Thursday Apr 20, 2017

Fusion Middleware and Identity Management Proactive Patches April 2017 Released

The following proactive patches for Fusion Middleware, and Identity Management were released on April 18, 2017.  The release includes Bundle Patches, Patch Set Updates (PSUs), and Security Patch Updates (SPUs).

Fusion Middleware and Identity Management

  • Oracle Access Manager WebGates Bundle Patch
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Suite Bundle Patch
  • Oracle Containers for Java 
  • Oracle Data Integrator,,, 
  • Oracle DirectoryServer Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle Exalogic PSU
  • Oracle GlassFish Server (OGFS) Bundle Patch ,
  • Oracle Identity Analytics 
  • Oracle Identity Management Suite Bundle Patch consisting of
    • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) Bundle Patch
    • Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) Bundle Patch
    • Oracle Mobile Security Suite (OMSS) Bundle Patch
    • Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) Bundle Patch
  • Oracle Identity Manager 
  • Oracle Internet Directory 
  • Oracle iPlanet Web Server 
  • Oracle JDeveloper (ADF) SPU,, 
  • Oracle Platform Security for Java (OPSS) Bundle Patch,  and
  • Oracle SOA Suite (SOA) Bundle Patch and
  • Oracle Service Bus,,,,  and
  • Oracle Waveset 
  • Oracle WebCenter Content (WCC) Bundle Patch,,, and 
  • Oracle WebLogic Server PSU,,,
  • Oracle WebServices Manager Bundle Patch 

For additional information :

Wednesday Apr 19, 2017

Oracle Critical Patch Update for April 2017 Released

The Critical Patch Update for April 2017 was released on April 18th, 2017.
Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities for each product suite, and links to other important documents. Supported products that are not listed in the "Affected Products and Components" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

Critical Patch Update Advisories are available at the following location:

Oracle Technology Network:

The Critical Patch Update Advisory for April 2017 is available at the following location:

Oracle Technology Network:

Important information can also be found at:

The next four dates for Critical Patch Updates are:

  • July 18, 2017
  • October 17, 2017
  • January 16, 2018
  • April 17, 2018

Monday Apr 10, 2017

My Oracle Support (MOS) 17.2 Release

The My Oracle Support (MOS) portal has a quarterly release and MOS 17.2 was just released on April 7, 2017.  See the following documents for detailed information: 

My Oracle Support Resource Center (Doc ID 873313.1)

  • What's New: Release Notes, Browser Support, Supported Languages, and My Oracle Support FAQ
  • Key Things to Know: Support Tools and Resources, Get Proactive, and How to Work Effectively with Support and Oracle Best Practices
  • Test your Knowledge: Portals and Support Tools Expertise. Test Your Knowledge and Get Support Accredited

My Oracle Support Release Notes (Doc ID 780132.5)

  • Release Notes: New features, bug fixes, and known issues for My Oracle Support release 17.2
  • MOS FAQs: General information about My Oracle Support not contained in the release notes

Monday Apr 03, 2017

New ORAchk & EXAchk Version Released

Oracle ORAchk & EXAchk

New Release ORAchk & EXAchk Now Available

Upgrade to Database 12.2 with confidence

This release includes lots of new checks to help when upgrading the database to 12.2.

These include both pre and post upgrade verification to prevent problems related to:

  • OS configuration
  • Grid Infrastructure & Database patch prerequisites
  • Database configuration
  • Cluster configuration

See the ORAchk or EXAchk Health Check Catalog for more details of new checks.

Improve performance of SQL queries

Many new checks focus on known issues in 12c Optimizer as well as SQL Plan Management.

These checks target problems such as:

  • Wrong results returned
  • High memory & CPU usage
  • Errors such as ORA-00600 or ORA-07445
  • Issues with cursor usage
  • Other general SQL plan management problems

Tailor Collection Manager email notifications & control sample data

Collection Manager email notification can now be customized based on one or more business units. Existing users which have notification already configured will receive notification for all business units by default.

It is now possible to delete or reload the sample data which Collection Manager ships with.

Prevent Clusterware related outages and corruptions

The Oracle Cluster Registry subnet records can become stale due to configuration changes. This can lead to various startup problems.

Additionally vulnerability to certain OS bugs can lead to corruption in clustered databases.

This release has checks included to verify network configuration and OS patching.

Guard against Exadata Critical Issues

New checks detect Exadata critical issues.

EXAchk also now verifies readiness to apply PSU on OJVM (Oracle Java Virtual Machine). In addition various other Exadata best practice recommendations have been added.

Find more details in the EXAchk Health Check Catalog.

Avoid a SuperCluster critical issue and storage problems

New checks are now available for a critical issue and storage problems affecting SuperCluster.

These detect vulnerability to a Critical Issue affecting SuperCluster. As well as checks to prevent storage related problems and verification of readiness to apply PSU on OJVM (Oracle Java Virtual Machine).

Friday Mar 17, 2017

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