Wednesday, February 28, 2007

De-support dates for Oracle Products

If you are looking for De-support dates for Oracle Products, then the attached file is the right document for you. Oracle’s Lifetime Support Policy datasheet puts you in control of your upgrade strategy.

Oracle Lifetime Support Policy Datasheet

Friday, February 2, 2007

USA 2007 DST Change Impact - EBusiness Suite

Oracle has released several patches for the DST Change Impact. The following Notes will be useful for you if you are looking for details on Patches & Impact.

403311.1 - United States Time Zone Changes 2007: E-Business Suite (EBS)
330075.1 - User Preferred Time Zone Support Guidelines for Applications 11i10CU2
397281.1 - USA 2007 Daylight Saving Time (DST) Compliance for Oracle Server Technologies
359145.1 - Impact of 2007 USA daylight saving changes on the Oracle database
300482.1 - Overview of Using Java with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
125767.1 - Upgrading Developer 6i with Oracle Applications 11i
396426.1 - Effects on client and middle-tier of applying time zone patches on the Oracle
357056.1 - Impact of changes to daylight saving time (DST) rules on the Oracle database
402316.1 - Database Time Zone Patching Strategy in the Enterprise
397770.1 - How to check if Oracle JVM is installed in the Database
402742.1 - USA 2007 DST Changes: Frequently Asked Questions for Oracle RDBMS
340512.1 - Timestamps & time zones - Frequently Asked Questions
396670.1 - Usage of utltzuv2.sql before updating time zone files in Oracle 9
77370.1 - What are the effects of changing the system clock on an Oracle Server instance?
396906.1 - Patches to Update the Time Zone Transition Rules

May be the following Documenation Map will be helpful for you.

To know What generally DST is, Please refer my another Blog

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Location for J2SE 1.4.2 Download

The Location to download J2SE 1.4.2 software is

This link contains the Latest release (eg: 1.4.2_13).

If you are looking for the earlier release, Then here is the link.

Replace _12 with the required version.

Upgrading to J2SE 1.4.2 with Oracle Applications 11i

To upgrade to J2SE 1.4, ensure that the E-Business Suite Release 11i environment has been upgraded to Maintenance Pack 11.5.9 or higher, or that it was created using the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11.5.9 Rapid Install. Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 11.5.10 Rapid Install installs and configures J2SE 1.4.2 during the installation.

The overall upgrade process consists of the following sections:

Section 1: Obtain and Install J2SE 1.4 on all Application Tier Nodes
  Download & Install J2SE 1.4 (
Section 2: Obtain Applications Interoperability Patches
  BIS Patchset 3894718 (E-Business Intelligence Users only)
  3594604 (TXK Rollup Patch I)
  3239047 (J2SE 1.4 Consolidated Patch)
Section 2a: Obtain Other Product Interoperability Patches
  3695147 - Universal Work Queue (IEU)
  3199598 - Collections (IEX)
  3503919 - Web Applications Desktop Integrator (BNE)
  3975013 - AD Utilities Patch
Section 3: Prepare the Application Tier for Patching and Apply the patches
  Stop all Application Tier Server Processes
  Create the Applications File Snapshot Using AD Admin (conditional)
  Apply All the above Patches
Section 4: Configure all Application Tier Nodes to Support J2SE 1.4
  Execute the J2SE 1.4 Upgrade Script to Update Configurations Files jdktop=[JDK14_TOP][contextfile=] [log=] [appspass=]
  Execute the J2SE 1.4 AD Utilities Upgrade Script (conditional)
  perl /bin/ java=[JDK14_TOP] [contextfile=][logfile=][-help]
  Run AutoConfig
  Regenerate the "" File & Product JAR Files
  Restart all Application Tier Server Processes
Section 5: Verify the Application Tier Node Configurations
  Verify Configurations for HTTP Server Node
  Verify Configurations for all Application Tier Nodes

Please Refer Metalink Note 246105.1. This Note Contains the detailed steps to Upgrade JDK.