Oracle Fleet Patching and Provisioning Server is configured in the local mode by default when you install Oracle Grid Infrastructure.
The local-mode operation enables you to perform grid infrastructure and database
patching operations on the local cluster in a simplified environment without
having to register or deploy gold images. Deploy either the grid
infrastructure or the database patched home and run the patch operation
using either the
rhpctl move gihome or
database command, specifying the source and destination
paths instead of working copy names.
The local mode supports Oracle Database 11g (126.96.36.199), 12c (188.8.131.52), 12c (184.108.40.206), or later in a clustered environment. In a standalone (non-clustered) environment, the database home must be Oracle Database 18c or later.
The automaton runs locally on the deployment and does not require an Oracle Fleet Patching and Provisioning Server in the architecture. (If there is an Oracle Fleet Patching and Provisioning Server in the architecture, then the automaton does not communicate with it, and the Fleet Patching and Provisioning Server cannot interact with the independent automaton.)