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    Oracle Applications User Group SysAdmin SIG 2006 Oracle OpenWorld Randy Giefer SysAdmin SIG Chairperson

    Slide 2:Welcome

    Welcome to Oracle OpenWorld 2006! Welcome to the SysAdmin SIG! Audience survey

    Slide 3:Agenda

    OAUG Overview SIG Overview SIG Briefings News and Notables Items pertaining to System Administration Questions and Answers

    Slide 4:OAUG Member Benefits

    Advocacy opportunities to influence Oracle on product enhancements, usability, new features, Oracle support, pricing and quality Knowledge that showcases the latest trends and techniques used by industry leaders through our national and regional events and our publications, such as OAUG Insight magazine Communication with other OAUG members worldwide through participation in OAUG committees, leadership positions, interaction with Oracle Corporation's user initiatives, frequent member surveys, and Oracle management briefings Education through the hundreds of career-enhancing presentations in our conference paper database archive, as well as discounts to conferences and Oracle education Networking with Oracle customers, industry experts, third-party software firms, and other Oracle Applications specialists through our Member Database and Online Vendor Directory

    Slide 5:OAUG Resources

    OAUG Enhancement/Fusion Feature Request System OAUG Community Forum OAUG Skills Marketplace OAUG Fusion Council OAUG Customer Support Council OAUG Pricing Council OAUG Best Practices Forums OAUG Vendor Directory

    Slide 6:OAUG Resources (cont.)

    OAUG Vendor Directory OAUG Member Database OAUG Conference Paper Database FAQs OAUG Press Room Oracle Resources OAUG-Sponsored Listservers Other Listservers OAUG Emporium Other User Groups

    Slide 7:OAUG Road To Las Vegas

    Road To Las Vegas - Release 11i Workshops Dallas, TX Raleigh, NC Denver, CO Atlanta, GA Detroit, MI Connection Point 2007 April 15-19, 2007 Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

    Slide 8:SysAdmin SIG

    Share knowledge and experience about a variety of topics relating to Oracle Applications System Administration Oracle Applications System Administration Operating System Administration for Oracle Applications Installations

    Slide 9:Purpose & Mission Statement

    The SysAdmin Special Interest Group (SIG) provides a forum for OAUG members and participants to share updates, tips and successful practices relating to System Administration in an Oracle Applications environment. The SysAdmin SIG strives to enable System Administrators to become more effective and efficient in their jobs by providing them with access to people and information that can their System Administration knowledge and experience.

    Slide 10:SysAdmin SIG Topic Areas

    Concurrent Managers SysAdmin Scripts Architecture Workflow Administration Printer Drivers & Keyboard Mappings System Administrator Roles & Responsibilities Oracle Tools and Utilities Third-Party Tools Useful Links and Webmaster Oracle Enhancements UNIX Linux System Profiles

    Slide 11:SysAdmin SIG and other OAUG SIGs

    Related SIGs DBA SIG Upgrade SIG Workflow SIG Middleware SIG (Formerly Apps Technology Stack SIG) Internal Control & Security SIG

    Slide 13:Web Site Organization

    Oracle Applications System Administration Concurrent Managers Printer Drivers & Keyboard Mappings Architecture Workflow Administration Oracle Tools and Utilities Third-Party Tools System Administration UNIX Linux Windows

    Slide 14:Web Site Organization (cont.)

    General SIG Mission SIG List Server Useful Links and Webmaster System Administrator Roles and Responsibilities Oracle Enhancement Requests SysAdmin Scripts

    Slide 15:SIG Briefings

    Two meetings per year: Connection Point Oracle OpenWorld Next Meeting at OAUG Connection Point

    Slide 16:News and Notables

    Release 11i certification with Oracle RDBMS 10g Application Technology Rollups ATG_PF.H Rollup 3 ATG_PF.H Rollup 4 RUP N-1 October Critical Patch Update (CPU)

