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Okay, an Autonomous Database is one that Wanders Off by Itself.

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In a 2014 VoucherCloud.net (a coupon website) survey of the non-technical U.S. general public:

  • 11% believed HTML wss a sexually-transmitted disease
  • 51% believed a stormy weather condition would affect their access to the Cloud
  • 27% thought a gigabyte was a common insect in South America
  • 18% thought Blu-ray was a marine animal
  • 23% thought an MP3 was a Star Wars robot
  • 12% thought USB is the acronym for a European country
  • 42% said they believed a motherboard was “the deck of a cruise ship”
  • 77% could not identify what SEO means
  • 15% say software is comffortable clothing

However, 61% of the 2,392 respondents (18 and older) all thought it was important to have a good knowledge of technology.

That explains why in ZDNet’s Oracle’s Next Chapter: The Autonomous Database and the DBA (https://www.zdnet.com/article/oracles-next-chapter-the-autonomous-database-and-the-dba/) takes a bit of chewing to understand that when a vendor says “you’ll save $250K by moving to the Cloud,” that’s akin to someone saying, “You’ll save $40,000 by not buying a car, but renting it at $40/day from Hertz/Avis/Thrifty/Dollar.”

Well, yes, but not quite.  Rental agencies have those add-ons such as a Collision Damage Waiver, which can be thought of as the same as that 15% mandatory support fee needed on top of the core/sizing/machine-size fee, providing coverage in case something goes awry (or buggy, or BSOD’s for no known reason.)

And simply, if you stop paying, you don’t have a car/database/middleware/website.  If you do decide to opt for the rent-to-own option, just like the ubiquitous furniture rentals used by many seasoned relocation workers, doing so does cost much more than buying the furniture outright (but you don’t have to move it, and you get to turn it in, and trade-up or down when you wish, subject to the terms of your rental agreement.)

[Terms are important, as you will notice in the new Cloud On-Premise agreement, it does have a 4-year minimum term – similar to a limited term car lease.  And it comes with an early termination cost. And similarly it has “limited mileage” conditions, which if you go over your CPU/sizing/feature limits, you’ll simply be billed extra for that.  Convenience has costs.]

An autonomous database at this stage is similar to self-driving cars – given super-precise limitations, on a controlled environment, with well-defined conditions, yes, the Optimizer stays within the lanes and keeps the database engine humming along. Whence the odd situation is encountered, back to the driver/DBA to figure out what to-do and what went wrong.

The LA TImes article:
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-1-10-americans-html-std-study-finds-20140304-story.html

The full VoucherCloud.net survey results:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9HJeR-F9NIeczNDb2hVb2p6UTQ/edit

In closing, in case you missed it, Japan created a banana with edible peels: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/edible-peel-bananas-created-japan-food-spd/

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R12.1 R12.2 Oracle eBusiness Suite – Moving FNDLOAD files by script

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Most administrators become familiar with the FNDLOAD utility ($FND_TOP/bin/FNDLOAD) which is used to move various objects between instances that have been defined and set up using the front-end (Menus, FlexField setups, Users, Alerts, Concurrent Programs, et.al.)

Yes, you can manually re-enter all that information using the front-end forms and OAF pages, but you do have a utility to do that for you: FNDLOAD.

Typing FNDLOAD by itself with no parameters gives you a general idea of what kinds of parameters it takes:

You have not provided the required arguments for this program.
Usage: FNDLOAD logon 0 Y mode configfile datafile [ entity [ param ... ] ]

where
logon is username/password[@connect]
mode is either UPLOAD or DOWNLOAD
configfile is the configuration file
datafile is the data file
entity is an entity name, or - to specify all values in an upload
param is a NAME=VALUE string used for parameter substitution

But you can, like most of these utilities, create a script wrapper which makes the process more driven to support repetitive change migrations.

Here’s an example using many of the various parameters in a format that simply downloads the object from the source instance and uploads the resulting *.ldt file into the target instance.  Just comment out things you don’t want (or isn’t supported by your particular EBS version) and add new objects as they become supported by FNDLOAD in the future.

# $1 FRSID From Instance sample: apps/apps@DEV1.world
# $2 TYPE: CONC Concurrent Program
# RGRP Request Group
# FORM Form Function
# FDFF Descriptive FlexField
# VSET FND Value Set
# MENU Menu
# ALRT Oracle Alert
# FLDR Folder
# MESG Oracle Message
# LKUP Lookup Values
# USER FND User
# RPROF Responsibility Profile Level
# PROF Profile with no Level specific
# RSET RequestSet
# RSLK RequestSet Links
# RESP Responsibility
# FPER Form Personalization
# XMLT XML Template
# XLAD XLA Definitions
# WADIINTG Web ADI Integrator
# WADILAYO Web ADI Layout
# WADIMAPC Web ADI Mapping Code
# WADISTYL Web ADI Style
# PJSTAT Project Statuses
# ATTCAT Attachment Categories
# $3 OBJECT Object Short Name, Function Name, Responsibility Key, Etc.
# $4 APPL_SN Application ShortName
# $5 TOSID Destination Instance sample: apps/apps@DEV2.world
#
FRSID=$1
ATYP=$2
AOBJ="$3"
AASN=$4
TOSID=$5

fpwd=`echo $FRSID|awk '{FS="/"} {print $2}'|awk '{FS="@"} {print $1}'`
fsid=`echo $FRSID|awk '{FS="@"} {print toupper($2)}'`

tpwd=`echo $TOSID|awk '{FS="/"} {print $2}'|awk '{FS="@"} {print $1}'`
tsid=`echo $TOSID|awk '{FS="@"} {print toupper($2)}'`


fdbline=`tnsping $fsid|awk '/Attempting/ {print $0}'`
ffullhname=`echo $fdbline|awk '{print $5}'|awk '{FS="="} {print $4}'|awk '{FS=")"} {print $1}'`
fhport=`echo $fdbline|awk '{print $5}'|awk '{FS="="} {print $5}'|awk '{FS=")"} {print $1}'`
fhname=`echo $ffullhname|awk '{print $1}'|awk '{FS="."} {print $1}'`

tdbline=`tnsping $tsid|awk '/Attempting/ {print $0}'`
tfullhname=`echo $tdbline|awk '{print $5}'|awk '{FS="="} {print $4}'|awk '{FS=")"} {print $1}'`
thport=`echo $tdbline|awk '{print $5}'|awk '{FS="="} {print $5}'|awk '{FS=")"} {print $1}'`
thname=`echo $tfullhname|awk '{print $1}'|awk '{FS="."} {print $1}'`


tdbline=`tnsping $tsid|awk '/Attempting/ {print $0}'`
tfullhname=`echo $tdbline|awk '{print $5}'|awk '{FS="="} {print $4}'|awk '{FS=")"} {print $1}'`
thport=`echo $tdbline|awk '{print $5}'|awk '{FS="="} {print $5}'|awk '{FS=")"} {print $1}'`
thname=`echo $tfullhname|awk '{print $1}'|awk '{FS="."} {print $1}'`

sqlsmt=""
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" select 'XMLT:'||DS_APP_SHORT_NAME||':'||DATA_SOURCE_CODE||': '"
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" from xdo.xdo_templates_b "
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" where template_code = '"$AOBJ"' "
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" and application_short_name = '"$AASN"';"
sqlout=`echo $sqlsmt | sqlplus -s $FRSID`

