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To facilitate big businesses, Oracle Corporation have created collection of software in the category of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) known as modules, that are integrated to talk to each other and known as Oracle Applications or E-Business Suite. Eg. Oracle Inventory deals with the items you maintain in stock, warehouse etc. Oracle Receivables and Oracle Order Management are dealing with customers like orders given by Customers and Money collected from customers. Oracle General Ledger receives information from all the different transaction modules and summarizes them in order to create profit and loss statements, reports for paying Taxes etc. Oracle Cost Management helps to maintain the costs of items in your inventory and the immediate modules that it interacts with are Oracle Inventory, Oracle Bills of Material, Order Management.
0.3.e. one for Web Server another for Forms & Reports and third for Database with the upgraded versions i.e. Also Autoconfig will not write anything in APPL_TOP. 10.X will be replaced by JDK 1. 10g AS for forms & reports .3.5.7 : Oldest Release of Oracle ERP which is character.e. The major changes in this release are : On Middle Tier Application Server version 1. All instance specific configurations.4. Instance Home provides the ability to share Applications and technology stack code among multiple instances. Oracle BI Discoverer 10g etc.2. Oracle application Server 10g.2. Data and Configurations to have easy maintenance and to avert NFS mount issues on shared Application tier configuration systems. 10g R2 for database A new top INSTANCE_TOP is introduced in Release 12 for configuration and log files along with the other TOP's in existing in 11i.10g AS for Web Server.X On File System There are three ORACLE_HOME.34 Long running Forms & Reports Version 6i (8. Oracle has stopped support for this release from year 1998.e.X Java/ JDK version 1. thin client based.X or 1. Whats new in Oracle Apps R12 Oracle Applications Release 12 is the latest release in the chain of E-Business Suite Releases by Oracle.3.g. log files are written in INST_TOP area.Oracle Applications Previous Releases 10. segregation of Code.X mod_jserv is replaced by mod_oc4j Apache which is part of Application Server mentioned above is changed from version 1. This is a step towards Oracle Fusion as this uses Oracle Fusion Middleware applications in its base e.1. This release came up with the new file system model i.0.2.19 to 1.6) are replaced by Forms & Reports Version 10g i. y y y y y y y .3. COMMON_TOP area in R12.1.2 is changed by 10g Application Server i. 11 : 11i : R12 : Latest Release by Oracle In the chain of Oracle ERP Releases. 10.
Instance Home provides the ability to share Applications and technology stack code among multiple instances In Release 12. and starts the associated concurrent program. Concurrent Processing server Processes that run on the Concurrent Processing server are called concurrent requests. to avert NFS mount issues on shared appl tier configuration systems.2. Techstack Components: DB_TIER 10. and other networking options. Configurations are segregated nicely to have easy maintenance.1. Data. which facilitates the use of firewalls.0. a row is inserted into a database table specifying the program to be run. log files are written in INST_TOP area.Code.6 ORACLE HOME equivalence) 10.1. Forms services Forms services in Oracle Applications Release 12 are provided by the Forms listener servlet or Form Socket mode. proxies.3 Java ORACLE_HOME/OC4J ORACLE_HOME (iAS ORACLE_HOME equivalence) INSTANCE_TOP : Each application tier has a unique Instance Home file system associated y y y y y y y . Three servers or service groups comprise the basic application tier for Oracle Applications: Web services The Web services component of Oracle Application Server processes requests received over the network from the desktop clients.2 RDBMS ORACLE_HOME APPL-TIER 10. patching can be undertaken from any application tier node.Oracle Apps R12 Architecture R12 file system has come up with new model .0. A concurrent manager then reads the applicable requests in the table. When you submit such a request. load balancing. the application tier contains Oracle Application Server 10g (OAS10g). Note: There is no concept of an Administration server in Release 12. COMMON_TOP area in R12. Auto-config will not write anything in APPL_TOP. By default.2 C ORACLE_HOME / FORMS ORACLE_HOME (8. All instance specific configurations. either through HTML-based or Forms-based Applications.
0.2.1.3 AS got introduced.2 AS introduced.2.6 ORACLE_HOME provided by Oracle9i Application Server 1.2.7-based ORACLE_HOME provided by Oracle9i Application Server 1.1.1. or Developer ORACLE_HOME) replaces the 8. But to support ebiz forms applications 10.2. The Oracle Application Server 10. y The Oracle Application Server 10. y R12 e-Biz Oracle Homes .1.0.3 ORACLE_HOME (sometimes referred to as the Web or Java ORACLE_HOME) replaces the 8. Hence to take advantage of latest oc4j code 10.2 in Release 11i.1.2 in Release 11i.2 ORACLE_HOME (sometimes referred to as the Tools.0. C.R12 E-Biz and Application Server 10g There are two versions of Oracle Application server 10g (oAS10g) used.
The Instance Home also has the ability to share the Applications and Technology stack code across multiple instances. SSL certificates etc. pid files etc. log files..e. just create a new instance_top with proper config files and NFS Mount the middle tier in the . If you dig into the INST_TOP you will find that it only contains all the configuration files. DB_TOP. INSTANCE TOP Instance home is the top-level directory for an Applications Instance which is known as Instance Home and is denoted the environment variable $INST_TOP.. so as to make DB_TOP and APPL_TOP untouched for any instance specific changes. Another advantage of the Instance Home is that the Autoconfig writes only in INST_TOP so APPL_TOP and ORACLE_HOME can also be made read only file system if required. log files. start-stop scripts.R12 E-Biz Directory Structure Below Image describes the complete directory structure for complete e-biz installation i. Advantages of new INSTANCE HOME y y y y The additional Instance Home makes the middle tier easier to manage and organized since the data is kept separate from the config files. So you can also make DB_TOP and APPL_TOP read only. APPL_TOP and new INST_TOP. This contains all the config files. To create a new instance that shares an existing middle-tier. certificate files.
