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Oracle terminal releases and terminal patchsets,CPU

Posted on January 25th, 2009 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

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Few reader question..

  1. What is the difference and theory behind Oracle terminal releases and terminal patchsets ?
  2. What are Critical patch updates ?
  3. What is the terminal release after 11.5.10 CU2? or Do you have 11.5.10 CU3/CU4?

Terminal release means that the version specified is the last point release of that product. For example, the “terminal release 11.5.10” for the 11i E-Business Suite would mean that there will not be any further releases of 11i after 11.5.10. Specifically, that would mean there will not be a release 11.5.11 for 11i.

The terminal patchsets means that would the last patchset provide on that particular release.

This is very simple as this example:
In 10g Release 2 the last patchset would be 10.2.0.4, upon further there won't be any more patchset will be released under this version.
In 9.2 release the last patchset is 9.2.0.8, upon further there won't be any more patchset will be released under this version.

In other word :Terminal meaning no more patchsets are going to be delivered, so you will be forced to either apply one-offs or upgrade.

Critical patch updates

Oracle provides critical patch updates (CPUs) to its customers to fix known bugs that are critical in nature also includes security fixes.

Critical Patch Updates are the primary means of releasing security fixes for Oracle products:(Adpoted-otn )

  • A Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities. It also includes nonsecurity fixes that are required (because of interdependencies) by those security patches.
  • Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle struongly recommends that fixes are applied as soon as possible.
  • CPUs are released on the Tuesday closest to the 15th day of January, April, July and October each year

You can find information at Oracle Technology Network .

Q .What is the terminal release after 11.5.10 CU2? or do you have 11.5.10 CU3/CU4?

It's just a matter of terminology.There was the original 11.5.10 install (or upgrade maintenance pack).Then came 11.5.10.1CU (3240000), 11.5.10.2CU (upg from 1CU 3460000) and 11.5.10.2CU (upg from pre-11.5.10 3480000).

Since there was change in stretegy that why here are the details for ATG Rollup patchsets

  • CU3 = ATGRUP3 (4334965)
  • CU4 = ATGRUP4 (4676589)
  • CU5 = ATGRUP5 (5473858)
  • CU6 = ATGRUP6 (5903765) :This is the latest

dgreybarrowOracle EBS 11i Technology support Matrix

Desupport

dgreybarrowMetalink Notes

  • 738923.1 :Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 11i and 12 Critical Patch Update Note (January 2009
  • 315713.1 :Prior E-Business Suite Security Alerts
  • 329689.1 :E-Business Suite (Oracle Applications) 11.5.1 through 11.5.6 Desupport Notice
  • 363827.1 :Rebaselined Oracle Applications Technology Components for Releases 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, and 11.5.10

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One Response
  1. Dilesh Says:

    Good article. I’m trying to learn more about CPU patching, if you have any other good write-ups then please let me know.

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