OpenWorld 2009: E-Business Suite Technology Stack Certification Roadmap

OpenWorld 2009 has kicked off with a bang.  As in previous years, I was invited to share our latest E-Business Suite technology stack certification roadmap with the OAUG EBS Technology Stack Special Interest Group (SIG) members.

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Most of what I covered in this SIG discussion will be familiar to regular readers of this blog.  Even if you've been keeping up with this blog's announcements, the convenient thing about this Roadmap presentation is that it summarizes our latest techstack certifications, desupport notices, support policy updates, and other important topics from the last year in a single, cohesive presentation.

Topics from this presentation include:
  • E-Business Release 12.1.1 technology stack components
  • Important Oracle Support policy updates for the E-Business Suite, Server Technologies, and Fusion Middleware products
  • Summary of the latest desupport notices relevant to EBS environments, covering desktop clients, browsers, database releases, and internal and external application tier servers
  • Listing of the current and recommended EBS certifications
  • Glimpse of upcoming certifications
This presentation is available here:
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Hello

When will Oracle Development provide customers the list of terminal patches release that will be the final requirement before moving to Extended Support for 11.5.10.CU2 ?

Customers need to plan this migration so this list should be provided in a timely manner or at least an ETA should be officially provided in order to plan the tests to be done during 1st part of 2010 .

Regards
Claire ARNOUD
Working hours 7h-16h GMT

Posted by claire.arnoud on October 13, 2009 at 12:15 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

According to Metalink Note 290807.1 'Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite 11i'
the minimum required version of Sun JRE is JRE 1.5.0_12, but in your latest presentation 'OOW_2009_Apps_Techstack_Roadmap.pdf'
on page 28 it is shown that the minimum certified JRE version for both EBS11i & 12 is JRE 1.5.0_13.
Please clarify what is the minimum Sun JRE version certified with EBS11i 1.5.0_12 or 1.5.0_13 ?

Best Regards,

Dusan

Posted by Dusan Petrovic on October 14, 2009 at 03:31 AM PDT #

Hi, Dusan,

That's a typo in my presentation; thanks for drawing my attention to it.

JRE 1.5.0_12 is the minimum certified version specified in Note 285218.1. Given that JRE 1.5.0_21 has just recently been released, I can't recommend deploying as old a version as _12 or even _13 at this point.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 19, 2009 at 05:15 AM PDT #

Steven, not to be a nit picker but could I get some clarification on your presentation paper please. On page 10 of the OOW_2009_Apps_Techstack_Roadmap.pdf you say new patches will be released for current patchset and previous patchset for 12 months after the release of the current patchset. I'm guessing you are talking about the atg patchsets and if so isn't this a bit different than the atg N and atg N-1 support policy? Atg6 was released in 2007 and atg7 in 2009 so will Oct2009 cpu be the last one for atg6?

Mike

Posted by Mike Charchuk on October 20, 2009 at 06:56 AM PDT #

Sorry Steven, I understand that the atg 6 will be supported until July 2010 but if a new atg isn't released after that this policy would be imply the atg n and atg n-1 policy has changed. Under this new scenario atg 5 wouldn't have been supported for a few months when atg 7 hadn't even been released.

Posted by Mike Charchuk on October 20, 2009 at 07:01 AM PDT #

Hi, Mike,

This is one of the downsides of distributing presentations rather than their actual recordings.

Slide 10 refers to "Technology Products" -- meaning, products from the Server Technologies and Fusion Middleware divisions. Their policy is to support the current and previous patchset for 12 months after the release of the current patchset.

Slide 9 refers to "E-Business Suite Baselines" -- meaning, products from the E-Business Suite division (to which I belong). Our policy for EBS patches -- and the Applications Technology Group patchsets -- is more generous than that of the Server Tech and Fusion Middleware divisons. Our EBS policy is to cover the current and previous ATG patchsets -- period, with no time limit.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 21, 2009 at 04:40 AM PDT #

Hello, Claire,

I strongly agree that this information needs to be published as we move towards the Extended Support cutover for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i. We're consolidating data for all E-Business Suite products and their associated family packs right now.

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing when this documentation will be released, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to my this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 21, 2009 at 07:07 AM PDT #

I think there's some wrong info on page 27 of the presentation - in particular, it says that only office 2007 is supported with 11i and office 2003 is certified with R12 and office 2007 is recommended with R12.

I've gotta believe office 2003 is certified with 11i since that's what was generally out when 11i was in its heyday.

The best I can find on this so far in metalink (sorry, My Oracle Support) is 942163.1

which amusingly states:
Solution

A: Microsoft Office 2007 is not certified with Oracle Applications Release 11.5.10.

and one of the references is this blog - http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2007/10/ms_office_2007_openoffice_for.html

I re-read that and see it's not under your group's purvue but could you possibly point me in the right direction?

Posted by Jay Weinshenker on October 22, 2009 at 10:06 PM PDT #

Hi Steve,
I have following questions :
1. when is SOA 11g is scheduled to be certified with EBS 12.1.1 ?

2. When is Oracle Transportation Management 6 scheduled to be certified with ebs 12.1.1

Thanks
Rama

Posted by Rama Chilakamarri on October 28, 2009 at 12:36 AM PDT #

Hi, Rama,

1. Oracle SOA Suite 11g is supported for use with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 today. It's a generic development tool deployed outside of the E-Business Suite techstack, and has no dependencies on the E-Business Suite.

2. I'm afraid that I don't know. Oracle Transportation Management is outside of my area of responsibility, and their certifications are a bit opaque to me. Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our Oracle Transportation Management specialists engaged.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 28, 2009 at 01:48 AM PDT #

what is new in ATG7 vs to ATG6

Posted by Mitra on December 22, 2009 at 07:34 AM PST #

Hello, Mitra,

Sorry for the delay in replying to this; your comment got buried in my holiday backlog. For details about ATG RUP 7, see:

Latest Apps 11i Techstack (ATG RUP 7) Now Available - http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2009/07/apps_11i_techstack_atg_rup_7.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 05, 2010 at 06:52 AM PST #

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