Recommendations

We often get asked to recommend what settings or what patches should be used with a particular product.  On this page we will maintain links to our latest recommendations for various products.  This is by no means a complete list for every product and these recommendations may not be the best for every possible use case.  You should do your own research and make your own decisions taking into account your own circumstances!

Please review this post for recommended JVM settings for any of the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g products.

Recommended versions and patches for:

  • Oracle BPM 10g release stream
    10.3.2 with patch 10387040
  • Oracle BPM or SOA 11g release stream
    New installations should use 11.1.1.6 with Bundle Patch 7
  • HotSpot JVM
    1.7.0_40, or if you prefer to stay with 1.6, then the latest update for 1.6

One more note, on 64-bit platforms, we often get asked if it is ok to run 32-bit versions of the Fusion Middleware product on a 64-bit platform.  Our answer is “No, it’s not.  If you are using a 64-bit platform, you should use a 64-bit Operating System, a 64-bit JVM, and the 64-bit (i.e. ‘generic’) versions of all of the Fusion Middleware products.  You should use a 64-bit database too if it is on the same box.”

So, these are our recommendations.  These are based on our experience.  They are not “official Oracle recommendations” although some of us are Oracle employees, this is our own view, not necessarily Oracle’s.

One more thing, if you don’t agree with our recommendations, that’s fine with us, no need to write and let us know, just go ahead and do whatever you like in your own environment.  As we said, these are not going to be perfect for everybody in every case.  These are general recommendations based on our experiences with many, many customers running these products across a broad range of environments and use cases.

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