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Planning an Upgrade to Oracle Fusion Middleware 12
Upgrade Planning Roadmap
Introducing Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c to 11g Users
Common Fusion Middleware Terminology Changes
Upgrade and Patching Terminology Changes
Using the 12c Documentation Library Resources
Understanding the Supported Upgrade Starting Points
What is an Upgrade Starting Point?
Supported Upgrade Starting Points for Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1)
Supported Oracle Fusion Middleware Releases
Supported Oracle WebLogic Releases
Supported Oracle HTTP Server Releases
Supported Database Versions
What If I'm Not Running Supported Fusion Middleware Components?
Understanding the 12c Upgrade Process Flow
Understanding the Basic 12c Upgrade Tasks
Understanding the Standard Upgrade Topology for 12c
Developing a Backup Strategy for Upgrade
Developing an Upgrade Testing Strategy
Planning for System Downtime During an Upgrade
Understanding In-Place versus Out-of-Place Upgrades
Understanding Your Certification, Compatibility, and Interoperability Requirements
Understanding Interoperability and Compatibility with Previous Versions
Understanding Component Upgrade Restrictions
Understanding Domain Upgrade Restrictions
Understanding and Obtaining Product Distributions for Your Upgrade
Understanding and Obtaining the Upgrade and Configuration Tools
Preparing to Upgrade
Creating a Complete Backup (Required)
Cloning Your Production Environment (Recommended)
Verifying Certification and System Requirements
Verify Your Environment Meets Certification Requirements
Verify System Requirements and Specifications
Verify that the database hosting Oracle Fusion Middleware is supported.
Verify that the JDK is certified for this release of Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Migrating from a 32-Bit to a 64-Bit Operating System
Task 1: Procure the hardware that will support your upgrade's 64-bit software requirement.
Task 2: Stop all processes, including the Administration Server, Managed Servers, and Node Manager.
Task 3: Back up all files from the 32-bit host machine.
Task 4: Set up the target 64-bit machine with the 11g host name and IP address.
Task 5: Restore the 11g domain backup from 32bit Host to 64bit Host.
Task 6: Install the 12c (12.2.1) product distribution(s) on the target machine.
Task 7: Upgrade the target 64-bit environment using the standard upgrade procedure.
Creating the Required Schemas Before Upgrade
Purging Unused Data
Reassociating File-based Policy Stores to Database-based Policy Stores (Required)
Creating 11g OPSS and IAU Schemas
Reassociating the 11g Policy Store with the Database-Based Policy Store and OPSS Schema
Validating that the Policy Store Reassociation Worked
Creating the 12c OPSS Schema for an OID-based Security Store
Upgrading Security Stores to the Latest Version
Creating a Non-SYSDBA User
Using Enhanced Encryption (AES 256)
Creating an Edition on the Server for Edition-Based Redefinition (Optional)
Maintaining Custom Domain Environment Settings
Downloading and Installing the 12
Oracle Fusion Middleware Product Distributions
Running a Pre-Upgrade Readiness Check
Locating Your Component-Specific Upgrade Documentation
Upgrading and Preparing Your Oracle Databases for 12c (12.2.1)
Understanding the 12
(12.2.1) Database Requirements
Understanding Database Certification Changes in 12c
Determining the Upgrade Path for Upgrading Oracle Database
Verifying Your Schemas Are Ready for Upgrade
Task 1: Verifying Schema Versions
Task 2: Checking for Invalid Database Objects
Applying the Latest Patch Set Updates and Any Required Patches
Performing an Out-of-Place Domain Directory Upgrade
About Upgrading a Domain Directory Out of Place
Performing an Out-of-Place Domain Directory Upgrade on the Same Host
Task 1: Stop all processes, including the Administration Server, Managed Servers, and Node Manager.
Task 2: Backup all files from the 11g domain.
Task 3: Restore the 11g domain backup files to a new location.
Task 4: Install the 12.2.1 distributions in a new Oracle Home.
Task 5: Upgrade the cloned environment using the standard upgrade procedures.
Task 6: Validate that the newly upgraded domain functions as expected.
Performing an Out-of-Place Domain Directory Upgrade on a Different Host
Task 1: Stop all processes, including the Administration Server, Managed Servers, and Node Manager. (Host A)
Task 2: Backup all files from the host machine. (Host A)
Task 3: Set up the target machine (Host B) with the 11g host name and IP address.
Task 4: Restore the 11g domain backup from Host A to Host B.
Task 5: Install the 12.2.1 distributions in a new Oracle Home. (Host B)
Task 6: Upgrade the environment using the standard upgrade procedures. (Host B)
Task 7: Validate that the newly upgraded domain functions as expected.
Deinstalling the 11g Applications (Optional)
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