    Slide 17:10g R2 RDBMS Certification

    Oracle Applications Release 11i certification with Oracle RDBMS 10g Release 2 (362203.1) Pre-Requisites 11.5.10 E-Business Suite Consolidated Update 2 Developer 6i Patch set 17 Sun Solaris mandatory patch required Mandatory patch required to be installed and run AFTER installation of the 10.2.0.2 Patch Set on Sun Sparc Solaris 64-bit. See Note 5117016.8

    Slide 18:Applications Technology Rollups

    Applications Technology Group (ATG) 11.5.10 Product Family (PF) H and higher Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H Series of Cumulative Rollups 11.5.10.2 = Rollup 2 From a Technology Perspective: Rollup 3 ~ 11.5.10.3 Rollup 4 ~ 11.5.10.4 Released apx. every 6 months

    Slide 19:ATG_PF.H Rollup 3 Enhancements

    Profile Password Case Option Forces Case Sensitivity in User Passwords Better security, better integration with OID Values: Sensitive, Insensitive, Mixed Profile Server+Responsibility Hierarchy Type (Allows profile values to be set for specific combinations of servers and responsibilities) Oracle User Management: Configurable User Name Policy (Validates a specified format for user names e.g. e-mail address)

    Slide 20:ATG_PF.H Rollup 4 (RUP4)

    About Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H Rollup 4 MetaLink Note: 365228.1 - Patch 4676589 Security Patch Rollup As Well From: January 2005 Critical Patch Update Through: July 2006 Critical Patch Update As well as the previous Security Alerts Except: Patch 3904641 (FND) Patch 3417698 (BNE) Patch 5021981 (SSO)

    Slide 21:ATG_PF.H Rollup 4 Enhancements

    Oracle Alert Alert now leverages the Workflow Notification Mailer Oracle Workflow Notification Enhancements Monitor Responses Page Workflow XML Loader Enhancements On-Demand Item Attributes Oracle XML Gateway Dynamically Embedding of XML Fragments

    Slide 22:ATG_PF.H Rollup 4 Enhancements

    Oracle Applications Framework Attachments - Publish to Catalog Partial Page Rendering (PPR) - Debugging Personalizations - Advanced Tables Personalizations - Creating a Link Personalizations - Customizing Look-and-Feel (CLAF) Personalizations - URL Parameters Retained Extensions - Deploying Oracle Application Object Library Forms Personalization - New Property Type for Blocks

    Slide 23:ATG_PF.H Rollup 4 Changes

    Deleted Profile: Password Case Option New Profile: Signon Password Case 'Insensitive 'Sensitive ('Mixed' is no longer supported)

    Slide 24:RUP N-1

    RUP4 is a Rebaselined Codebase (363827.1) New Patching Methodology for the Oracle Applications Technology Product Family Baseline = earliest code level for one-off patches ATG is only going to maintain current baseline (RUP N) and previous baseline (RUP N-1) Starting in July 2007* Oracle strongly recommends RUP4 by EOY 06!

    Slide 25:October Critical Patch Update (CPU)

    Roadmap to the Oracle Critical Patch Update October 2006 documentation(391560.1) Critical Patch Update Advisory (391558.1) 101 New Security Fixes Across All Products! CPU Format Improvements: New Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) to summarize vulnerabilities Each product suite contains a brief executive summary of the number and type of vulnerabilities

    Slide 26:CPU / Vulnerability Scoring

    New method adopted by Oracle to assess Risk using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). CVSS is an attempt to "standardize" the definition of a vulnerability's severity. http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html Score defines the severity of the vulnerability Ranges between 0.0 and 10.0 10.0 represents the highest Terms and Definitions for Risk Matrix (394486.1)

    Slide 27:E-Business Suite Critical Patch Update Note 372931.1

    For the October 2006 Critical Patch Update (CPUOct2006), the minimum supported baseline for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11.5.10.x will be Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H RUP3 (4334965). The 11.5.10 CU2 for ATG Product Family will not be a supported baseline for CPUOct2006. The minimum supported baseline for all other 11i releases, including 11.5.7, 11.5.8, and 11.5.9, will remain at the patch levels listed in Note 363827.1

