Friday Mar 07, 2014

Oracle VM Virtual Appliances Available for E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3

Oracle VM Virtual Appliances for E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 are now available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud at this location:

 These virtual appliances can be imported into Oracle VM Manager to deploy E-Business Suite Linux 64-bit environments on compatible server-class machines running Oracle VM Server.  Alternatively, they can be imported into Oracle VM VirtualBox to create virtual machines on a desktop PC or laptop.

The virtual appliances deliver the full software stack, including the Oracle Linux 6.5 operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite, and additional required technology components.

The available Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 virtual appliances are:

  1. Single Node VISION Demo
  2. VISION Demo Database Tier
  3. Production (PROD) Database Tier
  4. Application Tier
  5. Sparse Application Tier

These appliances can be used to support the following scenarios:

  • Single node E-Business Suite 12.2.3 installation: Choose the single node VISION Demo virtual appliance (Option 1 above) to create a unified virtual machine with the EBS 12.2.3 database and application tiers.
  • Multi-node E-Business Suite 12.2.3 installation: Create a multi-node system using the database virtual appliance of choice (either VISION or PROD) and the application tier virtual appliance. That is, Option 2 or 3 above, followed by Option 4.  You can then add secondary application tiers using Option 5.
  • Operating system-only installation (Oracle Linux 6.5): The sparse application tier virtual appliance (Option 5) includes the necessary operating system packages, kernel parameter settings, and users (oracle and applmgr) required to install Oracle E-Business Suite, providing benefit for customers who plan to use Rapid Install for their 12.1.3 or 12.2.3 installation.
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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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Friday Nov 15, 2013

Oracle VM Templates Available for E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2

Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 are now available here:

Templates are available for:

    • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 Vision Demo Database Tier Install (64-bit Linux)
    • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 Production Database Tier Install (64-bit Linux)
    • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 Application Tier Install (64-bit Linux)
    • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 Sparse Application Tier Install (64-bit Linux - Oracle Linux 5.9)
    • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 Sparse Application Tier Install (64-bit Linux - Oracle Linux 6.4)

    These Oracle VM Templates allow you to quickly build E-Business Suite 12.2.2 environments on Oracle Linux virtual machines for demonstration, development or production use.  The templates deliver the full software stack, including the operating system, required technology components, and Oracle E-Business Suite itself.

    Screenshot of Oracle VM template download site


    You can deploy these templates on any industry-standard x86-based hardware certified for Oracle VM and Oracle Linux.

    An Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 installation requires two templates, one for the database and one for the primary application tier.   You can choose from two database templates, depending on whether you will deploy a Vision demonstration system or an empty production instance.  In addition to the database template and the primary application tier template, you can optionally deploy a "sparse middle tier" template to add secondary application tiers.

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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
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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.

    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 Nov 07, 2012

      Implications of Java 6 End of Public Updates for EBS Users

      [Update Feb. 28, 2013: Added pointer to Note 1439822.1]

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

      Java logo

      The Support Roadmap for Oracle Java is published here:

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

      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 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. 

      The certification of Oracle E-Business Suite with JRE 7 (for desktop clients accessing EBS Forms-based content) is in its final stages.  If you plan to upgrade your EBS desktop clients to JRE 7 when that certification is released, you can get a head-start on that today.

      Coexistence of JRE 6 and JRE 7 on Windows desktops

      The upgrade to JRE 7 will be 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.

      The certification of Oracle E-Business Suite with JRE 7 for Mac-based desktop clients accessing EBS Forms-based content is underway. Mac users waiting for that certification may find this article useful:

      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.

      The certification of Oracle E-Business Suite with JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers on Windows, Linux, and Solaris as well as other platforms such as IBM AIX and HP-UX is planned.  Customers running platforms other than Windows, Linux, and Solaris should refer to their Java vendors's sites for more information about their support policies.

