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Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: Sep 2019 Edition

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 September 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)

Upgrade to EBS 12.2

In Premier Support to December 31, 2021

In Sustaining Support. No new patches available.

Upgrade to EBS 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 EBS 12.2

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

Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP

12.2.9
Aug 2019

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 11
May 2019

FND
Feb 2019

Web ADI RPC
Jan 2018

Report Manager Bundle 5
Nov 2018

EBS 12.2.7 OAF Bundle 5
Aug 2019

EBS 12.2.6 OAF Bundle 20
Aug 2019

EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 21
Apr 2019

EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 20
Nov 2018

ETCC
Sep 2019

Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9

Daylight Savings Time DSTv33
Apr 2019

Upgrade to JDK 7

Web ADI Bundle 5
Jan 2018

Report Manager Bundle 5
Jan 2018

FND
Feb 2019

OAF Bundle 5
Jun 2016

JTT Update 4
Oct 2016

Daylight Savings Time DSTv33
Apr 2019

Upgrade to JDK 7

N/A

N/A

Apply the latest security updates

Jul 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

Jul 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

Migrate to Java Web Start

Upgrade to IE 11

Upgrade to Firefox  ESR 68 or 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)

Migrate to Java Web Start

Upgrade to IE 11

Upgrade to Firefox  ESR 68 or 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 19.3

Extended Support Fee Waived for EBS

Database 19.3

Extended Support Fee Waived for EBS

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 12c

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

Migrate from Oracle SSO to  Oracle Access Manager 12c

Upgrade to 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

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