The Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide describes the tools and procedures required for you to patch your existing Oracle Fusion Middleware environment or upgrade your existing Oracle Application Server environment.
This guide is intended for existing Oracle Fusion Middleware users who are upgrading their Oracle Fusion Middleware products to a more recent version or to the latest version. To follow the instructions provided in this document, the reader should be comfortable running system administration operations, such as creating users and groups, adding users to groups, and installing operating system patches on the computer where the products are going to be installed. Users on UNIX systems who are updating their Oracle Fusion Middleware software may need
root access to run some scripts.
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For additional information, see the following manuals:
Oracle Fusion Middleware Concepts. This book introduces the common terms and concepts in an Oracle Fusion Middleware environment.
Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide. This book contains information for managing your Oracle Fusion Middleware environment after installation and configuration is complete.
Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide. This book contains information for installing Oracle Fusion Middleware in high availability environments.
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