1 This is a database tier only (previously known as a split tier) certification where the application tier must be on a different fully certified E-Business Suite 11i platform.
Certification of 10.2.0.5 on Windows Itanium is still in progress and will be announced separately.
This announcement includes:
Please refer to the original announcement for additional information pertaining to this
Upgrade to 11gR2 Database instead of patching 10gR2
It's always helpful to check the latest Lifetime Support Policy documents when considering your upgrade options. As a guiding principle, you should upgrade to the database release that gives you the longest supported timeline.
Oracle Database 10gR2 is now in Extended Support through July 2013. In general, if you're applying database-level updates to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i environment, you'll get a better return on your investment of time if you upgrade directly to the latest 11gR2 database release. Premier Support for 11gR2 runs through January 2015, and Extended Support runs through January 2018.