Enterprise Apps on SaaS

It's really, really early on a Monday morning as I write this:  "zero dark-thirty".  Some ideas just refuse to allow sleep until you share them.  So, while shivering in the pre-dawn cold, I offer the following for your consideration...

Picture if you will, just for a moment, the idea that your enterprise applications system is like an iceberg.  There are the system costs that you can see.  Then there are the costs below the water (more...)

ERROR: The following required ports are in use: 6801 : WLS OAEA Application Port

Anil pinged me today when his adop phase=fs_clone failed with this error message:

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ERROR: The following required ports are in use:
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6801 : WLS OAEA Application Port
Corrective Action: Free the listed ports and retry the adop operation.

Completed execution : ADOPValidations.java

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Inside _validateETCHosts()...
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This is a bug mentioned in the appendix of article: 

OAUG BI Publisher SIG

First off, if you are not familiar with the term SIG, it stands for Special Interest Group.  OAUG facilitates a number of SIGs to bring users together that share common or industries concerning certain Oracle products.

Unfortunately, the BI Publisher SIG has been offline for a number of years and has not been given the attention it needs to be a useful resource for members of OAUG.  Well… I’m getting the band back together and (more...)

Two Changes in PeopleTools Requirements

Oracle have just announced two changes to what they require customers to be running on.

PeopleTools 8.53 Patch 10 or above for PUM Patches

If you’re on PeopleSoft v9.2 and using the Update Images to select the patches to apply then Oracle ‘strongly advises’ customers to be on the .10 patch of PeopleTools 8.53 or higher.

From Oracle:

FSCM Update Image 9.2.010 and higher, HCM Update Image 9.2.009 (more...)

No words

For once, nothing to do with tech, but I cannot do otherwise. 3 painting describe the thoughts which may came up.

After three bloody days last week in France…
malevich_red

… today, time for mourning…
malevich_black

… and hope the better for tomorrow…
malevich_white

Thanks to the painter Malevitch (1879-1935).

For all the innocent victims of terrorist attacks.

Nicolas.

Resilience

re·sil·ience
rəˈzilyəns/
noun
noun: resilience; plural noun: resiliences
  1. 1
    the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
    "nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience"
  2. 2
    the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
    "the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions"

My parents were children of the Great Depression here in the U.S.  The experience influenced how they approached their lives - stability over all (more...)

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

    Annual Report from WordPress

    Recently, I received my annual report from WordPress/Jetpack.  I have always enjoyed these reports, so I thought I would make it public.

    For the complete report, view it here: PSST0101 – 2014 Year in Blogging

    Here’s a couple of excerpts:

    Crunchy numbers

    Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 67,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 (more...)

    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

    plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
            -- Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr,  Les Guêpes, January 1849 volume

    Translation:  the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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    It's been an interesting first year with Io Consulting...uh, I mean Sierra Cedar, Inc.  I've had the opportunity to dig deep into the unique Higher Education marketplace, and to help spread the message about Oracle's Cloud Application Services (more...)

    EBS 12.2 Validation Scripts for Prepare, Cutover and FS_Clone Phases

    Are you going to run Prepare, Cutover or FS_CLONE , then before you start the phases using ADOP tool if you would like to validate the instance if it is ready for those phases then here is a simple script.

    export RUN_CONTEXT_FILE=/testi/inst/fs1/inst/apps/testi_host1/appl/admin/testi_host1.xml
    export PATCH_CONTEXT_FILE=/testi/inst/fs2/inst/apps/testi_host1/appl/admin/testi_host1.xml

    perl $AD_TOP/patch/115/bin/txkADOPValidations.pl  -contextfile=$RUN_CONTEXT_FILE -patchctxfile=$PATCH_CONTEXT_FILE -phase=fs_clone -logloc=/tmp
    perl $AD_TOP/patch/115/bin/txkADOPValidations.pl  -contextfile=$RUN_CONTEXT_FILE -patchctxfile=$PATCH_CONTEXT_FILE -phase=prepare -logloc=/tmp
    perl $AD_TOP/patch/115/bin/txkADOPValidations.pl  -contextfile=$RUN_CONTEXT_FILE -patchctxfile=$PATCH_CONTEXT_FILE -phase=cutover -logloc=/tmp

    Review the logfile that gets created under /tmp

    (more...)

    ORA-06508 in an EBS 12.2 environment ?

    Custom.pll template are sometimes used wrong. In case of 12.2 make sure you use the splotchy 12.2 template to put in you customizations. In case if you are migrating from a older release make sure it is created from the latest versions. You can check the version using adident package. ORA-06508 are known to be a problem with older custom.pll template.

    $APPLTMP directory in R12.2 Multi Node

    $APPLTMP directory in R12.2 if placed in a shared location in a multi node environment the there are know complications in multi node cutover. So best to leave it under INST top for each node.

    EBS 12.2 Too Many Invalid ?

    Run EBS 12.2 Compliance Checker and resolve any violations.

    Document 1531121.1, "Using the Online Patching Readiness Report in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2"

    The consequences of failing to fix a violation depend on the type of violation. Objects that do not comply with Online Patching development standards may behave incorrectly or become invalid during or after online patching.

    Some customers have synonyms from custom schemas pointing directly to the base tables. Don't (more...)

    Oracle Advanced Procurement

    Oracle Advanced Procurement is an integrated suite of software that dramatically cuts all supply man-agement costs. It adapts to your purchasing processes, supporting any combination of procurement models. It leverages Oracle’s extensive applications capabilities, robust development and operating platform, and award-winning global support. Thousands of companies in diverse industries—including professional services, government, asset-intensive sectors, and […]

    Happy New Year 2015

    Wish every one a Happy New Year 2015.

    Cloud Outage Audit for 2014

    Via Chris Kanaracus we heard of the Cloud Outage Audit for 2014 which compares the reliability figures for all of the major cloud vendors. One of the areas that Cedar specialises in is moving PeopleSoft to the Cloud so we pay particular attention when reports like this are released. It’s an interesting read (the full report can be found here) however here are the results:

     

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    David Linthicum, SVP Cloud Technology Partners pulls no punches:

    Discounting (more...)

    2015 – Less, But Better

    Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
                                                            - attributed to Confucius

    It's the end of 2014.  2015 is staring us in the face.  And as we celebrate the ending of a trip around the sun and kick off yet another one, many of (more...)

    PeopleTools 8.54 Feature: Support for Oracle Database Materialized Views

    One of the new features of PeopleTools 8.54 is the support of Oracle Database Materialized Views. In a nutshell, Materialized Views can be seen as a snapshot of a given view. When you query a Materialized View, the data is not necessarily accessed online, but instead it is retrieved from the latest snapshot. This can greatly contribute to improve query performance, particularly for complex SQLs or Pivot Grids.

    Materialized Views Features


    Apart from the (more...)

    Oracle Mobile iProcurement for Oracle E-Business Suite

    Oracle E-Business Suite mobile apps enable users to perform needed tasks or take action on Oracle E-Business Suite transactions from mobile devices, such as iOS smartphones. The Oracle Mobile iProcurement for Oracle E-Business Suite app enables requesters to monitor their requisitions and take action on the go. Using this app, as requesters, you can: Track [...]

    The UKOUG Apps14 Conference

    Cedar had a strong presence at the recent Apps14 conference in the ACC, Liverpool. It is supposed to be the largest applications conference in Europe with over 800 attendees, and we were particularly interested in the PeopleSoft and Apps Innovation streams.

    This year we’d decided not to have a stand (as the conference is mixed with the other applications and the database/tech community, it means the exhibition stands are much more expensive than at the PeopleSoft-only (more...)