Latest Apps 11i Techstack (ATG RUP 6) Now Available

Here's another big release this week:  the latest Family Pack H Rollup 6 for the E-Business Suite Release 11i technology stack is now available for download from Metalink.

ATG RUP 6 download page screenshot: Screenshot of download page for patch 5903765 (technology stack update) for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i

The official name for this patch is:
In other words, this is the sixth consolidated rollup of patches released on top of 11i.ATG_PF.H.  For the Oracryptoanalysts out there who like to track nomenclature variants of these things, this patch is also referred to as the Applications Technology Group (ATG) Family Pack H Rollup 6. 

This Rollup patch is a collection of technology-stack patches that can safely be applied on top of the ATG Family Pack H. This Rollup patch is cumulative:  all previous patches released for Family Pack H since the initial 11.5.10 release, including Rollup 5, are included in this latest patch.  Rollup 5 is superceded by this latest Rollup.

Why Is This Rollup Important?

As with the previous ATG Rollup 5, we've spent a huge amount of effort both within the Applications Technology Group and across the entire Applications Suite to test and certify this Rollup patch.

Our focus for this latest Rollup has been to consolidate all known safe defect fixes, performance improvements and security enhancements into one well integrated and fully certified update.  We also focused on eliminating as many "co-requisite" patches as possible (application product patches required to interoperate with new ATG Rollups), by working to restore backward compatibility with earlier application levels wherever possible.

Our standing recommendation is that all customers should make plans to move to Rollup 6 as quickly as possible, especially any customers who are not already at ATG Rollup 5.

Changes and Fixes in Rollup 6

Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H.delta.6 (RUP6) contains Oracle Applications Technology (ATG) security fixes for core ATG products from the January 2005 Critical Patch Update (CPUJan2005) through the July 2007 Critical Patch Update (CPUJul2007).

The following core ATG products are included in 11i.ATG_PF.H.delta.6: FND, OAM, OWF, FWK, JTT, JTA, TXK, XDO, ECX, EC, AK, ALR, UMX, BNE, and FRM.

ATG Family Pack H Rollup 6 (11i.ATG_PF.H RUP 6, Patch 5903765) includes a range of new features and bug fixes for:
  • Oracle Applications Framework (OAF)
  • Oracle Application Object Library (AOL)
  • AutoConfig
  • Oracle Workflow
Prerequisites

Oracle Applications Technology ATG_PF.H RUP6 can be applied only to an existing Oracle Applications Release 11i system running Oracle Applications Technology Family Pack 11i.ATG_PF.H, which is included in Oracle Applications Release 11.5.10. If you don't already have a running Release 11.5.10 system, then you must first install the Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10 or patch up to Applications Technology Family Pack 11i.ATG_PF.H.

Special Advisory for Single Sign-On 10g Users

The SSO 10g Integration patch for Rollup 6 (Patch 6117031) has been released concurrently with this patch.  It is available immediately for download.  Details about upgrading your SSO-integrated environment to use this patch can be found in the latest version of Metalink Note 233436.1.

Related

Comments:

Steven, Just wondering when the documentation will be updated in regards to ATG RUP6. As of today Note:233436.1 still reflects RUP5.

We are currently on RUP5 and earlier in the year I had updated you with some of the issues we had with RUP5. Months later we are still finding problems and as a result we have not been able to implement the 10g AS integration in our production 11.5.10.2 environment.

We currently have the following SR's/bugs open:

1.) A Discoverer issue where we get a password expired error because it appears to be looking at the FND_USER settings instead of OID - SR 6492607.992

2.) A WebADI issue where there is a session authentication problem that prevented us from creating documents for GL journal entries - SR 6417705.993

3.)A Report Manager issue where the templates created only contain header information SR 6493287.993

4.) And recently I have found a Workflow issue that seems to be related to our integration and appears to be a session validation/authentication issue - SR 6526537.994

Each of these issues are with a different module - even though some of the problems appear to be related - and it has been difficult to get the analysts/developers to communicate with one another.

I am really hoping that RUP6 will fix some of these issues as our SR Mgmt is pretty frustrated that our implementation has been delayed for so long.

Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Dawna.