DSASN=`echo $sqlout|awk '{FS=":"} {print $5}'`
DSCODE=`echo $sqlout|awk '{FS=":"} {print $6}'`

rtime=`date +%m%d%H%M%S`

if (test $ATYP = "CONC") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcpprog.lct "$AOBJ".ldt PROGRAM APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=$AASN CONCURRENT_PROGRAM_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcpprog.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "FORM") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afsload.lct "$AOBJ".ldt FUNCTION FUNCTION_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afsload.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "ATTCAT") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afattach.lct "$AOBJ".ldt FND_DOCUMENT_CATEGORIES CATEGORY_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afattach.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "RGRP") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcpreqg.lct "$AOBJ".ldt REQUEST_GROUP APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=$AASN REQUEST_GROUP_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcpreqg.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "FDFF") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct "$AOBJ".ldt DESC_FLEX APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=$AASN DESCRIPTIVE_FLEXFIELD_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "VSET") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct "$AOBJ".ldt VALUE_SET FLEX_VALUE_SET_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "MENU") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afsload.lct "$AOBJ".ldt MENU MENU_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afsload.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=REPLACE
elif (test $ATYP = "ALRT") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $ALR_TOP/patch/115/import/alr.lct "$AOBJ".ldt ALR_ALERTS APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=$AASN ALERT_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $ALR_TOP/patch/115/import/alr.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "FLDR") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/fndfold.lct "$AOBJ".ldt FND_FOLDERS NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/fndfold.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "MESG") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afmdmsg.lct "$AOBJ".ldt FND_NEW_MESSAGES APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=$AASN MESSAGE_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afmdmsg.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "LKUP") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/aflvmlu.lct "$AOBJ".ldt FND_LOOKUP_TYPE APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=$AASN LOOKUP_TYPE="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/aflvmlu.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "USER") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscursp.lct "$AOBJ".ldt FND_USER USER_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscursp.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "PROF") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscprof.lct "$AOBJ".ldt PROFILE APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=$AASN PROFILE_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscprof.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "RPROF") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD afscprofr.lct "$AOBJ".ldt PROFILE APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=$AASN PROFILE_NAME="$AOBJ" FND_PROFILE_OPTION_VALUES LEV="10003"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscprof.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "RSET") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcprset.lct "$AOBJ".ldt REQ_SET REQUEST_SET_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcprset.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcprset.lct "$AOBJ"_LINK.ldt REQ_SET_LINKS REQUEST_SET_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcprset.lct "$AOBJ"_LINK.ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "RELK") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcprset.lct "$AOBJ".ldt REQ_SET_LINKS REQUEST_SET_NAME="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcprset.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "RESP") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscursp.lct "$AOBJ".ldt FND_RESPONSIBILITY RESP_KEY="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscursp.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "FPER") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/affrmcus.lct "$AOBJ".ldt FND_FORM_CUSTOM_RULES function_name="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/affrmcus.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "XMLT") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $XDO_TOP/patch/115/import/xdotmpl.lct "$AOBJ".ldt XDO_DS_DEFINITIONS APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=$AASN DATA_SOURCE_CODE="$DSCODE" TMPL_APP_SHORT_NAME=$DSASN TEMPLATE_CODE="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $XDO_TOP/patch/115/import/xdotmpl.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE

sqlsmt=""
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt"select distinct 'XMLTYPE:'||xdo_file_type||':'||file_content_type||':'||"'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" decode(file_content_type,'application/rtf','rtf', "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" 'text/xml', 'xml', "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" lower(xdo_file_type))||':'||territory||':'||replace(file_name,' ','_')||':' xtype"'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" from xdo.xdo_lobs "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" where application_short_name = '"$AASN"' "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" and lob_type = 'TEMPLATE_SOURCE' "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" and lob_code = '"$AOBJ"'; "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt"exit "'\n'
echo $sqlsmt > $rtime.sql
sqlplus -s $FRSID @$rtime.sql > $rtime.out

for i in `awk '/XMLTYPE/ {print $0}' $rtime.out`
do
ftype=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $2}'`
ctype=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $3}'`
fext=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $4}'`
terr=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $5}'`
filename=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $6}'|awk '{FS="."} {print $1}'`
sname=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $6}'`
if (test $terr = "00") then
fname="TEMPLATE_SOURCE_"$AASN"_"$AOBJ"_en".$fext
else
fname="TEMPLATE_SOURCE_"$AASN"_"$AOBJ"_en_"$terr.$fext
fi
java oracle.apps.xdo.oa.util.XDOLoader DOWNLOAD -DB_USERNAME apps -DB_PASSWORD $fpwd -JDBC_CONNECTION "$fhname:$fhport:$fsid" -APPS_SHORT_NAME $AASN -LOB_TYPE TEMPLATE_SOURCE -LOB_CODE "$AOBJ" -XDO_FILE_TYPE $ftype -FILE_NAME $sname -LANGUAGE en -TERRITORY $terr -LCT_FILE $XDO_TOP/patch/115/import/xdotmpl.lct -LOG_FILE "$filename".log
mv "$fname" "$sname"
java oracle.apps.xdo.oa.util.XDOLoader UPLOAD -DB_USERNAME apps -DB_PASSWORD $tpwd -JDBC_CONNECTION "$thname:$thport:$tsid" -APPS_SHORT_NAME $AASN -LOB_TYPE TEMPLATE_SOURCE -LOB_CODE "$AOBJ" -XDO_FILE_TYPE $ftype -FILE_CONTENT_TYPE "$ctype" -FILE_NAME "$sname" -LANGUAGE en -TERRITORY $terr -LCT_FILE $XDO_TOP/patch/115/import/xdotmpl.lct -LDT_FILE "$AOBJ".ldt -DRVX_FILE "$AOBJ".drvx -LOG_FILE "$filename".log -CUSTOM_MODE FORCE
done
elif (test $ATYP = "XMLD") then
sqlsmt=""
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt"select distinct 'XMLTYPE:'||xdo_file_type||':'||file_content_type||':'||"'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" decode(file_content_type,'application/rtf','rtf', "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" 'text/xml', 'xml', "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" lower(xdo_file_type))||':'||territory||':'||replace(file_name,' ','_')||':' xtype"'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" from xdo.xdo_lobs "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" where application_short_name = '"$AASN"' "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" and lob_type = 'DATA_TEMPLATE' "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" and lob_code = '"$AOBJ"'; "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt"exit "'\n'
echo $sqlsmt > $rtime.sql
sqlplus -s $FRSID @$rtime.sql > $rtime.out

for i in `awk '/XMLTYPE/ {print $0}' $rtime.out`
do
ftype=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $2}'`
ctype=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $3}'`
fext=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $4}'`
terr=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $5}'`
filename=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $6}'|awk '{FS="."} {print $1}'`
sname=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $6}'`
fname="DATA_TEMPLATE_"$AASN"_$AOBJ"
java oracle.apps.xdo.oa.util.XDOLoader DOWNLOAD -DB_USERNAME apps -DB_PASSWORD $fpwd -JDBC_CONNECTION "$fhname:$fhport:$fsid" -APPS_SHORT_NAME $AASN -LOB_TYPE DATA_TEMPLATE -LOB_CODE "$AOBJ" -XDO_FILE_TYPE $ftype -FILE_NAME $sname -LANGUAGE en -TERRITORY $terr -LCT_FILE $XDO_TOP/patch/115/import/xdotmpl.lct -LDT_FILE "$AOBJ".ldt -DRVX_FILE "$AOBJ".drvx -LOG_FILE "$filename".log
mv "$fname".xml "$sname"
java oracle.apps.xdo.oa.util.XDOLoader UPLOAD -DB_USERNAME apps -DB_PASSWORD $tpwd -JDBC_CONNECTION "$thname:$thport:$tsid" -LOB_TYPE DATA_TEMPLATE -LOB_CODE "$AOBJ" -XDO_FILE_TYPE $ftype -FILE_NAME "$sname" -APPS_SHORT_NAME $AASN -LANGUAGE en -TERRITORY US -LCT_FILE $XDO_TOP/patch/115/import/xdotmpl.lct -LDT_FILE "$AOBJ".ldt -DRVX_FILE "$AOBJ".drvx -LOG_FILE "$filename".log -CUSTOM_MODE FORCE
done
# WADIINTG Web ADI Integrator
# WADILAYO Web ADI Layout
# WADIMAPC Web ADI Mapping Code
# WADISTYL Web ADI Style
elif (test $ATYP = "WADIINTG") then
# FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $BNE_TOP/patch/115/import/bneint.lct "$AOBJ".ldt BNE_INTEGRATORS INTEGRATOR_ASN=$AASN INTEGRATOR_CODE="$AOBJ"
# FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $BNE_TOP/patch/115/import/bneint.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $BNE_TOP/patch/115/import/bneintegrator.lct "$AOBJ".ldt BNE_INTEGRATORS INTEGRATOR_ASN=$AASN INTEGRATOR_CODE="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $BNE_TOP/patch/115/import/bneintegrator.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "WADILAYO") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $BNE_TOP/patch/115/import/bnelay.lct "$AOBJ".ldt BNE_LAYOUTS LAYOUT_ASN=$AASN LAYOUT_CODE="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $BNE_TOP/patch/115/import/bnelay.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "WADIMAPC") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $BNE_TOP/patch/115/import/bnemap.lct "$AOBJ".ldt BNE_MAPPINGS MAPPING_ASN=$AASN MAPPING_CODE="$AOBJ"
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $BNE_TOP/patch/115/import/bnemap.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "WADISTYL") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $BNE_TOP/patch/115/import/bness.lct "$AOBJ".ldt BNE_STYLESHEETS CONTENT_ASN=$AASN STYLESHEET_CODE="$AOBJ" STYLESHEET_ASN=$AASN
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $BNE_TOP/patch/115/import/bness.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "XLAD") then
sqlsmt=""
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt"select distinct 'APPLID:'||application_id"'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" from applsys.fnd_application "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt" where application_short_name = '"$AASN"'; "'\n'
sqlsmt=$sqlsmt"exit "'\n'
echo $sqlsmt > $rtime.sql
sqlplus -s $FRSID @$rtime.sql > $rtime.out
for i in `awk '/APPLID/ {print $0}' $rtime.out`
do
APPLID=`echo $i|awk '{FS=":"} {print $2}'`
done

FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $MWD_TOP/admin/ldt/xlaaadrule.lct "$AOBJ".ldt XLA_AAD APPLICATION_ID=$APPLID AMB_CONTEXT_CODE=DEFAULT FEDERAL=N
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $MWD_TOP/admin/ldt/xlaaadrule.lct "$AOBJ".ldt XLA_AAD APPLICATION_ID=$APPLID AMB_CONTEXT_CODE=DEFAULT UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
elif (test $ATYP = "PJSTAT") then
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $PA_TOP/patch/115/import/paprjsta.lct "$AOBJ".ldt PA_PROJECT_STATUSES
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $PA_TOP/patch/115/import/paprjsta.lct "$AOBJ".ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $PA_TOP/patch/115/import/paprjsta.lct "$AOBJ"_CONTROLS.ldt PA_PROJECT_STATUS_CONTROLS
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $PA_TOP/patch/115/import/paprjsta.lct "$AOBJ"_CONTROLS.ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
FNDLOAD $FRSID 0 Y DOWNLOAD $PA_TOP/patch/115/import/pacinest.lct "$AOBJ"_ALLOW.ldt PA_NEXT_ALLOW_STATUSES
FNDLOAD $TOSID 0 Y UPLOAD $PA_TOP/patch/115/import/pacinest.lct "$AOBJ"_ALLOW.ldt UPLOAD_MODE=REPLACE CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE
fi
rm $rtime.sql
rm $rtime.out
#chmod 777 *.log
#chmod 777 *.rtf
#chmod 777 *.ldt
#chmod 777 *.xml

R12.2 eBusiness Suite EBS – During ADOP phase = prepare data dictionary corruption missing parent

Adop-PrepareDuring an online patching session with ADOP, when the prepare phase checks the data dictionary integrity, you receive the following error:

R12.2 eBusiness Suite EBS – During ADOP phase = prepare data dictionary corruption missing parent:
Verifying data dictionary.
[UNEXPECTED]Data dictionary corrupted:
[UNEXPECTED]Data dictionary corruption – missing parent
1416131 ORA$BASE APPS BPA_GUIDED_PICKING SYNONYM
1416121 ORA$BASE APPS CO_CLIPPERSHIP_INTERFACE SYNONYM
1416132 ORA$BASE APPS BPA_PRINT_GUIDED_PICK_LABELS SYNONYM
1416128 ORA$BASE APPS GEM_ESIG_INQUIRY_CORE SYNONYM
[UNEXPECTED]Data dictionary corruption detected. Provide details to
[UNEXPECTED]Oracle Support and ask for a bug to be opened against the
[UNEXPECTED]Online Patching component of Oracle Application Install.

[STATEMENT] Please run adopscanlog utility, using the command

“adopscanlog -latest=yes”

Issue:

The corruption is detected with the $AD_TOP/sql/ADZDDBCC.sql scriptis executed just prior to setting up the ADOP session.  This is also a mandatory check performed during pre-upgrade readiness checking for R12.2 upgrades.

Solution:

There is a rudimentary, but effective script supplied in $AD_TOP/patch/115/sql named adzddmpfix.sql (and a number of other adzd___ named scripts that address other data dictionary issues, such as the common TimeZone timestamp issues (Doc ID 2017686.1))

This script is run as SYS and requires all middle-tier services to be shutdown because it’s rebuilding all of the APPS synonyms for objects and recompiling afterwards.

sqlplus “/ as sysdba” @$AD_TOP/patch/115/sql/adzddmpfix.sql

REM $Header: adzddmpfix.sql 120.0.12020000.3 2015/09/14 10:10:32 sstomar noship$
REM dbdrv: none
REM +======================================================================+
REM | Copyright (c) 2005, 2015 Oracle and/or its affiliates. |
REM | All rights reserved. |
REM | Version 12.0.0 |
REM +======================================================================+
REM | FILENAME
REM | adzddmpfix.sql
REM |
REM | DESCRIPTION
REM | Warning: this script is an experimental workaround to the Oracle
REM | Database data Dictionary “missing parent” corruption described in
REM | Bug 20627866. This bug currently has no other known fix, but this
REM | script will repair the problem sufficiently to allow adop to continue
REM | executing.
REM |
REM | Warning: You must be connected as SYSDBA with application services
REM | shutdown to run this script
REM | Usage:
REM | sqlplus / as sysdba
REM | @adzddmpfix.sql
REM |
REM |
REM +=======================================================================+

Sample output:

SQL> @adzddmpfix.sql
“—- Fixing Data Dictionary Corruptions (missing parent) —-”

4 rows deleted.

Commit complete.

System altered.

“—- Compiling invalids —-”

Don’t forget to re-run the $AD_TOP/sql/ADZDDBCC.sql script to identify whether the data dictionary corruption is still present afterwards.

 

Oracle eBusiness Suite R12.2.7 – New Features/Just the Facts

r1227_new_feat.banner
Oracle e-Business Suite R12.2.7 Released

Oracle eBusiness Suite R12.2.7 – New Features/Just the Facts

Full PDF Presentation here – Oracle eBusiness Suite R1227_Highlights_jlui

Summary Based Upon Presentation by Cliff Godwin, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 Highlights, September 2017 – Watch the video here.

Roadmap [image]

iProcurement 12.2.7

  • Auto-Suggest Catalog Items
  • New Supplier Creation Flow for Non-Catalog & Contractors
  • New Supplier Creation Flow for Spot Buys
  • Show Procurement Activities to Requesters
  • New Requester Notifications for P.O. Status Updates
  • Simplified Shopping Cart UI

Auto-Suggested Catalog Items [image]

Supplier On-boarding Flow [image]

Supplier Creation Flow for Spot Buys [image]

PO Information to Requesters [image]

Purchasing / Contracts 12.2.7

  • Purchasing
    • Automated Grouping of Multiple Requests to PO’s
    • Validate Agreement Line Amounts During Order/Release Submission
  • Procurement Contracts
    • Content Search
  • Procurement Command Center
    • Partial Searches / Snippet Preview

PO Requisition Auto-Grouping [image]

PO Line Amount Validation [image]

Contracts Content Search [image]

iSupplier / Supplier Lifecycle Mgt

  • Improved Automatic Recurring Assessments
  • Contact and Address Purpose and Associated Notifications
  • Visibility of Dynamic Supplier Lists

Supplier LCM – Recurring Assessments [image]

Supplier LCM / iSupplier Portal [image]

Project Procurement 12.2.7

  • Support for Technical Specifications
  • Support for Buyer Notes
  • Support for Descriptive Flexfields
  • Planning by Need-By Date
  • Change History Page UX Enhancements

Projects 12.2.7

  • Project Costing
    • Calculate Overtime Labor for Work-Based Timecard Layouts
  • Project Planning & Control
    • Work Plan Lifecycle
  • Advanced Project Planning & Controls
    • Support for Unit Rate Contract Schedule of Values

PP&C Workplan Lifecycle [image]

AP&C Unit Rate Contracts [image]

Order Management 12.2.7

  • Order Management
    • Milestone Billing
    • Manual Item Substitution After Booking
    • Schedule Order Enhancements
  • Quoting
    • Quote Status Flow by OU; Defaults, Updates
  • iStore
    • Order Type per Specialty Site; Email Notification Style
  • Customer Hub
    • Enhanced Party Merge

