Setting Up Self Update

Before you can use the Self Update feature, you must satisfy these prerequisites:

  • My Oracle Support credentials have been set up using the SYSMAN user. This is required to enable entities to be downloaded from the My Oracle Support site.

  • The Software Library (also known as the local store) has been configured. Updates are downloaded to this local store before being deployed into Cloud Control.

Review the following sections for instructions on setting up Self Update:

Setting Up Enterprise Manager Self Update Mode

In order to set up or modify the Enterprise Manager Self Update feature, you must have Enterprise Manager Super Administrator privileges.

  1. Log in to Enterprise Manager as an administrator with Super Administrator privileges.
  2. From the Setup menu, select Extensibility, then select Self Update. The Self Update console appears with the default setup displayed.
  3. From the General status area, click the Connection Mode status to set either offline or online mode. Enterprise Manager takes you to the Patching Setup page to specify online and offline settings.


    When Cloud Control runs in Online mode, it does not upload any data to MOS. It only uses MOS to download the latest updates.

  4. Once the desired connection mode has been selected, return to the Self Update console.

    From here you can select entity types and schedule updates from the Enterprise Manager Update Store.

Assigning Self Update Privileges to Users

Enterprise Manager administrators must have the requisite privileges to use the Self Update feature. The Enterprise Manager Super Administrator must assign the following Self Update roles/privileges to these administrators:

  • View any Enterprise Manager Update–User can view the Self Update console and can monitor the status of download and apply jobs.

  • Self Update Administrator–User can schedule download and apply jobs. User can also suppress/unsuppress updates. This privilege implicitly contains the View any Enterprise Manager Update privilege.

  • EM_INFRASTRUCTURE_ADMIN–User can perform all self update operations. This role implicitly contains the Self Update Administrator privilege.

By default, the Super Administrator will be granted EM_INFRASTRUCTURE_ADMIN privilege.

To assign Self Update privileges to regular Enterprise Manager administrators:

  1. From the Setup menu, select Security, then select Administrators.
  2. Select an administrator and click Edit.
  3. From the Roles page, assign the appropriate Self Update roles.

Setting Up the Software Library

The Software Library is a repository that stores software entities such as software patches, virtual appliance images, reference gold images, application software, and their associated directive scripts. In addition to storing them, it also enables you to maintain versions, maturity levels, and states of these software entities. In the context of applying updates, it is the "local store" that entities are downloaded to before deployment.

If the Software Library is not already set up in your environment, see Chapter 8, "Configuring Software Library," for instructions on the various ways you can configure the Software Library.

Setting My Oracle Support Preferred Credentials

To set the preferred credentials that must be used by the OMS to connect to My Oracle Support (MOS), follow these steps:

  1. From the Setup menu, select My Oracle Support, then select Set Credentials.
  2. Specify the user name and the password.
  3. Click Apply.

Registering the Proxy Details for My Oracle Support

Cloud Control uses the Internet connectivity you have on the OMS host to connect to My Oracle Support. However, if you have a proxy server set up in your environment, then you must register the proxy details. You can register the proxy details for My Oracle Support using the My Oracle Support Proxy Settings page.


Beginning with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 3 (, My Oracle Support accesses directly. This means that you must provide network access to this URL, or grant proxy access to it from any client that will access My Oracle Support.

To register the proxy details for My Oracle Support (MOS), follow these steps:

  1. From the Setup menu, select Proxy Settings, then select My Oracle Support.

  2. If you want the OMS to connect to MOS directly, without using a proxy server, follow these steps:

    1. Select No Proxy.

    2. Click Test to test if the OMS can connect to MOS directly.

    3. If the connection is successful, click Apply to save the proxy settings to the repository.

  3. If you want the OMS to connect to MOS using a proxy server, follow these steps:

    1. Select Manual proxy configuration.

    2. Specify the proxy server host name for HTTPS and an appropriate port value for Port.

    3. If the specified proxy server has been configured using a security realm, login credentials, or both, select Password/Advanced Setup, then provide values for Realm, User Name, and Password.

    4. Click Test to test if the OMS can connect to MOS using the specified proxy server.

    5. If the connection is successful, click Apply to save the proxy settings to the repository.


  • If you are using a proxy server in your setup, ensure that it allows connectivity to,,,, and

    NTLM (NT LAN Manager) based Microsoft proxy servers are not supported. If you are using an NTLM based Microsoft proxy server, to enable access to the above sites, add the above URLs to the Unauthenticated Sites Properties of the proxy server.

  • The MOS proxy server details specified on the MOS Proxy Settings page apply to all OMSes in a multi-OMS environment.

Setting Up the EM CLI Utility (Optional)

If you plan to apply software updates in offline mode, you will need to use the Enterprise Manager Command Line Utility, or EM CLI, to import entity archives for deployment to Enterprise Manager.

EM CLI is set up on OMS out-of-box. If you need to set up EM CLI on another machine managed by Enterprise Manager, a page is provided in the Cloud Control console with instructions on setting up EM CLI. Access the page by appending /console/emcli/download to the URL used to access the Cloud Control console:


For example: