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Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 now Certified on AIX 7

John Abraham

I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.6, 12.1.1 and higher) is now certified on AIX version 7.1. This latest generation IBM AIX operating system runs on systems based on previous Power processors (such as Power 5, Power 6) as well as the latest Power 7 processor, collectively known as the IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) platform.

New installations of the E-Business Suite R12 on this platform will require version 12.1.1 or higher, including the latest Rapid Install startCD (version patch. Additionally, there are specific requirements to upgrade technology components such as the Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware as necessary. These and other requirements are noted in the My Oracle Support Notes below.



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Comments ( 10 )
  • Bren Thursday, September 15, 2011

    Hmmm... this sounded like good news until I saw this at the end of the note?

    Unsupported Products

    The following products are currently not supported on the corresponding AIX operating system versions due to third party products' lack of support:


    Operating System

    Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning (MSC)

    AIX 7 (7.1)

    Oracle Inventory Optimization (MSR)

    AIX 7 (7.1)

    Oracle Constraint Based Optimization (MSO)

    AIX 7 (7.1)

    Oracle Sourcing (PON)

    AIX 7 (7.1)

    Oracle Engineering (ENG)

    AIX 7 (7.1)

    Oracle Work In Process (WIP)

    AIX 7 (7.1)

    Oracle Manufacturing Scheduling (WPS)

    AIX 7 (7.1)

    Is there any more information on why these products aren't supported?



  • John Abraham Thursday, September 15, 2011

    Hello Bren -

    We continue to work with IBM and others on addressing the question of official support of particular 3rd party products (ILog) used by the listed E-Business Suite products on this platform.

    I'll be happy to inform you of the lifting of this restriction if you'd like (please send me your contact information - I can be reached at john dot abraham at oracle dot com).



  • guest Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Can you please share any case study for migrating SAP to Oracle EBS?

  • John Abraham Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Hello -

    I would advise that you work with your assigned Oracle Account or Sales Manager to further discuss this.



  • Sankaran Thursday, December 1, 2011

    Please inform when to be certified with IBM Aix 7.1

  • John Abraham Thursday, December 1, 2011

    Hello Sankaran -

    We are not planning to certify with AIX 7 given it's much older technology stack, 3rd party products, etc.

    E-Business Suite customers can continue to run on AIX 6 and even on 5.3 which is supported on the latest IBM systems and chips - in order to run AIX 7, they will need to upgrade to R12.



  • guest Thursday, April 21, 2016

    can we have application tier on AIX and dbtier on Exadata( Linux )

  • Steven Chan Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Hello, Guest,

    Yes, it is possible to run your EBS application tier and your EBS database tier servers on different operating system platforms. See:

    Oracle E-Business Suite Platform Smörgåsbord




  • Guest Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    Hello Steven

    You had stated yes it is possible to run EBS application tier on AIX qnd EBS database on exadata. Do you have any document describing the architecture and benefits or a white paper.


  • Steven Chan Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Hello, Ram,

    You can find pointers to architecture deployment white papers and best practices for EBS on Exadata and Exalogic in this article:

    E-Business Suite on Exalogic and Exadata (Oracle Exalogic)




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