EBS 12.2.8 VM Virtual Appliance Now Available

February 4, 2019 | 2 minute read
Kevin Hudson
Vice President, Architecture and Product Management, Oracle Applications Technology
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We are pleased to announce that the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8 VM Virtual Appliance is now available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

You can use this appliance to create an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 Vision demonstration instance on a single, unified virtual machine containing both the database tier and the application tier.

Use with Oracle VM Manager or Oracle VM VirtualBox

This virtual appliance can be imported into Oracle VM Manager to deploy an Oracle E-Business Suite Linux 64-bit environment on compatible server-class machines running Oracle VM Server. It can also be imported into Oracle VM VirtualBox to create a virtual machine on a desktop PC or laptop.

Note: This virtual appliance is for on-premises use only. If you're interested in running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, see Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1) for more information.

EBS Technology Stack Components

The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 VM virtual appliance delivers the full software stack, including the Oracle Linux 6.10 (64-bit) operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite, and additional required technology components.

The embedded technology components and their versions are listed in the table below:

Technology Component Version (and associated MOS Doc ID if applicable)
RDBMS Oracle Home
Application Code Level
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 Release Update Pack (Doc ID 2393248.1)
  • R12.AD.C.Delta.10 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.10 (Doc ID 1617461.1)
  • Consolidated technology patches for database and application tier techstack components (Doc ID 1594274.1)
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Data Removal Tool (DRT) patches (Doc ID 2388237.1)
Oracle Forms and Reports
WebLogic Server 10.3.6
Web Tier
JDK JDK 1.7.0_201
Java Plugin J2SE 1.7
Critical Patch Update (CPU) October 2018 (Doc ID 2445688.1)


REST Services Availability

With Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8, the required setup tasks for enabling Oracle E-Business Suite REST services provided through Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway are already preconfigured. This means that Oracle E-Business Suite integration interface definitions published in Oracle Integration Repository, a component in Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, are available for REST service deployment.

Note that PL/SQL APIs, Java Bean Services, Application Module Services, Open Interface Tables and Views and Concurrent Programs are all REST-enabled in this VM virtual appliance.


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Kevin Hudson

Vice President, Architecture and Product Management, Oracle Applications Technology

Kevin Hudson serves as the Vice President of Architecture and Product Management within the Oracle Applications Technology Group. His journey with Oracle started in 1990 at Oracle UK.  In 1992, he transitioned to Oracle Headquarters (HQ) in Redwood Shores. At Oracle HQ, Kevin initially worked as an engineer on the Oracle Financials Development team.

In 1995, he embarked on a new chapter in the E-Business Suite (EBS) Technology team, taking on responsibilities in managing the development of Oracle Workflow and Integration Products, which included EDI/XML Gateway and the Integration Repository. In 2010, he transitioned to an architect, where he played a pivotal role in designing and implementing the groundbreaking EBS 12.2 Online Patching technology.

Kevin's contributions to the field have been recognized through four software patents, all stemming from his work on the EBS 12.2 Online Patching solution. He is also a distinguished two-time recipient of the UK Oracle User Group speaker award, honored in 2014 and 2015. In 2018, he was received the UK Oracle User Group Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the Oracle community.

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