Enginatics always stays up to date with the latest technology. So right after the availability of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.10 was announced, our team was eager to upgrade our EBS Demo 12.2.9 instance to the latest release, so anyone can test Blitz Report™ on the most recent software. Blitz Report™ is the fastest reporting solution for Oracle E-Business Suite. Steps that we have taken to perform the upgrade are presented below.

Applying prerequisite patches


References

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.10 Readme (Doc ID 2495027.1)
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.10 Now Available

Upgrade Database to 11.2.0.4 or higher

Our EBS 12.2.9 instance already uses Oracle Database 19c. So this step will not be covered. Besides database upgrade alone is worth a dedicated article. Please refer to upgrade instructions for your specific Oracle Database version on MOS.

Apply Required Database Patches

Determine latest database PSU
Latest patch at the moment of this research was 31326362 Combo OJVM Release Update 19.8.0.0.200714 and Database Release Update 19.8.0.0.200714
It includes two patches:

31281355 - Database Release Update 19.8.0.0.200714
31219897 - Oracle JavaVM Component Release Update 19.8.0.0.200714

Download and unzip latest OPatch
Before patches application OPatch always should be updated to avoid unexpected issues.

[oracle@r1229a patches]$ cd $ORACLE_HOME
[oracle@r1229a 19c]$ mv OPatch/ OPatch_bkp
[oracle@r1229a 19c]$ cp ~/patches/p6880880_121010_Linux-x86-64.zip .
[oracle@r1229a 19c]$ unzip p6880880_121010_Linux-x86-64.zip

Determine patches conflicts
If any conflicts are faced, please refer to MOS Documents to resolve them. Alternatively, My Oracle Support Patch Conflict Checker Tool can be used or Oracle Service Request can be created.

$ cd 31326362/31281355
$ opatch prereq CheckConflictAgainstOHWithDetail -ph ./

Prereq “checkConflictAgainstOHWithDetail” passed.

$ cd 31326362/31219897
$ opatch prereq CheckConflictAgainstOHWithDetail -ph ./

Prereq “checkConflictAgainstOHWithDetail” passed.

Shutdown apps and db services

$ . /u01/install/APPS/EBSapps.env run
$ cd $ADMIN_SCRIPTS_HOME
$ ./adstpall.sh
$ . /u01/install/APPS/19c/CDBVIS_demo.env
$ echo "shu immediate"|sqlplus '/as sysdba'
$ lsnrctl stop $ORACLE_SID

Apply patches with OPatch
Start screen to save session in case of network interruptions. If screen utility is not available on your server, I recommend to install it. It’s a very handy tool.

$ screen -S patching
$ cd 31281355
$ opatch apply
$ egrep -i "error|fail|ORA-|ac-|rc-"  /u01/install/APPS/12.1.0/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2018-10-11_10-21-18AM_1.log
$ cd ../31219897
$ opatch apply
$ egrep -i "error|fail|ORA-|ac-|rc-"  /u01/install/APPS/12.1.0/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2018-10-11_10-23-02AM_1.log

Load Modified SQL Files into the Database
Datapatch can be run once for both OJVM and DB PSU in upgrade mode. The below instructions are applicable for a multitenant database.

SQL> sqlplus '/as sysdba'
SQL> startup upgrade
SQL> alter pluggable database all open upgrade;
SQL> quit;
$ cd $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch
$ ./datapatch -verbose
SQL> sqlplus '/as sysdba'
SQL> shutdown immediate
SQL> startup
SQL> alter pluggable database all open;

For a standalone database please use the following instructions

SQL> sqlplus '/as sysdba'
SQL> startup upgrade
$ cd $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch
$ ./datapatch -verbose
SQL> sqlplus '/as sysdba'
SQL> shutdown immediate;
SQL> startup

Recompile invalid objects

The following command can be used to recompile invalid objects in all containers in a multitenant database as per the following link.

