Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

Fusion Middleware Proactive Patches Released


The latest Fusion Middleware (FMW) Proactive patches were released on April 14, 2015. To find download information and full detail, the relevant links are as follows:

A short summary of the patches released is posted below.

Bundle Patches

Bundle patches are collections of controlled, well tested critical bug fixes for a specific product which may include security contents and occasionally minor enhancements. These are cumulative in nature meaning the latest bundle patch in a particular series includes the contents of the previous bundle patches released. A suite bundle patch is an aggregation of multiple product bundle patches that are part of a product suite.

  • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) and bundle patches.
  • Oracle GlassFish Server (OGFS), and bundle patches.
  • Oracle Internet Directory (OID) bundle patch.
  • Oracle Identity Management Suite Bundle Patch consisting of
    • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) bundle patch.
    • Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) bundle patch.
    • Oracle Adaptive Access Manager (OAAM) bundle patch.
    • Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) bundle patch.
  • Oracle iPlanet Web Server (OiWS) 7.0.21 and 6.1.20 bundle patches.
  • Oracle iPlanet Web Proxy Server (OiWPS) 4.0.25 bundle patches.
  • Oracle OpenSSO Proxy Server Web Agent-V3.0-04 bundle patch.
  • Oracle SOA Suite (SOA) and bundle patches.
  • Oracle Service Bus (OSB) bundle patch.
  • Oracle WebCenter Content (WCC) bundle patch
  • Oracle WebCenter Portal (WCP) bundle patch

Patch Set Updates (PSU)

Patch Set Updates (PSU) are collections of well controlled, well tested critical bug fixes for a specific product that have been proven in customer environments. PSUs may include security content but no enhancements are included. These are cumulative in nature meaning the latest PSU in a particular series includes the contents of the previous PSUs released.

  • Oracle WebLogic Server,, and PSUs.
  • Oracle Exalogic PSUs
    • Physical Linux x86-64 (for all X2-2, X3-2, X4-2 , X5-2)
    • Physical Solaris x86-64 (for all X2-2, X3-2, X4-2, X5-2)
    • Virtual (for all X2-2, X3-2, X4-2, X5-2)

Critical Patch Update (CPU)

The Critical Patch Update program is Oracle's quarterly release of security fixes. Additional patches were released as part of Oracle's Critical Patch Update program for the following products and versions:

  • Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition (ODSEE)
  • Oracle Management Pack for Golden Gate
  • Oracle Outside In Technology (OIT) 8.5.1, 8.5.0 and 8.4.1
  • Oracle WebCenter Sites, and 7.6.2

Wednesday Apr 04, 2012

Get Proactive with Fusion Middleware

Prevent, Resolve, Upgrade !

If you have not seen or bookmarked it already, check out:

Get Proactive with Fusion Middleware [ID 1388293.1]

This is a one stop shop for navigating to proactive support material, tools, and communication channels related to Oracle Fusion Middleware e.g.

  • Lifecycle Advisors
  • Information Centers
  • Diagnostic and Health Check Tools like RDA and OCM
  • Support Communities
  • Newsletters

Furthermore, once in this support document, a click on the "Proactive Home" option in the menu will take you to the main Get Proactive support document. From this document you can access other product family "Get Proactive" documents such as the ones belonging to the Database and Enterprise Manager.

Oracle Premier Support: Get Proactive! [ID 432.1]

432.1 .. nice easy number to remember :-)

The "Get Proactive" support documents will be updated on a monthly basis. If you have any comments or feedback feel free to post against this blog entry. Or alternatively click the "Rate this Document" icon when viewing the support document in My Oracle Support.

Wednesday Mar 21, 2012

Welcome to the FMW Install and Admin Proactive Team Blog


Welcome to the Fusion Middleware Install and Administration Proactive Support blog.  This is our first post, so let's begin by introducing ourselves and our mission.

Who We Are

We are a small team of support engineers based in Europe.  Our expertise covers all matters related to the installation and administration of Oracle Application Server 10g, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g and future versions to come. We particularly focus on core components such as the
  • Installers and Configuration Wizards
  • Web Tier ( Oracle HTTP Server )
  • OPMN
  • Enterprise Manager Console for Application Server
as well as general questions / problems relating to patching, maintenance and architecture.

Our Mission

  1. Improve the customer experience
  2. Enable customers to avoid / prevent issues when working with our products
  3. Enable faster resolution of problems when they occur

Our Activities

  • Enhancement and maintenance of our knowledge base
  • Seek continuous improvement of the product documentation
  • Contribute to the Fusion Middleware Support News
  • Moderation of the "Oracle Application Server" support community
  • Participate in the Support Advisor Webcast program
  • Involved in the Lifecycle of diagnostic tools such as RDA and OCM
    • User Acceptance Testing
    • Logging of enhancements and health check ideas
  • Provide feedback to product management / development
    • Logging of product bugs and enhancements
    • Suggest improvements that could be made to web sites like OTN
  • Promote new support documents, tools via channels such as Newsletter and Social Media
We hope that this blog will be a two-way communication as we are interested in feedback on what we can improve. Many suggestions we can act on immediately while others may take more time, but all of them will be acknowledged and followed up.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to both informing and working with you.

Postscript: Many links you will find in our blog entries will require a login to My Oracle Support. For readers who do not have a login, please accept our apologies - when and where possible we will endeavour to ensure the links will supplement rather than replace wording in the blog entries.


This is the blog of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Proactive Support Delivery Team. Here we will provide information about our activities, publications, product related information and more. Feedback welcome.

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