Posted by Dawna Roberts on October 18, 2007 at 08:09 AM PDT #

We upgraded also to RUP #5 and have had several issues after that. Mainly with Reports, Web ADI(fsg) and user administration.

Of course it can be said that this is because lack of testing but still quite worrying that applying it actually brought quite large amount of issues.

Would be good to have all rup #5 or any other patch related bugs linked somehow to the release notes.

Posted by Simon on October 21, 2007 at 08:33 PM PDT #

Dawna,I can appreciate some of your frustration.  I would recommend that your firm engage with your Oracle account team to arrange for an Enterprise Support Delivery Manager (ESDM).  ESDMs can help ensure that there's a holistic view (and possibly a coordinated response) across your multiple open SRs.  They can also assist with escalations that span multiple SRs.In the meantime, I'd recommend escalating each of these SRs separately.  I'll also ask someone in our SSO integration team to take a look at bug 6406196 (linked to SR 6492607.992).Note 233436.1 should have been updated concurrently with the ATG RUP6 release.  I'm looking into what's holding that up.Just a thought:  this might be an opportunity to discuss conducting an E-Business Suite health check with your Oracle account team.  If there's some central technical, operational, or business reason at the root of these issues, it'd be worthwhile drilling down into that.  Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 22, 2007 at 02:24 AM PDT #

Dawna,The team has just released an updated version of Note 233436.1 with the latest ATG RUP 6 information.  Our apologies for the delays -- these Notes are supposed to be released simultaneously with the latest information.  Thanks for bringing this to my attention.Bug 6406196 associated with your Discoverer SR has been escalated in the Applications Technology Group.  The fix for this is under review now.  I don't have an estimated release date for its release yet, but the Support Engineer assigned to your SR is now monitoring this for you.Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on October 25, 2007 at 01:48 AM PDT #

Simon,I'm sorry to hear that you had some trouble with ATG RUP 5.  We try to ensure that the release notes for a given RUP documents all
fixed bugs as well as open known issues.  If necessary, we can go back
and update the release notes for additional issues that are found in
the field following the initial release.If you have a list of specific SR numbers with the details, please feel free to forward it to me.  If appropriate, we'll make sure that we include them so that others can benefit from your experience.  We'll also ensure that any open issues are tracked and rolled forward to be fixed in a future release.Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on October 29, 2007 at 06:40 AM PDT #

Hi,
Is it possible to install RUP6 on an EBS 11.5.9 ? We have a lot of customizations in our EBS system and nowadays itエs impossible to migrate to this new release. We have installed RUP3, but we have a lot of problems with this RUP version. We are thinking to apply RUP6. Thanks !

Posted by SERGIO TAVARES COUTINHO on October 31, 2007 at 11:21 PM PDT #

Sergio,I understand your dilemma.  Customizations tend to be very expensive to maintain for this very reason.We haven't tested RUP6 with E-Business Suite 11.5.9.  I don't have any sense of whether that uncertified combination would work.  If you don't already have a running Release 11.5.10 system, then you must first install the Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10 or patch up to Applications Technology Family Pack 11i.ATG_PF.H.Good luck with your upgrade.Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on November 05, 2007 at 04:41 AM PST #

Is the 9.2.0.8 verison of the database a pre-requisite for this patch? Some of the documentation on the Patch 5903765 is confusing.

Posted by Joseph Mathew on December 19, 2007 at 07:03 AM PST #

Mathew,ATG RUP 6 is certified only with the 10gR2 database.  We have not performed any certification tests with 9iR2 (9.2.0.8).In case you missed my reply to your related question tagged against the other article:We strongly recommend that all E-Business Suite customers upgrade to the 10gR2 database immediately.  See this article for details about the latest 10gR2 certification:    * 10.2.0.3 Database Certified with Apps 11i -      http://blogs.oracle.com/schan/2007/04/10203_database_certified_with.htmlThe 9iR2 database is no longer supported in Premium Support status; see this article for details:    * Oracle 9iR2 DB Waiver of First Year Extended Support Fees -    * http://blogs.oracle.com/schan/2007/03/oracle_9ir2_db_waiver_of_first.htmlRegards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on December 21, 2007 at 04:12 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

We are planning to apply ATG RUP 6. We are facing down load issue with patch. When we download the patch from the site and trying to extract the zip file

Cannot open file: it does not appear to a valid archive

We tried to download same several times but same error we are getting.

