Premier Support for 10.2.0.3 Database Ended in February 2009
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on Mar 20, 2009
The Server Technologies database support policies have recently changed in some important ways. I've discussed the E-Business Suite implications of those changes in these articles:
- On Database Patching and Support: A Primer for E-Business Suite Users
- On Apps Tier Patching and Support: A Primer for E-Business Suite Users
Your feedback to those articles has made it clear that we can improve how we communicate the generic database and Fusion Middleware desupport dates to EBS users.
Upgrade EBS Environments Running on Database 10.2.0.3
In case you missed those articles, you should be aware that the 10.2.0.3 database Premier Support grace period ended in February, 2009. After February 2009, you can still download existing 10.2.0.3 database patches, but new patches will be issued only for the latest 10.2.0.4 database.
If you're running your E-Business Suite environment on the 10.2.0.3 database, I would strongly recommend planning an upgrade to the most-current certified database. As of today, that's the 18.104.22.168 database for both Apps 11i and 12.
Grace periods differ by operating system, too. For more details about the grace periods of different operating system platforms and database releases, see:
- Release Schedule of Current Database Patch Sets (Metalink Note 742060.1)