12-12-2003 06:24 AM
OS Product Certified With Version Status Addtl. Info. Components Other Install Issue
11i 8.1.7 (8i) 64-bit N/A N/A Certified Yes None None None
11.0 8.1.7 (8i) 64-bit N/A N/A Certified Yes None None None
11i 8.1.7 (8i) N/A N/A Certified Yes None None None
11.0 8.1.7 (8i) N/A N/A Certified Yes None None None
12-12-2003 06:27 AM
-Karthik S S
12-12-2003 06:32 AM
But official quick start doesn't mention about 11i :-(
-Karthik S S
Where can I get the support matrix for Oracle??
12-12-2003 06:45 AM
I just heard from a coworker that after the first of the year, there will be no more patches/fixes for 8.1.7.
It looks like we will need to bite the bullet and upgrade to 9i.
I really don't want to upgrade as the 8.0.6 to 8.1.7 upgrade was very painful. The shutdown of 8.0.6 left a shared memory segment. During the upgrade my data base became corrupted. It took weeks to discover the corruption (HP Support was no help).
The icing on the cake was my backup, unknown to me, was incomplete. Therefore, I had no viable backup.
12-12-2003 06:46 AM
Login to Metalink;
click on Certify&Availability;
click on View Certifications by Platform;
choose HP-UX PA-RISC;
choose Oracle Database/Server;
choose Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition;
12-12-2003 06:51 AM
For support info, you should look at these Metalink documents:
Oracle will no longer make bug fixes for 18.104.22.168 as of the end of the year, but the product itself will still be supported until at least the end of 2006.
12-12-2003 07:08 AM
Error Correction Support (ECS): 31-DEC-2004
Extended Support (ES): 31-DEC-2007
Extended Maintenance Support (EMS): 31-DEC-2006
So for HP-UX, bug fixes (ECS) will still be made until the end of 2004. Or, if you have purchased metal support (EMS) from Oracle, until the end of 2006.
But, since you have a specially licensed version of Oracle obtained from HP, I'm not sure where this leaves you.....
12-12-2003 03:52 PM
I believe an upgrade to 9iDB release 2 will be a good move.
we too are looking in this direction. We have been using Oracle 22.214.171.124 for quite some time now.
Oracle 9iDB release 2 (126.96.36.199) do have bugs but still, you get better support on it from Oracle.
all the best
12-13-2003 09:47 PM
188.8.131.52 is rock solid. Should be no prob to stay on it for a while.
Support for SAP-Customers has been set to end 31. Dec 2004 recently, so there will be support available in the world in case of emergency (may be it will require insert of coins).
Upgrade from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 is an easy one. Just do it according to the book and you will be fine. Just be sure to upgrade runInstaller to at least 18.104.22.168 before you installl the patchset and any additional bugfixes with OPatch. Opatch requires perl >= 5.6.1 (NOT 5.6.0 !!!) so you should go for 5.8. Use a recent Version of OPatch.
Hope this helps