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Oracle® Communications Network Integrity Installation Guide
Release 7.2.2

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10 Installing Patches

This chapter describes how to install patches on Oracle Communications Network Integrity.

See the patch ReadMe file, included in the patch download, for information about the contents of a patch.

About Patching Network Integrity

Network Integrity patches are posted on the My Oracle Support Web site:

https://support.oracle.com

Most Network Integrity patches are installed using the Oracle Universal Installer. If the Installer fails to install the patch, you must restore your database schema and domain, and your WebLogic Server domain.

The patch ReadMe file specifies whether to use the Installer to install a patch or whether to follow other installation instructions.

Important:

Always read the patch ReadMe file in its entirety before installing a patch.

Install all patches for a release of Network Integrity to benefit from the contents of each patch. For example, if Network Integrity 7.2.2 has three available patches, install each patch. The patch with the latest date does not contain the content from the previous two patches.

Some patches contain fixes and functionality that may not be of any interest to you or may apply to features that you have not installed or purchased. Read the patch ReadMe file to determine if you must install the patch.

Some patches are password protected. To request the password to download a protected patch, open a Service Request on the My Oracle Support Web site.

Planning Your Patch Installation

Before installing a patch, verify your version of Network Integrity and ensure the patch is not already installed.

Oracle recommends scheduling your patch installation during non-peak hours to minimize the disruption to your operations.

Ensure that Network Integrity is not running any operations, such as scans or blackouts.

As a precaution against a failed patch installation, Oracle recommends that you back up your database schema for Network Integrity, database domain for Network integrity, and your WebLogic Server domain for Network Integrity. See Network Integrity System Administrator's Guide for more information about backing up the database. See your WebLogic Server documentation for more information about backing up your WebLogic Server domain. See "About Rolling Back Network Integrity" for more information about restoring Network Integrity after a failed patch installation.

Oracle recommends installing a patch on a test system with a copy of your production data before installing the patch on your production system. Test the patch by logging into Network Integrity and verifying the version number of installed components

Installing a Patch

To install a patch on Network Integrity:

  1. Create a temporary directory (dir).

  2. Download the patch for your operating system from the My Oracle Support Web site:

    https://support.oracle.com

    and save it to dir:

  3. Extract the contents of the software pack to dir.

    The extracted software pack has the following structure:

    NI-version/Disk1/install/

  4. (IBM AIX systems only) Stop and restart the WebLogic Server domain for Network Integrity.

  5. Run the following command:

    /dir/NI-version/Disk1/install/runInstaller
    

    The JRE Location command prompt appears.

  6. Enter the path to the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) JAR used by Network Integrity.

    For example: NI_Home/jre/1.6.0

    The Oracle Universal Installer Welcome screen appears.

  7. Click Next.

    The Specify Home Details screen appears.

  8. Do the following:

    1. In the Name field, enter, browse to, or confirm the name of the folder that contains the installation files for Network Integrity.

    2. In the Path field, enter, browse to, or confirm the directory where the folder specified in the Name field is located.

    3. Click Next.

    The Installer scans the specified directory and folder and retrieves information about your Network Integrity installation, such as connection details and user names.

    The WebLogic Administration Server Connection Information screen appears, displaying the current connection information.

  9. Verify the WebLogic Administration Server connection information, enter the WebLogic Server password, and click Next.

    The WebLogic Server/Cluster Selection screen appears.

    Note:

    The Installer does not proceed from the WebLogic Administration Server Connection Information screen if any field contains errors.
  10. Select the same target WebLogic server or cluster of servers belonging to the WebLogic Server domain and click Next.

    If you are installing a patch on a cluster of servers, the Cluster Member Server Selection screen appears, where you can select a cluster member for Network Integrity adapters to patch.

    The Database Type Selection screen appears.

  11. Select the same database type that is used by your old Network Integrity installation:

    • If your old installation is connected to a standalone database, select Standard Oracle 11g Enterprise Database and click Next.

      The Database Connection Information screen appears.

      Do the following:

      1. Verify that the retrieved field values are correct and click Next.

      2. In the Password field, enter the database server password for the user specified in the User Name field.

      3. Click Next.

      The Network Integrity Schema User Information screen appears.

    • If your old installation is connected to an Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) database, select Oracle 11g Real Application Cluster Database and click Next.

      The RAC DB Nodes Connection Information screen appears.

      Do the following:

      1. Verify that the retrieved field values are correct and click Next.

      2. In the Password field, enter the database server password for the user specified in the User Name field.

      3. Click Next.

      The Network Integrity Schema User Information screen appears.

      Note:

      The Installer does not proceed from either the Database Connection Information screen or the RAC DB Nodes Connection Information screen if any field on these screens contains errors.
  12. Do the following:

    1. Verify that the retrieved value in the Schema User Name field is correct.

    2. In the Schema User Password field, enter the schema user password for the user specified in the Schema User Name field.

    3. Click Next.

    The Summary screen appears.

  13. Review the Summary screen and click Install.

    The Install screen appears, showing the status of the installation.

    Installation log files for Linux and Solaris are saved to NI_Home/oraInventory/logs/installActionDate_Time.log.

    Installation log files for IBM AIX are saved to export/home/oracle/oraInventory/logs/installActionDate_Time.log.

    When the Installer completes the installation, the End of Installation screen appears. This screen provides the URLs for accessing the new release of Network Integrity. Make a note of the URLs.

  14. Click Installed Products and verify that the patch is listed.

  15. Click Exit.