Are you Running EBS 12.1.1 or 12.1.2 in Production?

If you are currently on EBS 12.1.1 or 12.1.2 then the standard recommendation is is to apply the EBS 12.1.3 suite-wide Release Update Pack.  If you can't apply the suite-wide 12.1.3 Release Update Pack, you should apply the individual 12.1.3 Family Packs for the EBS products that you've deployed.

But, guess what, you're probably already closer to EBS 12.1.3 than you think!  Why is that?  If you've applied any patches to your 12.1.1 or 12.1.2 environment, you probably already have much of 12.1.3 already in production today.  (You can read more about this and the background to it in the EBS Technology Blog here).

Check this out yourself and see just how close to EBS 12.1.3 you may be.  The Oracle Applications Manager contains a tool that all Apps DBAs should use: Patch Wizard.  The Patch Wizard has an 'Analyze Specific Patches' function that tells you how a specific patch will affect your system.

The resulting 'Patch Impact Analysis' report provides you with a summary of:

  • Applications patched
  • New files introduced
  • Existing files changed
  • Existing files unchanged.

You can learn more about patch wizard, including the latest improvements, in Doc ID 976188.1.

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