Thursday Feb 12, 2015

Database 12.1.0.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 11i

I’m pleased to announce that 12.1.0.2, the first patchset for Database 12c is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i. Be sure to review the 11i interoperability note.

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

Screenshot of Database 12.1.0.2 OTN download page

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

  • 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

  • Data Guard Redo Apply with Physical Standby Databases

Certifications Not Planned

  • Active Data Guard
  • Oracle Multitenant
  • Oracle In Memory Database
  • 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

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Thursday Jan 08, 2015

Database 12.1.0.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2

I’m pleased to announce that 12.1.0.2, the first patchset for the 12c Database, is now certified with E-Business Suite 12.2.2 and higher. 

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

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.x
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 (10, 11)*
*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.
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

  • Oracle Multitenant
  • Oracle Database Vault
  • TDE Tablespace Encryption
  • 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 will be posted as soon as soon as they're available.  

EBS 12.2 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.

Tuesday Dec 09, 2014

Database 12c 12.1.0.2 Certified With 12.1 On Oracle Solaris on x86-64

As a follow up to our earlier announcement, Oracle Database 12cR1 Version 12.1.0.2 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 for 12.1 on the following additional platform:

Release 12.1 (12.1.3 and higher):

    Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10, 11)

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.

Data12.1.0.2 download screenshot

In addition, the Export/Import process for EBS release 12.0 or 12.1 with Oracle Database 12cR1 Version 12.1.0.2 is now certified.

Certification data in My Oracle Support (http://support.oracle.com) is being updated with this information - please review the documents below for all requirements and additional details:

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Wednesday Nov 19, 2014

EBS 12.0 & 12.1 DB Migration Using 12cR1 Transportable Tablespaces Now Certified


Database migration across platforms of different "endian" (byte ordering) formats using the Transportable Tablespaces (TTS) process is now certified for Oracle E-Business Suite Release R12 (12.0.6, 12.1.3) with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0). Migration between different platforms of the same "endian" format with 12c can be accomplished using export/import (datapump) utilities. 

This certification requires that the source database be 11gR2 (11.2.0.3 or higher) and the target database be 12cR1 (12.1.0.1 or higher).  

This migration process requires a patch delivered by our EBS Platform Engineering team that is 'Controlled', i.e. it requires a password obtainable through Oracle Support. We released the required patch in this manner to monitor customer issues and to gauge uptake.

The "endian-ness" of platforms can be checked by querying the view V$TRANSPORTABLE_PLATFORM using sqlplus (connected as sysdba):

        SQL> select platform_name, endian_format from v$transportable_platform;

Here's a list of relevant platforms certified for the EBS R12 with 12cR1 on the database tier:

 

Big Endian Platforms
Little Endian Platforms
Oracle Solaris on SPARC
Linux x86-64
HP-UX Itanium
Oracle Solaris on x86-64
IBM AIX on POWER Systems
MS Windows x64

The use of Transportable Tablespaces can greatly speed up the migration of the data portion of the database - it does not affect metadata which must still be migrated using export/import.

We recommend that users initially perform a test migration with export/import on their database with the 'metrics=y' parameter to find out the relative size of data vs metadata in their database and to have a basis to compare any gains in timing. Generally speaking, the larger the relative size of data (as compared to metadata), the more likely it would be that TTS is suitable as a migration process to reduce downtime.

Pending Certifications

Testing with 12cR1 as the source is still pending.

Full transportable export/import, a new feature in 12c to move an entire database, is not certified for use with E-Business Suite databases yet. 

Transportable Database (TDB), a migration process for platforms of the same "endian" format, is also a pending 12cR1 certification exercise. 

References

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Saturday Sep 27, 2014

Database 12.1.0.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.1

I’m pleased to announce that 12.1.0.2, the first patchset for the 12c Database, is now certified with E-Business Suite 12.1. 

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

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.x
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)
Pending Platform Certifications
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) 
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (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

  • Oracle Multitenant
  • Oracle Database Vault
  • Export/Import process for EBS 12.0 or 12.1 with RDBMS 12cR1 Version 12.1.0.2
  • TDE Tablespace Encryption
  • 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 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.

    Friday Sep 19, 2014

    Database 12.1.0.1 Certified with EBS 12.2

    [Oct. 7, 2014 update: Added Data Guard and Active DataGuard options to the list of pending certifications]

    I’m pleased to announce that 12.1.0.1, the base release for the 12c Database, is now certified with E-Business Suite 12.2. This expands on our previously-announced certification for EBS 11i, 12.0, and 12.1.

