Oracle 18C Upgrade and Roadmap

Project Description

The request was initiated by Riaan Marx

We need to upgrade the current Oracle Database Environment to the latest stable version of 12C and also prepare a Roadmap plan for estimated timeframes for future upgrades as well as periodic patching.
OEM Cloud Control 12c need to be implemented.
All procedures and actions regarding admin, monitoring and backup/cloning of databases will be included in the scope. Documentation of these must be done and established. Cater for best security practices and optimal administration.


Project Progress


Project Timing

  • Start
    Jan 01 2016
  • End
    Dec 31 2019

01/01/2016 12/31/2019


Overall Project Completion

  • 20%
  • 60%


  • 40%
  • 80%

1. Make an Inventory of all Oracle Databases. List version, system, app owner Complete 100% Tasks 2 / 2


o Responsible: Systems (Phillip Du Plooy, Ian Conradie, Riaan Marx)
o Milestone Date: 30 Nov 2015


This will be completed end of Jan 2016.

2. Collaboration plan Complete 10% Tasks 0 / 0


Draw up collaboration plan and get approval from all role players as to it’s viability. This will be the structured communications will take place when upgrades and patches need to be done. All must agree.
o Responsible: Systems (Phillip Du Plooy, Riaan Marx – approval from BSS)

3. Installs Complete 100% Tasks 0 / 0


Read up on and do clean installs of Oracle 12c and OEM in order to get acquainted with new features. Determine best solutions and practices for NWU implementation. Look at admin, monitoring and backups ( cloning as well ) for possible new / better methods of doing things. Hold interim meetings to discuss progress around these topics. At least once per week form 14 Sept 2015 – 29 Feb 2016.
o Responsible: Systems (Phillip du Plooy, Riaan Marx, Ian Conradie)
o Milestone Date: 29 Feb 2016
o Responsible: Systems (Riaan Marx, Martin Venter, Phillip Du Plooy)

4. Upgrade and implement new OEM Complete 100% Tasks 0 / 4


Do the Upgrade and implement new OEM and all admin and monitoring procedures.
o Responsible: Systems (Phillip du Plooy, Riaan Marx, Ian Conradie)
o Start Date: 1 April 2016

0 of 4 completedTasks

  • Migrate VSS to Ora12
  • Migrate KFS
  • Migrate SOA
  • Migrate HR

Project Discussion 11 Responses to Oracle 18C Upgrade and Roadmap

  1. This project has been put on hold till at least April 2019.

    Users did not sufficiently do required testing and the risk is too high to do registration with thios added new env factor.

    October 31, 2018 at 10:03 am
  2. We have moved the switcover to end Sept 2018. All busy testing and we will make final decision for switch end Sept

    September 14, 2018 at 9:49 am
  3. We waited for the the release of Oracle 12.2.x And we can now continue.The first phase id to migrate VSS to Oracle 12 and the date for this is set to end August 2018. We implimentednew OEM13c and new CDB/PDB config with rman and now investigate the possibilities of moving VSS from 11G to 12C.

    June 19, 2018 at 8:47 am
  4. This project was on hold and will commence beginning of June 2017. We waited for the release of Oracle Database 12c version 2. This was only recently released.

    May 29, 2017 at 11:02 am
  5. We decided to kick off i,plimentation on 1 May 2016. We want to also wait for version 12.2 as teh version we would like to upgrade to. If not available by 1 May this date will also move forward for start of implimentation.

    March 9, 2016 at 8:24 am
  6. Created rhel 72 base image for all deployments

    February 1, 2016 at 4:07 pm
  7. Ons gaan nader aan die begin van die praktiese swaai weer paar keer vergader en rolle/tye per stelsel vasmaak – in lig van ander tye en aksies wat elke stelsel sou beinvloed ( ook interafhanklikhede ) rakende die opgradering.

    December 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm
  8. Activate asb, Yvette.

    November 17, 2015 at 3:14 pm
  9. Ons het reeds BSS as belangegroep asook dassie tydens ander sessie ingelig oor die voorsiene datums en almal dra kennis. Die projek kan maar afskop. Ook met PE gesels. Almal gelukkig en nie in duister.

    November 17, 2015 at 3:13 pm
  10. A Project Kick-off meeting (with the Stakeholders) has to be done before the project can be started.

    November 10, 2015 at 9:40 am
  11. “OEM Cloud Control 12c need to be implemented.” Strategy has to be discussed with IT Architecture

    November 10, 2015 at 9:38 am

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