Oracle EBS WebLogic 10.3 – SBU patching “GC overhead limit exceeded” error

When using the BSU (Smart Update) utility to patch your Oracle EBS WebLogic 10.3 you may experience "java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded" errors. [applvis@z-oracle1 bsu]$ ./ -install -patch_download_dir=/u06/oracle/VIS/fs1/FMW_Home/utils/bsu/cache_dir -patchlist=EQDE -prod_dir=/u06/oracle/VIS/fs1/FMW_Home/wlserver_10.3 Exception in thread "main" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded at java.util.HashMap.inflateTable( at java.util.HashMap.put( at com.bea.cie.common.dao.xbean.XBeanDataHandler.loadPropertyMap( at com.bea.cie.common.dao.xbean.XBeanDataHandler.( at com.bea.cie.common.dao.xbean.XBeanDataHandler.createDataHandler( at com.bea.cie.common.dao.xbean.XBeanDataHandler.getComplexValue( at at at... Continue Reading →

Oracle EBS R12.2.6 on Virtual Box Pt2

If you followed my previous post Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2.6 on Virtual Box you will have already downloaded the 19 required zip files, and be ready to go. Ok, change directory to the location of the downloaded files, unzip and concatenate them into a single OVA file using the following: $ unzip 'V*.zip' $ cat Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.6_VISION_INSTALL.ova.* >... Continue Reading →

Downloading Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2.6 using wget

When it's time for you to next download the Oracle E-Business Suite media you better plan ahead as it's getting big, really big, R12.2.6 is now over 83GB and could take a considerable amount of time if your downloading it interactively. Fortunately Oracle's e-delivery website can help out. Select your Options Firstly, uncheck all the 'Oracle E-Business... Continue Reading →

Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2.5 Fresh Install – Part II

Oracle EBS R12.2.5 Installation Navigate to ../startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz an launch rapidwiz As you can see from below the installation is going to include Oracle 12cR1 RDBMS. Review and click 'Next' Select 'Install Oracle E-Business Suite Release R12.2.0', click 'Next' Select 'Create a new configuration', click 'Next' Update Port Pool if required, click 'Next' Update Database Node... Continue Reading →

Oracle EBS Cloning with Delphix 5.0

History of Delphix and Oracle Oracle EBS non-Production environments often have complex topologies, usually with separate database and application tiers, often with multiple Application servers. The recent Delphix v5.0 releases addressed this challenging requirement with the introduction of support for multiple Application Servers 'Multi-Node'. I thought it was a good time to revisit how Delphix... Continue Reading →

Oracle EBS R12 and Delphix Agile Data Masking

The Business Challenge Over the past 25 years I worked for various clients in the Defence, Aerospace and Finance industries, one business challenge which I frequently come across is 'Data Masking'. During many engagements I frequently have to consider the management and use of many different security classifications and types of data, my experiences suggest that even though... Continue Reading →

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