Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations

September 8, 2021 | 4 minute read
Elke Phelps
Product Management Director
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Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for Oracle E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components. These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases

You can research these yourself using this MOS Note:

Note:  EBS 12.1, 12.0 and 11.5.10 are in sustaining support.  No new patches are available.  You should upgrade to EBS 12.2.  Before upgrading to EBS 12.2, apply the minimum 12.0 patching baseline or the minimum 11i patching baseline

Upgrade Recommendations for February 2024


EBS 12.2

Check your EBS support status and patching baseline

EBS 12.2 is in Premier Support to at least  December 2034

Apply the minimum error correction baseline for EBS 12.2

Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP

Nov 2023

Nov 2022

Use the latest Rapid Install

StartCD 51
Feb 2016

Apply the latest EBS technology stack, tools, and libraries

AD/TXK Delta 15
Nov 2023

Jun 2022

Jan 2018

Report Manager Bundle 5
Nov 2018

EBS 12.2.12 OAF Bundle 4
Dec 2023

EBS 12.2.11 OAF Bundle 8
Oct 2023

EBS 12.2.10 OAF Bundle 18
Feb 2024

EBS 12.2.9 OAF Bundle 17
Dec 2023

EBS 12.2.8/7 OAF Bundle 22
Nov 2023

EBS 12.2.6 OAF Bundle 33
Aug 2023

EBS 12.2.5 OAF Bundle 27
Aug 2023

EBS 12.2.4 OAF Bundle 25
Aug 2023

Jan 2024

Web Tier Utilities

Daylight Savings Time DSTv42
May 2023

Upgrade to JDK 7

Apply the latest security updates

January 2024 Critical Patch Update

SHA-2 PKI Certificates

SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020

Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2

Sign JAR files

Use the latest certified desktop components

Migrate to Java Web Start

Upgrade from IE 11  to Edge

Upgrade to latest certified Firefox ESR

Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016 or Office 365 ProPlus)

Upgrade to the latest client requirements

Upgrade to the latest database

Database 19c (19.22)

Database in Sustaining Support as of Jul 2022

Database is in Sustaining Support as of Dec 2020

If you're using Oracle Identity Management

Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 12c using EBS Access Gate 1.4

Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 is in Sustaning Support as of Dec 2021

Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 12c or Oracle Unified Directory 12c

Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 is in Sustaining support as of Dec 2021

Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2 is in Sustaining Support as of Dec 2021

If you're using Oracle Discoverer

Migrate to Enterprise Command Center (ECC)

Discoverer is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017

If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c

Elke Phelps

Product Management Director

Elke is a Product Manager in the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group.  She joined Oracle in 2011 after having been an Oracle customer and Oracle Technologist (Oracle Database Administrator, Oracle Applications DBA, Technical Architect and Technical Manager of an Oracle Applications DBA Team) since 1993.  As part of the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Product Management Team, her scope of responsibility includes security, database certifications and advanced architectures for on-premises and Oracle Cloud deployments.  She is a frequent contributor and editor of the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog.

Elke is the lead author of the Oracle Applications DBA Field Guide (Apress 2006) and Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide (Coqui Tech and Press 2010).  Elke is also the founder of the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) E-Business Suite Applications Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) and served as President of the SIG from February 2005 - August 2011.  Elke has been a speaker at the Oracle OpenWorld and Collaborate conferences since 2004.  Prior to joining Oracle, Elke was designated an Oracle ACE (2007) and Oracle ACE Director (2009).  She received the OAUG Oracle Ambassador of the Year award in 2015.

Elke has a Computer Science Degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.  In her spare time, Elke enjoys traveling especially to Europe, Puerto Rico and the amazing US National Parks.  Elke also enjoys hiking, antiquing, gardening and cooking. 


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