Create Databases from Automatic Daily Backups – New Feature – Jan 2019 – Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

New Feature - Create Databases from Automatic Daily Backups
Services : Block Volume
Release Month : Jan 2019

Automatic Daily Backup feature lets you to create automated backups of OCI DB System Databases on a daily basis. With this feature you can now create a new system out of the automated daily backups.

Here is a DB System in OCI that is created and you can see there is a Automated Backup Running













Once the (more...)

In-transit encryption for boot and block volumes – New Feature – Jan 2019 – Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

New Feature : In-transit encryption for boot and block volumes
Services : Block Volume
Release Month : Jan 2019

Data is often considered less secured when in movement. It could be across two servers , two data center , between two services, between cloud and on-premise or between two cloud providers. Wherever data is in moving , data protection methods should be implemented for in transit data that are critical. While organization care more about (more...)

Consistent device paths for block volumes – New Feature – Jan 2019 – Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

New Feature : Consistent device paths for block volumes
Services : Block Volume
Release Date : Jan 2019

With this feature you can now select a device path that will remain consistent between instance reboots. though this is an optional feature it is recommended to use the device path as you can refer to the volumes when create partitions , creating file systems , mounting file system , you can also specify this option in (more...)

Steal Percentage on the Virtual Machine

Recently have been working with a customer who was running high workload on virtual machine. After a complete review , DBAs have identified the database is running non optimized codes/sql/programs. During high peak load we observed very high Steal %

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In a virtual environment, CPU cycles are shared across virtual machines on the server. If your virtual machine displays a high %st in top (steal time), this means CPU cycles are being taken away from (more...)

ADOPValidations EBS 12.2

ADOPValidations_detailed.log reported a warning message for one of the critical error "Cross Reference"

ValidateFSConfigFilesForCrossRef:
        [WARNING]: Found invalid cross references in FS config files.

cross reference is nothing but having incorrect values in the context file of EBS 12.2

for example : run file system context file having path of patch file system 


$ echo $CONTEXT_FILE
/prod/inst/fs1/inst/apps/PROD_node1/appl/admin/PROD_node1.xml

$ grep -i fs2 /prod/inst/fs1/inst/apps/PROD_node1/appl/admin/PROD_node1.xml
          (more...)

Golden Gate moving from Classic to Integrated

Golden Gate moving from Classic to Integrated was an option taken in one of our project to have better performance. A lot of effort was put to convert all the extract and replicate to Integrated mode and some optimization parameters were used but still there were not a significant performance improvement.

Then I took a different route to examine the AWR and ASH for the replicate processes. Wow our friend INDEXES. Since we were dealing (more...)

Yamaha’s PSR-E463 – A truly awesome Keyboard to have

Though I am a beginner in this instrument, still I would like to recommend others to go with this keyboard.

Yamaha's PSR-E463 makes a perfect first keyboard for students, a solid educational tool for classrooms, and a fun, lightweight travel instrument and composition tool for professionals. Each of the E463's 61 full-sized, organ-style keys provides good resistance with a quick response that's suited for playing dynamic string pads to quick brass lines and synth leads. (more...)

Read the Readme

Read the readme.

When applying PSU or OJVM do instructions as documented in the readme in the specificed sequence. Run post patch instructions as specified in the readme.

E Business Suite will stop authenticating users if post ojvm instructions are missed.

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018

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Wish every one a Happy New Year.

Creating a New Single-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on Oracle Cloud

Before you read : Please note the documentation and procedures for Lifting and Shifting On-Premise to Oracle Cloud is constantly evolving. Instruction here are high level and recommend to review the latest documentation.

Link : Provisioning a New Single-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Installation in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service

This procedure could be the quickest way of getting an e-business suite 12.2.5 instance in IaaS public cloud.

To the compute account pull either (more...)

Oracle AppsUnlimited – Migrate from On-Premise to Oracle Cloud ( Lift and Shift )


Before you read : Please note the documentation and procedures for Lifting and Shifting On-Premise to Oracle Cloud is constantly evolving. Instruction here are high level and recommend to review the latest documentation.

Link : Migrating an Existing Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service

Migrate from On-Premise to Oracle Cloud ( Lift and Shift )

On-Premise Environment 12.1.3 or 12.2 can be moved to cloud , please review (more...)

Oracle AppsUnlimited – Building your Own Machine on IaaS with EBS

Oracle Public Cloud gives multiple options to create a base image. There are options available from the market place which I will cover later. Here I will cover building your own machine image on IaaS with your own EBS Installation. If you are a customer running 12.1.3 this should interest you. This procedure can be used to build multiple development single node EBS images of your choice.

I will make the document generic (more...)

Oracle AppsUnlimited – Building your Own Machine on IaaS

To enable Oracle EBS on cloud and to install a fresh EBS Instance of your own choice then you will have to create a image. This image can be build using Oracle Linux (x86, 64-bit) releases 6.4 and 6.6 with kernel 2.6.36 or later.

High Level Steps

  • Source the ISO from E-Delivery
  • Using Oracle Virtual Box create the VM
  • Install Oracle Linux in the VM
  • Add/Enable Sudo to OPC user and (more...)

Oracle AppsUnlimited – Oracle E-Business Suite Meets Oracle Cloud




Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is now powered to run Oracle E-Business Suite. Does that interest you ? I am exited to be part of the apps unlimited team and let me share what I have explored. 

Apps Unlimited offers two ways  of running EBS , start fresh or migrate. Depending on customer choice and business requirement either of the options can be chosen. Some of benefits of running EBS on Cloud are quick (more...)

Happy New Year 2016


EBS 12.2.7 AD & TXK Delta 7 Features Review

With 12.2.7 AD & TXK Delta 7 - EBS Customers on 12.2 should be seeing improvements and stability. It is time now to review them. Watch this blog for the detailed review.

Some of the key features of Delta 7 are

  • Middle-Tier and Database Technology Code Checkers
  • Online Patching Progress Monitoring Tool
  • Online Patching System Validation 
  • Single Step Cloning
  • Local Inventory Support
  • Improved Middle tier Startup & Shutdown performance
  • Automated scripts to change system passwords
  • Patched tables de-fragmentation

Exadata Upgrade – Adding X5-2 Half Rack to X3-2 Existing Half Rack


Recently did an Exadata Expansion project on x3 half rack and making it a full rack by adding x5.
this setup is a full exadata rack with two different flavours of engineered system hardware four x3 compute nodes and four x5-2 compute nodes along with seven x3 cellnodes with seven x5 cell nodes.
This topology is supported but there were a lot of work behind.

  • First getting the x3 on the supported release 12c , this involved (more...)