Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Are you planning your migration from E-Business Suite Release 11 to 12? Check out these helpful notes on the EBS Technology Stack:
E-Business Suite (EBS) Technology Stack Upgrade from 188.8.131.52 to 12.1.2 (Doc 253.1)
E-Business Suite (EBS) Technology Stack Upgrade from 184.108.40.206 to 12.1.3 (Doc 269.1)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
For more information see the following link:
The reference to the Patch Set Availability is located at
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
APEX and Exadata
Tyler Muth's Blog discusses the particulars of APEX on Exadata: APEX is 57.4x Faster on Exadata.
Oracle Announces Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management 9.1 Feature Pack
Of Windows Memory and Processes
I ran into an issue with Windows memory the other day. There are ways to get some extensions to memory available to apps for Windows, though in some ways they are similar to the old ‘expanded memory’, a smoke and mirror exchange of pieces of memory to make the application seem to have more memory, even though it really is being pulled up behind them and put in front of them like someone laying carpet just in time for their houseguest to step on it. Here is a Microsoft page on /PAE, the key option involved.
and here is a very useful set of tools that Microsoft puts out for monitoring all kinds of things in greater detail than the built-in tools: Sysinternals
A long time ago when I was a Windows admin (for Windows 3.0 to NT, if that gives you an idea of how long), I used those Sysinternals tools a lot to track down what was going on with processes, TCP/IP, I/O down to the individual file access level, etc.
Collaborate is going on down in Florida, and I'm not there. But I'm there in spirit, or at least in blog, with this link to CMS Wire posting some key items from Collaborate: Oracle Collaborate Round-up 2011: MySQL 5.6 Development Milestone Release
Some wisdom on using the scheduler from Eddie Awad's Blog:
Oracle Scheduler Event-Based Jobs are Useful, Here is a Quick Example.
In our continuing effort to keep our readership up with the latest and greatest in the wide world of Oracle acronyms we come to OER - The Oracle Enterprise Repository. OracleApps Epicenter clarifies the confusion with Oracle Integration Repository (IREP).
As more and more people work with GoldenGate we are starting to see good technical posts like this one from Gavin Soorma's Oracle DBA-Tips and Techniques blog: Customizing GoldenGate processing using SQLEXEC and GETVAL.
Good hands on advice on a gotcha in BI from The Art of Business Intelligence blog: Hierarchical Columns Require Underlying Level Columns in Presentation Layer
Continuing the hands on issues, here is a quick one on Purging BPEL and ESB instances over at the Deltalounge .
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Information and Resources: Upgrading from EBS 11i > R12
The R12 Upgrade guide found here, the bible for R12 upgrades.
Other resources that might be of help:
- A monthly advisory web cast is scheduled to help customers who are upgrading or implementing R12 - go to MyOracle Support (MOS) note 738454.1 or click here.
- Recent 2010 OOW has a good .ppt entitled, “Best Practices for Upgrading & Maintaining Oracle eBusiness Suite R12”, refer to MOS note: 1242595.1 for details including video download
Oracle Upgrade to R12 Forum – link here: http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=395&start=0
eBusiness Suite R12 document archive: http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/archives12.html
Oracle R12 blog (from Oracle Product & Tech Support gurus): http://blogs.oracle.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=EBS%2012&limit=20
Below is a link to our "Upgrade Advisor" tool developed for EBS on Oracle Support. Upgrade advisors are specially crafted dynamic documents that are intended to guide customers through an upgrade lifecycle using step by step instructions. Link requires MOS access: https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=REFERENCE&id=250.1
Here is a link to a public blog about upgrading & testing procedures for your EBS upgrade: http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2011/01/testing_ebs_upgrades.html
The 12.1.3 Release Content Document describes all of the changes introduced in a given 12.1.x update. See this externally-published article for a pointer:
- Identifying Data Model Changes Between EBS 12.1.3 and Prior EBS Releases
Planning Your E-Business Suite Upgrade from Release 11i to 12.1 – MOS Doc ID: 987516.1 published in Jan. 2011. Link here: http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2010/03/ebs_121_upgrade_whitepaper.html
This doc. offers best practice advice to customers currently on Release 11i who are planning a Release 12.1 upgrade. IT professionals involved with planning, managing, or running a Release 12.1 upgrade project are the primary audience. This paper combines advice from professionals in Oracle's Support, Consulting, IT, and Development organizations with real-life lessons learned from customers who are already live on Release 12.1. In a nutshell, this paper tells you "things you wished you knew" before embarking upon your Release 12.1 upgrade project.
Following a brief overview of the Release 12.1 upgrade value proposition, this paper launches into specific upgrade planning tips to help you:
- Understand the factors that can affect your project's duration
- Decide your project scope, and avoid missteps that can needlessly increase your scope
- Assemble the right project team
- Develop a robust testing strategy
- Upgrade your custom code
- Minimize your upgrade downtime
- Leverage all of the Oracle Support resources that are available to you
- Identify the Oracle tools that can improve your upgrade and maintenance experience
- Become familiar with the full range of Oracle's information resources
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