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Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: October 2016 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this Note: How to Find E-Business Suite...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Application Tier | Read More

Reminder: EBS 12.2 Minimum Patching Baselines and Dates

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 is now covered by Premier Support to September 30, 2023. This is documented here: Oracle Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Applications (PDF) Premier Support includes new EBS 12.2 patches for: Individual product families (e.g. Oracle Financials) Quarterly security updates released via the Critical Patch Update process New technology stack certifications with server-based components New certifications for end-user desktops and mobile devices What are the...

Friday, October 21, 2016 | Application Tier | Read More

Critical Patch Update for October 2016 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2016 was released on October 18, 2016. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.  Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Application Tier | Read More

Which Oracle Access Manager Patchsets Can Be Used with EBS?

Oracle versions numbers can be very long.  Complicating matters further, different product families within Oracle use the version hierarchy differently.  This can make it confusing to determine whether a specific product update has been certified with Oracle E-Business Suite. Specifically, a customer recently asked whether it was acceptable to apply the Oracle Access Manager update to their OAM instance that was integrated with EBS 12.1.3.  They were concerned...

Friday, October 14, 2016 | Application Tier | Read More

Which EBS 12.1.3 RPC Should I Apply?

A customer was in the process of upgrading their EBS 12.1.3 environment to RPC 4 when they heard about the release of RPC 5.  They asked, "Which one should we apply?" This kind of question crops up frequently since we're continually producing new EBS updates. There is no definitive right answer.  For example, the answer depends upon: How far a customer might have progressed in their testing of the previous update The number of customizations affected by the respective updates Whet...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Application Tier | Read More

DSTv27 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.2

If your E-Business Suite Release environment is configured to support Daylight Saving Time (DST) or international time zones, it's important to keep your timezone definition files up-to-date. They were last changed in November 2015 and released as DSTv25. DSTv27 is now available and certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. The DSTv27 update includes the timezone information from the IANA tzdata 2016f.  It is cumulative: it includes all previous Oracle DST updates. ...

Monday, October 10, 2016 | Application Tier | Read More

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