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Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS) Overview & Offerings : Cloud Certification 1Z0-160

Online Apps DBA - Fri, 2018-11-23 07:41

To strengthen your preparation for Oracle Cloud Certification for DBAs (1Z0-160), visit: https://k21academy.com/1z016012 & learn about: ✔ Database Cloud Service Overview & Offerings ✔ Various Service Models in Cloud ✔ What happens when you configure Oracle Database in Cloud & much more… To strengthen your preparation for Oracle Cloud Certification for DBAs (1Z0-160), visit: https://k21academy.com/1z016012 […]

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[BLOG] Weblogic 12c Architecture & New Features

Online Apps DBA - Fri, 2018-11-23 00:10

Are you learning Weblogic and want to know what is new in this field? If yes, then visit: https://k21academy.com/weblogic21 and learn about: ✔Weblogic Server Instances ✔Weblogic Domain Infrastructure ✔The New Features of Weblogic 12c & much more… Are you learning Weblogic and want to know what is new in this field? If yes, then visit: […]

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Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS) Overview & Offerings : Cloud Certification 1Z0-160

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2018-11-22 07:28

To strengthen your preparation for Oracle Cloud Certification for DBAs (1Z0-160), visit: https://k21academy.com/1z016012 & learn about: ✔ Database Cloud Service Overview & Offerings ✔ Various Service Models in Cloud ✔ What happens when you configure Oracle Database in Cloud & much more… To strengthen your preparation for Oracle Cloud Certification for DBAs (1Z0-160), visit: https://k21academy.com/1z016012 […]

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[BLOG] Data Guard In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): Things Cloud DBA Must Know

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2018-11-22 04:58

Are You an OCI Buff and Interested in Finding New Things? If yes, then let us introduce you to a Brand New Topic in OCI i.e. ‘Data Guard’ Visit: https://k21academy.com/oci22 where we have covered: ✔ Introduction to Data Guard ✔ Data Guard in Oracle ✔ Data Guard in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure ✔ Things need to […]

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[BLOG] Hadoop Key Features and Advantages

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2018-11-22 01:53

Are you learning Hadoop and want to enhance your knowledge further in this field? If yes, then visit: https://k21academy.com/hadoop21 and learn about: ✔The Key Features of Hadoop such as Open Source, License Free etc. ✔Hadoop Ecosystem ✔Major Advantages of Hadoop & much more… Are you learning Hadoop and want to enhance your knowledge further in […]

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[VLOG]: Oracle Access Manager (OAM) Architecture (5 Min Tech Tip)

Online Apps DBA - Wed, 2018-11-21 04:00

Do you Want to Know About Different Pillars of Oracle Access Manager (OAM) Architecture ? Visit: https://k21academy.com/oam28 and Watch our Amazing Video on OAM Architecture covering: ✔ Application Tier ✔ Database Tier ✔ Web Tier Also! Visit: https://k21academy.com/oam01 and Download Our FREE Exam Question Guide for Oracle Access Manager Do you Want to Know About […]

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[BLOG] FAQ’s: Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Part IV

Online Apps DBA - Tue, 2018-11-20 04:26

Do you want to know what are the most frequently asked questions in Oracle GoldenGate? If yes, then visit: https://k21academy.com/goldengate30 & know the answers to the questions such as: ✔What is reverse utility? ✔What are the types extract checkpoint positions? ✔What are the recovery types in the extract process & much more… Do you want […]

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[BLOG] Art of Oracle Database Performance Tuning: Things You Must Know

Online Apps DBA - Mon, 2018-11-19 04:29

Do you want to learn How to Improve and multiply the performance of a database significantly? If yes, then visit: https://k21academy.com/tuning13 where we have covered: ✔Hardware & DBMS Tuning ✔Query Optimisation ✔Process of Performance Tuning & much more… Do you want to learn How to Improve and multiply the performance of a database significantly? If […]

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EBS Releases 12.1 and 12.2 certified with SLES 12

Steven Chan - Fri, 2018-11-16 12:08

I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1.3 and 12.2.6 (or higher) are now certified with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 on x86-64.