OM: Milestone Billing [image]

Quote Status Flow by OU [image]

Logistics / Inventory 12.2.7

  • Inventory / WMS
    • Material Workbench UI
    • Enhanced Receiving & Shipping UI
    • Enhanced Shipping / Oracle Transportation Mgt Integration
  • Material Supply Chain Administration (MSCA)
    • Label Reprints by Any User; Default Org on Login

Material Workbench UI

Manufacturing 12.2.7

  • Discrete MES
    • Enhanced Supervisor Review of Operator Times
    • Express Complete for Related Job Operations
  • Process Manufacturing
    • Automated Time-Based Sampling
  • Cost Management
    • Accrual Reconciliation for Inventories

Express Complete for Related Job Operations

Automated Time-Based Sampling

Value Chain Planning 12.2.7

  • Functional Security for ADF UI’s
  • Org & Function Security in Supply & Service Parts Planning ADF Work Areas
  • Production Scheduling of Phantoms

Org & Function Security

Asset Lifecycle Management 12.2.7

  • Enterprise Asset Management
    • Work Order Mass Updates
    • Generate Preventative Maintenance Work Order Report
    • Operation Completion as Mandated
    • Add Supplier Info for Work Order Directives
  • Installed Base
    • WebADI for Extended Attributes

WebADI for Installed Base Extended Attributes

Service 12.2.7

  • Advanced Scheduling
    • Add Resource Cost Factoring
  • Spares Mgt
    • Error Packing and Shipping Instructions for Parts Requirements; Copy Requirements to Internal Orders
  • Field Service
    • Self-Assign Labor Debrief Checklist Consolidated Debrief
  • TeleService
    • Enhanced UI’s
  • Depot Repair / Depot Info Discovery
    • Improved Graphs, Drilldowns

Depot Repair Information Discovery

Channel Revenue Management 12.2.7

  • Multi-Currency Approval Rule for Claims
  • Standalone Installation Support

Channel Revenue Mgt Standalone Support [image]

Human Capital Management 12.2.7

  • Time & Labor
    • Timecard Entry for Terminated Employees
    • Timekeeper Grouping by Supervisor
    • OT Calc for Project Work-Based Layout
  • Payroll
    • Dynamic Assignment Sets UI/WebADI
  • Learning Management
    • Test Overview for Online Assessments
    • Certification-Only Classes

Payroll Dynamic Assignment Sets [image]

Learning Mgt: Online Assessments [image]

ATG OAF User Experience 12.2.7

  • Administrator Personalizations
    • Admin Personalization Workbench
    • Themes
  • End-User Interactions
    • HGrid Column Freeze
    • Add to Favorites via Icons
    • Enhanced Look-Ahead LOV’s
    • Enhanced Attachments

OAF Roadmap 12.2.x [image]

Admin Personalization Workbench [image]

OAF Themes [image]

Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Networking Opportunity Events #OOW17

Oracle Openworld and JavaONE 2017 Banner Image
Register for Oracle Openworld and JavaONE 2017 https://www.oracle.com/openworld/index.html

Where I can keep track of the special events (note: these are not “parties” as so many people are misled to believe – you should expect to be contacted by dozens of sales and account professionals at each event) at OOW.  To attend one of these events:

  1. You’re registered as an OpenWorld Attendee.
  2. You’re either a prospect, customer, or goodwill contact for the host. That means you actually contact the host and ask to attend before OOW.
  3. You visit the host’s booth at OpenWorld in order to pick up whatever is required for entry and get to know what the host actually does.
  4. Do not just show up at the event and attempt to “crash” it – fair warning. You will be sold Oracle products and consulting, and like it, and start telling all your friends about it and be assimilated.

From 2016 – still being confirmed:

Visit all those vendors and make them feel welcomed this year!

http://www.7×7.com/eat-drink/ultimate-foodie-tour-ferry-building

Oracle OpenWorld Fun Community Events
There are 3 community events at OOW this year,

  1. A guided bike tour hosted by Oracle’s PL/SQL and cycling guru, Bryn Llewelyn on Saturday, September 30th at 10 a.m.
  2. A run across the Golden Gate Bridge hosted by the SQL Dev team on Sunday, October 1st at 7:30 a.m.
  3. 6th annual swim in the San Francisco Bay hosted by Oracle ACE Director Chet Justice on Monday, October 2th at 7:30 a.m.

The 2016 List of OOW Events

The 2015 List of OOW Events

The 2014 List of OOW Events

The 2013 List of OOW Events

The 2012 List of OOW Events

Oaktable 2017 will also be at OOW Again!

How To Get Those Customizations to Work Correctly with Oracle EBS R12.2 Editioning (EBR)

Oracle e-Business Suite R12.2 Overview of Edition-Based Redefinition (EBR) in 11gR2 databases.
Oracle e-Business Suite R12.2 Overview of Edition-Based Redefinition (EBR) in 11gR2 databases.

Scenario:
Creating a new view based upon the AP.AP_SUPPLIERS table to reside in a new XXCUSTOMSCHEMA.

If you attempt the simple:

create or replace force view XXCUSTOMSCHEMA.AP_SUPPLIER_NEW_V
as
SELECT *
FROM ap.ap_suppliers ;

It works, but your data and table definition may change whenever patching editions are in-play.

If you attempt to just reference the editioned object instead:

create or replace force view XXCUSTOMSCHEMA.AP_SUPPLIER_NEW_V
as
SELECT *
FROM ap.ap_suppliers# /* or the preferred apps.ap_suppliers synonym */

You will receive the ominous ORA-38818: illegal reference to editioned object error message.

What’s missing? The XXCUSTOMSCHEMA isn’t recognized as an edition-friendly schema by Oracle’s e-Business Suite (nor the database), yet.

Create your XXCUSTOMSCHEMA in the usual way:

create user XXCUSTOMSCHEMA
identified by (password)
default tablespace USERS
temporary tablepace TEMP
profile DEFAULT
account UNLOCK;

/* as APPS user */

exec FND_ORACLE_USER_PKG.LOAD_ROW(‘XXCUSTOMSCHEMA’, ‘CUSTOM’, ‘INVALID’, NULL, ‘N’, ‘B’);

/* as SYSTEM user */

alter session set current_schema=APPS;
exec AD_ZD_PREP.ENABLE_CUSTOM_USER(‘XXCUSTOMSCHEMA’);

/* Create your SELECT grants to the editioned objects as APPS user */

grant select on ap.ap_suppliers#  to XXCUSTOMSCHEMA;

/* Create your custom view referencing the APPS synonym – which points to the editioned object */

create or replace force view XXCUSTOMSCHEMA.AP_SUPPLIER_NEW_V
as
SELECT *
FROM apps.ap_suppliers ;

This is the same process when creating procedures and functions with the usual caveat that unless it’s a 12c database, you cannot create materialized views on the editioned objects.

For the 11gR2 EBS users, you would stick with the existing non-editioned table object reference:

CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW APPS.XXAP_SUPPLIER_NEW_MV
(
vendor_id,
vendor_name
)
AS
SELECT aps.vendor_id, aps.vendor_name
FROM ap.ap_suppliers aps;

/* The owning schema for the materialized view must have CREATE TABLE, VIEW AND INDEX privileges on the destination tablespace */

Setup and Install the Oracle EBS Integrated SOA Gateway for R12.2.x

https://blogs.oracle.com/ebusinesssuiteintegration
1317697.1Functional Diagram of the Integrated SOA Gateway in Oracle e-Business Suite

Registering the Integrated SOA Gateway included in the Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2.x instances is actually reasonably simple, but the documents make it sound much worse than it really is, simply by being several hundred pages of documentation.

The reason to do this is to expose the RESTful services interface for EBS so that other web applications can do useful things, such as check usernames for validity, lookup business process (workflow) statuses, and even query for completion of processes, such as concurrent programs.  The built-in library of accessable Services is quite vast and enables lots of interconnectivity with other applications.

This is also useful if you happen to be extending the application using the Mobile Application Framework, which allows you to build custom applications for mobile devices that access all the various EBS functionalities.

