WebLogic

How to Patch WebLogic Server

Patch WebLogic Server

First of all, you have to update OPatch to the newest one for Fusion Middleware, then start to patch your WebLogic server. Here are the steps:

Check Current Version before Patching WebLogic Server

Several ways that can check current version of WebLogic server. The first way is to use WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST).

[oracle@admin ~]$ $ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin/wlst.sh

Initializing WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) ...

Jython scans all the jar files it can find at first startup. Depending on the system, this process may take a few minutes to complete, and WLST may not return a prompt right away.

Welcome to WebLogic Server Administration Scripting Shell

Type help() for help on available commands

wls:/offline> print version
WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3.0
wls:/offline> exit()


Exiting WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Also, we can check the current release number in WebLogic Server Administration Console.

WebLogic Server Administration Console - Server Monitoring - General Tab
WebLogic Server Administration Console – Server Monitoring – General Tab

Please note that, patches that result only minor changes to WebLogic Server may not affect the release number, which is now 12.2.1.3.0 in this case.

Upload and Unzip Patches

Conventionally, we put patches in OPatch and then unzip them in that folder.

[oracle@admin ~]$ cd $PATCH_HOME
[oracle@admin OPatch]$ pwd
/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/OPatch
[oracle@admin OPatch]$ ll
...
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle oinstall 22514193 Jan 16 10:40 p28710939_122130_Generic.zip
...
[oracle@admin OPatch]$ unzip -q p28710939_122130_Generic.zip
[oracle@admin OPatch]$ ll
...
drwxr-x--- 4 oracle oinstall       67 Dec 21 14:29 28710939
...
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle oinstall 22514193 Jan 16 10:40 p28710939_122130_Generic.zip
...

List Current Inventory Before Patching WebLogic Server

[oracle@admin OPatch]$ opatch lsinventory
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 13.9.4.0.0
Copyright (c) 2019, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.


Oracle Home       : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home
Central Inventory : /home/oracle/oraInventory
   from           : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/oraInst.loc
OPatch version    : 13.9.4.0.0
OUI version       : 13.9.3.0.0
Log file location : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2019-01-16_14-00-10PM_1.log


OPatch detects the Middleware Home as "/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home"

Lsinventory Output file location : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/cfgtoollogs/opatch/lsinv/lsinventory2019-01-16_14-00-10PM.txt

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Local Machine Information::
Hostname: admin.example.com
ARU platform id: 226
ARU platform description:: Linux x86-64


Interim patches (4) :

Patch  26355633     : applied on Mon Jan 14 16:45:21 CST 2019
Unique Patch ID:  21447583
Patch description:  "One-off"
   Created on 1 Aug 2017, 21:40:20 hrs UTC
   Bugs fixed:
     26355633

Patch  26287183     : applied on Mon Jan 14 16:45:07 CST 2019
Unique Patch ID:  21447582
Patch description:  "One-off"
   Created on 1 Aug 2017, 21:41:27 hrs UTC
   Bugs fixed:
     26287183

Patch  26261906     : applied on Mon Jan 14 16:44:44 CST 2019
Unique Patch ID:  21344506
Patch description:  "One-off"
   Created on 12 Jun 2017, 23:36:08 hrs UTC
   Bugs fixed:
     25559137, 25232931, 24811916

Patch  26051289     : applied on Mon Jan 14 16:44:37 CST 2019
Unique Patch ID:  21455037
Patch description:  "One-off"
   Created on 31 Jul 2017, 22:11:57 hrs UTC
   Bugs fixed:
     26051289



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OPatch succeeded.

Applying Patches

We change directory to the destination of patch, then do opatch apply.

[oracle@admin OPatch]$ cd 28710939
[oracle@admin 28710939]$ opatch apply
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 13.9.4.0.0
Copyright (c) 2019, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.