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

    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 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

    • Oracle Multitenant
    • Oracle Database Vault
    • Transportable Database and Transportable Tablespaces data migration processes
    • Oracle DataGuard
    • Oracle Active DataGuard

    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 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.

    Friday Aug 01, 2014

    New Solaris SPARC OS Requirements for EBS R12

    Solaris logoBeginning on December 1st 2014, Oracle E-Business Suite patches for Release 12 (12.0, 12.1, 12.2) on the Oracle Solaris on SPARC platform will be built with a newer version of the Solaris Studio compiler (v 12.3) and the Solaris OS (v 10).

    Solaris customers who plan to patch their EBS environments after December 1st 2014 with EBS application tier patches generated after this date must meet the new OS requirements prior to applying those new patches. These customers must upgrade their Solaris OS to Solaris 10 10/08 (Update 6) or higher and apply specific OS patches indicated in the documentation below. R12 environments on Solaris 11 should not be affected by this as Solaris 11 includes all required patches and relinking tools.

    Customers can perform the OS upgrade now without any adverse effects as the associated tools and OS patches will work with all currently generated EBS patches - it's just that after December 1st 2014, patches generated for R12 on Solaris SPARC will not work with older versions of the Solaris OS. The older Solaris versions 8 and 9 will also both be in Sustaining Support by this date - we strongly recommend that customers upgrade to Solaris 10 to get updates and new fixes on their systems.

    References

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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

    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.

    Friday Jan 17, 2014

    EBS 12.2 Certified with Database 11.2.0.3 for Additional "Database Tier-only" Platforms

    I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (12.2.2 or higher) is now certified with the Oracle Database 11gR2 (11.2.0.3) for the Linux on IBM System z and Oracle Solaris on x86-64 platforms running on the database tier with the following OS versions:

    For Oracle Solaris on x86-64:

    • Oracle Solaris 10 on x86-64 (64-bit)
    • Oracle Solaris 11 on x86-64 (64-bit)

    For Linux on IBM System z:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 6 (64-bit)
    • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10 (64-bit)
    • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 11 (64-bit)

    The application tier of the E-Business Suite 12.2 is not certified with the above platforms, only the database tier; customers must run the application tier on fully certified platforms using the 12.2 software provided as part of our release (see 'Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Now Available').

    This announcement for E-Business Suite Release 12.2 includes the following (as well as other features and options):

    • Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3
    • Oracle Database Real Application Clusters (RAC) 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 12 Database Instances

    References

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

    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 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.

    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

      Related Articles

      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

      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.

      Related Articles


      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

      Related Articles

      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

      Related Articles

      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

      Tuesday Feb 14, 2012

      11gR2 11.2.0.3 Certified with EBS 12.1 on Oracle Solaris 11 (x86-64)

      Solaris logoAs a follow up to our original certification announcement, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 is now certified with the Oracle Database 11gR2 version 11.2.0.3 for Oracle Solaris 11 on x86-64 running on the database tier for the following platform and version:

      Release 12.1 (12.1.1 or higher) with Database version 11.2.0.3:

      • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (11)
      The application tier of the E-Business Suite is not certified with Oracle Solaris 11 on x86-64. Customers must run the application tier on a different platform such as Oracle Solaris on SPARC.

      This announcement for E-Business Suite Release 12.1 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 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 Oracle Database Installation Guide 11g Release 2 (11.2) for Oracle Solaris for operating system and other prerequisites.

      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

      Related Articles


      Tuesday Nov 15, 2011

      Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Certified on Solaris 11

      Oracle Solaris 11 was announced last week, and I'm pleased to also announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 is now certified on Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit). This new operating system release represents a culmination of years of hard work by our Solaris engineering group.  It has a number of new and advanced features including simplified deployment and lifecycle management tools, built-in certified virtualization technologies, support on the latest generation SPARC chips, and more.

      New installations of the E-Business Suite R12 on this platform will require version 12.1.1 or higher and the latest Rapid Install startCD version 12.1.1.13.  For existing 12.1 installations, we have also certified an "in place" OS upgrade or the use of cloning to a target Solaris 11 system. There are also specific requirements to upgrade technology components such as the Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware.  These requirements are noted in the links below.

      References

      Related Articles

      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
      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.

      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:


      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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      Friday Feb 18, 2011

      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. 
      3rd_party_architecture.png
      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.   

      References
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      Portal 11.1.1.4 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 (11.1.1.4) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release.  Portal 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
      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
      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.   

      References
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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:
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      EBS 11i References
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