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Creating a Maintenance Strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite

Elke Phelps
Product Management Director
We produce new EBS releases, major updates, Family Packs, and over 150 new certified EBS configurations each year.  It can be difficult to track and implement all of these changes.  With so many potential upgrades, what is the best way of keeping your EBS environment up-to-date?

We're very pleased to let you know about a new webcast and Note that can be used together to help you create a maintenance strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite.

1.  Webcast: "Creating a Maintenance Strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite"

The recorded webcast, Creating a Maintenance Strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite,  features techniques Applications DBAs can use to proactively maintain their Oracle E-Business Suite environment. This webcast covers EBS 12.1 and 12.2 and is intended for EBS architects, managers, and system administrators.

Use the following link to view the webcast:





The webcast starts with a practical approach for defining an EBS maintenance strategy. It then moves to a detailed discussion of tools and approaches for maintaining EBS environments.

Topics include patching shortcuts, distributing worker processes across multiple servers, shared file systems, avoiding resource bottlenecks, and more.




2. Note: "How to find EBS patches"

It can be tricky to find the right EBS product-level and technology stack patches that are needed for your environment. This newly published MOS note can help:

This companion Note guides you through the resources that you can use to create your EBS maintenance strategy.

Next Steps

Now that you know about the recorded webcast and MOS note 1633974.2, what should you do next?

  1. Schedule time to view the webcast, ideally with colleagues in your organization who help plan, deploy, and maintain your EBS environments.
  2. After viewing the recording, work with your colleagues to create a maintenance strategy for your Oracle E-Business Suite environment.
  3. As you execute your maintenance strategy, use the Note to find the latest updates for your environment.
Your feedback is welcome

We are very interested in hearing about your experiences with maintaining your EBS environments using these new resources. You can post your comments here or send me an email.


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Comments ( 6 )
  • Christian Thoma Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Hi Steven/Elke,

    Is there another link to use for the Webcast? The current one does not work due to a "moving to a new server" error.



  • Steven Chan Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Hi, Christian.

    I'm sorry that you're encountering issues with this.

    I just tested the webcast link; it still works for me.

    I'd suggest logging into Oracle.com first, and then clicking the link again.



  • Christian Thoma Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Ok, I'm guessing it's because it's requiring me to accept the Oracle Licenses and Services Agreement before continuing on. I'll see if I can get assistance from website support.

    Thanks for your response


  • Alexandre Focante Tuesday, August 5, 2014


    I am also having problems to access the webcast. Is the address or link changed?

    "We are very sorry, the page you have just requested was not found.

    We are in the process of moving all our pages on a new server. This error might be caused by the fact that your requested page has not been migrated yet,

    or because we have changed its address. Please use one of the options below. We'll do our best to help you find what you are looking for."

  • Steven Chan Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Hello, Alexandre,

    I just checked the link; it still works.

    You should log into the Oracle.com domain first (you can self-register for a free account, if needed). Once you've logged in, try the link again.



  • guest Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Are the registrations to the oracle account on the site helps to get us the developer versions of the tools ?

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