Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2

I'm very happy to announce the certification of Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. 

To begin planning your database upgrade to 11.2.0.4, you should review our documentation in this order:

  1. Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (Note 1623879.1) 

  2. R12.2 Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (Note 1594274.1) .  The interoperability note references this note.  It is crucial that you review all requirements in Section 2.2, "Database 11.2.0.4 Patches and Bug Numbers" of this note.

  3. Database Initialization Parameters for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 396009.1).  Make certain that you review Section 4, "Release-Specific Database Initialization Parameters For Oracle 11gR2" and Section 6, "Additional Database Initialization Parameters for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2".

What does this mean if you are upgrading to R12.2?

  • This upgrade is highly recommended for all EBS 12.2 environments.

  • If you are just beginning your upgrade to R12.2 project, you should consider upgrading to Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 now. 

  • If your are currently in the midst of your R12.2 upgrade, you may continue as planned with Oracle Database 11.2.0.3 and upgrade to 11.2.0.4 as your R12.2 upgrade project and test plans permit.

  • If your go-live date is soon, you may choose to continue as planned with Oracle Database 11.2.0.3 and upgrade to 11.2.0.4 after you go-live with 12.2.

It may be useful to review the the Oracle Database 11gR2 support policies and dates as part of your decision-making process:

Prerequisites

  • 12.2.2 and higher
Certified Platforms
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 5, 6)
  • Linux x86-64 (RH 5, 6)
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10, 11)
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)  (10, 11)
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10, 11) -  Database tier only
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (6.1, 7.1)
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.31)
Pending Platform Certifications
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
  • IBM: Linux on System z 
Database Feature and Option Certifications
The following database features and options are certified:

Pending Database Feature and Option Certifications

  • Database Vault

About the pending certifications

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.    

References

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

Wednesday Jan 08, 2014

Java (JDK) 7 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2 Servers

Java logoOracle E-Business Suite 12.2 shipped with Java SE (JDK) 6 as part of its Rapid Install technology stack. 

Java (JDK) 7 is now certified for EBS 12.2 application and database tier servers.  See:

You can apply the Java 7 update on all tier nodes:

  • Java 6.0 either Oracle JRockit (JRockit) or Java SE Development Kit (JDK), on the application tier
  • 32-bit or 64-bit Java 6 for use by Oracle WebLogic Server 11.1.1.6.0 only
  • Non-WebLogic middle tier nodes using 32-bit Java version 6.0 only
  • Java SE Development Kit (JDK) version 6.0 on the OracleAS 10g 10.1.2 application tier hosting Oracle Forms and Reports services
  • Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) version 6.0 on the database tier

End-users can use either JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktop clients to run Forms-based products in EBS 12.2.

Implications of Java 6 End of Public Updates for EBS Users

The Support Roadmap for Oracle Java is published here:

The latest updates to that page (as of Sept. 19, 2012) state:

Java SE 6 End of Public Updates Notice

After February 2013, Oracle will no longer post updates of Java SE 6 to its public download sites. Existing Java SE 6 downloads already posted as of February 2013 will remain accessible in the Java Archive on Oracle Technology Network. Developers and end-users are encouraged to update to more recent Java SE versions that remain available for public download. For enterprise customers, who need continued access to critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 6 or older versions, long term support is available through Oracle Java SE Support .

What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users?

EBS users fall under the category of "enterprise users" above.  Java is an integral part of the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, so EBS users will continue to receive Java SE 6 updates from February 2013 to the end of Java SE 6 Extended Support in June 2017.

In other words, nothing changed for EBS users after February 2013. 

EBS users will continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 6. These Java SE 6 updates will be made available to EBS users for the Extended Support periods documented in the Oracle Lifetime Support policy document for Oracle Applications (PDF).

How can EBS customers obtain Java 6 updates after the public end-of-life?

EBS customers can download Java 6 patches from My Oracle Support.  For a complete list of all Java SE patch numbers, see:

Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS Servers?

No. This upgrade will be highly recommended but will be optional for EBS application tier servers running on Windows, Linux, and Solaris.  You can choose to remain on JDK 6 for the duration of your respective EBS Extended Support period.  If you remain on JDK 6, you will continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6.

Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 7 for Windows desktop clients?

No. This upgrade will be highly recommended but currently remains optional. JRE 6 desktop clients can connect to EBS 12.2 environments running JDK 7.

JRE 6 will be available to Windows users to run with EBS to the end of Java SE 6 Extended Support in June 2017.  Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JRE 6 desktop clients. 

Coexistence of JRE 6 and JRE 7 on Windows desktops

The upgrade to JRE 7 is highly recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run both JRE 6 and 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite.

Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 7 will be invoked instead of JRE 6 if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290801.1 and 393931.1.

