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June 2018 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates Available

Terri Noyes
Product Management Director

[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:

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:

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