How to delete/add Oracle Home entry from central inventory(oraInventory)

How to delete/add Oracle Home entry from central inventory(oraInventory)

How to delete/add Oracle Home entry from Central Inventory(oraInventory)

We often encounter “OPatch failed with error code 73”. There might be other reason but one could be due to the corrupted inventory. Please follow the below guideline to resolve this issue.

oracle@host1-/home/oracle/>$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch lsinventory
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 11.2.0.3.6
Copyright (c) 2013, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Oracle Home       : /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2
Central Inventory : /u01/app/oraInventory
from           : /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/oraInst.loc
OPatch version    : 11.2.0.3.6
OUI version       : 11.2.0.4.0
Log file location : /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2016-03-18_03-08-06AM_1.log
List of Homes on this system:
Home name= Ora11g_gridinfrahome1, Location= “/u01/app/grid/product/11.2.0/grid”
Home name= OraDb11g_home1, Location= “/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1”
Home name= agent11ghome1, Location= “/u01/app/oracle/agent11g”
Inventory load failed… OPatch cannot load inventory for the given Oracle Home.
Possible causes are:
Oracle Home dir. path does not exist in Central Inventory
Oracle Home is a symbolic link
Oracle Home inventory is corrupted
LsInventorySession failed: OracleHomeInventory gets null oracleHomeInfo
OPatch failed with error code 73
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Solution(first try to remove the entry from the oraInventory):

oracle@host1-/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/oui/bin/>./runInstaller -silent -deinstall REMOVE_HOMES={“/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2”}
Starting Oracle Universal Installer…
Checking swap space: must be greater than 500 MB.   Actual 16103 MB    Passed
Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2016-03-18_03-19-24AM. Please wait …oracle@host1.vm.itg.corp.us.shldcorp.com-/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/oui/bin/>Oracle Universal Installer, Version 11.2.0.4.0 Production
Copyright (C) 1999, 2013, Oracle. All rights reserved.
Starting deinstall
Starting deinstallDeinstall in progress (Wednesday, February 2, 2011 2:37:45 PM MSK)
End of install phases.(Wednesday, February 2, 2011 2:37:49 PM MSK)
End of deinstallations
Please check ‘/u01/oracle/oraInventory/logs/silentInstall2011-02-02_02-37-36PM.log’ for more details.

Then add the oracle home entry into the oraInventory(it is basically gets added into the inventory.xml file:

oracle@host1-/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/oui/bin/>./runInstaller -attachHome ORACLE_HOME=”/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2″ ORACLE_HOME_NAME=”OraDb11g_home2″
Starting Oracle Universal Installer…
Checking swap space: must be greater than 500 MB.   Actual 16103 MB    Passed
The inventory pointer is located at /etc/oraInst.loc
The inventory is located at /u01/app/oraInventory
‘AttachHome’ was successful.

Now check the lsinventory command

oracle@host1-/home/oracle/>ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch lsinventory
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 11.2.0.3.6
Copyright (c) 2013, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Oracle Home       : /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2
Central Inventory : /u01/app/oraInventory
from           : /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/oraInst.loc
OPatch version    : 11.2.0.3.6
OUI version       : 11.2.0.4.0
Log file location : /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2016-03-18_03-38-51AM_1.log

Lsinventory Output file location : /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/cfgtoollogs/opatch/lsinv/lsinventory2016-03-18_03-38-51AM.txt

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Installed Top-level Products (1):

Oracle Database 11g                                                  11.2.0.4.0
There are 1 product(s) installed in this Oracle Home.

Interim patches (1) :

Patch  20760982     : applied on Thu Aug 20 06:49:13 EDT 2015
Unique Patch ID:  18908105
Patch description:  “Database Patch Set Update : 11.2.0.4.7 (20760982)”
Created on 4 Jun 2015, 00:23:20 hrs PST8PDT
Sub-patch  20299013; “Database Patch Set Update : 11.2.0.4.6 (20299013)”
Sub-patch  19769489; “Database Patch Set Update : 11.2.0.4.5 (19769489)”
Sub-patch  19121551; “Database Patch Set Update : 11.2.0.4.4 (19121551)”
Sub-patch  18522509; “Database Patch Set Update : 11.2.0.4.3 (18522509)”
Sub-patch  18031668; “Database Patch Set Update : 11.2.0.4.2 (18031668)”
Sub-patch  17478514; “Database Patch Set Update : 11.2.0.4.1 (17478514)”
Bugs fixed:
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18828868, 17025461, 11883252, 13609098, 17239687, 17602269, 19197175
18316692, 17313525, 12611721, 19544839, 18964939, 17600719, 18191164
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19972570, 18244962, 18765602, 18203838, 16198143, 17246576, 14829250
17835627, 18247991, 14458214, 21051862, 16692232, 17786278, 17227277
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16571443, 18306996, 14852021, 18674047, 17853456, 12364061

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OPatch succeeded.