Oracle Apps Multi Node To Single Node Cloning

Oracle Applications Multi Node To Single Node Cloning

With Oracle Applications 11.5.10, the ability to clone from a multi node to a single node system using rapid clone has now been certified.  This is accomplished by the Shared APPL_TOP and Merging APPL_TOP features.

For a more elaborate explanation you might want to refer to the metalink note Sharing the Application Tier File System in Oracle E-Business Suite 11i (Note 233428.1).

Source System here refers to the multi node system to be cloned

Target System refers to the newly to be created single node system

Applications Version 11.5.10

Operating System Linux ES 4

The following Steps are required to be performed on the source system

1.  Apply application tier patches using adpatch

Apply patch 4038964Apply patch 4175764

Both the above patches are include in the consolidated update 2 or CU2 so in case you are on or later you can ignore this step.

2.  Maintain snapshot information

Log in as the applications user on each application tier node and run ‘Maintain Snapshot Information’ by using adadmin.

3.  Merge existing APPL_TOPs

Log in to the primary node of your application tier as the application user user and run:

$ cd [COMMON_TOP]/admin/scripts/[CONTEXT_NAME]

$ perl appsTier merge

This will prompt you with option to merge secondary nodes

Now log in as the applications user to each of the secondary application tier nodes being merged and run:

$ cd [COMMON_TOP]/admin/scripts/[CONTEXT_NAME]

$ perl appltop merge

4.  Prepare the source system database tier.

Log on to the database tier of the source system as the oracle user and run the following commands:

$ cd [RDBMS ORACLE_HOME]/appsutil/scripts/[CONTEXT_NAME]

$ perl dbTier

With this all the pre clone tasks on the source system have been completed.

The next set of tasks are required to be carried out on the target system that is the system on which you wish to place the merged single node instance.

1.  Create OS user accounts

Create a OS user account for your applications

$ useradd -g dba -d [home_directory] -p password username

Similarly create a OS user account for your database

2.  Modify the orainventory to reflect the new location

$ vi /etc/oraInst.loc

3.  Copy the following application tier directories

Copy the following application tier directories from the primary node of your source system to the target application tier node, retaining the original directory structure:


4.  Copy the required files for merging

Log in as the applications user to each of the secondary source nodes and recursively copy:

directory [COMMON_TOP]/clone/appl- to -directory [COMMMON_TOP]/clone/appl on the target system node

Before proceeding with the next steps you must shutdown your oracle applications services and the database on the source system

5. Copy the database tier file system

Log on to the source system as the database user

Copy the database (DBF) files from the source to the target systemCopy the source database ORACLE_HOME to the target system

After this you can now startup the database and applications services on your source system and release it for use.

6.  Configure the target system database server

Log on to the target system as the database user and type the following commands to configure and start the database:

$ cd [RDBMS ORACLE_HOME]/appsutil/clone/bin

$ perl dbTier

This will prompt for new ORACLE_SID,ORACLE_HOME,Port Pool,JAVA_TOP and DATA_TOP give the appropriate values matching your target system

Once successful this should start your database and listener

7.  Configure the application tier server nodes

The database and its listener should remain up before executing the next set of commands.Log in to the merged APPL_TOP node as the applications user and execute the following commands:

$ cd [COMMON_TOP]/clone/bin

$ perl appsTier

This will prompt you new port pool for applictaion tier services as well as new APPLTOP,COMMON_TOP,ORACLE_HOME and IAS_TOP

Successful completion of this task will bring up your application tier services on the target or the cloned node.

8. Post Clone Tasks

Log in to the target system application tier node as the APPLMGR user.Run the following tasks in adadmin for all products:o generate JAR fileso generate message fileso relink executableso copy files to destination

9. Clean up of the target system

Remove the temporary directory [COMMON_TOP]/clone/appl to reduce disk space usage.

Note: The version of Oracle Applications used is 11.5.10 and the operating system is Linux ES 4

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