The process for applying updates is essentially as follows:
Check for the latest updates available from Oracle.
Download the updates you want to apply to the Software Library.
Apply the update.
Review the following sections to learn how to apply an update:
Updates must be downloaded to the Software Library (the local store) before they can be applied. You can review the latest available updates from the Self Update console.
Note that Enterprise Manager must have access to the Enterprise Manager Store via the Internet to download available updates. If this access is not possible, you can download entities in offline mode. See Applying an Update in Offline Mode for details.
The following options are available:
Later (specified time)
Whether or not to send a notification when the download is complete
Enterprise Manager starts downloading the archive from the Oracle Enterprise Manager store. Wait for the download to complete. (When in offline mode the system starts reading from the specified location.)
When the download is complete, Enterprise Manager displays the Confirmation page.
The page is not refreshed automatically. Click the refresh icon to view the updated download status.
Note that the application process varies according to the entity type:
For connectors, diagnostic checks, and compliance content, clicking Apply will install the update to Enterprise Manager. No further action is required.
For plug-ins, you will be redirected to the plug-in deployment page.
For provisioning bundles, you will need to exit the Enterprise Manager console, run Opatch and other commands via a terminal, and then restart the OMS.
Under certain circumstances, such as in high security environments, an active Internet connection between Enterprise Manager and the Enterprise Manager Update Store may not be available. In such situations, the Self Update feature can be used in offline mode.
The update process still requires that a computer exist at your site that has Internet access, as a connection to the Enterprise Manager Update Store is still required to obtain the updates. Update files from this computer can then be transferred to a computer behind your firewall.
The generic offline mode update procedure is as follows:
emcli import_update_catalogcommand to import the file into the Oracle Management Service instance or the Management Agent you want to update.