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      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 Jun 27, 2012

      Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Certified on Additional Linux Platforms

      Linux Tux logo penguin

      As a follow up to our original certification announcement regarding Oracle Linux 6, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.1.1 and higher) is now certified on the following additional Linux x86/x86-64 operating systems:

      • Oracle Linux 6 (32-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (32-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit)
      • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 11 (64-bit)
      New installations of the E-Business Suite on these operating systems require version 12.1.1 of the Release 12 media.  Cloning of existing 12.1 Linux environments to this new OS is also certified using the standard Rapid Clone process. There are specific requirements to upgrade technology components such as the Oracle Database (to 11gR2) and Fusion Middleware as necessary. These and other requirements are noted in the Installation and Upgrade Notes (IUN) below.

      References

      Thursday May 03, 2012

      WebCenter 11.1.1.6 Certified with E-Business Suite 12

      Oracle WebCenter Suite is an integrated suite of Fusion Middleware 11gR1 tools used to create web sites and portals using service-oriented architecture (SOA).  Applications adapters are also available.

      WebCenter Development Framework

      WebCenter version 11.1.1.6 (a.k.a. Patchset 5) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.6 and higher; 12.1.3 and higher). 

      Certified Platforms

      Oracle WebCenter 11gR1 Version 11.1.1.6 is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 11g is certified. For information on operating systems supported by Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Portal, refer to the 'Oracle Fusion Middleware on WebLogic Server - System Certification' in the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.x) Certification Matrix.

      Migrating to Oracle WebCenter

      If you're currently using Oracle Portal, you should be aware that Portal is now in maintenance mode.  Updates with bug fixes will continue to be produced, but you should consider migrating to Oracle WebCenter for ongoing new features.

      References

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      Wednesday May 02, 2012

      Portal 11.1.1.6 Certified with Oracle 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 (11.1.1.6) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release.  Portal 11.1.1.6 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.6.0, also known as FMW 11g Patchset 5.  Certified E-Business Suite releases are:
      • EBS Release 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 7 and higher
      • EBS Release 12.0.6 and higher
      • EBS Release 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):
      upgrade_1111_paths.png

      Certified Platforms

      Oracle Portal Release 11g R1 Version 11.1.1.6 is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 11g is certified. For information on operating systems supported by Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Portal, refer to the 'Oracle Fusion Middleware on WebLogic Server - System Certification' in the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.x) Certification Matrix.

      Migrating to Oracle WebCenter

      If you're currently using Oracle Portal, you should be aware that Portal is now in maintenance mode.  Updates with bug fixes will continue to be produced, but you should consider migrating to Oracle WebCenter for ongoing new features.

      References

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      Monday Apr 23, 2012

      Discoverer 11.1.1.6 Certified with E-Business Suite

      [Apr. 30, 2012 Update: Added IBM AIX on Power certification for EBS 12]

      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.

      Discoverer graph screenshot

      Discoverer 11g (11.1.1.6) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release.  Discoverer 11.1.1.6 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.6.0, also known as FMW 11g Patchset 5.  Certified E-Business Suite releases are:
      • EBS Release 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 7 and higher
      • EBS Release 12.0.6 and higher
      • EBS Release 12.1.1 and higher

      Platforms certified for R12

      • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
      • Linux x86 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5)
      • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
      • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5, 6 for EBS 12.1.1 and higher only)
      • Linux x86-64 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5)
      • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
      • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10, 11 for EBS 12.1.1 and higher only)
      • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
      • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
      • Microsoft Windows Server (2003, 2008* )
      • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2008 R2 for EBS 12.1.1 and higher only)
      • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) 5.3, 6.1, 7.1)

      Platforms certified for Release 11i

      • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
      • Linux x86 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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) 
      Other platform certifications still underway

      Certifications for other operating system platforms are still underway.  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

      Wednesday Apr 04, 2012

      Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Certified on Oracle Linux 6 (x86-64)

      Linux Tux logo penguinOracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.1.1 and higher) is now certified on 64-bit Oracle Linux 6 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK).

      New installations of the E-Business Suite R12 on this OS require version 12.1.1 or higher. Cloning of existing 12.1 Linux environments to this new OS is also certified using the standard Rapid Clone process. There are specific requirements to upgrade technology components such as the Oracle Database (to 11.2.0.3) and Fusion Middleware as necessary for use on Oracle Linux 6. These and other requirements are noted in the Installation and Upgrade Notes (IUN) below.