All log files are placed here (except adconfig) /ora : ORA_CONFIG_HOME /10.2 : 'C' Oracle home config. or scale the instance (support more users and a greater load). Web. increase fault tolerance (one machine fails. others do not). whereas in a multi-node installation. Contains tnsnames and forms listener servlet config files /10. such as Forms. this is set to $APPL_TOP /fnd/12.INSTANCE TOP .1. This creation of a "multi-node" E-Business Suite instance is frequently done to lower cost of ownership (many small machines are cheaper than one big one).0. OC4J and opmn This is the 'Java' oracle home configuration for OPMN.3 : Apache & OC4J config home. the processes are distributed across multiple nodes. the application tier node can be configured to perform any of the standard application tier services. Apache and OC4J /pids : Apache/Forms server PID files here /portal : Apache's DocumentRoot folder Shared Application Tier File System We can configure multiple application node machines working with a single E-Business Suite database node. When configuring Oracle E-Business Suite to use a shared application tier file system.0/secure : FND_SECURE: dbc files here /admin : All Env Config files here /certs : SSL Certificates go here /logs : LOG_HOME: Central log file location. In a single-node installation of Oracle E-Business Suite. . For standalone envs. all the Applications processes (including the database processes) run on one node.1. Apache. Note the following definitions: Node A node/server/instance is a logical set of processes running on one hardware machine. and Concurrent Processing (Batch).STRUCTURE $INST_TOP: $APPS_BASE/inst/apps/$CONTEXT_NAME/ /admin /scripts : ADMIN_SCRIPTS_HOME: Find all AD scripts here /appl : APPL_CONFIG_HOME.
Secondary Application Tier Node A secondary application tier node is an application tier node where APPL_TOP. COMMON_TOP. Instance Home (INST_TOP) file system. COMMON_TOP.one will serve as Primary Node and other will serve as Secondry Node.A multi-node installation of Release 12 supports both shared and non-shared application tier file systems.2 Oracle Home and OracleAS 10.3 Oracle Home file system is mounted to this node from the primary application tier node. Web and Concurrent Processing (Batch) services. Each application tier has a unique Instance Home file system associated with it.1. .2 Oracle Home and OracleAS 10. An application tier file system consists of: y y y APPL_TOP file system (APPL_TOP and COMMON_TOP directories).22.214.171.124 Oracle Home are visible and configured. each application tier will have a unique Instance Home.1.1. COMMON_TOP. which should be located on the local file system. the term 'service' is replacing the more traditional term of 'server'. y y y y y Shared Application Tier File System Architecture In a shared file system. 10. which is mounted on each application tier node. Service A service is a functional set of Oracle E-Business Suite application processes running on one or more nodes.1. OracleAS 10.3 Oracle Homes). such as Forms. or from an NFS server.2 and 10. The APPL_TOP. Any application tier node can be configured to perform any of the standard application tier services. Application tier technology stack file system (OracleAS 10. all application tier files (with the specific exception of the Instance Home file system) are installed on a shared disk resource.1. Application Tier Services The following are the major application tier services: Root services Web Entry Point services Web Application services Batch Processing services Other services So if you have two nodes. Instance Home Note : In a shared file system.2 Oracle Home and 10. You can configure both the Application tier node as follows: Primary Application Tier Node A primary application tier node is the first application tier node where the APPL_TOP.3 Oracle Home are installed and configured. OracleAS 10. Where applicable. All changes made to the shared file system are immediately accessible to all application tier nodes.
and uses the file systems ³/ebiz/oracle/VIS" and ³/ebiz/oracle/inst´.2 OracleAS 10.1. entitled "Shared Application Tier File System". and "/ ebiz/oracle/VIS " contains the APPL_TOP.1. OracleAS 10.3 ORACLE_HOME: /ebiz/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10.1. You can configure the services running on an application tier node to match the node's intended role Example Shared File System The following is an example of mount points shared on each application tier node: y y y y COMMON_TOP: /ebiz/oracle/VIS/apps/apps_st/comn APPL_TOP: /ebiz/oracle/VIS/apps/apps_st/appl OracleAS 10. . an application tier node can be configured to perform any of the standard application tier services.2 and 10. COMMON_TOP.3 Oracle Home. Serverappl_node1 is the primary application tier node. Server-appl_node2 is the secondary application tier node. The file system ³/ebiz/oracle/inst´ contains the Instance Home.1. and the shared file system ³/ebiz/oracle/VIS" is also mounted on this node. or Concurrent Processing (Batch) services.1.3 In the figure shown below.Shared Application Tier File System Layout When configuring Oracle E-Business Suite to use a shared application tier file system.1. such as Forms.2 ORACLE_HOME: /ebiz/oracle/VIS/apps/tech_st/10. Web. The file systems "/ebiz/oracle/inst/apps/VIS_appl_node1" and "/ebiz/oracle/inst/apps/VIS_appl_node2" are only visible on the respective nodes. An application tier will have a unique Instance Home associated with it that cannot be shared with other application tiers.