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adop (Online Patching) Patching while End Users are
accessing Applications. EBS R12.2 onwards all patching operations
are online (system remains available during patching) unlike previous
versions where system was unavailable for users during patching (Maintenance
uses Edition Based Redefinition (EBR) which provides two
copies of database objects (schema) pre and post patch.
A: Run Edition of database objects: used by online
users and is not changed by patching
B: Patch Edition of database objects: used by patching
tool and do not affect the running application
Note: There is third edition called Old Edition.
Previous Run Edition is marked as Old
Edition. During full Cleanup Operation, adop removes Old Edition.
Oracle provides this online patching system by using two Apps
tier file systems named fs1 and fs2 in Application
tier, by using edition based redefinition feature of 11gR2 RDBMS in
Phases in adop
Normally, we have 5 phases when applying EBS patch. These phases
are prepare, apply, finalize, cutover and cleanup.
Phases must be specified in the order they run, which is the
Prepareà Prepare the instance for online patching.
ApplyàApply patches to the patch edition.
FinalizeàReady the instance for cutover.
CutoveràPromote the patch edition to become the new run edition.
CleanupàDrop obsolete objects and seed data from old editions.
We start with prepare for synchronizing the
patch file system for Applications and the patch version for db tier. Then we
continue with apply phase. This phase is actual phase that the
patch operations are done. adop uses patch file system to upload new apps tier
files and uses the patch edition of the database to take db actions.
After apply we continue with adop=finalize. In this phase,
application and database specific actions such as compilation takes place.
So those 3 phases require no downtime, but the next phase which
is called cutover needs a little downtime. It is automatic
though. In cutover phase, adop switches the patched file system and db edition
with the current/run file system and db edition. That's why Application Tier
components are restarted in this phase. Downtime is coming from restarting the
The last phase is cleanup phase. It is self explanatory. In
this phase ADOP starts cleaning up the old editions.
Examples of using adop:
To prepare instance for patching
To prepare instance for patching, specify patches, request
merge, and apply with 4 workers.
Oracle Fusion Applications(OFA)
is a suite ofenterprise resource planningsoftware
applicationsfromOracle Corporation. It is distributed across various product
Oracle Fusion Applications were envisioned and pitched as anenterprise
resource planningsuite - a combination of features and functionality taken
fromOracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel product
lines. The suite is built on top of theOracle
Fusion Middlewaretechnology stack; both layers implement theOracle
Fusion Architecture, which leverages the capabilities ofservice-oriented
It was launched in September 2010 and released one year later at
Open World 2011
WHAT IS "ORACLE FUSION"
People often get confuse with this term .To start with, it will be
a good idea to know the difference between Fusion Applications and Middleware.
Oracle Fusion is composed of two parts:
Fusion middleware and Fusion applications.
Fusion Middleware aka FMW: Comprises of the Oracle Application Server and
other technology stack components that Oracle has acquired in past few years.
Middleware is a family of middleware products covering areas like BI, Identity
Management, Content Management and SOA.
these areas has its own stack of products. Fusion Middleware was previously
called Oracle Application Server.
Fusion Applications is Oracle's next generation suite of applications that
eventually replace E-Business Suite. It will assimilate best of breed features
ORACLE FUSION ARCHITECTURE
Oracle Fusion Architecture (OFA) is a standards-based technology
reference architecture or blueprint for building applications. Note
that OracleFusionArchitecture is not a product,
it from Oracle. Many organizations use it to write applications that can run on
Oracle Fusion Middleware or that compliment Oracle Fusion
Oracle Fusion Architecture is based on the following core
Driven: For applications, business processes and business information
& Event: enabled: For extensible, modular, flexible applications and
Centric: For complete and consistent, actionable, real-time intelligence
·Grid-Ready: Must be
scalable, available, secure, manageable on low-cost hardware
·Standards-based: Must be
open, plug able in a heterogeneous environment
Features of Oracle Fusion Applications
experience, tested by the world’s leading organizations
productivity throughout the enterprise
flexibility, from top-level executives to front-line users
business intelligence, provided at the point of decision
faster, more informed decision-making
accuracy of decisions
on-premise, in a hosted environment, in the cloud or a through a mix of each
flexible uptake options
Experience Oracle Fusion Apps in
Relationship Management - Oracle Sales Cloud combines a
mobile-first strategy for sales reps and managers with powerful analytics and
forecasting, customer insights, and seamless integration with marketing and
partners for increased revenue.
·Financials – It
helps in revolutionizes productivity and information access with native,
Risk & Compliance - Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC),
a component of the Oracle Fusion Applications suite, sets a new standard for
risk assessment & management.
Capital Management - Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM), a
component of the Oracle Fusion Applications suite, sets a new standard for
innovation, work, and HR.
Oracle Fusion Procurement, a component of the Oracle Fusion Applications suite,
sets a new standard for strategic supply management.
