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OCFS2 for Linux Certified for E-Business Suite Release 12 Application Tiers

[Jun. 6, 2016 Update: OCFS2 is certified for EBS 12.2; see this article for details]  [May 7, 2015 update: This article applies only to EBS 12.1.  OCFS2 is not certified with EBS 12.2 yet.] Oracle E-Business Suite environments can be scaled up to handle large numbers of concurrent users by load-balancing across multiple application mid-tier servers.  At Oracle, we run Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 internally with a pool of approximately forty application tier servers....

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 | Application Tier | Read More

Oracle E-Business Suite Platform Smorgasbord

Yes, we have a Smörgåsbord! One of the definitions of smörgåsbord is "a set of a great number of opportunities to combine."  This brief article (corresponding to my entrance into the world of blogging) describes the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) platform smörgåsbord.  While 'platform' can mean different things to different people, here it means an "operating system and hardware architecture combination."  So, think "Linux x86" (as in the operating system Linux on the x86...

Friday, February 26, 2010 | Application Tier | Read More

Premier Support for Oracle Application Server 10g ends December 2010

[April 8, 2010 Update:  The Oracle Application Server 10gR2 10.1.2 dates have changed.  The dates in this article are no longer accurate but are preserved here for archival purposes.  See the current Lifetime Support Policy for Fusion Middleware document for more details.] All E-Business Suite systems administrators should review the Oracle Lifetime Support brochures on the Oracle Lifetime Support website regularly.  In particular, EBS sysadmins should monitor changes to the...

Monday, February 8, 2010 | Application Tier | Read More

Migrating E-Business Suite Application Tier Servers to Linux

If your E-Business Suite environment is hitting the ceiling for performance, you should first tune and optimize it to squeeze the most of your existing hardware.  At some point, you may decide to scale up your application tier with multiple nodes behind a load-balancer.  As part of that process, you might begin considering replacing large SMP servers on your application tier with a pool of servers running Linux on commodity hardware.  Indeed, this is the architecture that...

Monday, February 1, 2010 | Application Tier | Read More

Live Migration of EBS Services Using Oracle VM

[Editor: This is the fifth of a five-part series on virtualization and cloud topics from Ivo Dujmovic, an architect in our Applications Technology Integration group.] Breaking news: you can now achieve live migration of E-Business Suite instances on Oracle VM (OVM).  This is the High Availability and Fault Tolerance Holy Grail.  In an environment configured to support live migration, end-user sessions running on one node in a virtual machine server can be...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Application Tier | Read More

Latest DSTv13 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite

If your E-Business Suite Release 11i or 12 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 July 2009 and released as DSTv11.  DSTv13 is now available and certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12.  Note that if you've prided yourself on keeping your environment up-to-date, you didn't miss DSTv12.  That version was not...

Friday, January 22, 2010 | Application Tier | Read More

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