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EBS to OCI Manual Migration Documents Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of two documents that can be used as the basis for you to develop your own manual procedures for migrating Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) on-premises Linux environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), just for those situations when Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager cannot be used. Examples of cases that may require a manual migration method include when: There is no direct connectivity between your on-premises and Cloud environments. Your database is extremely large and you do not want to transfer it over the network. You wish to preserve an on-premises application tier configuration that is not yet supported by Cloud Manager.   Where Can I Get the Documents? The two documents are available on My Oracle Support: For Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle Database 19c: Example Manual Migration of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c to VM DB Systems and Compute Cloud Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2743151.1) For Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle Database 12c: Example Manual Migration of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 to VM DB Systems and Compute Cloud Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2673057.1) The procedures provided in thse documents comply with our reference document, Standards Used by the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager for Provisioning Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2656874.1). What Are the High Level Migration Steps? When following either of the above documents, you will perform these high level steps to move your EBS Release 12.2 environment from on-premises to OCI and VM DB Systems: Prepare the on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite application tier. Create a database instance on an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VM DB System. Clone and configure an EBS database tier on the VM DB System instance. Create a Compute Cloud instance to host the EBS application tier. Configure the EBS application tier on the Compute Cloud Service instance. Deploy and configure an OCI load balancer (optional). If not using a load balancer, configure Transport Layer Security (TLS) and web entry point access. Configure secure access for an Oracle WebLogic Server admin port. Configure forms and concurrent processing for Oracle RAC (if applicable). Apply latest Quarterly Database Bundle Patch (optional but recommended). What's Supported in a Manual Migration? The above two documents are supported as written. We encourage you to adapt these documents as the basis for your own efforts, to take advantage of the standards and best practices they promote. However, be aware that Oracle is unable to provide direct support for your custom procedures. Consequently, when implementing your own procedures you should always undertake trial runs to ensure that the migrated environment meets your operational requirements. Oracle will support the resulting EBS on OCI environments provided they meet the respective requirements listed in: Table 1 - Certified Combinations for Linux x86-64 in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Error Correction Support Policy (V.5) (MOS Note 1195034.1) What If the On-Premises Source is Non-Linux? If you are currently running EBS on an on-premises platform other than Linux, you will want to review articles from our platform engineering team such as the latest, EBS 12.2 Cross Platform Migration to OCI with 19c Now Certified. For the full list of documents applicable to platform migration use cases, refer to Section 4.3.2 Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite from a Non-Linux Platform On-Premises to Linux in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1). How Can I Ensure Adequate Performance? When migrating your EBS system from on-premises to OCI, it is essential to ensure that operational performance will continue to meet your requirements. We recommend that before you migrate your production environment, you first migrate a test environment where you can conduct benchmark tests to simulate expected workloads and verify performance. For more information, see Performance Best Practices for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and On-Premises (MOS Note 2528000.1). References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Example Manual Migration of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c to VM DB Systems and Compute Cloud Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2743151.1) Example Manual Migration of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 to VM DB Systems and Compute Cloud Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2673057.1) Standards Used by the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager for Provisioning Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2656874.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide Performance Best Practices for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and On-Premises (MOS Note 2528000.1) Related Articles Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes EBS 12.2 Cross Platform Migration to OCI with 19c Now Certified Important Information About Patching Your EBS Database in OCI Expanded EBS Performance Tuning Note Published

We are pleased to announce the availability of two documents that can be used as the basis for you to develop your own manual procedures for migrating Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) on-premises Linux...

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Running Your EBS Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2

We are pleased to announce that you can now run your Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) database on Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2. This initial phase of certification delivers support for the following release combination: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Migrating Your EBS Database and Reconfiguring the Application Tier My Oracle Support knowledge document Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 to Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2 (MOS Note 2758998.1) describes how to migrate your database from Linux on-premises to Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2 and reconfigure the application tier to point to the new system. Be aware that if you are performing a migration of the database from a non-Linux platform to Linux on Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2, guidance is forthcoming. Patching Your EBS Database My Oracle Support knowledge document Installing Database Patch Updates for Oracle E-Business Suite on an Exadata DB System in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or Oracle Cloud at Customer (MOS Note 2368508.1) describes the process for installing quarterly patch updates. Note that when running your Oracle E-Business Suite database on Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2 (or any other supported database service), quarterly database patches must be applied using the built-in command-line utilities. You must not use the OPatch utility or the Database Cloud Service Console to apply quarterly database patches. However, you can apply interim (one-off) patches using OPatch. How to Get Started All customers planning to deploy their databases on Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2 should review Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2 (MOS Note 2774983.1). This document acts as an index to all related content, and will be updated with additional certifications and procedures as they become available. Related Articles Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2 (MOS Note 2774983.1) Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 to Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2 (MOS Note 2758998.1) Installing Database Patch Updates for Oracle E-Business Suite on an Exadata DB System in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or Oracle Cloud at Customer (MOS Note 2368508.1)

We are pleased to announce that you can now run your Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) database on Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen 2. This initial phase of certification delivers support for the following...

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20.2.1.1.1 Cloud Manager Update Supports New ExaCS Resource Model

We have just released the latest update to Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Cloud Manager for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Release 20.2.1.1.1. This update supports the new Exadata Cloud Services Resource Model. All Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers using Exadata Cloud Services must move to this new model, which replaces the prior Exadata DB System Cloud Service Model. The new resource model improves manageability and provides support for Exadata Cloud Service X8M. For more information about the new model and transition timing requirements, refer to New Exadata Cloud Service Resource Model in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Planning Your Transition If you are an EBS Cloud Manager customer who has migrated to the new Exadata Cloud Services Resource Model, you must install the Cloud Manager 20.2.1.1.1 update. If you are an EBS Cloud Manager customer who has not yet converted to the new resource model, and plan to provision EBS environments where the database is on an Exadata DB System that uses the old resource model, you must remain on your existing Cloud Manager release of 20.2.1.1 or earlier. With Cloud Manager 20.2.1.1.1 Advanced Provisioning, whether you are creating a new environment or provisioning an environment from a backup, when you place your database on Exadata you will choose your Exadata infrastructure name and your VM Cluster Name. For instructions about use of Advanced Provisioning, refer to Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. Where Can I Get The Latest Cloud Tools? EBS Cloud Manager To install Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager for the first time, follow the instructions to Implement Cloud Manager in the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. To update an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager, follow the instructions to Update Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version in the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. EBS Cloud Backup Module You can download EBS Cloud Backup Module 20.2.1.1 as Patch 32232832 from My Oracle Support. Related Articles EBS Cloud Automation 20.2.1.1 Now Available Get EBS Cloud Manager 20.2.1 References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide

We have just released the latest update to Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Cloud Manager for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Release 20.2.1.1.1. This update supports the new Exadata Cloud Services...

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EBS Cloud Automation 20.2.1.1 Now Available

We are happy to inform you that the latest release, 20.2.1.1, of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Cloud Automation is available. It includes updates to the EBS Cloud Manager and EBS Cloud Backup Module tools. This release includes new features plus important bug fixes, and is recommended for all customers running EBS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). What's New? The following enhancements are included in this release: Support for choosing the operating system time zone It is possible to choose the operating system time zone in the following two scenarios: During EBS Cloud Manager Advanced Provisioning, whether you are provisioning a new environment or provisioning from a backup. When using Oracle Applications Manager to create a standby environment. Rediscovery of upgraded environments Scripts are provided to update Cloud Manager metadata for EBS Release 12.1.3 environments created by Cloud Manager and subsequently upgraded to EBS Release 12.2. This includes scenarios where the 12.1.3 source environment is the result of either an automated lift and shift or a new provisioning. More information about these new features can be found in the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. Where Can I Get The Latest Cloud Tools? EBS Cloud Manager To install Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager for the first time, follow the instructions to Implement Cloud Manager in the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. To update an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager, follow the instructions to Update Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version in the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. EBS Cloud Backup Module You can download EBS Cloud Backup Module 20.2.1.1 as Patch 32232832 from My Oracle Support. Related Articles Cloud Manager 20.2.1.0.2 and One-Click Provisioning for EBS 12.2.10 Get EBS Cloud Manager 20.2.1 References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide

We are happy to inform you that the latest release, 20.2.1.1, of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Cloud Automation is available. It includes updates to the EBS Cloud Manager and EBS Cloud Backup Module...

Using WebLogic Suite UCM Image for EBS Application Tier

We've been asked a lot recently if it's possible to use the Oracle WebLogic Suite for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service and associated WebLogic Suite (WLS) UCM Image for the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) application tier. By using the UCM (Universal Credits Model) image to create new instances, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) customers can pay as they go for any needed WLS infrastructure. Furthermore, EBS on OCI customers who need to create VMs to host EBS application tiers can now use the WLS UCM Image and take advantage of the UCM billing model. For detailed instructions, follow the guidance in a new white paper, Using the Oracle WebLogic Suite UCM Image for the Oracle E-Business Suite Application Tier (MOS Note 2766854.1). Billing Flexibility WebLogic Server runtime licenses are included with EBS. However, most Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customers choose to customize the applications to adapt them to their specific business needs, and when doing so must purchase full use licenses of either Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition (iAS EE) -- which comes with WebLogic Server Basic -- or of WebLogic Suite. As an EBS customer moving to OCI, you can transfer your on-premises licenses by leveraging a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model. However, this model does not enable you to leverage the elasticity and flexibility of cloud computing. On the other hand, the WebLogic Suite Universal Credits Model allows you to realize these benefits by enabling you to pay for usage as needed. Usage Scenarios Here are some situations where you might choose to use the WLS UCM Image for your EBS application tiers: When Migrating Your On-Premises Environments to OCI - On first moving to OCI, you can replace your iAS EE or WebLogic Suite perpetual licenses entirely by moving to a subscription-based model. For New Implementations - Similarly, a new implementation is an opportunity to adopt a subscription-based model along the same lines. For Development, Testing or Training - Even if your production OCI instances use the perpetual (BYOL) model, you can still take advantage of UCM for development, test, or training environments. Using UCM for such temporary, often short-term infrastructure, can achieve significant cost savings. When Upgrading EBS - The upgrade procedure to move from EBS Release 12.1 to 12.2 involves laying down a new application tier, and therefore provides a good opportunity for you to switch to UCM-based billing. Important Additional Information The Oracle WebLogic Suite for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service and associated UCM image satisfies Oracle Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition licensing requirements for EBS applications -- namely EBS HR, EBS SCM /ERP, EBS CRM -- in all scenarios where such requirements exist, for all processors provisioned inside OCI Compute instances with that service. If you choose to deploy the Oracle WebLogic Suite UCM image for your EBS application tier, you must use the Universal Credits model (UCM) for all application tier nodes in that same environment. If you are using the BYOL model, you will use the regular OCI Linux image that is supported for EBS deployment. Be aware, though, that you cannot use UCM for some application tier nodes and the BYOL model for other such nodes in the same EBS environment. For more information on Oracle Weblogic licensing in OCI, see the Oracle Data Sheet Oracle Weblogic Server for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. References Using the Oracle WebLogic Suite UCM Image for the Oracle E-Business Suite Application Tier (MOS Note 2766854.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Related Articles Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes

We've been asked a lot recently if it's possible to use the Oracle WebLogic Suite for Oracle Cloud Infrastructureservice and associated WebLogic Suite (WLS) UCM Image for the Oracle E-Business Suite...

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ECC Framework V6 Now Available from OCI Marketplace

We are pleased to inform you that an image containing the latest Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework V6, is now available in the OCI Console Marketplace (accessible from your Oracle Cloud account). You can use this image to facilitate deployment of Enterprise Command Centers (ECC) in your tenancy. A variety of Enterprise Command Centers and associated role-based dashboards have been specifically designed to help EBS users visualize, analyze, identify, and act on transactions⏤all from interactive displays. Users can also search, filter, and drill down into priority transactions as desired. Using ECC With An Existing EBS Instance The two main steps needed to use ECC with an existing EBS instance are summarized below. Create an ECC Framework Instance - With a subscription to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you can follow Provision a New Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Release 12.2 Installation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2734421.1) to create a virtual machine containing the ECC V6 Framework.   Integrate the ECC Framework Instance with EBS - After you create your ECC Framework V6 instance, MOS Note 2734421.1 will guide you through essential post-install steps that include updating your network and security configurations, and running a script to integrate with an existing EBS instance (12.2.4 or above). You will then configure your Enterprise Command Centers and role-based dashboards. Deployment Options If you already have an Oracle Compute Cloud service subscription, you can use this. If you do not yet have a subscription, you can create a free trial account to perform a test run of these images. Both these options are outlined below. Option 1 - Use Existing Subscription You can use the new image to deploy ECC Framework V6 and then integrate it with an existing EBS instance. This applies whether your cloud EBS instance is the result of: A manual lift and shift operation. An automated lift and shift operation using Cloud Backup Module and Cloud Manager. A Cloud Manager One-Click or Advanced Provisioning procedure. Instantiation of an image such as the EBS 12.2.10 Demo Install Image. Some other deployment strategy. Option 2 - Try for Free You can obtain a trial subscription by visiting oracle.com and clicking on Try Oracle Cloud Free. Using your trial account, you can first install EBS using an image such as the EBS 12.2.10 Demo Install Image. You then install Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework using the Oracle ECC Framework image, and finally integrate the two installations. Other Options for Deploying ECC Framework in Your Tenancy The previously announced EBS 12.2.10 Demo Install Image includes the EBS database tier, application tier, and ECC tier all in a single VM, and as such is a quick alternative way to spin up an instance for previewing ECC. Similarly, if you are using EBS Cloud Manager 20.2.1.0.2 or above, One-Click Provisioning installs the EBS database tier, application tier, and ECC tier all in a single VM. The above alternative solutions are currently available for ECC V5 only. References Provision a New Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Release 12.2 Installation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2734421.1) Enterprise Command Centers Quick Start Guide Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Related Articles Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework V5 Now Available in OCI Marketplace Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview

We are pleased to inform you that an image containing the latest Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework V6, is now...

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Upgrading Your EBS Database from 11g to 19c on VM DB Systems

We are pleased to be able to share newly available Oracle Database 19c migration and upgrade procedures for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customers running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with Oracle Database 11g (11.2.0.4) on a 1-Node or 2-Node VM DB System. Procedures for the Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 upgrade to 19c for EBS on VM DB Systems were announced previously. Migration and Upgrade Process The key steps in the EBS database migration and upgrade from 11.2.0.4 to 19c are as follows: Create a new 19c Oracle VM DB System with an Oracle 19c Container Database. Back up the source database using RMAN and the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module. Restore the database from Oracle Cloud Storage to the target 19c system. Upgrade the restored Oracle E-Business Suite non-CDB database to Oracle Database 19c non-CDB. Convert the database to a PDB by plugging-in the upgraded Oracle Database 19c non-CDB database to the CDB. Run AutoConfig on all the database tier nodes. Run AutoConfig on all the application tier nodes. Migration and Upgrade Documents The procedure you will use for the database migration and upgrade is specific to the EBS release version you are starting from. Choose whichever of these documents applies to you: For Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle Database 11.2.0.4: Migrating and Upgrading Oracle Database 11g to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on OCI VM DB Systems (Doc ID 2758991.1) For Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and Oracle Database 11.2.0.4: Migrating and Upgrading Oracle Database 11g to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on OCI VM DB Systems (Doc ID 2758990.1) Using EBS Cloud Manager After Migrating and Upgrading If you use EBS Cloud Manager to manage your environments, as part of planning your database upgrade to 19c, you should refer to Section 4.5.6, "Upgrading to Oracle Database 19c" in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) for important information about the use of Cloud Manager after the upgrade. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Migrating and Upgrading Oracle Database 11g to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on OCI VM DB Systems (Doc ID 2758991.1) Migrating and Upgrading Oracle Database 11g to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on OCI VM DB Systems (Doc ID 2758990.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide Related Articles Announcing our Specialized Getting Started Notes Upgrading Your EBS Database from 12cR1 to 19c on VM DB Systems Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c Important Information about Patching your EBS Database in OCI

We are pleased to be able to share newly available Oracle Database 19c migration and upgrade procedures for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customers running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with...

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Important New Tools For Patching and Upgrading EBS

We are pleased to let you know about a pair of brand new tools designed to increase productivity of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) DBAs when upgrading and patching EBS environments on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) or on-premises. The two new tools are: EBS Technology Patch Automation Tool - Application Tier (ETPAT-AT) Automates patching of key EBS Release 12.2 application tier technology stack components, including: Fusion Middleware WebLogic Server Forms and Reports EBS 12.2 Upgrade Readiness Checker Tool - Database Tier (EURC-DT) Performs important pre-upgrade checks based on a set of key technical requirements. These requirements are listed in the Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2. More information can be found in the two EBS Technology Blog articles listed in the Related Articles section below. References EBS Technology Patch Automation Tool for Application Tier (ETPAT-AT) (MOS Note 2749774.1) EBS 12.2 Upgrade Readiness Checker for Database Tier (EURC-DT) (MOS Note 2749775.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2 Related Articles New EBS Technology Patch Automation Tool for Application Tier (On EBS Technology Blog) New EBS 12.2 Upgrade Readiness Checker Tool for Database Tier (On EBS Technology Blog) Performing an EBS Upgrade in OCI

We are pleased to let you know about a pair of brand new tools designed to increase productivity of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) DBAs when upgrading and patching EBS environments on Oracle...

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Upgrading Your EBS Database from 12cR1 to 19c on OCI VM DB Systems

For our Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Release 12.2 and 12.1 customers running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), we are pleased to share newly available Oracle Database 19c upgrade procedures for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 on a 1-Node or 2-Node VM DB System. Feel free to monitor this blog for news about support for additional release combinations. Note that this is a follow-on to the earlier article Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c. If you have not already read that article, we recommend you do so first. Upgrade Process Before performing the database upgrade, your VM DB System must be on Oracle Linux 7. The key steps in the upgrade are as follows: Install Oracle Database 19c via a software image on your existing 1-Node or 2-Node VM DB System (using the dbcli cloud automation). Perform the necessary pre-upgrade steps. Upgrade your 12.1.0.2 database to 19c (using the dbcli cloud automation). Perform the necessary post-upgrade steps. Run AutoConfig on all database tier nodes. Run AutoConfig on all application tier nodes. Apply the latest Oracle Database 19c Release Update as well as any additional database patch overlays required by EBS. Upgrade Documents The procedure you will use for the database upgrade is specific to the EBS release version you are starting from. Choose the document which applies to you: For Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle Database 12.1.0.2: Upgrading Oracle Database 12c to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on OCI VM DB Systems (MOS Note 2714918.1) For Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and Oracle Database 12.1.0.2: Upgrading Oracle Database 12c to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on OCI VM DB Systems (MOS Note 2683182.1) Using EBS Cloud Manager After Upgrading If you use EBS Cloud Manager to manage your environments, as part of planning your database upgrade to 19c, you should refer to Section 4.5.6, "Upgrading to Oracle Database 19c" in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) for important information about the use of Cloud Manager after the upgrade. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Upgrading Oracle Database 12c to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on OCI VM DB Systems (MOS Note 2714918.1) Upgrading Oracle Database 12c to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on OCI VM DB Systems (MOS Note 2683182.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide Related Articles Announcing our Specialized Getting Started Notes Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c Important Information about Patching your EBS Database in OCI

For our Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Release 12.2 and 12.1 customers running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), we are pleased to share newly available Oracle Database 19c upgrade procedures for...

