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EBS Upgrade Recommendations
Oracle has shared upgrade recommendations through Steven Chan by Elke Phelps (Oracle Development) on Dec 29, 2014Previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.   Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases. You can research these yourself using this Note: Upgrade Recommendations for December 2014
  1. EBS 11i users should upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2.  Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline.

  2. EBS 12.0 users should upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2.  Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline.

  3. EBS 12.1 users should upgrade to 12.1.3 RP2 or 12.2.

  4. EBS 12.2 users should upgrade to 12.2.4 or the latest AD/TXK tools and StartCD 49.

  5. Oracle Database 10gR2, 11gR1, and 11gR2 users should upgrade to (12.2) or (11i, 12.0/12.1)

  6. EBS 11i and 12 users of Oracle Single Sign-On 10g users should migrate to OAM 11gR2 Patchset 2

  7. Oracle Internet Directory 10g users should upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11g

  8. Oracle Discoverer users should migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA), or Discoverer 11g

  9. Oracle Portal 10g users should migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11g or upgrade to Portal 11g

  10. All Windows desktop users should migrate from JInitiator and older Java releases to JRE 1.6.0_85 or later 1.6 updates or JRE 1.7.0_72 or later 1.7 updates or JRE 1.8.0_25 or later 1.8 updates.

  11. All EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2 users must sign their environment's JAR files now.

  12. All Firefox users should upgrade to Firefox Extended Support Release 31.
  13. All EBS 11i, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2 users should apply the latest Critical Patch Update.

  14. Windows XP and Office 2003 users should upgrade to later versions.
  15. All EBS customers on Exalogic and Exadata should follow the latest recommendations.
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