Premier Support for Oracle 11.2 will end soon …Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c now! Posted on November 5, 2014 by Mike.Dietrich Lifetime Support Policy 26 <p> </p> PLEASE FIND THE UPDATES BLOG POST HERE: Release Dates Oracle Database 18.104.22.168 on-prem – Extended Support Waiving for Oracle 22.214.171.124 / 126.96.36.199 -Mike Share this: Related Tags: 188.8.131.52Lifetime Support PolicyOracle 11gPremier Support Next Beijing, Seoul – and OTN Tour Tokyo – just in one week Previous Utrecht holds the new EMEA record now! Plus: Updated Slide Deck You may also like... How long can you provision database version X in the Cloud? Oracle Database Documentation – From Past to Present You MUST patch 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 and older databases before June 2019 26 Responses Comments26 Pingbacks0 guest says: November 8, 2014 at 00:33 we don’t upgrade to R1 of any version. When will 12.2 be released? Pat. Reply Mike says: November 8, 2014 at 07:53 Hi Pat, that is what I try to explain – there is no such thing as a 2nd release anymore – thinking from the past – not from a business perspective (no offense!). Check out MOS Note:742060.1. – it will tell you when 12.2 is planned to getting release – and add the usual time period for the first patch set on top. Then you’ll easily understand why you should change your plan. Watch out for other HUGE and IMPORTANT software vendors such as SAP: they’ll announce their support for 12.1 soon. Cheers Mike Reply guest says: November 10, 2014 at 17:52 Mike, Couple of comments on the posting, its being advocated to upgrade to 18.104.22.168/2, but extended support for 12101 ends Jul 22, 2015, which is earlier than 11204-Jan 31, 2018. 12102 is not released for our platform and then we have to wait for certification with EBS, isn’t it prudent to go to 11204 based on those facts. Also, I don’t understand your post regarding 11204 support time frame pertaining to "…extra cost till 31-JAN-2018..", can you please clarify. "For Oracle Database 22.214.171.124 – the Terminal (final) Patch Set for Oracle Database 11.2 – Oracle will waive (no extra cost, no action required) the first year of Extended Support to every customer with a valid support contract. ….. You can extend the Extended Support for Oracle Database 126.96.36.199 by a maximum of two additional years until 31-JAN-2018 – *** but then at the usual extra cost***" " ##### Data from the Support Site ##### Product Release End of Ongoing Support Premier Support Error Correction Extended Support Sustaining Support Oracle Database 188.8.131.52.0 Jan 31, 2015 Aug 27, 2015 Jan 31, 2018 Indefinite In approximately 10 months new Oracle Database 184.108.40.206.0 patches will no longer be produced. Oracle Database 220.127.116.11.0 Jan 31, 2015 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2018 Indefinite In approximately 39 months new Oracle Database 18.104.22.168.0 patches will no longer be produced. Oracle Database 22.214.171.124.0 Jul 31, 2018 Jul 22, 2015 Jul 31, 2021 Indefinite In approximately 9 months new Oracle Database 126.96.36.199.0 patches will no longer be produced. Regards Reply Mike says: November 12, 2014 at 04:30 Hi there, thanks for your comment. First of all I hope that I can post the download links for the missing platforms later this week 😉 No promise given – but … 🙂 Regarding the extra cost thing: Extended Support is an extra cost offer. It will cost: year 1: 10% extra of your support fee year 2: 20% extra of your support fee year 3: 20% extra of your support fee In case of 188.8.131.52 we’ll waive the first year – no action requirement, no payment, no extra cost for you (as long as you have a valid support contract which I assume silently). If you’d like to get more than this 1 year extended support then you’ll have to purchase it and pay the above mentioned extra (which I think are the current prices – I don’t check them on a regular basis so you may please check back with Oracle Support). Does this answer your questions? Cheers Mike Reply Dan says: November 12, 2014 at 10:03 I’m putting together a plan for upgrading a number of 11g Standard Edition databases to 12c. According to MOS 742060.1, patching for 184.108.40.206 ends in July 2015. According to MOS 1905806.1, 220.127.116.11 is not yet available for Standard Edition, and no date has been published. This means 18.104.22.168 Standard Edition will be supported for an unknown period of time of less than 9 months duration. Given the work involved in upgrading, it would seem better to stick with 22.214.171.124 for now as it has a longer (and more predictable) shelf-life than 126.96.36.199. Does this make sense, or am I missing something here? Reply Gys Nijeholt says: November 17, 2014 at 14:29 Hi Mike, attended the Oracle 12c upgrade event in Utrecht 30th of October. An interesting day! We would like to start upgrading to 12c soon. However, I just learned that Enterprise Manager 188.8.131.52 OMS can not be installed with a 12c Repository database. The highest possible version for the repository database is 184.108.40.206. It’s hard to convince my customer to upgrade their databases to 12c when Oracle’s own applications cannot be used with a 12c database. Oracle’s reply on the certification SR that I raised: "We have seen certain issues during internal testing while using 12c as Repository Database and are still in the process of certifying it". How long has 12c RDBMS been around yet? 