Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

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.

Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

Maintenance Wizard


The Maintenance Wizard is an E-Business Suite upgrade tool that can guide you through the code line upgrade process from to 12.1.3 with an 11gR2 database. Additionally, it includes maintenance features for most releases of E-Business Suite applications.

The Tool:

  • Presents step-by-step upgrade and maintenance processes
  • Enables validation of each step, tracks the completion of the steps, and maintains a log and status
  • Is a multi-user tool that enables the System Administrator to give different users assignments based on any combination of category, product family or task
  • Automatically installs many required patches
  • Provides project management utilities to record the time taken for each task, completion status and project reporting

For More Information:

Review Doc ID 215527.1 for additional information on the Maintenance Wizard.
See Doc ID 430732.1 to download the new Patch.

Tuesday Aug 23, 2011

Making the EBS Upgrade from 11.5.10 Easier – Part II

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Making the EBS Upgrade from 11.5.10 Easier – Part II

September 15, 2011 at 8 am PT, 9 am MT, 11 am ET

This one-hour session is recommended for technical users who are responsible for upgrading their E-Business Suite applications from Release 11.5.10 to Release 12 .1.x.

As you begin your upgrade process, there are a number of tools available to assist you in a successful upgrade. A successful upgrade requires careful planning, correct upgrade processing, detailed testing, and user (re)training prior to upgrade. Over two sessions we will discuss the tools that you can use to assist in your upgrade tasks. These tools are available to you via My Oracle Support as part of the E-Business Suite product offerings.

  • Recap of Part I
  • Detailed Look at Maintenance Wizard
  • Detailed Look at Patch Wizard

In the first part of the two-session series, we covered the following topics:

  • Overview of Tools Available for Upgrading
  • Detailed Look at Upgrade Advisors
  • Detailed Look at Patching and Maintenance Advisor
  • Upgrade Community
  • Upgrade Product Information Center Page

A replay of Part I is available via the Advisor Webcast Archive, Note 740964.1.

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Click here to register for this session


The above webcast is a service of the E-Business Suite Communities in My Oracle Support.

For more information on other webcasts, please reference the Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule.

Click here to visit the E-Business Communities in My Oracle Support

Note that all links require access to My Oracle Support.


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