Hyperion / Oracle EPM 220.127.116.11 is out on Oracle eDelivery today (original date of this post: July 20, 2021... because The Internet Is Forever).
As with all EPM 11.2.x releases, it is very important to carefully crawl through the README before installing it. Especially if you've never installed an EPM 11.2.x release before. 11.2.x is not your granddaddy's Hyperion!
If you're new to my blog, here are a few high-level points to be aware of:
Oracle has provided guidance within their latest EPM 11.2.x README's that, generally speaking, updates will be provided as new .dot releases rather than as PSUs for individual modules. The exceptions to this rule are the Essbase 18.104.22.168 Suite that's used under the covers and also Oracle DRM.
RCU is not your friend. Search the "RCU" tag on my blog. RCU is not optional in 11.2.x and you will suffer if you overlook this crucial step.
Likewise search my blog for the "OHS" tag. You don't get a Windows service for Oracle HTTP Server ("OHS") in 11.2.
There are a few one-off PSEs coming out, but first check the quarterly Critical Patch Update announcements, such as the one that came out today. There are some very severe vulnerability scores addressed in the July 2021 update:
Other one-off patches may come out at Oracle's discretion, so check Oracle's on-premises EPM blog every month to stay aware of what's new:
Back to the topic at hand....
I tend to go through 2-3 iterations when new 11.2 dot releases come out:
- Fresh install on a fresh Windows VM.
- Attempt an in-place upgrade on an older Windows VM.
- Fresh install on a fresh Red Hat Linux VM.