$ORACLE_HOME/perl/bin/perl $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/catcon.pl --n 1 --e -l /tmp --b utlrp --d $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin utlrp.sql

For a standalone database please use the following instructions

$ cd $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin
$ sqlplus '/as sysdba'
SQL> @utlrp.sql

Apply latest WLS PSU to patch fs

Remove conflicting patches applied on top of previous WLS PSU:

{
$ . /u01/install/APPS/EBSapps.env patch
$ cd $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu
$ $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu/bsu.sh -remove -patchlist=IJG4,9UBP,X1NW,YHJK,XNBA,IIYG -prod_dir=$FMW_HOME/wlserver_10.3
$ $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu/bsu.sh -remove -patchlist=MXLE -prod_dir=$FMW_HOME/wlserver_10.3
}

Apply Patch 31178492: WLS PATCH SET UPDATE 10.3.6.0.200714 (I37G) to patch fs

$ . ~/EBSapps.env patch
$ cp I37G.jar $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu/cache_dir/
$ cp patch-catalog_27147.xml $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu/cache_dir/
$ cd $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu
$ $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu/bsu.sh -install -patch_download_dir=$FMW_HOME/utils/bsu/cache_dir -patchlist=I37G -prod_dir=$FMW_HOME/wlserver_10.3

Check Weblogic version after patch application

$ . $FMW_HOME/wlserver_10.3/server/bin/setWLSEnv.sh
$ java weblogic.version
 
WebLogic Server 10.3.6.0.200714 PSU Patch for BUG31178492 Fri Jun 5 20:42:30 PDT 2020

Apply DB ETCC patches

Run ETCC report on DB tier
Run the latest version of the EBS Technology Codelevel Checker via Patch 17537119. ETCC patches are required as a pre-requisite for latest AD and TXK RUP patches.

$ cd /tmp/patches/patches/ETCC
$ ./checkDBpatch.sh

List of patches to be applied:

p31596956_198000DBRU_Linux-x86-64.zip
p29802382_198000DBRU_Generic.zip
p29867728_198000DBRU_Linux-x86-64.zip
p30621255_198000DBRU_Linux-x86-64.zip
p31113249_198000DBRU_Linux-x86-64.zip

All above patches are contained in 31381618 – EBS RELEASE 12.2 CONSOLIDATED DATABASE FIXES FOR JUL 2020

Shutdown database instance, identify and rollback conflicting patches.

$ echo "shu immediate"|sqlplus '/as sysdba'
$ lsnrctl stop $ORACLE_SID
 
$ cd [patch number]
$ opatch prereq CheckConflictAgainstOHWithDetail -ph ./
{
opatch rollback -id  -silent
}

Apply patches
Required patches list:

p31596956_198000DBRU_Linux-x86-64.zip
p29802382_198000DBRU_Generic.zip
p29867728_198000DBRU_Linux-x86-64.zip
p30621255_198000DBRU_Linux-x86-64.zip
p31113249_198000DBRU_Linux-x86-64.zip

For all above patches commands to apply are:

$ unzip 'p*zip'
$ cd [patch number]
$ opatch apply
$ egrep -i "error|fail|ORA-|ac-|rc-"

Post installation tasks
Run datapatch and recompile invalid objects

$ lsnrctl start $ORACLE_SID
$ cd $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch
$ echo "startup"|sqlplus '/as sysdba'
$ ./datapatch -verbose

Recompilation instructions for a multitenant database

$ORACLE_HOME/perl/bin/perl $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/catcon.pl --n 1 --e -l /tmp --b utlrp --d $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin utlrp.sql

Recompilation instructions for a standalone database

SQL>@?/rdbms/admin/utlrp.sql

Re-run ETCC report to ensure, that all patches are applied now

[oracle@apps patches]$ . ~/EBSDB_database.env
[oracle@apps patches]$ ./checkDBpatch.sh
>>All the required one-off bugfixes are present in Database ORACLE_HOME.

Set Database Parameters
Parameters are needed to be adjusted as follows.

For a database version 12.1.0.2 only

optimizer_adaptive_features=false

For Oracle Database 11.2.0.4, Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, and Oracle Database 19c

“_disable_actualization_for_grant”=true

Commands to setup the above parameters are:

SQL> alter system set "_disable_actualization_for_grant"=true;
SQL> alter system set optimizer_adaptive_features=false;

Apply MT ETCC patches

Run ETCC report on MT tier

Run the latest version of the EBS Technology Codelevel Checker via Patch 17537119. This step is a prerequisite for applying the Latest AD and TXK Delta RUPS.

$ cd /tmp/patches/patches/ETCC
[oracle@apps patches]$ ./checkMTpatch.sh
 
=======================================================================
PATCH RECOMMENDATION SUMMARY
=======================================================================
One or more products have bugfixes missing.
The default patch recommendations to install these missing bugfixes are:
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) - Web Tier 11.1.1.9.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Patch 31304503
    - Filename: p31304503_111190_Linux-x86-64.zip
 
  Patch 23716938
    - Filename: p23716938_111190_Generic.zip
 
  Patch 31047338
    - Filename: p31047338_111190_Linux-x86-64.zip
 
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) - oracle_common 11.1.1.9.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Patch 30368663
    - Filename: p30368663_111190_Generic.zip
 
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) 10.3.6.0.200714
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Patch 13845626 [SU Patch [DTN2]]
    - Filename: p13845626_10360200714_Generic.zip
 
 
Apply the required patches and rerun this script.
 