      Certification for other Linux distros still underway

      Certifications of Release 12 with 32-bit Oracle Linux 6, 32-bit and 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and the Red Hat default kernel are in progress.

      References

      Friday Mar 09, 2012

      Database 10gR2 10.2.0.5 Certified with EBS 12 on Itanium, Linux on Power

      As a follow up to our original certification announcement, Oracle Database 10gR2 Patch Set 10.2.0.5.0 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.4 and higher, 12.1.1 and higher) on the following additional database tier only platforms:

      • IBM: Linux on Power Systems (RHEL 5, SLES 10)
      • Linux Itanium (RHEL 5, SLES 10)

      These are database tier only (or split tier configuration) platforms where the application tier must reside on a different fully certified E-Business Suite R12 Platform.

      Screenshot of download page for 10.2.0.5 patchset

      Terminal patchset release for 10gR2 Database

      The 10.2.0.5 patchset is the terminal release of the Oracle Database on these platforms - users should review the following Support Notes for more information:

      Certified Database Options and Features

      This announcement includes:

      • Real Application Clusters
      • Database Vault 
      • Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) Column Encryption
      • Advanced Security Option / Advanced Networking Option
      • Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 1
      • Transportable Database Data Migration Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12

      Please refer the documents below for information pertaining to this certification. Updates to My Oracle Support's Certification data are in progress for this certification.

      References

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      Tuesday Feb 14, 2012

      11gR2 11.2.0.3 Database Certified with EBS on IBM: Linux on System z

      As a follow up to our original certification announcement, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 version 11.2.0.3 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12 on the following Linux on IBM System z operating systems:

      IBM LogoRelease 12.1 (12.1.2 or higher):

      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 (64-bit)
      • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10 (64-bit)
      • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 11 (64-bit)1

      Release 12.0 (12.0.4 or higher)1:

      Release 11i (11.5.10.2 + ATG PF.H RUP 6 and higher) 1:

      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 (64-bit)
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 4 (64-bit)
      • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10 (64-bit)

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

      This announcement includes:

      • Real Application Clusters (RAC)
      • Oracle Database Vault
      • Transparent Data Encryption (Column Encryption)
      • TDE Tablespace Encryption 
      • Advanced Security Option (ASO)/Advanced Networking Option (ANO)
      • 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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      Wednesday Jan 04, 2012

      Oracle Database 10gR2 10.2.0.5 Certified with EBS 11i on Tru64, Linux on Power, Linux Itanium

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

      • HP Tru64 (5.1b)
      • IBM: Linux on POWER Systems (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5; SLES 9, 10)1
      • Linux Itanum (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5; SLES 9, 10)1

      Notes:
      1 This is a database tier only (previously known as a split tier) certification where the application tier must be on a different fully certified E-Business Suite 11i platform.

      Certification of 10.2.0.5 on Windows Itanium is still in progress and will be announced separately. 

      This announcement includes:

      • For EBS 11i version 11.5.10 CU2+ATG_PF.H.delta.6 (RUP 6) and higher:
        • Real Application Clusters
        • Oracle Database Vault 
        • TDE Column Encryption
        • Advanced Security Option/Advanced Networking Option (ANO/ASO)
        • Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
        • Transportable Database and Transportable Tablespaces Data Migration Processes for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i

      Please refer to the original announcement for additional information pertaining to this certification.

      Upgrade to 11gR2 Database instead of patching 10gR2

      It's always helpful to check the latest Lifetime Support Policy documents when considering your upgrade options.  As a guiding principle, you should upgrade to the database release that gives you the longest supported timeline.

      Oracle Database 10gR2 is now in Extended Support through July 2013.  In general, if you're applying database-level updates to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i environment, you'll get a better return on your investment of time if you upgrade directly to the latest 11gR2 database release.  Premier Support for 11gR2 runs through January 2015, and Extended Support runs through January 2018.

