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Approvals for EBS 1.4 Now Available

Steven Chan - Mon, 2016-04-04 14:12

Approvals for EBS mobile screenshotIf you haven't been following the excellent Workflow blog, you might have missed the announcement about the latest update to our Approvals for EBS mobile app.

Approvals for EBS 1.4 is part of a coordinated release of 17 E-Business Suite mobile apps.  These apps are designed to work with EBS 12.1.3 and 12.2 and are available for iOS and Android. 

This is our fifth set of updates to this family of EBS smartphone apps. For details about the entire set of EBS mobile apps, see:

What's New?

Updates to our Approvals for EBS 1.4 app include:

  • New approval types for:
    • Channel Revenue Management (claims, budgets, and offers)
    • Human Resources (absences and learning including class enrollments and certification subscriptions)
    • Inventory (move orders)
    • Maintenance (work orders, work requests, and work permits)
    • Order Management (RMAs, sales agreements, and quotes)
    • Quoting (quotes)
  • Ability to view attachments for approval requests
  • Ability to add custom workflows
  • Enhanced Pending Approvals by Type page
  • Improved subject card view in the Details page
  • Enhanced refresh interaction using a Pull to Refresh gesture in place of the Sync icon
  • Mobile Foundation
    • User installation and usage metrics for administrators
    • Updated look and feel for selected app interactions
    • Use of Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) 2.2.2

Some of these new features require EBS server-side patches.  See the documentation above for details.


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Oracle Apps DBA :Installing EBS 12.2 ? Check this post

Online Apps DBA - Mon, 2016-04-04 08:33

 This post is related to Installation of Oracle E-Business Suite R12  (12.2 in specific) where you use StartCD to start Installation of Oracle E-Business Suite from root user. If you are looking for steps to install Oracle E-Business Suite R12 then look at Atul’s post on R 12.2 installation here Every now and then Oracle […]

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Catch Me at Collaborate in Las Vegas

David Haimes - Fri, 2016-04-01 00:43

The OAUG Collaborate conference kicks off in Las Vegas on Sunday April 10th.  This conference is organized by Oracle user groups and is packed with content from customers, partners and Oracle have some sessions too.  If you follow this blog you will know I am a big fan of the conference, I learn a lot from our customers and try to give back as much as I can by sharing information and answering questions.  The twitter conversations are already starting, follow #C16LV now and certainly during conference week to see what people are talking about.

I will be presenting a session on Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service for Oracle E-Business Suite

1:00 PM–2:00 PM Apr 12, 2016 – South Pacific I

Register now for that one, I will leave plenty of time for questions because this cloud service is generating a lot of buzz.

I will also be at the OAUG GL SIG Meeting 

3:00 PM–4:00 PM Apr 13, 2016 – South Seas J

I’m also planning to attend Meet the Experts: Oracle E-Business Suite Financials 

2:15 PM–3:15 PM Apr 12, 2016 – Breakers G

I will help take questions, you can decide if that qualifies me as an expert or not.

I’ll also be attending Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Solutions: Update, Strategy and Roadmap
Nadia Bendjedou, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle
Monday, April 11, 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Banyan A

I am combing through the sessions to identify others that I want to go to and learn from, I will share those later, watch this space.


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Getting Ready for Collaborate 2016

Steven Chan - Thu, 2016-03-31 10:05

OAUG logoIt's almost time for the Collaborate conference.  This year's conference will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Pre-conference workshops start on Saturday, April 9, 2016 with conference sessions kicking-off on Sunday, April 10, 2016. 

A number of us from the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group will be attending the conference.  In addition to sessions, we will host two Meet the Experts (MTE) sessions and serve as presenters and panelists at a number of the OAUG Special Interest Group meetings and customer hosted panels. 

This article provides an overview of our planned activities at the conference.  You can click on the links to view the full abstract for the MTE, session, or SIG meeting, login to the conference site and quickly add the session to your schedule.

Meet the Experts

10766 - Meet the Experts: Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack
Date & Time:  Sunday, April 10, 2:15 - 3:15 PM
Room: Breakers G

Experts will be available to discuss the value of running EBS in the Oracle Cloud and our latest release Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.5 and share insights into the best path for your enterprise.  The host of this MTE, Steven Chan, will be joined by the following members of the Applications Technology Group:

  • Samer Barakat, Oracle
  • Kevin Hudson, Oracle
  • Noby Joseph, Oracle
  • Maher Muhanna, Oracle
  • Lisa Parekh, Oracle
  • Elke Phelps, Oracle
  • Vijay Shanmugam, Oracle

10764 - Meet the Experts: Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Best Practices
Date & Time:  Sunday, April 10, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Room: Breakers G

If you are in the process of planning or performing an upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, stop by this MTE to ask our experts about best practices for upgrading. 

