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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 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 Note:

Upgrade Recommendations for July 2015

  1. EBS 11i users should upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2.  Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline.  
  2. EBS 12.0 users should upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2.  Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline.  
  3. EBS 12.1 users should upgrade to 12.1.3 RPC3 or 12.2.  
  4. EBS 12.2 users should upgrade to EBS 12.2.4, Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2, the March 2015 AD/TXK tools, StartCD 49, and FMW 11.1.1.7.  
  5. Users staying on EBS 11i and 12.1 should upgrade to Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2.  
  6. EBS 11i and 12 users of Oracle Single Sign-On 10g users should migrate to OAM 11gR2 Patchset 3 11.1.2.3.0.  
  7. Oracle Internet Directory 10g users should upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11g 11.1.1.9.  
  8. Oracle Discoverer users should migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA), or Discoverer 11g 11.1.1.7.  
  9. Oracle Portal 10g users should migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11g 11.1.1.7 or upgrade to Portal 11g 11.1.1.6.  
  10. All Windows desktop users should migrate from older Java releases (including JInitiator) to JRE 1.6.0_101 or later 1.6 updates or JRE 1.7.0_85 or later 1.7 updates or JRE 1.8.0_51 or later 1.8 updates.  
  11. All EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2 users must sign their environment's JAR files now.  
  12. All Firefox users should upgrade to Firefox Extended Support Release 38.
  13. All EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2 users should apply the July 2015 Critical Patch Update.  
  14. Windows XP and Office 2003 users should upgrade to later versions.
  15. All EBS customers on Exalogic and Exadata should follow the latest recommendations.  
  16. All EBS customers should switch from Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to Transport Layer Security (TLS).

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Steven Chan

Senior Director

Steven Chan was a Senior Director in the Oracle Applications Technology Group.  He managed EBS technology stack certifications, ATG product management, ATG documentation and curriculum, and ATG Quality Assurance in the E-Business Suite Development division.

Steven joined Oracle in 1998.  Steven retired from Oracle in 2019. Prior to joining Oracle, he held positions with IBM, Deloitte & Touche Consulting, and other software companies. 

Steven is an Oracle ACE and a three-time recipient of the Oracle Applications User Group 'Ambassador of the Year' Award (2007, 2009, 2010). Steven received the Oracle Applications User Group Lifetime Service Award in 2011.

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