Oracle Database 11gR1 ( Certified with EBS 11i for HP-UX PA-RISC

Following on the heels of our first set of DB certifications, our Applications Platforms Group has certified the Oracle 11gR1 Database with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i 11.5.10 CU2 on HP-UX PA-RISC.

This certification includes:

  • Oracle Database 11gR1 Patch Set Version
  • Oracle Database 11gR1 Patch Set Version Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • Transparent Data Encryption using Oracle Database 11gR1 Patch Set Version
  • Advanced Security Option / Advanced Networking Option (ANO / ASO) with Oracle Database 11gR1 Patchset Version

Still Underway

Certifications for Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) in progress and will be announced on a later date.

The following certifications are in progress and will be announced on a later date once completed:

  • Database Vault Certification with EBS Release 11i
  • Certification of this patchset with EBS R12


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Dear Sir,
Would you please ask some question about EBS 12?
1- Is exist any solution for multi-node (1*DB + n*APPL) installation without load balancer?
2- Is exist any solution for install n*DB + n*APPL with business and application data in DBs are synchronized (for multi-site installation)?

Posted by Ahmad Abidi on January 12, 2009 at 02:11 PM PST #

Hello, Ahmad,

1. No. You need some kind of software or hardware-based load-balancer to distribute incoming traffic between multiple application tier nodes. Solutions include software-based products like Oracle's own WebCache, open source products like PEN, and hardware-based load-balancers from networking firms like Cisco or F5.

2. No. We generally recommend against installing different EBS instances in different locations because of the complexities associated with synchronizing information. There are no Oracle EBS utilities that do this. We recommend sharing a single global EBS instance between different locations; in fact, this is how Oracle runs its own global operations. For more details, see:

Case Study Redux: Oracle's Own Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Upgrade (OpenWorld 2008 Recap) -


Posted by Steven Chan on January 13, 2009 at 04:12 AM PST #

Hello Steven,
Thanks a lot.

Posted by Ahmad Abidi on January 13, 2009 at 05:05 PM PST #

For question 1:

I think that you can do a Rapid install with 3 application tiers and one database (I've done that).

The 3 application tiers are:
- Web tier
-Forms tier
-Concurrent tier

No load balancer required.

Add a fourth web-tier defined as an external (DMZ) web-tier, and you have four application tiers and no loadbalancer.

Posted by Erik Graversen on January 17, 2009 at 06:25 AM PST #

Erik's comments are technically correct. It is possible to have multiple application tier nodes for each of these services while avoiding the use of a load-balancer. This may or may not meet your requirements.

However, if you wish to distribute load for a given type of traffic -- usually, say, web tier/HTTP traffic for scaling up HTML/OA Framework use between multiple HTTP servers -- you still need a load-balancer.


Posted by Steven Chan on January 20, 2009 at 03:56 AM PST #

Is there Oracle Database 11g – Advanced Security option (ASO) http server.? If so please give me some pointer.



Posted by Parthasarathi T on January 29, 2009 at 09:12 PM PST #


I'm afraid I don't understand the question. It's possible to purchase licencing for the 11g Database's Advanced Security Option. If you're interested in more details about ASO features, see:


Posted by Steven Chan on February 03, 2009 at 09:02 AM PST #

Hello Steven,

Thanks for your reply.

Sorry for that ambiguous question.

Currently I am looking implementation of Oracle Database 11g + PKI implementation using token authentication + Oracle HTTP Server.

Any pointers in this direction will help

Thank you,


Posted by Parthasarathi T on February 13, 2009 at 01:33 AM PST #

Hello, Partha,

Thanks for the additional background on your planned configuration. I'm an E-Business Suite specialist. Your question seems to be targetted towards an architecture that doesn't involve the E-Business Suite.

If that's so, I'd recommend logging a formal Service Request against the Database Support team for this. I don't have sufficient expertise in these generic architectures to comment knowledgeably on this.

If you're planning to integrate your PKI infrastructure with the E-Business Suite, see this article:

In-Depth: Using Third-Party Identity Managers with the E-Business Suite Release 11i -


Posted by Steven Chan on February 17, 2009 at 03:36 AM PST #

Hi Steven ,

Nedd your ugent attention :

1. We have 2 application tier node in R12 e-biz suite

2. We are using harware load balanacer where both of these node are configured.

3. we dont have any shared files system .

4. so concurrnt manager is running only on first node

5. so when first node is down concurrent node is not ruuing .

6. Is there any way by which can we start manually concurrent mnager on second node if primary node is down.

7. can we use nfs mount with nolock option for concurrent manager log and out files.

8. if not can you plz suggest which shared file system can be used for hpux itanium and redhat linx

Posted by mili on May 05, 2009 at 05:37 AM PDT #

Hi, Mili,

I've just returned from a multiweek vacation. I hope you've gotten your question answered via other channels by now. Remember Oracle Support is the preferred option for urgent questions.

Regardless, I don't have a lot of experience with this kind of multi-platform middle-tier configuration and can't advise on third-party vendor filesystems. You might wish to contact your hardware vendors for recommendations on what might work for your two systems.

A different way of meeting your requirement might be to install the Oracle Enterprise Manager with the Applications Management Pack plug-in. That way, OEM can monitor the concurrent manager and restart it if it gets hung for some reason.

Good luck with your implementation.


Posted by Steven Chan on May 20, 2009 at 02:04 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

I have a question about Oracle Direct NFS. We are looking at upgrading our on to This is running on HP-UX 64 bit version 11.31. The database mount points are NFS going to a Netapp. I’ve been reading about Oracle Direct NFS which is supposed to improve performance for databases running off of NFS mount points. I’ve also found note 840059.1 which lists recommended patches for Oracle Direct NFS on

I’m wondering if using Oracle Direct NFS with our 11i apps database on 11g is a supported configuration.


Posted by Chris Kettner on April 22, 2010 at 07:45 AM PDT #

Hi, Chris,

We don't explicitly test the E-Business Suite with Oracle Direct NFS. I would presume that this would be transparent to the calling application (in this case, the E-Business Suite).

As for support:

If there are compatibility issues that are isolated to Oracle Direct NFS, those issues would be addressed by the Oracle Direct NFS team.

Generic issues that can reproduced on any filesystem would be addressed by the E-Business Suite team.

I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences with this technology. Please drop me a line with your findings; I'll be sure to pass that on to other architects in our team.


Posted by Steven Chan on April 27, 2010 at 02:45 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

I've been waiting for certification of 11i on 11gR2 on HP-UX PA-RISC. I'm at the point where I need to make a commitment to one version or the other. Before I commit to I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything and get a confirmation that 11i on 11gR2 is not yet certified on HP-UX PA-RISC.

Posted by Chris Kettner on June 01, 2010 at 02:46 AM PDT #

Hi Chris,

You didn't miss anything: we have not yet announced certification of 11gR2 for HP PA-RISC with any EBS release at this time.


Posted by Keith M. Swartz on June 02, 2010 at 01:03 AM PDT #

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