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Now Available: HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) with EBS 12.2 and 12.1

Steven Chan - Fri, 2019-02-22 09:48

We've recently updated our enabling Transport Layer Security (TLS) documentation (see References section below) to include guidelines for deploying HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. HSTS allows you to specify a time period during which all browser communication must only use HTTPS. Using HSTS with Oracle E-Business Suite is an optional configuration. 

If you plan to configure HSTS for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1, we recommend the following practices:

  • Configure HSTS at the TLS termination point (for example at the Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) or the load balancer).
  • Either use the default HTTPS port (443), or specify the HTTPS port in all URLs.
  • Begin by testing HSTS with a short time period.
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Do your know How to troubleshoot long-running concurrent request?

Online Apps DBA - Fri, 2019-02-22 08:00

[BLOG] Troubleshoot/Debug Long Running Concurrent Request in Oracle EBS (R12/11i) Learn here https://k21academy.com/appsdba22 about: ✔ What is Long-running Concurrent Request ✔ The 6 basic steps to troubleshoot the Error ✔ Download your FREE Guide to know more about Concurrent Manager. [BLOG] Troubleshoot/Debug Long Running Concurrent Request in Oracle EBS (R12/11i) Learn here https://k21academy.com/appsdba22 about: ✔ […]

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Guidance for Providing Access to the Oracle E-Business Suite Database for Extensions and ...

Steven Chan - Thu, 2019-02-21 10:05

Oracle E-Business Suite is often extended, customized and integrated with third-party products. We highly recommend that you follow our published guidance for performing extensions, customizations and third-party integrations.

In addition to these guidelines, you should also follow our equivalent recommendations for granting access to Oracle E-Business Suite database objects. Our guidance for accessing an EBS database takes a least-privileges approach to providing access to database objects. The database access recommendations complement our guidance for deploying customizations, extensions and third-party integrations.

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[Video 3 of 5] Oracle Cloud: Create VCN, Subnet, Firewall (Security List), IGW, DRG: Step By Step

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2019-02-21 08:22

You are asked to deploy a three tier highly availability application including Load Balancer on Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud Then, ✔ How would you define Network, Subnet & Firewalls in Oracle’s Gen2 Cloud? ✔ How do you allow database port but only from Application Tier ? ✔ What are Ingress or Egress Security Rules ? […]

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[BLOG] Oracle EBS (R12) On Cloud (OCI): High Level Steps

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2019-02-21 04:20

Do you wish to deploy Oracle EBS (R12) on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) using EBS Cloud Manager, but are unable to do so because of lack of knowledge of what steps to follow? If yes, then Don’t You Worry!! We’ve got you covered. Visit: https://k21academy.com/ebscloud28 & know about: ✔Background History ✔How To Deploy EBS Cloud […]

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Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: February 2019 Edition

Steven Chan - Wed, 2019-02-20 09:41

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.   

Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for Oracle E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components. These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases

You can research these yourself using this MOS Note:

Upgrade Recommendations for February 2019

  EBS 12.2  EBS 12.1  EBS 12.0  EBS 11.5.10 Check your EBS support status and patching baseline

Apply the minimum 12.2 patching baseline
(EBS 12.2.3 + latest technology stack updates listed below)

In Premier Support to December 30, 2030

Apply the minimum 12.1 patching baseline
(12.1.3 Family Packs for products in use + latest technology stack updates listed below)

In Premier Support to December 31, 2021

In Sustaining Support. No new patches available.

Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2

Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline

In Sustaining Support. No new patches available.

Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2

Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline

Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP

12.2.8
Oct 2018

12.1.3 RPC5
Aug 2016

12.0.6

11.5.10.2
Use the latest Rapid Install

StartCD 51
Feb 2016

StartCD 13
Aug 2011

12.0.6


11.5.10.2

Apply the latest EBS technology stack, tools, and libraries

AD/TXK Delta 10
Sep 2017

FND
Apr 2017

Web ADI RPC
Jan 2018

Report Manager Bundle 5
Nov 2018

EBS 12.2.7 OAF Update 1
Jan 2019

EBS 12.2.6 OAF Update 16
Nov 2018

EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 20
Jul 2018

EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 20
Nov 2018

ETCC
Feb 2019

Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9

Daylight Savings Time DSTv32
Dec 2018

Upgrade to JDK 7

Web ADI Bundle 5
Jan 2018

Report Manager Bundle 5
Jan 2018

FND
Apr 2017

OAF Bundle 5
Jun 2016

JTT Update 4
Oct 2016

Daylight Savings Time DSTv32
Dec 2018

Upgrade to JDK 7

N/A

N/A

Apply the latest security updates

Jan 2019 Critical Patch Update

SHA-2 PKI Certificates

SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020

Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2

Sign JAR files

Jan 2019 Critical Patch Update

SHA-2 PKI Certificates

SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020

Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2

Sign JAR files

Oct. 2015 Critical Patch Update April 2016 Critical Patch Update Use the latest certified desktop components

