Oracle 11g EOL dates
From: KAEMPF Stefan Sent: 11 January 2017 10:08 To: STUART Nikki <firstname.lastname@example.org>; DAVIES Rhian <Rhian.Davies@ed.ac.uk>; WADEE Adam <Adam.Wadee@ed.ac.uk>; MEWISSEN Muriel <Muriel.Mewissen@ed.ac.uk>; HEYN Ana <Ana.email@example.com>; LARNACH Heather <Heather.Larnach@ed.ac.uk>; PERERA Suran <Suran.Perera@ed.ac.uk>; FINNAN Anne <Anne.Finnan@ed.ac.uk>; LANG Mark <Mark.Lang@ed.ac.uk> Cc: FIDDES Iain <Iain.Fiddes@ed.ac.uk> Subject: Oracle 11g EOL dates
Originally we had Oracle 11g End of life (EOL) date for 2018. As part of reviewing the situation for HR we have found that the EOL for Oracle needs to be reviewed/changed.
The position is now that Oracle 11g EOL date is 2020 (was JUL 2018).
This means less pressure to move to Oracle 12c, but we also have reviewed the minor version of Oracle 11g and the position is that if databases do not move to Oracle 12c by mid 2018, they need to move to the highest minor version of 11g which is 18.104.22.168.
This has been updated in the EOL register:
What does this mean?
Ideally applications should be upgraded to 12c and projects upgrading applications should perform database upgrades to Oracle 12c.
If there are issues to get resources or budgets to upgrade to 12c plan for this in 18/19 or 19/20. But Oracle 11g must be patched to 22.214.171.124 to ensure we are on the highest Oracle 11g version.