  • Samer Barakat, Oracle
  • Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle
  • Anne Carlson, Oracle
  • Udayan Parvate, Oracle
  • Elke Phelps, Oracle
Sessions

10134 - Oracle E-Business Suite Integration Best Practices
Rekha Ayothi, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Date & Time:  Sunday, April 10, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Room: South Seas B

10111 - Oracle E-Business Suite - Strategy, Update and Roadmap
Cliff Godwin, Sr. VP, Application Development, Oracle
Date & Time:  Monday, April 11, 9:15 - 10:15 AM
Room: South Seas F

10136 - Planning and Doing Your Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade
Anne Carlson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Date & Time:  Monday, April 11, 12:45 - 1:45 PM
Room: South Pacific I

10112 - Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Solutions:  Update, Strategy and Roadmap
Nadia Bendjedou, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle
Date & Time:  Monday, April 11, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Room: Banyan A

10133 - Testing Oracle E-Business Suite Best Practices
Mazen Arar, Senior Director, Applications Technology, Oracle
Date & Time:  Monday, April 11, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Room: South Seas F

10131 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Date & Time:  Monday, April 11, 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Room: South Seas F

10127 - Deployment and Technical Configuration of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 for On-Premise or Cloud
Noby Joseph, Architect, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Elke Phelps, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 12, 9:15  - 10:15 AM
Room: South Seas F

10128 - Personalize and Extend Oracle E-Business Suite for Desktops and Mobile Devices
Maher Muhanna, Development Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Vijay Shanmugam, Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 12, 9:15 - 10:15 AM
Room: South Seas A

10129 - Enterprise Manager Cloud Control for Managing Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Angelo Rosado, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 12, 10:45 - 11:45 AM
Room: South Pacific I

10126 - Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Best Practices:  Technical Insight
Udayan Parvate, Sr. Director, Release Engineering, Quality and Release Management, Oracle
Samer Barakat, Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 12, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Room: Banyan B

10113 - Oracle E-Business Suite:  Mobile Update, Strategy and Roadmap
Jeanne Lowell, Vice President, Product Strategy, Oracle
Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 12, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Room: South Seas F

10130 - Online Patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Kevin Hudson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Date & Time:  Wednesday, April 13, 9:15 - 10:15 AM
Room: South Seas F

10135 - Getting Optimal Performance from Oracle E-Business Suite
Samer Barakat, Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
Date & Time:  Wednesday, April 13, 4:15 - 5:15 PM
Room: Banyan B

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

10072 - OAUG Migration and Integration SIG
Date & Time:  Sunday, April 10, 2:15 - 3:15 PM
Room: South Pacific J
Guest Participation: Presentation and Q&A with Nadia Bendjedou, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle

10011 - OAUG Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) for Applications EM4APPS SIG Meeting
Date & Time:  Monday, April 11, 12:45 - 1:45 PM
Room: Breakers E
Guest Participation: Presentation and Q&A with Angelo Rosado, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

10008 - OAUG ADI (Applications Desktop Integrator) SIG Meeting
Date & Time:  Monday, April 11, 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Room: South Pacific J
Guest Participation: Presentation and Q&A with Maher Muhanna, Development Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle 

10054 - OAUG Workflow SIG Meeting
Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 12, 2:15 - 3:15 PM
Room: South Pacific J
Guest Participation: Presentation and Q&A with Vijay Shanmugam, Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

10035 - OAUG E-Business Applications Technology Stack SIG Meeting
Date & Time:  Wednesday, April 13, 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Room: South Pacific J
Guest Participation: Q&A with Steven Chan, Sr. Director, Kevin Hudson, Sr. Director, Elke Phelps, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Oracle Applications Technology Group, Oracle

10057 - OAUG Customizations and Alternatives SIG Meeting
Date & Time:  Thursday, April 14, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Room: Surf A
Guest Participation: Presentation and Q&A with Kevin Hudson, Sr. Director, Oracle Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Panels

10229 - Oracle E-Business Suite Cloning Panel
Date & Time:  Monday, April 11 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Room:Breakers D
Guest Participation: Noby Joseph, Architect, Applications Technology Group among other panelists.