Switch to Java Web Start

Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements

Upgrade to IE 11

Upgrade to Firefox ESR 60

Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016)

Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607)

Switch to Java Web Start

Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements

Upgrade to IE 11

Upgrade to Firefox ESR 60

Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016)

Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607)

N/A N/A Upgrade to the latest database Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 If you're using Oracle Identity Management

Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 or Oracle Access Manager 12c

Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 or Oracle Internet Directory 12c or Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2

Migrate from Oracle SSO to Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 or Oracle Access Manager 12c

Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 or Oracle Internet Directory 12c

N/A N/A If you're using Oracle Discoverer

Migrate to Oracle
Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business
Intelligence Applications (OBIA)

Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017

Migrate to Oracle
Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business
Intelligence Applications (OBIA)

Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017

N/A N/A If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter  11.1.1.9 Migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.9

N/A

N/A
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Cloning is one of the common task (apart from Patching & Troubleshooting).

Online Apps DBA - Wed, 2019-02-20 08:00

There are 3 main steps in Cloning an Oracle EBS Environment Visit: https://k21academy.com/appsdba25 & learn with our [BLOG] Oracle EBS (R12): Database Cloning from RMAN Backup to Practice with 3 Phase Cloning Process: 1. Prepare Source Database System 2. Copy the source database to the target system 3. Configure Target Database System There are 3 […]

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[Blog] Oracle WebLogic Administration: Supported Maximum Availability Architectures (MAA)

Online Apps DBA - Wed, 2019-02-20 07:22

  Supported Maximum Availability Architectures (MAA) is a multi-datacenter solutions that provides continuous availability to protect an Oracle WebLogic Server system against downtime across multiple data-centers… Want to know more about MAA? Visit: https://k21academy.com/weblogic24 and consider our new blog covering: ✔ Active-Active Application Tier with Active-Passive Database Tier and its key aspects ✔ Active-Passive Application […]

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DSTv32 and DSTv31 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1

Steven Chan - Tue, 2019-02-19 08:27

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington]

Overview

Two new timezone definition files, DSTv32 and DSTv31, are now available and certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that DST patches are cumulative and therefore include all previous Oracle DST updates.

How Does Oracle E-Business Suite Work Across Timezones?

Periodically, many countries or regions change their timezone definitions. In addition, and more frequently, they may switch to or from Daylight Saving Time or Summer Time.

If your Oracle E-Business Suite environment is configured to support doing business across multiple timezones, you need to keep your timezone definition files up-to-date by applying patches as described in this article. This will ensure that the times transactions take place are recorded correctly, and thereby meet applicable business and legal requirements.

Is My Oracle E-Business Suite Environment Affected?

When a country or region changes its timezone definitions or DST rules, your Oracle E-Business Suite environment will require patching if either of the following is true:

  • Your EBS environment is located in the affected country or region.
  • Your EBS environment is located outside the affected country or region, but you conduct business or have customers or suppliers there.

The two new patches are differentiated as follows:

  • DSTv32 includes timezone information from the IANA Time Zone 2018e update, and includes changes or additions to the following timezone regions from the previous release: Africa/Khartoum, Africa/Windhoek, America/Grand_Turk, Asia/Famagusta, Pacific/Fiji, Pacific/Tongatapu.
  • DSTv31 includes timezone information from the IANA Time Zone 2017c update, and includes changes or additions to the following timezone regions from the previous release: Southern Brazil, São Tomé and Príncipe, Palestine, Casey Station in Antarctica, North Korea.
What Patches Do I Require?

The following MOS Note identifies the various components in your Oracle E-Business Suite environment that may need DST patches:

What if I Do Not Apply the Relevant Patches?

If you do business with a country or region that has changed its timezone definitions, and record a transaction that occurs at the boundary between the “old” and the “new” time, then the transaction may be recorded incorrectly. Specifically, that transaction's timestamp may be out by an hour.

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[Troubleshooting] Oracle Apps R12.2 Online Patching ADOP : Prepare Phase Issue

Online Apps DBA - Mon, 2019-02-18 08:00

[Troubleshooting] Oracle Apps R12.2 Online Patching ADOP : Prepare Phase Issue   Wants to know how to solve Online Patching (ADOP) issue? Visit: https://k21academy.com/appsdba23 & learn with follow the steps: ✔ Run Prepare Phase ✔ Look at ADOP Logs ✔ Errors in ADOP ✔ Root Causes Fix and Revise to troubleshoot the Error & Solve. Write […]

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[Video 2 of 5] 3 Ways to Connect to Oracle Cloud

Online Apps DBA - Mon, 2019-02-18 03:17

There are 3 ways to connect to the Oracle Cloud! Leave a comment below and share how many you know. Note: We’ve covered these 3 ways in our 2nd video part of Networking In Oracle Cloud here: https://k21academy.com/1z093214 There are 3 ways to connect to the Oracle Cloud! Leave a comment below and share how […]

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[Blog] [1Z0-932] Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): Week 1 Learning Path Cloud Concepts & IAM Concepts

