From time to time I get questions regarding the certification of Oracle Fail Safe. And just the other day, a customer asked: Is Oracle Fail Safe 4.2.1 certified with Oracle Database 19c? I briefly browsed my blog posts about Oracle Fail Safe from the past, and even though I mentioned that the certification for 4.2.1 on Oracle 184.108.40.206 may apply to later versions, I never updated it.
Is Oracle Fail Safe 4.2.1 certified with Oracle Database 19c?
Yes, it is. But you may want to know where you can read and find this information.
The latest version of Oracle Fail Safe is 4.2.1. And you can access the documentation via this link:
There you will find the installation tutorial, but more important in this case, the Release Notes.
The Release Notes offer two options to check: Certification and Software Compatibility
Certification does tell you to check on MOS but no particular link.
But Software Compatibility tells me more:
Still, we have the odd problem that for us, Oracle 12.2 means “Oracle 220.127.116.11, Oracle 18c and Oracle 19c” whereas for most of you it reads as “Oracle 12.2 is Oracle 18.104.22.168 but neither 18c nor 19c”.
UPDATE: Mar 1, 2020:
Thanks to our doc team, the updated the information in the docs right away:
Thanks to the team!!!
Hence, my third approach – I check MyOracle Support’s CERTIFY tab.
Oracle Support has the information you are looking for
Go to MyOracle Support as the documentation recommends, and then click on the Certifications Tab.
Then choose the Product “Oracle Fail Safe Server” and the newest Release “4.2.1“.
And here is the information you were looking for:
Oracle Fail Safe 4.2.1 is supported with Oracle Database 22.214.171.124, 18c and 19c on 4 different Windows versions.
More Information and Links
- Oracle Fail Safe Documentation for WIndows
- Oracle Fail Safe 4.2.1 Download
- Oracle Fail Safe is deprecated with Oracle 19c
- Oracle Fail Safe 4.2.1 is available