      References

      Wednesday Dec 28, 2011

      EBS R12 Certified with Database 11gR2 on SLES 11

      SUSE Linux logoOracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is now certified with the Oracle Database 11gR2 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 running on the database tier for the following platforms and versions:

      Release 12 (12.0.4 and higher, 12.1.1 and higher) with Database versions 11.2.0.2 and 11.2.0.3:

      • Linux x86-64 (SLES 11)
      Release 12 (12.0.4 and higher, 12.1.2 and higher) with Database version 11.2.0.2:
      • IBM: Linux on System z (SLES 11)

      The certification of R12 with 11.2.0.3 on IBM: Linux on System z (including SLES 11) is in progress.

      These certifications cover the above 64-bit operating systems.  There are no plans to certify 32-bit SLES 11 (Linux x86).

      Database Tier Only

      These certifications cover only the E-Business Suite database tier.  The application tier of the E-Business Suite is not certified with SLES 11.  Customers must run the application tier on a different certified operating system (such as SLES 10). If you plan to use SLES 11 for an EBS application tier server, please contact me to discuss your business case.

      Other Database Options Certified

      This announcement for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 includes the following (as well as other features and options):

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

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

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      Wednesday Dec 07, 2011

      WebCenter 11g 11.1.1.5 Certified with E-Business Suite Release 12

      Oracle WebCenter Suite is an integrated suite of Fusion Middleware 11gR1 tools used to create web sites and portals using service-oriented architecture (SOA).  Applications adapters are also available.

      WebCenter Development Framework

      WebCenter version 11.1.1.5 (a.k.a. Patchset 4) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.6 and higher; 12.1.3 and higher). Earlier this summer, WebCenter 11g version 11.1.1.4 (a.k.a. Patchset 3) was certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. 

      Certified EBS 12 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 (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, 7.1)
      • IBM: Linux on System z (RHEL 5)
      • IBM: Linux on System z (SLES 10)
      • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2003 R2, 2008 for EBS 12.1 only)
      • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2008 R2 for EBS 12.1 only)
      References

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      Tuesday Dec 06, 2011

      Oracle VM 3 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

      Oracle VM 3 is the latest release of Oracle's server virtualization and management solution. Oracle VM 3 is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and Release 12. This certification covers all current and future Oracle VM 3 updates, including Oracle VM 3.0.2 and subsequent 3.x releases.   

      Oracle VM 3 Manager screenshot

      Oracle VM 3 supports a number of guest operating systems including various flavors and versions of Linux, Solaris and Windows. For information regarding certified platforms, installation and upgrade guidance and prerequisite requirements please refer to the Certifications tab on My Oracle Support as well as the following documentation:

      References

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      Monday Nov 14, 2011

      11gR2 11.2.0.3 Database Certified with E-Business Suite

      [Nov 15, 2011 Update: Added TDE Tablespace and Column Encryption to the list of certified options]

      The 11gR2 11.2.0.2 Database was certified with E-Business Suite (EBS) 11i and EBS 12 almost one year ago today.  I’m pleased to announce that 11.2.0.3, the second patchset for the 11gR2 Database is now certified. Be sure to review the interoperability notes for R11i and R12 for the most up-to-date requirements for deployment.

      This certification announcement is important as you plan upgrades to the technology stack for your environment. For additional upgrade direction, please refer to the recently published EBS upgrade recommendations article. 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)
      • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (10)
      • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10) -- Database-tier only
      Pending Platform Certifications
      • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit)
      • Microsoft Windows Server (64-bit)
      • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
      • HP-UX Itanium
      • IBM: Linux on System z 
      • IBM AIX on Power Systems
      Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
      Prerequisites
      • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0.4 or later; or,
        Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.1 or later
      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)
      • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (10)
      • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10)  -- Database-tier only
      Pending Platform Certifications
      • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit)
      • Microsoft Windows Server (64-bit)
      • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
      • IBM: Linux on System z
      • IBM AIX on Power Systems
      • HP-UX Itanium
      Database Feature and Option Certifications
      The following 11gR2 11.2.0.3 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
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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.

      Monday Oct 24, 2011

      Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 11.1.1.5 Certified with E-Business Suite

      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. 

