Applications Change Management Pack 3.0 and Applications Management Pack 3.0 Now Available
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on Jun 02, 2009
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.
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.
Setup Manager helps manage functional setups that need to be duplicated across multiple E-Business Suite instances.
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.
- 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.
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.
The Application Management Pack and Application Change Management Pack are available as a single install using Oracle Universal Installer. They can be downloaded via:
- Application Management Pack and Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Version 3.0 (Patch 8333939)
- Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack and Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Version 3.0 (Metalink Note 812315.1)
- Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite (PDF, 260K)
- Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Data Sheet (PDF, 80K)