Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Download Old EPM/Hyperion Binaries While You Still Can

Just thought I'd post a quick note about the following statement that was posted on the Oracle EPM Proactive Support blog today:

The following media packs will be removed from E-Delivery this week, as of the above reason.
  • Hyperion 9.3.1
  • Hyperion 9.2.1
  • Hyperion Pre-system 9
  • EPM
  • EPM

If you are still using one of these versions it might be a good idea to grab the installation packages  - just in case you need to reinstall any components in the future. Access to the removed media packs can be arranged later by contacting Oracle Support and asking to receive the archived software but it is a lot easier to have a local copy of the files in any case.

Link: eDelivery (Delivery Cloud) Housekeeping - removal of obsolete EPM products

Update on October 4th:

Looks like the original statement was not an empty threat. The only pre-EPM 11.1.2 packages remaining on eDelivery (and on the Oracle Technology site) are the latest Hyperion Enterprise media files:

If you still need to install EPM 9.3.x or (for a staging server for example) you need to dig into your own stash of media files or follow the steps detailed in this Support document to request a separate download:

Requesting Physical Shipment or Download URL for Software Media [ID 1071023.1]

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

PSU 600 Brings IE9 Support To EPM

The following Patch Set Updates have been made available on Oracle Support with the primary purpose of adding support for Internet Explorer 9 into Oracle EPM System Release

You should apply the PSUs for Shared Services and Workspace in all environments and include the other specific updates depending on what products are installed. Take time to study the readme files carefully as some of the updates (especially the one for Planning) includes quite a few prerequisites and also instructions to work around known issues.

I'm not sure if these will be the only products to receive (or to require) the IE9 treatment but this information will hopefully be added to the EPM certification matrix document soon. It's also worth noting that the readme file for the Planning PSU mentions that even with these updates applied, Internet Explorer 9 is still supported in compatibility view mode only.