Patching and Ongoing Administration
The discussion of Fusion Applications Administration is incomplete without mentioning patching activities. Patching is a mundane but invariably essential task for any Enterprise Application environment. Each shipped application or technology stack could have platform-specific or generic bugs or security vulnerability that’s undetected or not exposed at the time of the release. The Oracle Support and Development teams are constantly working on improving the applications or technology components due to issues encountered and reported by customers or as result of sophisticated security scans. Oracle releases fixes for these bugs in the form of patches and patch bundles. Some of these patches are security-related, critical patch updates and are mandatory, whereas others need to be applied on an on-demand basis if the same issue is encountered in your environment.