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Twelve Steps to an Oracle Apps Upgrade OAUG Upgrade SIG

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									Twelve Steps to an Oracle Apps Upgrade
11.5.9 to 12.0.6 Upgrade Experiences from Hazelden Foundation




 Jeff Vold                  John Stouffer
 Hazelden Foundation        Oracle E-Business ACE
 Oracle Apps DBA            Independent Consultant
 jvold@hazelden.org         214 535 6847
 www.hazelden.org           john.w.stouffer@gmail.com
                            www.justadba.com
Agenda


• About Hazelden Foundation

• Environment and Project Overview

• 12 Steps to an Oracle Upgrade

• Other Observations

• Questions
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11.5.9 Environment Overview - Functional


•   Modules
     – Financials (AR GL AP FA PO)
     – Inventory (INV, BOM, Advanced Supply Chain)
     – Order Management (including Advanced Pricing and Quoting)
     – Components of CRM and Project Costing
     – iStore


•   Taxware - 3rd Party Tax Engine


•   Customizations
     – Custom Interfaces, code, and objects
     – Custom seeded packages
11.5.9 Environment Overview - Technical

•   Three Tiers
     – Hardware - Sun Solaris 880s & 480s (2.8 OS)
     – DB Tier
         • 9.2.0.8 Database - Raid 5 disk
         • 8 gig RAM and 4 CPUs
         • Admin/Concurrent Managers
     – Internal Apps tier
         • Load Balanced (11501 Cisco Content Switches)
         • Web, Forms, and Reports
         • Discoverer 10g (Note:373634.1 – Option B)
     – External Apps Tier (In DMZ)
         • iStore
         • Custom Website using JBoss
     – Disk Space Allocated (Production)
         • Database Space 198 gig/Used Space 132 gig
         • **Environment Space allocated 667 gig
R12.0.6 Environment - Technical

•   Sun Solaris M5000 Servers (Solaris 10 OS)
     – Reduced physical number of servers from 9 to 4
•   Still three tiers
     – DB Tier
            • 10.2.0.4 Database – Raid 10 Disk
            • 16 gig Ram and 6 CPUs
            • Admin/Concurrent Managers
     – Internal Apps tier
            • Load Balanced (11503 Cisco Content Switches)
            • Web, Forms, and Reports
            • Discoverer 10g (Note:373634.1 – Option B)
     – External Apps Tier (in DMZ)
            • iStore
            • Custom Website Using JBoss
     – Disk Space Allocated (Production)
            • Database Space 283 gig/Used Space 207 gig
            • **Environment Space allocated 1170 gig (extra allocated for growth)
Cat Herder or Oracle Upgrade Project?
R12 Environment – Team & Budget

•   Staff
     – 1 Project Manager/Apps BA (and now E-Bus Tax Expert)
     – 1 Apps SysAdmin/Analyst
     – 1 Discoverer Administrator (& SysAdmin backup)
     – 1 Java/Web Developer
     – 1 Senior Software Engineer
     – 1.5 DBAs
     – 12 Super Users (No Staff Augmentation)
     – Unix, Network, and Desktop Resources
     – Total Staff Hours ’08 & ’09 – 18,631

•   Minimal Budget Available for Outside Consultants
     – Technical DBA
     – iStore Specialist
     – Financials & OM Consultant
     – Total Consulting Hours ’08 & ’09 – 1,011
12 Steps to an Oracle Upgrade
Step 1 – Getting Ready
 •   Don’t Underestimate Size, Scope, and Complexity
 •   Read and follow all the breadcrumbs
      – Documentation, Metalink, Blogs, and OAUG
 •   Training
 •   Network with Others
 •   Start Team Building
 •   Decide on Architecture
      – Hardware Configuration
      – Upgrade Method
      – Other Details
 •   Testing
      – Review and Update Super User Test Plans Prior to Project
      – Plan for heavier user testing at the beginning
      – Test Both (11.5.9) Migrated Data & Newly Created Data Thoroughly !!
 •   Customizations - Less Issues Than Anticipated
      – Spent many hours reviewing/updating/correcting documentation
Step 2 – DBA Project Planning

