We recently upgraded a great amount of customer instances, both on the APEX and on the ORDS layer. The general procedure for Oracle APEX is more or less unchanged in comparison to previous versions. On the ORDS layer however, the upgrade to 22.1 contains many changes.
Recently Oracle released the Critical Patch Update for April 2022. We analyzed the security patches published and first of all: There is a lot of highly critical stuff in this quarter's release, especially for E-Business Suite (incl. Cloud Manager -maximum CVSS base score of 9.8), Fusion Middleware (a whole bunch of 9.8 ratings with more Log4J as well).
While upgrading one of our customers from 12.1.3 to 12.2.10 I realized (by chance) that Oracle made available the latest E4.Flex (AMD EPYC) shapes in the Frankfurt OCI data center last week.
Oracle released a new release of the E-Business Suite last week (on April 23, to be more exact). While so far there are no official announcements in the Oracle Blog, the My Oracle Support Note describing Cloud manager (2517025.1) gives an overview of the new features - so let’s have a closer (first) look at the new release.
At the beginning of March, Oracle released the OCI “edition” of an Application Performance Monitoring Service (APM). The service is even available free of charge for smaller applications (up to 1,000 Events per hour). In the context of an Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade project and testing associated with this upgrade, I decided to take a closer look at the service.
I recently set up a new “E-Business Suite on OCI” environment for a customer. During the initial setup, the customer was not able to set up a Site-2-Site Tunnel between their on premise Data Center and the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Center in Frankfurt. To make my initial setup and testing more convenient, I decided to set up a separate VPN tunnel to my own development network. This was easily done with a Rasperry Pi, as described in a previous blog post. Since my Home Router AVM Fritz!Box (7490 in my case) is able to establish an IPSEC VPN tunnel as well. I wanted to try this device out tool, so let's see how this worked.
I recently set up a new “E-Business Suite on OCI” environment for a customer. During the initial setup, the customer was not able to set up a Site-2-Site Tunnel between their on-premise Data Center and the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Center in Frankfurt. To make my initial setup and testing more convenient, I decided to set up a separate VPN tunnel to my own development network. I first tried libreswan on a Raspberry Pi. The following blog post shows the (surprisingly simple) basic setup.
A customer recently told me they would like to get away from having to print, envelope and post mark thousands of invoices manually every month. Even though we have changed their invoicing process to an electronic one for most of their customers years ago by sending out emails through Oracle SOA Suite, they still had a considerable amount of customers insisting on printed invoices delivered by post.