Oracle Home       : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home
Central Inventory : /home/oracle/oraInventory
   from           : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/oraInst.loc
OPatch version    : 13.9.4.0.0
OUI version       : 13.9.3.0.0
Log file location : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2019-01-16_14-04-28PM_1.log


OPatch detects the Middleware Home as "/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home"

Verifying environment and performing prerequisite checks...
OPatch continues with these patches:   28710939

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

Please shutdown Oracle instances running out of this ORACLE_HOME on the local system.
(Oracle Home = '/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home')


Is the local system ready for patching? [y|n]
y
User Responded with: Y
Backing up files...
Applying interim patch '28710939' to OH '/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home'
ApplySession: Optional component(s) [ oracle.wls.cam.wlst, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.wls.cam.wlst, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.webservices.jrf, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.webservices.jrf, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.fmwconfig.common.wls.shared, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.wls.core.app.server.nativelib, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.jrf.tenancy.se, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.wls.rdmu, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.legacy_oc4j_xml_schemas, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.wls.server.mt.examples, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.jrf.tenancy.ee, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.webservices.wls.jaxrpc, 12.2.1.3.0 ] , [ oracle.jrf.tenancy, 12.2.1.3.0 ]  not present in the Oracle Home or a higher version is found.

Patching component oracle.webservices.orawsdl, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.webservices.orawsdl, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.dataformat.jackson.dataformat.xml, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.dataformat.jackson.dataformat.xml, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.org.bouncycastle, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.org.bouncycastle, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.jrf.tenancy.common.sharedlib, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.jrf.tenancy.common.sharedlib, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.fmwconfig.common.wls.shared.internal, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.jaxrs.jackson.jaxrs.base, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.jaxrs.jackson.jaxrs.base, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.fmwconfig.common.config.shared, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.shared.with.cam, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.shared.with.cam, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.jrf.tenancy.common, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.jrf.tenancy.common, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.evaluation.database, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.evaluation.database, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.core.app.server, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.core.app.server, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.core.app.server, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.webservices.base, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.webservices.base, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.jrf.tenancy.ee.only.sharedlib, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.jrf.tenancy.ee.only.sharedlib, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.rcu, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.rcu, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.security.core.sharedlib, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.security.core.sharedlib, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.security.core.sharedlib, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.webservices.wls, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.webservices.wls, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.webservices.wls, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.commons.fileupload.commons.fileupload, 1.3.2.0.0...

Patching component oracle.commons.fileupload.commons.fileupload, 1.3.2.0.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.jaxrs.jackson.jaxrs.json.provider, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.jaxrs.jackson.jaxrs.json.provider, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.admin.console.en, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.admin.console.en, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.libraries, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.libraries, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.libraries, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.core.jackson.annotations, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.core.jackson.annotations, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.common.cam.wlst, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.common.cam.wlst, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.module.jackson.module.jsonschema, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.module.jackson.module.jsonschema, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.module.jackson.module.jaxb.annotations, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.module.jackson.module.jaxb.annotations, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.core.jackson.databind, 2.7.9.1.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.core.jackson.databind, 2.7.9.1.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.core.jackson.core, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.com.fasterxml.jackson.core.jackson.core, 2.7.9.0.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.security.core, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.wlsportable.mod, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.http.pubsub.server, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.apache.commons.collections.mod, 3.2.0.0.2...

Patching component oracle.wls.common.cam, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.workshop.code.completion.support, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.java.activation, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.server.examples, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.apache.commons.lang.mod, 2.6.0.0.2...

Patching component oracle.java.xml.bind, 2.3.0.0.0...

Patching component oracle.java.servlet, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.common.nodemanager, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.shared.with.inst, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.shared.with.coh.standalone, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.jaxb.impl, 2.3.0.0.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.admin.console.nonen, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.clients, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.shared.with.inst.sharedlib, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.thirdparty.javax.json, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.inst.only, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.jaxb.tools, 2.3.0.0.0...

Patching component oracle.jaxb.core, 2.3.0.0.0...

Patching component oracle.diagnostics.common, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.weblogic.sca, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component org.codehaus.woodstox, 4.2.0.0.0...

Patching component oracle.wls.core.app.server.tier1nativelib, 12.2.1.3.0...

Patching component oracle.java.jaxws, 12.2.1.3.0...
Patch 28710939 successfully applied.
Log file location: /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2019-01-16_14-04-28PM_1.log

OPatch succeeded.

List Current Inventory After Patching WebLogic Server

[oracle@admin 28710939]$ opatch lsinventory
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 13.9.4.0.0
Copyright (c) 2019, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.