•   Organization
     – Naming Conventions
     – Build Documentation
     – Unix Directory Structure
     – Windows IT Directory Structure

•   R12 Environments
     – Patch, Dev, Test, Training, Production
     – Managed “Gold” Environment with Backups

•   Expect “bumps in the road”
     – Extra clones
     – Extra SR’s
     – Use Oracle Support Configuration Manager
     – Extra Patches (111 patches)
     – Other issues
Step 3 – Go-Live Planning

•   Advanced Preparation and Planning Outage Window
     – DBA Team
         • Run through many iterations of practice build
         • Optimize process to reduce manual steps & time
         • Detailed build Instructions
     – SysAdmin, Web, & Developers
         • Same holds true – practice and optimize documents
     – Super Users
         • Pre-upgrade shutdown plan
         • Post upgrade Setups, Validation, Input Orders, Startup

•   Work with Business (and IT) on Go-Live Dates

•   Create end-to-end Go-Live Weekend Plan
Step 4 – Create the Staging Area Directory


•   Installation Guide: Using Rapid
    Install R12 B31295-07

•   Mount the Red “Start Here” cd
     => perl /mnt/cdrom/Disk1/rapidwiz/adautostg.pl

•   Check Rapid Installer Version
     – cd /Stage12/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz
     – ./RapidWizVersion
     – Download latest Rapid install startCD directory.
         • (MetaLink Note 549389.1 – 12.0.4 Patch 8582089 – 12.0.4.10)
Step 5 – Apps Installation

•   Run Rapidwiz
     – ./rapidwiz -servername hfdvd (Logical Host Name)
     – Select Install Oracle Applications Release 12

•   Rapidwiz errors on OCM Details Screen
     – Refer to MetaLink Note 746666.1
     – Now fixed if using RapidWizVersion 12.0.4.10

•   RW-50004 Step 3 of 5 adrunias.sh
     – APPS Tech Stack Registration fails
     – Continue with install & then rerun failed command separately
     – Now fixed if using RapidWizVersion 12.0.4.10
    Step 5 – Continued

•    Apply 10.2.0.4 Database Patch (6810189)
      – Apply Additional DB Patches (i.e., Latest CPU/PSU)
          • Oracle/Toad Issue – Package names listed multiple times

•    Upgrade OracleAS 10g 10.1.3.4 (.5 is latest)
      – MetaLink Note 454811.1 lists latest Oracle AS 10.1.3.x

•    Upgrade OracleAS 10g Forms and Reports
      – MetaLink Note 437878.1 lists latest upgrade info
      – OC4J Configuration Assistant Fails
      – Developer Suite 10g Builders Now Included
Step 6 – Prep & Clone of 11.5.9

•   Upgrade Guide: Release 11i to Release
    12.0.4 (E12011-02) / 12.1.1 (E16342-01)

•   Apply Pre-Upgrade Patches to 11i
     – 11i.AD.I
     – TUMS (Report Lists Steps NOT to Apply)
     – SLA Pre and Post Upgrade (MetaLink Note 604893.1)
     – Run AD Prep Scripts (Patch 5726010)
     – Others

•   Create a Clone of Production to New Server
     – Clone 9.2.0.8 Oracle Software
     – Copy database and perform recovery as new name
    Step 7 – Upgrade to 10g

•    Upgrade Database to 10gR2 – Manually or use DBUA
      – 10gR2 DB Prep Guidelines for R12.0.4 (MetaLink Note 403339.1)
      – Interoperability Notes 11i with DB 10gR2 (MetaLink Note 362203.1)
      – Complete Checklist for Manual Upgrades to 10gR2 (MetaLink Note 316889.1)

•    Database “Connect Role” now only contains “Create Session”

•    utlu102s.sql may differ from dba_registry (MetaLink Note 456845.1)

•    catupgrd.sql ORA-00904 “Other XML” Error
      – Recreate Plan Table (MetaLink Note 605317.1)