10392 - Applications Database Tuning Panel
Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 12, 2:15 - 3:15 PM
Room: Mandalay Bay D
Guest Participation: Samer Barakat, Director, Applications Technology Group among other panelists.

Demos

Booth 1053, Pod #34 - Oracle E-Business Suite - Technology, Upgrade and System Management

We have one pod in the Oracle Booth in the exhibition demogrounds this year.  Here you can get your questions answered. Please stop by and meet members of the Oracle Applications Technology Group and Oracle ATG Support. 

For complete listing of all speaker sessions and other activities, please visit the OAUG Collaborate Web Site. 

We hope to see you soon at the conference. 

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EBS 12.1.3 Data Masking Template Certified with EM 12.1.0.5

Steven Chan - Tue, 2016-03-29 15:37

(Contributing author:  Nirzari Raichura)

We're pleased to announce the certification of the E-Business Suite 12.1.3 Data Masking Template for the Data Masking Pack with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12.1.0.5.

You can use the Oracle Data Masking Pack with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 12c to mask sensitive data in cloned E-Business Suite environments.  Due to data dependencies, scrambling E-Business Suite data is not a trivial task.  The data needs to be scrubbed in such a way that allows the application to continue to function. 

How data masking works

You may scramble data in E-Business Suite cloned environments with EM12c using the following template:

What does data masking do in E-Business Suite environments?

Application data masking does the following:

  • De-identify the data:  Scramble identifiers of individuals, also known as personally identifiable information or PII.  Examples include information such as name, account, address, location, and driver's license number.
  • Mask sensitive data:  Mask data that, if associated with personally identifiable information (PII), would cause privacy concerns.  Examples include compensation, health and employment information.  
  • Maintain data validity:  Provide a fully functional application.

Support Note:

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Forgot EBS 12.2 : “Invalid credentials passed” issue while starting Admin Server

Online Apps DBA - Tue, 2016-03-29 11:43

 Architecture in Oracle EBS R12.2 changed and Oracle introduced WebLogic Server. This was covered by Atul in his previous post on changes in EBS12.2.    WebLogic Server contains Admin Server in a Domain  and you use script adadminsrvctl to start Admin Server in Oracle EBS Domain. You need username/password to start/boot Admin Server and this […]

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JRE 1.8.0.77 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.x

Steven Chan - Mon, 2016-03-28 13:46

Java logo

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_77 (a.k.a. JRE 8u77-b3) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows desktop clients.

This certification addresses Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2016-0636.

All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release

Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops:

  • From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline
  • From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline 
  • From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline
We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team. 

You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops.

32-bit and 64-bit versions certified

This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Recommended Browser documentation for your EBS release for details.

Where are the official patch requirements documented?

All patches required for ensuring full compatibility of the E-Business Suite with JRE 8 are documented in these Notes:

For EBS 12.1 & 12.2

EBS + Discoverer 11g Users

This JRE release is certified for Discoverer 11g in E-Business Suite environments with the following minimum requirements:

Implications of Java 6 and 7 End of Public Updates for EBS Users

The Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap and Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Oracle Fusion Middleware documents explain the dates and policies governing Oracle's Java Support.  The client-side Java technology (Java Runtime Environment / JRE) is now referred to as Java SE Deployment Technology in these documents.

Starting with Java 7, Extended Support is not available for Java SE Deployment Technology.  It is more important than ever for you to stay current with new JRE versions.

If you are currently running JRE 6 on your EBS desktops:

  • You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 6 Deployment Technology Extended Support in June 2017
  • You can obtain JRE 6 updates from My Oracle Support.  See:

If you are currently running JRE 7 on your EBS desktops:

  • You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 7 Deployment Technology Premier Support in July 2016
  • You can obtain JRE 7 updates from My Oracle Support.  See:

If you are currently running JRE 8 on your EBS desktops:

Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 8 for Windows desktop clients?

No.

This upgrade is highly recommended but remains optional while Java 6 and 7 are covered by Extended Support. 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 and 7 desktop clients. Note that there are different impacts of enabling JRE Auto-Update depending on your current JRE release installed, despite the availability of ongoing support for JRE 6 and 7 for EBS customers; see the next section below.

