Applications Change Management Pack 3.0 and Applications Management Pack 3.0 Now Available

Our E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group recently released a new product, the Application Change Management Pack (ACMP), and a new version of their Application Management Pack (AMP).

The Application Change Management Pack is noteworthy because it provides three new tools for automating updates to multiple E-Business Suite instances:

  • Customization Manager automates the packaging of your customizations into AD-compliant packages that can be deployed across multiple E-Business Suite instances.  Before packaging, the Customization Manager validates your customizations against Oracle's software coding best practices.

    Screenshot of Application Change Management Pack showing package creation step

  • Patch Manager integrates with Oracle Metalink and automatically downloads and deploys different types of patches across multiple (single or multi-node) E-Business Suite instances.

    Screenshot of patch wizard acmp plug-in screen

  • Setup Manager helps manage functional setups that need to be duplicated across multiple E-Business Suite instances.

    Screenshot of ACMP Setup Manager screen

We've profiled the Application Management Pack in previous articles.  Application Management Pack extends Enterprise Manager Grid Control to monitor and managed E-Business Suite components.  Notable new features in Version 3.0 are:

  • Advanced Discovery: allows you to monitor and manage E-Business Suite systems running advanced topologies such as Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • EBS Administration:  provides a user interface to start or stop E-Business Suite components individually or the E-Business Suite as a whole
  • Hot cloning for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12:  Automates cloning of an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 system in hot mode, without shutting down the database. 
  • RAC cloning for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12:  Enables cloning of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 databases running Real Application Clusters to another RAC or single-node (non-RAC) environment.

Prerequisites

  • Linux x86 (32-bit)
  • Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g Release 4 (10gR4)
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11.5.10.CU2 or
    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0.4 or higher

Certifications for other operating system platforms, Enterprise Manager Grid Control release 10g Release 5, and other E-Business Suite releases are underway.  You're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates for these certifications, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.

Licencing

Both Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite and Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite are separately licensed products. Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Version 3.0 is a mandatory prerequisite for Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Version 3.0 and should be licenced separately.

Downloads

The Application Management Pack and Application Change Management Pack are available as a single install using Oracle Universal Installer.  They can be downloaded via:

References

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Comments:

Steven,
Can the packages created by the Customization Manager be used on a site where AMCP hasn't been licensed? We sell an E-Business Suite add-in and it would be very useful to be able to create AD-compliant packages for end-customers?
Thanks.

Posted by Barry Gooodsell on June 04, 2009 at 12:30 AM PDT #

Hi, Barry,

Yes, they can. The resulting packages are just plain-vanilla patches that can be applied by adpatch on any target system. The target system doesn't need to be running ACMP.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 04, 2009 at 03:40 AM PDT #

Steven,

There is not support for MWA port monitoring thru grid control, does AMP 3.0 includes?

Regards
-Raj

Posted by Raj Dandu on June 17, 2009 at 10:58 PM PDT #

Raj,

Yes this is available as of AMP 3.0. However we only support monitoring the availability of MWA.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 19, 2009 at 03:47 AM PDT #

Hi,

Is Hot Cloning available for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i?

Regards,
Manish Patil

Posted by Manish on June 23, 2009 at 10:42 PM PDT #

Hi Manish,

Hot Cloning for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i would be available in the next release of the Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite (AMP).

Today through AMP 3.0, its available for Release 12 alone.

Regards,
Biju Mohaan

Posted by Biju Mohan on June 24, 2009 at 08:00 PM PDT #

Thanks Biju..

Do you have any idea when next release will be available?

:)

Manish

Posted by Manish on June 25, 2009 at 05:11 AM PDT #

Hello, Manish,

I'm afraid that we're not permitted to speculate about release dates. I've discussed that in more detail here:

Loose Lips Sink Ships -
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2007/03/loose_lips_sink_ships.html

You're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which we'll post as soon as soon as they're available.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 26, 2009 at 04:07 AM PDT #

Steven:

Can the Applications Management pack (2.x or 3.0) be used with older Grid Control OMS versions ... like 10.2.0.2 ?

