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

Terri Noyes
Product Management Director
[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:

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:

  1. Clones your on-premises
    database and primary application tiers to respective local stage areas
  2. Copies the contents of the local stage areas to the cloud stage areas
  3. 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.

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Comments ( 5 )
  • guest Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Hi,

    Does Oracle Compute Cloud Service support multiple application tier servers, Web/Apache Load balancing and DMZ for iModules?

    The OBE guide has examples for only one application tier.

    Thank you.


  • Terri Noyes Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Yes, a multi-node application tier is certified with Oracle Compute Cloud. DMZ configurations are currently on our roadmap.

    For multi-node deployments:

    Case 1: When you provision an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.5 instance to Oracle Compute Cloud, you have the option to automatically deploy multiple application tier nodes load balanced with Oracle Traffic Director (OTD). After you provision, you also have the option to use the orchestration process to automatically add additional application tier nodes to the deployment. Refer to the following:

    · MOS Doc ID 2066260.1, Section 4.2 Provisioning a New Multi-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on Oracle Cloud.

    Case 2: For Lift and Shift to Oracle Compute Cloud, you can add application tier nodes by following the same documentation for on-premises deployments.

    Refer to the following:

    · For EBS 12.2: MOS Doc ID 1375686.1 and 1383621.1 or 1375769.1

    · For EBS 12.1: MOS Doc ID 380489.1 and 236469.1


  • Terri Noyes Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Just to add, our roadmap includes an automated process for deploying multiple application tier nodes with Lift and Shift.


  • Mukarram Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Hi Terri,

    I have few questions related to lift & Shift of EBS R12.1.3 in Oracle Cloud. Recently we were asked to get more details related to this project.

    1. Do we need to get any more licenses in Oracle cloud for our modules in EBS currently in on-premises?

    2. Currently our EBS is running on IBM AIX platform, Does Oracle cloud provides this platform? or do we need to consider the platform migration to Oracle cloud? what are the options available?

    3. We have our external applications (iRecievables) under DMZ, does this support as well?

    4. We have plenty of our customizations on top of EBS 12.1.3, does this customizations supports in Cloud?

    5. on top of this we have our own custom modules like OM, Mobile Apps etc.. Is there any method to migrate our customizations?

    6. We do have SOA Gateway within R12.1.3 and bunch of our custom applications uses this? what is the impact and how this can be moved to cloud?

    7. Workflow Notification Mailer, printer etc.. how this can be worked upon?

    Please provide the details so that it will be easy to decide on the cloud migration.

    Thanks,
    -Mukarram.
  • Terri Noyes Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Mukarram-

    Many of these answers can be found in Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud (https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=2066260.1). My strong suggestion is to read this, and also arrange to meet with a cloud architect.

    You can also log an SR to get specific help, if you are struggling with something.

    1. Do we need to get any more licenses in Oracle cloud for our modules in EBS currently in on-premises?

    See "How does Oracle E-Business Suite pricing and licensing work on Oracle Cloud?" (2066260.1).

    2. Currently our EBS is running on IBM AIX platform, Does Oracle cloud provides this platform? or do we need to consider the platform migration to Oracle cloud? what are the options available?

    You will want to migrate to Linux x86-64 on our generation 2 infrastructure.

    Also see "Can I migrate my Oracle E-Business Suite instances on any operating system to Oracle Cloud?"? (2066260.1)

    3. We have our external applications (iRecievables) under DMZ, does this support as well?

    The overall guidance in existing notes - such as Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Configuration in a DMZ (Doc ID 1375670.1) and Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Configuration in a DMZ (Doc ID 380490.1) - is applicable to Oracle Cloud environments. You can follow Configuring Network Settings in the Oracle Cloud documentation to determine how to implement firewall management with security lists.

    4. We have plenty of our customizations on top of EBS 12.1.3, does this customizations supports in Cloud?

    Yes, the same Oracle tools used within an on-premises data center can be used in the cloud.

    5. on top of this we have our own custom modules like OM, Mobile Apps etc.. Is there any method to migrate our customizations?

    These will need to be reviewed on a case by case basis. But, essentially you are copying over everything you need. Some re-configuration may be needed.

    6. We do have SOA Gateway within R12.1.3 and bunch of our custom applications uses this? what is the impact and how this can be moved to cloud?

    You can integrate cloud instances with your on-premises SOA Suite, or use the SOA Cloud Service.

    7. Workflow Notification Mailer, printer etc.. how this can be worked upon?

    Services such as email and printing running on the on-premises services will need to be manually reconfigured after the lift and shift of your Oracle E-Business Suite environment.

    -Terri
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