Quarterly E-Business Suite Upgrade Recommendations: April 2014 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates.  This article will help you understand your top priorities for major upgrades to EBS and its technology stack components.

The following is a summary of our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases. 

Upgrade Recommendations for April 2014

  1. EBS 11i users should upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2.  Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline.

  2. EBS 12.0 users should upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2.  Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline,

  3. EBS 12.1 users should upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2.

  4. Oracle Database 10gR2 and 11gR1 users should upgrade to 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.1

  5. EBS 12 users of Oracle Single Sign-On 10g users should migrate to OAM 11gR2 Patchset 1 11.1.2.1.0.

  6. EBS 11i users of  Oracle Single Sign-On 10g users should migrate to OAM 11gR2 Patchset 1 11.1.2.1.0.

  7. Oracle Internet Directory 10g users should upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11g 11.1.1.7.

  8. Oracle Discoverer users should migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA), or Discoverer 11g 11.1.1.7.

  9. Oracle Portal 10g users should migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11g 11.1.1.7 or upgrade to Portal 11g 11.1.1.6.

  10. All Windows desktop users should migrate from JInitiator and older Java releases to JRE 1.6.0_75 or later 1.6 updates or JRE 1.7.0_55 or later 1.7 updates.

  11. All EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2 users must sign their environment's JAR files now.

  12. All Firefox users should upgrade to Firefox Extended Support Release 24.

  13. All EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2 users should apply the latest Critical Patch Update.

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Comments:

Hi Steven,

We are running EBS version 11.5.10.2.

We have recently have run into some major performance issues after upgrading our database to version 11.2.0.4.

I had a few questions around 11.5.10.2:

1) Do we have to go to the latest RUPs before upgrading to R12? Or can we go directly to R12 from where we are? We have the minimum required patch baseline for 11.5.10.2.
2) We are behind by 6 RUPs on some of the modules. Do we have to apply 1 RUP at a time or can we jump to the latest one from where we are?
3) The HR product manager told me that there wre major architectural change in RUP 5..... was that just for HR or is this true for all modules?

Thanks very much for your attention.

Posted by guest on July 08, 2014 at 03:53 PM PDT #

Hello, Guest,

I'm sorry that you're encountering issues with this.

1. You should be able to upgrade to EBS 12.2 from the EBS 11.5.10.2 minimum patching baseline.

2. Family Pack Release Update Packs are cumulative. You should be able to apply the latest one, which will include all of the prior ones.

3. I'm afraid that I don't know. Each product family has their own standards for what they include in a Release Update Pack. You may wish to check this via a formal Service Request against the product in question.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on July 15, 2014 at 09:44 AM PDT #

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