Database 10gR2 10.2.0.5 Certified with E-Business Suite

With the July 4 weekend coming up, it's nice to wrap up the week with a bang.  This final announcement for the week is cause for celebration.

Oracle Database 10gR2 10.2.0.5 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i (11.5.10.2) and Release 12 (12.0.4 or higher; 12.1.1 or higher).  The 10.2.0.5 database patchset is the terminal release for the 10gR2 codeline. 

Premier Support for 10gR2 ends July 31, 2010

We've covered this several times already, but it never hurts to keep reminding you that Premier Support for the 10gR2 (10.2) database ends on July 31, 2010.

Regular readers may recall that fees for the first year of Extended Support for the 10gR2 database are waived. There is nothing that customers need to do to remain fully supported other than keep your support contracts current. Higher fees for Extended Support will start August 1, 2011 for most platforms.

This is formally documented in two different places, for those of you who appreciate convergent validation:
If you haven't already done so, I strongly recommend that you review the following article to understand the support implications for E-Business Suite environments:
If you are considering upgrade paths for your EBS environment from 10gR2, you have the choice of either 11gR1 (11.1) or 11gR2 (11.2).  For the longest Premier Support coverage, choose 11gR2.  Here's a snapshot of our EBS database roadmap as of today:

Snapshot of E-Business Suite database certification roadmap as of July 2010 showing end of premier support dates for each database release
Certified Database Options

This database patchset certification also includes the following 10gR2 10.2.0.5 database options:
  • Real Application Clusters
  • Database Vault 
  • Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) Column Encryption
  • Advanced Security Option / Advanced Networking Option
Certified Platforms
E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.4 and higher; 12.1.1 and higher)
  • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5) 
  • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5) 
  • Linux x86 (SLES 9, 10) 
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5) 
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5) 
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 9, 10) 
E-Business Suite Release 11.5.10.2
  • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5) 
  • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5) 
  • Linux x86 (SLES 9, 10) 
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)*
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)*
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 9, 10)*
* These are split configurations, where the application tier must be on a fully-certified Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i platform.
Other platforms still underway

Certifications of other operating system platforms, including HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, and others, is still underway.  Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available. 

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

EBS 12 References
EBS 11i References
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Comments:

Hi Steven,

This article states that the 10.2.0.5 is certified on a number pf platforms for 11i (11.5.10.2) including "Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)".

On searching for an x86 version of the patch (8202632) I can;t find one.

Can you advise if this is something that is planned and going to be available any time soon?

Thanks
Des

Posted by Des Collins on July 18, 2010 at 06:32 PM PDT #

Hi, Des,

I just checked this patch. It appears that the Linux x86 port is temporarily on hold, but doesn't state the reason. Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged in moving this port along.

Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on July 18, 2010 at 11:30 PM PDT #

Thanks Steven,

I logged SR number 3-1942991001 to enquire about 10.2.0.5 for Linux x86

I went through the SR templates for requesting an existing patch... which seems to have logged the SR as a 'Feedback' rather than a Technical!

Anyway, the analyst assigned has said that Dev pulled the 10.2.0.5 patch and they don't have any further informtaion available,

If you are able to get anything more out of Developemnt I'd appreciate it. I was about to download 10.2.0.5 for an upgrade (Test thankfully) this week... but have had to fall back to 10.2.0.4 for the timebeing.

Any help, much appreciated.

Des

Posted by Des Collins on July 20, 2010 at 06:17 AM PDT #

Hi steven,

i want to know about end of support oracle database 10.2
our Prod Instance is on 10.2.0.3 we plan to upgrade to 11gR2 soon but it takes sometime so could you advice me 10.20.3 also in the disupport list kindly update me .

regards,
ahmed .

Posted by syed ahmed on August 03, 2010 at 10:09 PM PDT #

Hi, Syed,

Premier Support for the 10.2.0.3 database ended in Feb 2009, 12 months after 10.2.0.4 was released. This is consistent with the support policies described in this article:

On Database Patching and Support: A Primer for E-Business Suite Users
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2009/02/on_database_patching_support_a_primer_for_ebs_users.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 04, 2010 at 02:04 AM PDT #

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