Wednesday, January 30, 2013

OBIEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.5.5 Available

Bundle Patch 11.1.1.5.5 for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, also known as 11.1.1.5.0 BP5, is now available for download from Oracle Support.

The easiest way to locate this bundle patch on Oracle Support is to search under the "Patches & Updates" tab with the id 15887317 - because that is the id of this patch.
21 bug fixes have been delivered in this bundle patch. Since bundle patches are cumulative, it also contains bug fixes from the earlier updates, including 11.1.1.5.0PS111.1.1.5.0BP2, 11.1.1.5.0BP3, and 11.1.1.5.0BP4

Furthermore, this bundle patch is available for the following eight platforms:
  • Microsoft Windows (32-bit) 
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) 
  • Linux x86 (32-bit) 
  • Linux x86-64 (64-bit) 
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) 
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) 
  • IBM AIX PPC (64-bit) 
  • HPUX- IA (64-bit) 


Why are bundle patches recommended? They are recommended because these are a collection of critical bug fixes for a product or specific products. These patches can sometimes also contain minor enhancements as well as security updates. These patches undergo a rigorous set of tests before they are released for consumption by customers. Furthermore, these bundle patches are cumulative in nature, which means a bundle patch contains the contents of previous bundle patches that have been released. Therefore, to take a simple example, if you are on version 11.1.1.5.0, you do not have to install any of the bundle patches that have released since, and can apply bundle patch 11.1.1.5.5, secure in the knowledge that this bundle patch contains all the updates that went into bundle patch 11.1.1.5.4, which in turn contained all the fixes that went into bundle patch 11.1.1.5.3, and so on and so forth.

As always, you should carefully go over the documentation accompanying the bundle patch and come to a considered decision on applying the patch.

Thank you.
Abhinav,
30 Jan, 2013
Bangalore