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11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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4.2 Overview of the Upgrade Process

The following table summarizes the steps in the process of upgrading Oracle Reports from Oracle Application Server 10g instance to Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) instance.

Table 4-1 Upgrade Process Overview

Step Description

Review Upgrade Concepts in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Planning Guide

The Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Planning Guide provides a high-level overview of how to upgrade your entire Oracle Application Server environment to Oracle Fusion Middleware, including compatibility information and instructions for upgrading any databases that support your middleware components

Understand the upgrade starting points

Before planning your upgrade, you should be familiar with the supported starting points for an Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer upgrade.

Decide upon an Oracle Reports Topology

With the introduction of Oracle WebLogic Server, the topologies for Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer have changed somewhat. Before you begin an upgrade, make sure you are familiar with the basic topologies in Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g.

Install New 11g Middle Tiers

Use the Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer installer to install your new Oracle Fusion Middleware middle tiers.

Run Upgrade Assistant for Each Middle Tier

The Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Assistant copies configuration data from your existing Oracle Application Server middle tiers to the newly installed Oracle Fusion Middleware middle tiers.

Perform Any Required Post-Upgrade Manual Steps for Each Middle Tier

The Upgrade Assistant automates many of the upgrade tasks, but there are cases where you must manually modify the configuration settings after running the Upgrade Assistant.

Use Upgrade Assistant to Verify Upgraded Environment

The Upgrade Assistant provides a feature that will verify the upgraded environment to make sure specific components and URLs are functional.

Upgrading Oracle Reports using Upgrade Assistant involves the following steps:

  1. Specifying an operation, such as Upgrading the middle tier instance, Upgrading metadata repository, or Verifying the instance. The Upgrade Middle Tier Instance option is selected by default.

  2. Specifying the Source Home.

  3. Specifying the Destination Instance.

  4. Specifying the details of the WebLogic Server.

  5. Specifying an Upgrade option. The Stop source components before upgrade option is selected by default.

  6. Examining the components. The Upgrade Assistant tool provides a list of the components that are already examined and ready for upgrade.

  7. Reviewing the settings and choices before proceeding with the upgrade. The Upgrade Assistant tool displays the summary of the middle-tier upgrade to be performed in the Upgrade Summary screen.

  8. Clicking the Upgrade button on the Upgrade Summary screen completes the upgrade process.


For more information on upgrading Oracle Reports using Upgrade Assistant, see "Task 6: Use the Upgrade Assistant to Upgrade the Required Schemas and Middle Tiers" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer.