Patching the Oracle Database Appliance
Patching is one of the biggest challenges a modern IT organization faces today. Patching is a regular task that most probably involves most of the support team’s efforts after supporting functional and business requests. It involves a lot of effort to plan, verify, test, and execute patching activities. Patching is an ongoing activity that addresses existing problems and reduces risk of facing potential problems discovered by other product users. Patching also simplifies work, with Oracle Support in troubleshooting issues your team has faced or will possibly face in the near future. The good news is that the Oracle Database Appliance significantly reduces the amount of effort necessary to keep a database system on the current level. This chapter explains how the Oracle Database Appliance addresses the never-ending patching challenge and makes it significantly less resource consuming.