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Planning an Upgrade to Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (184.108.40.206)
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
About the Supported Upgrade Starting Points
Supported Upgrade Starting Points for Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (220.127.116.11)
Supported Oracle Fusion Middleware Releases
Supported Oracle WebLogic Releases
Verify That the JDK Is Certified for This Release of Oracle Fusion Middleware
Supported Oracle HTTP Server Releases
Supported Database Versions
What If I'm Not Running the Supported Oracle Fusion Middleware Components?
About the Basic 12c Upgrade Process Flow
About the Basic 12c Upgrade Procedures
About the Standard Upgrade Topology for 12c
About Developing a Backup Strategy for Upgrade
About Developing an Upgrade Testing Strategy
About Using the Upgrade Assistant to Perform a Readiness Check Before an Upgrade
About Planning for System Downtime During an Upgrade
About In-Place versus Out-of-Place Upgrades
About Your Certification, Compatibility, and Interoperability Requirements
About Component Upgrade Restrictions
About Domain Upgrade Restrictions
About Obtaining Product Distributions for Your Upgrade
About the Upgrade and Configuration Tools
Upgrading and Preparing Your Oracle Databases for 12c
About Finding the Latest Information About Upgrading Oracle Database
Applying the Latest Patch Set Updates and Any Required Patches
Backing Up the Schema Version Registry Table
Verifying Your Database Objects Are Ready for Upgrade
Task 1: Verifying Schema Versions
Task 2: Checking for Invalid Database Objects
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.
Stopping Servers and Processes
Task 2: Backup all files from the existing domain.
Task 3: Restore the 11g domain backup files to a new location.
Task 4: Install the 12c (18.104.22.168) distributions in a new Oracle Home.
Task 5: Upgrade the cloned environment using the standard upgrade procedures.
Creating a Non-SYSDBA User to Run the Upgrade Assistant
Using the Upgrade Assistant to Run a Pre-Upgrade Readiness Check
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 product 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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