•    Data Mining and OLAP need to be installed
      – Had to rerun olap.sql and dminst.sql to be valid

•    Run Script to Fix Korean Lexers (dr$fnd_lobs_ctx$i max extents)
Step 8 – Patching

•   Review List of All Known Application Patches and Download
     – Use admrgpch to Group Patches

•   Prior to Patching
     – Review R12 Best Practices
     – Increase Tablespaces
     – Modify $APPL_TOP/admin/adovars.env - Increase        ADJREOPTS
     – Disable Custom Triggers
     – Other Fixes to Prevent adworker Errors

•   Enable Maintenance Mode with adadmin and Let it Rip !

•   12.0.4 Upgrade Driver
     – E-Bus Tax Pre-Install
     – E-Bus Tax Data fixes
     – cd $AU_TOP/patch/115/driver (u6394500.drv)
     – adpatch options=nocopyportion, nogenerate portion
          • Useful Unix utilities - screen, less, & gvim
    Step 8 – Continued…

•    Run Pre-Install Merge Patch

•    Run Merge Patch (Includes 12.0.6)
      – 12.0.6 long_running_jvm=false (MetaLink Note 761869.1)

•    One-off Patches Not Included in a Merge Patch.

•    Post Patching Steps
      – Use of Logical host names created challenges
      – Run fnd_conc_clone.setup_clean
      – SysAdmin Responsibility => Install => Nodes - Corrected host names and
        IP Addresses
      – Fix FND_CONCURRENT_QUEUES
      – 1000 Concurrent Manager Programs
      – ARHMAILS - Mailstop Migration Runs 6.5 Hours
           • Support – provided new arhmails.sql (no patch)
Step 9 – Shared Applications Top

•   MetaLink Reference Note 384248.1 (Check Note 785296.1)

•   Two Methods for Creating
     – Using Rapidwiz (Section 3)
     – Not Using Rapidwiz (Section 4)

•   Share Mount Points from DB Server
     – Non-Production One NFS
     – Production Five NFS Mount Points
         • appl, comn, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, and inst

•   Run adpreclone on appsTier
     – perl adpreclone.pl appsTier
     – Encountered issue with cookies ( Notes 465583.1 and 268830.1)

•   Run adclonectx.pl to Add a Node
     – perl adclonectx.pl addnode contextfile=
Step 9 – Continued

•   Provide the values required for creation of the
    new APPL_TOP Context file.
•   Target System Hostname (virtual or normal) [pra1] : pra1
•   Target System Domain Name : cc.hazelden.org
•   Target System Root Service [enabled] :
•   Target System Web Entry Point Services [enabled] :
•   Target System Web Application Services [enabled] :
•   Target System Batch Processing Services [enabled] : disabled
•   Target System Other Services [disabled] :
•   Do you want to preserve the Display [prd:0.0] (y/n) ? : n
•   Target System Display [pra1:0.0] : localhost:15.0
•   Database port is 1529
•   Do you want the the target system to have the same port values as the source
    system (y/n) [y] ? : y
Step 10 – AutoConfig, Custom Templates, & ifiles

•   Autoconfig (MetaLink Note 387859.1)
     – Meant to make managing configuration easier
     – Review changes first using adchkcfg.sh
     – Running AutoConfig
     – Rolling back an AutoConfig Session using restore.sh

•   Custom Templates
     – view httpd.conf
         • ## $Header: httpd_conf_1013.tmp 120.25.12000000.9
     – Or run adtmplreport.sh target=httpd.conf
     – $FND_TOP/admin/template/custom
         • Document all changes

•   Include files (IFILE)
     – example.. tnsnames.ora
          • IFILE=/u19/……/10.1.2/network/admin/DEV_hzdev_ifile.ora
Step 11 – License IEX & ZX

•   Log into OAM with SYSADMIN
     – Go into License Manager
     – Click Products under License
     – Click License Component Application
     – Click Continue and Register Modules

