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11gR2 Database Certified with E-Business Suite 11i

Steven Chan
Senior Director
[Nov 15 2010 Update:  11gR2 is now certified; see this article for details] [Oct 11 2009 Update: Added detailed list of supported database options and features] I'm very pleased to announce that the 11gR2 Database version is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i version  Existing Apps 11i environments currently running Oracle9i Release 2 (9.2.0), Oracle 10g Release 10 (10.1.0), Oracle 10g Release 2 (10.2.0), or Oracle 11g Release 1 (11.1.0) may be upgraded to the 11gR2 Database.  
We're still working on the 11gR2 certification with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.  You're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.   Prerequisites
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11.5.10 plus Maintenance Pack 11.5.10.CU2 or later
  • Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H Rollup 6 (RUP 6, Patch 5903765) or higher
Certified Platforms
  • Linux x86 (32-bit)
  • Linux x86-64
Pending Platform Certifications Certifications for the following operating system platforms are still pending, since the Oracle 11gR2 Database ports for these platforms are not available yet:
  • Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)
  • IBM AIX (64-bit)
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit)
As usual, I can't discuss release schedules for these additional platforms.  You're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for platform-related updates. Database Feature Certifications Still Underway Certification of the following database options and features is still underway:
  • Database Vault 11gR2 version
  • Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) Tablespace Encryption 11gR2 version
The following 11gR2 database options are supported for use with Apps 11i: References Related Articles

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Comments ( 45 )
  • Jay Weinshenker Friday, October 9, 2009

    Hahaha - and to think I just built up new development instances with 64-bit and gave them to the testers just earlier this week!

    Oh well. One question - you wrote "All other 11gR2 database options are supported for use with Apps 11i." I realize AMM is not a specific database option, but I'm unclear if it is supported.

    Previously someone asked in your blog comments about if AMM was supported with 11g / E-biz 11i and you said that was still being tested. Is that still the case? I ask because I'm unsure - over the past year I've opened one or two SRs on it and was told it was supported and had planned on putting that into our instance only to then see your comments that it wasn't yet supported.

    So... yay or nay?

  • Naveen Friday, October 9, 2009


    We've been eagerly waiting for this announcement. We can't wait to upgrade our EBS database on 11gR2 and start realizing all the benefits of 11g.

    Thanks a lot to your hard working team for making this happen.

    See you next week at the OpenWorld.


  • Rama Nalam Saturday, October 10, 2009

    Hi Steve,

    That's very good news. It looks like the certification came a bit faster compared to the previous version combinations.

    We will be upgrading our EBS in the February.

    I hope by that time, the certification will be available for Solaris, which is our platform.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog.

    Rama Nalam

  • Dawna Roberts Wednesday, October 21, 2009


    Our upgrade plans were derailed when we saw that 11gR2 is not certified with Applications Desktop Integrator (ADI). Are there plans to certify ADI with 11gR2? If so is the certification being actively tested?

    Thanks, Dawna.

  • Steven Chan Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Hi, Dawna,

    Yes, our ADI team is planning on certifying their product on the 11gR2 database. They are still working on their 11gR1 ( certification of ADI, though. I expect that they'll begin their 11gR2 certification as soon as the 11gR1 certification is completed.



  • Sajid Iqbal Thursday, December 3, 2009

    Hello Steve,

    I have looked on your blog and it says that 11i Apps isn't Certified with 11g R2 on solaris yet, only linux.

    However now that 11g R2 is available to download for solaris, does that mean it is ok, to upgrade an existing 11i Apps (10g R2) database to 11g R2 ?

    Is there a metlink note for this ? Interoperability or something ?

    Best regards,


  • Steven Chan Thursday, December 3, 2009

    Hi, Sajid,

    Our Applications Platforms Group is still working on certifying the 11gR2 Solaris port with the E-Business Suite. They'll release interoperability documentation and any necessary interop patches as soon as this certification is completed.

    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to my E-Business Suite Technology Stack blog (http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan) for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.



  • Richie Thursday, December 3, 2009

    I'm not having much luck using the new Certify functionality in metalink.

    Might I suggest that Metalink Note: 881505.1 clarify that it only applies to Linux at present? I have already been told in an SR that since there are no Solaris 64bit variants of the one-off patches listed in this document that we don't need to apply any and its ok to proceed with the upgrade.

  • Steven Chan Friday, December 4, 2009

    Hi, Richie,

    Thanks for letting us know about this. We're getting Certify updated right now. In parallel, to ensure that there's no question about what's currently supported, our Applications Platforms Group will ensure that the Note is updated with the following information:



    Oracle E-Business Suite releases prior to 11.5.10 Consolidated Update patch 2 are not certified with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0).

    The following are the currently certified platforms on the database tier for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i:

    Hardware Operating System and Versions

    Linux x86 Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 and 5

    Linux x86 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5

    Linux x86 Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10

    Linux x86-64 Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 and 5

    Linux x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5

    Linux x86-64 Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10




  • Naveen Garg Monday, January 4, 2010


    I know you can't give out any exact dates for future certiifications. Can u provide any estim