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Expanded EBS Performance Tuning Note Published

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability on My Oracle Support of a significantly expanded version of our popular and highly recommended note on Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) performance tuning: Performance Best Practices for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and On-Premises (MOS Note 2528000.1) What's New? The document has had two major new topics added, Section 6 on Sizing and Section 7 on Benchmarking:     Section 1: Introduction     Section 2: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure         2.1. Pre OCI-Migration Best Practices         2.2. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Best Practices     Section 3: Database Best Practices     Section 4: Applications Best Practices         4.1. General         4.2. Forms-Based Applications         4.3. HTML-Based Applications         4.4. Oracle Workflow         4.5. Concurrent Processing             4.5.1 Concurrent Managers             4.5.2. Data Purging             4.5.3. Job Scheduling             4.5.4. Conflict Resolution Manager             4.5.5. Transaction Managers         4.6. Oracle RAC Node Affinity     Section 5: Online Patching Best Practices     Section 6: Sizing Your Oracle E-Business Suite Environment     Section 7: Benchmarking Best Practices     Section 8: Other Best Practices     Section 9: References Most of the note is generic and applies to all EBS customers. The content does not have to be read in order, so you can look at whichever topics are most relevant to your needs. We hope you find the new sections useful. The note will continue to be revised, so feel free to let us know if there are any other topics would you like to see addressed. References Performance Best Practices for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and On-Premises (MOS Note 2528000.1) Related Articles White Paper Update: Options for Reducing E-Business Suite Database Sizes Updated: Oracle E-Business Suite Security FAQ

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability on My Oracle Support of a significantly expanded version of our popular and highly recommended note on Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) performance...

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Live Webinar on March 9th: EBS Strategy and Updates With Focus on OCI

We are pleased to announce the following live webinar: What: Oracle E-Business Suite: Strategy and Updates With Focus on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure When: March 9, 2021, 10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST Where: Register Here Participants: Cliff Godwin - Oracle SVP and General Manager for Oracle E-Business Suite Ajay Srivastava - Oracle SVP of Operating Systems and Virtualization Kurt Solsky - Oracle GVP of Oracle On-Premises Applications (Applications Unlimited) As a current Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customer, you want the confidence that your choice of integrated, global business applications will continue to enable your organization to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance. OCI is becoming the infrastructure of choice and de facto standard for an increasing number of our our EBS customers, in enterprises of all sizes. Hear directly from EBS General Manager and SVP, Cliff Godwin, for an update on the EBS product line with our recent key innovations, including: Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.10: the latest in a series of annual, suite-wide updates (available for all 12.2 releases) Enterprise Command Centers: two releases of new and enhanced Enterprise Command Centers (available for 12.2.4 and higher) G-Invoicing for US Federal Program Agencies: support for more efficient management of intragovernmental buy/sell transactions (available for 12.2.7 and higher) EBS Mobile Release 9: updates to smartphone apps (available for 12.1.3 and all 12.2 releases) HRMS Release Update Pack: annual legislative updates for Oracle Human Capital Management (available for 12.1.3 and all 12.2 releases) EBS Person Data Removal Tool (PDRT): updates to the tool for safely removing sensitive data associated with people in EBS systems (available for 12.1.3 and all 12.2 releases) EBS Cloud Manager for EBS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: increased automation to help enterprises run Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) (available for 12.1.3 and all 12.2 releases) Joining Cliff, we have a couple of special guests, who will bring their own unique perspective and insights. Ajay Srivastava, Oracle SVP of Operating Systems and Virtualization, will outline the benefits of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to our EBS customers. Kurt Solsky, Oracle GVP of Oracle On-Premises Applications, will talk about Oracle's continued commitment to our on-premises customers. What You'll Take Away An understanding of the benefits you will gain from continuing to invest in EBS. Appreciation of how simple we have made migrating your EBS workload to OCI. Awareness of the overall value EBS applications deliver now and in the future. Don't miss this unique opportunity - register now.

We are pleased to announce the following live webinar: What: Oracle E-Business Suite: Strategy and Updates With Focus on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure When: March 9, 2021, 10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST Where:...

Environment Management

Performing an EBS Upgrade in OCI

[Additional contributors: Terri Noyes and Sharath Vishwanath] We are very pleased to provide you with enhanced documentation designed to assist you upgrade your existing Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Release 12.1.3 instance in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. Whether on OCI or on-premises, an EBS upgrade consists of a series of related steps. These steps are fully described in Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2. At a high level, these steps include (but are not limited to): Preparing the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 database for the upgrade. Preparing the Oracle E-Business Suite file system. Setting up the stage area. Running Rapid Install to create a new Release 12.2 file system. Running the upgrade driver. Enabling online patching. Upgrading to latest code. For full instructions on upgrading your EBS Release 12.1.3 environment to Release 12.2 on OCI, refer to the documentation listed in the References section below. What You Need to Know When Upgrading EBS on OCI There are several points you will need to bear in mind, which will depend on your particular scenario. For all EBS customers running on OCI: Software and Patches Download Procedure - The procedure for downloading software and patches is as described under Section 4.5.7 "Downloading Software and Patches" of Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1).   Provisioning Standards Requirement - If you are performing an EBS upgrade to Release 12.2, it is strongly recommended that you follow the standards listed in Sections 3 and 4 of Standards Used by the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager for Provisioning Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2656874.1). For EBS customers running on OCI with a database service, either a VM DB System or an Exadata DB System: Additional Database Patches Requirement  - You will need to apply additional mandatory database patches. This is covered in Database Preparation Guidelines for an E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade (MOS Note 1349240.1). For EBS customers running on OCI with multitenant database architecture, additional actions may be needed as detailed in the relevant upgrade documentation. Using EBS Cloud Manager After Upgrading If you use EBS Cloud Manager to manage your environments, as part of planning your upgrade to Release 12.2 you must refer to the "Upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite"  section in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) for essential information about the use of Cloud Manager after the upgrade. Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview Upgrading Your EBS Database to 19c on Exadata DB Systems References Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1320300.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.10 Readme (MOS Note 2666934.1) Database Preparation Guidelines for an E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade (MOS Note 1349240.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2 Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Guide Using Rapid Install Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide OCI: Configure VNC on OCI Instance (Doc ID 2456478.1)

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Cloud Manager 20.2.1.0.2 and One-Click Provisioning for EBS 12.2.10

Our latest EBS Cloud Manager Update, 20.2.1.0.2, provides an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.10 demo install image as part of One-Click Provisioning. The image includes EBS 12.2.10, a single-node Oracle Database 19c (not Oracle RAC) Vision demo database, and Enterprise Command Center Framework V5, all running on a single VM. This builds upon our recent announcement about availability of an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.10 Demo Install Image in the OCI Console Marketplace. Information about One-Click Provisioning and the required post-provisioning steps can be found in Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. Where Can I Obtain the Latest Cloud Manager? To install Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager for the first time, follow the instructions to Implement Cloud Manager in Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide.   To update an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager, follow the instructions to Update Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version in Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. Related Articles New EBS 12.2.10 Demo Install Image Available Get EBS Cloud Manager 20.2.1 Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide

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Environment Management

EBS 12.2 Cross Platform Migration to OCI with 19c now certified

Cross platform migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now certified for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (12.2.3 or higher) with Oracle Database 19c. E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Platform Migration from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using Transportable Tablespaces with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2725558.1) describes the process of migrating an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 environment from on-premises to OCI  and associated database services. The overall process combines: An Oracle E-Business Suite database tier migration from on-premises to an OCI Oracle Database service running a 19c multitenant database. Application tier platform migration from on-premises to an OCI Compute VM. For optimum performance, the database migration process uses full transportable export/import along with an option to further reduce downtime by utilizing incremental backup. This strategy is required when you need to migrate an existing EBS environment across platforms, for example moving to OCI running Linux x86-64 from an on-premises platform of a different endian format, as described below. Platform Endianness The endianness of platforms can be checked by connecting to SQL*Plus as sysdba and querying the view V$TRANSPORTABLE_PLATFORM. SQL> select platform_name, endian_format from v$transportable_platform; On-premises database tier platforms certified for EBS 12.2 are: Big Endian: Oracle Solaris on SPARC HP-UX Itanium IBM AIX on Power Systems Linux on IBM Z Little Endian: Oracle Solaris on x86-64 Linux x86-64 Windows x64 Source System Requirements This migration process requires the source database to be 11gR2 (11.2.0.4), 12cR1 (12.1.0.2), or 19c, with the target database 19c. The application tier EBS version will be the same on the source and target. References E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Platform Migration from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using Transportable Tablespaces with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2725558.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Oracle Database Administrator's Guide 19c Related Articles EBS 12.1 Cross Platform Migration to OCI With Database 19c Now Certified Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c Announcing our Specialized Getting Started Notes

Cross platform migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now certified for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (12.2.3 or higher) with Oracle Database 19c. E-Business Suite Release 12.2...

General Information and Resources

New EBS 12.2.10 Demo Install Image Available

We are pleased to inform you about the release and immediate availability of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.10 Demo Install Image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: This image can be found in the OCI Console Marketplace in your tenancy. Create Your Demo Instance With a subscription to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you can follow the Oracle by Example tutorial Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to create an instance (virtual machine) containing the Release 12.2.10 database and application tiers. This resulting instance contains demonstration data, and can be used to evaluate new functionality or train your users. If you do not yet have an Oracle Compute Cloud Subscription, you can obtain a trial subscription by visiting oracle.com and clicking on Try Oracle Cloud Free Tier. Explore More Advanced Options As we have described in several prior blog articles, Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager is the tool you will use for more advanced provisioning tasks and lifecycle management activities. To find out more about this GUI-based tool, see the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview introductory article plus follow-on articles such as Get EBS Cloud Manager 20.2.1 that describe more recent enhancements. Related Articles Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview Get EBS Cloud Manager 20.2.1 References Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2517025.1)

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E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud

Get EBS Cloud Manager 20.2.1

Important Note: Since this article was originally published, we have released a critical update for Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager 20.2.1. For more information on how to get this update, refer to Critical Update (20.2.1.0.1) For EBS Cloud Manager 20.2.1. We are pleased to inform you that a major new release (20.2.1) of Oracle E-Business Suite cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available. This release of Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager includes numerous important new features, and along with its related tools (described below) is recommended for all customers running Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI. What's New? As well as user experience enhancements, including refined and restructured pages to promote easier navigation, this release offers the following new features (listed by category): Advanced Provisioning Multi-zone support Enhanced logical hostname support Public SSH keys deployment Automated Standby Deployment (EBS 12.2 with DB 12.1.0.2 on Compute) On-premise to cloud standby deployment Reduced downtime lift and shift Cloning on Compute Option to choose different shapes for target Extensibility Framework Capability to add post-execution tasks to provisioning and cloning flows Support for seeded and custom tasks Capability to pause and resume execution flows Lifecycle Management Horizontal scaling Backup scheduling Complete information about these enhancements can be found in the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. Where Can I Obtain The Latest Cloud Tools? EBS Cloud Manager To install Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager for the first time, follow the instructions to Implement Cloud Manager in the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. To update an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager, follow the instructions to Update Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version in the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide. EBS Cloud Backup Module You can download EBS Cloud Backup Module 20.2.1 as Patch 32232832 from My Oracle Support. Oracle Applications Manager To obtain the functionality required for Automated Standby Creation, install  Patch 32041736 from My Oracle Support. Where Can I Find More Information? The refinements listed above are fully described in the all-new Cloud Manager Guide, which has been created to support use of this important tool as of now. In addition, a series of special blog articles highlighting selected features is planned for the near future. Related Articles EBS on OCI Automation 20.1.1.2 Updates Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Guide

Important Note: Since this article was originally published, we have released a critical update for Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager 20.2.1. For more information on how to get this update, refer...

General Information and Resources

ECC Framework V5 Now Available From OCI Marketplace

We are pleased to inform you that an image containing the latest Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework V5 for Oracle E-Business Suite is now available in the OCI Console Marketplace. You can use this image to accelerate deployment of Enterprise Command Centers (ECC) in your tenancy. A variety of Enterprise Command Centers and associated role-based dashboards have been specifically designed and made available to help Oracle E-Business Suite users. Users can visualize, analyze, identify and act on transactions from interactive displays. They can also search, filter, and drill down into priority transactions. Using ECC With An Existing EBS Instance The two main steps needed to use ECC with an existing EBS instance are summarized below. Create an Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Instance — With a subscription to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you can follow Provision a New Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Release 12.2 V5 Installation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2734421.1) to create a virtual machine containing the ECC V5 Framework.   Integrate the ECC Framework Instance with Oracle E-Business Suite — After you create your ECC Framework V5 instance, MOS Note 2734421.1 will guide you through essential post-install steps, which include updating your network and security configurations, and running a script to integrate with an existing EBS instance (12.2.4 or above). You will then configure your Enterprise Command Centers and role-based dashboards. Deployment Options If you do not yet have an Oracle Compute Cloud service subscription, you can use a free trial account to try out these images. Or if you already have a subscription, you can use that instead. Both these options are outlined below. Option 1 - Try for Free You can obtain a trial subscription by visiting oracle.com and clicking on Try Oracle Cloud Free. Using your trial account, you can first install EBS using the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Demo Install Image, then install Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework using the Oracle ECC Framework image, and finally integrate the two installations. Option 2 - Use Existing Subscription As we have described in previous blog articles, tools such as Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager and Cloud Backup Module can be used to provision new instances or lift and shift existing instances into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can use this new image to deploy ECC Framework V5 and then integrate it with EBS. This applies whether your cloud EBS instance is the result of a lift and shift operation; Cloud Manager One-Click or Advanced Provisioning; instantiation of the demo install image; or some other deployment strategy. References Provision a New Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Release 12.2 V5 Installation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2734421.1) Enterprise Command Centers Quick Start Guide Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Related Articles Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework V4 Now Available in OCI Marketplace Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview

We are pleased to inform you that an image containing the latest Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework V5 for Oracle E-Business Suite is now available...

Integrations and Customizations

Using Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace to Configure Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS 12.2

Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive service infrastructure that lets you build, deploy and manage integrations following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). We are pleased to announce that customers running Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) can now configure Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Release 12.2 to use Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace and its EBS Adapter to provide SOAP-based web services. What is Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace? Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace is a VM-based solution of Oracle SOA Suite 12c (12.2.1.4) on OCI. The Oracle SOA Suite image in Oracle Cloud Marketplace lets you quickly provision Oracle SOA Suite 12c (12.2.1.4) on OCI. To configure Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2 on Oracle Cloud for SOAP based web services, refer to Part B of Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2675815.1). References Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2675815.1) Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1311068.1) Get Started with Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Related Articles September 2020 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway for EBS 12.2 Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.2 and Database 19c Upgrading Oracle SOA Suite 11g to Oracle SOA Suite 12c in an Existing ISG configuration High Availability Configuration for Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2

Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive service infrastructure that lets you build, deploy and manage integrations following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). We are pleased to announce...

Environment Management

Upgrading Your EBS Database to 19c on OCI Exadata DB Systems

We are pleased to be able to share newly available Oracle Database 19c upgrade procedures for EBS customers running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with either Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 on an Exadata DB System. Note that this is a follow-on to the previous article Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c. If you have not already read that article, we suggest you do so first. Upgrade Process Before performing the database upgrade, your Exadata DB System must be on Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Grid Infrastructure 19c. The key steps in the upgrade are as follows: Install Oracle Database 19c on your Oracle Exadata DB System. Perform the necessary pre-upgrade steps. Upgrade your database to Oracle Database 19c (using the dbaascli cloud tooling). Perform the necessary post-upgrade steps. Run AutoConfig on all database tier nodes. Run AutoConfig on all application tier nodes. Apply the latest database release update. Upgrade Documents The procedure you will use for the database upgrade is specific to the EBS and database release versions you are starting from. Choose whichever of these four documents applies to you: For Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle Database 12.1.0.2: Upgrading Oracle Database 12c to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on OCI Exadata DB Systems (MOS Note 2662718.1) For Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle Database 11.2.0.4: Upgrading Oracle Database 11g to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on OCI Exadata DB Systems (MOS Note 2567103.1) For Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and Oracle Database 12.1.0.2: Upgrading Oracle Database 12c to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on OCI Exadata DB Systems (MOS Note 2662717.1) For Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and Oracle Database 11.2.0.4: Upgrading Oracle Database 11g to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on OCI Exadata DB Systems (MOS Note 2617850.1) Cloud Manager Compatibility Actions Be aware that to continue using Cloud Manager to manage your environment after this database upgrade, you need to perform the following actions: Upgrade Cloud Manager to Version 20.1.1.2.1. Run the refreshExaDBMetadata.pl script to update the Cloud Manager metadata. For more information, see Section 4.5.6, Upgrading to Oracle Database 19c, of Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1), and Section 3.11, Refresh Metadata for an Environment Upgraded to Oracle Database 19c, of Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1). References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Related Articles Announcing our Specialized Getting Started Notes Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c Important Information about Patching your EBS Database in OCI

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E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud

EBS 12.1 Cross Platform Migration to OCI With Database 19c Now Certified

Cross platform migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now certified for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (12.1.3) with Oracle Database 19c. E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Platform Migration from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using Transportable Tablespaces with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2725557.1) describes the process of migrating an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 environment from on-premises to OCI  and associated database services. The overall process combines: An Oracle E-Business Suite database tier migration from on-premises to an OCI Oracle Database service running a 19c multitenant database. Application tier platform migration from on-premises to an OCI Compute VM. For optimum performance, the database migration process uses Transportable Tablespaces (TTS) with full transportable export/import, along with an option to further reduce downtime by utilizing incremental backup. This strategy is required when you need to migrate an existing EBS environment across platforms, for example moving to OCI running Linux x86-64 from an on-premises platform of a different endian format, as described below. Platform Endianness The endianness of platforms can be checked by connecting to SQL*Plus as sysdba and querying the view V$TRANSPORTABLE_PLATFORM. SQL> select platform_name, endian_format from v$transportable_platform; On-premises database tier platforms certified for EBS 12.1.3 are: Big Endian: Oracle Solaris on SPARC HP-UX Itanium and PA-RISC IBM AIX on Power Systems Linux on IBM Z Little Endian: Oracle Solaris on x86-64 Linux x86/Linux x86-64 Windows x64 Source System Requirements This migration process requires the source database to be 11gR2 (11.2.0.4), 12cR1 (12.1.0.2), or 19c, with the target database 19c. The application tier EBS version will be the same on the source and target. Coming Up Watch out for further articles on future cross platform migration certifications for EBS on OCI, including EBS 12.2 with Database 19c. References E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Platform Migration from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using Transportable Tablespaces with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2725557.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Oracle Database Administrator's Guide 19c Related Articles Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c Announcing our Specialized Getting Started Notes

Cross platform migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now certified for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (12.1.3) with Oracle Database 19c. E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Platform...