•   Through adadmin
        - Generate message files
        - Generate forms files
        - Generate report files
        - Generate product JAR files and force generation “Yes”
        - Compile APPS schema
        - Compile menu information
        - Compile flexfields

•   MetaLink Notes 577644.1 and 371016.1
Step 12 – Post Upgrade Steps


•   Reapply Customizations
     – Create Custom Directories (Same convention as seeded)
     – Register custom tops (Navigation: Applications=>Register)
     – Migrate Code from 11i Top to New R12 Custom Top
     – Install Custom and Custom Seeded Objects & Code into Database
     – Created script to check if custom seeded object were overwritten

•   Examples of post upgrade fixes
     – FSG’s Completes with Error ORA-1722 (Note 579655.1)
     – R12: Tools -> Copy Function fails with FNDFS Error (Note 419142.1)
     – Can’t Insert User Role When Assigning Responsibility (Note 559347.1)
     – frmcmp_batch.sh ora-12154 Couldn’t resolve connect (Note 826024.1)
     – ORA-01001 When Clicking Cancel-Query Button [ID 436537.1]

•   Check for Invalid Objects, Statistics, Full Backup, Clones, and More
    Some Upgrade Statistics

•    Upgrade Time
      – DBA “backup to hand off for setups” - 33 hours
      – SysAdmin/Super User Setups – 13 Hours
      – Super User Non-Transactional Validation – 3 hours
      – Super User Transactional Validation (Input orders) – 6 hours
      – Super User/IT Transactional Troubleshooting – 19 hours
      – Go-Live Decision? => It’s a go!

•    Some Stats as of 4/1/2010
      – Internal Problem Requests
          • Total 589/Pre Go-Live 445/ Post Go-Live 144
      – R12 Oracle Support Service Requests
          • Total 235/Pre Go-Live 176/ Post Go-Live 59
          • Top Modules
               – E-BusTax, Receivables, Order Mgmt, Payments, & Payables
      – iStore not as bad as expected
Pre Go-Live SR’s 7/27/08 – 7/27/09
Post Go-Live SR’s 7/28/09 – 4/1/10
Sample of Post Go-Live Issues

•   XML Reports and Logical Host Names
    –   Java.Net.ConnectException: Connection Timed Out (MetaLink Note 753395.1)
    –   Patch 7449694 and Profile option change

•   RUP6 – APP-FND-01540: Unsuccessful logins since last session
    –   11.5.10 Fix But Disables All Notifications
    –   Oracle Provided Fix – Patch 5015899

•   Credit Card Issues
    –   Migrated Credit Card Orders not Masked (Patch 7708802)
    –   Credit Card issues with back orders (still issue)

•   AP Suppliers and Bank Accounts (Now in TCA)
    –   Thoroughly check bank accounts migrated correctly
    –   External Bank account numbers missing (Oracle API to Update)
    Continued ….
•    Tax Issues
      – E-Bus Tax Integrated with 3rd Party Taxing Solution Taxware
      – EBTax – Many Upgrade Issues (Note 602030.1)
      – Multiple Issues with Tax Exemption migrations (Some fixed others not)
      – Taxware does not work for Canada
           • Need to use E-Bus Tax

•    Workflow Issues
      – After upgrading to 12.0.6, WFERROR is ending in Error (Note 815173.1)
      – Workflow error alerts when customer is created/updated (Note 1070881.1)
      – Workflow error alerts when creating Party Relationship for Org (Note 864353.1)
      – Disable Workflow AP email Remittance Advice not used (Note 472389.1)

•    Purge ICX_SESSION_ATTRIBUTES Issue
      – R12 ICX: Limit Time = 24 (hours) (Seeded with 999)

•    iStore
      – 12.0.6 Lost ability for branded sign-in page (Note 732970.1)
Questions …
Questions


 Jeff Vold
 jvold@hazelden.org
 www.hazelden.org
 Hazelden Foundation

 And

 John Stouffer
 Independent Consultant
 john.w.stouffer@gmail.com
 www.justadba.com

								
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