Installations of E-Business Suite on this operating system require specific patches to the latest startCD prior to installing, followed by the application of the 12.1.3 RUP or the 12.2.6 RUP (or higher) for EBS 12.1 and 12.2 respectively. Cloning of existing EBS 12.1.3 or 12.2 environments to SLES 12 is also certified using the standard Rapid Clone process.

There are also requirements to upgrade technology components such as the Oracle Database (to 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2) and Fusion Middleware components as necessary. All requirements, known issues, patches needed, etc. are noted in the Installation and Upgrade Notes (IUN) below and must be reviewed and implemented.

For more information on requirements, please review the following documents:

 

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[BLOG] 15 Must Know Things on Oracle EBS (R12) on Cloud for Beginners

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2018-11-15 03:32

Are you a Beginner who wants to move ahead in the journey towards learning EBS on Cloud? If yes, then visit: https://k21academy.com/ebscloud16 to learn about: ✔Various Cloud Service Models ✔The 2 main tiers of Oracle EBS(R12) ✔The ways to deploy EBS on Cloud & much more… Are you a Beginner who wants to move ahead […]

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New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 16 Now Available

Steven Chan - Wed, 2018-11-14 10:15

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure.

We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues.

These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier.

The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available:

Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 16 (Patch 28649181:R12.FWK.C)

Where is this update documented?

Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document:

Who should apply this patch?

All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite. 

What's new in this update?

This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.6 bundle patches.

In addition, this latest bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Partial Page Rendering (PPR) event queuing fails intermittently in the IE 11 browser on Windows 7.

  • The table scroll bar cannot be moved up or down on the iProcurement item search page.

  • Text inside a disabled message text area fails to wrap and may therefore not display fully in the IE 11 browser.

  • An advanced table with many columns shows blank on scrolling down in the IE 11 browser on Windows 7.

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November 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

Steven Chan - Tue, 2018-11-13 13:24

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary.

What’s New

ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions of the following updates:

  • Oracle Database Proactive BP 12.1.0.2.181016
  • Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.181016
  • Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.181016
  • Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 12.1.0.2.181016
  • Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.181016
  • Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.181016
  • Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.181016
  • Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.181016 on Windows
  • Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.181016
  • Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.181016 on Windows

Obtaining ETCC

We recommend always using the latest version of ETCC, as new bugfixes will not be checked by older versions of the utility. The latest version of the ETCC tool can be downloaded via Patch 17537119 from My Oracle Support.

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[Blog] Compartment In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): Everything You Must Know

Online Apps DBA - Tue, 2018-11-13 01:26

The First thing you pick when you do anything on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is pick Compartment to host your resources (Compute, Storage, Network, Database etc). Compartment is components of Identity & Access Management in OCI and is must know for all DBAs, Apps DBAs or Architects working on Cloud Visit: https://k21academy.com/oci21 and Learn all About… […]

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Announcing Continuous Innovation on Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2

Steven Chan - Thu, 2018-11-08 12:18

Oracle announced a “Continuous Innovation” release model for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, delivering ongoing applications and underlying technology stack updates without a major upgrade. At the same time, we are announcing Premier Support for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 through at least 2030.

This means that Oracle E-Business Suite customers already running on 12.2 can continue to access new applications functionality and separately uptake later versions of underlying technology for years to come, without the time and expense of a major release upgrade. 

Oracle E-Business Suite customers historically have adopted new versions of the technology stack together with a new applications code level via a major release upgrade. This involved using Oracle’s Rapid Install tool to deliver new versions of Oracle Fusion Middleware platform technologies, a new applications code level, and upgrade scripts to move the schema, PL/SQL, and data in place to the new Oracle E-Business Suite release level.

