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Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0 Released for OEM 11g (11.1.0.1)

Steven Chan
Senior Director
[Feb. 25, 12:40 PM Update: Removed incorrect references to RHEL 3, SLES 9, HP-UX 11.11, Solaris 8] We're very pleased to announce the release of Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0, an integral part of Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.  
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The management suite combines features in the standalone Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite and Application Change Management Pack (ACMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle's real user monitoring and configuration management capabilities.  The features that were available in the standalone Application Management Pack and Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite are now packaged into the Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0.  The Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0 is now fully certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control.  This latest plug-in extends Grid Control with E-Business Suite specific management capabilities and features enhanced change management support.  The Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in is released via patch 8333939.  For the AMP and ACMP 4.0 installation guide, see: General AMP & ACMP improvements
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control Support Application Management Pack 4.0 and Application Change Management Pack 4.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite are certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control Release 1 (11.1.0.1.0).
  • Built-in Diagnostic Ability Release 4.0 has numerous major enhancements that provide the necessary intelligence to determine if the product has been installed and configured correctly. There are diagnostics for Discovery, Cloning, and User Monitoring that will validate if the appropriate patches, privileges, setups, and profile options have been configured. This feature improves the setup and configuration process.
Enhanced ACMP Capabilities
Customization Manager
  • Multi-Node Custom Application Registration: This feature automates the process of registering and validating custom products/applications on every node in a multi-node EBS system.
  • Public/Private File Source Mappings and E-Business Suite Mappings: File Source Mappings & E-Business Suite Mappings can be created and marked as public or private. Only the creator/owner can define/edit his/her own mappings. Users can use public Mappings, but cannot edit or change settings.
  • Test Checkout Command for Versions: This feature allows you to test/verify checkout commands at the version level within the File Source Mapping page.
  • Prerequisite Patch Validation: You can specify prerequisite patches for Customization packages and for Release 12 Oracle E-Business Suite packages.
  • Destination Path Population: You can now automatically populate the Destination Path for common file types during package construction.
  • OAF File Type Support: Ability to package Oracle Application Framework (OAF) customizations and deploy them across multiple Oracle E-Business Suite instances.
  • Extended PLL Support: Ability to distinguish between different types of PLLs (that is, Report and Forms PLL files). Providing better granularity when managing PLL objects.
  • Enhanced Standards Checker: Provides greater and more comprehensive list of coding standards that are verified during the package build process (for example, File Driver exceptions, Java checks, XML checks, SQL checks, etc.)
  • HTML Package Readme: The package Readme is in HTML format and includes the file listing.
  • Advanced Package Search Capabilities: The ability to utilize more criteria within the advanced search package (that is, Public, Last Updated by, Files Source Mapping, and E-Business Suite Mapping).
  • Enhanced Package Build Notifications: More detailed information on the results of a package build process. Better, more detailed troubleshooting guidance in the event of build failures.
Patch Manager
  • Staged Patches: Ability to run Patch Manager with no external internet access. Customer can download Oracle E-Business Suite patches into a shared location for Patch Manager to access and apply. Supports highly secured production environments that prohibit external internet connections.
  • Support for Superseded Patches: Automatic check for superseded patches. Allows users to easily add superseded patches into the Patch Run. More comprehensive and correct Patch Runs. Removes many manual and laborious tasks, frees up Apps DBAs for higher value-added tasks.
  • Automatic Primary Node Identification: Users can now specify which is the "primary node" (that is, which node hosts the Shared APPL_TOP) during the Patch Run interview process, available for Release 12 only.
Setup Manager
  • Preview Extract Results: Ability to execute an extract in "proof mode", and examine the query results, to determine accuracy. Used in conjunction with the "where" clause in Advanced Filtering. This feature can provide better and more accurate fine tuning of extracts.
  • Use Uploaded Extracts in New Projects: Ability to incorporate uploaded extracts in new projects via new LOV fields in package construction. Leverages the Setup Manager repository to access extracts that have been uploaded. Allows customer to reuse uploaded extracts to provision new instances.
  • Re-use Existing Extracts in New Projects: Ability to incorporate existing extracts in new projects via new LOV fields in package construction. Leverages the Setup Manager repository to access point-in-time extracts (snapshots) of configuration data. Allows customer to reuse existing extracts to provision new instances. Allows comparative historical reporting of identical APIs, executed at different times.
  • Support for BR100 formats: Setup Manager can now automatically produce reports in the BR100 format. Native support for industry standard formats.
  • Concurrent Manager API Support: General Foundation now provides an API for management of "Concurrent Manager" configuration data. Ability to migrate Concurrent Managers from one instance to another. Complete the setup once and never again; no need to redefine the Concurrent Managers.
Certified configurations The following Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control releases, Oracle E-Business Suite releases, and platforms are supported:
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0 requires Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control Release 1 (11.1.0.1.0)
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
    • 11i: Release 11.5.10 CU2 with ATG_PF.H RUP6 or higher
    • 12.0: Release 12.0.4 with R12.ATG_PF.A.delta.6
    • 12.1: Release 12.1 with R12.ATG_PF.B.delta.3
  • Certified Platforms and Releases
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5); (RHEL 4, 5); (SLES 10)
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5); (RHEL 4, 5); (SLES 10)
Certifications still underway The following certifications are still in progress:
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.    Upgrades from AMP & ACMP 3 This plug-in supersedes the Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite 3.1. An upgrade path to 4.0 is provided from 3.1 only. Therefore it is mandatory for the existing installations to be at the Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite 3.1 level before upgrading to 4.0. AMP & ACMP 4.0 run only with EM 11g, and vice versa If you're running AMP or ACMP 3.1 on EM 10gR5 and upgrade to AMP/ACMP 4.0, you must upgrade to EM 11g. If you're running AMP or ACMP 3.1 on EM 10gR5 and upgrade to EM 11g, you must upgrade to AMP or ACMP 4.0. Related Articles

