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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 Now Available

Steven Chan
Senior Director

I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 is now available.

This update includes several significant functional innovations around customer requests and voting, Enterprise Command Centers, user experience, data privacy standards, accounting standards changes, and automation to help customers move EBS environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

For details about the 2018 innovations, see:

Cliff Godwin talks through the latest innovations and what they mean for customers in this video:

Instructions for downloading and applying this latest release update pack (RUP) for the EBS 12.2 codeline can be found here:

What Does Release 12.2.8 Include?

As a consolidated suite-wide patchset, this RUP includes new features, statutory and regulatory updates, and enhancements for stability, performance, and security.

Release 12.2.8 is cumulative. That means that as well as providing new updates for this release, it also includes updates that were originally made available as one-off patches for earlier 12.2 releases.

For a complete list of new features, refer to:

Common Questions and Answers About Upgrading

  • Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from Release 11i to Release 12.2.8?
    A: No. Release 11i customers must first upgrade to Release 12.2 before applying 12.2.8.
  • Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.0 to 12.2.8?
    A: No. Release 12.0 customers must first upgrade to Release 12.2 before applying 12.2.8.
  • Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.2 to 12.2.8?
  • A: Yes. Release 12.2 customers can apply 12.2.8 directly to their
    environments. EBS 12.2.8 is an online patch, so it can be applied while an existing Release 12.2 system is running.

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Comments ( 12 )
  • David Moore Monday, October 8, 2018
    I was hoping to see Database 18C certification along with this. I know you can't comment on when, but is there anything you can tell us about 18C certification and EBS?
  • Erik H Monday, October 8, 2018
    FYI, a couple points are referring about upgrading in the answers to 12.2.7, I think you mean 12.2.8.
  • Steven Chan Monday, October 8, 2018
    Thanks, Erik -- fixed!

    Regards,
    Steven
  • Steven Chan Monday, October 8, 2018
    Hi, David,

    The certification of the next database release for EBS 12.1 and 12.2 is our top priority. This certification is more complex than some prior certifications due to changes in support of certain database features, but we are working closely with the database group to resolve open issues.

    At this point, we anticipate that the next version we certify will be 19. This is the "Long Term Support" release of the Database 12.2 line, in the same way that 11.2.0.4 was the Long Term Support patchset on the 11.2 lines. Database versions 12.2 and 18 will have relatively shorter support lives compared to 19.

    Customers have been escalating their concerns about this certification due to pending support status changes. Premier Support for Database 12.1 runs to July 31, 2018. Extended Support for Database 12.1 runs to July 31, 2021.

    In case you missed it, the Extended Support fee for Database 12.1 was waived to July 2019. See this article:

    https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenchan/database-121-extended-support-fee-waived-through-july-2019

    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.

    Regards,
    Steven
  • Pichai Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    Does Oracle Enterprise Command Center require seperate license?
    Please suggest.
  • Brad Monday, October 29, 2018
    EBS in Oracle's cloud already supports 18c, so I am told by Oracle Sales. I am running ExaData and can run 18c, but I have not seen the support documentation. So based on your previous comments about certifying 19c, is EBS on 18c supported in the cloud?
  • Terri Noyes Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Brad-
    Your sales contact is mistaken. DB 12.1.0.2 and 11.2.0.4 are the versions supported for EBS 12.1.3 and 12.2.3+ in Oracle Cloud. Refer to Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=2066260.1) for specific details:
    - Table 2 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Certified and Automated Combinations for Linux x86-64
    - Table 7 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic: Certified and Automated Combinations for Linux x86-64

    For more information on Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, follow us on the sister blog:
    https://blogs.oracle.com/ebsandoraclecloud/

    Regards,

    -Terri
  • Chris Slattery Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Hi folks and thanks for the updates.

    I cannot find the OVM templates for 12.2.8 blank or Vision on edelivery what am I missing ?

    Also is there a precooked image available on OCI yet ....

    Many thanks for any response
  • Steven Chan Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Hi, Chris,

    It's not your imagination -- we haven't posted those VM images yet. Stay tuned to this blog. I'll announce the VMs as soon as they're available.

    Regards,
    Steven
  • bsingh Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Hi Steven,

    Oracle EBS r12.2.8 still using StartCD 51 version or it's upgrade.

    It's possible install oracle EBS R12.2.8 with database 12c R2

    Regards,
    Bsingh
  • Mohamed Amin Sunday, November 25, 2018
    Hi
    Many thanks for you new info always you give, but what is the difference between Patch 12.2.8 26787767 and in edelivery "Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 for Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)" ?
    Suppose I need fresh Installation for Solaris OS? what should I download first from edelivery ?
    thanks
  • Mohamed Amin Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    Hi Steven
    I found the replay to my last question and I will share the answer for others
    To install 12.2.8
    1- From edelivery.oracle.com press at "Popular Downloads: and choose Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8.0.0 and download all files for your OS [ now it contains all files].
    2- Follow Doc ID 1596433.1 to Create the Stage . [just unzip V100052-01_*.zip to cread startCD and inside it run ./buildStage.sh ]
    3- run ./rapidwiz from startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz , it will install 12.2
    4- Follow Doc ID 2393248.1 to upgrade to 12.2.8

    thanks
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