October Patch Updates Breaks Shared Services.

  • Date: October 28, 2020
  • Article by: Jeff Henkel

Well it’s always fun with EPM, and October’s latest patch updates brings an issue with Shared Services.  If you apply the October updates, be aware that Shared Services will stop working in your EPM environment.  The following patch for oracle_common is needed to bring things back to working:  

Unable To Access Shared Service Console After Weblogic October Patch Is Applied Error “The required application module ‘cas.containers.tadpole’ is not configured” (Doc ID 2613736.1)

The cause of this issue is a change in the ODI logging parsing mechanism, as explained here:

This issue is only noticed on Oracle Fusion Middleware deployments where the underlying Oracle Diagnostic Logging (ODL) component is based on

The ODL LoggingConfigurationImpl method uses an older parsing mechanism when reading the logging.xml configuration file rather than the one used in the FMW ODL implementation.

The WLS PSU aligns with the newer implementation.

The application of the patch should probably be done on all EPM servers in the environment, though technically only Foundation Services requires it.

Also, if you’re on the 11.2.x version, then this shouldn’t apply, since that code-line should already be using newer ODL code.

If you should have any questions or concerns with patching your EPM environment, let us know, we’re here to assist as always!

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