Posted by Ron Grinam on August 25, 2009 at 09:28 PM PDT #

Hi,

AMP-ACP 3.0 is only for Enterprise Management Grid Control installations, not running under windows? -:(

My EM Grid Control is version 10gR5 but running on Windows. Since databases run on AIX, Agents run on same machines with AIX as OS, so agent plugin containing AMP-ACP (patch 8333939) can be installed. What about EM GC?

Any ideas?

br,
--
Anjum

Posted by Anjum Shehzad on October 09, 2009 at 09:14 PM PDT #

Hi Steven,

Can you please update the blog once AMP 3.0 is certified on Windows environment.

Regards,
Phani.K

Posted by Phani on October 19, 2009 at 08:28 AM PDT #

Hi, Phani,

Of course -- stay tuned.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 21, 2009 at 04:59 AM PDT #

Any idea whe AMP will be released for windows x86? I was hoping to implement this before 2010!

Posted by Alexander Wilson on November 29, 2009 at 09:44 PM PST #

Hello, Alexander,

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to my E-Business Suite Technology Stack blog (http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan) for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 01, 2009 at 04:46 AM PST #

I am trying to setup role based ACP and currently I can only select ACP when logged on as sysman. How do I enable access for users to select ACP when logged into OEM?

Thanks,
Fred

Posted by Fred Tingle on January 06, 2010 at 02:52 AM PST #

Hi Fred,

Once the role is created, you can assign the EBS_PM_ROLE to the users who intend to use Patch Manager. Likewise, you can do the same for Customization Manager and Setup Manager. This step can be done in Oracle Enterprise Manager using the
navigation Setup (Global link) > Administrators >Edit button.
You can also restrict users to a certain set of targets. For instance, with Customization Manager, you might want to restrict the customization developers to only the development Oracle E-Business Suite instance along with the host where checkout can
be performed. This restriction can be achieved by associating only the required targets to the given administrator.

Please contact me driectly if you need any further assistance.

Posted by Angelo Rosado on January 06, 2010 at 11:58 PM PST #

Is there still no news on AMP 3.0 for windows? I would have thought that they would have released this before the new 3.1 update? Obviously this has now passed but still no sign of a windows release?

Posted by Alexander Wilson on February 14, 2010 at 10:58 PM PST #

As per AMP 3.0,3.1 supported release details, AMP 3.0,3.1 is certified against Enterprise Manager Grid Control: 10g R5 only. Is AMP 3.0,3.1 certified against 11G Grid Control Release 1? Can we apply AMP 3.0,3.1 in 11G Grid Control Release 1? Documents/Note-ids referred : Oracle Application Management Pack and Oracle Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 3.0 [ID 812315.1] Thanks Aldrin

Posted by guest on May 27, 2011 at 01:54 PM PDT #

Aldrin, AMP 3.1 can only be used with EM 10g. If you wish to use EM 11g, you must use AMP 4. Likewise, if you wish to use AMP 4, you must use EM 11g. Regards, Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on May 28, 2011 at 07:32 AM PDT #

Hi,

How can I add headers to XML files and RTF files for migrating XML reports. Also is there a way to execute a shell script using ACMP?

Posted by guest on July 10, 2011 at 01:42 AM PDT #

For XML files, the header should be placed inside the file as a comment on the first line of file.

For RTF, the header should be placed inside the file's summary comment property.

For an example of Oracle-compliant header see Oracle® Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite User's Guide.

From Customization Manager it is possible to create a custom patch that when executed runs a shell script. We support .sh file types and others for a complete list see the section titled ‘Supported File Types in Customization Manager’ in the Change Management Pack User’s Guide.

Posted by Angelo Rosado on July 11, 2011 at 04:33 AM PDT #

Hi Angelo,

I am trying to migrate a shell script (.sh file) using the ACMP tool. The file gets copoed successfully to the desired location, but I am unable to execute it since Ctrl M characters gets inserted to the file during migration. If I run the dos2unix command the script executes correctly. Can you please let me know how I can avoid this insertion of Ctlr M characters while migrating shell scripts using ACMP tool.

Also, what if I want to not just copy but also execute the shell script using ACMP tool.

Posted by guest on August 15, 2011 at 08:17 AM PDT #

It would be best if you open a service request against product 5555 Customization Manager to address your issues. We will need to examine your checkout command and version command to debug the issue. We don’t think we are introducing CRTL M characters. It would help to understand which source control system you are using as well. Send me an email with the service request number and I’ll work with support and development to address your concerns.