References:
NOTE:1311068.1 – Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2
NOTE:1317697.1 – Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Troubleshooting Guide, Release 12.2

Before commencing, have the following prepared:
Unlock the ASADMIN (FND_USER) account and set the password so that it can login without a change password challenge (no expiry. required.
APPS password
Weblogic password
IP Address of ApplTier Host
Ports for ApplTier Host (both base port and WLS console – e.g. 8000 7001)
Your base port is the one in your usual EBS URL and the WLS console URL can be determined via Oracle Application Manager in the Site Map link for Weblogic Administration.
Services will be interrupted by bounce twice (2X) during installation.
Installation takes about 45 minutes to complete.

====================================  Start of SOA Integration Steps
#Register new Internal SOA Gateway Configuration

itsrv33m [/export/home/dbausr/oradev] ant -f $JAVA_TOP/oracle/apps/fnd/txk/util/txkSoaConfigUtility.xml
Buildfile: $COMMON_TOP/java/classes/oracle/apps/fnd/txk/util/txkSoaConfigUtility.xml
checkenvset:
getServerDetails:
[input] Enter Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console URL (host:port) :
[FQWLSHostname:port]
[input] Enter Oracle WebLogic Server Admin User Name :  [weblogic]
getWLSAdminPasswordUnix:
echoON:
[input] Enter the password for user weblogic :
echoOFF:
getWLSAdminPasswordWindows:
getPasswordUnix:
echoON:
[input] Enter the password for user apps :
echoOFF:
getPasswordWindows:
getASADMINUser:
[input] Enter the ASADMIN user name :  [ASADMIN]
getASADMINPasswordUnix:
echoON:
[input] Enter the password for user ASADMIN :
echoOFF:
getASADMINPasswordWindows:
getSOAServerDetails:
[input] Enter SOA Server  Hostname : (hostname.domain)
[FQEBShostname]
itsrv36m.mwd.h2o
[input] Enter External URL of SOA Suite SOA Managed Server (protocol://managed_server_hostname:managed_server_port) :
http://%5BFQEBShostname%5D:%5Bport%5D

[input] Enter Internal URL of SOA Suite SOA Managed Server (protocol://managed_server_hostname:managed_server_port) :
http://%5BFQEBShostname%5D:%5Bport%5D

[input] Enter External URL of SOA Suite Admin Server (protocol://admin_server_hostname:admin_server_port) :
http://%5BFQWLSHostname:port%5D

commonArgs:
checkRequiredJars:
getDbcFile:
ValidateASADMINConnection:
getJDBCURL:
addASADMINToFNDVault:
[echo] ********************************************************************
[echo]                  Adding/Updating ASADMIN user in fnd_vault
[echo] ********************************************************************
[echo] Connecting to the EBS database using below properties
[echo] User: apps
[echo] JDBC Url: jdbc:oracle:thin:@(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=YES)(FAILOVER=YES)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=[FQhostname])(PORT=1521)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVICE_NAME=[$ORACLE_SID])))
[sql] Executing commands
[sql] 0 rows affected
[sql] 1 of 1 SQL statements executed successfully
[echo] Sucessfully Added/Updated ASADMIN in fnd_vault
createUserCredUpdationScript:
executeUserCredUpdationUnix:
[exec]
[exec] CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH
[exec]
[exec] Initializing WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) …
[exec]
[exec] Welcome to WebLogic Server Administration Scripting Shell
[exec]
[exec] Type help() for help on available commands
[exec]
[exec]
[exec] Connecting to server using username:weblogic url:[SOAhost:port]
[exec]
[exec] Connecting to t3://[SOAhost:port] with userid weblogic …
[exec] Successfully connected to Admin Server ‘AdminServer’ that belongs to domain ‘EBS_domain_[ORACLE_SID]’.
[exec]
[exec] Warning: An insecure protocol was used to connect to the
[exec] server. To ensure on-the-wire security, the SSL port or
[exec] Admin port should be used instead.
[exec]
[exec] Creating user ASADMIN
[exec] Sucessfully created user ASADMIN
[delete] Deleting: $INST_TOP/logs/appl/rgf/TXK/updateuser_02_November_2016_08_17_38.py
executeUserCredUpdationWindows:
updateWLSuser:
updateSoaContextVariables:
[echo]  Updating Context Variable s_soa_external_url
[echo]  Updating Context Variable s_soa_internal_url
[echo]  Updating Context Variable s_soa_admin_url
runAutoconfigUnix:
[echo]  Running Autoconfig
[exec] Enter the APPS user password:
[exec]
[exec] The log file for this session is located at: $INST_TOP/admin/log/[session#]/adconfig.log
[exec]
[exec] AutoConfig is configuring the Applications environment…
[exec]
[exec] AutoConfig will consider the custom templates if present.
[exec]     Using CONFIG_HOME location     : $INST_TOP
[exec]     Classpath                   :
[exec]
[exec]     Using Context file          : $CONTEXT_FILE
[exec]
[exec] Context Value Management will now update the Context file
[exec]
[exec]     Updating Context file…COMPLETED
[exec]
[exec]     Attempting upload of Context file and templates to database…COMPLETED
[exec]
[exec] Configuring templates from all of the product tops…
[exec]     Configuring AD_TOP……..COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring FND_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring ICX_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring MSC_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring IEO_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring BIS_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring CZ_TOP……..COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring AMS_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring CCT_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring WSH_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring CLN_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring OKE_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring OKL_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring OKS_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring CSF_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring IBY_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring JTF_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring MWA_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring CN_TOP……..COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring CSI_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring WIP_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring CSE_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring EAM_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring GMF_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring PON_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring FTE_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring ONT_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring AR_TOP……..COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring AHL_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring IES_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring OZF_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring CSD_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]     Configuring IGC_TOP…….COMPLETED
[exec]
[exec] AutoConfig completed successfully.
runAutoconfigWindows:
setEBSProfiles:
[echo]  Updating Profile  FND_SERVER_DESKTOP_USER
[java] Nov 02, 2016 8:21:24 AM oracle.apps.fnd.txk.util.TXKFMWGenericConfigUtility readPasswordFromStdin
[java] INFO: Enter APPS Password:
[echo]  Updating Profile FND_SERVER_SEC
[java] Nov 02, 2016 8:21:26 AM oracle.apps.fnd.txk.util.TXKFMWGenericConfigUtility readPasswordFromStdin
[java] INFO: Enter APPS Password:
[echo]  Updating Profile FND_SERVER_IP_SEC
[java] Nov 02, 2016 8:21:28 AM oracle.apps.fnd.txk.util.TXKFMWGenericConfigUtility readPasswordFromStdin
[java] INFO: Enter APPS Password:
[echo]  Updating Profile FND_SQLNET_ACCESS
[java] Nov 02, 2016 8:21:29 AM oracle.apps.fnd.txk.util.TXKFMWGenericConfigUtility readPasswordFromStdin
[java] INFO: Enter APPS Password:

ebsConfigForSOA:

BUILD SUCCESSFUL
Total time: 6 minutes 36 seconds
# Verify new Profile Option Settings
SQL Statement which produced this data:
/* Formatted on 11/17/2016 7:07:54 AM (QP5 v5.300) */
SELECT n.user_profile_option_name              NAME,
TO_CHAR (v.last_update_date, ‘DD-MON-RR’)”Last Updated”,
DECODE (v.level_id,
10001, ‘Site’,
10002, ‘Application’,
10003, ‘Responsibility’,
10004, ‘User’,
10005, ‘Server’,
10007, ‘SERVRESP’,
v.level_id)
LEVEL_SET,
DECODE (TO_CHAR (v.level_id),
‘10001’, ”,
‘10002’, app.application_short_name,
‘10003’, rsp.responsibility_key,
‘10005’, svr.node_name,
‘10006’, org.name,
‘10004’, usr.user_name,
‘10007’, v.LEVEL_VALUE2,
‘UnDef’)
“CONTEXT”,
v.profile_option_value                  VALUE
FROM fnd_profile_options      p,
fnd_profile_option_values v,
fnd_profile_options_tl   n,
fnd_user                 usr,
fnd_application          app,
fnd_responsibility       rsp,
fnd_nodes                svr,
hr_operating_units       org
WHERE     p.profile_option_id = v.profile_option_id(+)
AND p.profile_option_name = n.profile_option_name
AND UPPER (p.profile_option_name) IN (‘FND_SERVER_DESKTOP_USER’,
‘FND_SERVER_SEC’,
‘FND_SERVER_IP_SEC’,
‘FND_SQLNET_ACCESS’)
AND n.language = ‘US’
/* Use for Friendly PONs e.g. MO: Security Option
AND UPPER (n.user_profile_option_name) =
UPPER (”)
*/
AND usr.user_id(+) = v.level_value
AND rsp.application_id(+) = v.level_value_application_id
AND rsp.responsibility_id(+) = v.level_value
AND app.application_id(+) = v.level_value
AND svr.node_id(+) = v.level_value
AND org.organization_id(+) = v.level_value
ORDER BY v.last_update_date DESC;