Applying Updates to JRE 6 and JRE 7 to Windows desktops

Auto-update will keep JRE 7 up-to-date for Windows users with JRE 7 installed.

Auto-update will only keep JRE 7 up-to-date for Windows users with both JRE 6 and 7 installed. 

JRE 6 users are strongly encouraged to apply the latest Critical Patch Updates as soon as possible after each release. The Jave SE CPUs will be available via My Oracle Support.  EBS users can find more information about JRE 6 and 7 updates here:

The dates for future Java SE CPUs can be found on the Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin.  An RSS feed is available on that site for those who would like to be kept up-to-date.

Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers?

No. This upgrade will be highly recommended but will be optional for EBS application tier servers running on Windows, Linux, and Solaris.  You can choose to remain on JDK 6 to the end of Java SE 6 Extended Support in June 2017.  If you remain on JDK 6, you will continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6 to the end of June 2017.

Summary of EBS Certifications

There is a one-page summary of all of the latest E-Business Suite techstack certifications here:

  • http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/resource/certifications.html

This listing summarizes the official CERTIFY database on My Oracle Support.  The CERTIFY database is the official and authoritative reference for all E-Business Suite certifications.

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Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

New IBM AIX on Power OS and Tools Requirements for EBS 12

IBM logoBeginning on February 16th 2014, Oracle E-Business Suite patches for Release 12 (12.0, 12.1, 12.2) on the IBM AIX on Power Systems platform will be built with a newer version of the IBM XL C/C++ compiler (version 11). Customers who plan to patch or upgrade their E-Business Suite environments after February 16th 2014 must meet all the new requirements prior to applying new patches generated after this date.

IBM has published an end of Support date for the compiler version (XL 9) that is currently used for Release 12 builds and patching.

We are announcing this to give time for our customers to prepare and to be compliant with all requirements for E-Business Suite patches generated after this February 16th 2014 date.

Please review the documents below for all new requirements required by the changes in the runtime and utilities packages on IBM AIX on Power Systems.

Where can I find more information?

Friday Dec 06, 2013

11.2.0.4 Database Certified with E-Business Suite on 11 New Platforms

As a follow up to our prior announcements, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.4) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12 on the following additional platforms:

EBS Release 12.1 (12.1.1 or higher):

  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (10, 11)
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10)1
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.31)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1, 7.1)
EBS Release 12.0 (12.0.4 or higher):
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (10)
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10)1
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.31)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1, 7.12)

EBS Release 11i (11.5.10.2 + ATG PF.H RUP 6 and higher):

  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (10, 111)
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10)1
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)

1 : This is a 'database tier only' or 'split tier configuration' certification where the application tier must be on a fully certified E-Business Suite platform.
2 : Certified for 12.0.6

This announcement for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 and 11i includes:
  • Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.4
  • Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.4 Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • Oracle Database Vault 11gR2 version 11.2.0.4
  • Transparent Data Encryption (Column Encryption) using Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.4
  • TDE Tablespace Encryption using Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.4
  • Advanced Security Option (ASO)/Advanced Networking Option (ANO) with Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.4
  • Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12 Database Instances
  • Transportable Database and Transportable Tablespaces Data Migration Processes for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12
Where can I find more information?

Please also review the platform-specific Oracle Database Installation Guides for operating system and other prerequisites.

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Friday Sep 27, 2013

11.2.0.4 Database Certified with E-Business Suite

I’m pleased to announce that 11.2.0.4, the terminal patchset for the 11gR2 Database is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite. Be sure to review the interoperability notes for R11i and R12 for the most up-to-date requirements for deployment.

Database support implications may also be reviewed in the database patching and support article.


Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i

Prerequisites
  • 11.5.10.2 + ATG PF.H RUP 6 and higher
Certified Platforms
  • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5) -- Database-tier only
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5) -- Database-tier only
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10--Database-tier only)
Pending Platform Certifications
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
  • IBM: Linux on System z 
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0.4 and higher
Certified Platforms
  • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
Pending Certifications
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC 
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
  • IBM: Linux on System z
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.1 and higher
Certified Platforms
  • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5, 6)
  • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5, 6)
  • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5, 6)
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5, 6)
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10, 11)
Pending Certifications
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC 
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
  • IBM: Linux on System z
Database Feature and Option Certifications
The following database options and features are supported for use:
About the pending certifications

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.    

EBS 11i References
EBS 12 References
Related Articles
The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

12.1.0.1 Database Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

(Feb 19, 2014 Update: Article has been updated to correctly reflect Active Data Guard and Data Guard as pending certifications.)

I’m pleased to announce that 12.1.0.1, the base release for the 12c Database is now certified. Be sure to review the interoperability notes for R11i and R12 for the most up-to-date requirements for deployment.

Database support implications may also be reviewed in the database patching and support article.


Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i

Prerequisites
  • 11.5.10.2 + ATG PF.H RUP 7 and higher
Certified Platforms
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 5) -- Database-tier only
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 5) -- Database-tier only
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (10)
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10) -- Database-tier only
Pending Platform Certifications
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • IBM: Linux on System z 
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0.6 and higher
Certified Platforms
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 5)
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (10)
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10) -- Database-tier only
Pending Platform Certifications
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • IBM: Linux on System z 
    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and higher
    Certified Platforms
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 5, 6)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 5, 6)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 11)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (10, 11)
    • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10, 11) -- Database-tier only
    Pending Platform Certifications
    • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
    • HP-UX Itanium
    • IBM: Linux on System z 
    Database Feature and Option Certifications
    The following database options and features are supported for use:

    Pending Feature/Option Certifications

    • Active Data Guard
    • Data Guard Redo Apply with Physical Standby Databases
    • Oracle Multitenant
    • Oracle Database Vault
    • Transportable Database and Transportable Tablespaces data migration processes

    About the pending certifications

    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.    

    EBS 11i References

    EBS 12 References
    Related Articles
    The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

    Monday Jun 10, 2013

    Java (JDK) 7 Certified for E-Business Suite 12.0 and 12.1 Servers

    Java logoWindows and Mac-based desktop clients connecting to the E-Business Suite can use the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) plug-in to run Forms-based components.  JRE 7 was certified with EBS 11.5.10.2, 12.0, and 12.1 in 2012.  As of today, the latest available version is JRE 1.7.0_21 for Windows clients and for Mac clients.  All new JRE releases on the 1.6 and 1.7 codelines are automatically certified with EBS on the day of their release.  If you're reaching this article via a search engine, please check My Oracle Support or the Certifications summary for the latest desktop version available.

    Java (JDK) 7 is now certified for E-Business Suite 12.0 and 12.1 application and database tier servers.  For instructions on upgrading your EBS 12.x environments, see:

    The Java version currently in your environment

    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Rapid Install delivers the following Java SE Development Kit (JDK) Versions for use by Oracle E-Business Suite:

    Release 12.0.x

      • Java SE Development Kit (JDK) Version 5.0 on the application tier
      • Java SE Development Kit (JDK) Version 1.4.2 on the OracleAS 10g 10.1.2 application tier hosting Forms and Reports services
      • Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 5.0 on the database tier

    Release 12.1.x

      • Java SE Development Kit (JDK) Version 6.0 on the application tier
      • Java SE Development Kit (JDK) Version 1.4.2 on the OracleAS 10g 10.1.2 application tier hosting Forms and Reports services
      • Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6.0 on the database tier

    You can now upgrade to the newer Java 7.0 Update on all EBS application tier and database tier nodes. Please note that the JRE 7.0 upgrade on the database tier is independent from the others. But if the application tier nodes are planned to be upgraded to Java 7.0, the same upgrade in the OracleAS 10.1.2 ORACLE HOME must be planned together.

    Implications of Java 6 End of Public Updates for EBS Users

    The Support Roadmap for Oracle Java is published here:

    The latest updates to that page (as of Sept. 19, 2012) state:

    Java SE 6 End of Public Updates Notice

    After February 2013, Oracle will no longer post updates of Java SE 6 to its public download sites. Existing Java SE 6 downloads already posted as of February 2013 will remain accessible in the Java Archive on Oracle Technology Network. Developers and end-users are encouraged to update to more recent Java SE versions that remain available for public download. For enterprise customers, who need continued access to critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 6 or older versions, long term support is available through Oracle Java SE Support .

    What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users?

    EBS users fall under the category of "enterprise users" above.  Java is an integral part of the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, so EBS users will continue to receive Java SE 6 updates from February 2013 to the end of Java SE 6 Extended Support in June 2017.

    In other words, nothing will change for EBS users after February 2013. 

    EBS users will continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 6. These Java SE 6 updates will be made available to EBS users for the Extended Support periods documented in the Oracle Lifetime Support policy document for Oracle Applications (PDF):

    1. EBS 11i Extended Support ends November 2013
    2. EBS 12.0 Extended Support ends January 2015
    3. EBS 12.1 Extended Support ends December 2018

    How can EBS customers obtain Java 6 updates after the public end-of-life?

    EBS customers can download Java 6 patches from My Oracle Support.  For a complete list of all Java SE patch numbers, see:

    Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS Servers?

    No. This upgrade will be highly recommended but will be optional for EBS application tier servers running on Windows, Linux, and Solaris.  You can choose to remain on JDK 6 for the duration of your respective EBS Extended Support period.  If you remain on JDK 6, you will continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6.

    Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 7 for Windows desktop clients?

    No. This upgrade will be highly recommended but currently remains optional. JRE 6 will be available to Windows users to run with EBS for the duration of your respective EBS Extended Support period.  Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JRE 6 desktop clients. 