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
A consolidated zip file with the required application tier patches is
available on My Oracle Support via:
 
  Patch 31381605
    - EBS RELEASE 12.2 CONSOLIDATED FMW FIXES FOR JUL 2020

Apply MT ETCC patches
For convenience passwords can be assigned to variables, so they don’t have to be provided manually.

$ read -s appspass
$ read -s systempass
$ read -s wlspass

Start new patching cycle (WLS admin server will be started automatically on run fs)

{ echo $appspass; echo $systempass; echo $wlspass; }|adop phase=prepare

Possible error:

Statement Handler Error Code: 4063
Statement Handler Error Message: ORA-04063: package body "APPS.AD_ZD_ADOP" has errors (DBD ERROR: OCIStmtExecute)
Reference of statement-handler is valid, not attempting database reconnect.
Failed to execute SQL statement:
select AD_ZD_ADOP.GET_INVALID_NODES() from dual
Error Message:
ORA-04063: package body "APPS.AD_ZD_ADOP" has errors (DBD ERROR: OCIStmtExecute) [UNEXPECTED]Error determining whether this is a multi-node instance
 
Statement Handler Error Code: 4063
Statement Handler Error Message: ORA-04063: package body "APPS.AD_ZD_ADOP" has errors (DBD ERROR: OCIStmtExecute)
Reference of statement-handler is valid, not attempting database reconnect.
Failed to execute SQL statement:
select ad_zd_adop.validate_session_id('') from dual
 
Error Message:
ORA-04063: package body "APPS.AD_ZD_ADOP" has errors (DBD ERROR: OCIStmtExecute)
 
[STATEMENT] Please run adopscanlog utility, using the command

Solution per Doc ID 2175698.1:

$ sqlplus '/as sysdba'
SQL>grant execute on SYS.DBMS_METADATA_UTIL to apps;
SQL>alter package APPS.AD_ZD_ADOP compile body;
SQL>exit;

Follow patch recommendation summary and apply patches. Patches below are tab-formatted showing dependencies. All pre-requisite patches should be applied before a dependent patch.

Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) – Web Tier 11.1.1.9.0

[-]31304503
[-]23716938
[-]31047338

Apply to patch fs Oracle Home

$ . ~/EBSapps.env patch
$ . $FMW_HOME/SetWebtier.env
#Verify that opatch is running from right OH
$ which opatch
$ echo $ORACLE_HOME

Installation instructions:

$ cd [patch number]
$ opatch apply
$ egrep -i "error|warning|fail|ora-|ac-|rc-" /u01/install/APPS/fs2/FMW_Home/webtier/cfgtoollogs/opatch/[opatch logfile name].log

Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) – oracle_common 11.1.1.9.0

[-]6880880 latest opatch 111000
[-]30368663
 
Extract latest opatch
$ . ~/EBSapps.env patch
$ . $FMW_HOME/SetOracleCommon.env
$ cd $ORACLE_HOME
$ mv OPatch/ OPatch_bkp
$ cp ~/patches/p6880880_111000_Linux-x86-64.zip .
$ unzip p6880880_111000_Linux-x86-64.zip
$ rm -f p6880880_111000_Linux-x86-64.zip

Apply to patch fs Oracle Home

$ . ~/EBSapps.env patch
$ . $FMW_HOME/SetOracleCommon.env
#Verify that opatch is running from right OH
$ which opatch
$ echo $ORACLE_HOME
$ cd 30368663/oui 
$ opatch apply

Check logfiles for errors:

egrep -i "error|warning|fail|ora-|ac-|rc-" \
/u01/install/APPS/fs2/FMW_Home/oracle_common/cfgtoollogs/opatch/27120730_Aug_26_2019_15_39_00/[opatch logfile name].log

Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) 10.3.6.0.200714

    Patch 13845626 [SU Patch [DTN2]]
    - Filename: p13845626_10360200714_Generic.zip

Increase memory allocation to prevent bsu fail

vi /u01/install/APPS/fs1/FMW_Home/utils/bsu/bsu.sh

Change from

MEM_ARGS=-Xms512m -Xmx1024m -XX:+UseParallelGC”

to

MEM_ARGS=-Xms1024m -Xmx2048m -XX:+UseParallelGC”

Apply patches

. ~/EBSapps.env patch
$ cp DTN2.jar patch-catalog_27158.xml $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu/cache_dir/
$ cd $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu
$ $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu/bsu.sh -install -patch_download_dir=$FMW_HOME/utils/bsu/cache_dir -patchlist=DTN2 -prod_dir=$FMW_HOME/wlserver_10.3

Re-run ETCC report to confirm that now all required patches present.

