Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Technical Planning, Getting Started, and Go-Live Checklist


This link helps you plan your move to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, providing the following resources:

  • An in-depth Oracle E-Business Suite Technical Planning Guide that covers the numerous considerations involved in your move to Release 12.2
  • A navigational flowchart that shows you the high-level steps required for a Release 12.2 implementation
  • A checklist you can use to ensure you meet the essential prerequisites for a successful Release 12.2 go-live

The most current version of this document can be obtained in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1585857.1.

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3+ Recommended Patch Collection 3 (RPC3)


Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3+ Recommended Patch Collection 3 (RPC3) combines recommended patches that were released after Release 12.1.3 into a single, integrated and regression-tested patch to ensure successful installation.

Applying this RPC is recommended, even if you are using only a subset of Oracle E-Business Suite products. The patching utility ‘adpatch’ takes care of the files to be applied and generates them based on the product installation status.

Using Transportable Tablespaces to Migrate Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0 or 12.1 Using Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition


This page describes the process of migrating an existing Oracle Applications Release 12.0 or 12.1 database instance using the Cross Platform Transportable Tablespaces (XTTS) feature of Oracle Database 12c Release 1.

Transportable Tablespaces is a feature that provides a faster means to move bulk data from one database to another, independent of the operating system of the source and target. This cross-platform support of this feature provides improved functionality in distributing data and database migration specifically across platforms of different endian (byte-ordering) formats. For details on this feature, please refer to the section ‘Transporting Tablespaces Between Databases’ in Chapter 15 (‘Transporting Data’) of the Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide, 12c Release 1 (12.1).

Known Issues and Limitations of XTTS

  1. Built-in Limitations 
    Built-in limitations are documented in the Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide, 12c Release 1 (12.1). One important limitation outlined in this document that is relevant for EBS is that the source and target databases must have the same character set and national character set.
  2. Column Encryption Using TDE 
    Transportable Tablespaces migration is not supported for tables that have columns encrypted using the Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) functionality of Oracle Database 12c (see My Oracle Support Document 732764.1). Tables that have encrypted columns must be de-crypted prior to following the transportable tablespaces migration and then encrypted in the target database after migration.
  3. Mixing RDBMS and EBS Schemas in the same Tablespace 
    The use of RDBMS and EBS Schemas in the same tablespace is not supported as tablespaces with RDBMS schemas are disregarded in the creation of the transportable set. It is recommended that RDBMS schemas (such as CTXSYS) be in separate tablespaces (for example, SYSAUX).
  4. Cross Platform Incremental Backup
    Cross Platform Incremental Backup is only certified to work with RDBMS 12.1.0 source.
  5. Full Transportable Export/Import
    Full Transportable Export/Import is only certified to work with RDBMS 12.1.0 source.

The most current version of this document is Note 1945814.1 on My Oracle Support.

Database 12.1.0.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 11i


Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, the first patchset for Database 12c is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i. 

 


 

Prerequisites

  • 11.5.10.2 + ATG PF.H RUP 7 and higher

Certified Platforms

  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 5) — Database-tier only 
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 5) — Database-tier only
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (10) 
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10) — Database-tier only

Pending Platform Certifications 

  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • IBM: Linux on System z 

Current Oracle Database Release Schedule


Platform

12.2.0.1

12.1.0.2

12.1.0.12

11.2.0.4

11.2.0.3

11.2.0.2

11.2.0.12

11.1.0.7

10.2.0.5

10.2.0.4

10.1.0.5

Linux x86

Not planned

Not planned

Not planned

28-Aug-13

23-Sep-11

13-Sep-10

1-Sep-09

18-Sep-08

30-Apr-10

22-Feb-08

30-Jan-06

Linux x86-64

1HCY2016

22-Jul-14

25-Jun-13

27-Aug-13

23-Sep-11

13-Sep-10

1-Sep-09

18-Sep-08

30-Apr-10

17-Mar-08

24-Feb-06

Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit)

1HCY2016

22-Jul-14

25-Jun-13

29-Aug-13

1-Oct-11

24-Sep-10

6-Nov-09

6-Oct-08

19-May-10

30-Apr-08

5-Feb-06

Oracle Solaris x86-64 (64-bit)

