With R12.2 EBS, Oracle has launched online application patching feature which helps to reduce the downtime to minimal.
We will look into  ADOP features and its phases.

Key Features:
1. Online Patching utility for EBS R12.2 to apply application patches.
2. The application will be up and running during the patching cycle.
3. It can be executed in both Interactive and Non-Interactive mode.
4. Can apply multiple patches during a single patching cycle.
5. Option to abort the patch is also available.

Phases of ADOP cycle.

1. Prepare
2. Apply
3. Finalize
4. Cutover
5. Cleanup

Other Phases:
1. Abort
2. FS Clone

In Coming posts, we will discuss more on ADOP and some useful queries.