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

Terri Noyes
Senior Director

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington]

We are pleased to announce availability of the latest release,, 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,, 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).

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Comments ( 6 )
  • Damon Monday, October 29, 2018
    Hi Terri,

    Thanks for the update - glad to see the progress! Can you confirm the proper place to download the new EBS Cloud Manager? I do not see it on eDelivery or within CloudMarketplace.

    A direct link would be helpful. Thanks and keep up the good work!

    Damon G. Brown
  • Terri Noyes Monday, October 29, 2018
    The tool is available in e-delivery, in an "Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Automation Archive 18.3.1" under the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8 distribution.

    You can deploy 18.3.1 and run self-update to go to

    The best way to proceed is to follow the detailed instructions in "Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure" (Doc ID 2434500.1).


    You will also want to read "Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud" (Doc ID 2066260.1) for context.


  • Dennis Uy Thursday, December 13, 2018
    Hi Terri,
    Where do I log SRs for EBUSINESS cloud manager issues?
    Was trying to provision an Ebusiness instance but am not getting any drop down choices from the windows.

  • Terri Noyes Thursday, December 13, 2018
    Go ahead and log a service request against "EBS on Oracle Cloud: Provisioning and Administration".

    You may find this document helpful:

    - My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2181340.1, Obtaining Support for Oracle Applications on Oracle Cloud - Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS)

  • Karen Laine Sunday, January 13, 2019
    One option missing from the Cloud Manager that the Cloud Admin Tool had is the ability to refresh an environment from a backup. That's a pretty big gap in functionality. Is that going to be added in, and do you have an ETA?
  • Terri Noyes Monday, January 14, 2019
    The Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager now has the capability to create backups and provision from those backups. Please review the latest article, "December 2018 OCI Updates (EBS Cloud Manager Enhancements)", here:

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