HP-UX, AIX, Solaris Certified for 11g DB and Apps 11i

Whew -- I'm struggling to keep up with the stream of new announcements.  Here's some breaking news from our Platform Engineering team this morning: 


The following new platforms are now certified with the E-Business Suite Release 11i and the Oracle Database 11g Release 11 (
  • Sun Solaris SPARC
The revised platform availability list is now:
  • Linux x86-32
  • Sun Solaris SPARC
  • Windows x86
Certification on other platforms is in progress; you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as they're available.

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FYI, the upgrade from 9208 to 11g DB on x86 Linux went smoothly for us, but I think you all definitely need to update the script and metalink note on init.ora parameters should be there or not. It simply doesn't say on many parameters that were there in the past. The automated script needs to updated for 11g DB.

Posted by Jay Weinshenker on April 05, 2008 at 05:04 AM PDT #

Thanks for the feedback, Jay.In theory, everything that's needed for the 11g DB upgrade should be fully documented already.  Do you have an SR with any more details about the specific things missing or undocumented?  I'd like to have our teams look into this in more detail. Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on April 07, 2008 at 04:55 AM PDT #

I didn't open an SR, but before 11g 11i cert came out, note 216205.1 was the official init.ora parameter list for Apps. It still is, and does have some a 11g section, but doesn't specifically say anything for the various init.ora parameters that start with _ - which dbua removes. Finally, that note used to reference the automated init.ora checking script in metalink note 174605.1 , but that reference is removed and the script in that 174605.1 note is not updated to handle 11g.

Posted by Jay Weinshenker on April 16, 2008 at 03:05 AM PDT #

Script bde_chk_cbo.sql (Note: 174605.1) includes now validation of init.ora parameters for APPS 11i on RDBMS 11g.

Posted by Carlos Sierra on April 22, 2008 at 08:37 AM PDT #

Is 11g certification with R12 in the works? Am wondering if 11g upgrade is advisable or if it might interfere in planning for R12.
Regards, Anna Mar僘

Posted by Anna Mar僘 on April 23, 2008 at 10:09 AM PDT #

Anna Maria,Yes, we're working on this certification right now, as discussed briefly in this recent article:Update on Database 11g Release 1 ( Certification with EBS Release 12 - http://blogs.oracle.com/schan/2008/03/update_on_database_11g_release.htmlIf you upgrade an E-Business Suite Release 11i environment to the 11g Database today, a subsequent upgrade to E-Business Suite Release 12 will be dependent on the latter's certification with the 11g Database.  I don't have a firm schedule for the 11g Database certification with E-Business Suite Release 12 yet, but you're welcome to monitor this blog for updates.Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on April 24, 2008 at 06:03 AM PDT #

This may be a little premature, but I heard that 11gR2 will be announced (initial release) at Open World in a couple of weeks. We are toying with the notion of waiting until 11gR2 is certified with EBS 11i to upgrade the database to 11g. How long did it take to certify 11gR1 with EBS 11i after it was initially released? Can we expect the same amount of time to pass for 11g R2 to be certified with EBS 11i from the time it is released?

Posted by Rich Sutherland on September 03, 2008 at 01:33 AM PDT #

Hi, Rich,

I've been planning on collecting some certification timeline metrics for a while, but this isn't something that I have at my fingertips yet.

I don't have any information that I can share about our 11gR2 certification timelines at this point. When it comes to this kind of decision, I strongly believe that there's a lot of truth in this old adage: "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

In other words, if I were faced with the decision to upgrade to a new release now (and get the benefits immediately) or wait to upgrade to an even-newer release at some unspecified future date, I'd go with the new release.


Posted by Steven Chan on September 03, 2008 at 06:57 AM PDT #

Do You have any benchmarks for HP-UX? I found only with HP hardware, but with Red Hat. Thank You

Posted by richard bobek on November 06, 2009 at 11:25 PM PST #

Hi, Richard,

The only published benchmarks are listed here:


I'll ask the Applications Performance Group whether there are any other HP-UX papers that they've got in the queue. In the absence of that, it might be worth contacting HP to see whether they have any benchmarks published.


Posted by Steven Chan on November 09, 2009 at 01:47 AM PST #

Hi, Richard,

Our Applications Performance Group tells me that no vendors have published any benchmarks on their respective platforms yet. They're currently working with IBM for AIX, and Sun for Solaris 64. They didn't mention any plans for HP. It might be worth your contacting HP for additional help with this one.


Posted by Steven Chan on November 09, 2009 at 03:37 AM PST #

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