Impact of enabling JRE Auto-Update

Java Auto-Update is a feature that keeps desktops up-to-date with the latest Java release.  The Java Auto-Update feature connects to java.com at a scheduled time and checks to see if there is an update available.

Enabling the JRE Auto-Update feature on desktops with JRE 6 installed will have no effect.

With the release of the January Critical patch Updates, the Java Auto-Update Mechanism will automatically update JRE 7 plug-ins to JRE 8.

Enabling the JRE Auto-Update feature on desktops with JRE 8 installed will apply JRE 8 updates.

Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops

The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 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 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases 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 290807.1 and 393931.1.

What do Mac users need?

JRE 8 is certified for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.10 (Yosemite) desktops.  For details, see:

Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 8 for EBS application tier servers?

No.

JRE is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers.

JRE 8 desktop clients can connect to EBS environments running JDK 6 or 7.

JDK 8 is not certified with the E-Business Suite.  EBS customers should continue to run EBS servers on JDK 6 or 7.

Known Iusses

Internet Explorer Performance Issue

Launching JRE 1.8.0_73 through Internet Explorer will have a delay of around 20 seconds before the applet starts to load (Java Console will come up if enabled).

This issue fixed in JRE 1.8.0_74.  Internet Explorer users are recommended to uptake this version of JRE 8.

Form Focus Issue

Clicking outside the frame during forms launch may cause a loss of focus when running with JRE 8 and can occur in all Oracle E-Business Suite releases. To fix this issue, apply the following patch:

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JRE 1.7.0_99 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.x

Steven Chan - Mon, 2016-03-28 13:40

Java logo

Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_99 (a.k.a. JRE 7u99-b4) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x for Windows-based desktop clients.

This certification addresses Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2016-0636.

All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release

Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops:

  • From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline
  • From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline 
  • From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline
We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team. 

You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops.

Effects of new support dates on Java upgrades for EBS environments

Support dates for the E-Business Suite and Java have changed.  Please review the sections below for more details:

  • What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users?
  • Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 7 for Windows desktop clients?
  • Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers?

32-bit and 64-bit versions certified

This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Recommended Browser documentation for your EBS release for details.

Where are the official patch requirements documented?

EBS + Discoverer 11g Users

This JRE release is certified for Discoverer 11g in E-Business Suite environments with the following minimum requirements:

JRE 7 End of Public Updates

The JRE 7u79 release was the last JRE 7 update available to the general public.  Java is an integral part of the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, so EBS users will continue to receive Java SE 7 updates to the end of Java SE 7 Premier Support to the end of July 2016.

How can EBS customers obtain Java 7 updates after the public end-of-life?

EBS customers can download Java 7 patches from My Oracle Support.  For a complete list of all Java SE patch numbers, see:

Both JDK and JRE packages are now contained in a single combined download.  Download the "JDK" package for both the desktop client JRE and the server-side JDK package. 

Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops

The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 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 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases 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 290807.1 and 393931.1.

Java Auto-Update Mechanism

With the release of the January 2015 Critical patch Updates, the Java Auto-Update Mechanism will automatically update JRE 7 plug-ins to JRE 8.

Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops

The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 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 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases 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 290807.1 and 393931.1.

What do Mac users need?

Mac users running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.10 (Yosemite) can run JRE 7 or 8 plug-ins.  See:

Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers?

JRE is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers

JDK upgrades for E-Business Suite application tier servers are highly recommended but currently remain optional while Java 6 is covered by Extended Support. 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 JDK 6 for application tier servers. 

Java SE 6 is covered by Extended Support until June 2017.  All EBS customers with application tier servers on Windows, Solaris, and Linux must upgrade to JDK 7 by June 2017. EBS customers running their application tier servers on other operating systems should check with their respective vendors for the support dates for those platforms.

JDK 7 is certified with E-Business Suite 12.  See:

Known Issues

When using Internet Explorer, JRE 1.7.0_01 had a delay of around 20 seconds before the applet started to load. This issue is fixed in JRE 1.7.0_95.

