Extended Support for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 extended

These are good new in case you plan to use Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 longer in production. Just last week we extended the Extended Support for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 by one additional year.

Extended Support for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 extended

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Extended Support Extension for Oracle 12.1.0.2

Before, the Extended Support for Oracle 12.1.0.2 ended end of July 2021. Now you can purchase it until end of July 2022. For those of you who have it included in your contract anyway (for instance if you have a ULA or PULA), these are great news.

Please see:

for all the details.

And please note, that “Oracle 12.1” applies only to Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, the terminal patch set for Oracle 12.1.

Extended Support for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 extended

Very important:
The last year of Extended Support July 31-2021 through July 31-2022 will not include Microsoft Windows 2008 platforms or Apple Mac Clients.

Further Clarification

In the past weeks we clarified generally some documents. At first, the official Lifetime Support Policy document (see page 6) differs now between Oracle 12.2.0.1, Oracle 18c and Oracle 19c. Before, it had only a single line for Oracle 12.2 which included Oracle 12.2.0.1, Oracle 18c and Oracle 19c pointing to MOS Note: 742060.1.

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Please see also that neither Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 nor Oracle Database 18c will offer a possibility to purchase Extended Support. You will only be able to include Extended Support – as usual and as in all previous releases as well – for the terminal patch set. And this, in the Oracle 12.2 release family, is Oracle 19c.

Summary

We just added another possible year of Extended Support for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2. In addition, we clarified the Extended Support offerings for Oracle 12.2.0.1, Oracle 18c and Oracle 19c in the official documents. The dates before were correct of course, but they way it was presented lead to potential confusion.

Extended Support for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 extended

I tried to update the information on my blog as well. If you come across any incorrect information based on the current state, please let me know.

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