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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)

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Lift and Shift Available for Moving EBS on Solaris to Oracle Cloud

The term Lift and Shift refers to the process of copying an on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environment to Oracle Cloud. The cloud copy (clone) can initially be used for development and testing, and subsequently - when you are ready - as part of a migration of your production environment to Oracle Cloud. We are pleased to announce a Lift and Shift capability for moving your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments running on Solaris SPARC to the SPARC Model 300 (part of the Oracle Compute Cloud Service - Dedicated Compute Capacity in Oracle Cloud). This capability is available for EBS Release 12.2.3 (or later) or Release 12.1.3. SPARC Model 300 is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering that provides computing, block storage and networking services with the latest high performance SPARC M7 processor. The infrastructure (hardware, firmware, virtualized instances) is installed and maintained by the Oracle Cloud team, with one system guaranteed per customer. To lift and shift a copy of your entire on-premises EBS environment  to Oracle Cloud, you may follow the tutorials and use the tools we provide. You start by configuring Compute instances running Solaris on the SPARC Model 300 that will host your EBS environment in Oracle Cloud. The cloning tool then does the following: Clones your on-premises database and primary application tiers to local stage areas. Copies the contents of the local stage areas to the cloud stage areas. Uses the contents of the cloud stage areas to configure your cloud EBS environment. You can find more information at: Cloning an On-Premises Oracle E-Business Suite Solaris on SPARC Environment to Oracle Cloud Oracle Compute Cloud Service Learning Library Oracle Compute Cloud—Dedicated Compute Capacity—SPARC Model 300 SPARC Model 300 Data Sheet Using Oracle Compute Cloud Service - Dedicated Compute Capacity - SPARC Model 300 Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (My Oracle Support Document ID 2066260.1)

The term Lift and Shift refers to the process of copying an on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environment to Oracle Cloud. The cloud copy (clone) can initially be used for development and testing,...

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Is Oracle E-Business Suite Certified on Amazon AWS EC2?

No. We have not tested any Oracle E-Business Suite releases with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).  Are there any plans to certify this combination? No, Oracle has no plans to certify AWS or EC2 with any Oracle E-Business Suite releases. Support implications for running EBS on AWS/EC2 Oracle will provide E-Business Suite patches for issues that can be reproduced on certified operating systems, Oracle Cloud, or Oracle VM. We would advise customers to contact Amazon Support for any issues that can only be reproduced on AWS or EC2.  What combinations are certified with Oracle EBS? Oracle E-Business Suite is certified with Oracle Cloud, Oracle VM, and many operating systems. EBS is not certified with third-party virtualization solutions. See: Support Policies for Virtualization Technologies and Oracle E-Business Suite  What are the benefits of running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? Fully Certified: All E-Business Suite images are officially certified Fully Supported: Knowledgeable end-to-end support from Oracle Support Automated: Tools to Lift & Shift existing environments and to provision new environments  Scalable and Flexible: Expand your capacity with Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Exadata Cloud Service Related Articles What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud EBS 12.2.6 Images Now Available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace

No. We have not tested any Oracle E-Business Suite releases with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).  Are there any plans to certify this combination? No, Oracle has no plans to...

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Fast Cloning of EBS on Oracle Compute Cloud Service

Overview  Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite environments on-premises is one of the most common activities in the daily life of every applications DBA. To perform this task, EBS provides the built-in Rapid Clone utility.  Rapid Clone includes routines to separately package the application tier and database tier elements of the source environment. DBAs then copy the packages to a target server, and launch a configuration step on the target system. This traditional cloning process usually takes several hours to execute. Customers with sophisticated storage solutions have sometimes been able to reduce the copy operation to a few minutes, but the packaging and configuration operations still take the same time. If you have deployed EBS on Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), you can take advantage of IaaS facilities to make cloning faster.  Oracle Compute Cloud Service provides a sophisticated set of APIs that allow you to automate the creation and management of cloud resources. EBS Development has created a set of automation scripts based on these APIs that allow you to provision and manage EBS environments. These automation scripts, known as the EBS Cloud Admin Tool, can be deployed to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account by creating a virtual machine (VM) using the EBS Provisioning Tools image hosted in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. One of these automated management operations is fast cloning. The fast cloning process is divided into two main parts: 1.    Create a snapshot of the existing environment 2.    Create a new environment based on that snapshot This process is described in the Oracle by Example tutorial, Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool.  In this blog article we describe the assumptions and operations that make the fast cloning process possible. EBS Configuration in Oracle Cloud EBS environments provisioned in Oracle Cloud infrastructure using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool use the following three basic components: Logical hostnames enable the EBS configuration to be isolated from the host server’s networking configuration. This allows you to copy the EBS application and database tiers from one host to another without having to perform traditional packaging and configuration steps. The logical host name configuration is explained in detail in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x Using Logical Host Names (Doc ID 1968231.1).   A pre-defined set of storage volumes, one to store the operating system (OS) and a separate one for Oracle binaries. At least one application tier node, one database tier node, and one load balancer (LBR) node running Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) form the basic architecture. All these nodes have the same kind of storage deployment, an OS storage volume and another volume storing the Oracle product binaries. Steps in the Fast Cloning Process The first step is the creation of an environment snapshot, which typically takes a few minutes. This is performed by the EBS Cloud Admin Tool, which orchestrates the creation of a co-located volume snapshot for all volumes attached to the source EBS environment VMs, using the block storage volume snapshot technology provided by Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service.  The combination of all these snapshots is called an EBS environment snapshot. For more information on co-located volume snapshots,  refer to the Backing Up and Restoring Storage Volumes Using Snapshots chapter in Using Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS). The following diagram shows the snapshot creation process. The second step is creation of a new set of block storage volumes, based on the snapshots obtained in the previous step. At the end of this step, the orchestration instantiates a VM for each node of the source environment, and attaches the new storage volumes to these VMs. The orchestration then performs some final configuration steps, and starts the EBS services in the target environment. The entire process to create the target environment typically takes a few minutes. You’ll be presented with a URL at the end of the processing that allows you to access a running and fully functional target environment. The ability to utilize block storage volume snapshots is a good example of how you can take advantage of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure capabilities when planning your EBS cloud deployments. References Oracle By Example Tutorial: Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool My Oracle Support Knowledge Document: Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x Using Logical Host Names (Doc ID 1968231.1) Oracle Compute Cloud Documentation: Chapter Backing Up and Restoring Storage Volumes Using Snapshots in Using Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) Related Articles Additional EBS on Oracle Cloud Capabilities

Overview  Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite environments on-premises is one of the most common activities in the daily life of every applications DBA. To perform this task, EBS provides the...

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EBS Cloud Admin Tool Update Available

We have been fine-tuning the tools used to manage Oracle E-Business Suite environments in the Oracle Cloud. As a follow on to the EBS On Oracle Cloud Automation release 1.7.0 in March, which brought powerful capabilities for provisioning, lift and shift and management of EBS environments in the cloud, we have just released the 1.7.1 update which brings incremental improvements in several areas. Instructions on how to apply this update are available in section "Update EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Latest Codeline" of the Oracle by Example tutorial Deploying the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to Oracle Cloud. We recommend that all customers using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool consume this update as soon as possible. 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 a Single Node on 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 Creating an Oracle E-Business Suite Development Environment in Oracle Compute Cloud Service 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

We have been fine-tuning the tools used to manage Oracle E-Business Suite environments in the Oracle Cloud. As a follow on to the EBS On Oracle Cloud Automation release 1.7.0 in March, which brought...

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Additional EBS on Oracle Cloud Automation Capabilities

We're pleased to be able to share some good news just in time for Collaborate! Building on the release earlier in March, we have just added support to our provisioning and lift and shift automation both for further release combinations and also for the Exadata Cloud Service. To take advantage of the new capabilities, you need to obtain the updated EBS Cloud Admin Tool that is included with the latest Provisioning Tools image in Oracle Marketplace. New Multi-Node Provisioning Capabilities Our enhanced automation features include the capability to provision a new installation of: Oracle E-Business Suite  Release 12.1.3 Oracle E-Business Suite (Release 12.2 or 12.1.3), with the Oracle E-Business Suite Database on Exadata Cloud Service The following tables show which combinations of Oracle E-Business Suite releases, Oracle Database releases, and Oracle Cloud services are currently supported by the provisioning automation. Detailed instructions can be found in the Oracle by Example tutorial Provisioning a New Multi-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Installation in Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. New Cloning Capabilities As described in our earlier article, cloning occurs in two linked stages: Back up your on-premises EBS installation to Oracle Storage Cloud Service Provision your desired topology on Oracle Cloud When you use our automation to clone an Oracle E-Business Suite environment from on-premises to Oracle Cloud, you now have the option to place the EBS database on the Exadata Cloud Service. The following tables show which combinations of Oracle E-Business Suite releases, Oracle Database releases, and Oracle Cloud services are currently supported by the cloning automation. Detailed cloning instructions can be found in the Oracle by Example tutorial Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using EBS Cloud Tools. The best place to start reading about what is possible, and to help you choose the right solution for your specific needs, is always Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. References Oracle By Example Tutorials Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Related Articles Provisioning EBS on Oracle Cloud: Latest Enhancements EBS on Oracle Cloud: New and Improved Automation

We're pleased to be able to share some good news just in time for Collaborate! Building on the release earlier in March, we have just added support to our provisioning and lift and shift automation...

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Can I Use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on Oracle Cloud?

This frequently asked question comes in several variants, including: Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud? Can I use Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with EBS? Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to replicate my EBS database to Oracle Cloud? Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to perform a live migration of my EBS database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud? We will answer each question in turn.   Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud? Yes. We have certified the use of Oracle GoldenGate to create and run an EBS reporting environment for on-premises. A reporting environment is a secondary (duplicate) instance, which contains selected tables replicated from the primary EBS database. This enables read-intensive, custom reports to be run without using resources on the primary Oracle E-Business Suite database. While we have not formally certified use of GoldenGate to create and run an EBS reporting environment in Oracle Cloud, this is technically feasible and would work the same way as on-premises. If you wish to explore this option, refer to our standard documentation for guidance and recommendations: Using Oracle GoldenGate to Replicate Data from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (Doc ID 2004495.1) Deploying Oracle Golden Gate to Achieve Operational Reporting for Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 1112325.1) Important points to be aware of: Refer to the product documentation to understand the limitations and restrictions that apply Successful use of Oracle GoldenGate requires an expert understanding of the EBS data model You can use Active Data Guard as an alternative operational reporting solution to Oracle GoldenGate We recommend using VPN to facilitate secure communication between Oracle Cloud and on-premises environments Can I use Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with EBS? No. The use of Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with Oracle E-Business Suite is not currently certified. Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to replicate my EBS database to Oracle Cloud? No. Oracle GoldenGate cannot be used to replicate an EBS database, because it does not support replication of all the datatypes used by EBS. Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to perform a live migration of my EBS database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud? No. Oracle GoldenGate cannot be used to perform live database migrations from on-premises to Oracle Cloud, again due to restrictions with EBS datatypes. References Using Oracle GoldenGate to Replicate Data from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (Doc ID 2004495.1) Deploying Oracle Golden Gate to Achieve Operational Reporting for Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 1112325.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Related Articles Essential Resources for EBS on Oracle Cloud

This frequently asked question comes in several variants, including: Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud? Can I use Oracle...

