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Friday, 24 October 2014

using start CD 12.2.0.48 with R12.2 Stage

In this article i will demonstrate how to use latest start CD with and existing Oracle E-Business suite R12.2 stage. Oracle released two versions of start CD since the announcement of Oracle EBS R12.2.

The base release of start CD is 12.2.0.46 then later it released 12.2.0.47 and 12.2.0.48. The start CD 12.2.0.48 is available to download via patch "18086193" .  The download of patch is only available to customers who has a valid and active support contract (CSI) account.

 This version of start CD include all bugs from the previous releases (12.2.0.46 & 12.2.0.47). Oracle Strongly recommends to use the latest version of start CD for fresh EBS Installation.

Steps:

1) Verify the version of existing start CD
2) Rename/delete the existing start CD directory
3) Download and copy the patch into the existing stage area
4) unzip the patch and verify the version of start CD


1) Verify the version of existing start CD:

Each start CD Disk contains executable "RapidWizVersion", it will display the version of existing startCD.


[root@erpnode2 rapidwiz]# pwd
/d01/R12.2_Stage/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz
[root@erpnode2 rapidwiz]# ls
bin            driver  File    jlib  oui       RapidWiz.cmd  RapidWizVersion      TechInstallers  unzip
ClientWiz.cmd  etc     images  jre   rapidwiz  RapidWiz.ini  RapidWizVersion.cmd  template        Xpatches
[root@erpnode2 rapidwiz]# ./RapidWizVersion



Oracle E-Business Suite Rapid Install Wizard

Version 12.2.0.46

(c) Copyright 2000-2011 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.



[root@erpnode2 rapidwiz]# 

2) Rename/delete the existing start CD directory

Rename or delete the existing start CD directory from the staging area. In my setup i just renamed it to startCD_46.

 3) Download and copy the patch into the existing stage area

login to support.oracle.com with a valid CSI account and download patch "18086193"

[root@erpnode2 startCD_122_48]# cp p18086193_R12_GENERIC.zip  /d01/R12.2_Stage 



4) unzip the patch and verify the version of start CD

- unzip the patch in the existing stage directory and patch will create new directory for startCD 

[root@erpnode2 R12.2_Stage]# ls
EBSInstallMedia  p18086193_R12_GENERIC.zip  startCD_46  TechInstallMedia  TechPatches
[root@erpnode2 R12.2_Stage]# unzip -o p18086193_R12_GENERIC.zip 


- Verify the version of startCD

Execute "RapidWizVersion" command from the new stratCD directory


[root@erpnode2 startCD]# cd Disk1/
[root@erpnode2 Disk1]# ls
doc  html  images  rapidwiz
[root@erpnode2 Disk1]# cd rapidwiz/
[root@erpnode2 rapidwiz]# ls
bin            driver  File    jlib  oui       RapidWiz.cmd  RapidWizVersion      TechInstallers  unzip
ClientWiz.cmd  etc     images  jre   rapidwiz  RapidWiz.ini  RapidWizVersion.cmd  template        Xpatches
[root@erpnode2 rapidwiz]# ./RapidWizVersion



Oracle E-Business Suite Rapid Install Wizard

Version 12.2.0.48

(c) Copyright 2000-2011 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.



[root@erpnode2 rapidwiz]# 
[root@erpnode2 rapidwiz]# pwd
/d01/R12.2_Stage/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz
[root@erpnode2 rapidwiz]# 





- copy patches from start CD (12.2.0.48) to staging area.


[root@erpnode3 bin]# ls
adaixchk.sh    addbptchk.sh  AFSCJAVS.pls    checkOS.sh     launch.exe   perl.exe           riwTDBup.cmd  runWizard.sh  WTPrereqs.cmd
adchkutl.cmd   adgetreg.exe  buildStage.cmd  filespace.exe  NMAKE.EXE    racvalidations.sh  riwTDBup.sh   stageData     WTPrereqs.sh
adchkutl.sh    adgetreg.pl   buildStage.sh   JNLSLib3.dll   orpass.sql   riwipu.sh          riwTDBup.sql  syspass.sql
addbptchk.cmd  AFSCJAV8.pls  checkOS.cmd     JNLSTool.dll   perl510.dll  riwperl.pl         riwTXdis.sh   WizOSD.dll
[root@erpnode3 bin]# pwd
/u01/R12_Stage/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/bin
[root@erpnode3 bin]# sh buildStage.sh 





                     Copyright (c) 2002, 2013 Oracle Corporation
                        Redwood Shores, California, USA

                       Oracle E-Business Suite Rapid Install

                                 Version 12.2.0



Press Enter to continue...



                      Build Stage Menu

   ------------------------------------------------------

   1.     Create new stage area

   2.     Copy patches to existing stage area

   3.     List files in TechPatches directory

   4.     Exit menu


   Enter your choice [4]: 2


- This option will copy all patches included in Start CD (12.2.0.48) into an existing Stage Area,


            Rapid Install Platform Menu

   ------------------------------------------------------

   1.    Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit)

   2.    Linux x86 (64-bit)

   3.    IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)

   4.    HP-UX Itanium

   5.    Exit Menu

  Enter your choice [5]: 2


Directory /u01/R12_Stage/TechPatches 



Stage Builder will now stage the one-off patches for Linux_x64...

Press Enter to continue...



Conclusion:

Installation of Oracle E-Business suite with startCD R12.2.0.48 will install all bug fixes included in it. To know the bug fixes please refer patch readme.

startCD  12.2.0.48 contains maximum number of  bug fixes as of current date. If you are upgrading or planning to upgrade from R12.1 to R12.2.4 then it is recommended to use the latest version of startCD . It will make your upgrade process easier as you are not required to install all these patches individually,

Hope it helps :)

thanks,
X A H E E R


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