😉 Regards, Gys Reply Mike says: November 19, 2014 at 11:16 Hi Gys, fully agree – we just investigate what is hindering 12c Repo support. There’s a note out there from august 27 just saying that it got revoked – but no update since then. As soon as I have news on that I’ll post it. Meanwhile EBS and other tools are supported on 12c as far as I know. Cheers Mike Reply Mike says: November 19, 2014 at 11:27 Dan, regarding SE: I know that this is hard to understand. But you nailed it down right to the point. And I can’t give any news about SE as I haven’t heard anything yet. Thanks Mike Reply Nikolaus says: December 1, 2014 at 07:29 Hello Mike, I was listening your talk at DOAG. So I want to follow your hint and tried to download 220.127.116.11 – and was very surprised that this is only EE (as already mentioned above, but unfortunately not very much commented). Did you mentioned this in your talk? So what to do for SE users? Still stay at 18.104.22.168? Regards, Nikolaus Reply Mike says: December 1, 2014 at 14:29 Niklaus, thanks for your comment – I see your point and I tend to agree. As long as Oracle 22.214.171.124 SE is not available I wouldn’t do the full testing now for 126.96.36.199 if you are already on 188.8.131.52. Cheers Mike Reply Tony says: December 9, 2014 at 15:30 Hi Mike We are in a similar situation to Niklaus except we have 30 odd databases running 10.2.0.5 standard edition and would like to upgrade to 12c if possible but still no sign of 184.108.40.206 standard being available. There is nothing on MoS regarding possible release dates. The question came up in the Ask Tom Roundtable at the UKOUG yesterday, I was going to ask it myself but someone else beat me to it but nobody in the room could answer it. Regards, Tony Reply Mike says: December 15, 2014 at 21:16 Tony, thanks for your comment. And actually I can just repeat what I have written above. If you are on 10.2.0.5 right now I would be a bit patient and approach the switch to 220.127.116.11 once it becomes available as SE. But again, I’m unable to name any dates. Just be a bit patient please. Thanks! Mike Reply guest says: March 5, 2015 at 22:00 I Mike, I have the problem with SE too. Our softwares are certified for SE and EE. July-2015 ends SE 18.104.22.168 and actually I haven’t news about SE in 22.214.171.124. Our SE in 126.96.36.199 ends extended free support in Jan-2016. So, what should we do? Again, SE is only in NOCDB configuration. According with: https://docs.oracle.com/database/121/UPGRD/deprecated.htm#BABDBCJI "The non-CDB architecture is deprecated in Oracle Database 12c, and may be desupported and unavailable in a release after Oracle Database 12c Release 2. Oracle recommends use of the CDB architecture." This means that Oracle SE will die with the next release? Thanks. Massimo Reply Mike says: March 6, 2015 at 19:08 Massimo, first of all I fully understand the frustration about 188.8.131.52 SE not available. But as written before I don’t know any further information about it. You can be 100% sure that internally the problem is well seen. Regarding the deprecation of the non-cdb architecture: (a) deprecation does not mean desupport! (b) right now stand alone is fully supported – there’s no desupport announcement about it Meaning, regardless of EE or SE you can still setup and operate databases as stand-alone deployments. This may change one day in the future but first of all it hasn’t been announced yet nor is stand-alone deployment yet desupported. Hope this helps – cheers Mike Reply guest says: April 16, 2015 at 00:11 What would you advise for those of us that have a number of applications where the vender does not offer support for 12c of any flavor nor has any plans to do so in the near future? Reply Mike says: April 16, 2015 at 20:19 I would tell them about the fact that SAP has already been certified Oracle 184.108.40.206 for the simple reason that otherwise customers may see a lockout as 220.127.116.11 will go out of Extended Support in Jan 2018 – but usually customers will at least for the first patchset on 12.2 – and this may be releases as late as at the same time roughly (this is no official date – I’m just guessing based on experience from the past). There’s no such thing as "the 2nd release" anymore … Thanks – and I hope this helps! Mike Reply guest says: May 26, 2015 at 13:51 Is it possible to access MOS Note:742060.1. without having an account? Reply Mike says: May 26, 2015 at 13:53 Unfortunately not – but if you download the slide deck (Upgrade Migrate Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c) on the right side you may see some content – but of course not the fine print etc. Cheers Mike Reply Mark says: June 4, 2015 at 01:57 ok so for SE clients, we can only go to 18.104.22.168, as 22.214.171.124 is EE only at present (and no indication if it will ever hit other versions). and patching for 126.96.36.199 ends july 2015. will 188.8.131.52 be built for SE? or has pretty much been flagged in anticipation of 12.2, given 184.108.40.206 is the terminal patchset for 12.1? Reply guest says: June 8, 2015 at 14:27 Hi, can we use the jdbc drivers (ojdbc6.jar) from oracle 220.127.116.11 after one year free extended support end date(31st Jan 2016)? Regards, Sharma. Reply Mike says: June 15, 2015 at 08:49 As far as I know you should always use the newest drivers. But as long as there’s support for them you can use them. If you are still in doubt or need an official statement please check back with Oracle Support. Cheers Mike Reply Mike says: June 15, 2015 at 08:53 Mark, 18.104.22.168 will be released for SE – there should be an announcement pretty soon as far as I know. And 22.214.171.124 stays under Premier Support until June 2018 with the option to extend it with Extended Support. I see the pain with 126.96.36.199 patching ending in July 2015. But 12.2. is far away … Mike Reply Fazz says: October 21, 2015 at 12:07 Hi Mike, The Note 742060.1 was updated yesterday (21-10-2015). 188.8.131.52 is now supported till June,2017. Fazz Reply guest says: November 16, 2015 at 16:24 Release: 184.108.40.206 Patching Ends: 31-Dec-2020 Notes and Exceptions: Extended Support fees waived until May 31, 2017. An ES service contract is required starting 1-Jun-2017. Reply Mike says: November 20, 2015 at 15:36 I’ve added a comment on top for the more recent entry Cheers Mike Reply guest says: February 21, 2017 at 21:30 Release: 220.127.116.11 Patching Ends: 31-Dec-2020 Notes and Exceptions: Extended Support fees waived until end of December 2018. An ES service contract is required starting 1-Jan-2019. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.