Sunday, September 23, 2012

If not in PRODUCTION, you are not having enough fun

After go trough every environment: DEV, TEST and PRE-PROD, we were "ready" for the outage on PROD to go from Oracle Database 10g R2 (10.2.0.3) to 11g R2 (11.2.0.3).
As you may know there are some steps that you can execute before the outage begins, so here we go...
For last PSU, CPU or Patch Sets you must mark as "favorite" the following Note in your MOS:

Quick Reference To Patch Numbers For Database PSU, CPU And Bundle Patches [ID 1454618.1]
 
The above was a quick "Place Commercial Here", so where were we? Sure.. the steps, there is another Note, to guide you step by step what you should do in your way to upgrade from any version to 11.2.0.3: Complete Checklist for Manual Upgrades to 11gR2 [ID 837570.1]