      Architecture diagram showing Oracle Access Manager Oracle Internet Directory E-Business Suite AccessGate WebGate

      For details about third-party integration architectures, see either of these article for EBS 11i and 12:

      Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.5 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0 and 12.1.  OID 11.1.1.5 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.5.0, also known as FMW 11g Patchset 4.  Certified E-Business Suite releases are:
      • EBS Release 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG PH.H RUP 7 and higher
      • EBS Release 12.0.6 and higher
      • EBS Release 12.1.1 and higher

      Supported Configurations

      Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.5.0 can be integrated with two single sign-on solutions for EBS environments:

        • Oracle Internet Directory (OID) and Directory Integration Platform (DIP) from Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Patchset 4 (11.1.1.5.0) 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, 12.0.6 or 12.1.x).
        • Oracle Internet Directory and Directory Integration Platform from Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Patchset 4 (11.1.1.5.0) with Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.3) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i or 12.1.x).
        • Oracle Internet Directory and Directory Integration Platform from Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Patchset 4 (11.1.1.5.0) with Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 (11.1.1.5) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 12.0.6 or higher or 12.1.x).

        Oracle Access Manager strongly recommended

        Oracle has two single sign-on solutions: Oracle Single Sign-On Server (OSSO) and Oracle Access Manager (OAM). Oracle strongly recommends that all new single sign-on implementations use Oracle Access Manager. Oracle Access Manager is the preferred solution going forward, and forms the basis of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. OSSO is no longer being actively developed and will not be ported to Oracle WebLogic Server.

        Platform certifications

        Oracle Internet Directory is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 11g is certified. Refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g System Requirements for more details.

        For information on operating systems supported by Oracle Internet Directory and its components, refer to the Oracle Identity and Access Management 11gR1 certification matrix.

        Integration with Oracle Internet Directory involves components spanning several different suites of Oracle products. There are no restrictions on which platform any particular component may be installed so long as the platform is supported for that component.

        References

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        Friday Jul 08, 2011

        WebCenter 11g 11.1.1.4 Certified with EBS 12 on IBM Linux on System z

        IBM logoAs a follow-up to our original announcement earlier this year, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 WebCenter 11.1.1.4 (Patchset 3) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 on the following IBM: Linux on System z platforms

        • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 (64-bit)
        • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10 (64-bit)

        For installation and configuration documentation, see:

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        Wednesday Jul 06, 2011

        BPEL 11.1.1.4 Certified for Prebuilt E-Business Suite 12.1.3 SOA Integrations on IBM Linux on System z

        IBM logoAs a follow-up to our original certification announcement, prebuilt SOA integrations for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 using BPEL Process Manager 11.1.1.4 are now certified on the following Linux on System z platforms:

        •  Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 (64-bit)
        • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10 (64-bit)

        References

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        Thursday May 26, 2011

        Database 11.2.0.2 Certified with EBS R12 on IBM: Linux on System z

        As a follow-on to our original announcement, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.2) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.4 and higher, 12.1.2 and higher) on the following Linux on System z platforms:

        Release 12.1 (12.1.2 or higher):

        • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 (64-bit)
        • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10 (64-bit)

        Release 12.0 (12.0.4 or higher)1:

        • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 (64-bit)
        • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 4 (64-bit)
        • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10 (64-bit)

        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. Starting with Release 12.1.2, Linux on System z became a fully certified platform.

        Database Feature and Option Certifications
        The following 11gR2 11.2.0.2 database options and features are supported for use:

        EBS 12 References
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        Wednesday May 18, 2011

        WebCenter 11g 11.1.1.4 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). 

