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Error Correction Support Dates for Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c - FMW/WLS (Doc ID 1933372.1)

Last updated on JULY 22, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 12.1.1.0 to 12.2.1.3.0 [Release 12c]
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 12.1.2.0.0 to 12.2.1.3.0 [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
- This applies to all FMW 12c products as announced within 12c R1 or 12c R2 in accordance with the Lifetime Support and Error Correction Policies.

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Overview

The Lifetime Support Policy and Error Correction Support Policy documents provide Oracle's position regarding the support of Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) products. With these documents an administrator can plan maintenance activities based on the dates and guidelines provided:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Lifetime Support Policy
[ https://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/lifetime-support-middleware-069163.pdf ] - Look for 12.1.x or 12.2.x

  • Important: The LSP provides Premier and Extended Support dates on the terminal release only. It is important to see the bottom of each table stating, "For more-detailed information on bug fix and patch release policies, please refer to the Error Correction Support Policy on My Oracle Support". This links to the following document affecting all 12.1.x and 12.2.x versions:


<Note 209768.1> Database, FMW, Enterprise Manager, TimesTen In-Memory Database, and OCS Software Error Correction Support Policy

How to use these documents together:

    • Lifetime Support Policy (LSP) document gives the program definitions, dates and exceptions for the End of Premier and Extended Support

    • Error Correction Support Policy (ECP) document gives the terminology, rules and guidelines based on different releases in order to coordinate releases and time schedules for error correction support within a product's life cycle.

    • These documents should be used together to determine a specific situation and plan accordingly.

      - With this additional document, a Grace Period can be determined to plan a time line for a Patch Set or an upgrade to a new release.

 

Note:
The Lifetime Support Policy and Error Correction Support Policy documents are the single source of truth, subject to change. This My Oracle Support document is providing the FMW 12c end of error correction dates as a guide for planning purposes. If migrating from previous releases, the following documents provide the historical perspective:

<Note 944866.1> Error Correction Support Dates for Oracle Fusion Middleware (10g/11g/12c/WLS)

The dates are the same but the following includes WLS version history and other FAQs for migrating/upgrade purposes specific to WLS:

<Note 950131.1> Error Correction Support Dates for Oracle WebLogic Server

 


 

Actions

Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Release 2 (12.2) - FMW/WLS


The following table provides the date each version was released and its end of error correction:


Version Release Date Release Announcement End of Grace Period
FMW 12.2.1.0.0 OCT 2015 <Note 2067900.1> JUN 2017
FMW 12.2.1.1.0 JUN 2016 <Note 2067900.1> OCT 2017
FMW 12.2.1.2.0 OCT 2016 <Note 2067900.1> AUG 2018
FMW 12.2.1.3.0 AUG 2017 <Note 2067900.1> (a)
WLS = Oracle WebLogic Server
FMW = WLS and Oracle Fusion Middleware products*
* Product list is included with the Announcement, but always verify within Lifetime Support Policy for potential differences

(a) End of Error Correction may be affected if there is a subsequent Patch Set release. Whether or not there is another WLS 12.2.1.X Patch Set release is TBD. Without a subsequent Patch Set release, this version has error correction support as per the Lifetime Support Policy document's Premier and Extended Support dates. Look for "12.2.x".


Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Release 1 (12.1) - FMW/WLS


The following table provides the date each version was released and its end of error correction:


Version Release Date Release Announcement End of Grace Period
WLS 12.1.1.0.0 DEC 2011 n/a JUL 2015 (b)
FMW 12.1.2.0.0 JUL 2013 <Note 1567707.1> JUN 2016 (b)
FMW 12.1.3.0.0 JUN 2014 <Note 1567707.1> (a)(b)(c)
WLS = Oracle WebLogic Server
FMW = WLS and Oracle Fusion Middleware products*
* Products are generally included with the Announcement, but always verify within Lifetime Support Policy for potential differences

(a) Since there are no patch set releases for 12c R1, end of Error Correction Support is determined by a subsequent minor release to set the beginning of the grace period. Without a subsequent release, this version has error correction support as per the Lifetime Support Policy document's Premier and Extended Support dates. Look for "12.1.x".
(b) For 12c Release 1 (12.1), the grace period date is set based on the third digit or minor version, (e.g., 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3) with a two year grace period for these 12.1.x releases.  See Error Correction Policy <Note 209768.1> and look for "Oracle Fusion Middleware Appendix A.2". 
(c) Announced Nov 24, 2016 - Version 12.1.3 is the terminal release for 12.1.x with no planned Patch Sets. Refer to (a). The direction is to upgrade to the next major release, see above 12.2 table and <Note 2067900.1>, Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Release 2 (12.2) Announcements.

 

 

Modification History

Date Comment
  23-Oct-2014 Created in collaboration with ECP document's Appendix A.2
  24-Nov-2014 Added footnote for expected terminal release
  26-Oct-2015 Added row for 12.2.1
  27-Jun-2016 Added row for 12.2.1.1 and set date for 12.2.1.0. Moved R1's 3rd digit explanation from top of document to table footnote as it becomes important difference between R1 and R2.
  28-Jun-2016 Split the 12.2 and 12.1 releases into separate tables to avoid confusion. They need to be treated separately. The release of any R2 does not affect anything on R1, they have separate life cycles.
  13-Jul-2016 Clarified "a" for 12c R1 in regards to minor release taking place of patch set release
  25-Oct-2016 Added row for 12.2.1.2 which set expiration date on 12.2.1.1
  21-Jul-2017 Clarified 12.1.x and 12.2.x at top and how all .x versions in LSP are subject to ECP
  03-Oct-2017 Added 12.2.1.3 on release date, but confirmed end of Grace Period date for 12.2.1.2.
  26-Apr-2019 No update, verified details are still up to date.
  19-Jun-2019 No update, verified details are still up to date.

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