Friday Aug 01, 2008

Verifying E-Business Suite 12.0.4 Media Pack Downloads with MD5 Checksums

Back in the day, I used to order a full set of CDs every time a new version of the E-Business Suite was released. My shelves overflowed with little brown boxes. Those days are gone. While CD-ROMs were a nice souvenir and comforting to have around, I've long since concluded that downloaded media packs are a greener and more useful approach. Here's a tip for obtaining and verifying downloaded versions of the E-Business Suite 12.0.4.

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Friday Jul 18, 2008

DB Vault 10gR2 ( Certified with EBS 11i on Additional Platforms

A whole raft of new certifications have been released to round out our platform support for Database Vault. Database Vault example: Diagram showing how Database Vault prevents a privileged DBA user from accessing application data, while allowing the authorized Realm owner to access the same data [Read More]

Tuesday Jul 15, 2008

Case Study: Oracle's Own Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Upgrade

[Oct. 27, 2008 Update:  The latest version of this popular presentation from OpenWorld 2008 is now available for download.  For links to the latest version, see this article.]

I've heard anecdotal reports suggesting that some customers hold off on upgrading to a given E-Business Suite release until we've done so ourselves here at Oracle. Oracle went live on R12.0.3 in January 2008, and a reader reminded me that I haven't highlighted this adequately. Here's a critical presentation from Eugene Weinstein and Sharon Leong at OAUG Collaborate 2008 (Denver) that I've been remiss in profiling:

Eugene and Sharon cover a lot of ground in this technically-oriented presentation, including:

  • A primer on the R12 file system
  • Supported upgrade paths from earlier Apps releases (11.5.x, 11.0)
  • A detailed step-by-step flowchart of the upgrade process
  • Applications DBA (AD) improvements relating to the upgrade process
  • Performance improvements relating to the upgrade
  • Best practices for:
  • Reducing downtime
  • Performing pre-upgrade, upgrade, and post-upgrade steps
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Oracle Critical Patch Update for July 2008 Now Available

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Friday Jul 11, 2008

New Whitepaper: Mod_plsql and E-Business Suite 12

Mod_plsql is an Apache web server extension that can be used to develop web application pages using Server PL/SQL. Architecture diagram showing flow from client to mod_plsql Apache mod to Oracle database The Past is Prologue Unlike Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, Release 12 does not include mod_plsql as part of its technology stack. I've briefly discussed this architectural change in the following two articles: It should be stressed that Oracle is fully committed to supporting mod_plsql as part of Oracle Application Server and as part of the Oracle Database distribution into the indefinite future. The Oracle E-Business Suite is distinct from Oracle Application Server. Oracle E-Business Suite Development chooses to use specific Oracle Application Server components in the E-Business Suite technology stack. These decisions by E-Business Suite Development should not be interpreted to represent the release policies or plans for Oracle Application Server. Going Into More Detail Many of you have raised questions about why mod_plsql was removed from Release 12. Others have asked what to do about their mod_plsql-based Apps 11i customizations and extensions when upgrading to R12. George Buzsaki,our preeminent E-Business Suite architect, has put together an excellent new whitepaper that addresses these topics, and more: [Read More]

Thursday Jul 03, 2008

Out With the Old, In With the New

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Wednesday Jul 02, 2008

IBM AIX 6 Certified for Apps 12

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Sunday May 25, 2008

IPv6 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

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Wednesday Jan 16, 2008

Oracle Critical Patch Update for January 2008 Now Available

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Friday Oct 19, 2007

Critical Patch Update for October 2007 Now Available

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Thursday Aug 02, 2007

Latest Support Diagnostics for Apps Now Available

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Tuesday Jul 17, 2007

Critical Patch Update for July 2007 Now Available

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Wednesday Apr 25, 2007

Critical Patch Update for April 2007 Now Available

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Tuesday Feb 06, 2007

Getting Started with the Release 12 Technology Stack

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Monday Jun 12, 2006

New Secure Sockets Layer Features in Release 12

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