Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Patching an Exadata DB System

This topic explains how to use the exadbcpatchmulti utility to perform patching operations for Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Oracle Database on an Exadata DB system. The exadbcpatchmulti utility is located in /var/opt/oracle/exapatch on every compute node. The utility requires root administration privileges.


You must update the cloud specific tooling on all the compute nodes in your Exadata DB system before performing the following procedures. For more information, see Updating an Exadata DB System.


Patches are stored in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage, so the Exadata DB system requires access to that service. To enable this access, Oracle recommends using a service gateway with the VCN. For more information, see Network Setup for Exadata DB Systems. In that topic, pay particular attention to:

Managing Patches

To list available patches
To check prerequisites before applying a patch
To apply a patch
To list applied patches
To roll back a patch