cd %OMS_ORACLE_HOME%\patches\p7214697_10204_GENERIC\7214697\custom\scriptsEdit post.bat and change the line:%ORACLE_HOME%\bin\PARDeploy -action deploy -parFile %ORACLE_HOME%\sysman\prov\paf\prereqs.parto%ORACLE_HOME%\bin\PARDeploy -action -force deploy -parFile %ORACLE_HOME%\sysman\prov\paf\prereqs.par
Monday, December 29, 2008
Patching issue in Grid Control and the FIX
Oracle Support recently advised us to apply a number of patches to our Grid Control
installation, as per a Metalink Note 427577.1 (OMS Patches required for setting up
Provisioning and Patching in 10.2.0.3 GC / 10.2.0.4 GC). The main purpose was to
improve the Provisioning and Patching facilities in Grid Control.
However, we had an issue with applying one particular patch 7214697 from this list.
This was giving an error towards the end in the opatch apply. The error occurred
when PARdeploying prereqs.par :
C:\OracleHomes\oms10g\bin\PARDeploy -action deploy -parFile
0 [main] DEBUG oracle.sysman.eml.swlib.DBEntity - SWLIB getRepositoryFormatForRevision
78 [main] DEBUG oracle.sysman.eml.swlib.DBEntity - SWLIB getDocuments
78 [main] DEBUG oracle.sysman.eml.swlib.DBEntity - SWLIB getRepositoryFormatForParameters
125 [main] DEBUG oracle.sysman.eml.swlib.DBEntity - SWLIB error=An entity with
the specified name already exists
Even though there was an error during the patch application, this patch showed up in the
"opatch lsinventory". But then, when Grid Control was started, we were not even
able to enter the patching screen. As soon as we went to the "Deployments" tab
and clicked on "Patching through Deployment Procedures", we got :
"Internal Error has occured. Check the log file for details."
We got exactly the same error when we clicked on "Deployment Procedures",
"Patch Procedures" etc.
The patch, even when rollbacked, failed with exactly the same error.
It disappeared from the inventory, but the internal error was still present
in the patching screens in Grid Control.
Finally, the fix to this issue turned out to be a very simple one:
This prevents the error when applying the patch, by forcing the PARDeploy of prereqs.par.
After the patch is successfully applied without any errors, the Grid Control patch deployment procedures work ok.
By the way this seems to be a Windows Grid Control issue.
Blogged by Porus Homi Havewala (પોરસ હોમી હવેવાલા)
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