    Coexistence of JRE 6 and JRE 7 on Windows desktops

    The upgrade to JRE 7 is highly recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run both JRE 6 and 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite.

    Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 7 will be invoked instead of JRE 6 if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290801.1 and 393931.1.

    Applying Updates to JRE 6 and JRE 7 to Windows desktops

    Auto-update will keep JRE 7 up-to-date for Windows users with JRE 7 installed.

    Auto-update will only keep JRE 7 up-to-date for Windows users with both JRE 6 and 7 installed. 

    JRE 6 users are strongly encouraged to apply the latest Critical Patch Updates as soon as possible after each release. The Jave SE CPUs will be available via My Oracle Support.  EBS users can find more information about JRE 6 and 7 updates here:

    The dates for future Java SE CPUs can be found on the Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin.  An RSS feed is available on that site for those who would like to be kept up-to-date.

    What will Mac users need?

    Oracle will provide updates to JRE 7 for Mac OS X users. EBS users running Macs will need to upgrade to JRE 7 to receive JRE updates.

    Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers?

    No. This upgrade will be highly recommended but will be optional for EBS application tier servers running on Windows, Linux, and Solaris.  You can choose to remain on JDK 6 for the duration of your respective EBS Extended Support period.  If you remain on JDK 6, you will continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6.

    References

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    Wednesday Apr 24, 2013

    Seven EBS 12 Products Supported on Linux, Solaris, and AIX

    Some earlier Oracle E-Business Suite R12 certifications on newer operating systems excluded the following products due to the lack of third-party product support:
    • Advanced Supply Chain Planning
    • Inventory Optimization
    • Constraint Based Optimization
    • Sourcing
    • Engineering
    • Work In Process
    • Manufacturing Scheduling

    These restrictions are now lifted and the products are now officially supported on the following operating systems:

    • Oracle Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on Linux x86 (32-bit)
    • Oracle Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on Linux x86-64 (64-bit)
    • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 on Linux x86-64 (64-bit)
    • Solaris 11 on Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
    • AIX 7 on IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
    References

    Tuesday Aug 07, 2012

    Additional Platforms Certified for Application Management Pack 12.1.0.1 for EBS

    Oracle Application Management Pack 12.1.0.1.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite is now available for use with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.  The Application Management Pack is an integral part of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12 Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.

    This latest plug-in extends EM 12c Cloud Control with E-Business Suite specific system management capabilities and features enhanced change management support.

    As a follow up to the original announcement, the following additional platforms are now certified with the Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 12.1.0.1.0:

    Release 11i (11.5.10.2):
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64bit) - versions 5.3 and 6
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64bit) - versions 9 and 10
    Release 12.0 (12.0.4+):
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64bit) - versions 5.3, 6 and 7
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64bit) - versions 9 and 10
    Release 12.1 (12.1.1+):
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64bit) - versions 5.3, 6 and 7
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64bit) - versions 9, 10 and 11
    • Linux x86-64 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Novell SLES version 11

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    Wednesday Dec 14, 2011

    E-Business Suite Certified on 11gR2 11.2.0.3 on IBM AIX on Power Systems

    As a follow up to our initial certification announcement, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.3) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12 on the following IBM AIX on Power Systems operating systems:

    IBM LogoRelease 11i (11.5.10.2 + ATG PF.H RUP 6 and higher) :

    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    Release 12 (12.0.4 and higher, 12.1.1 and higher):
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1, 7.11)

    1: For 12.0, this OS version requires RUP 6 (12.0.6)

    This announcement for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 and 11i includes:

    • Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3
    • Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3 Real Application Clusters (RAC)
    • Oracle Database Vault 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3
    • Transparent Data Encryption (Column Encryption) using Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3
    • TDE Tablespace Encryption using Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3
    • Advanced Security Option (ASO)/Advanced Networking Option (ANO) with Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3
    • Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12 Database Instances
    • Transportable Database and Transportable Tablespaces Data Migration Processes for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12
    References

    Please also review the platform-specific Oracle Database Installation Guides for operating system and other prerequisites.

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    Monday Aug 29, 2011

    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 now Certified on AIX 7

    I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.6, 12.1.1 and higher) is now certified on AIX version 7.1. This latest generation IBM AIX operating system runs on systems based on previous Power processors (such as Power 5, Power 6) as well as the latest Power 7 processor, collectively known as the IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) platform.

    New installations of the E-Business Suite R12 on this platform will require version 12.1.1 or higher, including the latest Rapid Install startCD (version 12.1.1.13) patch. Additionally, there are specific requirements to upgrade technology components such as the Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware as necessary. These and other requirements are noted in the My Oracle Support Notes below.

