There is a flurry of activity going on with the Essbase product development team at Oracle. Glenn Schwartzberg had the scoop on Essbase 18.104.22.168.504 that released just a few hours ago.
As I look at the current readme, I am struck by two things:
- This entry: “Caution: Oracle recommends using the same version of all Essbase portfolio products (Essbase, Essbase Administration Services, Hyperion Provider Services, and Essbase Studio) and components (server, client, runtime client, API, and JAPI). When only some Essbase portfolio products are included in a patch release, the last released versions of the products that are not included in the patch are supported.Essbase Administration Services 22.214.171.124.503, Provider Services 126.96.36.199.502, and Essbase Studio 188.8.131.52.502 are supported for use with Essbase 184.108.40.206.504.”
- And then this under Known Issues in this Patch: “The opatch ids for this patch were not updated so after unzipping the opatch file the root directory will not match the opatch id from 220.127.116.11.504 but will be the opatch ids from 18.104.22.168.503. Any warnings from opatch can be ignored.” I am wondering if you have applied the .503 Essbase patch, you may need to rollback that patch in order to apply the .504 patch since the IDs are the same. I can report back on that later since I have .503 installed at a client site and now need to update it.
There are a set of patch numbers that you can search for, or just search under the Hyperion Essbase product. There is no Essbase client MSI on Oracle Support for Windows (yet). As per #1 above, the client for 22.214.171.124.502 should be fine as it was against Essbase 126.96.36.199.503.
|Essbase Client MSI (Windows)||19613877|
|Essbase Client (OPatch)||19613886|
The list of defects fixed isn’t terribly long; however, it appears that this patch addresses some instances where the Essbase server and/or applications may stop responding or terminate. Based on that alone, it’s probably a good idea to patch any .500, .501, .502, or .503 instances to .504.