It has been Oracle’s plan to move to a Continuous Innovation release model that separates technology stack updates from applications code updates, allowing E-Business Suite customers to consume later technology while retaining their current applications code level. We previously announced that we would start Continuous Innovation with the next major 12.X release, after the existing 12.2 release. We have since determined that we can implement Continuous Innovation on the existing 12.2 release, removing the need for a new 12.X release.

For more details, see:

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JRE 1.8.0_201 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Steven Chan - Wed, 2018-11-07 12:23

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Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_201 (a.k.a. JRE 8u201-b11) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients.

Java Web Start is available

This JRE release may be run with either the Java plug-in or Java Web Start.

Java Web Start is certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients.  

Considerations if you're also running JRE 1.6 or 1.7

JRE 1.7 and JRE 1.6 updates included an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available for those Java releases. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 6 or 7 updates.

JRE 1.7.0_161 (and later 1.7 updates) and 1.6.0_171 (and later 1.6 updates) can still run Java content.  They cannot launch Java.

End-users who only have JRE 1.7 or JRE 1.6 -- and not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content.

End-users who need to launch JRE 1.7 or 1.6 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates on their desktops.

Once JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates are installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.7 and JRE 1.6. 

How do I get help with this change?

EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group.

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

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 October 2017.
  • You can obtain JRE 7 updates from My Oracle Support.  See:

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

  • You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 8 Deployment Technology Premier Support in March 2019
  • You can obtain JRE 8 updates from the Java SE download site or from My Oracle Support. See:

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?

Mac users running Mac OS X 10.12 (High Sierra) can run JRE 8 plug-ins.  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 Issues

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_201 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

Steven Chan - Wed, 2018-11-07 12:23

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Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_201 (a.k.a. JRE 7u201-b11) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients.

What's new in this update?

This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of this Java release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 7 updates.

JRE 1.7.0_161  and later JRE 1.7 updates can still run Java content.  These releases cannot launch Java.

End-users who only have JRE 1.7.0_161 and later JRE 1.7 updates -- but not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content.

End-users who need to launch JRE 1.7 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the October 2017 CPU release JRE 1.8.0_151 or later JRE 1.8 updates on their desktops.

Once JRE 1.8.0_151 or a later JRE 1.8 update is installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.7.0_161 and later updates on the JRE 1.7 codeline. 

How do I get help with this change?

EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group.

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 Suiteand 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?

How can EBS customers obtain Java 7?

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 10.12 (High Sierra) can run JRE 8 plug-ins.  See:

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

JRE ("Deployment Technology") 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 (excluding Deployment Technology) is covered by Extended Support until December 2018.  All EBS customers with application tier servers on Windows, Solaris, and Linux must upgrade to JDK 7 (excluding Deployment Technology) by December 2018. 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 and later updates on the JRE 1.7 codeline.

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JRE 1.6.0_211 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

Steven Chan - Wed, 2018-11-07 12:23

Java logThe latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_211 (a.k.a. JRE 6u211-b11) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients.

Final Release for Java 6

This is the final release on the Java 6 codeline. Extended Support for Java 6 SE ends on December 31, 2018. There will be no further Java 6 updates:

All customers should upgrade desktop clients to JRE 7, JRE 8, or JWS 8 at their earliest convenience. 

What's new in this update?

This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of the Java 1.6.0_171 release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 6 updates.

JRE 1.6.0_171 and later JRE 1.6 updates can still run Java content.  These releases cannot launch Java.

End-users who only have JRE 1.6.0_171 and later JRE 1.6 updates -- but not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content.

End-users who need to launch JRE 1.6 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the October 2017 PSU release JRE 1.8.0_152 or later JRE 1.8 updates on their desktops.

Once JRE 1.8.0_152 or a later JRE 1.8 update is installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.6.0_171 and later updates on the JRE 1.6 codeline. 

How do I get help with this change?

EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group.

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 Suiteand 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 Deploying JRE documentation for your EBS release for details.