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Provisioning EBS on Oracle Cloud: Latest Enhancements

[Mar. 30 update: Added further supported release combinations]  With recent enhancements to our automation, you now have more options available when you automatically provision a new Vision demo or fresh install of Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. At a high level, you can choose whichever of the following two procedures meets your specific needs: Procedure 1: Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation across Multiple Cloud Service Instances In this method, you use the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to provision your desired topology in Oracle Compute Cloud Service, with an option to place your database on Oracle Database Cloud Service. Procedure 2: Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud In this method, you employ an EBS marketplace image to create a single Oracle Compute Cloud Service virtual machine containing the Oracle E-Business Suite application and database tiers. These methods are described more fully in the following two sections. Procedure 1: Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation across Multiple Cloud Service Instances In this method, you first create a virtual machine from the "EBS Provisioning Tools" Marketplace image to deploy the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. You then launch the EBS Cloud Admin Tool and choose your desired topology. Depending on your choice, the tool accesses the appropriate binaries hosted on the EBS Cloud Public Container to provision your environment. When you provision your environment, you may choose from the following EBS and database release combinations: EBS 12.2.6 with Database 12.1.0.2 (Vision Demo or Fresh Install) EBS 12.2.6 with Database 11.2.0.4 (Vision Demo or Fresh Install) Distributed Yard Management 12.2.6 with Database 12.1.0.2 Distributed Warehouse Management 12.2.6 with Database 12.1.0.2 You will then be offered applicable Oracle Cloud service deployment options from the following: Application tier Single-node application tier in: Oracle Compute Cloud Service Multi-node application tier in: Oracle Compute Cloud Service: Shared file system Non-shared file system Database tier Single-node database tier in: Oracle Compute Cloud Service: Database 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 Database Cloud Service: Database 11.2.0.4 Two-node Oracle RAC database tier in: Database Cloud Service: Database 11.2.0.4 We will be expanding the available release combinations and service options soon, so stay tuned. Detailed instructions can be found in the Oracle by Example tutorial Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. When you create an environment using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool, the tool can be used subsequently to manage that environment: for example, to add or delete nodes, take volume snapshots, or configure integrations. Look out for related upcoming articles on these topics. Procedure 2: Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud For those with simpler requirements, we will continue to provide all-in one Marketplace images that can be used to provision Oracle E-Business Suite instances on a single node on Oracle Cloud. You can select a Marketplace image such as "EBS 1226 Demo Install", and provision EBS in Oracle Compute Cloud Service by following the Oracle by Example tutorial Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud. The following release combinations are currently available: EBS 12.2.6 with Database 12.1.0.2 (Vision Demo or Fresh Install) EBS 12.2.5 with Database 12.1.0.2 (Vision Demo or Fresh Install) References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) 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 on Oracle Cloud: New and Improved Automation EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part I EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part II

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EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part II

[Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps] This article is a sequel to EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part I. The last article introduced the tools employed in the new and improved automation that was released in early March. In contrast, this article focuses on the specific capabilities of the tools. These terms are used throughout our Oracle by Example tutorials, and will also be employed in communications such as future blog articles. For a full list of terms, refer to "Section 10: Glossary" in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1). Provisioning - The process of creating an Oracle E-Business Suite environment in the cloud. The EBS Cloud Admin Tool (defined in the Part I article) can be used to: Provision new enviroments from binaries in the EBS Public Cloud Container Provision cloned environments from backups of existing environments Backup - A copy of your Oracle E-Business Suite environment to a specified storage area or device. A valid Oracle E-Business Suite backup consists of a point-in-time copy of the application and database tier binaries and data. The backup storage can be located on-premises or on Oracle Cloud. Backup storage options on Oracle Cloud can be either Oracle Compute Cloud Service account storage or the Oracle Storage Cloud Service. Restoring - The process of copying a backup from a designated storage area or device to return the environment to its state at the point the backup was taken. Cloning - The process of copying and configuring an Oracle E-Business Suite environment (source) to another Oracle E-Business Suite environment (target). The target environment of a cloning operation is a modified copy of the source environment. The copy can be either a backup or a snapshot of the current running environment, or a backup or a snapshot taken at a previous point in time. The source environment and/or the target environment can be on-premises or on Oracle Cloud. The target environment after the copy and reconfiguration is called a clone. Lift and Shift - The process of using backup and cloning utilities to move an existing Oracle E-Business Suite installation from on-premises to Oracle Cloud, whereby the on-premises environment is shut down and the cloud environment becomes the permanent version. References  Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle by Example Tutorials Related Articles EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part I EBS on Oracle Cloud: New and Improved Automation

[Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps] This article is a sequel to EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part I. The last article introduced the tools employed in the new and...

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EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part I

[Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps] In this article, we tell you about some terms used in the new and improved EBS on Oracle Cloud automation that was introduced in early March. These terms are used throughout our Oracle by Example tutorials, and will be employed going forward throughout all our communications, including future blog articles and training material. In this "Part I of II", we define some of the key tools and constructs used in the automation, including:  EBS Cloud Admin Tool - This tool comprises a set of menu-driven Oracle Cloud automation utilities that are used to create, manage and configure Oracle E-Business Suite environments on Oracle Cloud. The tool is delivered as part of the virtual machine created from the EBS Provisioning Tools Image in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. EBS Cloud Backup Utility - This utility is used to back up an Oracle E-Business Suite cloud environment to a designated storage area, which can be either Oracle Compute Cloud Service account storage or the Oracle Storage Cloud Service. The resulting backup serves as the source for the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to create a clone (target) EBS environment on Oracle Cloud. In other words, the EBS Cloud Backup Utility is used in conjunction with the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to clone environments from on-premises to Oracle Cloud. EBS Cloud Public Container - A cloud storage location that holds the files used by the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to provision either a Vision (demo) install or fresh install Oracle E-Business Suite environment. References  Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle by Example Tutorials Related Articles EBS on Oracle Cloud: New and Improved Automation    

[Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps] In this article, we tell you about some terms used in the new and improved EBS on Oracle Cloud automation that was introduced in early March....

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EBS on Oracle Cloud: New and Improved Automation

We have been busy improving the EBS on Oracle Cloud automation infrastructure to provide significant enhancements as well as new capabilities. As always, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud is the best place to start reading about what is possible, and to help you choose the right solution for your specific needs. The following are some of the most notable automation enhancements and new options. Enhanced Multi-Node Provisioning The new EBS Cloud Admin Tool allows you to provision a new installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database Release 12.1.0.2 or 11.2.0.4 in Oracle Cloud.  This now includes the capability to deploy an EBS 11.2.0.4 database to the Oracle Database Cloud Service if desired.   In addition, you can provision either Oracle Distributed Warehouse Management 12.2 or Oracle Distributed Yard Management 12.2 with Database 12.1.0.2 in the Compute Cloud Service. Details can be found in the Oracle by Example tutorial Provisioning a New Multi-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Installation in Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. Optimized Cloning from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Our EBS cloud tools, which include the EBS Cloud Backup Utility and EBS Cloud Admin Tool, allow you to copy your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3+ or 12.1.3 (with Database 12.1.0.2 or 11.2.0.4) environment to Oracle Cloud in two linked stages: Back up your on-premises EBS installation to Oracle Storage Cloud Service Provision your desired topology on Oracle Cloud This includes the ability to deploy the database to the Compute Cloud Service or to the Database Cloud Service (11.2.0.4 only). Details can be found in the Oracle by Example tutorial Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Using EBS Cloud Tools.  New Management Capabilities for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud  Once you have created an environment using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool, you can subsequently use the tool to do the following: Add a shared or non-shared application tier to your environment Delete an environment Clone an environment using volume snapshots  Details can be found in the Oracle by Example tutorial Managing Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. New Automated Configuration of Integrations You have the option to configure the following integrations for environments created using the EBS Cloud Admin Tool: Oracle Workflow Notification Mailer Oracle Access Manager SOA Cloud Services The Oracle by Example tutorials for these integrations are listed here: Configuring Oracle Workflow Notification Mailer with Mail Servers for Oracle E-Business Suite 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 We are working hard to bring you even more features in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned! References  Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials Related Articles Essential Resources for EBS on Oracle Cloud  

We have been busy improving the EBS on Oracle Cloud automation infrastructure to provide significant enhancements as well as new capabilities. As always, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on...

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EBS on Oracle Cloud at Collaborate 2017

It's almost time for this year's Collaborate conference, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference sessions kick off on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Oracle E-Business Suite Development and Oracle Cloud Platforms team members will be attending the conference. They will host Meet the Experts (MTE) discussions, a Cloud panel, and a number of sessions. They will also serve as presenters and panelists at several OAUG Special Interest Group meetings and customer-hosted panels. This article provides an overview of our planned Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud activities at Collaborate. An article covering all 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. Meet the Experts 10550 - Meet the Oracle Experts: Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 4, 4:15 - 5:15 PM Room: Breakers H 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. This MTE session will include the following representatives of Oracle E-Business Suite Development: Santiago Bastidas, Oracle Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle Terri Noyes, Oracle Lisa Parekh, Oracle Elke Phelps, Oracle Vasu Rao, Oracle Angelo Rosado, Oracle Sessions 10460 - Running Your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What and How Nadia Bendjedou, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle Date & Time: Monday, April 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room: Mandalay Bay C 10479 - Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2:  Deployment and Technical Configuration for On-Premise and Oracle Cloud Vasu Rao, Sr. Principal Product Strategy Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Elke Phelps, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Monday, April 3, 2:45 - 3:45 PM Room: Surf A 10499 - Why Oracle Cloud Over Other Clouds for Your Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Souji Madhurapantula, Principal Product Manager,  Public Cloud Platform Development, Oracle Date & Time: Monday, April 3, 4:15 - 5:15 PM Room: South Seas G 10500 - Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud:  An Architect's Perspective Roy Hunter, Engineering Team Leader,  Cloud Platforms, Oracle Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 4, 9:45 - 10:45 AM Room: South Seas G 10478 - Managing and Monitoring Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premises and Cloud Angelo Rosado, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5, 9:45 - 10:45 AM Room: Surf A 10461 - Coexistence of E-Business Suite and Oracle SaaS Applications: Consideration and Best Practices Nadia Bendjedou, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room: Surf A 10475 - Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud:  Technical Insight Santiago Bastidas, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2:45 - 3:45 PM Room: Surf A Panel 10498 - Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud: Customer and Partner Panel Terri Noyes, Sr. Principal Product Strategy Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5, 4:15 - 5:15 PM Room: Surf A For complete listing of all sessions and other activities, please visit the OAUG Collaborate Web Site.  We hope to see you very soon at the conference in Las Vegas!

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Can I Customize EBS on Oracle Cloud?

You can customize your Oracle E-Business Suite environment running on Oracle Cloud in the same way as you are used to doing on-premises. In addition, you can migrate your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1 customizations to Oracle Cloud, whether you are performing a lift and shift either to Oracle Compute Cloud Service only, or to Oracle Compute Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service. When customizing an Oracle E-Business Suite instance running on Oracle Cloud or on-premises, you must always follow our development guidelines. Be aware that there are differences in the customization standards between Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Release 12.1.  For the official guidelines and more information on Release 12.2 customizations, refer to the following documents: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Developer's Guide Developing and Deploying Customizations in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1577661.1) For the official guidelines and more information on Release 12.1 customizations, refer to the following document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Developer's Guide The Oracle E-Business Suite Development Tools image, available from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, can be used to provision an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1 development environment in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service. This environment is then available for creating and managing customizations. You may optionally choose to use the Oracle Application Management Suite to manage and apply custom patches to an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or Release 12.1 environment running either on-premises and in the Oracle Cloud. Note that the following support implications apply to customizations when running Oracle E-Business Suite either on Oracle Cloud or on-premises: Support Implications for Your EBS Customizations References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Note 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud White Paper Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Using EBS Development Tools in Oracle Compute Cloud EBS Lift and Shift Part 1: From On-Premises to Oracle Compute Cloud EBS Lift and Shift Part 2: From On-Premises to DBCS and Oracle Compute Cloud Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Customizations on Oracle Cloud

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Can I Use Java Cloud Service with EBS?