References

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Next Five New Features in Oracle Database 12c for DBAs : Part II

Online Apps DBA - Mon, 2016-03-21 14:20

 This post is series of Oracle Database 12c new features, check out our previous post on Five New Features in Oracle Database 12c for DBAs : Part I here The Oracle 12C means different things to different people. It all depends on which areas you are looking at, as there are improvements in many areas. Summarized […]

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Five New Features in Oracle Database 12c for DBAs : Part1

Online Apps DBA - Sat, 2016-03-19 03:13

 This post is series of Oracle Database 12c new features, If you are new to PDB & CDB and challenges encountered in database consolidation then look at post here In this article, I shall be extensively exploring some of the very important new additions/enhancements introduced in Oracle Database 12c in the area of Database Administration, […]

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Firefox ESR 45 Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Steven Chan - Wed, 2016-03-16 13:57

Firefox ESR logo

Mozilla Firefox 45 Extended Support Release (ESR) is certified as a Windows-based client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2.

What is Mozilla Firefox ESR?

Mozilla offers an Extended Support Release based on an official release of Firefox for organizations that are unable to mass-deploy new consumer-oriented versions of Firefox every six weeks.  From the Mozilla ESR FAQ:

What does the Mozilla Firefox ESR life cycle look like?

Releases will be maintained for approximately one year, with point releases containing security updates coinciding with regular Firefox releases. The ESR will also have a two cycle (12 week) overlap between the time of a new release and the end-of-life of the previous release to permit testing and certification prior to deploying a new version.

Maintenance of each ESR, through point releases, is limited to high-risk/high-impact security vulnerabilities and in rare cases may also include off-schedule releases that address live security vulnerabilities. Backports of any functional enhancements and/or stability fixes are not in scope.

At the end of the support period for an ESR version:

  • the release will reach its end-of-life
  • no further updates will be offered for that version
  • an update to the next version will be offered through the application update service

E-Business Suite to be certified with Firefox Extended Support Releases

New personal versions of Firefox are released roughly every six weeks.  It is impractical for us to certify these new personal versions of Firefox with the Oracle E-Business Suite because a given Firefox release is generally obsolete by the time we complete the certification.

From Firefox 10 and onwards, Oracle E-Business Suite is certified only with selected Firefox Extended Support Release versions. Oracle has no current plans to certify new Firefox personal releases with the E-Business Suite.

EBS patching policy for Firefox compatibility issues

Mozilla stresses their goal of ensuring that Firefox personal versions will continue to offer the same level of application compatibility as Firefox Extended Support Releases. 

Oracle E-Business Suite Development will issue new E-Business Suite patches or workarounds that can be reproduced with Firefox Extended Support Releases.  If you report compatibility issues with Firefox personal releases that cannot be reproduced with Firefox Extended Support Releases, your options are:

  1. Deploy a certified Firefox Extended Support Release version instead of the Firefox personal version
  2. Report the incompatibility between Firefox ESR and Firefox personal to Mozilla
  3. Use Internet Explorer (on Windows) or Safari (on Mac OS X) until Mozilla resolves the issue
EBS Compatibility with Firefox ESR security updates

Mozilla may release new updates to Firefox ESR versions to address high-risk/high-impact security issues.  These updates are considered to be certified with the E-Business Suite on the day that they're released.  You do not need to wait for a certification from Oracle before deploying these new Firefox ESR security updates.

Certified desktop operating systems
  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista SP2

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RCU-6083 : Failed Drop/Remove Schema using RCU : Prerequisite OPSS failed

Online Apps DBA - Wed, 2016-03-16 03:22

  Recently, one of our trainee came across the error when he was trying to drop RCU Schema that Prerequisite ” Oracle Platform Security services”  failed  . In this post, we will cover how to find what is the error and how to resolve this issue but before that one should know what is RCU. RCU: Repository Creation […]

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Presenting in Collaborate 2016

Vikram Das - Tue, 2016-03-15 16:00
I am presenting in OAUG Collaborate 2016 about our experiences with running E-Business Suite on Engineered Systems - Exadata, Exalogic, ZFS and PCA.  Session Details:

https://collaborate.zerista.com/event/member/223628

Please attend, if you are coming to OAUG Collaborate.
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Oracle Database 12c : Multitenant Architecture : Container or Pluggable Database CDB/PDB

Online Apps DBA - Wed, 2016-03-02 20:41

  With the launch of database 12c in 2013, Oracle introduced a new architectural concept called Multi-Tenancy, where you have a Container Database (CDB) and Pluggable Database (PDB). To explain I included video from Tom Kyte & Randy Urbano where Tom discuss about Pluggable Databases and challenges in Database Consolidation. Randy explains Architecture of PDB/CDB and […]

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What is FAHRCS?

