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Additional Support for EBS on OCI with Database 19c

Terri Noyes, and Robert Farrington

Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1.3 are now certified with Oracle Database 19c on key database cloud services. Whether on-premises or in Oracle Cloud, 19c databases used by Oracle E-Business Suite always use a multitenant architecture with a single pluggable database (single tenant). Note that the application tier always resides on an OCI Compute virtual machine.

Be aware that from the point of view of database certification, environments that run solely on Compute without taking advantage of Oracle's database services are equivalent to on-premises environments running on Oracle Linux.

Automation Availability

Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI automation, including the EBS Cloud Manager and the EBS Cloud Backup Module, now supports the following capabilities with Database 19c:

  • One-Click Provisioning 
  • Advanced Provisioning 
  • Lift and Shift
  • Cloud Backup and Restore
  • Cloning on Compute

For a full description of automation features, see the related blog article Get Release 20.1.1 of EBS Cloud Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Upgrading Your Database

How you upgrade will depend on the Cloud service you use to run your database: Compute, or a database cloud service (including VM DB Systems or Exadata DB Systems). Each of these two cases is summarized below.

Upgrading Your Database on Compute

To manually upgrade your Oracle E-Business Suite database on the OCI Compute service, you can use the on-premises procedure by following the My Oracle Support (MOS) document applicable to your release:

Be aware that if you currently use Cloud Manager to manage your environment, you can continue to do so after the database upgrade by running a provided script to update the Cloud Manager metadata.

For more information, see Section 6.4.5, Upgrading to Oracle Database 19c, in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1).

Upgrading Your Database on VM DB Systems or Exa DB Systems

Forthcoming procedures will facilitate an upgrade to Oracle Database 19c for Oracle E-Business Suite environments currently using Oracle Database Releases or on OCI VM DB Systems and Exadata DB Systems.

You may monitor this blog for the latest in certification announcements for Oracle E-Business Suite on OCI.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Veeru Friday, May 15, 2020
    Thanks, Terri.

    Can you please advise if this certification Holds good for all DBRUs of 19c(19.5,19.6 and 19.7) in OCI DB System.

    I have explored On-Prem Certification Blogs and I realized 19c with EBS 12.2 is certified based on the DBRU.

    Please advise.
  • Jaydeep Thursday, November 26, 2020
    Hi Terri, Thank you this informative post! I checked MOS Doc ID 2517025.1 for section "6.4.5 Upgrading to Oracle Database 19c" today. It seems there is still no announcement for certifying upgrade path from to 19c on DBaaS 2-node Extreme Performance VM or ExaCS. Please confirm. Also, please share if there is any ETA for the same. Business is quite keen on that as current version is under extended support. Though there's a fee waiver till Jul 31, 2022 for EBS as per Doc ID 2522948.1. Thanks!
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