No need of ocm.rsp file for Grid Patching
So far while applying PSU or one off patches, we use to pass -ocmrf parameter. I could not think of a scenario where we are going to expose database servers to external world.
Before applying latest PSU, I downloaded latest opatch p6880880_122010_AIX64-5L.zip from metalink. Post unzip, I wanted to create ocm.rsp. But when checked, OPatch/ocm/bin was empty. Binary emocmrsp was missing.
As per Metalink Doc ID 2161861.1
This enhancement to OPatch exists in 188.8.131.52.5 release and later. The option -ocmrf is used to provide OPatch the OCM responses during a silent install. Since OCM is no longer packaged with OPatch, the -ocmrf is no longer needed on the command line.
As per Metalink Doc ID 1591616.1
Note: as latest opatch doesn’t contain OCM anymore, the option “-ocmrf” is unnecessary if latest opatch is being used, refer to the following for details:
note 2161861.1 – OPatch: Behavior Changes starting in OPatch 184.108.40.206.5 and 220.127.116.11.14 releases
So this is expected behavior.
Simply use following CLI for applying the patch
# opatchauto apply <UNZIPPED_PATCH_LOCATION>/24412235