David Haimes - Sun, 2016-02-28 11:00

FAHRCS (pronounced farks) is the de facto acronym for the officially titled Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service.  Is Stands for Fusion Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service, which is quite difficult to say.  I have got pretty good at saying F.A.H.R.C.S quickly, but I think “farks” is probably the easiest.

If you are wondering what FAHRCS actually is, you can follow @FAHRCS on twitter, or check out https://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/accounting-hub-reporting-cloud for official documentation.

I’ll be presenting about it at the Higher Education User Group Conference, Alliance16 in March and again at OAUG Collaborate16 in April.  So I hope to see you there and help you learn more about FAHRCS.


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Bundle Patch 3 Now Available for Application Management Pack 12.1.0.4

Steven Chan - Tue, 2016-02-23 14:53

Application Management Pack (AMP) 12.1.0.4.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite was released in June 2015. We have just released the third set of updates for AMP 12.1.0.4.0. These updates include enhancements as well as fixes for stability and performance issues.

We strongly recommend that you apply Bundle Patch 3 to your E-Business Suite environments and your Enterprise Manager server:

What's New in Bundle Patch 3?

  • Discover and monitor Oracle E-Business Suite targets hosted on Oracle Cloud.
  • Support is now enabled for discovering multiple instances with the same SID.
  • The naming convention of the Oracle E-Business Suite targets is changed. It no longer uses the DB SID as a prefix. The Database target name is used instead, which is passed for discovery.
  • The DB target name, which is passed to the EBS target discovery, can only contain alphanumeric characters and period ('.').
  • For a successful discovery, the preferred credentials must now be set for the host where the admin server is running. On Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or later, the preferred credentials setup must be completed on both the patch and run file system admin servers. If not, pre-validation will fail.
  • Host aliasing is now automated and will attempt to match the host name in the EBS context file and the discovered host name in Oracle Enterprise Manager. If this attempt fails, you will be prompted to perform the mapping manually.
  • Customization Manager and Patch Manager now support host aliasing.

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Rapid Install StartCD 51 for EBS 12.2 Now Available

Steven Chan - Mon, 2016-02-22 16:41

We are pleased to announce the availability of Oracle E-Business Suite StartCD 12.2.0.51 (often just called StartCD 51). As the fundamental installation medium for EBS, the startCD is what you begin with when installing or upgrading to Release 12.2.

This latest startCD includes many important updates and fixes, as described in the README for the patch by which it is supplied. Obtaining startCD 51 is highly recommended for all customers who will use Rapid Install to perform an installation or upgrade to Release 12.2.

startCD 51

How Can I Obtain startCD 12.2.0.51?
  • You can download startCD 51 as Patch 22066363.

What's New in this Update?

Among other enhancements, startCD version 12.2.0.51:

  • Includes important fixes for fresh install and upgrade scenarios
  • Introduces EBS use of Oracle Database 12cR1 (12.1.0.2)
  • Introduces EBS use of Oracle Fusion Middleware Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9.0
  • Installs additional technology stack patches for Oracle Database 11g and Fusion Middleware
Do I Need A New Stage Area For startCD 12.2.0.51?

Yes, you must create a new stage area to use startCD 12.2.0.51. A stage area created with an earlier startCD will not work. This is because (as noted above) startCD 12.2.0.51 uses Oracle Database 12cR1 (12.1.0.2), while earlier startCDs used 11gR1 (11.2.0.3). In addition, startCD 12.2.0.51 uses a later patch set (11.1.1.9.0)  of Oracle Fusion Middleware Web Tier Utilities than the 11.1.1.7.0 patch set used by earlier startCDs.

How Can I Obtain Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 and Oracle Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9.0?

You can download Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 and Oracle Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9.0 from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud as part of the Release 12.2.5 media:

  • Go to the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and search for Oracle Financials for your platform (EBS is not shown as a product option, so you need to choose a listed product such as Financials).
  • Under Release 12.2.5, download the Zip files for "Oracle Database 12.1.0.2" and "Oracle Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9.0".

startCD 51 extras

Where Can I Find More Information About Installing EBS?

Refer to the following Release 12.2 Web Library book for more information about creating the stage area, other installation prerequisites, and the various available installation actions and options:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install (Part No. E22950) (PDF or HTML)
References

As well as the Installation Guide mentioned above, you should refer to the following My Oracle Support knowledge documents as applicable:

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