OPatchauto Failed due to exit status 2

ALWAYS get latest OPATCH utility on all RAC nodes first before applying patches.

When applying 12.2.0.1 GI RU( 12.2.0.1.180116 ), there are a couple of issues resolved by :

  • Detach ORACLE_HOME which have no instances running against.
  • Remove databases which are non required , but still in OCR.
  • Use latest opatch  for “wallet” issue.

Finally get another issue when running opatchauto:

# /u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid/OPatch/opatchauto apply 
  /PATCHES/12.2.0.1/27100009 -oh /u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid

OPatchauto session is initiated at Thu Jan 18 11:56:18 2018
System initialization log file is /u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid/cfgtoollogs/
opatchautodb/systemconfig2018-01-18_11-56-29AM.log.
Session log file is /u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid/cfgtoollogs/opatchauto/
opatchauto2018-01-18_11-57-03AM.log
The id for this session is AJ8A

oracle.dbsysmodel.driver.sdk.productdriver.ProductDriverException: 
Execution failed for host rachost2 due to : com.oracle.cie.remote.RemoteConnectionException: 
Command execution of [/u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid//perl/bin/perl 
/u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid/OPatch/auto/database/bin/RemoteHostExecutor.pl  
-GRID_HOME=/u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid -OBJECTLOC=/u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid/
/cfgtoollogs/opatchautodb/hostdata.obj -CRS_ACTION=check 
-CLUSTERNODES=rachost1,rachost2 -JVM_HANDLER=oracle/dbsysmodel/driver
/sdk/productdriver/remote/RemoteDataCollector ] failed due to exit status 2.

OPatchAuto failed.

OPatchauto session completed at Thu Jan 18 11:57:11 2018

Time taken to complete the session 0 minute, 54 seconds

opatchauto failed with error code 42

The below command caused errors :

 /u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid//perl/bin/perl 
/u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid/OPatch/auto/database/bin/RemoteHostExecutor.pl  
-GRID_HOME=/u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid -OBJECTLOC=/u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid/
/cfgtoollogs/opatchautodb/hostdata.obj -CRS_ACTION=check 
-CLUSTERNODES=rachost1,rachost2 -JVM_HANDLER=oracle/dbsysmodel/driver
/sdk/productdriver/remote/RemoteDataCollector

Found “/u01/app/12.2.0.1/grid/OPatch/auto/database/bin/RemoteHostExecutor.pl” file does not exist on racnode2, because the OPatch on this node is still old version 12.2.0.1.6. But on racnode1 OPatch version is latest 12.2.0.1.11.

Copy the latest OPatch from node1 onto node2, then run the  opatchauto successfully.

ALWAYS get latest OPATCH on all RAC nodes first  before applying patches.