NAME|Last Updated|LEVEL_SET|CONTEXT|VALUE
FND: Desktop Nodes allowed|02-NOV-16|User|ASADMIN|[FQhostname]

NAME|Last Updated|LEVEL_SET|CONTEXT|VALUE
SQLNet Access|02-NOV-16|Site||ALLOW_RESTRICTED

NAME|Last Updated|LEVEL_SET|CONTEXT|VALUE
FND: Validate IP address|02-NOV-16|Site||D

NAME|Last Updated|LEVEL_SET|CONTEXT|VALUE
FND: Validate User Type|02-NOV-16|Site||D

# Bounce certain services (minimizes downtime – can also bounce everything)
cd $ADMIN_SCRIPTS_HOME

admanagedsrvctl.sh stop oafm_server1
admanagedsrvctl.sh start oafm_server1
admanagedsrvctl.sh stop oacore_server1
admanagedsrvctl.sh start oacore_server1
[etc for any other oacore servers]

#Verify registered payload Class ID (ensures payload can be accessed)
SQL Statement which produced this data:
SELECT class_id
FROM fnd_irep_classes
WHERE     UPPER (irep_name) LIKE ‘%EBIZHOMEPAGESERVICE%’
AND class_type = ‘SERVICEBEAN’;

CLASS_ID
[a Number]

#Try downloading the payload for a specific function (Class ID discovered above)
XSD.zip DEV2 URL:  http://%5ByourEBSURL:port%5D/webservices/isgagent/?generatexsd=%5Bthe above number]
XSD.zip

# Configure the ISG BPEL Payload for use by SOA Suite
ant -f $JAVA_TOP/oracle/apps/fnd/bpel/util/txk_integration_packager.xml \ -DIntegration=isg  -DFMWNodeName=itsrv33m.mwd.h2o -DFMWIpAddress=[MT or Virtual host IP]
[echo] Bpel Payload is archived at $INST_TOP/logs/appl/rgf/TXK/EBS_BPEL_payload.zip

# Verify the “new” SOA Node is registred (MWD is just re-using the built in SOA)
SQL Statement which produced this data:
SELECT node_name, server_address, server_id
FROM fnd_nodes
WHERE UPPER(node_name) in(‘[hostname]’);

NODE_NAME|SERVER_ADDRESS|SERVER_ID
[hostname]|[IP address]|3E3B399AEB80184EE0548A507414599D22425228221243006566902023757213

# A Fix for HPUX, if needed, add set +u to the line right after #!/bin/sh
# vi $FMW_HOME/user_projects/domains/EBS_domain_$TWO_TASK/bin/setDomainEnv.sh

. $FMW_HOME/user_projects/domains/EBS_domain_$TWO_TASK/bin/setDomainEnv.sh

# Warning: the following command will immediately shutdown and restart the WLS Managed Services
ant -f $JAVA_TOP/oracle/apps/fnd/txk/util/txkISGConfigurator.xml ebsSetup

# Change default NAME=APPS connection to NAME=ASADMIN in WLS Admin Console.
# (you want to do this to support APPS password changes in the future – the ASADMIN
# password does not have to be disclosed to Developers once the setup is completed – just
# grant the Integrated SOA Gateway Role and Responsibility to users that need to deploy
# various services.

Data Sources -> OAEADatasource -> Configuration -> Connection Pool
[Lock & Edit]
Modify Properties user=APPS -> user=ASADMIN
Enter ASADMIN password in both password fields
[Save] -> [Activate Changes]

If the ASADMIN password is changed in the target EBS instance, then all of the following steps need to be re-executed in order to register the change with SOA:

# Clean out the prior OAEADatasource connections and definitions
Login to WLS Administration Console.
Services -> Data Sources -> [Lock & Edit] -> Select OAEADatasource -> [Delete]
Security Realms -> myrealm -> Providers -> Select IsgAuthenticator -> [Delete]
[Activate Changes]

$] cd $DOMAIN_HOME/config/jdbc
$] rm OAEADatasource-*-jdbc.xml

Repeat the SOA Integration steps again.

Otherwise, attempting REST deployments will receive an error:
Error
java.lang.SecurityException: User: ASADMIN~~[ORACLE_SID], failed to be authenticated.

New OEM 12c/13c Agent Install Won’t Keep Running – Dies After Awhile

Many agents - Copyright by Warner Bros.,The Wachowski Brothers used without permission as educational content.
Agents are often hard to kill, usually. Images Copyright by Warner Bros., The Wachowski Brothers; used without permission as educational content.

OEM agents tend to occupy memory based upon how many targets they have to keep track of in a particular host.  At another organization, we tended to spin up VM’s for each instance environment, so at maximum, a particular agent might have a few hundred targets (especially on an e-Business Suite Applications Tier.)  In those circumstances, the default Java memory settings are probably fine.

In this environment, we run our hosts to death, and on this particular proof-of-concept host, we have 43 instances running on it, with variants of 10g, 11g, and 12c databases combined.

We are doing a fresh install of OEM 12.1.0.5.0 for our POC before setting up the 13c production OMS, and after deploying the agent to this particular database host, the agent would startup fine, run for about 20 or so minutes and then abruptly die without warning.

Re-starts fine, passes the usual tests fine (before the 20 minutes or so goes by) and then dies again.

AGENT_INST=/u01/app/oracle/agent12c/agent_inst

cd $AGENT_INST/bin

./emctl status agent

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 5
Copyright (c) 1996, 2015 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
—————————————————————
Agent Version          : 12.1.0.5.0
OMS Version            : 12.1.0.5.0
Protocol Version       : 12.1.0.1.0
Agent Home             : /u01/app/oracle/agent12c/agent_inst
Agent Log Directory    : /u01/app/oracle/agent12c/agent_inst/sysman/log
Agent Binaries         : /u01/app/oracle/agent12c/core/12.1.0.5.0
Agent Process ID       : 10598
Parent Process ID      : 10499
Agent URL              : https://itsrv33c.mydomain:3872/emd/main/
Local Agent URL in NAT : https://itsrv33c.mydomain:3872/emd/main/
Repository URL         : https://itsrv35g.mydomain:1159/empbs/upload
Started at             : 2016-11-09 09:57:05
Started by user        : oracle
Operating System       : HP-UX version B.11.31 (IA64W)
Last Reload            : (none)
Last successful upload                       : 2016-11-09 10:19:26
Last attempted upload                        : 2016-11-09 10:19:26
Total Megabytes of XML files uploaded so far : 0.2
Number of XML files pending upload           : 0
Size of XML files pending upload(MB)         : 0
Available disk space on upload filesystem    : 16.92%
Collection Status                            : Collections enabled
Heartbeat Status                             : Ok
Last attempted heartbeat to OMS              : 2016-11-09 10:19:53
Last successful heartbeat to OMS             : 2016-11-09 10:19:53
Next scheduled heartbeat to OMS              : 2016-11-09 10:20:53

—————————————————————
Agent is Running and Ready

./emctl pingOMS

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 5
Copyright (c) 1996, 2015 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
—————————————————————
EMD pingOMS completed successfully

$AGENT_INST/sysman/log/gcagent.log contains

—– Wed Nov  9 09:39:43 2016::26900::Agent Launched with PID 27336 at time Wed
Nov  9 09:39:43 2016 —–
—– Wed Nov  9 09:39:43 2016::27336::Time elapsed between Launch of Watchdog p
rocess and execing EMAgent is 34 secs —–
2016-11-09 09:39:44,287 [1:main] WARN – Missing filename for log handler ‘wsm’
2016-11-09 09:39:44,302 [1:main] WARN – Missing filename for log handler ‘opss’
2016-11-09 09:39:44,305 [1:main] WARN – Missing filename for log handler ‘opsscf
g’
Agent is going down due to an OutOfMemoryError
—– Wed Nov  9 09:40:06 2016::26900::Checking status of EMAgent : 27336 —–
—– Wed Nov  9 09:40:06 2016::26900::EMAgent exited at Wed Nov  9 09:40:06 201
6 with return value 57. —–
—– Wed Nov  9 09:40:06 2016::26900::EMAgent will be restarted because of an O
ut of Memory Exception. —–
—– Wed Nov  9 09:40:06 2016::26900::writeAbnormalExitTimestampToAgntStmp: exi
tCause=OOM : restartRequired=1 —–
—– Wed Nov  9 09:40:06 2016::26900::Restarting EMAgent. —–