    References

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    Thursday Jun 30, 2011

    AMP and ACMP 4.0 Now Available for More Platforms

    We released the latest Application Management Pack and Application Change Management Packs for Oracle E-Business Suite 4.0 for Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g earlier this year for Linux platforms.  This pair of packs is released as part of the Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.  These two packs are also referred to as the Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0 for OEM 11g.

    Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite

    As a follow-up to that announcement, I'm pleased to announce that these products are now available and certified on the following additional platforms:

    Release 12 (12.0.4+, 12.1.1+):

    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)

    Release 11i (11.5.10.2):

    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)

    For certified configurations, prerequisites, and links to the downloads and documentation, see:


    Thursday May 12, 2011

    Discoverer 11.1.1.4 Certified with EBS on AIX and Windows

    As yet-another follow-up to our original announcement, Oracle Discoverer 11.1.1.4 (Patchset 3) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite for five additional platforms.  Certified E-Business Suite releases are:

    • E-Business Suite 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 7 and higher 
    • E-Business Suite 12.0.6 and higher
    • E-Business Suite 12.1.1 and higher
    Screenshot of Discoverer charts dialog box

    New platforms certified for R12

    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2008 for EBS 12.1.1 only)
    • Microsoft Windows x64 (2008 R2 for EBS 12.1.1 only)

    New platforms certified for 11i

    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003)
    References
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    Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.4 Certified with EBS on AIX and Windows

    As a follow-up to our original announcement, Oracle Internet Directory 11g 11.1.1.4 (Patchset 3) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite for five additional platforms.  Certified E-Business Suite releases are:

    • E-Business Suite 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 7 and higher 
    • E-Business Suite 12.0.6 and higher
    • E-Business Suite 12.1.1 and higher
    Architecture diagram showing Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Access Manager configurations

    New platforms certified for R12

    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2008 for EBS 12.1.1 only)
    • Microsoft Windows x64 (2008 R2 for EBS 12.1.1 only)

    New platforms certified for 11i

    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003)
    References
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    Wednesday May 11, 2011

    Portal 11.1.1.4 Certified with E-Business Suite on AIX and Windows

    As a follow-on to our original announcement, Portal 11g 11.1.1.4 (Patchset 3) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite for five additional platforms.  Certified E-Business Suite releases are:

    • E-Business Suite 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 7 and higher 
    • E-Business Suite 12.0.6 and higher
    • E-Business Suite 12.1.1 and higher

    If you're running a previous version of Portal, there are a number of certified and supported upgrade paths to Portal 11g (11.1.1.4):

    Roadmap diagram showing Portal upgrade paths

    New platforms certified for R12

    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2008 for EBS 12.1.1 only) 
    • Microsoft Windows x64 (2008 R2 for EBS 12.1.1 only)

    New platforms certified for 11i:

    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003) 

    Oracle Single Sign-On (SSO) 10g 10.1.4.3 is not certified on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. Oracle Single Sign-On is required by Portal.  Portal customers can install Single Sign-On on a separate supported platform such as Windows Server (32-bit) 2003 for use with a Portal 11g instance on Windows Server 2008 R2.

    References

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    Thursday Feb 24, 2011

    New Oracle E-Business Suite R12 OS and Tools Requirements on IBM AIX on Power Systems

    logo_ibm.jpgIBM has announced May 1st, 2011 as the end of Support for Version 8 of the IBM XL C/C++ compiler currently used for Release 12 builds and patching. The target date of the switchover -- May 1st 2011 -- corresponds to when this older compiler will no longer be supported by IBM.

    Beginning on May 1st 2011, Oracle E-Business Suite patches for Release 12 (12.0, 12.1) on the IBM AIX on Power Systems platform will be built with Version 9 of the IBM XL C/C++ compiler. 

    Customers who plan to patch or upgrade their E-Business Suite R12 environments after May 1st, 2011 must meet all the new requirements prior to applying new patches or upgrades.

    Please review the documents below for all new requirements pertaining to the new runtime and utilities packages on IBM AIX on Power Systems.

    Where can I find more information?
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    Tuesday Jan 25, 2011

    Database 10gR2 10.2.0.5 Certified with EBS on 14 Additional Platforms

    Somehow this certification that was completed last year missed out as a blog article (though it was updated at the time in our official Certifications matrix on My Oracle Support). 

    As a follow-on to our original certification announcement, Oracle Database 10gR2 Patch Set 10.2.0.5.0 is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and R12 on the following additional platforms:

    Platforms certified for 11i (11.5.10 CU2+ATG_PF.H.delta.6 (RUP 6) and higher)

    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (8, 9, 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10) (See Note 1)

    Platforms certified for R12 (12.0.4 and higher) and 12.1 (12.1.1 and higher):

    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (8, 9, 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10) (See Note 1)

    Screencap of download screen for 10 2 0 5 database patchset page 10205-download.png


    Notes

    1. This is a split configuration certification where the application tier must be on a fully certified E-Business Suite platform.

