Friday Feb 21, 2014

startCD options to install Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2

The startCD for Oracle E-Business Suite has been replaced with Patch 17873425. This patch is now available in My Oracle Support.

Screenshot of download page for patch 17873425 startCD

The new startCD includes more than a dozen bug fixes, support for  Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) and it also includes JDK 7 as part of the standard E-Business Suite installation (as opposed to JDK 6 installed by the startCD

As a general principle, we recommend using the latest startCD (currently, to install and upgrade to the latest Oracle E-Business Suite Release (currently 12.2.3). However, not all customers may be able to do this immediately, especially if their internal testing cycles were initiated on previous JDK versions.

Two supported upgrade paths are available. Choose the one that best suits your needs:

  • Use startCD to upgrade to Release 12.2.2 or 12.2.3. This will include JDK7 as part of the installation.
  • Use startCD to upgrade to Release 12.2.2 or 12.2.3, in conjunction with the AD/TXK.Delta.3 patches. This will retain JDK6.

Note: With regard to the second option above, the compatibility of the AD/TXK.Delta.3 patches with both JDK 6 and JDK 7 gives you the flexibility to upgrade from 12.2.2 to 12.2.3 and retain JDK6. We  recommend moving to JDK 7 at your earliest opportunity.

These are the permutations:

startCD Version JDK Version AD/TXK Codelevel Release Supported
startCD JDK6 R12.TXK.C.DELTA.2/ 12.2.2
startCD JDK6 R12.TXK.C.DELTA.3/ 12.2.3
startCD  JDK7 R12.TXK.C.DELTA.2/  None
R12.TXK.C.DELTA.3/ 12.2.2
startCD JDK7 R12.TXK.C.DELTA.3/ 12.2.3

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Friday Feb 14, 2014

Oracle Database Certified with EBS 11i on Additional HP Platforms

HP logoAs a follow up to the prior announcements on November 20th 2013, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 ( is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i ( + ATG PF.H RUP 6 and higher) on the following additional platforms:

  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.31)
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.31)1

1 : This is a 'database tier only' or 'split tier configuration' certification where the application tier must be on a fully certified E-Business Suite platform.

This announcement for Oracle E-Business Suite 11i includes:
  • Oracle Database 11gR2 version
  • Oracle Database 11gR2 version Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • Oracle Database Vault 11gR2 version
  • Transparent Data Encryption (Column Encryption) using Oracle Database 11gR2 version
  • TDE Tablespace Encryption using Oracle Database 11gR2 version
  • Advanced Security Option (ASO)/Advanced Networking Option (ANO) with Oracle Database 11gR2 version
  • Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12 Database Instances
  • Transportable Database and Transportable Tablespaces Data Migration Processes for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12


Please also review the platform-specific Oracle Database Installation Guides for operating system and other prerequisites.

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Oracle Access Manager Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

I am happy to announce that Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 Patchset 2 ( is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i ( and 12 (12.0.6, 12.1.1+, 12.2.2+).  If you are implementing single sign-on for the first time, or are an existing Oracle Access Manager user, you may integrate with Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 using Oracle Access Manager WebGate and Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate.

Choosing the Right Integration

Our previously published blog article and support note with single sign-on recommended and certified integration paths has been updated to include Oracle Access Manager 11gR2PS2:


You may refer to the following My Oracle Support Knowledge Documents for additional details regarding certified architectures and versions:

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    Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

    E-Business Suite Release 12.2 available on Windows x64

    As a follow-up to the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 General Availability announcement last year, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.2) is now available on Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit). The media for this release is available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud along with associated documents and patches.

    Users must review the Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.2) for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (My Oracle Support Document ID: 1330706.1) for requirements and further details.

    The following editions of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) are certified for Oracle E-Business Suite:

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

    Oracle E-Business Suite also supports the above editions of 2008 R2 as a guest operating system running in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtual machines.

    Note: Beginning with this release, 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Server are no longer supported. Upgrades from 11i or previous versions of R12 (12.0, 12.1) on existing Windows 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems to 12.2 on Windows x64 are supported.

    Users must also review the Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility web site for information on servers that specifically support Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64).

    Where can I find more information?



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