E-Business Suite Release 11i Certified on IBM AIX 6

Oracle Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i ( is now certified on IBM AIX 6 (version 6.1).  For full details about operating system patches and other prerequisites, see:

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As a reply to a previous comment (that appears not to have migrated over to the new system):

Hi Steven, I just wanted to know whether R12 is Certified on AIX 6 or not. I just installed clusterware,ASM and Datbase (all on AIX 6L, now my next step is to Install R12 on that. Thanks

We are have just announced the certification of R12 with AIX 6. Please review specific information in Certify on OracleMetaLink as well as the R12 Installation and Upgrade Notes for AIX (ML Note: 402306.1).

Steven has also posted a new blog on this:

Posted by John on July 02, 2008 at 09:24 AM PDT #

Hi Steven, great posts!. I have one question, we're planning an upgrade from 11.5.9 to 12 and also a platform migration from Solaris to AIX 6. the problem is that disk space is critical in Solaris so we would like make the upgrade in AIX. Is 11.5.9 certified in AIX 6?

Thanks in advance.


Posted by Andres on February 23, 2010 at 09:27 PM PST #

hi Andres -
11.5.9 is not certified on AIX 6 - customers must be on to install or upgrade to AIX 6.
However if you are planning an upgrade to R12, you will be using the 12.1 Rapid Install (or RapidWiz) to lay down the application tier (apps and technology stack) - so you could do the application tier platform migration as part of your R12 upgrade by running 12.1 RI on the AIX 6 box (in page 2-28 of the 12.1.1 Upgrade Guide - http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B53825_04/current/acrobat/121upgrade.pdf)

The DB migration must be done separately though, but the nice thing is that you can stage these and not have a massive downtime, since you can certainly have the 12.1.1 application tier on AIX 6 and the DB tier running DB 10g or 11g on Solaris (in a mixed platform architecture).

Posted by John Abraham on February 24, 2010 at 07:58 AM PST #


We need to get from source= 5.3 to target=12.1.3/ 6.1.

What are the possible ways to get to there from here?

Thanks for your help!

Kind regards,

Posted by Frank on January 06, 2011 at 01:48 AM PST #

Hi, Frank,

Glad to hear that you're planning to move to R12.

You're faced with doing both a platform migration and EBS upgrade. These can be done in either order.

Platform migrations are usually part of an upgrade to a more-powerful server. If that applies to your situation, then I'd do that first. It will be faster to upgrade EBS 11i to 12 on a faster machine, for obvious reasons. IBM AIX 6.1 is a fully-certified platform for EBS 11i; in other words, both your application tier and database tier can run on AIX 6.1.

Good luck with your upgrade and migration.


Posted by Steven Chan on January 06, 2011 at 02:41 AM PST #

Hi Steven, We would very much appreciate if you can clarify the following, We are in the process of moving our UNIX environments to AIX and already a version is migrated on AIX. The issue is with one of our older version of apps (Apps 11.5.9/ is used for history purposes (read only) need to be migrated too. Whats the best way to get this HP-UX 11.5.9 version to AIX 6.1/5.2? Many thanks in advance. Best regards, Prasanna

Posted by Prasanna on June 05, 2011 at 04:51 PM PDT #

Hello Prasanna - Since AIX 6 is not certified with 11.5.9, that would not be a suitable target OS for migration. It should also be noted that AIX 5.2 is no longer officially supported by IBM, and so will appear as 'Withdrawn' in our Certification tables in My Oracle Support so you may not get support from IBM if you come across any OS specific issues. In any case, what you should be following is the 11i Platform migration document (238276.1) for information on this. Regards, John

Posted by John Abraham on June 08, 2011 at 07:15 AM PDT #

Hi John,

Thanks for the feed back and help.

Best regards,

Posted by Prasanna on June 15, 2011 at 08:49 PM PDT #

Hi Steven,
We have EBS with Oracle on AIX 5.3. We would like to do a platform migration to AIX 6.1 64bits.
What would you suggest ? What are the MOS Notes that I can use.
Best Regards.

Posted by Armand on December 17, 2014 at 01:40 AM PST #

Hi Armand -
Since this is simply an OS upgrade (not technically a pure platform migration), you can use the Rapid Clone methodology to clone your 11i instance over to the target AIX 6 system. Please review and follow the MOS Note 'Cloning Oracle Applications Release 11i with Rapid Clone (Doc ID 230672.1)'.

Posted by John Abraham on January 05, 2015 at 10:23 AM PST #

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