Oracle Java Cloud Service (JCS) can be used for development, testing, user acceptance testing, staging and production applications. You can create dedicated and isolated Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) 11g or 12c environments to run your entire cluster at scale.  Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle WebLogic Server Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 uses a three-tier logical architecture.  The technology stack for Release 12.2 comprises an application tier technology stack and a database tier technology stack. The Oracle E-Business Suite applications are tightly integrated with the various technology stack components. The application tier technology stack in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 includes Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle WebLogic Server. WLS replaces the Oracle Containers for Java (OC4J) used with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1. Can the Oracle WebLogic Server included with Oracle Java Cloud Service be used with EBS? We are sometimes asked if the Oracle WebLogic Server included with Java Cloud Service can be used with EBS Release 12.2 as an alternative to the embedded WLS that comes with EBS and is described above. The answer is - no, you cannot. Such usage isn't supported because the Oracle Weblogic Server provided as part of EBS is a tightly integrated and customized component of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 application tier technology stack. In addition, JCS does not provide the full application tier technology stack (including Oracle Forms and Reports) that EBS R12.2 (whether running on-premises or on Oracle Cloud) requires. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud White Paper Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud

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How Can I Integrate Third-Party Products with EBS on Oracle Cloud?

You may have deployed third-party products with your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1 environments. The good news is that you can use these third-party products with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud just as you do with EBS on-premises. As with use of  third-party products on-premises, the following support implications apply to third-party products integrated with Oracle E-Business Suite running on Oracle Cloud: Certification and Support for Third-Party Products Third-party products may be deployed to Oracle Cloud or remain on-premises.  Refer to your third-party product's published guidelines for running on Oracle Cloud. If you plan to integrate Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud with on-premises Oracle or third-party applications, you may need to use VPN to ensure adequate network capacity.  For additional information regarding Oracle’s VPN options, refer to the following: VPN for Compute Cloud  References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Note 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud White Paper Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Using EBS Development Tools in Oracle Compute Cloud EBS Lift and Shift Part 1: From On-Premises to Oracle Compute Cloud EBS Lift and Shift Part 2: From On-Premises to DBCS and Oracle Compute Cloud Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Customizations on Oracle Cloud

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Essential Resources for EBS on Oracle Cloud

This article provides an overview of some essential resources you should review before you install Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, or move an existing installation to Oracle Cloud. First, ensure you bookmark the Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud landing page: This page includes links to the material listed in the Resources section below, plus pointers to many other resources: Other Basic Resources The following white paper provides a comprehensive survey of all the options for moving to EBS on Oracle Cloud: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud White Paper Another key resource is provided by this My Oracle Support knowledge document: Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) We also offer a range of Oracle-By-Example ("OBE") tutorials that provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for completing specific tasks. Installation: Provisioning a Single-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Installation (with Database 12.1.0.2) to Oracle Compute Cloud Service Provisioning a Multi-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Installation (with Database 12.1.0.2) to Oracle Compute Cloud Service Migration: Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1/12.2 (with Database 11.2.0.4/12.1.0.2) to Oracle Compute Cloud Service Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1/12.2 (with Database 11.2.0.4) to Oracle Database Cloud Service and Compute Cloud Service Development: Creating an Oracle E-Business Suite Development Environment in Oracle Compute Cloud Service Management: Managing Your Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Instances and Orchestrations Using Information Discovery: Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery 12.2 V6 on Oracle Compute Cloud Service Instances Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery 12.1 V6 on Oracle Compute Cloud Service Instances These OBEs are updated as needed, to reflect the latest software that's available in this continuously-evolving area. And last but not least, we are making available an increasing amount of training material from Oracle University, including watch-on-demand videos on specific topics. These can be found under the link in the References section. Reference Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

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Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter and Integration Cloud Service

[Guest author: Rekha Ayothi] I wish you all a very happy New Year! In my previous article, I gave an overview of Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter. In this article, I will focus on integrations using EBS Adapter. Usually, integrations include a source (or trigger) connection that sends a request or message to ICS, and a target (or invoke) connection to which ICS sends a request or message. For integration with SaaS on-premises applications using EBS Adapter in ICS, EBS can be a source, a target application, or both. When EBS Adapter is used as a target in an ICS integration, ICS is responsible for invoking the EBS service and passing the information from the source (or a previous step in the integration) to EBS. The following interface types are available for such integrations: PL/SQL APIs Concurrent Programs (currently available for EBS R12.1.3 only) When EBS Adapter is used as a source in an ICS integration, EBS is responsible for triggering the ICS integrations. The following interface types are available for such integrations: Business Events XML Gateway Outbound Messages Our tutorial about using EBS Adapter in ICS covers the use of EBS Adapter as a source and as a target. Related Articles Introducing Oracle Integration Cloud Service and EBS Adapter Video: Leverage Integration Cloud Service for EBS References Using Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter in Oracle Integrated Cloud Service Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (Note 2110687.1)

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Patching EBS on Oracle Cloud

When running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, the application tier always runs on Oracle's Compute Cloud Service (IaaS). As with on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments, you are responsible for applying Oracle E-Business Suite application patches.  You may manage the environment with your corporate staff or optionally work with Oracle Managed Cloud Services or an Oracle partner to administer (patch, clone, upgrade, etc.) your EBS environment. EBS Patching Utilities Oracle E-Business Suite includes patching utilities that are used to patch the application code. The same utilities are employed in patching both on-premises EBS environments, and EBS environments running in Oracle Cloud. The primary Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 patch application utility is adop (AD Online Patching). An example of using this command-line utility is shown here: For more information about adop usage and options, refer to the following book: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Maintenance Guide With Oracle  E-Business Suite Release 12.1, the patching utility is adpatch (AD Patch). For more information about adpatch, refer to the following book: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Maintenance Utilities For both Release 12.2 and 12.1, you may optionally use Application Management Suite to apply Oracle-delivered patches and custom patches to environments running on-premises and in Oracle Cloud. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Note 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud White Paper Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Using Application Management Suite for Patch Management in a Hybrid Cloud Environment Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Customizations on Oracle Cloud

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EBS on Oracle Cloud: New Year Update

Our EBS on Oracle Cloud automation has been enhanced with the new provisioning (installation) and migration features noted below, under the Oracle-By-Example tutorial (with link) that covers the relevant task.  Provisioning a Multi-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Installation to Oracle Compute Cloud Service Addition of support for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 Improved support for logical hostnames Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1/12.2 (with Database 11.2.0.4) to Oracle Database Cloud Service and Compute Cloud Service Addition of support for EBS databases up to 12 TB in size Automatic use of July 2016 PSU for target databases The following images on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace are required to support these updates: EBS Provisioning Tools Image (updated image) EBS 12.2.6 Application Tier Image (new image) EBS 12.2.6 Demo DB Tier 12.1.0.2 (new image) EBS 12.2.6 Fresh Install DB Tier 12.1.0.2 (new image) To learn more, see the references below, or visit the Oracle Learning Library to see the full list of tutorials. Happy New Year! References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Provisioning a Multi-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to Oracle Compute Cloud Service (Oracle Learning Library) Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1/12.2 (with Database 11.2.0.4) to Oracle Database Cloud Service and Compute Cloud Service (Oracle Learning Library) 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 Provisioning EBS in Oracle Compute Cloud EBS Lift and Shift Part 2: From On-Premises to DBCS and Oracle Compute Cloud

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Can I Test EBS on Oracle Cloud?

This month marks our six month anniversary for this blog.  Our aim has been to publish information that provides you with insight into the capabilities and options for running EBS on Oracle Cloud, and we will continue to do this. What Can You Do Now? It's easy to test EBS on Oracle Cloud.  All you need to do is create a trial Oracle Compute Cloud Service account. To apply for a 30-day free Compute trial: 1. Go to cloud.oracle.com and click the "Free Trial" button. 2. Once you receive a trial account, you will be able to provision an EBS 12.2.6 single-node demonstration instance. Licensing If you are an existing EBS customer, you do not need to purchase additional EBS licenses for your 30-day free Compute trial. If you are not an existing EBS customer, you simply need to accept a 30-day trial product license (per the terms of use agreement) when you download an EBS Marketplace image. Where Can You Learn More? Read Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Watch the the video Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud: Part 1 - Getting Started.  To access the recorded session, go to Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription, click EBS and Oracle Cloud Solutions,  then click EBS on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS). References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Note 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud White Paper Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Provisioning EBS in Oracle Compute Cloud

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Updated: Training Available for E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

[Guest Author: Robert Farrington] Many of our readers have requested training to accompany the multitude of topics that are discussed on this blog. The good news is that what you're looking for already exists - an Oracle University channel dedicated to Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud. Go to the Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription and click on "EBS and Oracle Cloud Solutions" to view the training available in two key areas: EBS on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) EBS Coexistence with SaaS Apps All the training is available free of charge, on demand. As of this writing (15 December), we have the following content available: Fifteen recordings in the EBS on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) area. For example, Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Technical Insight (under the Virtual Conference category). Eleven recordings in the EBS Coexistence with SaaS Apps area. For example, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle SaaS: HCM Practical Coexistence Scenarios (under the Virtual Conference category). We will be rolling out more training in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to this blog for further news. References Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

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Introducing Oracle Integration Cloud Service and EBS Adapter

[Guest Author: Rekha Ayothi] Oracle Integration Cloud Service Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) is a simple, lightweight integration platform in Oracle Cloud. It provides an intuitive, browser-based user interface for integration of SaaS and on-premises applications. Its technology and application adapters provide secure connectivity and simplified access to application integration end points. ICS enables you to rapidly build and use simple integrations in the cloud with just a few steps: Configure connections to application or service endpoint or technology component Create an integration using those connections Activate your integration Monitor integration executions at runtime Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter As part of ICS, Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter provides secure native connectivity to EBS 12.1.3 and later releases. It lets you create bidirectional integrations with EBS public integration interfaces, whether your EBS environment resides on-premises or in the cloud. With Oracle EBS Adapter in ICS, you can use REST-based Web services provided by Oracle Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS. You can browse and filter EBS public integration APIs from the EBS Adapter wizard in ICS. It supports Oracle-seeded APIs, as well as custom APIs of certain interface types. References Starting Integration Cloud Service Using the Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter in Oracle Integrated Cloud Service FAQ (Doc ID 2110687.1) Related Articles New Video: Leverage Integration Cloud Service for EBS

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Cloud Presentations at December 2016 UK Oracle User Group Meeting

Staff from Oracle E-Business Suite Development will be contributing to the APPS16 track of the UKOUG Conference & Exhibition 2016. The conference takes place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, England, and runs from Sunday 4th December to Wednesday 7th 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. A presentation that will be of particular interest to readers of this blog is: Running your Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What & How? (Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director, Applications Development) (Tue 6th Dec, 15:20) Also, there is a great opportunity to hear the latest news from the general manager of EBS: Community Keynote: Oracle E-Business Suite: Update, Strategy & Roadmap (Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Applications Development) (Mon 5th Dec, 13.10) In addition, key Oracle staff will provide extensive coverage of other EBS topics, including Financials and Human Capital Management sessions such as: Managing your Revenue to IFRS 15 / ASC 606 Standards (Helle Hennings, Senior Product Strategy Director) (Mon 5th Dec, 08:50) Oracle E-Business Suite Human Capital Management: Strategy and Roadmap (Stephen Hughes, Application Architect Director) (Mon 5th Dec, 11:25) Oracle E-Business Suite Financials: Strategy and Roadmap (Helle Hennings, Senior Product Strategy Director) (Tue 6th Dec, 14:05) And last but not least, don't miss the chance to hear about enhancements to the EBS Release 12.2 online patching feature from one of its architects: Online Patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Applications Development) (Mon 5th Dec, 15:10) You'll also be well placed to attend the TECH16 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, you can register your interest by adding a comment to this article, or just ask us when you arrive. We look forward to seeing you at APPS16! Related Articles Training Available for EBS on Oracle Cloud Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud References Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription

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Scale Up and Scale Out Your EBS R12.2 Application Tier in Oracle Cloud

