_11-59-10AM.log
      MRS-omsPropertyDef       emctl_register_omsPropertyDef_2020-09-28_11-59-16AM.log
            MRS-jobTypes             emctl_register_jobTypes_2020-09-28_11-59-21AM.log
            MRS-jobTypes             emctl_register_jobTypes_2020-09-28_11-59-30AM.log
            MRS-jobTypes             emctl_register_jobTypes_2020-09-28_11-59-36AM.log
       MRS-systemStencil        emctl_register_systemStencil_2020-09-28_11-59-46AM.log
       MRS-systemStencil        emctl_register_systemStencil_2020-09-28_11-59-51AM.log
       MRS-systemStencil        emctl_register_systemStencil_2020-09-28_11-59-56AM.log
        MRS-gccompliance         emctl_register_gccompliance_2020-09-28_12-00-02PM.log
           MRS-discovery            emctl_register_discovery_2020-09-28_12-00-50PM.log
   MRS-CredstoreMetadata    emctl_register_CredstoreMetadata_2020-09-28_12-00-56PM.log


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The following warnings have occurred during OPatch execution:
...
7)  Could not apply the patch "31661078" because the "oracle.sysman.emfa.oms.plugin with version 13.4.1.0.0" core component of the OMS or the plug-in for which the patch is intended is either not deployed or deployed with another version in your Enterprise Manager system.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OMSPatcher Session completed with warnings.
Log file location: /u01/app/oracle/middleware/cfgtoollogs/omspatcher/31767864/omspatcher_2020-09-28_11-29-58AM_deploy.log

OMSPatcher completed with warnings.

I saw that there were no errors in my log, so I proceed to start the OMS so that

[oracle@hostname ~]$ emctl start oms
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 4
Copyright (c) 1996, 2020 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Starting Oracle Management Server...
WebTier Successfully Started
Oracle Management Server Successfully Started
Oracle Management Server is Up
JVMD Engine is Up
Starting BI Publisher Server ...
BI Publisher Server Already Started
BI Publisher Server is Up

Now that the OMS is up, I am running in the 13.4.0.6 version of EM. So hopefully this small blog post will help you if you are patching EM

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