Getting Ready for Online Patching

Online Patching: Main Features

■Multiple copies of application definitions in the same database

■Creates an isolated system, called “Edition”, allowing pre and post status of object definition to be kept inside same DB.

■There are editioned objects and non-editioned objects.

■Works on 2 file sync system, which are exact copy of other after “prepare” cycle of first patch. Another file system, called FS_NE not impacted.

■Reduced and manageable downtime, needed during “cutover”

■Non-editioned objects and common application codes are not synchronized. An editioned object cannot be depended on Non-editioned object

■Brings a discipline into “Develop-Release-Configure-Test”

■Custom development is done based on editioned schema