I need some clarification about at what point start using the Maintenance Wizard in the R12 upgrade process. Having done this manually before I need direction on what steps need to be done before letting the Wizard take over the process.
I realize that the 12.1.1 software needs to be installed ahead of time but what about other manual tasks that are outlined in the “Database Preparation Guidelines for an E-Business Suite Release 12.1.1 Upgrade (Doc ID 761570.1)” and documents it refers to? This note says to “Follow the standard 12.1.1 upgrade path as documented in the Oracle Applications Upgrade Guide: Release 11i to Release 12.1.1. Perform all requirements documented in Chapter 1 and all applicable steps in Chapter 2.”.
I guess the question is should all steps be done in the notes above and start using the Maintenance Wizard at step “8. Complete the R12 upgrade” in note 761570.1? I’m confused because it appears some of the steps, such as running the TUMS report, can be done with the wizard but what ones can’t.
There's actually a step in the MW for installing the 12.1.1 software, though it can also (and is easier if done ahead) be installed prior to starting the steps in MW.
Ideally, the MW includes all the steps from the Upgrade Guide, the Release Notes and any other referenced notes. If you are finding this not to be the case, please log a bug with Support so we can add the missing step(s).
Thanks again for the information! I agree with your comment on installing the 12.1.1 software upfront. The only tasks I will verify are the OS requirements, symbolic link changes, etc. that are required for the install and then continue with MW and see what it tells me. I'm going through the training demos as well so that shoudl help.