    Certified Database Options

    This database patchset certification also includes the following 10gR2 10.2.0.5 database options:

    • Real Application Clusters
    • Oracle Database Vault
    • TDE Column Encryption
    • Advanced Security Option/Advanced Networking Option (ANO/ASO) 
    Should You Upgrade to This Release?

    There are two important considerations if you're deciding whether to upgrade to this release.  The first:  Premier Support for 10gR2 ended in July 2010.  The second: Error Correction Support for 10.2.0.4 ends in April 2011 -- in three months.  For more details about what this means for E-Business Suite environments, and recommendations, see this article:
    EBS 12 References
    EBS 11i References
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    Friday Dec 10, 2010

    E-Business Suite Certified with DB 11.2.0.2 on HP-UX Itanium and IBM AIX on Power

    As a follow-on to our previous certification announcement, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.2) s now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.x and 12.1.x) and 11i (11.5.10.2 + ATG PF.H RUP 6 and higher) on the following additional platforms:

    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)

    db_11202_screenshot.png

    This announcement for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 and 11i includes:
    Pending Certifications
    • Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) Tablespace Encryption
    • Other platform certifications are pending and awaiting the availability of this patchset on the platform, including:
      • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
      • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit)
      • IBM: Linux on System z 
    • 'Split tier' or 'database tier only' certifications on:
      • AIX 7 (R12)
      • HP-UX Itanium 11.31 (11i)
      • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (R12)
    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.   

    EBS 11i References
    EBS 12 References
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    Wednesday Nov 03, 2010

    Portal 11g (11.1.1.3) Certified with EBS on 17 Additional Platforms

    Oracle Portal 11g allows you to build, deploy, and manage enterprise portals running on Oracle WebLogic Server.  Oracle Portal 11g includes integration with Oracle WebCenter Services 11g and BPEL, support for open portlet standards JSR 168, WSRP 2.0, and JSR 301.

    We certified Oracle Portal 11g (11.1.1.3) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i (11.5.10.2 + ATG PF.H RUP 7 and higher), 12.0 and 12.1 on five platforms earlier this month. Our hard-working Applications Platform Engineering team has just added 17 new platforms to the list of certified platforms for this configuration. 

    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003; 2008 for 12.1.1 or higher only)
    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003)
    References
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    Monday Sep 06, 2010

    Oracle Internet Directory 11g (11.1.1.3) Certified with EBS on 15 New Platforms

    Oracle E-Business Suite comes with native user authentication and management capabilities out-of-the-box. If you need more-advanced features, it's also possible to integrate it with Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Single Sign-On or Oracle Access Manager, which allows you to link the E-Business Suite with third-party tools like Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Kerberos, and CA Netegrity SiteMinder.

    oam_architecture.jpg

    As a follow-on to our original certification announcement, Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 Patchset 2 (version 11.1.1.3.0) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0 and 12.1 on the following additional platforms:

    For Oracle E-Business Suite 11i:

    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)

    For Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0.x and 12.1.x:

    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)

    Two options for external authentication

    Oracle Inter net Directory 11gR1 Patchset 2 version 11.1.1.3.0 can be integrated with one of two single sign-on solutions:

    • Oracle Internet Directory (OID) and Directory Integration Platform (DIP) from Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Patchset 2 (11.1.1.3.0) with Oracle Single Sign-On Server and Oracle Delegated Administration Services Release 10g (10.1.4.3.0) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i, 12.0.x or 12.1.1).
    • Oracle Internet Directory and Directory Integration Platform from Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Patchset 2 (11.1.1.3.0) with Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.3) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i or 12.1.x).
    References
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    Sunday Aug 15, 2010

    Discoverer 11g (11.1.1.3) Certified with EBS on Twelve New Platforms

    Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer is an ad-hoc query, reporting, analysis, and Web-publishing tool that allows end-users to work directly with Oracle E-Business Suite OLTP data. 

    We certified Discoverer 11g version 11.1.1.3 (a.k.a. Patchset 2) with the E-Business Suite on six platforms last month.  Those certifications included Oracle Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

    discoverer-screenshot-graphs.png
    As a follow-on to that original certification announcement, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Discoverer version 11.1.1.3 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and R12 (12.0.x, 12.1.x) on a dozen additional platforms.

    New platforms certified for EBS 11i
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    New platforms certified for EBS 12.0.x and 12.1.x
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2008)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    References
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    Tuesday Jul 13, 2010

    WebCenter 11g (11.1.1.3) Certified with E-Business Suite Release 12

    Oracle WebCenter Suite is an integrated suite of Fusion Middleware 11gR1 products used to create social applications, enterprise portals, communities, composite applications, and Internet or intranet Web sites on a standards-based, service-oriented architecture (SOA). 

