10gR2 10.2.0.4 Database Certified with Apps 12

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[Aug 26, 2008 Update: Added Windows x86 and IBM AIX to the list of certified platforms, and more information about pending platform certifications]

Following our recent certification of E-Business Suite Release 11i with the 10gR2 10.2.0.4 Database, I'm very pleased to announce that the E-Business Suite Release 12 is now also certified on 10.2.0.4. For those of you who are planning ahead, this means that you can upgrade your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i environment to the 10gR2 10.2.0.4 Database and then upgrade your environment to E-Business Suite Release 12, without worrying about incompatible target database versions.

Supported Configurations

  • E-Business Suite Release 12.0 and higher

The following 10gR2 10.2.0.4 database options are also certified

  • Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • Automatic Storage Management (ASM)
  • Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
  • Advanced Security Option / Advanced Networking Option (ASO / ANO)

Certified Platforms

  • Linux x86-32
  • Linux x86-64
  • Sun SPARC Solaris
  • HP-UX PA-RISC
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • IBM AIX
  • Microsoft Windows x86

Still Underway

We're still working on the following certifications right now:

  • Certification on Microsoft Windows Itanium and x64, Linux Itanium, IBM System z Linux, Sun Solaris x64, HP Tru64, and IBM Linux on Power.
  • Certification with 10gR2 10.2.0.4 Database Vault

As usual, I'm not permitted to speculate about release dates for these certifications. You're welcome to subscribe or monitor this blog for updates if you're interested in news about these upcoming certifications.

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Comments:

hi steven,
how about the certification for the IBM AIX platform?
gari

Posted by gari on August 20, 2008 at 05:45 PM PDT #

According to Certify on MetaLink, 10.2.0.4 on IBM AIX appears to be certified for R12.

Posted by Steven Parks on August 21, 2008 at 11:02 PM PDT #

Steven,

Just out of curiosity, can you provide any insight into the order of operating systems and/or applications versions for certification? For example, when a new RDBMS version comes out, is priority given to certify 11i, r12, Linux, Windows, 32-bit, 64-bit, etc?

Posted by Kevin Kempf on August 25, 2008 at 10:33 PM PDT #

Gari,

Steven Parks has convincingly demonstrated that he's a Metalink Master: his statement about AIX being certified is quite correct. I've just updated the article with new information about both AIX and MS Windows x86 certifications.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 26, 2008 at 01:48 AM PDT #

Kevin,

The prioritization of certifications is something that our collective management team spends a lot of time working through (and debating). The priority changes from certification to certification based on customer escalations, strategic needs, technical issues, as well as the needs of various database and Fusion Middleware organizations to get their technologies working with the E-Business Suite.

For example, when we were planning our 10.2.0.4 certification, the first decision was to certify Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i before Release 12. This was in recognition of the fact that the majority of our installed E-Business Suite customers are still on Release 11i. The number of affected customers is always a prime consideration for a new certification (but sometimes is trumped by other factors).

In terms of platforms, our base certification in Applications Development is on Linux. After that, the order of other platform certifications depends on when the ports are released by the technology provider. Sometimes, certain platforms are omitted entirely.

For example, Developer6i Forms Patchset 19 has not been ported to HP Tru-64 yet due to insufficient customer demand. Naturally, if the port doesn't exist, the certification doesn't happen until that situation changes.

Other factors complicate the platform certification order, too, such as platform-specific technical issues. For example, we might have three platform certifications going at the same time. Two of those certifications complete without issues, but there are issues found with the third. In that situation, we'd likely just announce the first two certifications and hold back on the third one.

So, the bottom line is that Linux is generally the first certified platform, and Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i is generally the first certified release. Everything else is affected by a host of variables that changes from certification to certification.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 26, 2008 at 02:04 AM PDT #

Hi!

Right now we have a Windows Server 2003 running Oracle EBS 11i with RDBMS 9i(9.2.0.7.0).

We are planning to migrate the database to 10gR2 (RAC) on Linux x86-32 and upgrade EBS R12(12.0.4) on Windows 2003 (32-Bit).

I would like your advice with the split configuration: RDBMS 10gR2 on Linux with EBS R12 on Windows.

Thank you.

Posted by Vivi on January 08, 2009 at 10:31 PM PST #

Hi, Vivi,

Both Linux x86-32 and Windows 2003 (32-bit) are fully supported for both the application and database tiers for EBS R12. You're free to mix-and-match them if you wish.

Good luck with your upgrade.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 09, 2009 at 02:58 AM PST #

Hi,

Customer wants to apply RDBMS patch 8576156 which will update their database to 10.2.0.4.1. Is that certified? Any drawbacks?

Thanks,

Bob

Posted by Bob on August 11, 2009 at 12:51 AM PDT #

Hi, Bob,

EBS customers can safely apply Database Patch Set Updates; see this article:

Can E-Business Users Apply Database Patch Set Updates? - http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2009/08/can_ebs_users_apply_database_patch_set_updates.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 11, 2009 at 03:14 AM PDT #

My client is on Solaris Sparc 64 with a 12.0.4 EBS.
Is the Solaris 'ZFS' file system certified?

Posted by Bob Aders on December 11, 2009 at 04:04 AM PST #

Bob,

The short answer is that we don't certify the E-Business Suite on specific third-party filesystems. For an in-depth discussion about this, see:

Choosing a Shared File System for Oracle E-Business Suite
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2009/07/choosing_an_ebs_shared_file_system.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 11, 2009 at 06:18 AM PST #

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