Features Not Available or Restricted in This Release of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2)

Review this list of components and features that are not available or are restricted in this release of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2):

  • XStream does not support LONG columns in databases with varying width multibyte character sets.

  • OC4J is not shipping in this release.

  • You cannot search on an updated document until the index is synchronized.

  • Creation of a database with sample schema using Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) with multiple pluggable databases (PDBs) is not supported.

  • Oracle Database XE upgrades are not supported.

  • Oracle Linux 6.4 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 is supported.

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM): To monitor Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2), you must be on EM 12c PS4 with Bundled Patch 2 or later applied. The EM agent that is used to monitor the database must be an EM 12c PS4 agent with Agent Bundled Patch 3 or later applied.

  • Oracle Database Clients on 32-bit are not supported.

  • The –procag flag is not displayed when you specify the command oclumon dumpnodeview -help in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.1).

  • XStream does not support LONG columns in databases with varying width multibyte character sets.

Restrictions Using Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance Release 12.1 Backups

Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance release 12.1 does not support backups from protected databases using Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2).

Recovery Appliance support for 12.2 databases is not yet available.

Oracle Database Vault - Oracle Enterprise Manager Functionality Limitation

The Oracle Database Vault Administrator’s Guide, Oracle Database Security Guide, and Oracle Database 2 Day + Security Guide for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) describe Oracle Enterprise Manager (Enterprise Manager) functionality that administers aspects of Oracle Database Vault. Some of the Enterprise Manager functionality described in these documents may not be available at the time of this release. Use the Oracle Database Vault PL/SQL interface APIs to enable and configure these functionalities.

Oracle Advanced Security - Oracle Enterprise Manager Functionality Limitation

The Oracle Database Advanced Security Guide, Oracle Database Security Guide, and Oracle Database 2 Day + Security Guide for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) describe Oracle Enterprise Manager (Enterprise Manager) functionality for administering Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and Oracle Data Redaction. Some of the Enterprise Manager functionality described in these documents may not be available at the time of this release. Use the TDE and Oracle Data Redaction PL/SQL interface APIs to enable and configure these functionalities.

Features Not Available or Restricted for a Multitenant Container Database in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2)

The following is a list of features that are not available or are restricted for a multitenant container database (CDB):

  • Flashback Transaction Query (in both local undo mode and shared undo mode)

  • Database Recovery Advisor

  • Oracle Sharding

  • Audit Vault Redo Collector