Oracle Home       : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home
Central Inventory : /home/oracle/oraInventory
   from           : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/oraInst.loc
OPatch version    : 13.9.4.0.0
OUI version       : 13.9.3.0.0
Log file location : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2019-01-16_14-06-16PM_1.log


OPatch detects the Middleware Home as "/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home"

Lsinventory Output file location : /Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/cfgtoollogs/opatch/lsinv/lsinventory2019-01-16_14-06-16PM.txt

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Local Machine Information::
Hostname: admin.example.com
ARU platform id: 226
ARU platform description:: Linux x86-64


Interim patches (5) :

Patch  28710939     : applied on Wed Jan 16 14:05:18 CST 2019
Unique Patch ID:  22540742
Patch description:  "WLS PATCH SET UPDATE 12.2.1.3.190115"
   Created on 21 Dec 2018, 14:25:48 hrs PST8PDT
   Bugs fixed:
     23076695, 23103220, 25387569, 25488428, 25580220, 25665727, 25750303
     25800186, 25987400, 25993295, 26026959, 26080417, 26098043, 26144830
     26145911, 26248394, 26267487, 26268190, 26353793, 26439373, 26473149
     26499391, 26502060, 26547016, 26589850, 26608537, 26624375, 26626528
     26731253, 26806438, 26828499, 26835012, 26929163, 26936500, 26985581
     27055227, 27111664, 27117282, 27118731, 27131483, 27187631, 27213775
     27234961, 27272911, 27284496, 27411153, 27417245, 27445260, 27469756
     27486993, 27516977, 27561226, 27603087, 27617877, 27693510, 27803728
     27819370, 27912485, 27927071, 27928833, 27934864, 27947832, 27948303
     27988175, 28071913, 28103938, 28110087, 28138954, 28140800, 28142116
     28149607, 28166483, 28171852, 28172380, 28311332, 28313163, 28319690
     28360225, 28375173, 28375702, 28409586, 28503638, 28559579, 28594324
     28626991, 28632521

Patch  26355633     : applied on Mon Jan 14 16:45:21 CST 2019
Unique Patch ID:  21447583
Patch description:  "One-off"
   Created on 1 Aug 2017, 21:40:20 hrs UTC
   Bugs fixed:
     26355633

Patch  26287183     : applied on Mon Jan 14 16:45:07 CST 2019
Unique Patch ID:  21447582
Patch description:  "One-off"
   Created on 1 Aug 2017, 21:41:27 hrs UTC
   Bugs fixed:
     26287183

Patch  26261906     : applied on Mon Jan 14 16:44:44 CST 2019
Unique Patch ID:  21344506
Patch description:  "One-off"
   Created on 12 Jun 2017, 23:36:08 hrs UTC
   Bugs fixed:
     25559137, 25232931, 24811916

Patch  26051289     : applied on Mon Jan 14 16:44:37 CST 2019
Unique Patch ID:  21455037
Patch description:  "One-off"
   Created on 31 Jul 2017, 22:11:57 hrs UTC
   Bugs fixed:
     26051289



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OPatch succeeded.

opatch lsinventory may be the only place that can assert the patch has been applied to WebLogic server successfully.

Check Current Version After Patching WebLogic Server

We can check the release number through WebLogic Scripting Tool.

[oracle@admin OPatch]$ $ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin/wlst.sh

Initializing WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) ...

Jython scans all the jar files it can find at first startup. Depending on the system, this process may take a few minutes to complete, and WLST may not return a prompt right away.

Welcome to WebLogic Server Administration Scripting Shell

Type help() for help on available commands

wls:/offline> print version
WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3.0
wls:/offline> exit()


Exiting WebLogic Scripting Tool.

From WLST, no change on displayed version of WebLogic. Let’s check WebLogic Server Administrator Console.

WebLogic Server Administration Console - Server Monitoring - Patch List in General Tab
WebLogic Server Administration Console – Server Monitoring – Patch List in General Tab

Although we see no change on displayed version either, in the section of “Patch List” in the same page shows somewhat different now: WLS PATCH SET UPDATE 12.2.1.3.190115

This is how we patch WebLogic server. We use OPatch to patch Fusion Middleware.

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