1HCY2016

22-Jul-14

25-Jun-13

29-Aug-13

1-Oct-11

24-Sep-10

25-Nov-09

Not planned

19-May-10

13-Nov-08

Not planned

Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

TBD

25-Sep-14

9-Jul-13

25-Oct-13

11-Nov-11

15-Dec-10

2-Apr-10

13-Nov-08

27-Jul-10

16-May-08

Not planned

HP-UX Itanium9

TBD

14-Nov-14

9-Jan-14

10-Oct-13

29-Oct-11

19-Oct-10

22-Dec-09

6-Oct-08

3-Jun-10

30-Apr-08

7-Jun-06

HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)

Platform desupported 8

Platform desupported 8

Platform desupported 8

2-Jan-14

16-Feb-12

15-Mar-11

20-May-10

11-Nov-08

15-Dec-10

2-Jun-08

5-Feb-06

See footnote 8 below

IBM AIX on POWER Systems

TBD

14-Nov-14

9-Jan-14

10-Oct-13

29-Oct-11

19-Oct-10

22-Dec-09

6-Oct-08

3-Jun-10

15-May-08

5-Feb-06

IBM Linux on System z

TBD

14-Nov-14

9-Jan-14

9-Jan-14

1-Dec-11

30-Mar-11

Not planned

Not planned

3-Jan-11

16-Dec-08

26-Aug-06

Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

Not planned

Not planned

Not planned

25-Oct-13

11-Nov-11

15-Dec-10

5-Apr-10

10-Oct-08

19-Jul-10

17-Mar-08

13-Feb-06

Important EBS – MOS Notes – Updated


Section 1: Release Notes, Readmes, and Other Key Documents

1.1 All 12.2 Releases

1.2 Release 12.2.4

  • Document 1617458.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.4 Readme
  • Document 1911660.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack and Applications DBA Release Notes for Release 12.2.4

1.3 Release 12.2.3

  • Document 1586214.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Readme
  • Document 1606170.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack and Applications DBA Release Notes for Release 12.2.3

1.4 AD-TXK Updates

  • Document 1583092.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Suite-Wide Rollup and AD/TXK Delta Information
  • Document 1617461.1, Applying the Latest AD and TXK Release Update Packs to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 1903052.1, Applying A Non-Current Version of the AD and TXK Release Update Packs to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 1624423.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack and Applications DBA Release Notes for R12.TXK.C.Delta.4 and R12.AD.C.Delta.4
  • Document 1674784.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Now Available – Essential Consolidated Rollup Patches for AD Delta 4 and TXK Delta 4
  • Document 1644660.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack and Applications DBA Release Notes for R12.TXK.C.Delta.5 and R12.AD.C.Delta.5
  • Document 1934471.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Now Available – Essential Bundle Fixes for AD Delta 5 and TXK Delta 5

Section 2: Installation and Configuration

2.1 General

  • Document 1587195.1, Scenarios for Getting Started With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 1375769.1, Sharing The Application Tier File System in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 1375686.1, Using Load-Balancers with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 393861.1, Globalization Guide for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0 to 12.2
  • Document 393320.1, Internationalization Update Notes for Release 12.2
  • Document 807393.1, Hijrah and Thai Calendar Support in Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1 and 12.2
  • Document 1597531.1, Oracle Applications Release 12.2: Upgrade Sizing and Best Practices
  • Document 1906545.1, Resolving Domain Deployment Issues When Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 567015.1, Using IPv6 with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 11i and 12
  • Document 1077709.1, Using Lightweight MLS With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and Higher
  • Document 563019.1, Complying with Daylight Saving Time (DST) and Time Zone Rule Changes in E-Business Suite Release 12
  • Document 414992.1, Using Cygwin to Maintain Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 on Windows
  • Document 1460742.1, Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine

2.2 Cloning

  • Document 1383621.1, Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Rapid Clone
  • Document 1614793.1, Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Environments Integrated with Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 (11.1.2) and Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate
  • Document 1679270.1, Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 RAC Enabled Systems with Rapid Clone

2.3 Virtualization

  • Document 1590941.1: Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite for Exalogic Deployment Guide, Release 12.2.2
  • Document 1633952.1: Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite for Exalogic Deployment Guide, Release 12.2.3
  • Document 1620448.1: Oracle VM Virtual Appliances for Oracle E-Business Suite Deployment Guide, Release 12.2.3
  • Document 1928303.1: Oracle VM Virtual Appliances for Oracle E-Business Suite Deployment Guide, Release 12.2.4

2.4 Secure Enterprise Search

  • Document 462377.1, Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Secure Enterprise Search, Release 12
  • Document 726239.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Secure Enterprise Search Troubleshooting Guidelines, Release 12

