We are very pleased to announce that Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 SRU 3 on Oracle Solaris 11 introduces support for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.
In particular, starting with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4, Oracle Applications DBA (AD) and Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack (TXK) Delta 6, Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 can now be managed by Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 SRU 3.
One advantage of deploying Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Oracle Solaris Cluster is the ability to install the Primary Application Tier and subsequent WebLogic Administration Server on a logical host.
What this means is that, if the physical node hosting the Primary Application Tier and subsequent WebLogic Administration Server fails, then Oracle Solaris Cluster will fail over the Primary Application Tier to another node.
Oracle Solaris Cluster will detect a node failure within seconds and will automatically fail over the logical host to another node where the Primary Application Tier services are automatically started again. Typically, the WebLogic Administration Server is available again within 2-3 minutes after a node failure. Without Oracle Solaris Cluster providing high availability for Oracle
E-Business Suite 12.2, you will need to recover the Primary Application
Tier and WebLogic Administration Server from a reliable backup.
Please note that if the physical node hosting the Primary Application Tier and subsequent WebLogic Administration Server fails, then patching would not be possible until the WebLogic Administration Server is available again.
The following diagram shows a typical Oracle E-Business 12.2 deployment on Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 with Oracle Solaris 11, using Oracle Solaris Zone Clusters.
This deployment example is based on the information available in the “Deployment Option with Single Web Entry Point and Multiple Managed Servers” section of the My Oracle Support (MOS) note, Using Load-Balancers with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1375686.1), with the modification that the Admin Server and its Node Manager are running on the Web Entry Point server.
It is important to note that the Primary Applications Tier and subsequent WebLogic Administration Server have been installed on the logical host primary-lh to enable Oracle Solaris Cluster, in the event of a node failure to fail over the Primary Application Tier services to another node where those services are automatically started again.
For more information please refer to the following:
How to Deploy Oracle RAC on an Exclusive-IP Oracle Solaris Zones Cluster
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/rac-excl-ip-zone-cluster-2341657.html#AboutOracle Solaris Cluster Data Service for Oracle E-Business Suite as of Release 12.2 Guide
Oracle Solaris Cluster Engineering