How can EBS customers obtain Java 6 updates?

Java 6 is now available only via My Oracle Support for E-Business Suite users.  You can find links to this release, including Release Notes, documentation, and the actual Java downloads here: Both JDK and JRE packages are contained in a single combined download after 6u45.  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.

What do Mac users need?

Mac users running Mac OS X 10.12 (High Sierra) can run JRE 8 plug-ins.  See:

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

JRE ("Deployment Technology") 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 (excluding Deployment Technology) is covered by Extended Support until December 2018.  All EBS customers with application tier servers on Windows, Solaris, and Linux must upgrade to JDK 7 by December 2018. 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 the latest Java release certified with E-Business Suite 12 servers.  See:

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New White Paper: Oracle EBS 12.2 with Database 12.1.0.2 Advanced Row Compression

Steven Chan - Tue, 2018-11-06 16:09

Oracle Database 12c Advanced Compression provides features designed to compress structured data (Advanced Row Compression), unstructured data (Advanced LOB Deduplication and Compression), database backups (RMAN and Data Pump Compression), and network traffic (Data Guard Redo Log Transport and Advanced Network Compression). 

Our EBS architects have released a new whitepaper that focuses on Advanced Row Compression:

This whitepaper quantifies the storage benefits for Oracle E-Business Suite and documents its effect on performance. Advanced Row Compression can reduce your current storage requirements as well as defer the future purchase and integration of additional storage. It includes optimization for Flashback Data Archive (FDA) history tables, which reduces the storage requirements for using FDA to track changes to tables.

Importantly, Advanced Row Compression is completely transparent to Oracle E-Business Suite and can even be used with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) tablespace encryption because compression is applied before the data blocks are encrypted. The compression ratio depends on the data being compressed and more specifically the cardinality of the data. Customers have reported a reduction in storage by a factor of 2x to 4x across a range of systems. This new white paper examines whether this is the case for Oracle E-Business Suite. 

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Updated: Minimizing EBS 12.2.8 Upgrade Downtimes

Steven Chan - Mon, 2018-11-05 11:39

We have updated our recommendations for minimizing downtimes when upgrading to EBS 12.2.8:

Written by Jim Machin, a senior member of our Applications Performance group, this white paper contains a wealth of detailed technical recommendations for reducing the amount of time needed for an
EBS 12.2.8 upgrade. 

Events vs. sessions bottlenecks diagram

It covers:

  • Technical preparation and planning activities
  • Diagnostics for monitoring and troubleshooting performance issues
  • Common solutions to performance issues
  • Oracle Applications Tablespace Model (OATM) considerations
  • Methods for purging old data
  • Gathering statistics
  • Detailed recommendations for improving resource management, sizing, and workloads

Latest updates to this whitepaper

This white paper is updated regularly with new tips and recommendations based upon our Application Performance group's work with actual EBS 12.2 customers and their Service Requests.  All EBS 12.2 sysadmins should monitor this white paper regularly.  This latest version includes the following updates:

  • High Level of "enq: KO - fast object checkpoint" wait event – Internal Only
  • Middle Tier Sizing / Applications Tier Bottlenecks
  • Additional Fixed Object and Dictionary statistics information and advice.
  • Additional Materialized View advice, including ADZDMVREFRESHNEEDED.sql
  • Explicit mention of Online Patching Readiness reports and compliance checker in pre upgrade activities.
  • Improved explanation of how AD_ZD_TABLE_APPLY.sql uses DBMS_PARALLEL_EXECUTE to split work into chunks and call DBMS scheduler.
  • Addition of solutions for long running AD_ZD_TABLE_APPLY.sql.
  • Specific instances where extent size and high row length could impact batch size and performance adversely.
  • Advice for initialization parameter db_writer_processes
  • Additional references to documents 554539.1 1065393.1 and 2125596.1. Remove references to document 1585857.1
  • Amend SGA and Huge Pages advice

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