General Information and Resources

The First Four Years of EBS on OCI - Part 2

[Contributors: Robert Farrington and Terri Noyes] In Part 1 of this commemoration of the first four years of EBS on OCI, we provided a look at how the EBS journey to Oracle Cloud got started, and the steady progress that has taken us to where we are today. This second part builds on these foundations to share some real-life customer experiences that should prove useful as you embark on your own endeavours. Customer Examples Here are some quotes (with supporting information) from a selection of customers about their impressive achievements running an EBS workload on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. 7-Eleven: 7-Eleven trusts core applications and disaster recovery to Oracle Cloud "Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was undeniably the clear choice. There is no better solution for databases than Exadata, and Oracle is the only cloud that offers it." — Sanjay Date, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure Group, 7-Eleven In less than sixteen weeks, 7-Eleven created a custom DR environment in the cloud and successfully tested the failover of its applications and database to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure — a project record for them. Additionally, the team saw immediate performance benefits on failover. As a test, they logged into EBS and updated an address that caused a Data Relationship Management record to change — an action that used to take about ten minutes to complete on-premises. With OCI, the change was completed in about 20 seconds — a very impressive 30 times faster. Bandai: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe Lifts and Shifts ERP to Oracle Cloud "By moving on-premises applications including Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud, we upgraded our ERP system and cut hardware costs, but also achieved the long-time goal of having a true disaster recovery installation based on the latest Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We picked Oracle over similar offers to increase our visibility into the vendor’s long-term licensing policy for those applications that we run on Oracle IaaS. Oracle’s engagement and the provision of a dedicated and competent Customer Success Manager have been key for the success of our project. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a robust, secure, and performant environment where we have been able to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and its customizations while setting up a disaster recovery site.” —David Aubert, CIO & Innovation Project Leader, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S. Darling Ingredients: Sustainable ingredient company moves Oracle applications to the cloud “Performance improvements were an unanticipated benefit. For example, one payroll application which formerly took six and a half hours now completed in under three hours.” — Tom Morgan, Oracle Apps DBA Manager, Darling Ingredients As soon as their deployment was in place, the team was immediately able to provision quickly and (where needed) tear down quickly, speeding up time-to-solution while also controlling costs. The combination of the EBS technology stack and simple billing has enabled Darling to track usage, map costs to projects, and cross-charge internally for resource consumption. They are now confidently looking forward to moving their remaining on-premises production applications to OCI. HID: Security leader transforms back and front office using Oracle Cloud and saves 50-66% in OPEX “Now, we’ve got a modern, scalable IT platform that supports our growth, and we’ve redeployed our data center employees to focus on revenue-generating activities. It’s a much more engaging work environment for them.” — Mike Fitzgerald, Vice President of IT, HID HID completed migration of their development, test, production, and QA environments for Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Agile PLM, Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle SOA, and Oracle Discoverer, plus Vertex and other third-party applications, on time and in budget. By migrating to Oracle Cloud and upgrading EBS from Release 12.1.3 to 12.2.7 to support subscription billing, HID went from requiring four weeks to onboard a contract to just a few hours. Intellinum: Supply chain system integrator saves 35% on infrastructure moving Oracle E-Business Suite from AWS to Oracle Cloud "Instead of pre-purchasing incremental hardware, or waiting through a long procurement process, we can deploy new database instances with a few clicks in the portal. We’re seeing superior reliability and faster time to solution than with our on-premises deployment, which speeds our development. And we’re saving 35% compared to what we paid for AWS." — Romi Halimman, Founder and President Intellinum, Inc. Maritz: Moved E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and improved performance by 10-fold “The story with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is that it’s better, cheaper and faster than what we had on-premises. We’re seeing jobs that used to take a couple hours to run, getting completed in minutes now on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.” — Ron Hunsaker, Vice President of Enterprise Application Services, Maritz Murad: Prestige skincare line saves 30% by moving E-Business Suite, Demantra and OBIEE to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure “We were expecting some performance improvements when we moved to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, but we weren’t expecting it to be that good. Our business stakeholders are coming up to us saying that their queries are coming up faster. Overall, we would estimate a 20-30% improvement in performance.” — Rishabh Sinha, Senior Director, Enterprise Applications, Murad What's Next? We hope what you have read in this article and Part 1 will inspire your own plans for moving to EBS on OCI. Be sure to subscribe to this blog for the latest news and other updates. Related Articles The First Four Years of EBS on OCI - Part 1 Try Our New EBS Cloud Manager Virtual Hands-On Lab Some Essential Free Learning Resources for EBS on OCI References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2517025.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

[Contributors: Robert Farrington and Terri Noyes] In Part 1 of this commemoration of the first four years of EBS on OCI, we provided a look at how the EBS journey to Oracle Cloud got started, and the...

General Information and Resources

The First Four Years of EBS on OCI - Part 1

[Contributors: Robert Farrington and Terri Noyes] In early 2015, I envisaged a day when I could use EBS and cloud in the same sentence. Then, cloud simply meant Oracle Compute Cloud (IaaS). Today, I'm very happy to say that EBS and cloud are well and truly together, with comprehensive EBS adoption of IaaS and associated PaaS database services. Numerous customers of all sizes have now migrated their EBS environments from on-premises data centers to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Oracle Commitment to OCI Oracle's corporate commitment to OCI can be seen by the rapid growth from a launch in late 2016 with a single data center to the situation four years later where OCI has expanded to 21 Oracle Cloud regions worldwide. And the rapid growth continues, with a plan to have in place no fewer than 36 Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Center Regions To find out where Oracle Cloud services are available, see this comprehensive list of Oracle data center regions and services provided. EBS Commitment to OCI Our EBS journey towards OCI began 4 years ago in late 2016, and our commitment to EBS customers running on OCI is now stronger than ever. In many cases, customers started by using the first generation of OCI (now known as OCI Classic), and — when it became available — moved to Gen 2 Cloud, the best cloud infrastructure for enterprises. Some pioneering EBS customers, such as  LKQ Europe, started out in the cloud, implementing brand new EBS projects from scratch in OCI. We take full advantage of the OCI infrastructure so EBS customers can run their mission-critical business applications with unprecedented performance, scalability, and availability. This is accomplished by utilizing the best database platforms in the market: Oracle Database Cloud Services on Virtual Machines Oracle Exadata Cloud Services Oracle Autonomous Database (planned) Note that all three of these platforms are unique to OCI, with most EBS systems running on OCI today hosting the database on either Oracle Database Cloud Services on Virtual Machines, or on Oracle Exadata Cloud Services. Another key EBS investment unique to OCI is the time-saving automation capability delivered by Oracle EBS Cloud Manager, which has been designed specifically to support EBS customers running on OCI and associated database services. EBS Cloud Manager and its associated tools can help you reduce cost, reduce risk, and increase agility by automating essential operations such as: Environment deployment: Lift and shift of an on-premises enviroment to Oracle Cloud One-click provisioning of demo environments Advanced provisioning, of either a fresh installation or from a backup Lifecycle management: Backup and restore Scaling Optimized cloning Oracle EBS Cloud Manager is a tool for both migrating EBS to OCI and managing EBS on OCI. This is demonstrated at Sweden’s Granges, a global leader in aluminium engineering, manufacturing and innovation. Learn more about their move to the cloud at How to reduce risk and cost? Migrate to Second-Generation Cloud. "We decided to use EBS Cloud Manager to do the work for us, which in simpler terms means: it takes a backup, transfers the backup to the new region, restores the backup and leaves us only with some minor configuration changes." "Moving to Oracle OCI gave a noticeable improvement in performance in our ERP system. We also greatly appreciate the possibility to easily scale the application when special needs arise while maintaining full control of the costs.” — Öystein Larsen, IT Architect, Gränges (Innovative Aluminium Engineering) Investment in EBS Cloud Manager is a high priority for our EBS development organization, so you can look forward to continued evolution of the tool. The most recent release, 20.1.1, has achieved the major milestone of support for Oracle Database 19c cloud services. This blog will continue to bring the latest and greatest information as soon as it becomes available. Thanks to our EBS blogging team for their efforts here. Why Use OCI for EBS? With a variety of cloud offerings available, our EBS customers are choosing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to run their workloads for reasons that include the following: The unique-to-OCI automation provided by EBS Cloud Manager and Cloud Backup Utility to support lift and shift plus lifecycle management. The performance, scalability and availability of the best database services in the market, namely Oracle Database Cloud Services on Virtual Machines and Oracle Exadata Cloud Services — especially important for mission critical business applications. Lower cost combined with improved performance. Customers moving to OCI from other vendors' (such as AWS) cloud solutions have substantially reduced costs and enhanced their compute platform performance. In Part 2 of this commemoration of four years of Oracle E-Business Suite on cloud, we will share a diverse selection of customer success stories to give you some ideas about what you too can achieve by running EBS on OCI. Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview Try Our New EBS Cloud Manager Virtual Hands-On Lab Some Essential Free Learning Resources for EBS on OCI Welcome to Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Blog References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2517025.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

[Contributors: Robert Farrington and Terri Noyes] In early 2015, I envisaged a day when I could use EBS and cloud in the same sentence. Then, cloud simply meant Oracle Compute Cloud (IaaS). Today, I'm...

Lift and Shift Automation

EBS on OCI Automation 20.1.1.2 Updates Now Available

The latest (20.1.1.2) updates for Oracle E-Business Suite OCI automation are now available. We strongly recommend installing these updates at your earliest convenience. Fixes and Enhancements These updates include various fixes and optimizations for Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager and Cloud Backup Module. Key enhancements include: Improved restart capability for VM DB and Exadata DB System activities Capability to allow reuse of environment and database names on Exadata DB System on restart Elimination of potential service name conflict when doing CDB/PDB conversion Improved free space validation Better handling of environments with custom Oracle HTTP Server directories Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager You can update EBS Cloud Manager to 20.1.1.2 by using the Self Update Utility. For instructions, refer to: Section 2: Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version of Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Note: The above document is updated whenever a new version of EBS Cloud Manager is made available. Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module To obtain EBS Cloud Backup Module 20.1.1.2, download (or re-download) Patch 31254259 from My Oracle Support. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Related Articles EBS on OCI Automation 20.1.1.1 Update Now Available Get Release 20.1.1 of EBS Cloud Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview

The latest (20.1.1.2) updates for Oracle E-Business Suite OCI automation are now available. We strongly recommend installing these updates at your earliest convenience. Fixes and Enhancements These...

E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud

Try Our New EBS Cloud Manager Virtual Hands-On Lab

We are excited to share a new and improved EBS Cloud Manager Virtual Hands-On Lab, in the form of an Lift and Shift On-Premises EBS to OCI Workshop. Those of you who tried out the first version, in the form of the EBS Cloud Manager Virtual Hands-On Lab, will find various enhancements have been made in this new version to reflect our recent Cloud Manager updates. And if you have never tried one of our hands-on labs, they are a great way to learn EBS Cloud Manager in a controlled environment. The new lab leverages an Oracle Cloud Marketplace stack — a set of Terraform templates — built specifically for the purpose. This stack automates the creation and configuration of all the resources that make up a default deployment of EBS Cloud Manager for demonstrations. Lab Contents The lab leads you through the following workshop activities: 1. Configure EBS Cloud Manager authentication with IDCS. 2. Deploy and configure EBS Cloud Manager. 3. Provision your first EBS environment using EBS Cloud Manager. 4. Clone the EBS environment provisioned previously. Further to this, the lab includes a demonstration of the process to lift and shift your EBS instances from on-premises to OCI. This process uses both the EBS Cloud Backup Module and newly provisioned EBS Cloud Manager. Further Usage The stack used in the workshop can also be used outside the lab, to deploy EBS Cloud Manager for demonstration use. This usage is described in Appendix B of Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1). References Lift and Shift On-Premises EBS to OCI Workshop Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Related Articles EBS Cloud Manager Virtual Hands-On Lab [Original version]

We are excited to share a new and improved EBS Cloud Manager Virtual Hands-On Lab, in the form of an Lift and Shift On-Premises EBS to OCI Workshop. Those of you who tried out the first version, in...

General Information and Resources

Important Information About Patching Your EBS Database in OCI

[With special thanks to Paul, Sunil, and Scot for their expert contributions.] This article provides answers to some common questions on how the EBS database is patched in Oracle Cloud, outlining key differences both from on-premises and between different Oracle Cloud services. Key Questions The topics are roughly in the order you might expect to encounter them when getting started with EBS on Oracle Cloud, but can be referred to in whatever order you like. Q1: Is EBS database patching on Oracle Cloud different from on-premises? A1: It depends on the service your EBS database is going to run on. If you run on Compute, there are no differences, but if you run on a Database Service, there are both differences and similarities. The remaining questions will highlight some key things you need to know. Q2: I am running my EBS database on a Compute Service. How do I go about patching? A2: Essentially, the patching strategy here is the same as for on-premises. You can use the same command line utility, OPatch, to apply both one-off patches as well as quarterly database patch updates including Patch Set Updates (PSU), Bundle Patches (BP), and Release Updates (RU). For more information, refer to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1). This is the same note that has the instructions for on-premises patching. Q3: I am running my EBS database on a Database Service. What differences are there in patching here? A3: If you're running your EBS database using a Database Service, you can apply interim (one-off) patches with the OPatch utility. However, quarterly database patch updates must be applied using the appropriate command-line utility such as dbcli for VM DB Systems and dbaascli for Exadata DB Systems. Be aware that when your EBS database is running on an OCI Database Service, you must not use OPatch or the Database Service Console to apply quarterly database patch updates. Q4: Why are there differences in patching EBS databases on Database Services such as VM DB Systems and Exadata DB Systems? A4: The Database Service offers additional management capabilities. When running your database on a Database Service, it is important to consider the database tooling used to conduct lifecycle management operations upon the database. Note that when the Database Service tools are used to perform updates such as application of quarterly database patch updates, the metadata maintained by the service is also updated, which is essential to allow continued use of the tooling. Q5: What are the key steps involved in installing a quarterly database patch update on a Database Service? A5: The high-level steps are: Upgrade your cloud tooling to the latest version. Download the latest EBS Technology Checker (ETCC) as Patch 17537119. Run ETCC to identify the most recent quarterly database update available. Run the appropriate command-line utility to identify any conflicting patches, then roll them back as necessary. Apply the relevant quarterly database patch update using the appropriate command-line utility. Use OPatch to apply any consolidated database fixes required by EBS. If you are running on a VM DB System, use OPatch to apply the appropriate OJVM Patch Set Update. Run ETCC again to confirm that all required patches have been applied. Q6: Where can I find instructions for installing database patch updates on my particular type of Database Service? A6: Follow the comprehensive steps in the appropriate document from this list: Installing Database Patch Updates for Oracle E-Business Suite on an Exadata DB System in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2368508.1) Installing Database Patch Updates for Oracle E-Business Suite on Single Instance VM DB System in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2360215.1) Installing Database Patch Updates for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle RAC VM DB Systems in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2476292.1) References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1) Installing Database Patch Updates for Oracle E-Business Suite on an Exadata DB System in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2368508.1) Installing Database Patch Updates for Oracle E-Business Suite on Single Instance VM DB System in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2360215.1) Installing Database Patch Updates for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle RAC VM DB Systems in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2476292.1) Related Articles Announcing our Specialized Getting Started Notes Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c

[With special thanks to Paul, Sunil, and Scot for their expert contributions.] This article provides answers to some common questions on how the EBS database is patched in Oracle Cloud, outlining...

General Information and Resources

Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework V4 Now Available in OCI Marketplace

We are pleased to inform you that an image containing Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework V4 for Oracle E-Business Suite is now available in the OCI Console Marketplace. You can use this image to accelerate deployment of Enterprise Command Centers in your tenancy. There are numerous Enterprise Command Centers and associated role-based dashboards designed to help Oracle E-Business Suite users. Users can visualize, analyze, identify and act on transactions from an interactive display. They can also search, filter, and drill down into priority transactions. Create an Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Instance With a subscription to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you can follow Provision a New Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Release 12.2 V4 Installation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2695092.1) to create a virtual machine containing the Oracle Enterprise Command Center (ECC) V4 Framework. Integrate the ECC Framework Instance with Oracle E-Business Suite After you create your ECC Framework V4 instance, the instructions in MOS Note 2695092.1 will guide you through essential post-install steps, which include updating your network and security configurations, and running a provided script to integrate with an existing EBS instance (12.2.4 or above). You  will then configure your Enterprise Command Centers and role-based dashboards. Deployment Options If you do not yet have an Oracle Compute Cloud service subscription, you can use a free trial account to try out these images. Or if you already have a subscription, you can use that instead. Both of these options are outlined below. Try It for Free You can obtain a trial subscription by visiting oracle.com and clicking on Try Oracle Cloud Free Tier under What's New. Using your trial account, you can first install EBS using the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Demo Install Image, then install Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework using the Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework image, and finally integrate the two installations. Use Your Existing Subscription As we have described in previous blog articles, tools such as Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager and Cloud Backup Module can be used to provision new instances or lift and shift existing instances into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can use the new ECC image to deploy Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework V4 and then integrate it with EBS. This applies whether your cloud EBS instance is the result of a lift and shift operation, Cloud Manager One-Click or Advanced Provisioning, instantiating the demo install image, or some other deployment strategy. References Provision a New Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Release 12.2 V4 Installation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2695092.1) Enterprise Command Centers Quick Start Guide Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Related Articles Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Image Now Available in OCI Marketplace Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview

We are pleased to inform you that an image containing Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework V4 for Oracle E-Business Suite is now available in the OCI Console Marketplace. You can use this image...

E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud

EBS on OCI Automation 20.1.1.1 Update Now Available

The latest (20.1.1.1) updates for Oracle E-Business Suite OCI 20.1.1 automation are now ready for you to consume. We strongly recommend installing these at your earliest convenience. Enhancements in This Update Key benefits in this update relate to Recovery Manager (RMAN) features used in backup and restore automation. Most notably, the default number of staging channels for RMAN is set dynamically, depending on resources available in the source infrastructure, with end users being able to override this value and also set additional parameters that drive RMAN advanced features.  EBS Cloud Backup Module You can optionally use a configuration file to customize Recovery Manager behavior, specifying parameters such as the binary compression algorithm to use, number of staging channels, and section size for multisection backups. To review all parameters and options, see Create a Backup with the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module of the Oracle by Example tutorial Creating a Backup of an On-Premises Oracle E-Business Suite Instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. EBS Cloud Manager When using Advanced Provisioning to restore from a backup, you can optionally specify the number of staging channels to allocate for RMAN. For more information, see Enter Database Information in the Oracle by Example tutorial Using Advanced Provisioning in Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. When using the Create Backup feature, you can optionally specify advanced RMAN parameters such as the option for database pre-validation, binary compression algorithm to use, and number of staging channels. To review specific parameters and options, see Create a Backup Using Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager in the Oracle by Example tutorial Creating a Backup of an Oracle E-Business Suite Environment Using Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager You can update EBS Cloud Manager to 20.1.1.1 by using the Self Update Utility. For instructions, refer to: Section 2: Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version of Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Note: The above document is updated whenever a new version of EBS Cloud Manager is made available. Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module To obtain EBS Cloud Backup Module 20.1.1.1, download (or re-download) Patch 31254259 from My Oracle Support. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Related Articles Get Release 20.1.1 of EBS Cloud Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview

The latest (20.1.1.1) updates for Oracle E-Business Suite OCI 20.1.1 automation are now ready for you to consume. We strongly recommend installing these at your earliest convenience. Enhancements in...

General Information and Resources

New EBS Performance Tuning MOS Note

We're pleased to announce publication of a strategically important new note for both Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and on-premises customers. Aimed at helping you get the best performance from your environment, it has been given a logical structure into which you can dip according to your questions or needs. Of course, you can always read it right through as well. Most of the content is generic. However, as an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customer you will want to pay close attention to Section 2 topics such as choosing the right shapes, reducing the volume of data before migration, taking into account network latency, and comparing performance before and after migration. Here are the full contents: Section 1: Introduction     Section 2: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure         2.1. Pre OCI-Migration Best Practices         2.2. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Best Practices     Section 3: Database Best Practices     Section 4: Applications Best Practices         4.1. General         4.2. Forms-Based Applications         4.3. HTML-Based Applications         4.4. Oracle Workflow         4.5. Concurrent Processing         4.6. Oracle RAC Node Affinity     Section 5: Online Patching Best Practices     Section 6: Other Best Practices     Section 7: References We hope you'll find it useful, and would welcome your feedback. Let us know if there are any other performance topics would you like to see addressed in this way. Where Can I Read This Document? The new note is published on My Oracle Support, so you simply need to log into your account there and look it up. It's easy to remember: Doc ID 2528000.1. References Performance Best Practices for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and On-Premises (Doc ID 2528000.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Related Articles Some Essential Free Learning Resources for EBS on OCI Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes

We're pleased to announce publication of a strategically important new note for both Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and on-premises customers. Aimed at helping you get the best performance from your...