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 is built upon a logical three-tier architecture. The flexibility of the EBS architecture enables to meet your performance, scalability and high availability requirements by adding nodes and/or services to your environment, whether on-premises or on Oracle Cloud. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Application Technology Stack Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 introduced Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) as part of the application tier technology stack, deploying a dedicated WLS domain with associated clusters of managed servers that include: oacore - provides core functionality in EBS application tier Java code, including OAF based functionality for EBS products oafm - supports web services, Secure Search and Oracle Transport Agent forms - provides Oracle forms functionality EBS 12.2 WLS Scale Up       Scale up for R12.2 WLS means adding managed servers to existing clusters on an existing EBS node       You can scale up your R12.2 WLS managed servers in Oracle Compute Cloud Service (hereafter referred to as Compute) as you do on-premises today by following our documentation available here: Section 4.4.1, "Adding a New Managed Server", of Managing Configuration of Oracle HTTP Server and Web Application Services in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1905593.1) EBS 12.2 WLS Scale Out Scale out for R12.2 WLS means adding managed servers to a new EBS node across existing WLS clusters. Note:  Scale out for R12.2 WLS assumes that you are adding the services to an additional node in your environment.  This node is not one that is currently configured to run EBS application tier services. Scale Out EBS Application Tier Nodes and Services When running EBS 12.2 in Oracle Cloud, several different scenarios exist for scaling out R12.2 by adding nodes and services: Use Case 1 - The EBS R12.2 provisioning tool provides automation for scaling out your EBS application tier nodes and serivces.  In this case, a new node and the EBS services are added by the automation process performed by the Provisioning VM. For more information, refer to the following Oracle By Example tutorial: Provisioning a New Multi-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Installation in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service Use Case 2 - The EBS R12.2 lift and shift process from on-premises to Compute plus Oracle Database Cloud Service provides automation for scaling out your application tier nodes and services. In this case, a new node and the EBS services are added by the automation process performed by the Provisioning VM. For more information, refer to the following Oracle By Example tutorial: Migrating an Existing Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to the Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Compute Cloud Service Note:  For Use Cases 1 and 2, Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) is automatically deployed as the load balancer for the multi-node application tier. Use Case 3 - The EBS R12.2 lift and shift process to Compute-only (i.e. where the application and database tiers are both located on Compute) allows you to scale out an environment performing steps similar to the ones that you execute on-premises. An overview of the steps is as follows: Create an Oracle Compute Cloud Service Instance using the Oracle E-Business Suite OS only image for the new EBS application tier node and OTD node Install and configure OTD as the load balancer Configure the EBS Node For more information, refer to the following: References Related Articles Oracle Traffic Director 12c Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 (Note 2130592.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Note 2066260.1) Provisioning EBS in Oracle Compute Cloud EBS Lift and Shift Part 1:  From On-Premises to Oracle Compute Cloud EBS Lift and Shift Part 2: From On-Premises to DBCS and Oracle Compute Cloud Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

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Licensing EBS on Oracle Cloud

[Guest Authors: Terri Noyes and Robert Farrington]   This article describes how you license Oracle E-Business Suite to run in Oracle Cloud.  The licensing terms depend on your deployment choice, so let's start by revisiting EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud. Deployment Options Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud requires, at minimum, a subscription to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service (Compute), part of Oracle's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), to provide the resources you need. You can then choose to run EBS on a single node (left-hand figure below) or multiple nodes (middle figure below).  In these two scenarios, your application and database tiers both run on IaaS.   An alternative is to run your EBS database on Oracle's Database Cloud Service (DBCS) or Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service (Exadata CS), by subscribing to whichever of these best meets your needs. This is shown in the right-hand figure below.     Single node on Compute   Multiple nodes on Compute     Multiple nodes on Compute + Database Cloud Service (DBCS or Exadata CS) Provides an all-in-one option Suitable for demonstration, sandbox, and training environments Faciliates exploration of new functionality Supports scale-out of application tier Suitable for development, testing, or production environments Supports full-scale deployment Supports scale-out of application and database tiers Leverages DBCS or Exadata CS to improve manageability and support Oracle RAC Stores your data in Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS or Exadata CS) Licensing Models Oracle E-Business Suite is licensed by user per product or module, and EBS licenses are required for production use only (whether in the cloud or on-premises).  Oracle E-Business Suite comes with restricted-use Database Enterprise Edition (DB EE) and Application Server Enterprise Edition (AS EE) licenses.  Full licenses for DB EE and AS EE are required to run EBS with customizations. Oracle Compute Cloud Service follows the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) licensing model.  This means that if you choose to run EBS on Compute only (as seen in the left-hand and middle figures above), you can use your existing EBS, Database and Application Server licenses. If you choose to run your EBS database on DBCS or on Exadata CS (as shown in the right-hand figure above), you subscribe to the database service separately. When the EBS database runs on DBCS, EBS today requires either the DBCS Enterprise Edition - High Performance option or DBCS Enterprise Edition - Extreme Performance option. On-premises database licenses cannot be exchanged for DBCS and Exadata CS licenses, but you may contact your sales representative for information about available discounts. The following table summarizes licensing information for the three main categories of EBS components (EBS, FMW and Database), based on the following available deployment options: on-premises, IaaS only, IaaS + DBCS, or IaaS + ExaCS. It also distinguishes between a lift and shift migration, and a new cloud implementation.   EBS Licensing FMW Licensing Database Licensing On-Premises All deployment options Purchase licenses for EBS products used in production. Licenses not required for non-production environments. FMW runtime licenses included with EBS licenses. Purchase full use licenses if customized mid-tier components (Forms, Reports, Java). Database runtime licenses included with EBS licenses. Purchase full use licenses if customizing database (code, schema, tables, etc). Oracle Cloud (Lift and Shift Migration) Application Tier + Database Tier on IaaS EBS licenses transferable from on-premises. Licenses not required for non-production environments. FMW licenses transferable from on-premises. Database licenses transferable from on-premises. Application Tier on IaaS + Database Tier on DBCS Subscribe to DBCS EE-HP or DBCS EE-EP. May be eligible for discount. Application Tier on IaaS + Database Tier on Exadata CS Subscribe to Exadata CS. May be eligible for discount. Oracle Cloud (New Implementation) Application Tier + Database Tier on IaaS Purchase licenses for EBS products used in production. Licenses not required for non-production environments. FMW runtime licenses included with EBS licenses. Purchase full use licenses if customizing application tier components (Forms, Reports, Java). Database runtime licenses included with EBS licenses.  Purchase full use licenses if customizing database (code, schema, tables, etc). Application Tier on IaaS + Database Tier on DBCS Subscribe to DB EE-HP or DB EE-EP. Application Tier on IaaS + Database Tier on Exadata CS Subscribe to Exadata CS. References Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Oracle Database Cloud Services Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Related Articles EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

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Using Application Management Suite for Patch Management in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

[Guest Author: Angelo Rosado]   Oracle Application Management Suite provides automated patch management both for patches delivered by Oracle and for custom patches. You can patch Oracle E-Business Suite environments on Oracle Cloud or on-premises, and promote patches seamlessly across multiple Oracle E-Business Suite environments. You can also deploy patches using Oracle Enterprise Command Line Interface (EMCLI), which allows you to extend patch management with custom deployment procedures.   Automated patch management simplifies the online patching process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, by enabling you to complete all phases of online patching through a UI-driven interview process rather than from the command line. You can also view worker logs directly from the user interface.   The patch management capabilities of Oracle Application Management Suite provide patch recommendations for Oracle E-Business Suite, including the database tier and application tier technology such as Oracle WebLogic Server. These recommendations eliminate the need for additional research, by showing only patches that are recommended but that have not been applied to your environments.    The following screenshots show examples of patch recommendations for each layer of the technology stack.   Patches recommended for Oracle E-Business Suite   Patches recommended for Oracle Database   Patches Recommended for Oracle Applications Tier Technology Patches Recommended for Oracle WebLogic Server Patches Recommended for Oracle Fusion Middleware Webtier Patches Recommended for Oracle Fusion Middleware Common Other patch management features of Application Management Suite include the ability to download patches from My Oracle Support, check for pre-requisite patches, merge patches, and support NLS patches. You can also define patch promotion policies to enforce testing and controls used for the promotion of patches across test, development, and production environments.  References  Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 13.1.1.1.0 (Doc ID 2045552.1) Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite Data Sheet  Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Guide, Release 13.1.1.1.0 Related Articles Application Management Suite Architecture for Hybrid Cloud Management Using EBS Development Tools in Oracle Compute Cloud Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today

[Guest Author: Angelo Rosado]   Oracle Application Management Suite provides automated patch management both for patches delivered by Oracle and for custom patches. You can patch Oracle E-Business Suite...

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New White Paper: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Are you interested in learning more about Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?  A good place to start is with my colleague Nadia Bendjedou's recently published white paper: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (PDF) The white paper provides you insight into Oracle's Cloud strategy and how this may fit into your company's cloud roadmap.  It is a must-read if you are interested in understanding current options for deploying Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud. It provides a consolidated place for you to review many of the topics that we have recently covered on this blog. The following is a list of topics in the white paper. For related blog articles, follow the links provided: Oracle’s Cloud Strategy: Value Proposition for Oracle E-Business Suite Customers  Infrastructure as a Service Overview Platform as a Service Overview Oracle Cloud Machine (OCM) Overview Oracle Managed Cloud Services Overview What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? Why Run Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? Support Growth Enable Business Agility Lower Costs and Lower Risk Scenarios for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Deployment Choices for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Single Node on Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) Multiple Nodes on Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) Compute Cloud Service + Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS) Offerings Available Today Quick Provisioning Lift and Shift Development Tools Hybrid Environment Management Oracle E-Business Suite Use Cases Value Proposition for Customers on Release 12.2 Value Proposition for Customers on Release 12.1.3 Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud References  Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud White Paper Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Note 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Channel Related Articles What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? Business Reasons to Deploy EBS on Oracle Cloud EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Offerings Available Today Provisioning EBS in Oracle Compute Cloud EBS Lift and Shift Part 1:  From On-Premises to Oracle Compute Cloud EBS Lift and Shift Part 2: From On-Premises to DBCS and Oracle Compute Cloud Using EBS Development Tools in Oracle Compute Cloud Value Propositions for Running EBS 12.2 and 12.1 on Oracle Cloud Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

Are you interested in learning more about Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?  A good place to start is with my colleague Nadia Bendjedou's recently published white paper: Oracle E-Business Suite...

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E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Regional Seminars

Do you want to learn how running Oracle E-Business Suite and other Oracle applications (such as PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel) on Oracle Cloud fits into your company's strategy? Join us at a free, half-day regional workshop where Oracle Cloud experts will explain how we can help you move to the enterprise cloud that is right for you.  Learn how Oracle Cloud helps organizations drive innovation and business transformation while maximizing the value of their Oracle investments by: Lowering Cost: Increase resource utilization, lower ongoing management costs. Increasing Agility: Scale up or down as business needs change, off-load daily systems management tasks. Maintaining Flexibility: Move back on-premise as needed, integrate with on-prem apps, tools and assets. Reducing Risk: Never run out of capacity, stay up to date, minimize security risks and meet compliance requirements. More information regarding the seminar series is available here: Shifting Workloads from On-Premises to the Cloud Seminar Series Click on the city below to register for the upcoming event: New York City, NY, October 18, 2016 Philadelphia, PA, October 20, 2016 Miami, FL, October 25, 2016 Reston, VA, October 27, 2016 Newport Beach, CA, November 9, 2016 Santa Monica, CA, November 15, 2016 Dallas, TX, December 6, 2016 Houston, TX, December 8, 2016 Boston, MA, December 13, 2016 References  Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Note 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Channel Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Whitepaper Related Articles What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? Business Reasons to Deploy EBS on Oracle Cloud EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Offerings Available Today Value Propositions for Running EBS 12.2 and 12.1 on Oracle Cloud Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

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EBS 12.2.6 Images Now Available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace

As a follow-on to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Announcement, we are pleased to inform you that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 images are now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. After you subscribe to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service,  you can follow the online tutorial Provisioning a Single-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Installation (with Database 12.1.0.2) to Oracle Compute Cloud Service to create an instance (virtual machine) containing the Release 12.2.6 database and application tiers from one of the available images: EBS 1226 Demo Install Image: This image contains demonstration data; you can use this to evaluate new functionality or train your users. EBS 1226 Fresh Install Image: This image contains an empty production database; you might use this as part of an Oracle E-Business Suite rollout to implement setups and organization-specific business flows.   If you do not have an Oracle Compute Cloud Subscription, you can get a 30-day trial subscription by visiting cloud.oracle.com and clicking on Free Trial:       For those familiar with the previous single-node provisioning process, you will be pleased to learn that Marketplace images are now available directly through the Create Instance Wizard in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service Dashboard, which simplifies the instance creation process. These changes are reflected in the online tutorial. Finally, keep monitoring this blog for news about the availability of automated multi-node provisioning for Release 12.2.6. This is part of our continuing strategy to reduce the number of manual steps needed to deploy EBS in the cloud. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Provisioning a Single-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to Oracle Compute Cloud Service (Oracle Learning Library) 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 Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

As a follow-on to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Announcement, we are pleased to inform you that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 images are now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. After you...