Apply patch environment as all above patches were installed to patch fs.

[oracle@apps ETCC]$ . ~/EBSapps.env patch
 ./checkMTpatch.sh

All required one-offs are confirmed as present.

Apply Consolidated Seed Table Upgrade

This step is applicable only for new installation customers and customers upgrading from Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 to Release 12.2.10. Skipping this step as we have 12.2.9 installation.


Apply the Latest AD and TXK Delta RUPS

Reference:
Applying the Latest AD and TXK Release Update Packs to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1617461.1)

Patch research

You can refer to the following post to check if a EBS patch is applied.

[-]30628681 R12.AD.C.Delta.12
[-]30735865 R12.TXK.C.Delta.12

Pre-steps
Execute adgrants script by following the instructions in the readme of Patch 30628681:

1. Create $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/admin on the database server.

2. Compare the version of adgrants.sql(UNIX) in $APPL_TOP/admin to that in patch directory.

$ grep '$Header' $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/admin/adgrants.sql
 
        REM $Header: adgrants.sql 120.67.12020000.60 2018/04/26 02:32:13 jwsmith ship $
 
$ grep '$Header' /backup/patches/EBS12.2/ADTKX/30628681/admin/adgrants.sql
 
        REM $Header: adgrants.sql 120.67.12020000.69 2020/03/20 00:56:38 jwsmith ship $

3. Copy the higher version of adgrants.sql (UNIX) to $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/admin.

$ cp -iv /backup/patches/EBS12.2/ADTKX/30628681/admin/adgrants.sql /u01/install/APPS/19c/appsutil/admin

4. Set the environment to point to ORACLE_HOME on the database server.

$ . ~/EBSDB_demo.env

For a multitenant database source a CDB environment file and set ORACLE_PDB_SID variable

$ . ~/CDBVIS_demo.env
$ export ORACLE_PDB_SID=EBSDB

5. Use SQL*Plus to run the script:

$ sqlplus /nolog
SQL> @$ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/admin/adgrants.sql APPS

Got warnings:

2019/08/27 07:28:14         453 ad.plsql.ad_zd_sys.GIVE_PRIVILEGE          WARNING
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist, SQL: grant SELECT on "DBMS_UPG_STATUS$" to "APPS"
 
2019/08/27 07:28:14         453 ad.plsql.ad_zd_sys.GIVE_PRIVILEGE          WARNING
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist, SQL: grant SELECT on "DBMS_UPG_STATUS$" to "SYSTEM" with grant option
 
2019/08/27 07:28:15         453 ad.plsql.ad_zd_sys.GIVE_PRIVILEGE          WARNING
ORA-04042: procedure, function, package, or package body does not exist, SQL: grant EXECUTE on "DBMS_SCHEMA_COPY" to "APPS"
 
2019/08/27 07:28:15         453 ad.plsql.ad_zd_sys.GIVE_PRIVILEGE          WARNING
ORA-04042: procedure, function, package, or package body does not exist, SQL: grant EXECUTE on "DBMS_SCHEMA_COPY" to "SYSTEM" with grant option
 
2019/08/27 07:28:15         453 ad.plsql.ad_zd_sys.GIVE_PRIVILEGE          WARNING
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist, SQL: grant WRITE on "DIRECTORY FND_DIAG_DIR" to "APPS"
 
2019/08/27 07:28:15         453 ad.plsql.ad_zd_sys.GIVE_PRIVILEGE          WARNING
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist, SQL: grant READ on "DIRECTORY FND_DIAG_DIR" to "APPS"

Solution:

Per Doc ID 2507343.1 those messages can be ignored.

