The ITSO Redbooks team has just published the IBM Redpaper publication “Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.0 installation and upgrade to 12.2.4 on IBM Power S824 with POWER8 processors and AIX 7.1” that provides details for setting up an environment in AIX 7.1 on an IBM Power Systems S824 for installing and upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. The paper provides a step by step installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with screen shots and inputs appropriate for AIX 7.1. Here are a few highlights from this publication:
- IBM Oracle International Competency Center is a one-stop, fully-staffed resource for IBM and Oracle customers.
This publication was developed by 2 IBM specialists (Ravisankar Shanmugam and Kishore Radhakrishna) from the IBM Oracle International Competency Center (ICC). ICC maintains fully-staffed facilities at all major Oracle development locations. Each site works with Oracle technology and application offerings. In each of these locations IBM and Oracle professionals work together to continually help ensure that the goals, offerings and initiatives of the IBM and Oracle alliance deliver on their potential. The ICC provides a comprehensive support system that customers, Business Partners, and IBM and Oracle employees can turn to for the information, education, insight, and tools they need to help implement an IBM and Oracle solution. Check out the following for more information on ICC: http://www.ibm.com/solutions/oracle/us/en/landing/C811216R95686F50.html
- Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 is a fully integrated suite of business applications for the enterprise.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) product as well as supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications.The Oracle E-Business Suite’s three tier architecture is comprised of the database tier, which supports and manages the Oracle database; the application tier (middle tier), which supports and manages various Oracle E-Business Suite components; and the client tier, which provides the user interface through an add-on component to a standard web browser.
To install all of the components of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 successfully, there are many details to consider, from preparation of the server to patching the Oracle E-Business Suite components. “Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.0 installation and upgrade to 12.2.4 on IBM Power S824 with POWER8 processors and AIX 7.1” This Redpaper consolidates the information obtained from many My Oracle Support notes and patches for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. We did the hard work for you!
- IBM Power S824 with POWER8 processors and AIX 7.1 provides an ideal platform for Oracle E-Business Suite: Check out the benchmark results!
IBM has demonstrated unmatched per core scalability for the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 (version 12.1.3) Extra Large Payroll batch benchmark for the Power S824 server. For more information regarding this benchmark result, check out the following link: http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/benchmark/ebs-r12-payora-lrg-ibm-p8-12-core-2195365.pdf
- You have 2 options to install the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Single node and multi-node.
In a single node installation, all of the Oracle E-Business Suite components are installed on the same node. The node can be a logical partition of a server or a virtual server. For small workloads, the single node setup is sufficient. The single node installation is also beneficial for testing and development environments.
In a multi-node installation, a two-node setup is commonly used. There is a possibility that each application tier service also can be installed on a separate node. This would add complexity to the management of the application tier. On the other hand, multi-node systems facilitate the addition of machines to meet increases in demand for resources and can provide resilience in the event of failures of individual components. In a multi-node installation, installs always start with the database node. The database node can be a single instance database or an Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) environment on multiple nodes.
- A Scale-Out server: IBM Power S824, a member of the POWER8 family.
In the Redpaper Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 installation example, a Power S824 is used with two logical partitions: one logical partition is for the Oracle E-Business Suite database server and the other for the Oracle E-Business Suite application server. In 2014, IBM introduced POWER8 technology and processor based servers. The IBM Power S824 is one of the servers introduced with up to 24 Cores, 1 TB of memory and 4U size. It supports AIX, IBM i, Linux and PowerVM. The letter “S” in the name Power S824 stands for “Scale-Out”.
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For more details on these points please refer to “Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.0 installation and upgrade to 12.2.4 on IBM Power S824 with POWER8 processors and AIX 7.1”
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