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Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Content Now Available

[Blog article updated  as Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Content Catalog is now accessible by anyone not just registered conference attendees] Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is now in the history books.  Our teams in Oracle E-Business Suite Strategy, Development and Product Management had a full week of sessions, demos and customer meetings.  For those of you that were able to join us in person, thank you for attending and for your feedback and questions.  We learned a lot from you and we hope that you learned a lot from us.   Whether you would like to review sessions you attended at Oracle OpenWorld or missed attending a session or the conference but are eager to learn more, the following resources are available to you: 1. Download presentations delivered at Oracle OpenWorld   We've uploaded the Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud presentations for your convenience.  Simply click HERE to access the following presentations: CON1420 - Running your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What and How CON6723 - Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud: Technical Insight CON6701 - Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite for On-Premises Cloud and Oracle Cloud CON6702 - Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control for Managing Oracle E-Business Suite CON6705 - Advanced Architectures for Oracle E-Business Suite CON6708 - Migrating and Managing Customizations for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 CON6724 - Leverage Oracle Integration Cloud Service for Oracle E-Business Suite CON6673 - Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery: Your Journey to the Cloud In addition, you can access all session presentations by going to the Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Content Catalog.  You can search the catalog by session ID, session title, speaker name or keyword. Note:  A full listing or Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud sessions is available in the Focus On Document (FOD) or our recently published blog article.  Once you find a session of interest, you can download the presentation by clicking the "Download Presentation" link. Note: Many speakers are in the process of uploading their presentations.  Check back later if you don't find a download link. 2. Watch recorded sessions on Oracle Learning Streams (Oracle University) Recordings of the EBS on Oracle Cloud sessions presented at Oracle OpenWorld will be made available soon. Please take advantage of this opportunity to consume the latest information at your convenience. Check out the Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud channel to watch the latest recordings from Oracle OpenWorld 2016, or play back previously recorded content. Watch recordings from other Oracle E-Business Suite Product Development and Applications Technology teams available on the Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream. 3. Read the latest collateral about EBS on Oracle Cloud published just prior to the conference Read the recently-published Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Whitepaper. The content will help you understand deployment options for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. It’s a good place for you to understand how you might incorporate migrating to Oracle Cloud into your roadmap. 4. Check out the Oracle E-Business Suite: Applications Technology Facebook group Here you will find a collection of pictures from the Oracle OpenWorld 2016 event. This is a fun way for you to connect with others that attended the conference. If you have follow-up questions from the event, please feel free to post to this article or send us an email. Thanks again for a great Oracle OpenWorld 2016.  Related Articles EBS on Oracle Cloud at OpenWorld 2016     

[Blog article updated  as Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Content Catalog is now accessible by anyone not just registered conference attendees] Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is now in the history books.  Our teams in...

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EBS on Oracle Cloud at OpenWorld 2016

It's that time of year again, and we are getting ready for Oracle OpenWorld. The conference is being held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco from September 18-22. As a result, this blog will be in hiatus for a couple of weeks.  After the conference is over, we will pick up where we left off. There are many opportunities to learn about Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud at this year's conference, in the form of presentations, a customer panel, and a meet the experts session. Here are some of the highlights:   Decision makers will not want to miss Strategy Sr. Director Nadia Bendjedou's Running your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What and How [CON1420]. For a technical audience, Development VP Veshaal Singh's Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud: Technical Insight [CON6723] provides a behind the scenes look at EBS on Cloud. Product Manager Elke Phelps covers the EBS on Cloud architecture in Advanced Architectures for Oracle E-Business Suite [CON6705]. Development Director Srikrishna Bandi gets into the mechanics of the provisioning and lift and shift processes in Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite for On-Premises Cloud and Oracle Cloud [CON6701]. Other sessions cover specialized topics such as Migrating and Managing Customizations, Hybrid Cloud Management, Information Discovery, and Using the Oracle Integration Cloud Service. We are also pleased to offer two interactive events that will be of interest to all attendees: An EBS on Cloud Meet the Experts session, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions directly of EBS and Cloud experts from different disciplines. An EBS on Cloud Customer and Partner Panel, where customers and partners who have engaged in significant projects share their insights and take your questions. See below for the full list of sessions. P.S. On a personal note, I'm unable to attend OOW myself this year, but hope you are able to take advantage of this great opportunity. Enjoy! Conference Sessions (For the latest session and schedule information, refer to Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud FOCUS ON.) CON6705 - Advanced Architectures for Oracle E-Business Suite Elke Phelps, Oracle Date and Time: Monday, Sep 19, 4:15 p.m. Room: Moscone West—3007 Attend this session to build on the three-tier logical Oracle E-Business Suite architecture to meet your business requirements for high availability, scalability, and performance. The topics include load balancing and clustering. Understand how to securely deploy Oracle E-Business Suite for internet access with a demilitarized zone. Apply the various topics covered in the session to assist you with planning a disaster recovery project for your environment. Learn about new tools that automate scale-out and other advanced architectures when deploying Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud. CON6701 - Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite for On-Premises Cloud and Oracle Cloud Srikrishna Bandi, Oracle Date and Time: Monday, Sep 19, 3:00 p.m. Room: Moscone West—3007 This Oracle Development session covers an overview of the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 architecture and configuration. It then dives into the latest updates for Oracle E-Business Suite installations and cloning. The session provides details on the latest automated features for provisioning a new Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 or 12.2 instance to Oracle Cloud. Learn how easy it is to lift and shift (migrate) your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite instance to Oracle Cloud. CON1420 - Running your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What and How Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle Date and Time: Tuesday, Sep 20, 4:00 p.m. Room: Moscone West—2024 Oracle E-Business Suite is a powerful, complete suite of applications that can deliver tremendous value to organizations around the world. That value can be greatly extended when coupling it with Oracle Cloud offerings delivered by Oracle Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The purpose of this session is to understand the value proposition, the solutions offered and the use cases for Oracle E-Business Suite customers to deploy their environments on Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS). CON6723 - Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud: Technical Insight Veshaal Singh, Vice-President, Product Development, Oracle Date and Time: Wednesday, Sep 21, 12:15 p.m. Room: Moscone West—2002 How can Oracle E-Business Suite running in Oracle Cloud help you? This session highlights how you move production or quickly deploy nonproduction Oracle E-Business Suite instances to assist with upgrades or other temporary projects. Use tools to provision new instances of Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud or migrate (lift and shift) your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Oracle Cloud using Oracle Cloud Marketplace and Oracle’s infrastructure-as-a-service offering. Optionally, you can leverage Oracle Database Cloud Service or Oracle Exadata Cloud Service to run your Oracle E-Business Suite database. You can also take advantage of additional tooling and run Oracle Real Application Clusters. CON6673 - Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery: Your Journey to the Cloud Muhannad Obeidat, Oracle Date and Time: Wednesday, Sep 21, 3:00 p.m. Room: Moscone West—3024 Learn how to take advantage of Oracle Compute Cloud (infrastructure as a service) to run Oracle E-Business Suite’s information discovery applications. This session takes you through the journey of how the applications were transformed to a cloud-enabled product and how to take advantage of that for your Oracle E-Business Suite implementation. CON6702 - Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control for Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Angelo Rosado, Oracle Date and Time: Wednesday, Sep 21, 4:15 p.m. Room: Moscone West—3024 Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite delivers capabilities to facilitate management of Oracle E-Business Suite environments running in the Oracle Cloud and on-premises using a single pane of glass. Learn about key new features provided in the latest release available with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c. Features covered include deploying patches and customization across all environments, comparing configurations between instances, provisioning a new instance to the Oracle Cloud, migrating an existing instance to the cloud, enforcing compliance standards, and automated cloning. CON6724 - Leverage Oracle Integration Cloud Service for Oracle E-Business Suite Rekha Ayothi, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Date and Time: Wednesday, Sep 21, 4:15 p.m. Room: Moscone West—3022 Oracle Integration Cloud Service is a platform-as-a-service solution from Oracle Cloud that is designed for citizen developers to quickly build integration solutions between cloud-to-cloud or hybrid systems. Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter for Oracle Integration Cloud Service provides an elevated user experience while designing integration between Oracle E-Business Suite and other cloud or on-premises applications. The powerful tool enables you to leverage both inbound and outbound integration capabilities by leveraging the rich API repository of Oracle E-Business Suite. In this session, learn how to implement integration solutions quickly and easily using Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter for Oracle Integration Cloud Service. CON6708 - Migrating and Managing Customizations for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Santiago Bastidas, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Date and Time: Thursday, Sep 22, 1:15 p.m. Room: Moscone West—2004 Have you created custom schemas? Have you personalized or extended your Oracle E-Business Suite environment? Attend this Oracle Development session to learn about selecting the best upgrade approach for existing customizations. This session helps you understand the new customization standards required by the Edition-Based Redefinition feature of Oracle Database to be compliant with the Online Patching feature of Oracle E-Business Suite. You will learn about customization use cases, tools, and technologies you can use to ensure that all your customizations are preserved during and after the upgrade. You will also hear about reports you can run before the upgrade to detect and fix your customizations to make them compliant with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. Panel Session CON6744 - Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud: Customer and Partner Panel Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle John Felix, Senior Architect, GE Chandan Ghosh, Engineer -IT, McGraw Hill Education Date and Time: Wednesday, Sep 21, 11:00 a.m. Room: Moscone West—3024 Oracle E-Business Suite is now available in Oracle’s infrastructure as a service, and options for running Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud continue to expand. In this session, an esteemed panel of customers and partners share their experiences as earlier adopters of Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud solutions. Hear about the drivers that caused them to choose to run their test, development, or production instances in Oracle Cloud, and learn about their cloud topologies, deployment methods, and lessons learned. The session includes a Q&A period in which the panel will field questions from the audience. Meet the Experts Session MTE7755 - Meet the Experts: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS) Date and Time: Wednesday, Sep 21, 1:30 p.m. Room:  Moscone West—3001A Experts:  Souji Madhurapantula, Principle Product Manager, Oracle Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Oracle Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle Noby Joseph, Architect ATG Development, Oracle Santiago Bastidas, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Robert Greene, Director, Product Management, Oracle Srini Chavali, Oracle Veshaal Singh, Vice-President, Product Development, Oracle Elke Phelps, Oracle Udayan Parvate, Oracle Angelo Rosado, Oracle Do not miss this opportunity to meet with Oracle E-Business Suite experts who can help you in planning your migration to Oracle Cloud, in particular Oracle infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Oracle platform as a service (PaaS). This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts are available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions. HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session HOL7586 - Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery: Taking Advantage of the Cloud  Ahmed Ali, Senior Director, Development, Oracle Muhannad Obeidat, Oracle Date and Time: Wednesday, Sep 21, 9:45 a.m. Room: Hotel Nikko—Carmel (3rd Floor) Learn how to set up Oracle E-Business Suite's information discovery modules on Oracle Compute Cloud and how to take advantage of the functionality. This session covers cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premises integration. Demos Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS) Location: TBD Learn about the automation and tools that will assist you with migrating, deploying, and managing Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS). This demo covers lift and shift for migrating your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite instances to Oracle Compute Cloud, Oracle Database Cloud Service, and Oracle Exadata Cloud Service. Learn how to provision new Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 instances in Oracle Cloud, how to use the Oracle Development provisioning VM for developing customizations, and how to use Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite for hybrid management of on-premises and cloud Oracle E-Business Suite deployments.