E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud

EBS 12.2.9 with Database 19c Demo Install Image Now Available

An Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 Demo Install Image which incorporates Database 19c is now available for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This image can be found in the OCI Console Marketplace in your tenancy. Create Your Demo Instance With a subscription to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you can follow the Oracle by Example tutorial Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to create an instance (virtual machine) containing the Release 12.2.9 database and application tiers. This resulting instance contains demonstration data, and can be used to evaluate new functionality or train your users. If you do not yet have an Oracle Compute Cloud Subscription, you can obtain a trial subscription by visiting cloud.oracle.com and clicking on Try Oracle Cloud Free Tier. Explore More Advanced Options As we have described in several prior blog articles, Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager is the tool you will use for more advanced provisioning tasks and lifecycle management activities. To find out more about this GUI-based tool, see the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview introductory article plus follow-on articles such as Get Release 20.1.1 of EBS Cloud Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure that describe more recent enhancements. See Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2517025.1) for a complete listing of Cloud Manager features. Related Articles Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview Get Release 20.1.1 of EBS Cloud Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure References Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2517025.1)

An Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 Demo Install Image which incorporates Database 19c is now available for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This image can be found in the OCI Console Marketplace in...

Environment Management

Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c

Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1.3 are now certified with Oracle Database 19c on key database cloud services. Whether on-premises or in Oracle Cloud, 19c databases used by Oracle E-Business Suite always use a multitenant architecture with a single pluggable database (single tenant). Note that the application tier always resides on an OCI Compute virtual machine. Be aware that from the point of view of database certification, environments that run solely on Compute without taking advantage of Oracle's database services are equivalent to on-premises environments running on Oracle Linux. Automation Availability Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI automation, including the EBS Cloud Manager and the EBS Cloud Backup Module, now supports the following capabilities with Database 19c: One-Click Provisioning  Advanced Provisioning  Lift and Shift Cloud Backup and Restore Cloning on Compute For a full description of automation features, see the related blog article Get Release 20.1.1 of EBS Cloud Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Upgrading Your Database How you upgrade will depend on the Cloud service you use to run your database: Compute, or a database cloud service (including VM DB Systems or Exadata DB Systems). Each of these two cases is summarized below. Upgrading Your Database on Compute To manually upgrade your Oracle E-Business Suite database on the OCI Compute service, you can use the on-premises procedure by following the My Oracle Support (MOS) document applicable to your release: Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19 (MOS Note 2552181.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Be aware that if you currently use Cloud Manager to manage your environment, you can continue to do so after the database upgrade by running a provided script to update the Cloud Manager metadata. For more information, see Section 6.4.5, Upgrading to Oracle Database 19c, in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1). Upgrading Your Database on VM DB Systems or Exa DB Systems Forthcoming procedures will facilitate an upgrade to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite environments currently using Oracle Database Releases 12.1.0.2 or 11.2.0.4 on OCI VM DB Systems and Exadata DB Systems. You may monitor this blog for the latest in certification announcements for Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI. Related Articles Get Release 20.1.1 of EBS Cloud Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1). Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Information Center: Oracle Database 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 (MOS Note 2655839.2) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19 (MOS Note 2552181.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1)

Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1.3 are now certified with Oracle Database 19c on key database cloud services. Whether on-premises or in Oracle Cloud, 19c databases used by Oracle...

Environment Management

Get Release 20.1.1 of EBS Cloud Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The latest release (20.1.1) of Oracle E-Business Suite cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available for you to use. This release includes updates to both the EBS Cloud Manager and the EBS Cloud Backup Module to incorporate support for 19c, as well as numerous bug fixes, and is recommended for all customers running Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI. Support for Oracle Database 19c Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI automation introduces support for the following capabilities with Database 19c: One-Click Provisioning - You can use EBS Cloud Manager One-Click Provisioning to provision an EBS Release 12.2 Vision Demo environment with Database 19c (19.6). Advanced Provisioning - You can use EBS Cloud Manager Advanced Provisioning to provision either an EBS Release 12.2.9 Fresh Installation or Vision Demo with Database 19c (19.6). Supported database platforms are currently: Compute, VM DB Systems (single-node or RAC), and Exadata DB Systems. Lift and Shift - This capability enables you to migrate on-premise EBS environments that use Database 19c (19.3 and later) to OCI. Start by using the EBS Cloud Backup Module to back up the environment to object storage. Then use EBS Cloud Manager Advanced Provisioning to provision from this backup onto a supported database platform as listed above. Cloud Backup and Restore - You can use EBS Cloud Manager to create object storage backups of your EBS environments that use Database 19c, and then provision from those backups to create new systems. Cloning on Compute - You can use EBS Cloud Manager to clone your environments that use Database 19c, in cases where the database and application tiers both reside on a Compute VM. For a full list of features, as well as an overview of certifications and automations, refer to Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2517025.1). Obtaining EBS Cloud Manager To install Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager for the first time, follow the instructions in: Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1). To update an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the latest version, follow the instructions in: Section 2: Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version of Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Obtaining EBS Cloud Backup Module Download EBS Cloud Backup Module 20.1.1 as Patch 31254259 from My Oracle Support. Related Articles Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c Get the EBS on OCI Automation 19.3.1.2 Updates Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The latest release (20.1.1) of Oracle E-Business Suite cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available for you to use. This release includes updates to both the EBS Cloud...

EBS Cloud Manager Virtual Hands-On Lab

Note: Since this article was published, the lab described in the article has been replaced. See Try Our New EBS Cloud Manager Virtual Hands-On Lab for information on the latest. This completely free Virtual Hands-On Lab provides a step-by-step demonstration of the procedures needed to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager, provision an EBS environment, and then clone the environment. You can perform corresponding exercises as you follow along. The lab consists of six chapters (sessions) that can be consumed independently of each other, and at your own pace. Session 1: EBS Cloud Manager Architecture A review of the Oracle E-Business Suite recommended architecture in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, this session provides guidance on how to organize your OCI tenancy for EBS deployment. Specifically, it takes into account the typical separation of duties between the diverse teams that manage the different aspects of your IT infrastructure. Session 2: Oracle E-Business Suite Tenancy Preparation Illustrating how to prepare a tenancy for E-Business Suite Cloud Manager deployment, this second session shows you how to obtain a tenancy and subsequently create the required governance, network and security definitions. Session 3: EBS Cloud Manager Configuration This third session is all about deploying and configuring the EBS Cloud Manager. It starts by walking you through the process of creating the Compute Instance based on the Cloud Manager image available in the OCI Marketplace. Subsequently, you will learn how to configue the Cloud Manager web application with your tenancy details, and then register the application with Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) to handle Cloud Manager authentication. Session 4: Q&A About EBS Cloud Manager Configuration This recorded Q&A session gave attendees the opportunity to ask questions about both the specifics of the Cloud Manager configuration process, and other topics related to running EBS on OCI. Session 5: EBS One-Click Provisioning and Lift & Shift Showing you Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager in action, this fifth session demonstrates how to create an EBS on OCI environment in minutes and with only a few mouse clicks. This session also introduces some key concepts of the Lift and Shift process. Session 6: EBS Cloning in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Advanced Provisioning This final chapter shows you how to clone the environment created in Session 5, again in minutes and with only a few mouse clicks thanks to  the infrastructure cloning capabilities provided by OCI. Related Articles Some Essential Free Learning Resources for EBS on OCI References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Note: Since this article was published, the lab described in the article has been replaced. See Try Our New EBS Cloud Manager Virtual Hands-On Lab for information on the latest. This completely free Vir...

General Information and Resources

Some Essential Free Learning Resources for EBS on OCI

Whatever stage you are at in deploying Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), it can be daunting to know what to learn next, or  where to start. This blog aims to provide timely, easy to read updates about the journey EBS Development is making to provide you with all the technologies and tools you need as you join us either in moving from an on-premises installation, or creating a fresh EBS implementation in Oracle Cloud. Here, we mention a couple of key resources you can use to learn what you need. Free Learning Subscription We highly recommend visiting the Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription site, which gives you unrestricted access to extensive cloud (and other) EBS content. EBS on OCI Videos The following selection of videos is available as part of your free learning subscription. These will enable you to find out more about areas of yoiur choice. Move and Improve EBS on OCI: Video Technical Essentials for Running EBS on OCI: Video Deploying EBS for On-premises and OCI: Video EBS Integration Options On-premises and OCI: Video References Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Related Articles Webcast: Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Updated Oct 2019) Webcast: Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premise and in Oracle Cloud (Updated Oct 2019) Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes

Whatever stage you are at in deploying Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), it can be daunting to know what to learn next, or  where to start. This blog aims to provide timely,...

Lift and Shift Automation

Get the EBS on OCI Automation 19.3.1.2 Updates

The 19.3.1.2 updates for Oracle E-Business Suite OCI 19.3.1 automation are now available. We recommend installing these at your earliest convenience. Enhancements in This Release This release includes various fixes and optimizations for Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager and Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module. The Cloud Manager Cloning feature, in particular, has been enhanced to: Use a single logical host name for the source and target systems, which reduces the time to clone. Clone all block volumes attached to an instance, which is useful if you have added additional block volumes to a provisioned instance for accommodating customizations. Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager You can update EBS Cloud Manager to 19.3.1.2 by using the Self Update Utility. See the following document for instructions: Section 2: Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version of Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Note: The above document is updated whenever a new version of EBS Cloud Manager is made available. Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module To obtain EBS Cloud Backup Module 19.3.1.2, download (or re-download) Patch 30115120 from My Oracle Support. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Related Articles EBS on OCI Automation 19.3.1.1 Updates Now Available April 2019 EBS Cloud Manager Updates Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview

The 19.3.1.2 updates for Oracle E-Business Suite OCI 19.3.1 automation are now available. We recommend installing these at your earliest convenience. Enhancements in This Release This release includes...

Environment Management

Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Image Now Available in OCI Marketplace

We are pleased to inform you that an Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework image for Oracle E-Business Suite is now available in the OCI Console Marketplace. You can use it to accelerate deployment of Enterprise Command Centers in your tenancy. There are numerous Enterprise Command Centers and associated role-based dashboards designed to help Oracle E-Business Suite users. Users can visualize, analyze, identify and act on transactions from an interactive display. They can also search, filter, and drill down into priority transactions. Create an Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Instance With a subscription to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you can follow Provision a New Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Installation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2633072.1) to create a virtual machine containing the Oracle Enterprise Command Center (ECC) Framework. Integrate the ECC Framework Instance with Oracle E-Business Suite After you create your ECC Framework instance, the instructions in MOS Note 2633072.1 will guide you through essential post-install steps, which include updating your network and security configurations, and running a provided script to integrate with an existing EBS instance (12.2.4 or above). You  will then configure your Enterprise Command Centers and role-based dashboards. Deployment Options If you do not yet have an Oracle Compute Cloud service subscription, you can use a free trial account to try out these images. Or if you already have a subscription, you can use that instead. Both of these options are outlined below. Try It for Free You can obtain a trial subscription by visiting cloud.oracle.com and clicking on Try Oracle Cloud Free Tier. Using your trial account, you can first install EBS using the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Demo Install Image, then install Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework using the Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework image, and finally integrate the two installations. Use Your Existing Subscription As we have described in previous blog articles, tools such as Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager and Cloud Backup Module can be used to provision new instances or lift and shift existing instances into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can use the new ECC image to deploy Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework and then integrate it with EBS. This applies whether your cloud EBS instance is the result of a lift and shift operation, Cloud Manager One-Click or Advanced Provisioning, instantiating the demo install image, or some other deployment strategy. References Provision a New Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework Installation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2633072.1) Enterprise Command Centers Quick Start Guide Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Related Articles Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview

We are pleased to inform you that an Oracle Enterprise Command Center Framework image for Oracle E-Business Suite is now available in the OCI Console Marketplace. You can use it to accelerate...

General Information and Resources

Webcast: Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Updated Oct 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest information about running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (67 minutes) Veshaal Singh, Vice President ATG Development, presents the latest tools and current strategy for running Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud. See how Oracle E-Business Suite’s cloud manager can easily provision new instances with one-click or advanced provisioning and perform lifecycle management tasks. Use automation to move your on-premise Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Oracle Cloud to assist with upgrade projects, disaster recovery requirements, or other project needs. Learn how to leverage Oracle Infrastructure as a Service and Oracle Database as a Service to run your Oracle E-Business Suite environment. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Related Articles Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest...

Environment Management

EBS on OCI Automation 19.3.1.1 Updates Now Available

The 19.3.1.1 updates for Oracle E-Business Suite OCI 19.3.1 automation are now ready for you to consume. We strongly recommend installing these at your earliest convenience. Enhancements in This Release These updates include various optimizations for Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager and Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module, including: Option to Deploy Cloud Manager on Private Subnet - EBS Cloud Manager can now be deployed on a private regional or availability domain-based subnet, as an additional option beyond the public subnets supported in prior releases. Improved Cloning on Compute - The Cloud Manager Cloning feature takes advantage of the native OCI block volume cloning capabilities. In the 19.3.1.1 release, the source system boot and block volumes are cloned to create a new system, preserving operating system and application updates during the clone operation. Improved Backup and Restore - RMAN parameters have been refined to improve performance of backup and restore operations. Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager You can update EBS Cloud Manager to 19.3.1.1 by using the Self Update Utility. For instructions, refer to: Section 2: Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version of Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Note: The above document is updated whenever a new version of EBS Cloud Manager is made available. Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module To obtain EBS Cloud Backup Module 19.3.1.1, download (or re-download) Patch 30115120 from My Oracle Support. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Related Articles Now Available: Release 19.3.1 of Oracle E-Business Suite Automation for OCI April 2019 EBS Cloud Manager Updates Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview

The 19.3.1.1 updates for Oracle E-Business Suite OCI 19.3.1 automation are now ready for you to consume. We strongly recommend installing these at your earliest convenience. Enhancements in This Release T...

Webcast: Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premise and in Oracle Cloud (Updated Oct 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest information about the latest news on deploying and managing Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premise and in the Oracle Cloud. Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premise and in Oracle Cloud (63 minutes) Sanitago Bastidas, Director Product Management, and Srikrishna Bandi, Senior Director ATG Development, present an overview of the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 architecture. It then dives into the latest updates for Oracle E-Business Suite installations and cloning. Learn how to administer and configure Oracle E-Business Suite. Hear how to use the Oracle Cloud lifecycle management tool, cloud manager, to perform one-click provisioning, advanced provisioning, backups, and clones of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 environments. See how automation can help you lift and shift your on-premise Oracle E-Business Suite instance to Oracle Cloud. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1320300.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1) Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Rapid Clone (MOS Note 1383621.1) Sharing The Application Tier File System in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1375769.1) Managing Configuration of Oracle HTTP Server and Web Application Services in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1905593.1) Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x Using Logical Host Names (MOS Note 1968231.1) Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Now Available Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest...

General Information and Resources

Now Available: Release 19.3.1 of Oracle E-Business Suite Automation for OCI

The latest release (19.3.1) of our Oracle E-Business Suite cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available. This release includes updates to the EBS Cloud Manager and the EBS Cloud Backup Module, and is recommended for all customers running Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI. EBS Cloud Manager Enhancements The latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager includes the following new features: Support for Fault Domains - When provisioning, provisioning from backup, or cloning, all the deployed database tier and application tier nodes will be associated with a fault domain. You can choose the fault domains yourself, or accept the defaults that are provided.   Support for Tagging - Tags can be used to identify all resources associated with an environment or group of environments. When provisioning, provisioning from backup, or cloning, the Installation Details page allows you to either choose a predefined tag or specify a new (free-form) tag.   Additional Web Entry Deployment Option - When provisioning, you can now configure your application tier node as the web entry point, without needing to deploy a load balancer. You can enable Transport Layer Security (TLS) by selecting the "https" protocol.   Execution Engine - Each major flow in EBS Cloud Manager (such as provisioning or cloning) consists of a set of tasks and subtasks defined in a driver file and run by the new execution engine. From the Activities detail screen, you can review the status of each individual subtask as well as the overall task.   Online Help - Online help is now available for key flows. Obtaining EBS Cloud Manager If you want to install Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager for the first time, follow the instructions in: Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1). If you want to update an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the latest version, follow the instructions in: Section 2: Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version of Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Obtaining EBS Cloud Backup Module You can download EBS Cloud Backup Module 19.3.1 as Patch 30115120 from My Oracle Support. Related Articles New EBS on OCI Automation 19.2.1.2 Updates Now Available April 2019 EBS Cloud Manager Updates Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The latest release (19.3.1) of our Oracle E-Business Suite cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available. This release includes updates to the EBS Cloud Manager and the EBS...

General Information and Resources

EBS 12.2.9 Demo Install Image Now Available

We are pleased to inform you about the release and immediate availability of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 Demo Install Image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: This image can be found in the OCI Console Marketplace in your tenancy. Create Your Demo Instance With a subscription to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you can follow the Oracle by Example tutorial Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to create an instance (virtual machine) containing the Release 12.2.9 database and application tiers. This resulting instance contains demonstration data, and can be used to evaluate new functionality or train your users. If you do not yet have an Oracle Compute Cloud Subscription, you can obtain a trial subscription by visiting cloud.oracle.com and clicking on Oracle Cloud Free Tier. Explore More Advanced Options As we have described in several prior blog articles, Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager is the tool you will use for more advanced provisioning tasks and lifecycle management activities. To find out more about this GUI-based tool, see the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview introductory article plus follow-on articles such as April 2019 EBS Cloud Manager Updates that describe more recent enhancements. Related Articles Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

We are pleased to inform you about the release and immediate availability of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 Demo Install Image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: This image can be found in...

Environment Management

New EBS on OCI Automation 19.2.1.2 Updates Now Available

The 19.2.1.2 updates for our Oracle E-Business Suite OCI 19.2.1 automation are now ready for you to download. We strongly recommend obtaining this update at your earliest convenience. Fixes and Enhancements This update includes various fixes and optimizations for Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager and Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module. These include: Improved pre-validation for backups Fixes to Exadata DB systems provisioning and backup Refinements to LBaaaS configuration More comprehensive error messages Getting the Updates The latest Cloud Manager and Cloud Backup Module are obtained separately, as described below. Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Update You can update EBS Cloud Manager to 19.2.1.2 by using the Self Update Utility described in the following document: Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Note: The above document is updated whenever a new version of EBS Cloud Manager is made available. Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module Update To obtain EBS Cloud Backup Module 19.2.1.2, download (or re-download) Patch 30050802 from My Oracle Support. References Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Related Articles Get the EBS on OCI Automation 19.2.1.1 Update Now Available: Release 19.2.1 of EBS Cloud Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure April 2019 EBS Cloud Manager Updates

The 19.2.1.2 updates for our Oracle E-Business Suite OCI 19.2.1 automation are now ready for you to download. We strongly recommend obtaining this update at your earliest convenience. Fixes and...

