How to fix Error: OMSPatcher finds that previous patching session is not yet completed

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When planning a patch for a client’s OMS, I found the following:

OMSPatcher finds that previous patching session is not yet completed.
Please refer log file "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/cfgtoollogs/omspatcher/28018178/omspatcher_2019-07-09_23-44-58PM_deploy.log" 
for the previous session and execute the script "/u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/oms_session/scripts_2019-07-09_23-44-39PM/"  to complete the previous session. OMSPatcher can proceed to execute new operations only if previous session is completed successfully.

Interesting, right? This means a patch executed in July failed and it wasn’t noticed.

What to do? Well, the error itself already says what needs to be done. You just need to do it properly. How? Here is a quick action plan:

Before doing this, however, it’s important to check the Deploy log to understand the root cause for the failure on the previous patch and fix it.

In my case, it happened because not all required components were down. A simple “stop oms” was performed. It stops only the OMS managed server, JVMD engine, and HTTP server, but leaves Node Manager and Administration Server running.

On the other hand, a “stop oms -all” stops all Enterprise Manager processes including Administration Server, OMS, HTTP Server, Node Manager, Management Server, JVMD engine, and Oracle BI Publisher (if it is configured on the host).

This investigation step is very important as this finding allowed me to map the steps to avoid errors from happening again and also map the steps required to fix it. So let’s go to my Action Plan for fixing:


1. Blackout targets to avoid unwanted pages.
– On OEM: Enterprise–>Monitoring–>Blackouts

2. Shut down OMS and AGENT

cd $AGENT_HOME/bin
./emctl stop agent
cd $OMS_HOME/bin
./emctl stop oms -all

3. Resume patching with issue (with provided command)
(in my case):


4. Verify patches got installed

$OMS_HOME/OPatch/opatch lsinventory
$OMS_HOME/OMSPatcher/omspatcher lspatches

5. Start the OMS and agent

cd $AGENT_HOME/bin
./emctl start agent
cd $OMS_HOME/bin
./emctl start oms
./emctl status oms -details

6. Sync EMCLI with server changes:

$OMS_HOME/bin/emcli login -username=sysman
Enter password : <-- sysman password
$OMS_HOME/bin/emcli sync

The output of a continued patch? Here it goes:

[[email protected] ]$ /u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/oms_session/scripts_2019-07-09_23-44-39PM/
Verifying embedded script host-address "oem13c" against the network interface for a match...
Trying for a match with: fe80:0:0:0:250:56ff:febc:4399%2(fe80:0:0:0:250:56ff:febc:4399%2)
Trying for a match with: oem13c(
Script-host address matched with host network interface.

Please provide credential for OMS repository SYSMAN user: 
Command to execute (Step 1): /u01/app/oracle/middleware/bin/emctl applypatch repos -patchHome /u01/app/oracle/middleware/.omspatcher_storage/27926184_July_09_2019_14_47_56/original_patch -pluginHome /u01/app/oracle/middleware/plugins/oracle.sysman.emas.oms.plugin_13.
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 2  
Copyright (c) 1996, 2016 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Executing Patch Application Steps.....
Enter the SYSMAN password:
Please enter the database password(User:SYSMAN):
Processing command line ....
Repository_Patching_Utility - Checking Prerequisites
Checking Global Prerequisites
Repository_Patching_Utility - Checking Prerequisites
Checking Component Prerequisites
Repository_Patching_Utility - Creating Tablespaces
Validating and Creating Tablespaces
Repository_Patching_Utility - ApplyRepositoryPatch
Repository ApplyRepositoryPatch in progress.
Percent Complete: 55
Percent Complete: 58
Percent Complete: 61
Percent Complete: 64
Percent Complete: 75
Percent Complete: 100
Repository_Patching_Utility: ApplyRepositoryPatch - Completion Summary
Database details:
Connected As			: SYSMAN
RCU Logfile			: /u01/app/oracle/middleware/oracle_common/rcu/log/empatch/rcu_2019_09_7__11_10_49.log
Component schemas created:
Component			Status	Logfile		
EM Repository Patch Application		Success	/u01/app/oracle/middleware/oracle_common/rcu/log/empatch/em_patch_apply.log 
Repository_Patching_Utility - ApplyRepositoryPatch : Operation Completed


With this, we have the previous patching session completed successfully and can start the next one. Hope it helps!

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Well known in the Oracle community in Latin America and Europe where he participates regularly in technology events, Matheus is actually the youngest Oracle ACE Director in the world. Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, Matheus is a Computer Scientist by PUCRS and has been working as an Oracle DBA for the last 10 years.

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