With Christmas nearly upon us, many people are busy planning for the festive season and starting to look forward to 2020. However, there might just be a nasty late Christmas present in store when Microsoft release their latest security update which is due towards March 2020.Read more >
Since the last Oracle Critical Patch Update in April, there have been two additional patches released by Oracle (29694149/29800003) to address critical vulnerabilities (CVE-2019–2725 and CVE-2019-2729) with the Weblogic Server 10.3.x version used by Oracle EPM.Read more >
Load testing allows you to test your EPM system to determine how it performs while being used by several users doing various activities in the system simultaneously. It can also be used to determine how much load the system can handle before it starts slowing down and eventually failing.Read more >
Recently we had a request from an Oracle Cloud administrator who wanted to change user passwords programmatically. We came up with a solution to create a program that mimics the web requests that a normal user would make when changing their own password.Read more >
Since our last Meltdown post, Intel have released stable firmware for our server CPUs. This means we have now been able to run our tests with not only the Microsoft patches in place but with full Spectre/Meltdown mitigation at CPU and OS level.
We have now also added Hyperion Essbase to our Spectre/Meltdown Tests.Read more >
The Java 6 codeline saw its first release in 2006. It is now old enough that even the generous Oracle support schedule has decreed that it will not receive new updates after December 2018. This is probably why Oracle recently published two KM notes (2351525.1 and 2351499.1) describing how to use Java 7 with EPM products: support for the EPM 11.1.2.x suite actually ends in 2021, so any EPM instance would be running for three years on a technically-unsupported JVM if they were stuck on Java 6. Java 7 support ends in July 2022, resolving this problem.Read more >