Try Cloud Manager in Hands-On Lab at OpenWorld 2019

If you are attending OpenWorld 2019 and planning a migration of your Oracle E-Business Suite workloads to the cloud, please join us for one of our popular hands-on lab sessions, Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager: Deployment, Configuration, and Beyond. This hands-on lab offers you a practical introduction to Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager. You will use a trial account to carry out the following operations: Deploy Cloud Manager from an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Marketplace image. Configure aspects of Cloud Manager such as load balancing, application association and network profiles. Use the One-Click Provisioning and Cloning features to create new EBS environments in OCI. In addition, the instructors will demonstrate the steps involved in performing a lift and shift of an on-premises EBS environment to OCI. The hands-on lab is scheduled to run for approximately two and a half hours, on the following date at the specified location: Thursday, September 19, 9:00 am  to 11:30 am, Moscone West - Room 3022B Prerequisites and Skills Oracle will provide a Windows laptop for each participant in this lab. Note the following important points: You must be able to access the email account under which you registered for the session. You must have knowledge of standard UNIX commands. Prior experience with PuTTY and WinSCP, two utilities used in the lab, will be helpful. There is a 30-seat limitation for this lab. Preference will be given to those who have pre-registered. Pre-registrants will be given seats in order of arrival, so please try to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start.  At 9.00 am sharp, any seats not taken by pre-registrants will be released for walk-in attendees. We look forward to seeing you at OpenWorld 2019! Related Articles EBS on Oracle Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 References Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1)

If you are attending OpenWorld 2019 and planning a migration of your Oracle E-Business Suite workloads to the cloud, please join us for one of our popular hands-on lab sessions, Oracle...

Event Announcements

EBS on Oracle Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

The Oracle OpenWorld 2019 conference is coming soon.  Conference sessions are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 16, 2019. A number of us from the Oracle E-Business Suite Development, Product Management and Strategy teams will be attending the conference and are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible. This article provides information on how to find Oracle E-Business Suite sessions and activities at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. For detailed and up-to-date information regarding Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2019, refer to the following the program guide: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Wider Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology participation is covered separately in the following program guide and blog article: Oracle E-Business Suite Technology EBS Technology at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 For overall EBS participation at Oracle OpenWorld 2019, refer to the following: Oracle E-Business Suite at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 Program Guide (PDF) Meeting with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Experts The OpenWorld conference is an excellent opportunity to meet directly with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud experts. You can have discussions regarding your specific business and IT questions at the event. There are several ways of meeting with the experts: General sessions: Connect with the speaker of your choice after his or her presentation. DEMOgrounds:  Visit our experts at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology for On-Premises and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure pod to see the latest news and demos and get answers to your questions.  Scheduled meetings:  If you have confidential or in-depth questions a scheduled meeting is your best option.  Contact your Oracle account manager to set up a meeting in a reserved room in the Moscone On-site Customer Visit Center. 

The Oracle OpenWorld 2019 conference is coming soon.  Conference sessions are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 16, 2019. A number of us from the Oracle E-Business Suite Development, Product...

General Information and Resources

Now Available: Release 19.2.1 of EBS Cloud Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The latest release (19.2.1) of our Oracle E-Business Suite cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available, in the form of new versions of the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager and the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module. The new release is recommended for all customers running Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI. We'll tell you how to get 19.2.1 later in this article, but first let's take a look at some of the key new capabilities in the enhanced components. 19.2.1 Automation Enhancements The Cloud Manager and Cloud Backup Module enhancements are detailed below. Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager The latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager includes the following new features: Support for Regional Subnets - When you create a network profile, you can now optionally designate a regional subnet for your Oracle E-Business Suite application tier, database tier, or load balancer. This offers more flexibility than the previous support for single availability domain subnets only. Support for Single Availability Domain Regions - Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager One-Click Provisioning and Advanced Provisioning now support single availability domain regions, in addition to the the multiple availability domain regions supported previously. Automated Transport Layer Security (TLS) Setup for HTTP - Whether you are provisioning from a backup or provisioning a new environment, you can opt for Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Advanced Provisioning to configure LBaaS as the TLS termination point for HTTP inbound connections to Oracle E-Business Suite. Support for Oracle Grid Infrastructure 19c - Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager now supports Exadata DB Systems provisioned with Oracle Grid Infrastructure 19c.  Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module This latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module includes significantly improved validation of the source instance. Obtaining Release 19.2.1 The latest Cloud Manager and Cloud Backup Module are obtained separately, as described below. Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager To obtain the tool and install it for the first time, follow the instructions in: Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1). To update an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the latest version, follow the instructions in: Section 2 of Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version in Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module To obtain EBS Cloud Backup Module 19.2.1, download Patch 30050802 from My Oracle Support. Related Articles Now Available: 19.1.1.2 Update for EBS on OCI Automation April 2019 EBS Cloud Manager Updates Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The latest release (19.2.1) of our Oracle E-Business Suite cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available, in the form of new versions of the Oracle E-Business Suite...

Lift and Shift Automation

Now Available: 19.1.1.2 Update for EBS on OCI Automation

We recently made available the second update, 19.1.1.2, to our Oracle E-Business Suite OCI 19.1.1 automation. We strongly recommend applying this update at your earliest convenience. Enhancements This update includes the following enhancements: Fixes and optimizations to Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager and Cloud Backup Module. Support for OCI nested compartments as part of our Separation of Duties feature. Use of a new release of the OCI libraries to optimize the backup process from on-premises to OCI Object Storage. You are longer required to provide an authentication token in the backup interview process. Instead, authentication is performed by using the API key associated with your OCI account. Applying the Update To obtain this latest release, proceed as follows: EBS Cloud Manager can be updated to 19.1.1.2 by using the Self Update Utility described in Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1). EBS Cloud Backup Module 19.1.1.2 can be downloaded from My Oracle Support as Patch 28414122. References Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (MOS Note 2434008.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Creating a Backup of an On-Premises Oracle E-Business Suite Instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Oracle By Example Tutorial) Related Articles Apply 19.1.1.1 One-Off ​EBS Cloud Manager Patch April 2019 EBS Cloud Manager Updates

We recently made available the second update, 19.1.1.2, to our Oracle E-Business Suite OCI 19.1.1 automation. We strongly recommend applying this update at your earliest convenience. Enhancements This...

Oracle E-Business Suite Summit June 11-13 in Redwood Shores, CA

Did you miss Collaborate, or are you looking for further updates? The Oracle E-Business Suite Summit is an exclusive event where customer and partner attendees will hear from Oracle executives and product experts about product strategy insights, roadmaps, industry trends, and best practices that will help better leverage their investments in Oracle. This interactive program offers Oracle EBS customers and partners an opportunity to participate in collaborative sessions and product demonstrations and provide input on product requirements. There will also be the chance to network with your peers. The conference kicks off at 1 pm on June 11 with a packed afternoon of general sessions, including the latest Oracle E-Business Suite strategy, an Enterprise Command Center (ECC) overview and numerous demos, and a Q&A with senior development staff. EBS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Track The individual tracks span the second and third days, June 12 and 13. The E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) track is targeted at readers of this blog, and in particular IT personnel who would like more information about any of the following topics: Oracle Cloud Technologies used by EBS, including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Database Services (PaaS), and Cloud at Customer offerings EBS on OCI Architecture Backing up your on-premises environment to the Cloud EBS Cloud Manager for Provisioning and Lifecycle Management EBS Cloud Security Platform Migration ... and many more. Space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up at your earliest convenience via the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Summit registration link. (Be sure to choose the EBS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Track when you register.) Additional Summit Tracks Other tracks available at the Summit include: Order Management Logistics and Warehouse Management Procurement and Contracts Projects Lease and Finance Management Enterprise Asset Management Service and Depot Repair Manufacturing, In-Memory and Adaptive Intelligence Apps We hope to see you in June!

Did you miss Collaborate, or are you looking for further updates? The Oracle E-Business Suite Summit is an exclusive event where customer and partner attendees will hear from Oracle executives and...

General Information and Resources

Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes

As a regular reader of this blog, you will be familiar with one of our most widely used My Oracle Support knowledge documents, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1). This has been the primary doc starting point for EBS on Oracle Cloud since our initial cloud offerings in 2016. The original note will remain as a reference, but we now also have three new, specialized Getting Started notes, as shown in the Reference Document column here: The rest of this article describes the purpose of each of these notes, and provides the associated links. Background In the few short years since EBS first became available on Oracle Cloud, our offerings have both evolved and diversified. First, there have been major enhancements to the supported cloud services, as Oracle's core offerings have been revised. In addition, we in EBS Development have introduced a range of dedicated tools for you to use first of all in migrating your EBS systems to Oracle Cloud, and subsequently managing your EBS enviroments there. And by popular demand, we have also made provision for those of you whose use of a public cloud is constrained by regulatory or statutory requirements: if you are in that category, we now have options to support cloud capability on your premises, thus combining the best of both worlds. Going Forward To help you keep clear about what the latest EBS on Oracle Cloud solutions are, and which will best serve your organization's specific needs, we have now made available the three new MOS notes shown above, each dedicated to a particular area. Most of you will find the first of these (MOS Note 2517025.1) describes all you need to know about running EBS on our current standard cloud service (OCI), as shown below in the table of contents. If you have a requirement to maintain at least some components of your installation on your premises, the second note (MOS Note 2517035.1) will outline the solutions available. And finally, if you still need to use our original cloud offerings for a while longer, we cater for you with the third note (MOS Note 2517045.1). References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud at Customer (MOS Note 2517035.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (MOS Note 2517045.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1) Related Articles Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud  

As a regular reader of this blog, you will be familiar with one of our most widely used My Oracle Support knowledge documents, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note...

April 2019 EBS Cloud Manager Updates

The latest release (19.1.1) of our Oracle E-Business Suite cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available, in the form of a new version of Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager. We recommend that all customers running Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI obtain the release. Before we tell you how to do so later in this article, let's look at some of the key new capabilities included. Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Enhancements The latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager includes these new or changed features: Separation of Duties: With this release, you can differentiate between three types of role in your organization: network administrators, Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager administrators, and Oracle E-Business Suite administrators. This is achieved by using the following constructs: Multiple Compartments - You can create and use separate compartments to hold different types of resources, in contrast to previous releases where one compartment was used to hold all resources. Groups - You can assign different groups of users to different roles. Network Profiles - You can define network profiles to map compartments with OCI network definitions. Such use of predefined network profiles greatly simplifies provisioning for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, to help fulfill EBS network requirements. Database Bundle Patch on VM DB Systems (N and N-1) - When placing your Release 12.1.0.2 or 11.2.0.4 database tier on either a 1-Node VM DB System or 2-Node VM DB System, you can now select either the latest available Oracle E-Business Suite certified database bundle patch or the previous database bundle patch. Note that you must choose a database bundle patch that is the same as or higher than that in your on-premises environment. Cloud Backups (with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2) - You can now create a backup of any Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1.3 environment that includes Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, in addition to the Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 capability delivered previously. In addition, you can if desired later provision from this backup using the Advanced Provisioning feature. Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) Enablement for Compute - If the source of your backup is not TDE-enabled, when using Advanced Provisioning you now have the option to enable TDE if the database target is Compute. One-Click Provisioning (Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Vision) - One-Click Provisioning now uses OCI images to provision Oracle E-Business Suite demo environments on a single node. This greatly reduces the time taken to get your first environment up and running. Other multi-node deployments previously available from One-Click are still available from Advanced Provisioning. Obtaining Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager To obtain the tool and install it for the first time - Follow the instructions in Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2434500.1) To update an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager installation to the latest version - Follow the instructions in Section 2: Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version in the document Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (Doc ID 2434008.1) Related Articles December 2018 OCI Updates (EBS Cloud Manager Enhancements) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2517025.1) Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2434500.1) Managing Network Profiles in Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2434008.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The latest release (19.1.1) of our Oracle E-Business Suite cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available, in the form of a new version of Oracle E-Business Suite...

Event Announcements

Cloud Manager Hands-On Lab at Collaborate 2019

If you are attending Collaborate 2019, don’t miss the opportunity to attend the latest of our popular hands-on lab sessions. This year's hands-on lab is titled Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager: Deployment, Configuration and Review of EBS Lifecycle Management Capabilities and its key points are outlined in this article. The hands-on lab serves as a practical introduction to Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager. You will use a trial account to deploy Cloud Manager from an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Marketplace image; configure Cloud Manager; and use the One-Click Provisioning and Cloning features to create new environments. In addition, the instructors will demonstrate the steps involved in performing a lift and shift of an on-premises EBS environment to OCI. The hands-on lab will be held in the CC RIVER FL 007D room, and is scheduled to run for approximately two hours on the following dates and times: Sunday, April 7, 1:45 PM – 4:00 PM To register: 11382 (https://app.attendcollaborate.com/event/member/554040) Monday, April 8, 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM To register: 11383 (https://app.attendcollaborate.com/event/member/554041) Note: As places at each session are strictly limited, we highly recommend that you register ahead of time at the indicated links to reserve your spot, and arrive at least 10 minutes early to claim your seat  - any unclaimed places will be released when the session begins. Prerequisites and Skills You will need: Your own Windows laptop or Mac, with: A modern browser such as Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari PuTTY (or equivalent) Knowledge of: Standard UNIX commands PuTTY (or equivalent) usage We look forward to seeing you at Collaborate 2019! Related Articles EBS on Oracle Cloud at Collaborate 2019 Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1)

If you are attending Collaborate 2019, don’t miss the opportunity to attend the latest of our popular hands-on lab sessions. This year's hands-on lab is titled Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager:...

EBS on Oracle Cloud at Collaborate 2019

It's almost time for the Collaborate 2019 conference. This year's conference will be held at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas April 7 to 11, 2019. A number of us from the Oracle E-Business Suite Development, Product Management and Strategy teams will be attending the conference, and are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible. This article provides an overview of all the Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud sessions and other activities at Collaborate. We also invite you to watch this special preview video: Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle VP Product Strategy Presents COLLABORATE 19 Preview: E-Business Suite Wider Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology participation is covered separately in the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog. In addtion, a handy Focus-On-Document (FOD): Oracle E-Business Suite Development Sessions summary is available for you to download as a PDF. To view the abstracts and scheduled times for the EBS on Oracle Cloud sessions, click on the desired links below. Sessions Sunday, April 7, 2019 [11300] Integration Options for On-Premises and Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite [11275] Extend Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle SaaS Applications: Your Journey to the Cloud [11274] Running Your Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Why, What and How? Monday, April 8, 2019 [11273] ORS: Oracle E-Business Suite: Update, Strategy, and Roadmap [11296] ORS: Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Updates and Roadmap: Cloud, Usability, Mobile & More [11309] What, Why and How you Can Benefit from Oracle Cloud at Customer? Tuesday, April 9, 2019 [11305] Migrating and Managing Customizations for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 [11301] Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite for On-Premises and Oracle Cloud [11297] Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite for on Oracle Cloud [11369] OSS: Lift and Shift Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud at Customer Thursday, April 11, 2019 [11299] Managing and Monitoring Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premises and Cloud Turbo Talks Wednesday, April 10, 2019 [11411] Turbo Talk: Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager (OCI)  Meet the Experts (MTEs) and Panels Wednesday, April 10, 2019 [11307] Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Customer and Partner Success Stories [11373] MTE: Meet the Experts: Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Hands-On-Labs (HOLs) Sunday, April 7, 2019 [11382]​ HOLS Hands-On-Lab: Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager: Deployment, Configuration and Review of EBS Lifecycle Management Capabilities Monday, April 8, 2019 [11383] HOLS Hands-On-Lab: Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager: Deployment, Configuration and Review of EBS Lifecycle Management Capabilities Demogrounds at Exhibitor Showcase Join us in the exhibitor showcase at the Oracle E-Business Suite Tools and Technology for Cloud and On-Premises pod.  Stop by to get your questions answered by members of the Oracle E-Business Suite Development, Product Management, Strategy and Support teams. Dates and Times Monday, April 9:  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Tuesday, April 10:  9:15 AM - 3:15 PM, 5:30 - 7:30 PM Wednesday, April 11: 11:30 AM - 4:15 PM For a complete listing of all sessions and other activities, please visit the OAUG Collaborate website. We hope to see you soon in San Antonio, TX at the Collaborate 2019 conference!

It's almost time for the Collaborate 2019 conference. This year's conference will be held at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas April 7 to 11, 2019. A number of us from the...

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Incremental Backup for EBS R12 Cross Platform Migration to Oracle Cloud Now Certified

As a follow up to our previous announcement on the certification of cross platform migration to Oracle Cloud, we are pleased to announce that the use of cross platform incremental backup is now certified for Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 (12.1.3) and 12.2 (12.2.3 or higher) with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0). Incremental backup is a feature that further reduces downtime when performing a cross platform database migration using Transportable Tablespaces. This is achieved by use of rman to perform endian conversion of data, whilst using export/import (datapump) for metadata only. Using the incremental backup option, an initial backup of tablespaces is converted and migrated. Subsequent incremental backups in a roll forward phase are then performed, followed by a final transport phase to the target platform to complete the database migration. Downtime is required only for this final phase, and for any metadata that needs to be migrated by export/import. The migration MOS notes in the References section below list the patches you will need for this migration, which can all be downloaded from My Oracle Support. References E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Platform Migration from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using Transportable Tablespaces with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (MOS Note 2473448.1) E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Platform Migration from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using Transportable Tablespaces with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (MOS Note 2473449.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1) Oracle Database Administrator's Guide 12c Release 1 (12.1) Related Articles EBS R12 Cross Platform Migration to Oracle Cloud now certified

As a follow up to our previous announcement on the certification of cross platform migration to Oracle Cloud, we are pleased to announce that the use of cross platform incremental backup is...

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New Release Combinations Available With Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager

[Contributing author: Robert Farrington] I'm happy to share the good news that we've just made available the following additional release combinations for Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager new provisioning: Vision Demo Installation Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8 with Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 Fresh Installation Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8 with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 EBS Installation Types There are two main Oracle E-Business Suite installation types: A Vision demo installation may be used to evaluate functionality and to compare it with your own business process flows. It can also be used as a sandbox environment to test setups and process flows. A fresh installation can be configured with your specific, functional setups so that you can test business processes tailored to your needs. Provisioning Features There are two types of provisioning in Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager. One-Click Provisioning, where (as part of the streamlined preset topology) the application tier is installed on a single Compute VM, and the database tier is installed on a second Compute VM. Advanced Provisioning, wherein you select a deployment topology that suits your specific needs. For instance, you could choose to deploy multiple application tiers; place your database on a certified database cloud service; or choose to deploy on a private subnet. Supported Release Combinations For a full list of supported release combinations, see the following tables in  Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1): Table 3 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Options for One-Click Provisioning Table 4 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Options for Advanced Provisioning Patch Requirements Before you can take advantage of these updates, you must apply Patch 29340329 to your Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager. You can download this mandatory patch from My Oracle Support and follow the instructions in the readme to apply the patch. Related Articles Now Available: Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Image December 2018 OCI Updates (EBS Cloud Manager Enhancements) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1)

[Contributing author: Robert Farrington] I'm happy to share the good news that we've just made available the following additional release combinations for Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager new...