Portfolio Management - Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management (PPM), a
component of the Oracle Fusion Applications suite, sets a new standard for the
Chain Management - Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management, a component of
Oracle’s Fusion Applications suite, is a revolutionary new approach to
collaborative, multi-system order fulfillment and product data management.
The Benefits of Making the Leap to Fusion
It’s certainly tempting to move to Fusion. Here are some reasons
positioned as the next-generation Business Applications solution by Oracle
the best-of-breed from enterprise solutions acquired by Oracle
built on a service-oriented architecture and SaaS model.
Oracle Fusion Applications is an all-encompassing suite of Oracle applications
built for comprehensive business tasks such as enterprise resource planning
(ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and human capital management
Fusion Applications has many different modules catering to
different aspects of business functionality. In addition to CRM and HCM,
modules include applications for financials, procurement, Governance, Risk
and Compliance (GRC) and supply chain management (SCM). Customers can adopt one
or more of these modules and run them in their own data center or in
a hosted or cloud computing environment.
Oracle Fusion Architecture’s SOA and EDA (event-driven architecture) technology
integrated service environment (ISE) to develop services
multi-protocol enterprise service bus (ESB) to integrate applications
services registry for discovering and managing the life cycle of services
BPEL-based orchestration engine to tie services into business processes
business rules engine to enable business policies to be captured and
Web services management and security solution to enforce authentication
and authorization policies on services and to monitor services and
processes for compliance to SLAs
Component for E-Business Suite
In the Fusion Middleware of
E-Business Suite, here is the list of components:
(Business Process Analysis)
(Service Oriented Architecture)
On the technology front,
Fusion Applications is completely developed using Fusion Middleware 11g on
Oracle database 11g. Here is the list of technologies used in developing Fusion
Integration Architecture (AIA)
Development Framework (ADF)
Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)
apps are metadata driven which is managed by the MDS
WHAT IS IN FUSION V1.0 ORACLE FUSION APPLICATIONS
Fusion Applications offer a complete suite spanning seven critical business
areas consist of 100+ Oracle Fusion Applications modules which is targeted for
first release. These are distributed across the following product families: 34
- Sales & Marketing; 21 - Human Resources; 13 - Financials; 6 - Purchasing;
7 - Projects Portfolio Management; 10 - Supply Chain Management; and 10 -
Governance, Risk and Compliance. Majors are:
risk, and compliance
MIGRATION TO ORACLE FUSION APPLICATIONS
Oracle Fusion Applications platform was built with flexibility in mind, so
companies can selectively add modules if and when it makes business
initial release of Oracle Fusion Applications likely focused on point
solutions, most users will be concerned with how to integrate Oracle Fusion
Applications into their core applications. This will be a substantially easier
effort than migrating the entire core functionality
options/proposed path which can observed in various Oracle papers.
plan for IT side which may be consider to be crafted roadmap for the future of
on Your Current Path .That mean you need to evaluate the latest
Applications Unlimited releases Oracle Applications releases such as Oracle
E-Business Suite 12.1.3, PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.1, Siebel Customer
Relationship Management 8.2, and JD Edwards Enterprise One 9.1 for the
additional value they bring to the businesses .In addition to gaining value
today, you will be in a position to upgrade to Oracle Fusion Applications in
the future, if and when you choose.
Financials to Fusion Apps
HRMS to Fusion Apps
CRM to Fusion Apps
Fusion Step by Step. You need to adopt standards-based technology
first. Consider Oracle Fusion Middleware as in-house new imitative and
developing skill sets in technologies such as Oracle Application Development
Framework, Oracle content management products, Oracle SOA Suite, and Oracle Web
Center. These tools will help you integrate, extend, and manage your
applications environment today and prepare you to add Oracle Fusion Applications
if and when you choose by upgrading one environment and then reemployment rest
to FusionApplications. Decide (if and when appropriate.)
If you use any functionality that is not part of V1 but still see business
value in going to Fusion Apps, this may result in multiple Fusion Apps
coexistence strategy. Add Oracle Fusion Applications modules to your existing
environment or implement “pillars” (human capital management, sales,
financials, or supply chain management applications whatever suits) to extend
the power of Oracle Fusion Applications into your applications
Supported Release for Fusion Upgrade
Suite :Release 11.5.10, 12 or later
8.8, 8.0, 9.0 or later
Edwards Enterprise One: Release 8.11, 8.12 or later 34
Edwards World Release: A7.3, A8.1, A9.1 or later Siebel Release 7.9, 8.0 or later
SKILL REQUIREMENT FOR FUSION SPACE
IT as well as consulting company’s needs skill such as BPM and process
governance, to manage an Oracle Fusion Applications implementation.
following technical skills are needed to extend, maintain and support the
various components of Oracle Fusion Applications:
PL/SQL, JAVA & java script
– Extended Markup Language
– Cascading Style Sheets
– Extensible Style sheet Language
– Application Development Framework
– Java Server Faces
– Business Process Execution Language
– Application Integration Architecture
– Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition