Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Upgrade Java plug-in (JRE) to the latest certified version

If you have already migrated to Java JRE with Oracle EBS 11i you may want to update EBS to the latest update from time to time. For example, if your EBS environment is configured to work with Java JRE 6 update 5 and you want to upgrade your clients with the latest JRE 6 update 13.

This upgrade process is very simple:

  1. Download the latest Java JRE installation file
    The latest update can be downloaded from here.
    Download the "JRE 6 Update XX" under "Java SE Runtime Environment".
  2. Copy the above installation file to the appropriate directory:
    $> cp jre-6uXX-windows-i586-p.exe $COMMON_TOP/util/jinitiator/j2se160XX.exe

    We have to change the installation file name by the following format:   "j2se160XX.exe"  where XX indicates the update version.
  3. Execute the upgrade script:
    $> cd $FND_TOP/bin
    $> ./ 160XX

That's all....

Since we upgraded our system to JRE 6 update 13 (2 weeks ago), our users don't complain about mouse focus issues and some other forms freezes they have experienced before. So... it was worth it...

If you haven't migrated from Jinitiator to the native Sun Java plug-in yet, it's highly recommended to migrate soon. Jinitiator is going to be desupported soon.

See the following post for detailed, step by step, migration instructions: Upgrade from Jinitiator 1.3 to Java Plugin 1.6.0.x.

You are welcome to leave a comment.



Anonymous said...

are there any issues after upgrade?

Anonymous said...

Thanks.. I did the steps on instance R12.0.4 and it worked

when I migrated the solution and applied the same steps on R12.1 I won't be prompted to download java!!!
I removed all the java versions from PC and the situation although it worked fine with the release 12.0.4

Do you have any idea what might be the cause???
apperciate your help

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