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Now Available: Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Image

We are excited to let you know that the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available in the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Marketplace, which was announced today and is described further in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Blog article Click to Launch Images by Using the Marketplace in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. About Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager The Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager UI was specifically designed to create and manage EBS environments on OCI and associated database services. Cloud Manager  simplifies the diverse tasks DBAs perform on a daily basis, and reduces the overall effort needed. Capabilities include: Simplified ("One-Click") and advanced provisioning Creating backups Provisioning from backups, either: a cloud backup an on-premises backup as part of a lift and shift operation Infrastructure-optimized cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager itself was introduced as part of the September 2018 updates to the EBS automation capabilities for OCI. You can learn more about Cloud Manager features in MOS Note 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - refer to Section 2.2.3, Consolidated Listing of Features for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Create Your Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Instance To create a Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager instance in your OCI tenancy, follow the instructions in MOS Note 2434500.1, Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The resulting instance contains all the components required to run the Cloud Manager application. Related Articles December 2018 OCI Updates (EBS Cloud Manager Enhancements) EBS on OCI Updates (Including Cloud Manager Enhancements) for October 2018 Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview September 2018 EBS Cloud Automation Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Including New Cloud Manager UI) References Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1)

We are excited to let you know that the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now available in the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Marketplace, which was...

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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 Demo Install Image Now Available

We are pleased to inform you about the release and immediate availability of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8 Demo Install Image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: This image can be found in the Oracle Images list in your tenancy. Create Your Demo Instance With a subscription to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you can follow the Oracle by Example tutorial Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to create an instance (virtual machine) containing the Release 12.2.8 database and application tiers. This resulting instance contains demonstration data, and can be used to evaluate new functionality or train your users. If you do not yet have an Oracle Compute Cloud Subscription, you can obtain a trial subscription by visiting cloud.oracle.com and clicking on Try for Free. Explore More Advanced Options As we have described in several prior blog articles, Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager is the tool you will use for more advanced provisioning tasks and lifecycle management activities. To find out more about this powerful tool, visit our introductory article Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview. Related Articles Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

We are pleased to inform you about the release and immediate availability of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8 Demo Install Image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: This image can be found in...

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Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

[Contributing author: Robert Farrington] Whether you are new to Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud or started your journey a while ago, we'd like to remind you about a key MOS document and inform you of some important enhancements: Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) This essential document is updated frequently to reflect the latest advancements, so we recommend adding it to your browser bookmarks or MOS Favorites: The Getting Started document is structured into sections that cover the different Compute service offerings (and their associated database services), including: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Oracle Cloud at Customer To complement the existing section-specific content on certification, automation, patching, and documentation, we have recently added the following new subsections: What's New Consolidated Listing of Features Please take a look through the latest published version of this document, and feel free to add your questions or feedback as comments to this article. Related Articles December 2018 OCI Updates (EBS Cloud Manager Enhancements) References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

[Contributing author: Robert Farrington] Whether you are new to Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud or started your journey a while ago, we'd like to remind you about a key MOS document and inform...

Version 18.4.1 of EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer Now Available

We are pleased to announce availability of Version 18.4.1 of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer. Overview EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer automates common lifecycle management activities, including: Moving on-premises E-Business Suite environments to Oracle Cloud at Customer Provisioning new environments Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Cloud at Customer and Exadata Cloud at Customer (ExaCC) platforms Obtaining the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2414350.1, Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud at Customer, provides systematic instructions for obtaining the tool and installing it either for the first time, or updating from a prior release of the tool. New Features and Enhancements Key enhancements and features in Version 18.4.1 of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer include: Flexible Lift and Shift Process: This feature delivers the flexibility to move only the database tier of your on-premises E-Business Suite environment to Oracle Cloud. Subsequently, you can chose to move your application tier associated with that Oracle E-Business Suite environment, or continue to run the application tier on your on-premises servers. Flexible Backup Stage Location: This feature allows you to back up your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environment to any desired storage location. You can use these backups at any time to provision environments on Oracle Cloud. ExaCC Cloning using backup/restore process: You can now perform full clones of Oracle E-Business Suite environments on Oracle Cloud. You can clone from one ExaCC to another or on the same ExaCC server, by taking a  backup of the source environment and restoring to the target environment using a single seamless process. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Lift and Shift an Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premises Environment to Oracle Cloud at Customer (Doc ID 2485429.1) Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud at Customer Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool (Doc ID 2485430.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

We are pleased to announce availability of Version 18.4.1 of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer. Overview EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer automates common lifecycle...

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EBS R12 Cross Platform Migration to Oracle Cloud now certified

Cross platform migration to Oracle Cloud is now certified for Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 (12.2.3 or higher) and 12.1 (12.1.3) with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0). The documented process combines both an application tier platform migration from on-premises to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Compute VM and database tier migration to OCI running a multi-tenant database. The database migration process uses Transportable Tablespaces (TTS) with the full transportable export/import option in 12cR1 to speed up the migration. This process will be needed for migrating E-Business Suite environments across platforms, i.e. migrating to Oracle Cloud running Linux x86-64 from an on-premises platform of a different endian format. The endianness of platforms can be checked by querying the view V$TRANSPORTABLE_PLATFORM using SQL*Plus (connected as sysdba): SQL> select platform_name, endian_format from v$transportable_platform; This certification requires that the source database be 11gR2 (11.2.0.4) or 12cR1 (12.1.0.2) and the target database be 12cR1 (12.1.0.2). The source database must be a non-container database (non-CDB) while the target imported database will be stored as a single pluggable database (PDB) inside a container database (CDB). The application tier EBS version will remain the same on the target as that of the source. A number of patches required for this migration are now available on My Oracle Support. See the references below for details. Note that the Cross Platform Incremental Backup feature of Transportable Tablespaces is not yet certified for EBS cross platform migration to Oracle Cloud - this will be announced when it is available. References E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Platform Migration from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using Transportable Tablespaces with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (Doc ID 2473448.1) E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Platform Migration from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using Transportable Tablespaces with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (Doc ID 2473449.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle Database Administrator's Guide 12c Release 1 (12.1)

Cross platform migration to Oracle Cloud is now certified for Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 (12.2.3 or higher) and 12.1 (12.1.3) with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0). The documented...

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December 2018 OCI Updates (EBS Cloud Manager Enhancements)

We are pleased to announce availability of Release 18.4.1 of our EBS cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). All customers running EBS on OCI are encouraged to obtain this release and take advantage of key new capabilities and fixes. Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Updates This latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager includes these new features: Create Backup - You can create a backup of any Oracle E-Business Suite environment that includes Oracle Database 11.2.0.4. (You can later provision from this backup using the Advanced Provisioning feature, if desired.) Automated Enablement of Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) - Source databases that are not already TDE-enabled will automatically be TDE-enabled during Advanced Provisioning, if the database target is an Oracle Database cloud service. For source databases that are already TDE-enabled, TDE is preserved during either a lift and shift or Create Backup operation. Support for Private Subnets - Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager now allows you to deploy your application tier and database tier onto a private subnet. Support for Private Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS) - Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager now allows you to deploy a private load balancer. Obtaining Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager To obtain the tool and install it for the first time, follow the instructions in Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2434500.1). To update an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager installation to the latest version, follow the instructions in Section 2: Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version in the document Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (Doc ID 2434008.1). Related Articles EBS on OCI Updates (Including Cloud Manager Enhancements) for October 2018 Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview September 2018 EBS Cloud Automation Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Including New Cloud Manager UI) References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We are pleased to announce availability of Release 18.4.1 of our EBS cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). All customers running EBS on OCI are encouraged to obtain this release and...

EBS on Oracle Cloud at UK Oracle User Group Meeting, Liverpool, 3-5 December 2018

Staff from Oracle E-Business Suite Development will be contributing to the APPS18 track of the UKOUG Conference & Exhibition 2018. The conference takes place at the ACC Liverpool, England, and runs from Monday 3rd December to Wednesday 5th December. You're welcome to come and say hello to us, and put faces to names. More importantly, please bring your questions or issues about any aspect of running EBS on cloud: feel free to ask about overall strategy, specific deployment aspects, or anything else you want to know. As well as informal chats, you'll also have the chance to attend numerous formal sessions by prominent Oracle speakers from Applications Development. A presentation that will be of particular interest to readers of this blog is by Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President: Running your Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What & How? (Mon 3rd Dec, 09.00) Also, there are several great opportunities to hear the latest EBS news and plans from Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President: Oracle E-Business Suite - Update, Strategy & Roadmap (Mon 3rd Dec, 12.25) Oracle E-Business Suite: What’s new in Release 12.2 Beyond Online Patching (Mon 3rd Dec, 16.15) Oracle E-Business Suite: Partner Briefing & Q&A (Tue 4th Dec, 16.10) Other EBS presentations that will be of interest include: Empowering E-Business Suite User Experience: Data Discovery & Visualization - (Enterprise Command Centre - ECC) (Muhannad Obeidat, Vice President) (Mon 3rd Dec, 14.30) Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2: Fusion Middleware (WebLogic Server) Administration (Kevin Hudson, Senior Director) (Wed 5th Dec, 09:55) Online Patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (Kevin Hudson, Senior Director) (Wed 5th Dec, 12:35) You may also wish to attend the TECH18 track, where you can learn about the latest developments in Oracle Database and other technologies. If you'd like to book a one-to-one meeting with any of the EBS Development staff, just ask us when you arrive. We look forward to seeing you at APPS18! Related Articles EBS on OCI Updates (Including Cloud Manager Enhancements) for October 2018 Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle-By-Example (OBE) Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Channel Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription

Staff from Oracle E-Business Suite Development will be contributing to the APPS18 track of the UKOUG Conference & Exhibition 2018. The conference takes place at the ACC Liverpool, England, and runs...

Using AMP to Manage Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We are pleased to announce that Release 13.1.1.1 of Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite can now be used to manage Oracle E-Business Suite instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). AMP is bundled and licensed as Oracle Application Management Suite (AMS), for which licensing details are available in the Oracle E-Business Suite Global Price List. You can use AMP to perform numerous management procedures for Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI. Key procedures include: Discover and monitor Oracle E-Business Suite on the following OCI cloud services, including database services: Compute Cloud Service 1-Node VM DB System (Single Instance) 2-Node VM DB System (Oracle RAC) Exadata DB System Apply Oracle E-Business Suite patches Build and deploy custom packages Compare configurations between Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and on-premises environments Requirements To use AMP for management of Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI, you must install the following either on-premises or on OCI: Oracle Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1 Bundle Patch 2 for critical fixes and enhancements: Patch 28762719 BUNDLE PATCH 2 : OMS : E-BUSINESS SUITE PLUGIN 13.1.1.1.0 What Else is New? In addition, the following certifications are now available: Oracle Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8 Oracle Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1 is now certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13R3 Related Articles Hybrid Cloud Management Using Application Management Suite Using Application Management Suite for Patch Management in a Hybrid Cloud Environment Application Management Suite Architecture For Hybrid Cloud Management Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Customizations on Oracle Cloud Leveraging Application Management Suite to Compare EBS Configurations in Oracle Cloud References Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 13.1.1.1.0 (Doc ID 2045552.1) Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Guide Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Metric Reference Manual

We are pleased to announce that Release 13.1.1.1 of Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite can now be used to manage Oracle E-Business Suite instances on Oracle Cloud...

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EBS on OCI Updates (Including Cloud Manager Enhancements) for October 2018

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce availability of the latest release, 18.3.1.1, of our EBS cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Some updates of particular interest are highlighted below. All customers running EBS on OCI are encouraged to obtain the release and take advantage of the enhancements and bug fixes included. EBS Cloud Automation for OCI Updates This significant new release of the EBS Cloud Automation includes the following new or enhanced features: Support for 2-Node VM DB System (Oracle RAC) - Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager now allows you to choose this new platform when you use Advanced Provisioning, whether you are provisioning a new environment or provisioning an environment from a backup as part of a lift and shift.  Support for Enterprise Edition for a 1-Node VM DB System (Single Instance) - Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager now allows you to choose Enterprise Edition when you use Advanced Provisioning to provision a new environment or provision an environment from backup as part of a lift and shift. The manual post-configuration steps needed in previous releases are no longer required. Backup Deletion Capability - Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager now allows you to delete Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage service backups that were created using the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module. UI Enhancements -  In the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager UI, Simplified Provisioning is now called One-Click Provisioning. Minor UI improvements have also been made. Administration Tasks - New scripts allow for the following administration tasks to be performed at any time after the initial Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager setup: Use a Different Load Balancer Update the Load Balancer URL Update the IDCS Configuration In addition, various important bug fixes have been incorporated. Obtaining Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager To obtain the tool and install it for the first time, follow the instructions in Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2434500.1). To update Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the latest version, 18.3.1.1, follow the instructions in Section 2: Updating Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to the Latest Version in the document Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (Doc ID 2434008.1). Related Articles September 2018 EBS Cloud Automation Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Including New Cloud Manager UI) July 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce availability of the latest release, 18.3.1.1, of our EBS cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Some updates of...

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Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview

[Contributing Authors: Terri Noyes and Robert Farrington] Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager is a key new component of the Oracle E-Business Suite automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The tool was introduced with Release 18.3.1 of the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Tools, as described in September 2018 EBS Cloud Automation Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Including New Cloud Manager UI). Overview This new tool is a web-based application that drives all the principal automation flows, including provisioning new environments, performing lifecycle activities on those environments, and restoring environments from on-premises. It supersedes the EBS Cloud Admin Tool, providing all the capabilities of the older tool as well as supporting new flows that were introduced in the latest release of the automation. Oracle Cloud Manager was designed to simplify the diverse tasks Oracle E-Business Suite DBAs perform on a daily basis, and with the goal of reducing the effort needed to perform them. The introduction of this web application also provides the foundation for building further automation capabilities, with the user experience being a fundamental consideration at all stages of this process from inception to delivery. Availability Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager is deployed via an image that can be downloaded from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and uploaded to the Object Storage for your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account. After importing this image, you create a VM that contains all the software libraries required to run the tool as a web application. For step-by-step instructions on all as of the deployment procedure, refer to Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2434500.1). Benefits Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager offers the following benefits: Secure, with a load balancer that works as a TLS termination point. Deployed on a subnet that is not directly exposed to the end user's network (internet or corporate intranet). Multiuser, allowing multiple DBAs to manage the same set of Oracle E-Business Suite environments. Fully integrated with Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) for authentication services. Features The following features are included with Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager: Simplified and advanced provisioning Provision from backup Infrastructure-optimized clone (Compute only) Delete environment For more information, refer to Section 2.2, Overview of Certifications, Automations, and Features in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1). Related Articles September 2018 EBS Cloud Automation Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Including New Cloud Manager UI) References Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2434500.1) Managing the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Virtual Machine (Doc ID 2434008.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Videos: Short Video (12 Minutes), Long Video (20 Minutes)

[Contributing Authors: Terri Noyes and Robert Farrington] Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager is a key new component of the Oracle E-Business Suite automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The...

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EBS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

We are getting ready for Oracle OpenWorld 2018! The conference is being held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco from October 22-25. Key Sessions The following are key sessions from Oracle E-Business Suite Development: [PRO3836] - Running E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Why, What, and How Monday, Oct 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 104 [TIP4419] - Oracle E-Business Suite Automation and Support in Oracle Cloud Monday, Oct 22, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone North - Room 21​ [PRO4179] - Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite for On-Premises and Oracle Cloud Tuesday, Oct 23, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone North - Room 23 [PRO4182] - Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Tuesday, Oct 23, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone North - Room 23 [TIP4176] - E-Business Suite on the Oracle Cloud Platform: Customer and Partner Panel  Wednesday, Oct 24, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone North - Room 23 [PRO4180] - Integration Options for On-Premises and Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite  Thursday, Oct 25, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Moscone North - Room 23 [PRO4181] - Managing and Monitoring E-Business Suite On-Premises and in the Cloud Thursday, Oct 25, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Moscone North - Room 23 [PRO4192] - What, Why, and How You Can Benefit from Oracle Cloud at Customer Thursday, Oct 25, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Moscone North - Room 22 There are also two mini briefing sessions, listed below, that focus on Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud at Customer (OCC):  [THT6833] - Oracle E-Business Suite’s Cloud Manager for Lift and Shift Tuesday, Oct 23, 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | Moscone West, 3rd Floor - Oracle Support Stars Bar Theater [THT6834] - Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud at Customer Tuesday, Oct 23, 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Moscone West, 3rd Floor - Oracle Support Stars Bar Theater In addition, you will not want to miss the numerous sessions from customers and partners discussing their Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud journeys. Click here to review these sessions. For the latest session and schedule information, refer to the Focus-On-Document (FOD): Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Here is the full list of all Oracle E-Business Suite FODs: Oracle E-Business Suite All FODs Demo of Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud In this demonstration, you will learn about the latest Oracle E-Business Suite technology updates and cloud automations: Oracle E-Business Suite Technical Innovations for On-Premises and on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Location: Moscone South, Floor 1 Hear about the latest automations to lift and shift, provision and manage Oracle E-Business Suite running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Learn about the latest Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 architecture and technology stack and tools for lifecycle management such as Rapid Install, Rapid Clone, Online Patching and the Application Management Suite. Hear about best practices for upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. See the latest user interface enhancements and how to customize using Oracle Application Framework. Learn about the latest Web ADI features. Understand Oracle E-Business Suite integrations using SOA Suite or Identity Cloud Service.  We look forward to seeing you at OpenWorld 2018.

We are getting ready for Oracle OpenWorld 2018! The conference is being held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco from October 22-25. Key Sessions The following are key sessions from Oracle...

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EBS on OCI Updates (including New Cloud Manager UI) for September 2018

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce availability of updates to our EBS cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Three key new features are highlighted below. Note: For news of the latest cloud automation updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic), refer to the article September 2018 EBS Cloud Automation Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. New Feature 1: Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager is a tool that offers a graphical user interface for creating, managing, and configuring Oracle E-Business Suite environments on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. It is the successor to the EBS Cloud Admin Tool, and is first being introduced for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. User Interface The graphical user interface of Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager replaces the character-based user interface of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. Capabilities You can use Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to perform the following tasks: Simplified and advanced provisioning Provision environments from backups created using the EBS Cloud Backup Module as part of a lift and shift operation Clone environment (Compute only) Delete environment An article highlighting different aspects of the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager is coming to this blog soon. Deployment To deploy this new tool, follow the comprehensive instructions in Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2434500.1). As well as covering account setup and network resources creation, this document also describes in detail how to perform the two supported scenarios of: Fresh installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Migrate from the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Note that an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account enabled for Oracle Identity Cloud Service is a requirement for use of this tool. New Feature 2: Automation Support for VM DB System (Single Instance) Both Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager (described above) and Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module (described below) provide automation support for an additional database platform: 1-Node VM DB System (Single Instance). On a related note, be aware that the 1-Node DB System Bare Metal (Single Instance) database platform is deprecated for all combinations of Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1.3 with Oracle Database Releases 12.1.0.2 and 11.2.0.4. New Feature 3: Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module The Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module (EBSCloudBackup.pl) is a stand-alone tool that interviews the user to establish settings, and then uses those settings to back up an Oracle E-Business Suite environment to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage. This replaces the EBS Cloud Backup Utility in releases prior to version 18.3.1. To obtain the Oracle E-Business Backup Module, download Patch 26725016 from My Oracle Support, and then follow the instructions in the Oracle by Example tutorial Backing Up an Oracle E-Business Suite Instance to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Related Articles September 2018 EBS Cloud Automation Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic June 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available References Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2434500.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce availability of updates to our EBS cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Three key new features are highlighted...

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EBS on OCI Classic Updates for September 2018

[Contributing Author: Terri Noyes] We are pleased to announce availability of updates to our EBS cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic). Note: For news of the latest cloud automation updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), refer to September 2018 EBS Cloud Automation Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Including New Cloud Manager UI). EBS Cloud Automation for OCI Classic The EBS Cloud Admin Tool has been updated with various critical fixes for OCI Classic. In addition, the EBS Cloud Admin Tool can be used with the new Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module to lift and shift environments from on-premises to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. The Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Backup Module replaces the EBS Cloud Backup Utility used previously. Finally, the EBS Cloud Admin Tool can now provision an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 multi-node environment. Obtaining the 18.3.1 Release Bundle To update the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to the latest version, 18.3.1, follow the instructions in "Updating EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Latest Codeline" in the tutorial Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. Related Articles September 2018 EBS Cloud Automation Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Including New Cloud Manager UI) June 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

[Contributing Author: Terri Noyes] We are pleased to announce availability of updates to our EBS cloud automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic). Note: For news of the latest...

