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Upgrade Planning for Oracle Application Server 10g - FAQ (Doc ID 1072411.1)

Last updated on JULY 20, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version to [Release AS10g to AS10gR3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document provides a list of questions / answers which may arise if you are making plans to upgrade a part or all of an existing OracleAS 10g architecture. The term 'upgrade' in the context of the document is defined as upgrading from one version to another e.g scenarios such as

It also will cover 'upgrade' scenarios which involve upgrading a part of the AS 10g technology stack such as

While applying patches is part of the 'Upgrade' project, this document is not about 'patching'.

The article is relevant to the following versions

OracleAS 10g Rel 1 (9.0.4)
OracleAS 10g Rel 2 (10.1.2.x)
OracleAS 10g Rel 3 (10.1.3.x)
Oracle Identity Management 10g (10.1.4)
Oracle HTTP Server (from the OracleAS or Oracle Server Companion CD)
Oracle WebCache 10.1.2 (standalone)

If you are looking for information about upgrading to Fusion Middleware 11g, go to

<Note:1073206.1> Upgrade Planning for Fusion Middleware 11g - FAQ

This article is intended for support engineers, consultants, system architects and OracleAS administrators

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 Upgrade Planning
 1. Where to find information about the OracleAS versions?
 2. Where to find documentation about upgrading?
 3. Where to find product certification information?
 4. When will OracleAS 10g versions be desupported?
 5. Where to obtain the OracleAS software?
 6. What patches and patchsets will needed as part of the upgrade?
 Common "Upgrade Scenarios"
 1. OracleAS 10g Rel 1 (9.0.4) to OracleAS 10g Rel 2
 2. OracleAS 10g Rel 2 (10.1.2) to OracleAS 10g Rel 3 (10.1.3)
 3. OracleAS 10g Rel 2 (10.1.2) Infrastructure to Oracle Identity Management 10.1.4.x
 4. Upgrade Database hosting the OracleAS Metadata Repository
 5. Upgrade OracleAS 10g Portal from 10.1.2 to 10.1.4
 1. How find out the current version of OracleAS?
 2. How to create a clone of the existing system for test purposes?
 3. A database used by the OracleAS applications is being upgraded, does any action have to be taken on the OracleAS side?

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