That means, the agent is starting, then stopping, then restarting, then stopping (aka “thrashing”)

Take a look for the running agent daemon at the OS level:

ps -ef | grep agent12c
oracle 26900     1  0 09:39:09 pts/0     0:00 /u01/app/oracle/agent12c/core/12.1.0.5.0/perl/bin/perl /u01/app/oracle/agent12c/core/12.1.0.5.0/bin/emwd.pl agent /u01/app/oracle/…
oracle 27665 26900  0 09:40:12 pts/0     1:01 /u01/app/oracle/agent12c/core/12.1.0.5.0/jdk/bin/IA64W/java -Xmx169M -XX:MaxPermSize=96M -server -Djava.security.egd=file:///de…

Oh – it’s set up for the default of 169MB of RAM.  Check My Oracle Support.

EM 12c: emctl start agent Fails ‘Fatal agent error: State Manager failed at Startup’ ‘restarted because of an Out of Memory Exception’ Reported in emagent.nohup /gcagent.log (Doc ID 1950490.1)

Verify this setting also in the $AGENT_INST/sysman/log/gcagent.log:

—– Wed Nov  9 09:40:06 2016::26900::Auto tuning the agent at time Wed Nov  9
09:40:06 2016 —–
inMemoryLoggingSize=6291456
_SchedulePersistTimer=30
MaxThreads=10
agentJavaDefines=-Xmx169M -XX:MaxPermSize=96M
SchedulerRandomSpreadMins=5
UploadMaxNumberXML=5000
UploadMaxMegaBytesXML=50.0
Auto tuning was successful

Well, it’s trying. Per the above Doc ID 1950490.1

Stop the agent.

$AGENT_INST/bin/emctl stop agent

Edit the $AGENT_INST/sysman/config/emd.properties   (this contains the runtime parameters for the agent):

old entry:
agentJavaDefines=-Xmx169M -XX:MaxPermSize=96M

new entry:
agentJavaDefines=-Xmx512M -XX:MaxPermSize=96M

(You may tune these values up or down according to your environment requirements)

Restart the agent:

$AGENT_INST/bin/emctl stop agent

Agent runs, and keeps running like the E-Bunny.

R12.2 adop phase fs_clone fails because it can’t copy a file.

Complexity leading to fragility
Complex Systems Integration (Courtesy of: https://www.mulesoft.com/resources/esb/business-process-integration)

Oracle…sometimes blinding in complexity, and a foreshadowing of what happens when a system becomes so complex that it becomes fragile.

This is what the screen session looks like:

adnodemgrctl.sh: check the logfile /u01/oradev/fs1/inst/apps/DEV2_itsrv33m/logs/appl/admin/log/adnodemgrctl.txt for more information …
[UNEXPECTED]fs_clone has failed.
[STATEMENT] Please run adopscanlog utility, using the command
“adopscanlog -latest=yes”
to get the list of the log files along with snippet of the error message corresponding to each log file.
adop exiting with status = 2 (Fail)

Here is what it looks like in the adop.log

[EVENT]     Performing CLONE steps.
[PROCEDURE] [START 2016/11/08 08:20:19] CLONE Patch File System from Run File System
[PROCEDURE] Calling: /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/ad/12.0.0/patch/115/bin/txkADOPPreparePhaseSynchronize.pl
[EVENT]     Log: /u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m
[UNEXPECTED]Error occurred running “perl /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/ad/12.0.0/patch/115/bin/txkADOPPreparePhaseSynchronize.pl -contextfile=/u01/oradev/fs2/inst/apps/DEV2_itsrv33m/appl/admin/DEV2_itsrv33m.xml -patchcontextfile=/u01/oradev/fs1/inst/apps/DEV2_itsrv33m/appl/admin/DEV2_itsrv33m.xml -promptmsg=hide -console=off -mode=create -sync_mode=copy -sessionid=25 -timestamp=20161108_081645 -outdir=/u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m”
[UNEXPECTED]occurred during CLONE Patch File System from Run File System, running command: “perl /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/ad/12.0.0/patch/115/bin/txkADOPPreparePhaseSynchronize.pl -contextfile=/u01/oradev/fs2/inst/apps/DEV2_itsrv33m/appl/admin/DEV2_itsrv33m.xml -patchcontextfile=/u01/oradev/fs1/inst/apps/DEV2_itsrv33m/appl/admin/DEV2_itsrv33m.xml -promptmsg=hide -console=off -mode=create -sync_mode=copy -sessionid=25 -timestamp=20161108_081645 -outdir=/u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m”.
[EVENT]     Releasing managed server ports.
[PROCEDURE] [START 2016/11/08 08:30:55] Releasing ports
[STATEMENT] Calling task: “Releasing ports on itsrv33m”; script: “/u01/oradev/fs2/inst/apps/DEV2_itsrv33m/admin/install/txkCloneAcquirePort.pl”; args: ” -option=close -server=itsrv33m.mwd.h2o -ports=5570,7015,7615,7415,7215,7216,7217,7815,6114,6214,10013 -log=/u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m/txkCloneAcquirePort.log”
[PROCEDURE] [START 2016/11/08 08:30:56] Releasing ports on itsrv33m
[PROCEDURE] Calling: /u01/oradev/fs2/inst/apps/DEV2_itsrv33m/admin/install/txkCloneAcquirePort.pl
[EVENT]     Log: /u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m/txkCloneAcquirePort.log
[PROCEDURE] [END   2016/11/08 08:30:57] Releasing ports on itsrv33m
[PROCEDURE] [END   2016/11/08 08:30:57] Releasing ports

How cryptic!  Looks complicated.  This system happens to have AD/TXK.Delta.8, so the logs related to adop are all being centralized under the session # (in this case “25”.)

Diving deep into the log subdirectories:

/u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m/TXK_SYNC_create/txkADOPPreparePhaseSynchronize.log

================================
Inside copyComnUtil()…
================================

Directory /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/comn already exists.
Removing the directory: /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/comn/util

Copying the directory
———————
SOURCE : /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/comn/util
TARGET : /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/comn/util

Execute SYSTEM command : cp -rH  /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/comn/util /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/comn/util
EXIT STATUS: 1
Copied /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/comn/util into /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/comn/utilLOG FILE: /u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m/TXK_SYNC_create/cp_rH.out

<snip>
======================================
Inside copyCloneLogsToFSNE()…
======================================

Creating the directory: /u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m/TXK_SYNC_create/fsclone_apply

Copying the directory
———————
SOURCE : /u01/oradev/fs2/inst/apps/DEV2_itsrv33m/admin/log/clone
TARGET : /u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m/TXK_SYNC_create/fsclone_apply

/u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/comn/adopclone_itsrv33m/bin/adclone.pl did not go through successfully.
LOG DIRECTORY: /u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m/TXK_SYNC_create/fsclone_apply.
*******FATAL ERROR*******
PROGRAM : (/u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/ad/12.0.0/patch/115/bin/txkADOPPreparePhaseSynchronize.pl)
TIME    : Tue Nov  8 08:30:55 2016
FUNCTION: main::runFSCloneApply [ Level 1 ]
ERRORMSG: /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/comn/adopclone_itsrv33m/bin/adclone.pl did not go through successfully.

