How To Create An OCM Response File.

During patching, Opatch tool may ask for an OCM (Oracle configuration manager) response file.

OCM can collect the configuration of your servers and send it to Oracle support.  Oracle support staff will use it when you open a service request. With OCM, you’ll get better and faster response from Oracle support. You can also view your configuration on metalink. Oracle can suggest you updates or patches according to your configuration. You can even use OCM in disconnected systems (where there is no internet connection).

Although it is useful, using OCM is not mandatory. You can still get support from Oracle without OCM. However, during patching, opatch utility may ask for an OCM response file.

How to create an OCM response file?

Opatch utility ships with a script file named “emocmrsp” which is used for creating a response file. “emocmrsp” script will ask your metalink account information and your internet connection information and store it in a response file named “ocm.rsp”.

“emocmrsp” script is found  under “$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/ocm/bin/” directory. Simply execute this script (as root or oracle user) and enter the required information when prompted.

$ cd $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/ocm/bin/

$ ./emocmrsp
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