About Oracle WebLogic Server for OKE Versions and Retirement Policy
Oracle WebLogic Server for OKE versions adopt the standard Oracle multiple digits system for version numbering.
A Oracle WebLogic Server for OKE version number contains six decimal places in the form:
The first 4 decimal places together describe the base version of a WebLogic Server release, such as
188.8.131.52 for Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Release 2
The 5th decimal place is a quarterly patch set release date. For example,
200714 is the July 2019 patch set.
For patch set update (PSU) naming purposes, releases in a Oracle WebLogic Server for
OKE quarterly patch set are named uniquely by the 6th decimal place. The first release is
01. The number is incremented by one for every patch or every update of that patch set, including one-off patches and updates to the VM image, the Oracle WebLogic Server for
OKE scripts placed on the VM images, the Terraform scripts, and the Resource Manager schema.
A Oracle WebLogic Server for
OKE PSU is created from the Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) of several products, namely, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Java Development Kit, Oracle Platform Security Services and Oracle Web Services Manager. While the Oracle WebLogic Server for
OKE quarterly patch set release date (
yymmdd) is mainly derived from a WebLogic Server PSU, the latest PSUs of all those products are included. See Patches Included in Oracle WebLogic Server for OKE.
Oracle WebLogic Server for
OKE PSUs do not retire based on any fixed time range. Instead, for each WebLogic Server release, only the last two patch sets (identified by
yymmdd) are retained in a quarter.
For example, suppose at the end of December 2019 there are two July PSUs and two October PSUs for WebLogic Server release 184.108.40.206:
220.127.116.11.200714.01 18.104.22.168.200714.02 22.214.171.124.190716.01 126.96.36.199.190716.02
When the 2020 January PSU is released (say,
188.8.131.52.200116.01), the July PSUs are retired and only the PSUs for October 2019 and January 2020 are retained:
184.108.40.206.191016.01 220.127.116.11.191016.02 18.104.22.168.200116.01
Note the following about all retained Oracle WebLogic Server for OKE versions and images:
- The Oracle WebLogic Server for OKE image of a version is retained as-is, including the WebLogic Server binaries, the VM image contents, and any bugs that were inherent to the Oracle WebLogic Server for OKE scripts on the VM.
- Bugs fixed in a later version are not back ported into an earlier version.
- A version may be pulled without notice if there is a very serious security or functional issue.