Interim Update: Certifying the 11gR2 Database with the E-Business Suite
By Prasad Akkiraju on Sep 05, 2009
New database updates from Oracle are the mostly closely-watched releases across our Oracle user community. The 11gR2 version 188.8.131.52.0 is the next major release after 11gR1 version 184.108.40.206.0. This version -- for Linux x86 32-bit and 64-bit platforms only -- is now available for download on the Oracle Technology Network.New features in this release range from application development to security, details of which can be found in the New Features Guide.
Certification Underway for the Oracle E-Business Suite
The new 11gR2 database is not yet certified for use with the E-Business Suite. We're actively working on EBS 11i and R12 certifications right now. These certifications are going well, but for reasons well known to the readers on this blog, I can't share certification schedules or completion estimates. You're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.
Smarter Installation Process
I personally found the UI to be more user-friendly with smart system checks. For example, as part of the checks on my node, it came up with a list of kernel parameters that need to be set for the installation to succeed. The installer then generated a customized script, runfixup.sh, that needs to be run as root to set the parameters. Once that script is run successfully, I was able to proceed with the installation in OUI.
If you would like to have a preview of the installation process, here are some screenshots of the 11gR2 Oracle Universal Installer tasks:
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