Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Oracle Webcenter Portal Upgrade from to

As we know that Oracle Webcenter Portal is now out of support by Oracle. So in this post we shall see up gradation of Oracle Webcenter Portal Suite from to

Pre-Upgrade Steps:

Step 1) Download binaries from my oracle support.

Step 2) Upgrade Oracle Weblogic to 10.3.6

Step 3) Backup Oracle WC home folder , Inventory directory and database.

Step 4) Shutdown below services:
Admin Server , All Manage server and Node Manager.

Step 5) Unzip the patch 

Upgrade Oracle WC Home:

Step 1) Execute below command from Disk1.

Step 2) On Welcome Screen click Next.

Step 3) Select radio button Skip Software Updates and click Next

Step 4) Make sure it passes all per-requisites checks.Once done click Next.


Step 5) In the Specify Installation Location screen make sure the Oracle Middleware Home and Oracle Home Directory are correct for the Web center portal
Oracle Middleware Home=$MW_HOME
Oracle Home Directory=Oracle_WC1(Default name)


Step 6) Click Yes to confirm with Upgrade.


Step 7) In the Application Server screen the Weblogic Server radio button should be checked, click the Next button.


Step 8)  In the Installation Summary screen click the Install button.

Step 9)  When the Progress is 100% click the Next button.


Step 10) Click the Finish button

Upgrade Webcenter Portal Schema:

Step 1) Execute ./psa from $ORACLE_WC1/bin in GUI mode.

Step 2) Click Next.


Step 3) In Select Component field select the schema that you wish to upgrade . 


Step 4) Make sure per-requisites are completed and click Next


Step 5) Enter schema details for 'XXX_WEBCENTER' user

Connect String: DBHostaName:DBPort/DBName
DBA User Name: sys as sysdba
DBA Password : Password for sysdba
Schema User Name : Dropdown list and select 'XXX_WEBCENTER' user
Schema Password : Password of 'XXX_WEBCENTER' user


Step 6) Repeat Step 5 for 'XXX_MDS' , 'XXX_DISCUSSIONS' , 'XXX_DISCUSSION_CRAWLER' and 'XXX_ACTIVITIES' schema. ( Only if you have them in your environment)

Step 7)  Click Next once succeeded.


Step 8) Confirm everything and click Upgrade.

Step 9) Check status and once 100% completed,click Done.