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Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Provision R12.2.7 in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] You can now use the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to provision Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 environments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Version 18.2.1.1 (or higher) of the tool is required. The specific Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 combinations available from the EBS Cloud Admin Tool menu are as follows: Database Type: Vision Demo Oracle Database Release: 12.1.0.2 Cloud Service for Application Tier: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute VM Cloud Service for Database Tier: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute VM Oracle Cloud Infrastructure DB System Single Instance  Database Options: Enterprise Edition High Performance Enterprise Edition Extreme Performance Exadata DB System (Oracle RAC) The following documents have been updated to reflect this new automation support for EBS 12.2.7 in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)  Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Environment on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Using EBS Cloud Admin Tool Related Articles June 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available References Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)  

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] You can now use the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to provision Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 environments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Version 18.2.1.1 (or higher)...

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Feature Highlight: Automated EBS Cloning for OCI Compute

With the latest EBS automation utilities release, we announced a new automated Oracle E-Business Suite cloning feature. This new EBS cloning feature allows you to perform an automated clone of an EBS environment that utilizes the underlying Block Volume Cloning capability in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. What are Block Volume Storage and Block Volume Cloning in OCI? Block Volume Storage is one of the storage options offered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Block Volume storage supports many useful features including high performance, scalability, and dedicated cloning. It is the default storage type used when deploying Oracle E-Business Suite to OCI Compute using the automated provisioning  and lift and shift utilities.  Block Volume Cloning is a point-in-time direct disk-to-disk deep copy of an entire block volume. It is different from a snapshot in that there is no copy-on-write or dependency on the source volume. How Automated EBS Cloning Works The following basic steps are executed by the automated EBS cloning process for OCI Compute: Create block volume clones of the block volumes attached to the OCI Compute application tier and database tier nodes. Create the application tier node and database tier node target VMs. If required, create a Load Balancer using Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS). Attach the block volume clones to the target VMs. Configure logical host names on the target VMs. Start the Oracle E-Business Suite services on the target VMs. How to Use This New Feature You can use the automated EBS cloning feature if you have deployed your application and database tier nodes to OCI Compute using the automated provisioning or automated lift and shift utilities for EBS 12.2 or 12.1.3. The feature is available via the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Manage Environments menu. Once you select an available installation, you can then choose the Clone Environment action. After selecting the Clone Environment action in the EBS Cloud Admin Tool, you will be prompted for information about the source and target environments. When this interview process is complete, all the above steps to perform the cloning operation are automatically executed for you. For full instructions, see the following Oracle By Example tutorial:  Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Related Articles June 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available Cloud Wars: Arrival of Block Volume Clones References Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

With the latest EBS automation utilities release, we announced a new automated Oracle E-Business Suite cloning feature. This new EBS cloning feature allows you to perform an automated clone of an EBS...

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July 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce availability of updates to our EBS cloud automation for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic) cloud platforms. For your convenience, we have packaged these updates along with the latest release of our EBS Cloud Admin Tool, 18.2.1, into an 18.2.1.1 release bundle. Release Bundle Content The new release bundle provides various updates and fixes for the EBS automation, including: Support for additional hardware and datacenters Propagation of SQL*Net configuration files across cluster nodes where applicable Support for additional quarterly database patch updates Other critical fixes We strongly encourage all customers running EBS on either OCI or OCI Classic to update to this latest bundle to take advantage of these enhancements and fixes. Obtaining the Release Bundle If you are using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to provision Oracle E-Business Suite, perform a lift and shift operation, or manage an environment created using the tool, follow the appropriate instructions below to uptake the latest release bundle: For OCI: "Updating the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to the Latest Version" in the tutorial Preparing an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compartment to Deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Environments For OCI Classic: "Updating EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Latest Codeline" in the tutorial Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Related Articles June 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available References Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce availability of updates to our EBS cloud automation for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic...

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Additional Lift and Shift Combinations for OCI Classic

We are now able to support additional flows for the lift and shift automation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic and its associated database services.   Specifically, the lift and shift (cloning) of Oracle E-Business Suite from on-premises to OCI Classic now supports the combination of EBS 12.1.3 and Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 on the following services: Database Cloud Service Single Instance Database Cloud Service RAC Exadata Cloud Service To run these additional flows, you need to be on the current versions of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool and EBS Cloud Backup utility. The following documents have been updated: Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) (Section 3: Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic) Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite From On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Using EBS Cloud Tools Watch for further news in this blog as we continue to enhance and evolve our Cloud offerings. Related Articles June 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

We are now able to support additional flows for the lift and shift automation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic and its associated database services.   Specifically, the lift and shift (cloning)...

EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer

[Contributing author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce availability of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer. This tool automates common deployment and management activities, including the following: Moving on-premises EBS environments to Oracle Cloud at Customer Provisioning new EBS environments to Oracle Cloud at Customer Managing EBS on Oracle Cloud at Customer and Exadata Cloud at Customer All customers planning to run EBS on Oracle Cloud at Customer are encouraged to obtain this tool. See below for how to do this. Obtaining the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer For step-by-step instructions on obtaining the tool and installing it for the first time, refer to my Oracle Support Knowledge Document Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud at Customer (Doc ID 2414350.1). Features In general, the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer offers the same features, and supports the same EBS and Oracle Database combinations, as it does on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. Differences are noted where applicable. For more information, refer to Section 4: Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud at Customer in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1). Related Articles June 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available References Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud at Customer (Doc ID 2414350.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

[Contributing author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce availability of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud at Customer. This tool automates common deployment and management...

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June 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce availability of Release 18.2.1 of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. Since its original introduction, this tool has been steadily enhanced to assist with lift and shift, provisioning and management of EBS on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic) cloud platforms. All customers running EBS on either OCI or OCI Classic are encouraged to obtain this release and take advantage of the enhancements and bug fixes included. See below for how to get the latest version of the tool, and a look at what's new. Obtaining the EBS Cloud Admin Tool The following Oracle by Example tutorials provide detailed step-by-step instructions for obtaining the tool and either installing it for the first time or upgrading it to 18.2.1: For OCI: Preparing an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compartment to Deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Environments For OCI Classic: Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic New Features and Enhancements Key enhancements and new features in Version 18.2.1 of the Cloud Admin Tool include: For OCI Clone EBS environments: This feature takes advantage of the native Block Volume Cloning capability in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and can be used for environments installed by the EBS Cloud Admin Tool where the database and application tiers both reside on a Compute VM. For full instructions, see the tutorial Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. Provision EBS and Oracle Database with a certified quarterly database patch: The tool allows you to select a certified quarterly database bundle patch for your Exadata DB System database when either: Provisioning a new environment Performing a lift and shift of an existing environment For OCI Classic: Provision EBS and Oracle Database with a certified quarterly database patch: The tool allows you to select a certified quarterly database patch set update for your DBCS (single-instance) database, or a certified quarterly database bundle patch for your Exadata CS database, when either: Provisioning a new environment Performing a lift and shift of an existing environment Enhanced EBS Cloud Backup Utility Coincident with the release of 18.2.1 of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool, we have issued an improved "lift utility" (called the EBS Cloud Backup Utility) in Patch 26725016.  Before performing any further Lift and Shift operations, you must redeploy the tool by following the instructions in "Installing and Configuring the EBS Cloud Backup Utility On-Premises" in one of the following documents: For OCI: Lift and Shift Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Using EBS Cloud Tools For OCI Classic: Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite From On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Using EBS Cloud Tools Related Articles April 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available References Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce availability of Release 18.2.1 of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. Since its original introduction, this tool has been steadily enhanced to...

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Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway with Oracle SOA Cloud Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) uses Oracle SOA Suite and its E-Business Suite Adapter for SOAP based web services. Now, with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, you can configure ISG to use Oracle SOA Cloud Service and its E-Business Suite Adapter for SOAP based web services. What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? If you are new to running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure, please refer to the Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page for any introduction needed.  What is Oracle SOA Cloud Service? Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive service infrastructure that lets you build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). Oracle SOA Cloud Service is an integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) offering that provides Oracle SOA Suite and other related SOA components in Oracle Cloud.  Oracle SOA Cloud Service supports multiple service types that provide one or more SOA components as services. For EBS ISG SOAP services, you would be using a service type that includes SOA Suite.  To configure Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2 on Oracle Cloud for SOAP based web services, refer to Section 2 of Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2386478.1). References Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2 on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2386478.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Getting Started with Oracle SOA Cloud Service  Related Articles Upgrading Oracle SOA Suite 11g to Oracle SOA Suite 12c in an Existing ISG configuration High Availability Configuration for Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2

In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) uses Oracle SOA Suite and its E-Business Suite Adapter for SOAP based web services. Now, with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle...

EBS 12.2.7 Images Now Available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace

We are pleased to inform you that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 images are available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. With access to an Oracle Cloud account,  you can follow the online tutorial Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic to create a single, unified instance (virtual machine) containing both the Release 12.2.7 database and application tiers from one of the available images: EBS 1227 Demo Install Image - contains demonstration data that you might use to evaluate new functionality or train users. EBS 1227 Fresh Install Image - contains an empty production database you might use in an EBS rollout to implement setups or organization-specific business flows. EBS Technology Stack Components The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 images deliver the full software stack, including the Oracle Linux 6.9 (64-bit) operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite, and additional required technology components. The embedded technology components are listed below: Component Version Database Oracle Home 12.1.0.2 Application Code Level Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Release Update Pack (see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2230783.1) with AD-TXK Delta 10 (see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1617461.1) Oracle Forms and Reports 10.1.2.3 Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6.0.171017 Web Tier 11.1.1.9 JDK JDK 1.7 build 1.7.0_161-b13 Java Plugin J2SE 1.7 Critical Patch Update (CPU) January 2018   If you don't have a subscription, you can try Oracle Cloud by visiting cloud.oracle.com and clicking on Try for Free at the top right of the home page. Finally, keep monitoring this blog for news about the availability of automated multi-node provisioning for Release 12.2.7 on OCI, OCI Classic and associated database services. These offerings are part of our ongoing strategy to reduce the number of manual steps needed to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center (Doc ID 1581299.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Documentation - Web Library (Oracle Technology Network) Related Articles EBS 12.2.6 Images Now Available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace

We are pleased to inform you that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 images are available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. With access to an Oracle Cloud account,  you can follow the online tutorial Provis...

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New Support Document for Installing EBS Database Patch Updates on a Single-Node OCI Database

We are pleased to announce availability of a new My Oracle Support knowledge document that provides detailed instructions for installing Oracle E-Business Suite database patch updates to a single-node Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) database. Document Audience This document applies to you if you need to maintain a single-node Oracle E-Business Suite Database on an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - DB System. It describes how to identify and apply new patches of various types. Document Purpose Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Bundle Patches (BP) or Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 Patch Set Updates (PSU) and associated overlay patches are automatically included when you create a new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - DB System. As new database patch updates become available subsequently, they appear in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - DB System's Object Storage Service and Console. After you have followed the comprehensive instructions in the document, your existing instance will be at the same database bundle patch level and combination of interim patches as a new single-node Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - DB System. Specifically, it will: Be at the 171017 Oct2017 level Have the combination of interim patches needed for Oracle E-Business Suite Document Availability You can find the document here: Installing Database Patch Updates for Oracle E-Business Suite on Single-Node Database - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Doc ID 2360215.1) Related Articles Important Cloud Nomenclature Changes for EBS Customers References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

We are pleased to announce availability of a new My Oracle Support knowledge document that provides detailed instructions for installing Oracle E-Business Suite database patch updates to a single-node...

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April 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available

[Contributing Author: Terri Noyes] We are pleased to announce availability of a new consolidated patch for our EBS cloud automation for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic) cloud platforms. All customers running EBS on either OCI or OCI Classic are encouraged to install this patch and take advantage of the updates and bug fixes included. Patch Features Most notably, this patch provides a new, sparse cloning capability for EBS 12.2 and DB 12.1.0.2 environments on Compute Classic and Exadata Cloud Service created with the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. In other words, these are environments where: The application tier services reside in OCI Compute Classic The 12.1.0.2 database tier resides on the Exadata Cloud Service With this new feature, you create an EBS Snapshot Master and then use it to create a new, cloned environment. For full instructions, see the Oracle By Example Tutorial Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. Obtaining the Patch If you are using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to provision Oracle E-Business Suite, perform a lift and shift operation, or manage an environment created using the tool, follow the appropriate instructions below to uptake these important fixes: For OCI: "Updating the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to the Latest Version" in the tutorial Preparing an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compartment to Deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Environments For OCI Classic: "Updating EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Latest Codeline" in the tutorial Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Related Articles March 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available References Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Creating and Managing Snapshots of a Database Deployment in Administering Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

[Contributing Author: Terri Noyes] We are pleased to announce availability of a new consolidated patch for our EBS cloud automation for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Cloud...

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March 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available

[Contributing Author: Terri Noyes] We are pleased to announce that a consolidated patch for our EBS cloud automation is now available for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic) cloud platforms. Patch Contents The patch provides important updates and bug fixes for the EBS Cloud Admin Tool in many areas, including: Error messages Log file generation Password handling Services startup We strongly encourage all customers running EBS on either OCI or OCI Classic to install this patch and take advantage of these enhancements. Obtaining the Patch If you are using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to provision Oracle E-Business Suite or perform a lift and shift operation, follow the appropriate instructions below to uptake these important fixes: For OCI: "Updating the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to the Latest Version" in the tutorial Preparing an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compartment to Deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Environments For OCI Classic: "Updating EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Latest Codeline" in the tutorial Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Related Articles February 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure February 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

[Contributing Author: Terri Noyes] We are pleased to announce that a consolidated patch for our EBS cloud automation is now available for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Cloud...

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Collaborate 2018 Hands-On Labs: Test Drive Lift and Shift for EBS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

If you are attending Collaborate 2018, don’t miss the opportunity to attend one of our popular lift and shift hands-on labs sessions, where you will be joined by Oracle experts who will be available to answer your questions. The availability of Cloud Computing enables ERP organizations to move their Oracle E-Business Suite workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).  OCI combines the elasticity and utility of the public cloud with the granular control, security, and predictability of an on-premises infrastructure. The end result is a high-performance, high-availability and cost-effective cloud infrastructure service, where Oracle customers can quickly and easily move complete EBS environments and workloads to OCI using our EBS automation tools. These hands-on labs will provide you with an opportunity to run through the process of lifting and shifting (moving) an EBS environment from on-premises to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compartment. You will be shown how to use the EBS Cloud Backup utility that is needed to create and transfer a backup from your on-premises environment to a private object storage bucket. You will also be shown how to provision an EBS cloud environment from that backup. The hands-on labs will be held in the Islander D room, and run for approximately three and a half hours on the following dates and times: Sunday, April 22, 12:30pm – 4:00pm Tuesday, April 24, 9:45am – 1:00pm Wednesday, April 25, 8:30am – 12:00pm Register using the Collaborate app at this link: Test Drive Lift and Shift for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Note: As places at each session are strictly limited, we highly recommend you arrive early to secure your seat - any unclaimed places will be released when the session begins. Prerequisites and Skills Your own Windows laptop or Mac, with: Up to date browser (such as Firefox or Chrome) PuTTY (or equivalent) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8 Knowledge of: Use of standard UNIX commands PuTTY (or equivalent) usage We look forward to seeing you at Collaborate 2018! Related Articles Visit Collaborate 2018 to Hear the Latest EBS on Oracle Cloud News References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription  

If you are attending Collaborate 2018, don’t miss the opportunity to attend one of our popular lift and shift hands-on labs sessions, where you will be joined by Oracle experts who will be available...

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Visit Collaborate 2018 to Hear the Latest EBS on Oracle Cloud News

Sunday, April 22, 2018 sees the start of the Collaborate 2018 conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Key staff from the Oracle E-Business Suite Strategy, Development and Product Management will be attending the conference. We will host traditional sessions, a Meet the Experts discussion, new "Turbo Talks" with two EBS VPs, a Cloud Panel, and Hands-On Labs. In addition, as presenters and panelists we will attend several of the OAUG Special Interest Group meetings and customer-hosted panels. This article provides an overview of all the Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud activities at Collaborate. A separate article covering Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology participation beyond Oracle Cloud will be published on the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog. Click on the links below to view the full abstracts and scheduling details. Sessions 10502 - Extend E-Business Suite with Oracle SaaS Applications: Your Journey to the Cloud Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President, Product Strategy, Oracle Date & Time: Sunday, April 22, 1:45 PM - 12:45 PM Room: Mandalay Bay D 10501 - Running Your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Why, What and How Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President, Product Strategy, Oracle Date & Time: Monday, April 23, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Room: Mandalay Bay D 10522 - Cloud, Usability, Mobile and More:  E-Business Suite Technology Updates & Roadmap Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Monday, April 23, 4:15 - 5:15 PM Room: Mandalay Bay D 10527 - Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite for On-Premise and Oracle Cloud Santiago Bastidas, Product Management Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Uhlas  Pinjarkar, Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Monday, April 25, 9:45 - 10:45 AM Room: Mandalay Bay D 10526 - Integration Options for On-Premises and Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite Rekha Ayothi, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Wednesday, April 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room: Mandalay Bay D 10523 - Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Veshaal Singh, Vice President, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2:30 - 3:30 PM Room: Mandalay Bay D 10525 - Managing and Monitoring Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premises and Cloud Angelo Rosado, Product Management Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Thursday, April 26, 8:30  - 9:30 AM Room: Mandalay Bay D Meet the Experts 10543 - Meet the Oracle Experts: Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Date & Time:  Wednesday, April 25, 1:15 - 2:15 PM Room: Breakers L Experts will be available to answer your questions about running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud and share insights into the best path for your enterprise. Turbo Talks 10500 - Turbo Talk:  Extend E-Business Suite with Oracle SaaS Applications:  Your Journey to the Cloud Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President, Product Strategy, Oracle Date & Time: Tuesday, April 24, 4:00 - 4:30 PM Room: Exhibitor Showcase - Oracle Theater 1 - Booth 1259 10586 - Turbo Talk:  Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Technology Integration , Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Tuesday, April 24, 4:45 - 5:15 PM Room: Exhibitor Showcase - Oracle Theater 1 - Booth 1259 Cloud Panel 10533 - Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:  Customer and Partner Success Stories Panel Terri Noyes, Senior Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Wednesday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:15 PM Room: Mandalay Bay D Hands-On Labs Oracle Hands-On Labs: Lift and Shift to Oracle Cloud for Oracle E-Business Suite We are pleased to offer you the following opportunities to attend a hands-on EBS lift and shift lab: HOL Session 1: Sunday, April 22, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM HOL Session 2: Tuesday, April 24, 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM HOL Session 3: Wednesday, April 25, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Note: A forthcoming article in this blog will include more details of the labs. Demogrounds at Exhibitor Showcase We will also be in the demogrounds to showcase Oracle E-Business Suite tools and technology for on-premises and on Oracle Cloud, and of course answer your questions. Or just stop by and say hello - we'd be interested in any feedback on your experiences with EBS on Oracle Cloud. Additional information regarding the Exhibitor Showcase - including opening hours - is available here. For a complete listing of all sessions and other activities, please visit the OAUG Collaborate website. We hope to see you soon at this ever-popular conference in sunny Las Vegas!

