Patching JDeveloper 12.1.3 for OSB and SOA by Jon Petter Hjulstad Keeping your JDeveloper SOA/OSB Quickstart environment up to date

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Oracle released new patches some weeks ago, and to keep your JDeveloper updated for SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus there are three products you should patch:

  • Oracle SOA Suite
  • Oracle Service Bus
  • Weblogic

When you search My Oracle Support (MOS) for patches – you can see which ones are the recommended ones. There are also notes in MOS which are updated regularly:

  • OSB 11g and 12c: Bundle Patch Reference (Doc ID 1499170.1)
  • SOA 11g and 12c: Bundle Patch Reference (Doc ID 1485949.1)
  • Master Note on WebLogic Server Patch Set Updates (PSUs) (Doc ID 1470197.1)

In the environment I used for this example. Patch 19707784: SOA Bundle Patch 12.1.3.0.1 was applied before. This will be detected by OPatch, and that patch will be rolled back.

The patching is simplified in the 12c-version, because now there is only one OPatch-folder to care about (in version 11 there were one per product). You can read more about it here: Oracle Documentation link

For each patch there is a README.txt, whick you should read. It contains Pre-Installation Instructions, Install and Post-Instructions. For the SOA-patch, you should look through the steps for the Post-steps

I use Windows environment in this example, so I set the environment variables first (run as Administrator): Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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