[Dec. 10, 2010 update: Clarified EBS R12-only compatibility with Exalogic. Exalogic does not offer 32-bit OS support. Since Release 11i runs on 32-bit Linux only, it cannot be deployed on Exalogic.]
We unveiled the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
at OpenWorld 2010. Oracle Exalogic is an engineered system comprising both hardware and software components, providing an application tier server complement for the Oracle Exadata Database Machine
Since then, we've been receiving a steady series of questions about the feasibility of running Oracle E-Business Suite on Exalogic servers. Our position on Exalogic application compatibility is straightforward and the same as for Exadata: Exalogic is 100% compatible with all standard Oracle Linux 5 and Solaris 11 applications. No special certification for Exalogic is required - all Oracle applications that are certified for the appropriate releases of Oracle Linux and Solaris are supported on Exalogic.
E-Business Suite runs on Exalogic
Oracle E-Business Suite
releases that are certified on 64-bit
Oracle Linux 5.x (which includes several
versions of R12, 12.1) are supported on Exalogic. Exalogic does not offer 32-bit OS support, and since Release 11i runs on 32-bit Linux only, it cannot be deployed on Exalogic.
are finding that many customers are interested in consolidating
existing Oracle software into an Exalogic environment. For the
E-Business Suite, keep in mind that existing versions of EBS would be
installed as a full stack (including Oracle Application Server 10g), just as they are today on any
other 64-bit Oracle Linux 5 (on x86-64) machine. However, older Oracle Application Server
releases are not optimized for the Exalogic environment and therefore
will not be able to take advantage of some of the performance benefits
of the system in the same manner as applications running on the Oracle
Fusion Middleware 11g stack.
E-Business Suite environments
running on Exalogic derive other benefits of the updated kernel,
including bug fixes, enhanced security, and data integrity features.
For more information about the updated kernal, see: