[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.
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.
The graphical user interface of Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager replaces the character-based user interface of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool.
You can use Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager to perform the following tasks:
An article highlighting different aspects of the Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager is coming to this blog soon.
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:
Note that an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account enabled for Oracle Identity Cloud Service is a requirement for use of this tool.
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 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.
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.