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Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Customizations on Oracle Cloud

[Guest Author: Angelo Rosado]  As an Oracle E-Business Suite customer, you can develop customizations and extend the functionality of Oracle E-Business Suite using development tools such as JDeveloper, Forms, and Reports on the Oracle Compute Cloud Service.  To learn more about deploying and using development tools to customize Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud, see Using EBS Development Tools in Oracle Compute Cloud.  Once you have extended and then tested your business process flows on Oracle Cloud, you can move these customizations to on-premises QA or production environments. Oracle Application Management Suite delivers the automation to manage and promote customizations from Oracle Cloud to on-premises and vice versa. You can leverage the following customization manager capabilities of Application Management Suite: Discover your inventory of customizations and report them by object type or by E-Business Suite module. Integrate with third-party source control systems on premises to check out source code. Validate and register custom objects. Ensure that your custom code adheres to Oracle standards and your internal standards. Run Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Readiness reports to ensure that your customizations are compatible with online patching standards. Build custom packages and deploy and promote customizations across environments.  Promote Oracle patches and custom patches in a predefined sequence using patch promotion policies.  Here is an example of a patch promotion policy with pre-production environments on Oracle Cloud and production environments on premises: This screenshot shows the promotion status of patches across multiple EBS environments: References  Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 13.1.1.1.0 (Doc ID 2045552.1) Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite Data Sheet  Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Guide, Release 13.1.1.1.0 Related Articles Application Management Suite Architecture for Hybrid Cloud Management Using EBS Development Tools in Oracle Compute Cloud Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today  

[Guest Author: Angelo Rosado]  As an Oracle E-Business Suite customer, you can develop customizations and extend the functionality of Oracle E-Business Suite using development tools such as JDeveloper,...

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Leveraging Application Management Suite to Compare EBS Configurations in Oracle Cloud

[Guest Author: Vasu Rao]  Oracle Application Management Suite provides central configuration management capabilities that you can leverage to compare the configurations of your on-premises and cloud-based E-Business Suite environments. With these capabilities, you can:   Compare configurations between Oracle Cloud environments and on-premises environments. Ensure standardization of configurations across E-Business Suite environments. Troubleshoot issues that might be the result of a mismatch between configurations.  Schedule configuration comparisons to detect and notify you of configuration drifts. Compare run edition configuration changes with patch edition configuration changes for E-Business Suite Release 12.2 to ensure that integrity is maintained during patching or manual configuration changes. Compare technology components and versions, patches, customizations, printer setups, key profile options, and a host of other configurations.  Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite collects EBS technology stack configuration information at regular intervals and inserts this information into the Oracle Enterprise Manager Management Repository. Oracle Enterprise Manager acts as a central repository of all configuration information, which enables comparison of environments on premises and on Oracle Cloud. You can compare your configurations using time-based configuration snapshots, or you can schedule configuration comparisons between multiple Oracle E-Business Suite instances. You control the information-collection frequency, which is set to every 24 hours by default. Oracle Application Management Suite includes a set of comparison templates that allow you to selectively compare certain configurations, as shown in the image below. Sample Comparison of Key Site-Level Profile Options References  Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 13.1.1.1.0 (Doc ID 2045552.1) Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite Data Sheet Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Guide, Release 13.1.1.1.0 Related Articles Hybrid Cloud Management Using Application Management Suite Application Management Suite Architecture for Hybrid Cloud Management Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today    

[Guest Author: Vasu Rao]  Oracle Application Management Suite provides central configuration management capabilities that you can leverage to compare the configurations of your on-premises and...

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Deploying Mobile Apps with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Overview Oracle provides a family of Oracle E-Business Suite mobile applications that enable users to perform needed tasks or actions on EBS from their Apple and Android smartphones. Examples include handling approval requests through the mobile app for approvals, or performing time entry on the mobile app for timecards. For the full list of available applications, refer to the Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps, Release 12.1 and 12.2 Documentation Index.  The process of implementing Oracle E-Business Suite mobile applications is the same whether EBS is running in Oracle Cloud or on-premises. This article starts by describing the key implementation steps, and goes on to discuss the options for connecting the mobile applications to EBS. Mobile Apps Implementation Steps The high-level steps for implementing mobile apps for Oracle E-Business Suite are as follows: Apply prerequisite patches on the Oracle E-Business Suite server. Configure the mobile apps on the Oracle E-Business Suite server. Set up mobile app access to responsibilities. Perform any device-specific setup steps: integrating with contacts, maps, barcode scanner, etc. Complete any additional steps specific to the mobile app. Advise users how to obtain and set up the app. To learn more about setup and architecture of the mobile applications, refer to the Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps Administrator's Guide. Connectivity Options The following connectivity options are available with EBS mobile apps: Oracle E-Business Suite is deployed on-premises or on Oracle Cloud, with access to the instance through VPN. This means that the mobile apps can connect only after the mobile device is connected to the network using VPN. Oracle E-Business Suite is deployed on-premises or on Oracle Cloud, but the instance is exposed to the Internet using a DMZ. Oracle E-Business Suite is deployed on Oracle Cloud, and the instance is directly accessible from the Internet. This configuration may be appropriate for development purposes only. These options are illustrated below. Summary Users can download these EBS mobile apps from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. EBS smartphone apps are included in the license for the base product,  with the mobile services configured on the Oracle E-Business Suite server. To find Oracle E-Business Suite mobile apps, search for the keywords "Oracle America EBS" in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Oracle E-Business Suite mobile apps are compatible with both Release 12.2 (12.2.3 and higher) and Release 12.1.3. Additional Resources For more information on Oracle E-Business Suite mobile apps, refer to the following documentation. Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps, Release 12.1 and 12.2 Documentation Index - For a list of available Oracle E-Business Suite mobile apps. Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Foundation Release Notes Release 12.1 or Release 12.2 of Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Foundation Developer's Guide - Instructions for developing enterprise-distributed apps and custom apps for Oracle E-Business Suite. Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?    

Overview Oracle provides a family of Oracle E-Business Suite mobile applications that enable users to perform needed tasks or actions on EBS from their Apple and Android smartphones. Examples...

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EBS and Information Discovery: A Match Made in Cloud

[Guest Author: Muhannad Obeidat] This article describes the business advantages of deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery 12.1 V6 or 12.2 V6 in Oracle Compute Cloud, and outlines the principal steps involved. Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery brings enterprise data discovery platform to your EBS environment. It changes the user experience to that of engagement and interactivity. Ever since the debut of V1 of the EBS Information Discovery suite of products, customers and partners have been embracing the new functionality across all the EBS pillars where it is available. Real innovation means improving the customer experience, and customer adoption of this innovative capability has been a testament to the success EBS Information Discovery has achieved. Benefits of Deploying Information Discovery on Oracle Cloud As the footprint of customer deployments expands and the complexity of their implementation increases, the support for running Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery on the Cloud is the latest step in the continuous effort to innovate and stay on the technological cutting edge. Having EBS Information Discovery 12.2 and 12.1.3 running on the Cloud improves operational efficiency, significantly reduces implementation time, and helps you focus on the areas that are more central to your business. Cloud support includes the ability to: Provision a new Information Discovery instance on Compute Cloud Integrate with your cloud-based EBS environment You can take advantage of these capabilities whether you are creating a limited scope proof-of-concept, setting up a development or test environment, or running a production environment. Provisioning EBS Information Discovery 12.1 and 12.2 on Oracle Compute Cloud You can rapidly provision an Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery image designed to match your EBS release. Images are hosted publicly on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. This example shows EBS 12.1 and 12.2 Information Discovery V6 images:  To obtain the desired image from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, drill down into image details page and click on Get App. That will transfer the image to your Oracle Compute Cloud account storage, and allow you to instantiate a Compute Cloud instance running EBS Information Discovery. The diagram below outlines how an administrator configures the newly created Information Discovery instance in Oracle Compute Cloud, and integrates it with an existing Compute Cloud EBS instance. The whole process is designed to be as simple and straightforward as possible. References Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2100821.1) Creating a New Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery 12.2 V6 Installation in Oracle Cloud Creating a New Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery 12.1 V6 Installation in Oracle Cloud Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

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Value Propositions for Running EBS 12.2 and 12.1 on Oracle Cloud

This article will present a diverse selection of business and technical reasons why now is the right time for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and 12.1.3 customers to take advantage of Oracle Cloud. To give some context for the use cases we are going to discuss, let's start by taking a look at the current Oracle E-Business Suite releases and their associated support timelines: Oracle E-Business Suite Support Timelines (July 2016) Based on the Oracle Support Policy (Oracle Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Applications), the most common use cases for Oracle E-Business Suite can be identified as: Use Case 1: Customers on Release 12.2 Use Case 2: Customers on Release 12.1.3 We'll look at each of these two cases in turn. Value Proposition for Customers on Release 12.2 Release 12.2.5 is the most recent 12.2 update for 12.2, and was delivered in October 2015. However, most EBS customers currently on 12.2.x are running Release 12.2.4. So for these 12.2.4 customers, the drivers to move to Oracle Cloud include: Evaluate new features of 12.2.5 and other releases Upgrade to 12.2.5 on Oracle Cloud Optionally, migrate to Oracle Managed Cloud Service (OMCS) to run and maintain Release 12.2: Release 12.2 online patching offers high availability but requires new technical skills OMCS offer proven and efficient services for ongoing use of “online patching” Value Proposition for Customers on Release 12.1.3 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 was delivered in May 2009, and is still used by the majority of the overall customer base today. For these customers, migrating to Oracle Cloud provides the following immediate benefits: Scenario 1 - Release 12.1.3 customers planning to upgrade to EBS 12.2 Quick provisioning of Release 12.2.5 Discover the new features and products offered by 12.2 Lift and Shift their Release 12.1.3 environments (including customizations) to Oracle Cloud Test (in their own environment) the new features and products offered by Release 12.2 Leverage Oracle Cloud for upgrades from an earlier 12.2 release to a later one Use OMCS (Oracle Managed Cloud Services) offerings to eliminate the need to acquire 12.2 new technical skills such as online patching and Oracle Weblogic Server Scenario 2 - Release 12.1.3 customers not yet upgrading to 12.2 Some customers did not take advantage of all the new functionality when they upgraded to Release 12.1.3, so are running 12.1.3 today as they used to run 11.5.10. Migrating to Oracle Cloud allows customers to discover and test Release 12.1.3 features and products on their own EBS test instances. Customers will be able to automatically migrate (lift and shift) their EBS environment to Oracle Cloud, and then test new features and products Other benefits include greater ease in accommodating: Growth - by easily expanding to new businesses, new regions, new countries, or bringing in new acquired company into the EBS system. Expansion of the EBS footprint - for more automation or retirement of old customizations. Finally, for Release 12.2 or 12.1.3 customers, running in Oracle Cloud can benefit their operations now, as highlighted in the previous article Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today. References Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

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Application Management Suite Architecture For Hybrid Cloud Management

