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...)

An inspiration to an entire generation, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam – Rest in Peace. The real hero behind Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

An inspiration to an entire generation,  Dr APJ Abdul Kalam - Rest in Peace. The real hero behind Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) 




Oracle GoldenGate Training Index by Senthil Rajendran

GoldenGate Initial Load by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate

GoldenGate Use Cases by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate

GoldenGate Monitoring, Troubleshooting and Tuning by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate

GoldenGate Implementations Essential by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate




GoldenGate Fundamentals Session by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate




Index
GoldenGate Fundamentals Session
GoldenGate Implementations Essential
GoldenGate Monitoring, Troubleshooting and Tuning
GoldenGate Use Cases

Supporting a Day Against DRM with PacktPub

What is DRM?

DRM stands for “digital rights management,” a bit of technology that hardware and software manufacturers, publishers, and copyright holders use to control the way we use the devices and media that we own. The idea is to limit users’ ability to copy the content without permission, but DRM does much more: it shapes how people tinker with and share devices, software, music, movies, etc. they legally paid for. Have you (more...)

EBS R12.2 Delta 6 Feature Review : Enhancement of adop console messages

ADOP console messages was always something that administrators needed changes. Delta 6 new features talks that there has been more enhancements done and running SQLs are displayed. Yes & True , it does but comparing to Delta 5 there are not much improvements. If you are from a older Delta version 2 or 3 , then Delta 6 upgrade might be interesting.

Instead of displaying the complete update statements , I can see messages like (more...)

EBS R12.2 Delta 6 Feature Review : EBS Technology Consistency Checker (ETCC)

With EBS R12.2 Delta 6 will not display a warning message when using the ADOP utility. An additional check is made every time ADOP tool is invoked which checks for the  recommended patches that are missing in the instance. This feature is ETCC and you will see something like this on the ADOP logs.

    [PROCEDURE] [START 2015/04/27 14:27:57] Performing database sanity checks
    [WARNING]   ETCC: The following database fixes are not (more...)

EBS R12.2 Delta 6 Feature Review : Single File System Instance

With one of the main feature in 12.2 dual file system, there was always a need about having a single file system in 12.2 like 12.1.x and get away with the ADOP patching cycle. With Delta 6 AD and TXK you can. It is important to understand the feature and know its limitations.

There are two advantages of this single file system feature in 12.2

EBS 12.2 do not ignore the database patches on top of AD Delta 5 and TXK Delta 5

Make sure all the recommended patches are in place as a part of the bundle patch. Your EBS 12.2 ADOP cycle could go unstable with out the database patches.

EBS 12.2 Essential Bundle Fixes for AD Delta 5 and TXK Delta 5 (Doc ID 1934471.1)

EBS 12.2 Essential Bundle Fixes for AD Delta 5 and TXK Delta 5 (Doc ID 1934471.1)

if any of the below features are interesting to your deployment then please review the doc and apply the essential bundle patches on 12.2.5 environment. Hope this helps to stabilize your environment.

Section 4: Features and Fixes in the Current Code level
The bundle fixes include implementation of the following AD and TXK features and fixes.

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EBS 12.2 Blocking a Concurrent Program while Online Patching

Will there be a need to Blocking a Concurrent Program while Online Patching in EBS 12.2 , if so then here are the steps.

  • Use the Concurrent Program window or page to edit your concurrent program definition.
  • Select the Incompatibilities button to open the Incompatible Programs window.
  • Add a new global incompatibility rule for your program with the following program:
    • Application Name: Applications DBA
    • Program Name: Online Patching In Progress (internal name: ADZDPATCH) concurrent program