Request help me that where can we download the same or we need to raise a SR for the same.

Please advice.

Thanks in advance
Ranjith

Posted by ranjith.S on January 07, 2009 at 04:05 PM PST #

Hi, Ranjith,

I've heard from several customers who've been able to download this successfully, so I suspect something may be amiss with your particular download rather than the master image on Oracle's servers.

I'd suggest trying again. If you still run into trouble, it'd be worth logging an SR to get one of our Support engineers engaged.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 08, 2009 at 05:06 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

Thanks for your previous update. We got the RUP 6 from oracle support. We are facing an issue with applying the patch.

When we are applying the patch in development instance the patch session hangs and when we check the worker status using adctrl it shows worker1 is running with Affurgol.Sql and work log file it shows

Affurgol.Sql running with noforce arguments and hangs here and no errors in the log file

We restarted the worker twice and for the same but result is same.

We are running with 11.5.10CU2 with 10.2.0.3 data base
Before applying the patch we run the validation text as mentioned in the RUP6 tech Document and verified the HTML Doc and in that all condition are with status pass.

So can please guide us to resolve the same and please let us we missed out any steps.

Thanks in advance
Ranjith.S

Posted by ranjith kumar on January 17, 2009 at 04:13 PM PST #

Hello Ranjith,

Issues with RUP6 known about by Support should be documented in Note 459353.1 "Known issues on top of 11i.ATG_PF.H.delta.6 (RUP6) - 5903765" and do not see your issue mentioned in this note.

The best way forward is for you to raise a Service Request with Support so we can investigate the specifics of your case in detail.

Hope this helps

Mike Shaw

Posted by Mike Shaw on January 17, 2009 at 07:14 PM PST #

Hi Steven,

Thanks for your previous update and we applied the RUP 6 in development successfully and it almost taken 24 hours to complete and as suggested we raised SR (7382991.992).

From oracle we got this answer

“RUP6 is a very large patch and does take a long time to apply.
The length of time depends on the changes that have to be made and the amount
of data that will need to be changed.

Each customer’s application of the patch will be different depending on the
modules in use the current ATG patches applied and the amount of data effected by
the patch.”

Please let us know that if any other customers have faced this type issue (log time to apply)

And when we look at document

Known issues on Top of 11i.ATG_PF.H. delta.6 (RUP6) – 5903765 and cross checked with our instance

We found that the below mentioned issues exists with our instance

1) Lower case jdbc params e.g. fnd_jdbc_buffer_max in the dbc file
2) Concurrent managers fail to start after cloning on the target instance.

Shall we need to apply these mentioned patches with respect these bugs as mentioned in the Bug reference. As these two cases are found on production too which is on RUP5.shall we need to apply these patches as we are going to apply RUP 6?

Please advice us?

Ranjith.S

Posted by ranjith on February 26, 2009 at 04:59 PM PST #

Hi, Ranjith,

As much as I'd like to help, this blog isn't really all that well-suited to provide technical support for the kind of questions you're asking.

If you'd like, you're welcome to email your Service Request number to me where you've raised these questions. I'll contact the Support Engineer handling your SR. If my team can help or provide guidance, we'll make sure that our recommendations get routed through Support and your logged SR.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 27, 2009 at 08:02 AM PST #

This patch 5903765 is running more than 2 hours, first time in devp the has was applied sucessfully with in an our time.

now again we are applying the 5903765 patch in devp the worker fails after that we cancelled the patch, and restarted the patch with out restarting the prevous session.

please suggest how to resolve the isuue ?

what are the proactive measures to be taken?

thanks and regards,
sreedhar
chennai - 1

Posted by sreedhar kumar on April 01, 2009 at 09:17 PM PDT #

Hi, Sreedhar,

I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for issues like the one you're encountering. I'd recommend logging a formal Service Request via Metalink to get one of our Support engineers engaged on this.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on April 03, 2009 at 02:20 AM PDT #

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