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 Nov 22, 2013

EBS 11i Certified with DB 11gR2 for Oracle Solaris 11 on SPARC

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i (11.5.10.2) is now certified with the Oracle Database 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) for Oracle Solaris 11 on SPARC running on the database tier only.

The application tier of E-Business Suite Release 11i (11.5.10.2) is not certified with Oracle Solaris 11 on SPARC.  Customers must run the application tier on a different OS such as Oracle Solaris 10 on SPARC.

With this certification, EBS 11i customers can run their 11gR2 Databases on the SPARC Supercluster with Solaris 11 and use various engineered system performance optimizations:

  • Exadata storage cells
  • Infiniband technology
  • On-chip encryption
  • Memory improvements
  • Kernel-level acceleration of features such as Real Application Clusters (RAC)

This announcement for E-Business Suite Release 11i (11.5.10.2) includes the following database options and features:

  • Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3
  • Oracle Database Real Application Clusters (RAC) 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3
  • Oracle Database Data Guard 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3
  • Oracle Database Vault 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3
  • Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) 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 Database Instances
  • Transportable Database and Transportable Tablespaces Data Migration Processes for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i

Updates to certification data in My Oracle Support (http://support.oracle.com) are in progress - please review the documents below for all requirements and additional details:

Where can I find more information ?

Please also review the Oracle Database Installation Guide 11g Release 2 (11.2) for Oracle Solaris for operating system and other prerequisites.

Wednesday Jun 13, 2012

URGENT BULLETIN: All E-Business Suite End-Users Must Manually Apply JRE 6 Updates

[Update Dec. 11, 2012: JRE 7 is now certified with the E-Business Suite; see this announcement for complete details.]

[Update Oct. 19, 2012: All customers can begin preparing for JRE 7 now by applying a Forms-based patch to their E-Business Suite environments.  For details, see: Planning Bulletin for JRE 7: What EBS Customers Can Do Today]

[Update 10:00 AM June 20, 2012: Added reference to Note 1469230.1]

[Update 9:35 AM June 19, 2012: Added reference to Note 1412103.2]

[Update 11:40 AM June 14, 2012: Updated title based upon expanded guidance from Java team]

[Update 9:15 AM June 14, 2012: Updated entire text based on expanded guidance from Java team]

[Update 8:40 AM June 14, 2012: Clarified JRE version references]

[Update 4:13 PM June 13, 2012: Added reference to My Oracle Support Note 1467442.1]

[Update 1:40 PM June 13, 2012:  Added more details on finding the Java Update tab, and options 1 to 3]



As previously announced, Oracle will shortly stop providing public updates for JRE 6.


To ensure that Java Users remain on a secure version, Windows systems that rely on auto-update will be auto-updated from JRE 6 to JRE 7.

Until EBS is certified with JRE 7, EBS users should not rely on the windows auto-update mechanism for their client machines and should manually keep the JRE up to date with the latest versions of 6 on an ongoing basis.

How to get the latest version of JRE 6

Until November of this year, the latest version of JRE 6 can be found on the Download tab of the Java SE sectionin OTN.  After November of this year further CPU (critical patch updates) to JRE 6 will be available through My Oracle Support.  Having a current EBS support contract grants you the right to download and use these JRE 6 versions on clients accessing EBS.

Within your organization, you may distribute the latest version of JRE 6 to your users and ask them to run the installer on their systems (or use equivalent enterprise desktop distribution mechanisms).

To maintain the security of your users’ desktops it is strongly recommended that you repeat the steps above after each CPU release.

For Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Updates, the next three dates are listed on the Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party BulletinYou can subscribe to the RSS feed on the Bulletin above to receive updates to the CPU schedules.

Reverting back to Java 6 from Java 7

If an E-Business Suite end-user's desktop has been inadvertently upgraded to JRE 1.7, you must:

  1. Uninstall JRE 1.7
  2. Reinstall the latest JRE 1.6 release.

Stay on Java 6 for now

EBS customers should continue to run JRE 1.6 (a.k.a. JRE 6) on their Windows end-user desktops, and JDK 6 on their EBS servers.

If a search engine has brought you to this article, please check the Certifications summary for our latest certified Java release.

Our plans for certifying Java 7 for the E-Business Suite

We plan on releasing the Java 7 certification for E-Business Suite customers in two phases:

  • Phase 1: Certify JRE 7 for Windows end-user desktops
  • Phase 2: Certify JDK 7 for server-based components

When will Java 7 be certified with EBS?

We're working on the first phase now. At this time, we cannot provide delivery dates, but you can monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates.

Current known issues with JRE 1.7 in EBS environments

Our current testing shows that there are known incompatibilities between JRE 1.7 and the Forms-invocation process in EBS environments.  In the meantime, EBS customers should not deploy JRE 1.7 to their end-user Windows desktop clients. EBS customers should remain on JRE 6 at this time. 

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