        Oracle WebCenter screenshot

        WebCenter 11g version 11.1.1.4 (a.k.a. Patchset 3) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.6 and higher; 12.1.1 and higher).  WebCenter 11g version 11.1.1.3 (a.k.a. Patchset 2) 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 Linux 4, 5)
        • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
        • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
        • Linux x86-64 (Oracle 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)
        • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2008 R2 for EBS 12.1 only)
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        Tuesday May 10, 2011

        Database 10.2.0.5 Certified with EBS on Nine Additional Platforms

        As a follow-on to the original certification announcement, Oracle Database 10gR2 Patch Set 10.2.0.5.0 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12 (12.0, 12.1) on the following additional platforms:

        Release 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 6 and higher

        • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.11, 11.23, 11.31)
        • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)1
        • IBM: Linux on System z (RHEL 4 and 5, SLES 9 and 10)1
        Release 12 (12.0)
        • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.11, 11.23, 11.31)
        • IBM: Linux on System z (RHEL 4 and 5, SLES 9 and 10)1
        Release 12 (12.1)
        • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
        • IBM: Linux on System z (RHEL 5, SLES 9 and 10)
        1: This is a database tier only (or split tier) configuration where the application tier must reside on a different fully certified E-Business Suite platform

        This announcement includes:
        • Oracle Database Vault
        • Transparent Data Encryption (Column Encryption)
        • Advanced Security Option (ASO)/Advanced Networking Option (ANO)
        • Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12 Database Instances
        EBS 12 References
        EBS 11i References

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        Friday Feb 25, 2011

        Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0 Released for OEM 11g (11.1.0.1)

        [Feb. 25, 12:40 PM Update: Removed incorrect references to RHEL 3, SLES 9, HP-UX 11.11, Solaris 8]

        We're very pleased to announce the release of Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0, an integral part of Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.

        ams-ebs.png
        The management suite combines features in the standalone Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite and Application Change Management Pack (ACMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle's real user monitoring and configuration management capabilities. 

        The features that were available in the standalone Application Management Pack and Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite are now packaged into the Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0.  The Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0 is now fully certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control. 

        This latest plug-in extends Grid Control with E-Business Suite specific management capabilities and features enhanced change management support.  The Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in is released via patch 8333939.  For the AMP and ACMP 4.0 installation guide, see:
        General AMP & ACMP improvements
        • Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control Support
          Application Management Pack 4.0 and Application Change Management Pack 4.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite are certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control Release 1 (11.1.0.1.0).
        • Built-in Diagnostic Ability
          Release 4.0 has numerous major enhancements that provide the necessary intelligence to determine if the product has been installed and configured correctly. There are diagnostics for Discovery, Cloning, and User Monitoring that will validate if the appropriate patches, privileges, setups, and profile options have been configured. This feature improves the setup and configuration process.
        Enhanced ACMP Capabilities
        Customization Manager
        • Multi-Node Custom Application Registration: This feature automates the process of registering and validating custom products/applications on every node in a multi-node EBS system.
        • Public/Private File Source Mappings and E-Business Suite Mappings: File Source Mappings & E-Business Suite Mappings can be created and marked as public or private. Only the creator/owner can define/edit his/her own mappings. Users can use public Mappings, but cannot edit or change settings.
        • Test Checkout Command for Versions: This feature allows you to test/verify checkout commands at the version level within the File Source Mapping page.
        • Prerequisite Patch Validation: You can specify prerequisite patches for Customization packages and for Release 12 Oracle E-Business Suite packages.
        • Destination Path Population: You can now automatically populate the Destination Path for common file types during package construction.
        • OAF File Type Support: Ability to package Oracle Application Framework (OAF) customizations and deploy them across multiple Oracle E-Business Suite instances.
        • Extended PLL Support: Ability to distinguish between different types of PLLs (that is, Report and Forms PLL files). Providing better granularity when managing PLL objects.
        • Enhanced Standards Checker: Provides greater and more comprehensive list of coding standards that are verified during the package build process (for example, File Driver exceptions, Java checks, XML checks, SQL checks, etc.)
        • HTML Package Readme: The package Readme is in HTML format and includes the file listing.
        • Advanced Package Search Capabilities: The ability to utilize more criteria within the advanced search package (that is, Public, Last Updated by, Files Source Mapping, and E-Business Suite Mapping).
        • Enhanced Package Build Notifications: More detailed information on the results of a package build process. Better, more detailed troubleshooting guidance in the event of build failures.
        Patch Manager
        • Staged Patches: Ability to run Patch Manager with no external internet access. Customer can download Oracle E-Business Suite patches into a shared location for Patch Manager to access and apply. Supports highly secured production environments that prohibit external internet connections.
        • Support for Superseded Patches: Automatic check for superseded patches. Allows users to easily add superseded patches into the Patch Run. More comprehensive and correct Patch Runs. Removes many manual and laborious tasks, frees up Apps DBAs for higher value-added tasks.
        • Automatic Primary Node Identification: Users can now specify which is the "primary node" (that is, which node hosts the Shared APPL_TOP) during the Patch Run interview process, available for Release 12 only.
        Setup Manager
        • Preview Extract Results: Ability to execute an extract in "proof mode", and examine the query results, to determine accuracy. Used in conjunction with the "where" clause in Advanced Filtering. This feature can provide better and more accurate fine tuning of extracts.
        • Use Uploaded Extracts in New Projects: Ability to incorporate uploaded extracts in new projects via new LOV fields in package construction. Leverages the Setup Manager repository to access extracts that have been uploaded. Allows customer to reuse uploaded extracts to provision new instances.
        • Re-use Existing Extracts in New Projects: Ability to incorporate existing extracts in new projects via new LOV fields in package construction. Leverages the Setup Manager repository to access point-in-time extracts (snapshots) of configuration data. Allows customer to reuse existing extracts to provision new instances. Allows comparative historical reporting of identical APIs, executed at different times.
        • Support for BR100 formats: Setup Manager can now automatically produce reports in the BR100 format. Native support for industry standard formats.
        • Concurrent Manager API Support: General Foundation now provides an API for management of "Concurrent Manager" configuration data. Ability to migrate Concurrent Managers from one instance to another. Complete the setup once and never again; no need to redefine the Concurrent Managers.
        Certified configurations

