Apply a Patch

Routinely check for and apply approved Oracle patches for an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance. Oracle recommends that you apply the most recent patches promptly. Delaying the application of patches could cause your service to become unsupported.


If you have installed Oracle Data Integrator or OracleWebCenter Portal on top of Oracle Java Cloud Service, Java Cloud Service does not provide patches to your service instance. You must use OPatch to apply patches to the service instance and ignore any patches provided in the Java Cloud Service Console.

You must apply only the patches that are displayed on the Patching page for your service instance.


Applying patches manually rather than from the Patching page causes patching to fail. Remove these patches before applying patches from the Patching page.

Patches are applied in a rolling fashion to each node in your service instance, in order to minimize the impact on your service.

Java Cloud Service does not provide cloud tooling to patch the operating systems for the nodes in your service instance. You are responsible for installing any OS patches and security updates.

Before you apply a patch to a service instance:

  • Wait for any maintenance operations on this service instance to complete, such as backup, restoration or scaling operations.

  • Enable backups on your service instance if you previously disabled backups.

  1. Access your service console.
  2. Click the name of the service instance to which you want to apply a patch.
  3. Click the Administration tile.
  4. Click the Patching tab.
  5. Click PSU Menu icon beside the patch that you want to apply, and then select Patch.
  6. Optional: In the Notes field, enter a description for this patching operation.
  7. If Oracle Coherence is enabled, choose one of these patching options:
    • Do not select the Confirm check box. If an Oracle Coherence server never reaches the NODE-SAFE state, then the patching operation fails.
    • Select the Confirm check box. Oracle Cloud does not wait for an Oracle Coherence server to reach the NODE-SAFE state before stopping the server to apply the patch. This action can result in data loss in the Oracle Coherence data tier.

    When there’s only one server in the Oracle Coherence data tier, the check box is automatically selected and disabled.

  8. Click Patch.

    The patching operation begins. The Administration tile displays a message about the version of patch being applied, and the time of the backup that occurred before the patching operation started.

When the patching operation is completed, information about the patch appears in the Patch History section of the Patching page.