PRVG-1261 : Required Oracle patch “21255373” in home during Oracle 12c R2 ( Grid Infrastructure Upgrade


When I upgrade Grid Insfrastructure from Oracle 11g to Oracle 12c R2, I got ” PRVG-1261 : Required Oracle patch “21255373” in home ” error in the Install step.


Details of error are as follows.

PRVG-2044 : Command "/tmp/GridSetupActions2020-03-14_11-23-57PM/CVU_12. /oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid_4 11203 /tmp/GridSetupActions2020-03-14_11-23-57PM/CVU_12. /oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid_4 -getOPatchStatus /oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid_4 21255373 " failed on node "MSDBadm01" and produced no output. - Cause: An executed command failed. - Action: Respond based on the failing command. 
PRVG-1260 : Command "/tmp/GridSetupActions2020-03-14_11-23-57PM/CVU_12. /oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid_4 11203 /tmp/GridSetupActions2020-03-14_11-23-57PM/CVU_12. /oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid_4 -getOPatchStatus /oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid_4 21255373" to obtain Oracle patch status failed - Cause: An attempt to execute the displayed command failed. - Action: This is an internal error. Contact Oracle Support Services. 
PRVG-1261 : Required Oracle patch "21255373" in home "/oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid_4" is not found on node "MSDBadm01". - Cause: An attempted operation could not be completed because the indicated patch had not been applied to the indicated home on the node shown. - Action: Apply the required Oracle patch and retry.




When I check the related 21255373 patch, I saw that this patch is alread applied.


[oracle@msddbadm01 ~]$ opatch lsinventory | grep 21255373


If this patch is already applied, you can solve this problem as follows.


Download the latest OPatch utility from Oracle support, then start Grid Upgrade as follows.


[oracle@msddbadm01 ~]$ sh -skipPrereqs


If you start it like that, then you can continue to upgrade as follows.


If patch 21255373 is not applied , then you need to apply it before Upgrade.



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  1. Thank you for this information it help me a lot.

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