[Guest Authors: Vasu Rao, Angelo Rosado] In a previous article, Hybrid Cloud Management Using Application Management Suite, we described how you can use Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite (AMS) to manage and monitor your cloud and on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments from a single central console. AMS components are installed in an on-premises environment. To allow AMS to discover and manage Oracle E-Business Suite targets hosted on Oracle Cloud, you must first configure the associated Enterprise Manager (EM) agent as a hybrid cloud gateway, and then deploy a hybrid cloud agent on each Oracle Compute Cloud instance where EBS is deployed. An SSH communication channel is required for the on-premises OMS (Oracle Management Service) to communicate with the hybrid cloud agents. The following diagram shows an example architecture for a hybrid cloud deployment. To utilize the latest hybrid cloud management functionality, you need Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Release 13c and Application Management Suite 13.1.1.1.0. For detailed setup instructions, refer to  Section 17, Enabling Hybrid Cloud Management, in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide. References  Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 13.1.1.1.0 (Doc ID 2045552.1) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite Data Sheet Related Articles Hybrid Cloud Management Using Application Management Suite

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Using EBS Development Tools in Oracle Compute Cloud

Recent articles in this blog have talked about provisioning, lift and shift, and hybrid management for Oracle E-Business Suite environments in Oracle Cloud. This article will build on these basics to describe how these EBS environments can be customized to meet the requirements of your business. There are two main alternatives for customizing or extending the EBS user interface: Oracle Application Framework (OA Framework) and Oracle Forms. OA Framework is the preferred technology, and continues to be refined and enhanced. We therefore recommend you develop all new customizations in OA Framework. Oracle Forms is still available, and intended primarily for maintenance of existing forms. The Oracle E-Business Suite Tools image, available from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, can be used to provision an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1.3 development environment in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service. This environment is then available for creating and managing customizations. The development environment contains an Oracle JDeveloper installation that includes Release 12.2 and 12.1 OA Framework libraries. The Creating an Oracle E-Business Suite Development Environment in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service tutorial provides step-by-step instructions to: Provision the development environment Configure Oracle JDeveloper to work with an existing EBS cloud environment Configure the development environment to run Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports from the existing EBS cloud environment References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) OBE: Creating an Oracle E-Business Suite Development Environment in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today

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Hybrid Cloud Management Using Application Management Suite

[Guest Authors: Vasu Rao, Angelo Rosado] Hybrid cloud management refers to the process of managing all your cloud and on-premises environments from a central location. Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite (AMS) uses Enterprise Manager to provide a central console (single pane of glass) that you can use to manage and monitor your Oracle E-Business Suite environments. AMS includes tools to discover, manage and monitor your Oracle Cloud and on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments. You can also apply patches and deploy customizations, and subsequently promote patches and customizations across any combination of Oracle Cloud and on-premises instances. In addition, you can use AMS to compare Oracle Cloud and on-premises EBS configurations, and then (if desired) implement standardizations and enforce compliance. For in-depth management of your hybrid cloud environments, Application Management Suite allows you to: Enable your choice of predefined EBS-specific monitoring metrics Set thresholds and alerts for concurrent program activity Manage and monitor compliance standards within and across environments Compare technical configurations across environments Package, deploy and migrate customizations to and from Oracle Cloud Apply recommended patches for EBS and its technology stack Set policies to automate patch deployment and promotion To begin, you will need to obtain Application Management Suite if you do not already have a license. You’ll then be ready to follow the Getting Started guide at the top of the References section below. References Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 13.1.1.1.0 (Doc ID 2045552.1) Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite Data Sheet Benefits of Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite Effective System Management Using Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today

[Guest Authors: Vasu Rao, Angelo Rosado] Hybrid cloud management refers to the process of managing all your cloud and on-premises environments from a central location. Application Management Suite for...

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Business Reasons to Deploy EBS on Oracle Cloud

There are a number of reasons why deploying your new or existing Oracle E-Business Suite system on Oracle Cloud can bring significant and measurable business benefit. They include an improved capability to: Discover new EBS features and products Upgrade to the latest EBS release Support business process change Carry out routine maintenance Support additional users or departments Roll out to new regions Retire outdated infrastructure All these scenarios are drivers for new projects, so will typically require new development, testing and training instances as a minimum. And even if production capacity is still adequate initially, it will probably need scaling up as well at some point. So a cloud subscription plan with a surge capacity can be a highly cost-effective choice, enabling resources to be both tailored to your existing workload and also accommodate your growth requirements. Fundamentally, cloud deployment enables you to lower costs and accelerate development, testing, and training. The business does not need to maintain its own hardware and infrastructure, and has the latest products and features available instantly. As Oracle CEO Mark Hurd says in a interview with Silicon Angle’s John Furrier, although 2025 (when all dev-test will be in the cloud) seems a long way off, the shift is under way. “You’re going to see a lot of dev-test move quickly”, he adds. For many organizations, shifting their development, test and training environments to the cloud is a sensible starting point in embracing the benefits of cloud computing. The logical next step after that is to shift the rest of the Oracle E-Business workload – most significantly, production systems – to the cloud.   Oracle E-Business Suite is ready to support you migrating production systems to Oracle Cloud today. References Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?  

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Getting Support for EBS on Oracle Cloud

[Contributor: Robert Farrington] Identify Problem Category If you need support for an issue with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, it's essential to start by identifying the right problem category. We'll look at each of the four main categories in turn. Category 1 - Marketplace Issues One of the first tasks in any provisioning exercise is to copy an image from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace into your Oracle Compute Cloud Service account. This process is called "Get App", and if it fails (whether due to improper credentials, inadequate resources, or another reason) you may see an error like: We can't complete the provisioning of your app because our system encountered an unexpected error. Try again later. If the problem continues, send an email to marketplace-help_us_grp@oracle.com. We'll do our best to help. In addition to emailing, you can call the support hotline or click on "Chat Now". See How do I get support if I have questions? for additional guidance on getting help for Marketplace issues. Category 2 - Provisioning Issues If you encounter an issue while following the steps in an Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle By Example tutorial, visit My Oracle Support and log a service request. In the Product field, choose "E-Business Suite on Cloud", and in the Operating System/Version field select: Linux > Linux x86-64 on Oracle Public Cloud > Oracle Linux 6 Here are some examples of issues you may encounter: You need clarification of a particular step The Create Instance process fails The EBSProvision.pl script fails The ebsclone.pl script fails If the issue turns out to be related to an underlying cloud service problem, the Oracle E-Business Suite team will collaborate with the relevant cloud service team to get it resolved. Category 3 - Oracle Product or Technology Issues If you encounter an Oracle E-Business Suite product or technology issue that might also have occurred with an on-premises installation, visit My Oracle Support and log a service request. Select the appropriate product for the product field, just like you would for on-premises: for example, "Oracle General Ledger", "Oracle Applications Technology Stack", or "Oracle Applications DBA". Please indicate you are running on Oracle Cloud by selecting Linux > Linux x86-64 on Oracle Public Cloud > Oracle Linux 6 in the Operating System/Version field. If the issue turns out to be related to the underlying cloud service, the Oracle E-Business Suite team will work with the relevant cloud service team to resolve it. Category 4 - Cloud Service Issues A cloud service issue is a failure, error, or unexpected behavior that occurs while you are: Interacting directly with the console for a service such as the Oracle Compute Cloud Service or Database Cloud Service Interacting with an instance at the OS (Linux) level (for example via SSH or the REST API) If you have a paid cloud service subscription, you can obtain help by logging a service request on the Oracle Cloud Support Portal. You can navigate there in either of the following two ways. Your first option is to choose Cloud Support on the My Oracle Support login screen: Alternatively, you can switch to Cloud Support after you have logged in to My Oracle Support: If you have a trial subscription and encounter a cloud service issue, you can get help using the "Chat" feature on the service console. Forums and Support Communities Forums and support communities are a less formal way to ask questions, seek guidance, and obtain help with issues. Key resources here include: Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - My Oracle Support Community E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Oracle Technology Network Forum Oracle Database Cloud Service Community - Oracle Technology Network Forum  References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

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EBS Lift and Shift Part 2: From On-Premises to DBCS and Oracle Compute Cloud

[Contributor: Santiago Bastidas] This article is a follow-on to EBS Lift and Shift Part 1: From On-Premises to Oracle Compute Cloud. In this second lift and shift scenario, you copy one or more application tiers to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, and install your database into the Database Cloud Service. The database can be either single-node or Oracle RAC. You start by creating a provisioning instance in the Oracle Compute Cloud using the EBS Provisioning Image from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. This provisioning instance will act as a launchpad for the cloud provisioning process. You then create a stage area in the Oracle Compute Cloud and attach it to the provisioning instance. Next, you create two on-premises stage areas, the first to hold a copy of your application tier files and the second to hold a database backup. You are now ready to start the lift and shift operation, which (in contrast to the method used in EBS Lift and Shift Part 1: From On-Premises to Oracle Compute Cloud) uses two utilities, a cloning utility and a provisioning utility. First, you invoke the cloning utility, which will: Copy your application tier files to the corresponding local stage area Create an RMAN backup of your database tier in the corresponding local stage area Copy the contents of the on-premises stage areas to the cloud stage area Second, you run the provisioning utility, which will: Restore your RMAN database backup into the Database Cloud Service instance (or instances in the case of an Oracle RAC database) Create your desired application tier topology, with one or more application tiers and (if more than one) either a shared or non-shared file system Whichever application tier topology you deploy, be aware that: The Oracle Traffic Director load balancer will always be installed in readiness to balance the load between multiple application tiers You can scale out by running the provisioning utility to add nodes at any time We are continually working to refine and further automate our processes, so stay tuned to this blog for further announcements. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) OBE: Migrating an Existing Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service OBE: Migrating an Existing Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to the Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Compute Cloud Service Related Articles EBS Lift and Shift Part 1: From On-Premises to Oracle Compute Cloud Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

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EBS Lift and Shift Part 1: From On-Premises to Oracle Compute Cloud

[Contributor: Santiago Bastidas] Lift and Shift is a common term in cloud industry nomenclature. While exact definitions vary, we use this term to mean copying (or cloning) an on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environment into Oracle Cloud. The cloud copy can be used for testing or development, and - when you are ready - as part of a permanent migration of your production environment to the cloud. At present, you can follow the tutorials and use the tools we provide to lift and shift either: A copy of your entire on-premises EBS environment to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) A copy of your application tier to IaaS and your database tier to the Database Cloud Service (DBCS) We'll look at what each of these scenarios offers. This article will cover the first scenario, and a subsequent article will cover the second. When you lift and shift your on-premises EBS environment to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you start by creating either one or two Oracle Compute Cloud Service instances (virtual machines) using the EBS OS-Only Image from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. These instances will be used to host your environment in the cloud. Whether you create one or two instances will depend on whether you want to co-locate the application tier and database tier in the same cloud instance or keep them separate. You then create temporary stage areas in the cloud and on-premises to hold backups of your on-premises database and your on-premises application tier respectively. These can be removed after the lift and shift process is complete. The next step is to launch a cloning utility that: Clones your on-premises database and primary application tiers to respective local stage areas Copies the contents of the local stage areas to the cloud stage areas Uses the contents of the cloud stage areas to configure your cloud EBS environment Your Oracle E-Business Suite instance is now ready to run in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service. Our next article will review how you can lift and shift EBS to the Database Cloud Service and Oracle Compute Cloud Service. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) OBE: Migrating an Existing Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service OBE: Migrating an Existing Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to the Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Compute Cloud Service Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

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Provisioning EBS in Oracle Compute Cloud