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Comments ( 26 )
  • seema Monday, July 18, 2011

    I am trying to create a customization package for RTF file. The package creation fails citing the below error:

    Error while evaluating expression:[Error evaluating expression: ${FUNC_STATUS_CHECKER(${data.V_BUGNO})} : [StatusCheckStep error: Package creation request failed (Status:Completed Error - Checkout Failed).]] :

    oracle.sysman.pp.paf.api.PAFException: Error evaluating expression: ${FUNC_STATUS_CHECKER(${data.V_BUGNO})} : [StatusCheckStep error: Package creation request failed (Status:Completed Error - Checkout Failed).]

    I had added the $Header in the Comments section of the Summary tab in Document properties.


  • Steven Chan Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Seema,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

    We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

    Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

    Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Steven Monday, September 19, 2011

    I heard that the plug-in will not support host with multiple EBS instances. Is it true?


  • Angelo Rosado Monday, September 19, 2011

    Not true; the E-Business Suite Plug-in does support multiple E-Business Suite instances on a single host. There is no such limitation in place in fact many of our internal instances are configured in this manner.


  • guest Saturday, December 10, 2011

    Can Performance of concurrent programs/reports/stats/manager stats/sysadmin stuff ( OAM fuctionalities ) can also be done using 11g OEM with E-biss suite plugin ?


  • Angelo Rosado Monday, December 12, 2011

    The Concurrent Processing features built into the Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-In have been designed to compliment many of the OAM Concurrent Processing features. The Plug-In lets you monitor the health of Concurrent Processing Service and its underlining key components (i.e. Database Instance, Applications Listener, and Oracle Concurrent Manager).

    The Concurrent Processing Dashboard provides you with details of concurrent processing in your Oracle E-Business Suite system. The dashboard gives you a complete picture of concurrent processing on your system, both current activities as well as usage statistics. You have the ability to add standard or user-defined concurrent programs and managers as a target to the Oracle E-Business Suite composite target. Then specify your own thresholds and monitor related activities of the registered individual concurrent programs and managers.

    The User Monitoring page enables you to link a Concurrent Program Request database session id to an Oracle E-Business Suite user session. This way you can link a performance issues and trace the related Concurrent Program Request database session for further analysis.

    For more details on these key capabilities you can reference the Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite User's Guide Release 4.0 - Part No. E18709-01 found on Oracle’s website under Support > Documentation.

    If you have access to My Oracle Support take a closer look at the Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in, Release 4.0 (Doc ID 1224313.1).


  • Charl Naude Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Hi Steven

    I am installing OEM 12c and it does not seem to be able to manage EBS as yet. It does monitor Fusion Applications.

    Any idea when this ability will be available? or am I mistaken?

    Thanks

    Charl


  • Steven Chan Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Hi, Charl,

    We're working on an update right now for EM 12c.

    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Roy A Monday, March 19, 2012

    Hello Steven,

    Just wanted to be sure.

    Can I make a fresh 4.0 installation or I must go with this path 3.0->3.1->4.0 ?

    Thank you.