Sunday, April 22, 2018 sees the start of the Collaborate 2018 conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Key staff from the Oracle E-Business Suite Strategy,...

Automatic Linux Kernel Updates for EBS on Oracle Cloud

[Contributing authors: Terri Noyes and Noby Joseph] Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic) both support use of the Ksplice kernel patching utility included with the Oracle Linux Premier Support Services that are provided at no extra cost for Oracle Cloud customers. After Ksplice's uptrack capability has been activated, Oracle Linux updates are automatically applied to the running kernel without intervention by a system administrator. This means that users experience no break in service, and do not have to log off and on again. Exactly how the update feature is implemented depends on whether you are running EBS on OCI or OCI Classic: EBS on OCI - Automatic kernel updates are enabled whenever a Linux VM is created, so your EBS environments will have this feature active by default. EBS on OCI Classic - Automatic kernel updates are enabled when you create a new environment with EBS Cloud Admin Tool version 18.1.1 (or later). Principles of Ksplice Uptrack Operation Automatic kernel updates are accomplished in three phases: Processing is frozen for all programs except Ksplice itself. The relevant kernel code is replaced. Processing is resumed when the update is complete. Processing continues from the point where it was frozen, using the updated kernel. Monitoring Ksplice Uptrack Actions As noted above, Ksplice Uptrack is set to operate automatically, without user intervention, to apply any kernel updates that become available. To see what updates have been made, you can run the following command as root: # uptrack-show To see the current kernel identification, run this command: # uptrack-uname -r The file /var/log/uptrack.log keeps a full history of actions taken. Manual Options We recommend that you allow automatic kernel updating to take place. However, if required you can disable the feature. To do this, edit the configuration file /etc/uptrack/uptrack.conf and set the autoinstall option to the value 'no'. You can subsequently see what updates are available for manual installation by running the command: # uptrack-show --available To apply all available updates, run: # uptrack-upgrade -y References Oracle Linux Ksplice User's Guide, Installing Ksplice Uptrack on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle blog article by Wim Coekaerts, Oracle Ksplice on Oracle Linux in Bare Metal Cloud Oracle Technology Network article, How to Update An Oracle Linux Kernel Without Rebooting Official Ksplice website, http://www.ksplice.com

[Contributing authors: Terri Noyes and Noby Joseph] Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic) both support use of the Ksplice kernel patching utility...

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February 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce immediate availability of the latest update to the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Note: This is distinct from the release of the equivalent tool for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (formerly Oracle Public Cloud) that is covered in February 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. You can use Version 18.1.1 of this menu-driven tool to easily create, configure and manage Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute and related database services. See below for how to get the tool, and a look at what's new. Obtaining the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Instructions for installing the tool from scratch, or upgrading an existing tool to the 18.1.1 codelevel, are included in the following Oracle by Example tutorial: Preparing an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compartment to Deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Environments New Features and Enhancements Enhancements and new features offered by Version 18.1.1 include: Capability to run your database on a Compute VM: Version 18.1.1 allows you to run your database on a Compute VM, in addition to the options offered by the previous release to run on a 1-Node DB System or Exadata DB System. Expanded database cloud service options: Previous versions of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool supported the Enterprise Edition High Performance and Enterprise Edition Extreme Performance database options for 1-Node DB Systems. Version 18.1.1 extends this to include support for Enterprise Edition (for Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 only at present). Improvements to Core Modules: Many fixes and improvements were made to the core modules that are the foundation of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. Updated and New Tutorials The following Oracle by Example tutorials have been updated to cover the enhancements provided in this release: Preparing an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compartment to Deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Environments Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Environment on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Lift and Shift Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Using EBS Cloud Tools In addition, the following new Oracle by Example tutorial provides instructions for environment management, which currently offers the ability to delete environments, backups or failed installations. Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Now Available References Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce immediate availability of the latest update to the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Note: This is distinct from...

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February 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce immediate availability of the latest update to the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. Note: This is distinct from the release of the equivalent tool for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (formerly Bare Metal Cloud Services) covered in February 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can use the newest version of this menu-driven tool to easily create, configure and manage Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Compute and related database services. See below for how to get the tool, and a look at what's new. Obtaining the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Instructions for installing the tool from scratch, or upgrading an existing tool to the 18.1.1 codelevel, are included in the following Oracle by Example tutorial: Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud New Features and Enhancements New features and enhancements include: Support for Identity Management Datacenters: Previous versions of the tool supported Traditional Cloud Accounts only. This release adds support for the more recently introduced Cloud Accounts with Identity Cloud Service. To learn more, see Types of Oracle Cloud Accounts in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud. Additional automation flows: Automated multinode provisioning of Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI Classic now supports the following new combinations for Exadata CS RAC: EBS 12.2.6 with Database 12.1.0.2 - Fresh EBS 12.2.6 with Database 12.1.0.2 - Demo Improvements to core modules: Many fixes and improvements were made to the core modules that provide support to the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. Updated Tutorials The following Oracle by Example tutorials have been updated for this release: Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite From On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using EBS Cloud Tools Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud with Oracle Access Manager Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud with Oracle SOA Cloud Service Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Configuring Oracle Workflow Notification Mailer with Mail Servers for Oracle E-Business Suite Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Related Articles September 2017 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic References Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce immediate availability of the latest update to the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. Note: This is...

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New Shared File System Certified for EBS on OCI

(Contributing Authors:  Tiffany Morales and Terri Noyes) We are pleased to announce that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage Service (FSS) is now certified and can be used to provide the shared disk resource for an Oracle E-Business Suite shared application tier file system. What is an EBS shared application tier file system? Oracle E-Business Suite can be deployed with multiple application tier nodes working with an Oracle E-Business Suite database. When deploying an Oracle E-Business Suite application tier with multiple nodes, you can have either a shared or non-shared application tier file system. When using a shared application tier file system, the Oracle E-Business Suite application tier file system is shared with each node in the multi-node environment.  We highly recommend that you use a shared application tier file system when deploying multiple application tier nodes.  Doing so will help reduce disk space and maintenance requirements.  Note:  If you use the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for provisioning or lift and shift, you have the option to automatically deploy a shared application tier file system.  What is Oracle File Storage Service (FSS)? FSS is a persistent, shared file system in Oracle Cloud. FSS provides a durable, scalable, distributed, enterprise-grade network file system. FSS supports NFSv3 and is fully-managed and offered across all availability domains in each Oracle Cloud Infrastructure region. You can connect to a File Storage Service file system from any Bare Metal, virtual machine, or container instance in your Virtual Cloud Network (VCN). You can also access a file system from outside the VCN using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect and Internet Protocol security (IPSec) virtual private network (VPN). For more information regarding FSS, refer to the online FSS documentation. Note:  Creating a file system using FSS will have cost implications for your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) account. Refer to the following for additional information: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage - Pricing How do I use FSS with EBS on OCI? Using FSS for the shared application tier file system is an optional procedure for an existing deployment of Oracle E-Business Suite in OCI.  The existing Oracle E-Business Suite system can be created manually or using Oracle automation tools, and must include the following: a Virtual Cloud Network (VCN), subnet(s), a load balancer, and at minimum 1 application tier node and 1 database node. To deploy FSS with EBS on OCI, follow the guidelines in the Oracle by Example (OBE) tutorial: Sharing the Application Tier File System in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1.3 Using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage Service. Related Articles Introducing the File Storage Service, now on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud References FSS Overview Oracle by Example Tutorials for Oracle Applications Unlimited on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

(Contributing Authors:  Tiffany Morales and Terri Noyes) We are pleased to announce that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage Service (FSS) is now certified and can be used to provide the...

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Replatforming Your Oracle Applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Forthcoming Regional Events

Are you currently running Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards or PeopleSoft on your premises, and interested in learning about moving your applications to Oracle Cloud? If so, you are invited to attend our latest half-day Lift and Shift event – Simplify Your Oracle Apps with a Custom Cloud Path – to hear how Oracle is continuing to invest in our enterprise applications while bringing cloud benefits to all of our customers. Topics Oracle Product Management and Partners will cover: How to achieve cloud benefits by leveraging your existing Oracle investments The value of running your Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft and JDE systems on Oracle Cloud The tools Oracle offers to migrate your platforms to the cloud How Oracle can best help you develop your enterprise cloud roadmap Breakout Sessions Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft Moving your Oracle applications to Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS), covering the value proposition, the solution and the most common use cases Target Audience You should attend one of these events if you are a VP, Director, or Manager of Apps IT for Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, or JD Edwards. Click on the date for more information and the registration procedure for the location nearest you: December Events San Francisco - December 6 Santa Monica - December 7 Seattle - December 12 January Events Atlanta - January 10 Raleigh - January 11 Boston - January 17 Philadelphia - January 18 New York City - January 23 Minneapolis - January 25 February Events Houston - February 6 Chicago - February 8 Toronto - February 13 References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Note 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud Landing Page JD Edwards on Oracle Cloud Landing Page

Are you currently running Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards or PeopleSoft on your premises, and interested in learning about moving your applications to Oracle Cloud? If so, you are invited...

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EBS On Oracle Cloud Presentations at December 2017 UK Oracle User Group Meeting

Staff from Oracle E-Business Suite Development will be contributing to the APPS17 track of the UKOUG Conference & Exhibition 2017. The conference takes place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, England, and runs from Monday 4th December to Wednesday 6th December. You're welcome to come and say hello to us, and put faces to names. More importantly, please bring your questions or issues about any aspect of running EBS on Oracle Cloud: feel free to ask about overall strategy, specific deployment aspects, or anything else you want to know. Key Sessions As well as informal chats, you'll also have the chance to attend numerous formal sessions by prominent Oracle speakers. Two presentations that will be of particular interest to readers of this blog are: Running Your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Why, What and How? (Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle) (Tuesday 5th December, 10:00 - 10.45) Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Platform (Santiago Bastidas, Oracle) (Tuesday 5th December,16.40 - 17.30) Hands-On-Lab The above two sessions are prerequisites for an exciting new event we are introducing this year: a special Hands-On-Lab (HOL): Lift and Shift to Oracle Cloud for Oracle E-Business Suite. This will provide you with an opportunity to see how to prepare your EBS applications, configure the appropriate Compute services, and lift and shift (migrate) your EBS systems to Oracle Cloud. The HOL will be running on Wednesday 6th December in the Exhibition Hall, at the following times: 10:00am - 12:30pm 13:30pm - 15:15pm With limited places, please ensure you arrive early to avoid disappointment. If you wish to reserve your seat in advance, please contact charlotte@ukoug.org with your preferred time. Other Sessions In addition, key Oracle staff will provide extensive coverage of other EBS topics, including: Oracle E-Business Suite - Update, Strategy & Roadmap (Oracle E-Business Suite Community Keynote) (Cliff Godwin - Oracle) (Monday 4th December, 13:55 - 14:55) Oracle E-Business Suite User Experience and Mobile: Update, Strategy and Roadmap (Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle) (Monday 5th December, 17:20 - 18:05) Oracle E-Business Suite: What’s New in Release 12.2 Beyond Online Patching (Cliff Godwin, Oracle) (Tuesday 5th December, 12:10 - 12:55) Adaptive Intelligent Applications for ERP and SCM: Strategy and Roadmap (Steve Tonas - Oracle) (Tuesday 5th December, 14:20 - 15:10) Oracle E-Business Suite: Partner Briefing & Q&A (Cliff Godwin, Oracle) (Wednesday 5th December, 10.50 - 11.35, continued 11:45 - 12:30) Online Patching With Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (Kevin Hudson - Oracle) (Wednesday 6th December, 14.15 - 15.45) Full details of all these can be found on the agenda. We look forward to seeing you at APPS17! Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud References Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription

Staff from Oracle E-Business Suite Development will be contributing to the APPS17 track of the UKOUG Conference & Exhibition 2017. The conference takes place at the International Convention Centre, Bir...

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Important Cloud Nomenclature Changes for EBS Customers

[Contributing Author: Terri Noyes] Prior to Oracle OpenWorld 2017, we updated our automation for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic, and in addition released new automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Since then, there have also been a number of important changes to the terminology used. This article provides a summary of the new and original terms you can refer to when you want to know what's what. Oracle Cloud Service Names The following table provides a list of the new and original service names that are relevant to Oracle E-Business Suite customers. You will see that the key new term is "Oracle Cloud Infrastructure", supplemented where applicable by "Classic" to reflect an older service that is still available under a new name. New and Original Cloud Service Names New Name Original Name Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Service Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Compute Oracle Cloud at Customer Oracle Cloud Machine Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Oracle Public Cloud Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic Oracle Compute Cloud Service Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Dedicated Compute Classic Oracle Compute Cloud Service - Dedicated Compute Capacity Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic Oracle Storage Cloud Service   Updated Tutorials Our EBS Oracle by Example tutorials have been updated to include coverage of these name changes. Some of the key tutorials affected include: Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite From On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using EBS Cloud Tools Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud with Oracle Access Manager Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Now Available September 2017 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic References Oracle Applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Learning Library Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic Learning Library Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

[Contributing Author: Terri Noyes] Prior to Oracle OpenWorld 2017, we updated our automation for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic, and in addition released new...

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Oracle E-Business Suite Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Now Available

We are very excited to announce the availability of the EBS on Oracle Cloud automation tools for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (formerly known as Bare Metal Cloud Services). These new tools extend the capabilities previously provided for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. This first release of tools for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers automation for: Provisioning of EBS demo environments Lift and shift of EBS environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides an extensive set of capabilities, from private clone network definitions to several compute and database services, which constitute a perfect platform for running Oracle E-Business Suite workloads. EBS automation leverages the flexibility to define your network to fulfill your most demanding requirements in terms of network security, resource isolation, and access control.  In the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure world, you start by creating a compartment that helps you group your cloud resources. After that, you define your network.  The EBS automation leverages the network you defined ahead of time and deploys the resources accordingly. To provision EBS environments, you have to prepare your compartment by configuring your network with a certain minimum number of subnets.  The following Oracle by Example (OBE) Tutorials are part of this release and can be found on Oracle Applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Learning Library Preparing an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compartment to Deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Environments - This OBE provides step-by-step instructions on how to create the network resources required to provision an EBS environment, and how to deploy the EBS Cloud Admin tool required to provision and manage the environment in your compartment. It also introduces a new utility that allows you to create a Sandbox network to be used for quickly deploying demo and training environments as well as deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool automatically. Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Environment on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool - This OBE provides step-by-step instructions on how to run the EBS Cloud admin tool deployed in the preparation process to provision new demo EBS environments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Lift and Shift Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Using EBS Cloud Tools - This OBE describes the process of lifting and shifting an EBS environment from on-premises to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compartment. It provides instructions on how to obtain the EBS Cloud Backup Utility used to create and transfer a backup from your on-premises environment to a private Object Store Bucket, as well as shows you how to create an environment from that backup.

We are very excited to announce the availability of the EBS on Oracle Cloud automation tools for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (formerly known as Bare Metal Cloud Services). These new tools extend the...

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September 2017 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce  immediate availability of the latest update to the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. This menu-driven tool is used to create, manage and configure Oracle E-Business Suite on Compute Classic and related database services. The base release of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool, Version 1.7.1, is delivered as part of the virtual machine you create using the EBS Provisioning Tools Image available from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Updates to the tool are delivered as patches, which increment the codelevel - in this case, to Version 1.7.3, which provides a number of important additional features customers have asked for. See below for how to get the tool, and an in-depth look at what's new. Obtaining the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Instructions for installing the tool and upgrading it to the latest codelevel are included in the Oracle by Example tutorial Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud. New in This Release The new features offered by this version can be divided into the following three categories. 1. Additional Cloning, Backup & Refresh Capabilities Version 1.7.3 includes the following new cloning, backup and refresh capabilities for existing environments that were created using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool via either new provisioning or lift and shift: Clone an environment using the Oracle Storage Cloud Service (OSCS) Create a backup on OSCS Refresh an environment from an OSCS backup Note: The above capabilities are available for environments where the application tier and database tier reside in Compute Classic. 2. Expanded Database Cloud Service Options Previous versions of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool supported the Database Cloud Service Enterprise Edition High Performance and Extreme Performance packages for some operations. Version 1.7.3 extends this support to include the Enterprise Edition - General Purpose package. 3. Optional Post-Provisioning Tasks When provisioning a new environment, you can now perform key post-provisioning tasks such as: Install additional RPMs, such as those required by third-party applications License Oracle E-Business Suite products Convert Oracle Forms to Socket Mode Change Oracle E-Business Suite passwords for: Applications accounts System accounts Oracle WebLogic Server Admin account Updated Tutorials The following Oracle by Example tutorials have been updated to include coverage of the enhancements provided in this release: Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite From On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using EBS Cloud Tools Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud with Oracle Access Manager Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud with Oracle SOA Cloud Service Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Configuring Oracle Workflow Notification Mailer with Mail Servers for Oracle E-Business Suite Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Related Articles August 2017 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates References Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce  immediate availability of the latest update to the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. This menu-driven...

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August 2017 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates

The EBS Cloud Admin Tool is a menu-driven utility you use to create, manage and configure Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Compute Cloud Service and related database services. A new update provides several important enhancements to this management tool. We recommend all customers install this update as soon as possible. EBS Cloud Admin Tool Versions The current major release of the tool, Version 1.7.0, is delivered as part of the virtual machine you create using the EBS Provisioning Tools Image available from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Updates to the tool are delivered as patches, which increment the codelevel. Instructions for installing the tool and upgrading it to the latest codelevel, Version 1.7.2, are included in the Oracle by Example tutorial Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud. New Features Version 1.7.2 includes the following enhancements: Database Encryption using TDE ​Preservation of database encryption levels when cloning the database from on-premises to the Oracle Cloud as part of a lift and shift operation, whether the target database service is Oracle Compute Cloud Service, Database Cloud Service or Exadata Cloud Service. Automatic encryption of unencrypted databases when conducting a lift and shift operation with the Oracle Database Cloud Service or Oracle Exadata Cloud Service as the target database service. Encryption of databases when provisioning a new demo or fresh install environment with the Oracle Database Cloud Service or Oracle Exadata Cloud Service as the target database service. Enhanced IP Reservations Capability Option to specify multiple reserved IP addresses for all Oracle Compute Cloud Service virtual machines (including the Oracle Traffic Director load balancer, application tiers, and database tier) when provisioning an environment (either new or as part of a lift and shift). Automatic HTTPS Configuration Automatic configuration of Oracle Traffic Director to encrypt inbound HTTP traffic to HTTPS, using a self-signed certificate. Menu Capabilities Ability to back to the previous screen in the interview. Ability to return to the main menu from any screen. Capability to Delete Oracle Storage Cloud Service Backups Ability to delete backups (EBS environment snapshots) on the Oracle Storage Cloud Service, created as part of a lift and shift operation. Updated Tutorials The following Oracle by Example tutorials have been updated to reflect changes in this release: Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite From On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using EBS Cloud Tools Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud with Oracle Access Manager Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud with Oracle SOA Cloud Service Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Configuring Oracle Workflow Notification Mailer with Mail Servers for Oracle E-Business Suite Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool Common Tasks for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Related Articles EBS Cloud Admin Tool Update Available Additional EBS on Oracle Cloud Automation Capabilities References Oracle By Example Tutorials Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)

The EBS Cloud Admin Tool is a menu-driven utility you use to create, manage and configure Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Compute Cloud Service and related database services. A new update...