With the recent announcement of Oracle Database 11gR2 (18.104.22.168) certification with Oracle E-Business Suite, we've also certified two new features with the E-Business Suite to make your life a little easier.
These two new features are:
Single Client Access Name support for EBS environments
Single Client Access Name (SCAN) is an Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 11gR2 feature that provides a single name for clients to access Oracle databases running in a cluster. This means that the client's connect information can remain the same if cluster nodes are added or removed.
The SCAN feature is now certified for use with the EBS AutoConfig configuration management tool, and can be deployed with EBS by following the steps below.
No Need to Disable Fast Validation
With database versions prior to Oracle 11gR2 (22.214.171.124), you needed to disable Fast Validation in the database when performing Applications upgrades or maintenance operations.
To disable Fast Validation, you needed to add the following parameter to the database initialization parameter file:
Failing to set this in Oracle Database 11gR1 (126.96.36.199) or 11gR2 (188.8.131.52) could lead to invalid objects and forms or reports compilation failures, potentially causing problems with product functional flows.
Starting with 11gR2 (184.108.40.206), this parameter no longer needs to be set for upgrade or maintenance operations (and then unset again for normal operations). This is one less thing for you to have to remember.