2.5 Development and Customizations

2.6 Oracle Endeca

  • Document 1574273.1, Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca, Release 12.2 V4
  • Document 1574275.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca Globalization Guide, Release 12.2 V4
  • Document 1614014.1, Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca, Release 12.2 V5
  • Document 1613997.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca Globalization Guide, Release 12.2 V5

Section 3: Patching

  • Document 1531121.1, Using the Online Patching Readiness Report in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 1583902.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Online Patching FAQ
  • Document 1584097.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Backup and Recovery Guidelines For Online Patching Cutover
  • Document 1594274.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes
  • Document 1665813.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Resolving Database PSU Conflicts
  • Document 1678355.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Validations Performed By the adop Online Patching Utility

Section 4: Database Tier

  • Document 1570554.1, Adding and Deleting Oracle RAC Nodes for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.x on Oracle Database 11gR2
  • Document 1513976.1, Using Oracle 11g Release 2 Automatic Storage Management with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 1453213.1, Using Oracle 11g Release 2 Real Application Clusters with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2

Section 5: Application Tier

5.1 General

  • Document 1366187.1, Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Fusion Middleware Log Files: Locate,View, and Control
  • Document 1355068.1, Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Patching Technology Components Guide
  • Document 1459546.1, Using JDK 6.0 Latest Update with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 1530033.1, Using JDK 7.0 Latest Update with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2

5.2 External Integrations

  • Document 1576425.1, Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 (11.1.2) using Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate
  • Document 1368292.1, Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Access Manager 11gR1 (11.1.1.5.0) using Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate
  • Document 1371932.1, Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1
  • Document 1380591.1, Using Discoverer 11.1.1 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 1584883.1, Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with BPEL in SOA Suite 11g
  • Document 1311068.1, Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2
  • Document 1317697.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Troubleshooting Guide, Release 12.2
  • Document 1332262.1, Setting Up SAML Token Security for Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2
  • Document 1332645.1, Using Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
  • Document 1640073.1, Notes for Using Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher 10g in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2

Section 6: Client Tier

Section 7: Security

Oracle VM Virtual Appliances for Oracle E-Business Suite (12.2.3)


The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 (64 bit) virtual appliances contain a complete Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Installation. The Oracle E-Business Suite system is installed on top of Oracle Linux Version 6 update 5. These virtual appliances contain all the required elements to configure an Oracle E-Business Suite system for a broad range of uses, including production, demonstration and test. A key advantage is that users can quickly familiarize themselves with Oracle E-Business Suite, bypassing a custom operating system installation as well as the software install (via the Rapid Install.)

The Oracle E-Business Suite VM virtual appliances for 12.2.3 are as follows.

For the Vision demo database install, you will need the following four component packages:

V43675-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Vision Demo Database Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 1 of 4) Linux x86-64
V43676-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Vision Demo Database Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 2 of 4) Linux x86-64
V43677-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Vision Demo Database Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 3 of 4) Linux x86-64
V43678-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Vision Demo Database Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 4 of 4) Linux x86-64

For the Production database install, you will need the following three component packages:

V43672-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Production Database Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 1 of 3) Linux x86-64
V43673-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Production Database Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 2 of 3) Linux x86-64
V43674-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Production Database Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 3 of 3) Linux x86-64

For the application tier install, you will need the following four component packages:

V43692-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Application Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 1 of 4) Linux x86-64
V43693-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Application Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 2 of 4) Linux x86-64
V43694-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Application Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 3 of 4) Linux x86-64
V43695-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Application Tier Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 4 of 4) Linux x86-64

For the single node Vision appliance (which is a standalone appliance which contains the Vision database as well as the application tier), you will need the following eight component packages:

V43683-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Single Node Vision Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 1 of 8) Linux x86-64
V43684-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Single Node Vision Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 2 of 8) Linux x86-64
V43685-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Single Node Vision Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 3 of 8) Linux x86-64
V43686-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Single Node Vision Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 4 of 8) Linux x86-64
V43687-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Single Node Vision Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 5 of 8) Linux x86-64
V43688-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Single Node Vision Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 6 of 8) Linux x86-64
V43689-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Single Node Vision Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 7 of 8) Linux x86-64
V43690-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Single Node Vision Install X86 (64 bit) (Part 8 of 8) Linux x86-64

For the sparse application tier/OS install, you will need the following component package:

V43691-01 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Sparse Tier/OS Install X86 (64 bit) Linux x86-64

2. Installation Instructions
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Please refer to My Oracle Support Document : 1620448.1

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