Online Apps DBA - Sat, 2019-02-16 04:17

In technical terms, Cloud is defined as computing services including Storage, Server, Application, Networking, Database etc… So if you are a beginner and want to start your journey in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure then Visit: https://k21academy.com/oci28 and consider our new blog Covering: ✔ What is Cloud & Features of Cloud Computing? ✔ Cloud Service & Deployment […]

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[BLOG] GoldenGate: Upgrade Classic Capture to Integrated Capture

Online Apps DBA - Sat, 2019-02-16 02:29

Are you facing trouble in upgrading classic capture mode to integrated capture in Oracle GoldenGate? If yes. then visit: https://k21academy.com/goldengate21 to know: ✔The difference between the capture modes in Oracle GoldenGate ✔How to Upgrade Classic to Integrated Capture and much more… Are you facing trouble in upgrading classic capture mode to integrated capture in Oracle […]

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Now Available: Oracle Management Cloud for E-Business Suite

Steven Chan - Fri, 2019-02-15 12:02

On behalf the our colleagues in the Oracle Managed Cloud development team, we are pleased to announce the release of Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) for Oracle E-Business Suite for end-to-end, cloud-based monitoring.

OMC offers a simple, single-click discovery interface that you can use to obtain a fast, strategic look at the entire application environment:

All Oracle E-Business Suite administrators will benefit from OMC's detailed health and performance views of key EBS components such as:

  • Concurrent Processing
  • Forms Services
  • Workflow
  • WebLogic Server
  • Database

Oracle Management Cloud utilizes machine learning to track and provide alerts on key performance indicators such as concurrent request volume and runtime characteristics, and pending Forms sessions.

In addition to these various EBS components, OMC can also monitor a wide range of infrastructure hardware such as load balancers, switches, firewalls, and storage arrays.

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[BLOG] Oracle GoldenGate 12c Overview & Components

Online Apps DBA - Fri, 2019-02-15 04:24

Are you a Beginner who has just started learning Oracle GoldenGate? If yes, then visit: https://k21academy.com/goldengate11 and learn: ✔What is Extract Process and how it can be configured ✔What is Replicat and Collector ✔All other different components of GoldenGate and much more… Are you a Beginner who has just started learning Oracle GoldenGate? If yes, […]

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Reintroducing Angelo Rosado

Steven Chan - Thu, 2019-02-14 08:35

Given Steven's recent departure from this blog, we are proactively engaging experts from all areas of Oracle E-Business Suite Technology to continue to bring you the latest news and announcements. 

Angelo Rosado is our resident expert on lifecycle and systems management. He has been a frequent contributor to this and our sister Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud blog. I look forward to collaborating with Angelo to bring you the latest updates and innovations in Oracle E-Business Suite technology.

Here are a few of Angelo's recent blog posts:

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[Blog] [Solved] RC-20200: Fatal: Could not find Unzip When Installing EBS R12.1

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2019-02-14 05:54

While installing EBS R12.1 on Linux x86-64, the following error appears RW-50004. This error is caused due to an error RC-20200… Stucked with this Error and want to know the Solution? Visit: https://k21academy.com/appsdba46 and find our new blog covering: ✔ Root Cause for the Error RC-20200. ✔ Solution for the error. While installing EBS R12.1 […]

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[BLOG] Oracle GoldenGate 12c : Troubleshooting using LogDump Utility

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2019-02-14 05:46

Are you facing an issue in Oracle GoldenGate in Using LogDump Utility? If yes, then visit: https://k21academy.com/goldengate13 and learn about: ✔ What are Trail Files ✔ LogDump Utility In Troubleshooting GoldenGate Issues and much more… Are you facing an issue in Oracle GoldenGate in Using LogDump Utility? If yes, then visit: https://k21academy.com/goldengate13 and learn about: […]

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[Video 1 of 5 Part Series] Networking in Oracle’s Gen2 Cloud: Who should learn & Why?

Online Apps DBA - Thu, 2019-02-14 05:34

[Video 1 of 5 Part Series] Networking in Oracle’s Gen2 Cloud: Who should learn & Why? Whether you are deploying Database or Application on Cloud, the very first thing you will do is create a Network (VCN & Subnet). You then will decide which part of Application/Database is in what Subnet, What Ports to open […]

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February 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

Steven Chan - Wed, 2019-02-13 09:51

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 any missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary.

The ETCC tool was designed to be self-documenting, but you can find an introduction to it in Section 3 of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1).

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 12.1.0.2.190115
  • Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.190115
  • Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.190115
  • Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 11.2.0.4.190115
  • Oracle Database PSU 11.2.0.4.190115
  • Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 11.2.0.4.190115
  • Microsoft Windows Database PSU 11.2.0.4.190115
  • Oracle JavaVM Component 2.1.0.2.180417 on Windows
  • Microsoft Windows Database BP 11.2.0.4.180417
  • Oracle JavaVM Component 11.2.0.4.180417 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 always be downloaded via Patch 17537119 from My Oracle Support.

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