/u01/oradev/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/25/20161108_081645/fs_clone/itsrv33m/TXK_SYNC_create/fsclone_apply/FSCloneApplyAppsTier_11080821.log

(One innocuous, but annoying file, owned by someone other than applmgr, and happened to be 600 (user read/write only):)

Done copying /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/wms to /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/appl/wms/
Copying /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/gmf to /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/appl/gmf/
WARNING:
.end std out.
cp: cannot open /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/mwd/12.0.0/sql/MWDPOLPO.xsl: Permission denied

.end err out.
WARNING: Copying of /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/mwd failed
ERROR: Copying failed, so stopping all the parallel threads
Done copying /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/okc to /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/appl/okc/
WARNING: Copying of /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/okc failed
Done copying /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/comn/java/classes/oracle/apps/pqh to /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/comn/java/classes/oracle/apps/pqh/
WARNING: Copying of /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/comn/java/classes/oracle/apps/pqh failed
Done copying /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/gmf to /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/appl/gmf/
WARNING: Copying of /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/gmf failed
Done copying /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/comn/java/classes/oracle/apps/ies to /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/comn/java/classes/oracle/apps/ies/
WARNING: Copying of /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/comn/java/classes/oracle/apps/ies failed
Done copying /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/msc to /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/appl/msc/
WARNING: Copying of /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/msc failed
Done copying /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/ams to /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/appl/ams/
WARNING: Copying of /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/ams failed
Done copying /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/cs to /u01/oradev/fs1/EBSapps/appl/cs/
WARNING: Copying of /u01/oradev/fs2/EBSapps/appl/cs failed
START: Inside exitClone….
Updating status INCOMPLETE for ApplyApplTop
START: Updating status INCOMPLETE for action ApplyApplTop
END: Updated status INCOMPLETE for action ApplyApplTop

One file.  A single file.  Could have been a hidden file. Could have been anywhere in the entire AppsTier filesystem.  This one file stopped ADOP cold from performing.  This happened to be phase=fs_clone, but could have been a patching session, or a post-clone config (adcfgclone.pl) session.

Remove the file, and:

The fs_clone phase completed successfully.
adop exiting with status = 0 (Success)

Complexity leads to unintentional fragility.

Monitoring Oracle e-Business Suite (R12.2)

People ask what do I look for when monitoring an EBS instance for availability? Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) with the Applications Management Pack (AMS) gives a good starting point, but here is a condensed list of my general health check items for my production instance. It’s not everything possible, but it’s what I generally would check during a shake-down of a disaster-recovery exercise.

Warning Critical
Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle Applications Infrastructure Service
Database Instance select SYSDATE from dual; Up/Down
Tablespace Freespace Available >80% >90%
Temporary Tablespace Used >80% >90%
Undo Tablespace Used >80% >90%
Fast Recovery Area Utilization >80% >90%
Redo Log Switch Rate > 10/hr. >20/hr
Blocking Sessions >1 >5
Database Listener tnsping <ORACLE_SID> Up/Down
TNSPing Response Time > 25ms > 100ms
Applications Listener tnsping <FNDFS_ORACLE_SID> Up/Down
Host Monitoring
CPU Utilization > 80% > 95%
RAM Utilization > 90% > 99%
Mountpoint Free Space Available <10% <5%
Concurrent Processing Services
Internal Manager Up/Down
Standard Manager < 10
Output Post Processor < 3
Receiving Transactions Manager < 1
Document Approval Manager < 1
Forms Applications Service
Forms Listener Service Up/Down
Forms Runtime Processes <1
Forms Response Time >5 secs >30 secs
Active Forms Sessions > 100 > 200
Self-Service Applications Service
HTTP Listener Service Up/Down
OPMN Processor Up/Down
OC4J Service Up/Down
WebLogic Deployed Services Up/Down
WebLogic AdminServer Up/Down
OA Framework Page Response Time > 5 secs > 10 secs
Oracle Applications JVM Usage >80% >90%
Workflow Serivce OAM Dashboard Up/Down
Workflow Agent Listener Up/Down
Workflow Background Engine Up/Down
Workflow Notification Mailer Services Up/Down
Oracle E-Business Suite Custom Objects
Invalid Object Count > 482 > 500
Oracle E-Business Suite Patch Information
Patch Inventory
ADOP Session Status >1 Pending >1 Failed

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in 5 Pages

 

All of Oracle Cloud on a Page
Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Cloud Services and Products Summary

4 Days (almost 7 for me) of Product Directors and Managers spinning as many plates in the air as humanly possible, all being tossed into the Cloud with a fervor only matched by the lack of compensation being provided for conventional technology stack sales, left me with some specific value-adds for my time spent (not including the Safe Harbor information, we can’t say anything about….sshhhh.)

Note: (I’m EBS-centric and we have very little budget for hardware, so while I was amazed at the new SPARC S7 processors with on-board encryption and J/SQL optimization, alas they didn’t make it into my summary pages this year.)

AD/TXK Delta.8
Oracle E-Business Suite Applications DBA and Technology Stack Release Notes for R12.AD.C.Delta.8 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.8 (Doc ID 2159750.1)

Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x Using Logical Host Names (Doc ID 1968231.1)

  • e-Mail Notifications at Parent and Child Levels for Request Sets
  • Save and Re-use Concurrent Program Parameters (CP Templates)
  • Regex Support in Profile Option Values and FND_MESSAGES
  • Multiple OA Framework Windows and Tabs in Multiple Browser Windows
  • EBS Healthcheck Diagnostics
  • 64-bit JDK’s on CM Tier
  • adop Improvements
  • Delta Sync Mode (syncmode=patch/delta) – changed rows only
  • Rsync support in phase=prepare
  • Custom module sync auto-supported (no custom drivers req’d)
  • Standardized logging SessionID/ExecutionID/phase/node

EBS 12.2.6.AD Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Readme (Doc ID 2114016.1)

  • Security Configuration Console
  • JSP Whitelisting
  • Redirection Whitelisting
  • AD/TKX.Delta.8 incorporated
  • More HTML User Interfaces: HTML alternatives to several existing Forms; interfaces offer simpler layouts and more modern user interactions.

–Examples include the Update Assets UI in Enterprise Asset Management, and AOL setup UIs for Users, Responsibilities, and Flexfields.

SecureFiles does not allow shrinking of the tablespace after deletions (AP Imaging)

Available Interconnect Cloud Service adapters:

  • –PL/SQL
  • –Java Beans
  • –Apps Modules

Roadmap ICS adapters:

  • –REST
  • –Concurrent Programs
  • –XML Gateway
  • –BPEL/Business Services

CAAS (Cloud Adaptive Assistant Service) – The widget Larry was text-chatting with.

Mobile Foundation and Mobile Application Framework

Foundation v6 released August 2016

–Incorporates MAF 2.3.2

–Enhancements for Approvals (HR, Projects, Service Centers, Quoting, Custom Approvals)

Foundation v7 scheduled for April 2017

MAF Roadmap items:

–Airwatch and MobileIron support

–Mobile REST API’s

–EBS Integrated Service Gateway support (SOA)

PDF Version for download:       oracle_oow16_summary_jlui

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Networking Opportunity Events #OOW16

oow16_bannerWhere I can keep track of the special events (note: these are not “parties” as so many people are misled to believe – you should expect to be contacted by sales and account professionals at each event) at OOW.  To attend one of these events:

  1. You’re registered as an OpenWorld Attendee.
  2. You’re either a prospect, customer, or goodwill contact for the host. That means you actually contact the host and ask to attend before OOW.
  3. You visit the host’s booth at OpenWorld in order to pick up whatever is required for entry and get to know what the host actually does.
  4. Do not just show up at the event and attempt to “crash” it – fair warning. You will be sold Oracle products and consulting, and like it, and start telling all your friends about it and be assimilated.

Visit all those vendors and make them feel welcomed this year!

http://www.7×7.com/eat-drink/ultimate-foodie-tour-ferry-building

Oracle OpenWorld Fun Community Events
There are 3 community events at OOW this year,

  1. A guided bike tour hosted by Oracle’s PL/SQL and cycling guru, Bryn Llewelyn on Saturday, September 17th at 10 a.m.
  2. A run across the Golden Gate Bridge hosted by the SQL Dev team on Sunday, October 25th at 8:30 a.m.
  3. 5th annual swim in the San Francisco Bay hosted by Oracle ACE Director Chet Justice on Monday, October 26th at 7:30 a.m.

The 2015 List of OOW Events

The 2014 List of OOW Events

The 2013 List of OOW Events

The 2012 List of OOW Events

And OakTable World is back once again, at the Creativity Museum (this year, no pre-registration required).

Agenda:

http://dbakevlar.com/2016/08/oak-table-world-2016-oracle-open-world-edition/

Agenda for Oaktable World 2016, located at Creativity Museum, is looking like:

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