Apply patches

read -s appspass
read -s systempass
read -s wlspass
 
. ~/EBSapps.env run
echo $appspass|adop -status -detail

Apply R12.AD.C.Delta.12 along with NLS and critical AD patches with “merge=yes” option:

{ echo $appspass; echo $systempass; echo $wlspass; }|adop phase=apply patches=30628681_ZHS:u30628681.drv,30628681:u30628681.drv merge=yes patchtop=/backup/patches/12210_upgrade/EBS/

Apply R12.TXK.C.Delta.12 along with NLS and critical TXK patches with “merge=yes” option:

{ echo $appspass; echo $systempass; echo $wlspass; }|adop phase=apply patches=30735865_ZHS:u30735865.drv,30735865:u30735865.drv merge=yes patchtop=/backup/patches/12210_upgrade/EBS
 
adopscanlog -latest=yes
egrep -i "error|warning|fail|ora-|ac-|rc-" /u01/install/APPS/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/68/20190827_081313/apply/apps/ADOP_MRG_20190827_1566886413/log/[adop log name].log

Update Database Tier to Latest Code

Will perform that step after all EBS patches are applied and fs cutover completed.

Apply Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.10 Release Update Pack


Finally after applying all pre-requisite patches upgrade to 12.2.10 can be performed. For our instance Path B — Existing Customers (Release 12.2.9) should be followed.

Apply patches with adop

{ echo $appspass; echo $systempass; echo $wlspass; }|adop phase=apply patches=30399999_ZHS:u30399999.drv,30399999:u30399999.drv merge=yes patchtop=/backup/patches/12210_upgrade/EBS

Apply Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.10 Online Help along with NLS

{ echo $appspass; echo $systempass; echo $wlspass; }|adop phase=apply patches=30399996_ZHS:u30399996.drv,30399996:u30399996.drv merge=yes patchtop=/backup/patches/12210_upgrade/EBS

Check logfiles for errors

adopscanlog -latest=yes
 
egrep -i "error|warning|fail|ora-|ac-|rc-" /u01/install/APPS/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/68/20190827_090009/apply/apps/28840850/log/[adop_log_file].log

Finish adop patching cycle

$ { echo $appspass; echo $systempass; echo $wlspass; }| adop phase=finalize
$ { echo $appspass; echo $systempass; echo $wlspass; }| adop phase=cutover
$ . ~/EBSapps.env run
$  { echo $appspass; echo $systempass; echo $wlspass; }|adop phase=cleanup
$  { echo $appspass; echo $systempass; echo $wlspass; }|adop phase=fs_clone

Post-steps

Compile invalid objects

$ORACLE_HOME/perl/bin/perl $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/catcon.pl --n 1 --e -l /tmp --b utlrp --d $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin utlrp.sql

Verify security configurations (required)

The administrator must log in to Oracle E-Business Suite using the local login page (http(s)://[host]:[port]/OA_HTML/AppsLocalLogin.jsp) to navigate to the console and unlock the system.

Update Database Tier to Latest Code

1. Execute the admkappsutil.pl utility to create the appsutil.zip file in $INST_TOP/admin/out.

$ perl $AD_TOP/bin/admkappsutil.pl

2. On the database tier (as the ORACLE user):

Source the environment for ORACLE_HOME.

$ cd $ORACLE_HOME
$ . $ORACLE_HOME/$CONTEXT_NAME.env

3. Uncompress appsutil.zip, under $ORACLE_HOME.

$ cd $ORACLE_HOME
$ unzip -o appsutil.zip

4. Run AutoConfig on $ORACLE_HOME.

$ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/scripts/$CONTEXT_NAME/adautocfg.sh
 
$ egrep -i “error|warning|fail|ora-|ac-|rc-/u01/install/APPS/12.1.0/appsutil/log/EBSDB_apps/10121547/adconfig.log

5. Run AutoConfig on the run file system. Run AutoConfig on all application tier nodes (as the APPLMGR user) by executing the applicable command:

$ sh $INST_TOP/admin/scripts/adautocfg.sh

Healthcheck


Restart application tier services and verify that following checks are passed:

– EBS login works.
– Forms open
– Number of target and actual concurrent processes are equal.
– Test concurrent requests successfully completed. Example of such requests: “CP PLSQL Regression Test”, “Active Users”
– Other components depending on instance-specific configuration. For example: workflow mailer.

Oracle EBS 12.2.9 home page Picture 1: Oracle EBS 12.2.10 home page

Oracle EBS 12.2.10 Administer Concurrent Managers form

Picture 2: Oracle EBS 12.2.10 Administer Concurrent Managers form

Oracle EBS 12.2.10 Concurrent Requests form

Picture 3: Oracle EBS 12.2.10 Concurrent Requests form

Conclusion


Please keep in mind that every EBS upgrade is unique due to different software, hardware versions, customizations. So it is better not to use above instructions on production environment. But I hope that this article will help you to understand EBS upgrade process and prepare your own project.