Let us see how to apply Oracle Patches in Windows environment using OPatch.
In this post, let us apply latest Bundle patch for SOA12c
Before we patch
Download latest Bundle Patch from Oracle Support Web Site. As of this post, the filename is p21885138_121300_Generic.zip(SOA 126.96.36.199.4 Bundle Patch)
If needed, download latest OPatch software from Oracle Support Web Site.
Shutdown SOA Server
Unzip the Bundle Patch contents to a folder. (e.g D:\PatchRoot)
Open a command prompt as an administrator
Navigate to the directory under the patch root directory. (e.gD:\PatchRoot\21885138).
Add OPatch binary in Windows Path.
Set ORACLE_HOME variable to the directory where you installed your middleware software
Check Oracle Inventory
Run the following command to check the inventory. This will give details of current patches that are installed.
Run opatch apply command . If everything goes fine, we should get OPatch succeeded message.
If we run the “Check inventory” command it will show the new patch we have applied.
The patching process is same for Unix servers also.
Restart your servers.