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Oracle User Group Leaders EMEA Annual Summit 2014

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on May 25th, 2014

IOUC has organized Oracle User Group Presidents/Leaders conference at Sofia Balkan Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria during May 20-22, 2014EMEA-lcs for European, Middle-East and African Oracle User Group Leaders’ Community (EOUC). I got an opportunity to represent MEOUG as President of the group. I was going first to this summit. The conference started with the reception on the evening of 20th May, met with number of new folks and leaders of different Oracle user groups. 1st day started with the Introduction and Summit overview, all attendees had a intro slide, that was great to know each and every attendee of conference… it was a personal touch for everyone. Followed by welcome note from Bulgarian User Group President & Director User group relations.

The most amazing part of the whole summit was 4 Minute Pitch, where different Leaders shared their best practises, or key element area of the user engagement. Different topics were discussed including IoT (Internet of Things), working with Support, Gamifying user experience. End of 1st day was City Tour and dinner on lovely place with all fellow folks and friends. Had a great conference and learned lot of new things, its mean more work for MEOUG……….

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Oracle Products and OpenSSL ‘Heartbleed’

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on April 16th, 2014

Heartbleed leads to ‘heartattack’ :) during earlier this week to all Internet users and companies due to the OpenSSL Security vulnerability. Thought to share Oracle’s take on different Oracle Products depend on OpenSSL, you can go through following docs:

OpenSSL Security Bug-Heartbleed (Doc ID 1645479.1)

And public link of the info provided by Oracle:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/opensslheartbleedcve-2014-0160-2188454.html

other information to refer

http://heartbleed.com/

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-098A

http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140407.txt

Update on 18-April-2014:

Oracle has issued Security Alert for OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability CVE-2014-0160 by describing as:

The Security Alert for OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability CVE-2014-0160 was released on April 18th, 2014. This Security Alert addresses CVE-2014-0160 (‘Heartbleed’), a security vulnerability which affects multiple OpenSSL versions implemented by various vendors in their products. This vulnerability also affects multiple Oracle products.
Due to the severity and the reported exploitation of CVE-2014-0160 “in the wild,” Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.
The Security Alert for OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability CVE-2014-0160 is the starting point for relevant information. It includes links to other important documents that provide a list of affected products and the patch availability information.
Also, it is essential to review the Security Alert supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important information.
The Security Alert for OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability CVE-2014-0160 is available at the following location: Oracle Technology Network: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2014-0160-2190703.html
All Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts are available at the following location: Oracle Technology Network: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html

 

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Oracle eBusiness Suite R12.2 released for Windows x64

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on February 12th, 2014

Oracle has released eBusiness Suite R12.2 for Windows x64 communicated through Steven Chan blog. We can download media from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud including documents and patches.

Whoever is going to install must refer Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.2) for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (My Oracle Support Document ID: 1330706.1)

The following editions of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) are certified for Oracle E-Business Suite:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

Oracle E-Business Suite also supports the above editions of 2008 R2 as a guest operating system running in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtual machines.

Note: Beginning with this release, 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Server are no longer supported. Upgrades from 11i or previous versions of R12 (12.0, 12.1) on existing Windows 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems to 12.2 on Windows x64 are supported.

Further information?

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Speaking during Collaborate 2014

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on January 29th, 2014

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Time is passing very quickly ……I’m just recalling year 2012 and I was at Collaborate 2012 in Las Vegas  and now year 2014…. & Collaborate 2014 is on !!!

This year during Collaborate 14, I am pleased to share I have been selected to present at COLLABORATE 14: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community – OAUG Forum and would like to invite you to attend my session in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 7-11:

Session ID #:  13771
Session Title:  Installation and Configurations of Oracle Fusion Applications – Lessons Learned
Date:  4/11/2014
Time:  12:15 PM – 01:15 PM PDT (local Las Vegas time)
Room:  Level 3, Murano – 3201

COLLABORATE 14 is designed to help users of the full family of Oracle business applications and database technologies gain greater value from their Oracle investments.

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) Forum is hosting many breakout sessions tailored for you and your particular interests. Whatever your focus, there’s a session designed for you— visit collaborate.oaug.org to view the agenda. You’ll also hear from key industry luminaries speaking at COLLABORATE 14, including representatives from Oracle, and we’ll enjoy many great opportunities for conversation, networking and fun.

Register today for this must-attend event!  For registration information and the latest updates on COLLABORATE 14, visit http://collaborate.oaug.org.

 I hope to collaborate with you in Las Vegas!

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Installation of Oracle EBS 12.2

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on January 12th, 2014

In this ebook, I am covering installation of Oracle EBS 12.2 with following:

  1. Redhat Linux, you can refer earlier ebook EBS R12.1.1 installation
  2. Pre-requisite for Installation of R12.2
  3. Preparation of stage from media downloaded from e-delivery.oracle.com
  4. Installation of Oracle eBS R12.2.0
this is a base installation, will cover how to install R12.2.2  patch and few other patches like enabling online patchin, Apply AD and TXK RUP etc, Feel free to provide your inputs/comments.

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Pre-install checks on RHEL Linux 6.3 failed

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on January 8th, 2014

Oracle e-business suite installation -  pre-install checks on RHEL Linux 6.3 failed

I was doing installation of Oracle EBS 12.2 and stuck on error during pre-install check.

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Web Server Install Prerequisites failed.

After checking the detail from log file, strange to see this message as it is showing that RHEL 6.3 is not certified platform but it is the certified platform.

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The entry point is: oracle.installType.all
Check Name:CertifiedVersions
Check Description:This is a prerequisite condition to test whether the Oracle software is certified on the current O/S or not.
Expected result: One of oracle-6,oracle-5.8,oracle-5.7,oracle-5.6,enterprise-5.4,enterprise-4,enterprise-5,redhat-5.4,redhat-4,redhat-5,SuSE-10,SuSE-11
Actual Result: redhat-6.3
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Failed <<<<

 

Tried to find out solution on google but no luck finaly was able to search on MOS note: REDHAT6 – 12.2.2 Rapid Install Preinstall Checks (Doc ID 1588970.1) as per oracle its is defect and being worked out in BUG:17529095 - CL – 12.2.2 RAPIDWIZ PREINSTALL CHECKS

Till that time to follow the workaround written the note.

It is just to change the file R12.2 stage Stage/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/jlib/webtier/Scripts/prereq/linux64/refhost.xml to reflect your RHEL version 

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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.3 is released

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on December 24th, 2013

Oracle has announced release of Oracle e-business suite R12.2.3 through Steven Chan blog.

Contents from Steven’s blog are:

Instructions for downloading and applying the patch:

What Does EBS 12.2.3 Include?

This Release Update Pack (RUP) for the EBS 12.2 release codeline includes new features as well as statutory and regulatory updates, and error corrections for stability, performance, and security.

This is a consolidated suite-wide patch set. Release 12.2.3 is cumulative and includes new updates as well as updates made available in one-off patches on 11.5.10, 12.0, 12.1.3, and the base 12.2 releases.

Upgrading to EBS 12.2.3

Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 11i to 12.2.3?

No.  EBS 11i customers must first upgrade to EBS 12.2 before applying 12.2.3.

Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.0 to 12.2.3?

No.  EBS 12.0 customers must first upgrade to EBS 12.2 before applying 12.2.3.

Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.2 to 12.2.3?

Yes.  EBS 12.2 customers can apply 12.2.3 directly to their environments.  EBS 12.2.3 is an Online Patch — it may be applied while EBS 12.2 is running.

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Configuring VNC Server on Linux 6.3

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on December 10th, 2013

This method applies to RHEL; let’s first install the VNC Server.

Through yum command

# yum install tigervnc-server

Or

Through RPM command

First, locate and mount your RHEL 6.3 install media.

[root@oraerp ~]# cd “/media/RHEL_6.3 x86_64 Disc 1/Packages”

[root@oraerp Packages]# pwd

/media/RHEL_6.3 x86_64 Disc 1/Packages

 

Install following rpm packages

rpm -ivh xorg-x11-fonts-misc-7.2-9.1.el6.noarch.rpm

rpm –ivh tigervnc-server-1.0.90-0.17.20110314svn4359.el6.x86_64.rpm

 

Now lets edit the vncservers file to configure display

/etc/sysconfig/vncservers

We can assign numbers to VNC for display like “:2″ and “:3″.

 

In vncservers file we will find “display:user” pairs as defined on a single line.

VNCSERVERS=”2:root 3:oracle”

VNCSERVERARGS[2]=”-geometry 800×600 -nolisten tcp -localhost”

VNCSERVERARGS[3]=”-geometry 800×600″

vnc

 

After this we will set the VNC password for users defined in the “/etc/sysconfig/vncservers” file.

# vncpasswd

Password:

Verify:

#

Lets switch to oracle user and set the password

# su – oracle

$ vncpasswd

Password:

Verify:

$ exit

logout

#

After setting up password, will enable the “vncserver” service for autostart and then start the service.

# chkconfig vncserver on

# service vncserver start

 

Our setup is over :) now we can use a VNC viewer to connect to server by using the display numbers and passwords defined in our setup.

Updated on 18-01-2014

Faced issue on Oracle Linux 6.4, after configuring vncserver properly was not able to connect…. after research were able to fix the issue…… here is what i did:

Linux Firewall was stopping to connect so i just disabled through this command service iptables stop

[root]# service vncserver status
Xvnc (pid 4370 4174) is running…
[root@]# service iptables stop
iptables: Flushing firewall rules: [ OK ]
iptables: Setting chains to policy ACCEPT: filter [ OK ]
iptables: Unloading modules: [ OK ]

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Speaking at UKOUG Technology Conference 2013

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on November 21st, 2013

I am speaking at UKOUG Tech 13 on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, join my session scheduled on Dec 4, 2013

Who are UKOUG? UKOUG exists to serve the Oracle community in the UK and Ireland. We act as a focal point for sharing knowledge about Oracle applications, technologies, tools and developments and, as an independent, not for profit membership organisation, represent the views of users and partners to Oracle – See more at: http://www.tech13.ukoug.org/default.asp?p=10170#sthash.ynpU3IYg.dpuf

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Winner of Oracle Excellence Award during OOW 2013

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on November 19th, 2013

oeawardThought to just write separately about winning an award during OOW2013, so with the blessings of Almighty Allah, I have been awarded Oracle Excellence Award for the category of Proactive Support Champion—Global during Oracle OpenWorld 2013 at San Franciso, USA. The Oracle Proactive Support Champion Award recognizes individuals, who have made a significant impact on their company’s adoption and use of proactive support tools, best practices and have been able to influence others to adopt Oracle proactive tools.

I was so excited during the Award ceremony… can’t make out to express my feelings and getting the Oracle ProactiveSupport Champion Award is really a tremendous honour. Today I am more committed than ever to the Oracle community that has brought me so much joy and success.

winner

 

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