Posted by Angelo Rosado on August 16, 2011 at 08:56 AM PDT #

Hi Angelo,

I have to migrate XML Publisher report using ACMP, I have below files:
1. ldt file for concurrent program.
2. ldt file for Data Definition and Template.
3. XML file that is need to attached to Data Definition.
4. RTF file that is need to attached to Templates.

I am able to migrate Concurrent Program, Data Definition and Data Template using ldt files.

Please let me know how to Migrate the the xml file and rtf file (the xml file should attached to Data Definition and rtf file should attached to template).

Thanks,
Mukesh Garg

Posted by guest on September 07, 2011 at 06:30 PM PDT #

Hi Mukesh,

Below you will find a simple of our recommendations on how to migrate RTF file and XML file. If you require additional assistance kindly file a service request and we will have Oracle Support follow up.

Type: RTF File
Destination Path: patch/115/publisher/templates
Language: US
Sample: $AZ_TOP/patch/115/publisher/templates/US/AZSRDET.rtf

Type: XML File
Destination Path: patch/115/publisher/defs
Language: Generic
Sample: $AZ_TOP/patch/115/publisher/defs/AZSRDET.xml

Regards,
Angelo Rosado

Posted by Angelo Rosado on September 08, 2011 at 06:27 AM PDT #

For adding Header in RTF file, open RTF file in Notepad, go to bottom of code, here You will find 2 closing curly brackets.
In between these 2 curly brackets put Your header and save.
Copy paste below mentioned Header script in between 2 closing curly brackets:-

{\*\oraclearcsheader
$Header: XX_FA_ASSET_HISTORY.rtf 115.0 2011/05/11 20:30:27 Altaf S noship $
}

Also You can create driver file with extension .drvx as mentioned below to attach Your .rtf file to Template defination, code as mentioned below
Note:- While creating ACMP pach, In sequence You should first add below mentioned 2 ldt files
1. To create concurrent program and
2. To create Data Defination and Template Defination
before you add .drvx file.

(save this file as XX_FA_ASSET_HISTORY.drvx) :-

-- drvx File starts
# +======================================================================+
# $Header: XX_FA_ASSET_HISTORY.drvx 120.11.12010000.3 11/02/2011 9:42:12 PM Altaf S noship $
# +======================================================================+
# +======================================================================+
#
# FILENAME
# XX_FA_ASSET_HISTORY.drvx
#
# PURPOSE
#
# NOTES
#
# HISTORY

#
# +======================================================================+

# Template Code: XX_FA_ASSET_HISTORY_REPORT
# Language: en
# Territory: none
# File Name: XX_FA_ASSET_HISTORY.rtf
# Lob Type: TEMPLATE_SOURCE
# dbdrv: exec java oracle/apps/xdo/oa/util XDOLoader.class \
# dbdrv: java &phase=dat \
# dbdrv: checkfile:~PROD:patch/115/publisher/templates/US:XX_FA_ASSET_HISTORY.rtf \
# dbdrv: UPLOAD \
# dbdrv: -DB_USERNAME &un_apps \
# dbdrv: -DB_PASSWORD &pw_apps \
# dbdrv: -JDBC_CONNECTION &jdbc_db_addr \
# dbdrv: -LOB_TYPE TEMPLATE_SOURCE \
# dbdrv: -APPS_SHORT_NAME XXFA \
# dbdrv: -LOB_CODE XX_FA_ASSET_HISTORY_REPORT \
# dbdrv: -LANGUAGE en \
# dbdrv: -TERRITORY 00 \
# dbdrv: -XDO_FILE_TYPE RTF \
# dbdrv: -TRANSLATE Y \
# dbdrv: -FILE_NAME &fullpath:~PROD:patch/115/publisher/templates/US:XX_FA_ASSET_HISTORY.rtf

-- drvx File Ends

Follow sequence for creation of ACMP patch for RTF as mentioned below:-
1. RDF file
2. RTF file
3. Concurrent program for RDF (Ldt File)
4. Data Defination and Template Defination (Ldt File)
5. Driver file (.drvx file)

Posted by Altaf A Shaikh on December 10, 2011 at 02:17 PM PST #

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