    WC11gWelcome.png
    WebCenter 11g version 11.1.1.3 (a.k.a. Patchset 2) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.4 and higher; 12.1.1 and higher).  WebCenter 11g version 11.1.1.2 (a.k.a. Patchset 1) was certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 earlier this year

    For installation and configuration documentation, see:
    Certified EBS 12 Platforms
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003; 2008 for EBS 12.1 only)
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    Monday May 03, 2010

    Discoverer 11g 11.1.1.2 Certified with EBS 12 on Five New Platforms

    [May 7 2010 Update: Removed Microsoft Windows Server 2008 reference]

    Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 includes Oracle Discoverer.  Discoverer is an ad-hoc query, reporting, analysis, and Web-publishing tool that allows end-users to work directly with Oracle E-Business Suite OLTP data.

    We certified Discoverer 11gR1 11.1.1.2 with the E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 on Linux earlier this year.  Our Applications Platforms Group has just released five additional platform certifications for Discoverer 11.1.1.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.x and 12.1.x).

    discoverer-screenshot-graphs.png
    Certified EBS 12 Platforms
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (Solaris 9, 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003)

    References
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    Friday Apr 30, 2010

    Database Vault 11gR2 11.2.0.1 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

    Oracle Database Vault allows security administrators to protect a database from privileged account access to application data.  Database objects can be placed in protected realms, which can be accessed only if a specific set of conditions are met. 

    Oracle Database Vault 11gR2 11.2.0.1 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12.

    DBVault11107-new.png
    You can now enable Database Vault 11gR2 on your existing E-Business Suite 11.2.0.1 Database instance.  If you already have DB Vault 10gR2 or 11gR1 enabled in your E-Business Suite environment, you can now upgrade to the 11gR2 Database.  We also support EBS patching with Database Vault 11.2.0.1 enabled. Our DB Vault realm creation and grants-related scripts have been updated to reduce patching downtimes.

    Prerequisites
    • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i 11.5.10.2 or higher
    • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0.4 or higher
    • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.1 or higher
    Certified Platforms for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (Solaris 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (Solaris 10) (Database-tier only)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.31)
    Certified Platforms for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5) (Database-tier only)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5) (Database-tier only)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10) (Database-tier only)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (Solaris 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (Solaris 10) (Database-tier only)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    Certifications still underway

    Certifications for the following platforms are still pending.  Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.   
    Pending Platforms for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (Database-tier only)
    Pending Platforms for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
    • HP-UX Itanium (Database-tier only)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (Database-tier only)
    References
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    Tuesday Mar 23, 2010

    WebCenter 11g (11.1.1.2) Certified with E-Business Suite Release 12

    Oracle WebCenter Suite is an integrated suite of products used to create social applications, enterprise portals, communities, composite applications, and Internet or intranet Web sites on a standards-based, service-oriented architecture (SOA).

    WC11gWelcome.pngWebCenter 11g includes a multi-channel portal framework and a suite of horizontal Enterprise 2.0 applications which provide content, presence, and social networking capabilities.

    WebCenter 11g (11.1.1.2) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.  For installation and configuration documentation, see:
    Certified EBS 12 Platforms
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10) 
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003; 2008 for EBS 12.1 only)
    Related Articles

    Portal 11g (11.1.1.2) Certified with E-Business Suite

    Oracle Portal 11g allows you to build, deploy, and manage enterprise portals running on Oracle WebLogic Server.  Oracle Portal 11g includes integration with Oracle WebCenter Services 11g and BPEL, support for open portlet standards JSR 168, WSRP 2.0, and JSR 301.

    Portal 11g (11.1.1.2) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12.

    If you're running a previous version of Portal, there are a number of certified and supported upgrade paths to Portal 11g (11.1.1.2):

    upgrade_1111_paths.png
    Certified EBS 11i Platforms
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003)
    Certified EBS 12 Platforms
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10) 
    • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003; 2008 for EBS 12.1 only)
    References
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    Tuesday Mar 02, 2010

    E-Business Suite Certified on 11gR2 11.2.0.1 on IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)

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    Oracle Database 11g Release 2 version 11.2.0.1 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i (11.5.10.2) and Release 12 (12.0, 12.1) on the IBM AIX 5.3 and 6.1 on Power Systems (64-bit) platform. This announcement includes support for the following database options and features:
    • Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.1
    • Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.1 Real Application Clusters (RAC)
    • Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) Column Encryption with EBS 11i and R12
    • Advanced Security Option (ASO)/Advanced Networking Option (ANO) with Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.1
    • Export/Import Process for E-Business Suite 11i and R12 Database Instances
    The following associated database certifications are pending:
    • Database Vault 11.2.0.1 Certification with EBS 11i and R12
    • Tablespace Encryption using Database 11g Release 2 Version 11.2.0.1 with EBS 11i and R12
    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.   