In the cloud world, the term provisioning refers to the allocation of cloud resources - including CPU, storage and networking - to meet a specific need. For Oracle E-Business Suite, it means the allocation of Oracle Compute Cloud Service resources to deploy a new Oracle E-Business Suite environment that can, for example, be used for: Demonstration purposes Evaluation of the latest product features Rapid rollout of a system Whatever the task of the new system, the key advantages of cloud deployment are the speed with which it can be created and the easy way it provides access to the latest Oracle E-Business Suite release (including technology patch levels). When preparing to provision, your first choice is to decide which of the following two options better meets your specific needs: A single-node environment, where both the application tier and the database tier reside in the same Compute instance. A multi-node environment, where one or more application tiers reside in one Compute instance, and are connected to a database that resides in another Compute instance. Provisioning a single-node Oracle E-Business Suite environment is a straightforward process, where you create a new Oracle Compute Cloud instance based on an image from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace: this can be either a Vision (Demo) image or a Fresh Install image. The Oracle Compute Cloud instance creation process uses a step-by-step, wizard-driven procedure that enables you to tailor the new system to your specific needs, by making suitable choices of options including network configuration components, additional storage, and security-related features. Provisioning a multi-node E-Business Suite environment requires additional steps, but the Oracle Compute Cloud infrastructure provides orchestration tools that automate the process, and the EBS Provisioning VM image includes all the tools required to provision a multi-node environment. You start by creating a new Oracle Compute Cloud instance based on the EBS Provisioning VM image, and then launch the provisioning orchestration tool. This walks you through an interview process, the final result of which is provisioning of all the Compute instances that make up your new Oracle E-Business Suite environment. The provisioning tool uses a Chef engine deployed in the same Compute instance, to orchestrate the creation and configuration of all the components in the new environment.  The above illustration shows the provisioning orchestration tool creating all the Compute instances that make up your new Oracle E-Business Suite environment, and configuring them to work together. You can also see another new Compute instance running Oracle Traffic Director (OTD), configured to load-balance the HTTP traffic. The pre-packaged Oracle E-Business Suite images from Oracle Cloud Marketplace contain the most recent Oracle E-Business Suite release. As noted earlier, the technology stack components are patched to the latest level available when the images were uploaded to the Marketplace.  In summary, deploying to Oracle Cloud is a straightforward process that enables you to have an Oracle E-Business Suite environment - either single-node or multi-node - installed and ready for use very quickly. References Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page OBE: Provisioning a New Single-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Installation in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service OBE: Provisioning a New Multi-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Installation in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud

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EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud

When you subscribe to Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), you have access to all the compute, storage, and network services associated with it, to be used as you wish. If necessary, you can also subscribe to the Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS) and take advantage of the specific features and capabilities of this offering.  You can choose the most suitable deployment option for your business needs, as follows: Option 1: Single node on Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) The single node on IaaS option consists of an all-in-one Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 machine image that includes both the application tier and the database tier. Available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace, this image is updated when required, so you can quickly provision the latest image to explore new features.  This option is ideal if you wish to evaluate and test standard Oracle E-Business Suite functionality, and become familiar with the technology components and other features. You can use a Vision (demo) installation of Oracle E-Business Suite to evaluate standard functionality, compare it with your own business process flows, and identify any gaps. A Vision installation can also be used as a sandbox environment to try out setups and process flows. You can configure a fresh installation of Oracle E-Business Suite with functional setups that are specific to your business, enabling you to tailor and test processes tailored to your needs. Option 2: Multiple nodes on Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) The multiple nodes on IaaS option allows you to provision one or more application tiers, plus a separate database tier, on the Oracle Compute Cloud Service. You can scale out the application tier as needed, and an automated provisioning tool enables you to create a new installation of Oracle E-Business Suite across Oracle Compute Cloud Service instances. The flexibility of this option makes it ideal for supporting production workloads, as well as development, testing and training environments in all types of Oracle E-Business Suite installation: Vision (demo) installations of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 images from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Fresh installations of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 images from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Cloning of on-premises Release 12.2 or 12.1.3 instances from on-premises to Oracle Compute Cloud Service instances. Option 3: Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) + Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS) The third option is a variant of the multiple nodes option offered by Option 2. It comprises the same components, but does not deploy the Oracle Database within a virtual machine on the Oracle Compute Cloud Service. Instead, it uses a subscription to Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Exadata Cloud Service to provide the Oracle E-Business Suite database needed. As with Option 2, you have a choice of provisioning these multi-tier instances either from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace (for demo and fresh installs) or from on-premise instances (for cloning of existing Release 12.1.3 or 12.2  instances). References Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

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Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

[Contributor: Santiago Bastidas] Before you Begin To get started, you must have an Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) account. There are two subscription options: If you sign up for a metered subscription, the amount of computing resources (including CPU, memory and disk) available to your account is unlimited. If you have a non-metered subscription, you have access to a fixed number of computing resources. Using Oracle Compute Cloud and Oracle Cloud Marketplace Oracle Compute Cloud provides the infrastructure building blocks - compute, storage and networking - required to run any enterprise application. These components are used to create Virtual Machines (VMs) with specific shapes, and are based on VM Images available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The shapes are combinations of CPUs (called OCPUs) and memory. The VM images contain a prepackaged operating system, and can also contain pre-installed and pre-configured applications, programs, and utilities. Choosing an Image and Provisioning We provide several Oracle E-Business Suite images and these allow us to support multiple deployment scenarios.  Which of these scenarios you choose will depend on your business needs. For example, if you want to create a demo environment to test new functionality in the latest Oracle E-Business Suite release (currently 12.2.5), you would choose the EBS 12.2.5 Demo Install image. The image is based on Oracle Linux, pre-installed with all the OS libraries required to run Oracle E-Business Suite. Included on top of that OS is a pre-installed and pre-configured single-node Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 application tier and Vision demo database. To provision your new Oracle E-Business Suite demo environment, you will start by locating the EBS 12.2.5 Demo Install Image in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace and performing a Get App operation to move it to your account. Then you'll step through the process of creating a new instance based on this image, during which you’ll select the shape of the VM, assign an IP address, add additional storage if desired, assign security properties, and finally submit the request to create the VM. In contrast, the EBS Provisioning Tools Image contains tools which can be leveraged in multiple scenarios (such as provisioning a new multi-node installation, or provisioning an installation from a staged backup of your on-premises environment) to create your desired topology. Whichever scenario you choose, the best way to get started is to read My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. This note describes the available scenarios and links to detailed tutorials for each one. References Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

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Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today

This article describes the features that are available now for you to start using Oracle E-Business Suite in the cloud. The current offerings cater for a variety of common scenarios, including deployment, migration, development and management. Note that the offerings described in this article represent only the first round of results from Oracle E-Business Suite investment in functionality that will take full advantage of Oracle’s extensive cloud services, and integrate with them seamlessly. We are continuing to work toward providing additional capabilities for provisioning, migration, backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and advanced management and configuration of cloud deployments. In all cases, the emphasis is on automation and ease of use. Current Features The following capabilities are now available. Feature 1 - Quick Provisioning As the name indicates, this is the fastest way to provision a new Oracle E-Business Suite instance on Oracle Cloud, by leveraging the various machine images available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace to serve the appropriate roles: Single-Node Provisioning – for Release 12.2.5 Automated Multi-Node Provisioning – for Release 12.2.5                                          Automated Scale-Out – for Release 12.2.5 Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery v6 – for Releases 12.2 and 12.1.3 For further details, refer to section "Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on Oracle Cloud" in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. Feature 2 - Lift and Shift The cloud term Lift and Shift refers to the process of migrating (cloning) an Oracle E-Business Suite system from on-premises to Oracle Cloud. The Lift and Shift process is supported for: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 and higher For further details, refer to section "Migrating an Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to Oracle Cloud" in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. Feature 3 - Development Tools This option allows you to create an Oracle Compute Cloud Service instance with development tools such as Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Forms, and Oracle Reports. You can use these development tools to develop and test APIs; extend Oracle E-Business Suite to add customizations; and test business flows with Oracle E-Business Suite installations on Oracle Cloud. These tools are supported for: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 and higher You can optionally use Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite (a plug-in to Oracle Enterprise Manager, discussed further in the next section) to migrate these customizations to either other on-premises environments or to Oracle Cloud  environments. For further details, refer to section "Deploying Development Tools in the Cloud" in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. Feature 4 - Hybrid Environment Management Oracle Application Management Suite provides a unified interface for monitoring and managing a hybrid mixture of Oracle E-Business Suite environments (i.e. some on the cloud and some on-premises). You can use this product to perform functions such as: Seamlessly migrating changes and patches between the on-premises and cloud environments Monitoring the status and availability of hybrid environments Comparing configurations Enforcing standardization For further details, refer to section "Monitoring and Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Installations in the Cloud" in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. References Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Related Articles What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud? Welcome to Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Blog    

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What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

You can think of running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud as running exactly the same Oracle E-Business Suite applications that you run on-premises in your datacenter today –  the same E-Business Suite applications you may have customized – on a combination of Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. The main choices are: Infrastructure: The Oracle Compute Cloud Service part of IaaS provides a highly scalable, competitively-priced compute capacity that can be used to host your application tier and (optionally) your database tier. Infrastructure + Database: The Database Cloud Service part of PaaS can be used to run your database tier, allowing you to provision your chosen database configuration quickly and easily. Infrastructure + Database + Application Management:  Optionally, you can get assistance with Oracle E-Business Suite applications and database management by deploying managed services on top of the infrastructure and platform services:  Oracle Managed Cloud Services (OMCS) manages your Oracle E-Business Suite environment on Oracle Cloud. The complete lifecycle management provided by this service includes patching, cloning, and regular technical/functional updates, along with an industry-leading application availability SLA.  [OMCS will also keep you up-to-date with the most recent security patches and latest product releases, so that you can both remain secure and benefit from the newest innovations.] Alternatively, you can choose a partner to run your applications and perform applications DBA tasks such as patching and cloning, as well as upgrades and technology updates.    For more information, visit the Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page. Related Article Welcome to Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Blog

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Welcome to Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Blog

[Publisher's note: We are pleased to launch this new blog with the following introductory article by Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Oracle E-Business Suite Development.] Welcome to the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Blog, which will cover all aspects of running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - including what you can do right now, and what you can plan for as our offerings evolve. Larry Ellison, Founder and Executive Chairman of Oracle stated, “Coexistence of cloud and on-premises computing is going to be a decades-long process, if not forever". Oracle has invested extensively in providing solutions to help customers realize the benefits of cloud computing at the infrastructure, platform, and business application levels. These cloud services are broadly grouped as follows: Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) Oracle’s Software as a Service (SaaS) While each Oracle product line (including Oracle E-Business Suite) continues its development roadmap to serve its target markets and customer base, Oracle is actively promoting a coexistence or hybrid model that enables customers to adopt Oracle’s cloud services in ways that complement and augment their existing enterprise applications. Most Oracle E-Business Suite customers will think about embracing cloud computing as a journey, rather than a “big bang” transformation. Oracle’s strategy is to help these customers find a practical path to the cloud while leveraging their investments in Oracle E-Business Suite, allowing them to match their business-specific needs to their decisions about product adoption, deployment preferences and the timeline of their journey. In this blog, we will review and explain how Oracle E-Business Suite customers can take advantage of cloud computing by: Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle’s IaaS and PaaS to support growth, enable business agility and reduce cost and risk. Adopting new SaaS on PaaS applications that leverage Oracle’s PaaS platform and complement Oracle E-Business Suite's capabilities. Leveraging practical coexistence scenarios where customers run part of their operations on Oracle E-Business Suite, and part on Oracle’s Cloud ERP, HCM, and CX SaaS products. Note that while this blog will address some technology topics related to Oracle Cloud, note that it is intended to complement rather than replace our popular Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog, which will continue to serve as an authoritative voice for the information that Oracle E-Business Suite technology professionals need to do their job. We'll be publishing new articles on a regular basis, so feel free to let us know what you'd like to see covered. We look forward to your comments and questions.  

[Publisher's note: We are pleased to launch this new blog with the following introductory article by Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Oracle E-Business Suite Development.] Welcome to the Oracle...

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