Editor Mar 15 Update: There are a number of mixed platform architectures that are supported for Release 12 today, although certification of additional platforms is still pending. More details added below.
Editor Update: It turns out that our official nomenclature for these types of configurations has evolved between releases. In Release 11i, these were called "split configurations." In Release 12, these are now called "mixed platform architectures."
Here's a quick update for those of you who might be interested in "mixed platform architectures," where the E-Business Suite's database and application servers are deployed on different operating system platforms.
R12 Fully Certified Platforms
As of March 15, 2007, the following are the fully certified platforms
(application and database tiers) for the E-Business Suite Release 12. See Oracle Certify for exact versions and platforms certified with E-Business Suite:
- HP-UX Itanium
- HP-UX PA-RISC
- IBM AIX
- Linux x86 and x86-64 (32-bit OS)
- Linux x86-64 (64-bit OS)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003
- Sun Solaris Operating System (SPARC)
These platforms can be mixed together, i.e. the database tier can use any one of these platforms, and the application tier can use any one of these platforms. So, this would be a certified combination: database tier on HP-UX Itanium, and application tier on Linux x86-64 (32-bit OS).Not Certified Yet... For Use on the Database Tier Only
Certifications for the following additional platforms are underway for the database tier only
- IBM System z Linux
- Linux Itanium
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium
In other words, you can't use any of these four operating system platforms for your database tier yet, but these certifications are forthcoming. When they're certified, you'll be able to deploy any of these four platforms on your database tier only
. At that time, you will be able to mix any of these four database tiers with application tiers running on any of the existing fully certified platforms
in the first list.
The certifications of the four database tier only
platforms are underway now, and are expected to be released in conjunction with the R12 certification for the 10.2.0.3 Database. Firm schedules aren't available yet, but feel free to monitor or subscribe to this site for updates, which I'll post as soon as they're available.Still Confused?
Don't worry -- you're not the only one. As you can infer from the changes to this article, we've been working through the nomenclature around these mixed platform architectures ourselves. If you're still struggling to get a handle on this, either log a Service Request or contact your Oracle account manager to get some help with your specific target platform architecture.Related