EBS R12 Certified with Database 11gR2 on SLES 11

SUSE Linux logoOracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is now certified with the Oracle Database 11gR2 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 running on the database tier for the following platforms and versions:

Release 12 (12.0.4 and higher, 12.1.1 and higher) with Database versions 11.2.0.2 and 11.2.0.3:

  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 11)
Release 12 (12.0.4 and higher, 12.1.2 and higher) with Database version 11.2.0.2:
  • IBM: Linux on System z (SLES 11)

The certification of R12 with 11.2.0.3 on IBM: Linux on System z (including SLES 11) is in progress.

These certifications cover the above 64-bit operating systems.  There are no plans to certify 32-bit SLES 11 (Linux x86).

Database Tier Only

These certifications cover only the E-Business Suite database tier.  The application tier of the E-Business Suite is not certified with SLES 11.  Customers must run the application tier on a different certified operating system (such as SLES 10). If you plan to use SLES 11 for an EBS application tier server, please contact me to discuss your business case.

Other Database Options Certified

This announcement for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 includes the following (as well as other features and options):

  • Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • Oracle Database Vault
  • Transparent Data Encryption (Column Encryption)
  • TDE Tablespace Encryption
  • Advanced Security Option (ASO)/Advanced Networking Option (ANO)
  • Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Database Instances
  • Transportable Database and Transportable Tablespaces Data Migration Processes for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
References

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

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Comments:

Are you allowed to say whether Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is undergoing certification?
I know RHEL 4 and 5 are currently certified but RHEL 4 enters "End of Regular Life Cycle" on 29th of this month.

Posted by Ian Neal on February 12, 2012 at 10:02 AM PST #

Hello Ian -
It does appears that we have historically tied the end of regular life cycle support for Red Hat to a 'de-support' of the OS, so it can be expected that RH 4 will appear as a 'Withdrawn' OS in our Support certification matrices after this date. Note though that RH 5 (fully certified for both EBS 11i and R12) is supported for another 2 years at least, while Oracle Linux Premier support goes out a year beyond those of RH OS'es.
We have begun testing Oracle Linux 6, but RH 6 is awaiting management approvals and is still tbd.
Regards,
John

Posted by John Abraham on February 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM PST #

Our shop is currently going through a hardware upgrade cycle. As part of the migration we are laying down the current release of SuSE (SLES11). As I'm sure your aware SLES10 will begin its desupport descent next year and so this upgrade provided us a couple of opportunities:
1) We would be ahead of the game from a support standpoint
2) We would save alot of man hours by only have to go through our testing and user acceptance processes one time

This brings me to my problem of EBS 12.1.3 not being certified on SLES11. (x86_64)

We have opened an SR on the matter and have been told we have been added to a list but a decision has not been made to certify this combination.

Our account rep suggested contacting you to help in working this issue.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Leon

Posted by guest on April 09, 2012 at 09:14 AM PDT #

Hello Leon -
Thanks for your input and information - we are working diligently to expedite the process of approvals for the certification of EBS along with its technology components on the app tier (the database tier with R12/11gR2 has already been certified for SLES 11). I have added you to the list of customers that we will update when we get the go ahead to proceed.
Best Regards,
John

Posted by John Abraham on April 10, 2012 at 04:29 AM PDT #

Hi Steve,

By mistake I have upgraded Suse 11 sp2 to on application server too.
I am having the following error while applying the patch.

/usr/lib/gcc/i586-suse-linux/4.3/libgcc_s.so: undefined reference to
`dl_iterate_phdr@GLIBC_2.2.4'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [/data/lnxtestappl/fnd/11.5.0/bin/ar60desb] Error 1
Done with link of fnd executable 'ar60desb' on Wed Oct 17 15:21:32
hmf-hrm-007:~ # rpm -qa *gcc*|more
gcc43-4.3.4_20091019-0.22.17
gcc43-c++-4.3.4_20091019-0.22.17
libgcc-4.1.2_20070115-0.32.53
gcc-c++-4.3-62.198
gcc-4.3-62.198
libgcc46-4.6.1_20110701-0.13.9

Is there any workaround without having to downgrade to SUSE version 10 on application server.?
When SUSE version 11 is going to be certified?

Thanks.
Srini

Posted by guest on October 19, 2012 at 07:20 AM PDT #

Hello Srini -
We've certified EBS R12 (12.1) with 64-bit SLES 11 on the app tier - please see the Certifications tab on My Oracle Support for a list of EBS certified platforms and the 12.1 Installation and Upgrade Note (MOS Note 761566.1) for more information.
We don't have any plans to certify 11i with SLES 11 and I'm not aware of any way you can downgrade the existing OS to SLES 10.
Regards,
John

Posted by John Abraham on October 22, 2012 at 01:01 PM PDT #

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