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We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.   

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:

Upgrade Recommendations for February 2019

  EBS 12.2  EBS 12.1  EBS 12.0  EBS 11.5.10
Check your EBS support status and patching baseline

Apply the minimum 12.2 patching baseline
(EBS 12.2.3 + latest technology stack updates listed below)

In Premier Support to December 30, 2030

Apply the minimum 12.1 patching baseline
(12.1.3 Family Packs for products in use + latest technology stack updates listed below)

In Premier Support to December 31, 2021

In Sustaining Support. No new patches available.

Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2

Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline

In Sustaining Support. No new patches available.

Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2

Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline

Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP

12.2.8
Oct 2018

12.1.3 RPC5
Aug 2016

12.0.6

11.5.10.2
Use the latest Rapid Install

StartCD 51
Feb 2016

StartCD 13
Aug 2011

12.0.6


11.5.10.2

Apply the latest EBS technology stack, tools, and libraries

AD/TXK Delta 10
Sep 2017

FND
Apr 2017

Web ADI RPC
Jan 2018

Report Manager Bundle 5
Nov 2018

EBS 12.2.7 OAF Update 1
Jan 2019

EBS 12.2.6 OAF Update 16
Nov 2018

EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 20
Jul 2018

EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 20
Nov 2018

ETCC
Feb 2019

Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9

Daylight Savings Time DSTv32
Dec 2018

Upgrade to JDK 7

Web ADI Bundle 5
Jan 2018

Report Manager Bundle 5
Jan 2018

FND
Apr 2017

OAF Bundle 5
Jun 2016

JTT Update 4
Oct 2016

Daylight Savings Time DSTv32
Dec 2018

Upgrade to JDK 7

N/A

N/A

Apply the latest security updates

Jan 2019 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

Jan 2019 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

Oct. 2015 Critical Patch Update April 2016 Critical Patch Update
Use the latest certified desktop components

Switch to Java Web Start

Upgrade to IE 11

Upgrade to Firefox ESR 60

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

Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607)

Switch to Java Web Start

Upgrade to IE 11

Upgrade to Firefox ESR 60

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

Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607)

N/A N/A
Upgrade to the latest database Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2
If you're using Oracle Identity Management

Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 or Oracle Access Manager 12c

Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 or Oracle Internet Directory 12c or Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2

Migrate from Oracle SSO to Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 or Oracle Access Manager 12c

Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 or Oracle Internet Directory 12c

N/A N/A
If you're using Oracle Discoverer

Migrate to Oracle
Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business
Intelligence Applications (OBIA)

Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017

Migrate to Oracle
Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business
Intelligence Applications (OBIA)

Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017

N/A N/A
If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter  11.1.1.9 Migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.9

N/A

N/A

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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