You can manually apply Linux OS security patches to compute nodes hosting Oracle Database Cloud Service database deployments.
Before you begin, review all steps in the procedure to understand that the compute node is rebooted at the end of the patching process.
Connect as the
opcuser to the compute node.
Start a root-user command shell:
$ sudo -s #
Shut down the database.
If the compute node is associated with a database deployment hosting a Data Guard configuration, then enter the following command to shut down the database and the grid infrastructure:
# crsctl stop crs -f
Otherwise, shut down the database as follows:
Switch to the
# su - oracle $
Shut down the database:
$ sqlplus '/ as sysdba' ... SQL> shutdown ... SQL> exit
Return to being the root user:
$ exit #
# yum install yum-plugin-security
Update all packages to the latest versions that contain security patches:
# yum --security update-minimal
Reboot the compute node:
# reboot ... The system is going down for reboot NOW!