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Blog | Oct 30, 2017

Oracle E-Business Suite on Cloud

Doing an install in itself would run into hours for a 12.2 EBS instance. However, now with Oracle Cloud one can provision a fresh 12.2 instance in couple of hours and even have the option to choose the type of hardware and required storage.

Introduction:
In this blog I discuss how to provision Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. Gone are the days when it would take months to provision an EBS instance as creating a new instance required provisioning servers, storage, networking and then doing a fresh install of EBS on the provisioned hardware. Doing an install in itself would run into hours for a 12.2 EBS instance. However, now with Oracle Cloud one can provision a fresh 12.2 instance in couple of hours and even have the option to choose the type of hardware and required storage.

Cloud offerings can be grouped under three categories:

  • IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service
  • PaaS – Platform as a Service
  • SaaS – Software as a Service

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    IaaS or Infrastructure as a Services is a set of core capabilities like compute, storage, networking and virtualization. With IaaS implementation there is no need for the organization to have an onsite data center. IaaS also enables organizations to run any amount of workload without really caring about the compute capabilities when they are in cloud as they can scale in or scale out their compute requirements based on the workload.

    PaaS or Platform as a Service allows developers, IT professionals, and business leaders to develop, test, and deploy the next generation of applications in the cloud in a secure, cost-effective manner that speeds time to market and increases competitive advantage. PaaS provides computing platforms which typically include operating system, programming language execution environment or runtime environments and database server. Developers in an organization can now spend more time coding, testing and deploying their application instead of thinking about creating environments.

    SaaS or Software as a Service allows users to subscribe and use application software in the cloud. A modern cloud suite provides complete software for your entire business so that you can subscribe to certain SaaS applications as needed, such as: accounting, HR, procurement, project management, service, sales management, marketing, transportation management, and supply chain.

    Let’s understand what kind of offering is EBS on Oracle Cloud?

    • EBS on Oracle Cloud can be an EBS install on top of hardware provided by Oracle Cloud, making it an IaaS offering, with Application Tier and DB Tier, both managed by client.
    • EBS on Oracle Cloud can also be a combination of IaaS and PaaS, with Application Tier installed on hardware provisioned in Oracle Cloud (IaaS) and Database Tier hosted using DBCS - Oracle Database Cloud Service which provides the power and flexibility of the Oracle Database in the cloud.

     Provisioning Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

    To create and configure a Release 12.2.6 or 12.2.5 single-node Oracle E-Business Suite instance in Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you must complete the following tasks:

    1. Generate an SSH key pair on your local system and upload the public key to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service:

     SSH key pair is required to SSH to the server that has been provisioned in Cloud. Generate public and private key using puttygen and save the keys locally and record the location. Upload the public key to Oracle Cloud during instance provisioning. 

    1. Create your Oracle E-Business Suite instance-:

    Sign into Oracle Cloud My Services application and create an Instance using the EBS 12.2.6 Fresh Install Image.


    oracle cloud ebs

    In the next screen select number of CPUs and amount of memory for your instance, followed by network settings and then storage options where you can specify the size of initial storage volume.

    Monitor progress by selecting the Orchestrations tab.

     

    1. Configure the instance for SSH access.

    Configure the Security Rules and open port 22 (for SSH) and port 8000 (for HTTP) to connect to your instance. Port 22 is to SSH to the EBS server and Port 8000 is to connect to EBS front end.

    1. Change the default passwords for accounts.

    You must now change your Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle E-Business Suite account passwords.

    1. Configure the web entry point.

    Oracle E-Business Suite instance on Oracle Cloud is installed with an internal DNS name and a private IP address, and so is not accessible from the public Internet. To make the instance accessible from the public Internet, you need to set the web entry point parameters in the applications context file to point to the <publichostname>.<publicdomain> name.

    1. Perform conditional post-install steps.

     

    1. Access the Oracle E-Business Suite Login page.

     Above was a brief overview about provisioning an Oracle E-Business Suite Instance on Oracle Cloud.

    Conclusion:
    With an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute or Compute Classic subscription and automation tools, one can quickly provision new instances of Oracle E-Business Suite as you’ll lift and shift existing Oracle E-Business Suite instances from on-premises to Oracle Cloud. Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure offerings are elastic and allow IT to scale up or scale out the infrastructure on demand. This elasticity and the flexibility to pay-as-you-go reduces the need for upfront capital expenditure, and decreases wait times for hardware and other resources, lessening overall project risk.

    Oracle customers who already own Oracle E-Business Suite licenses may use the Oracle Cloud to host instances of their applications. Oracle’s Compute Cloud uses a “Bring your Own License” model. For customers wanting to use the Oracle Compute Cloud must already own a valid license to the software deployed on virtual machines in Oracle Compute Cloud. For any questions click below:

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