        The following Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control releases, Oracle E-Business Suite releases, and platforms are supported:
        • Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in 4.0 requires Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control Release 1 (11.1.0.1.0)
        • Oracle E-Business Suite
          • 11i: Release 11.5.10 CU2 with ATG_PF.H RUP6 or higher
          • 12.0: Release 12.0.4 with R12.ATG_PF.A.delta.6
          • 12.1: Release 12.1 with R12.ATG_PF.B.delta.3
        • Certified Platforms and Releases
          • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5); (RHEL 4, 5); (SLES 10)
          • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5); (RHEL 4, 5); (SLES 10)
        Certifications still underway

        The following certifications are still in progress:
        • 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)
        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.   

        Upgrades from AMP & ACMP 3


        This plug-in supersedes the Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite 3.1. An upgrade path to 4.0 is provided from 3.1 only. Therefore it is mandatory for the existing installations to be at the Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite 3.1 level before upgrading to 4.0.

        AMP & ACMP 4.0 run only with EM 11g, and vice versa

        If you're running AMP or ACMP 3.1 on EM 10gR5 and upgrade to AMP/ACMP 4.0, you must upgrade to EM 11g.

        If you're running AMP or ACMP 3.1 on EM 10gR5 and upgrade to EM 11g, you must upgrade to AMP or ACMP 4.0.

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        Discoverer 11.1.1.4 Certified with E-Business Suite


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        Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.4 Certified with E-Business Suite

        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. 
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        For details about third-party integration architectures, see either of these article for EBS 11i and 12:
        Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.4 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0 and 12.1.  OID 11.1.1.4 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.4.0, also known as FMW 11g Patchset 3.  Certified E-Business Suite releases are:
        • EBS Release 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 7 and higher
        • EBS Release 12.0.6 and higher
        • EBS Release 12.1.1 and higher
        Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.3.0 can be integrated with two single sign-on solutions for EBS environments:
        • With Oracle Single Sign-On Server 10g (10.1.4.3.0) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i, 12.0.x or 12.1.1)
        • With Oracle Access Manager 10g (10.1.4.3) with an existing Oracle E-Business Suite system (Release 11i or 12.1.x)
        Platforms certified for R12
        • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
        • Linux x86 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
        • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
        • 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)
        Platforms certified for Release 11i
        • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
        • Linux x86 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
        • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
        • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9,10)
        Other platform certifications still underway

        Certifications for other operating system platforms are still underway.  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.   

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