    Slide 28:SysAdmin-Related OOW Sessions

    S281377 Technology Directions for Oracle Applications Monday: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM 103 Moscone South S281408 Extending Oracle E-Business Suite with Desktop Applications, Using WebADI Monday: 3:15 PM -4:15 PM 2005 Moscone West S281398 Oracle and Pella: A Case Study in Reducing Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Downtime Monday: 4:45 PM -5:45 PM 2005 Moscone West

    Slide 29:SysAdmin-Related OOW Sessions

    S281651 10 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for Oracle Fusion Applications Tuesday: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM 2010 Moscone West S280814 Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Updates Tuesday: 12:15 PM -1:15 PM 2009-2011 Moscone West S281383 Deep Dive: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 New Technology Stack Tuesday: 1:45 PM -2:45 PM 2008 Moscone West

    Slide 30:SysAdmin-Related OOW Sessions

    S281400 Oracle XML Publisher: Enterprise Reporting and Delivery Platform Tuesday: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM 2009-2011 Moscone West S281402 Oracle Application Framework (OAF): Architecture, Personalization, and Extensibility in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Tuesday: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM 2010 Moscone West S281393 Tuning Oracle E-Business Suite Tuesday: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 2005 Moscone West

    Slide 31:SysAdmin-Related OOW Sessions

    S281407 Oracle Application Framework: Troubleshooting Tuesday: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 2010 Moscone West S281396 E-Business Suite Lifecycle Management Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 2007 Moscone West S281397 Oracle E-Business Suite System Management: Release 12 New Features Wednesday: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 2008 Moscone West

    Slide 32:SysAdmin-Related OOW Sessions

    S281386 Implementing Oracle Applications 11.5.10 on Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g and Automatic Storage Management Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 2005 Moscone S281394 How to Secure Your Oracle E-Business Suite Deployment Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 2010 Moscone West S281403 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12: Installation and Cloning Enhancements Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 2008 Moscone West

    Slide 33:SysAdmin-Related OOW Sessions

    S282213 Optimizing Oracle/Siebel Applications for the Sun Microsystems Chip Multithreading (CMT) Platform Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Salon 12 Marriott Hotel S285139 Streamlining Your Oracle Deployment with VMware Infrastructure Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 200 Moscone South S281395 Security Administration in Oracle E-Buisness Suite: Overview of Oracle User Management Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 2010 Moscone West

    Slide 34:SysAdmin-Related OOW Sessions

    S281414 Oracle Workflow: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Updates Thursday: 8:00 AM -9:00 AM 2009 Moscone West S281593 Oracle XML Publisher for Oracle E-Business Suite, with a Customer (City of West Palm Beach) Case Study Thursday: 8:00 AM -9:00 AM 2010 Moscone West S281399 Oracle E-Business Suite Patch Management: A Dive into OAM/AD Features Thursday: 9:30 AM -10:30 AM 2008 Moscone West

    Slide 35:SysAdmin-Related OOW Sessions

    S281412 The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12: Process, Integration, and Eventing Thursday: 9:30 AM -10:30 AM 2007 Moscone West S281654 Partitioning and Purging Best Practices for Oracle E-Business Suite Thursday: 9:30 AM -10:30 AM 2010 Moscone West S282865 How to Personalize Your Oracle E-Business Suite Without Writing Code: A Talk About Forms Personalization and the OA Framework Thursday: 12:30 PM -1:30 PM 2010 Moscone West

    Slide 36:SysAdmin-Related OOW Sessions

    S281409 Oracle Forms Personalization Without Coding Thursday: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2010 Moscone West S283117 Fax and E-mail from Oracle E-Business Suite, Using Oracle XML Publisher Thursday: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 2006 Moscone West S283537 Concurrent Manager Queue Overlap Analysis Thursday: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 3024 Moscone West

    Slide 37:Lunch

    Yosemite lounge area (across from Yosemite A/B/C) between 10:45am and 12:00pm to pick up lunch tickets

    Thank you! Randy Giefer rgiefer@solutionbeacon.com

    Slide 38:Questions and Answers

    Watch for our new book: Installing, Upgrading and Maintaining Oracle E-Business Suite Applications 11.5.10.2 Its coming THIS YEAR! Sign Up For the Solution Beacon Newsletter at www.solutionbeacon.com so youll be notified when its available!