    References

    Thursday Jan 14, 2010

    Oracle Internet Directory 11g (11.1.1.2) Certified on Eight New Platforms for EBS

    [Jan 19, 2010 Update:  Added additional certifications for HP-UX Itanium]

    We certified Oracle Internet Directory 11g Version 11.1.1.2 with the E-Business Suite on four platforms a few weeks ago
    3rd_party_architecture.png
    Our Applications Platforms Group has just certified eight additional operating system platforms for this configuration, bringing the total set of certified platforms to:
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5) -- for EBS Releases 12.0 and 12.1 only
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL4, 5) -- for EBS Releases 12.0 and 12.1 only
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10) -- for EBS Releases 12.0 and 12.1 only
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31) -- for EBS Releases 12.0 and 12.1 only
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003; 2008 for EBS Release 12.1 only)
    • Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
    What About Oracle Single Sign-On?

    Sharp-eyed readers might have noticed that Fusion Middleware 11g does not include Oracle Single Sign-On.  For more details about this, see:
    References
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    Thursday Oct 29, 2009

    OracleAS 10.1.3.5 Certified with E-Business Suite Release 12

    Java Compatible Enterprise Edition steaming coffee cup logo
    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0 originally shipped with OracleAS 10.1.3 Oracle Containers for J2EE (OC4J) for running its Java-based content.  Regular readers of this blog know that we certified OracleAS 10.1.3.4 with Apps 12 at the end of 2008, with additional operating system platforms following shortly afterwards.

    We've now certified Oracle Application Server 10g 10.1.3.5 OC4J with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.  You can upgrade to OracleAS 10.1.3.5 OC4J directly from OracleAS 10.1.3, 10.1.3.3, or 10.1.3.4.  This certification allows you to upgrade the OC4J components in your R12 techstack to get take advantage of the latest performance and stability improvements in this incremental patchset.  To make sure that there's no misunderstanding about what can be upgraded, the full name of this patchset is:
    It's important to note that either OracleAS 10.1.3.3, 10.1.3.4, or 10.1.3.5 are mandatory prerequisites if you plan to upgrade your Release 12 application tier to the latest certified version of Java 6.

    Prerequisites
    • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0.3 (Release Update Pack 3) or higher
    Certified Platforms
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86 (SLES 9, 10)
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
    • Linux x86-64 (SLES 9, 10)
    • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.11, 11.23, 11.31)
    • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
    • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) 2003, and 2008 for Apps 12.1.1+ only
    • Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit) (8, 9, 10)
    References
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    Friday Oct 23, 2009

    Secure Enterprise Search 10.1.8.4 Certified with E-Business Suite 11i

    Secure Enterprise Search 10.1.8.4 was certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0 earlier this year.  Our Applications Technology Group has just released their certification of Secure Enterprise Search 10.1.8.4 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i.

    If you missed that earlier announcement, here's a recap of the basics. Secure Enterprise Search (SES) provides new search capabilities for EBS: Apps users can search for E-Business Suite data using a unified search engine, with search results displayed based upon their Applications responsibilities. Searches can be performed on structured and unstructured data. Notably, search results respect multi-level security, including:
    • Role-based access control (RBAC) functional and data security
    • Product-specific security policies
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    For example, an authorized E-Business Suite user could use the search screen above to search for "Assets" in "Northpark," yielding the following results:

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    Introducing the Search Modeller

    This certification also has an added bonus:  it includes the new Search Modeler for E-Business Suite customers.  Search Modeler Version 1.1 is certified with Apps 11i as well as Apps 12 releases.

    Search Modeler is a web-based tool that allows you to create search solutions tailored to your business needs. You can create search solutions for any E-Business Suite product. In most cases you can also include custom application objects as part of your search solution, if your custom applications as registered in the EBS Application Object Library.

    Prerequisites
    • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i version 11.5.10.2
    • Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H.delta.6 (Release Update Pack 6)
    • Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10.1.8.4
    Supported Platforms

    Secure Enterprise Search may be optionally installed on standalone external server and integrated with EBS 11i. The operating system platforms supported for the standalone Secure Enterprise Search instance are:
    • Linux x86 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, Red Hat Linux 3, 4; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9)
    • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, Red Hat Linux 3,4; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9)
    • Solaris SPARC (Solaris 8, 64-bit; Solaris 9, 64-bit; Solaris 10, 64-bit)
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (11.11 64-bit; 11.23 64-bit)
    • AIX 5L Based Systems (AIX 5.2 ML01, 64-bit; 5.3, 64-bit
    • HP-UX Itanium 11i v2 (11.23)
    • Windows Server (2003 - all editions)
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