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  • Oracle Fusion Application for Apps DBAs – Concepts

    Posted by "" in "Beginners, fusion" on 2011-06-07

    I am starting series “Oracle Fusion Application for Apps DBAs” on this blog and would like to hear topics which you want to see on this blog regarding Oracle Fusion Applications (under comments).   

     —— Oracle Fusion Application Architecture ———–


    Oracle Fusion Applications is set of business applications (CRM, HCM, HRMS, Financials..) deployed on Oracle Fusion Middleware  (as middleware) and using Oracle Database as data repository .

    1. Oracle Applications is delivered as a Suite (collection of modules), but can be adopted in modules (suset of Suite).

    2. Various Modules in Fusion Applications are
    a) Oracle Fusion CRM (Customer Relationship Management) – customers, contacts, and resources
    b)Oracle Fusion Financials – assets, ledgers, cash cycle, invoices and payments, accounts receivable, collections, and setup of sub-ledger accounting and tax configuration
    c) Oracle Fusion HCM (Human Capital Management) – Employee management for an organization
    d) Oracle Fusion Procurement  – procurement including requisitions, purchase orders, and supplier negotiations
    e) Oracle Fusion PPM (Project Portfolio Management) – projects, budget, forecast, collect costs, bill customers, and report performance.
    f) Oracle Fusion SCM (Supply Chain Management) – integrates and automates all key supply chain processes.
    g) Oracle Fusion Setup – special product family for Functional Setup and setting up Home Page or Help.
    h) Oracle Fusion GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) – automated controls enforcement to enable sustainable risk and compliance management.

    3. EAR, JAR, and WAR
    a) EAR is enterprise application archive (enterprise application) which contains JAR and WAR files.
    b) JAR is Java application Archive which contains Java EE application.
    c) WAR is Web application Archive which contains Web Application.

    Each product in Fusion Application typically has one-to-one relationship with EAR file, for ex. EarSales.ear is an enterprise application for product Sales.

    4. Product Families (CRM, HCM, Financials) mentioned above contains one or more Java EE applications and are deployed on Oracle WebLogic Server.

    5. An application can contain multiple products, and a product can also span across multiple  applications.

    6.There are two type of components in Fusion Middleware , Java Components(deployed and managed by WebLogic) and System Component (managed by OPMN) and Fusion Applications uses both these components.

    For basic concepts in Oracle Fusion Middleware click here

    7.  Oracle Fusion Applications consists of following components
    a) Oracle Fusion Applications (CRM, HCM, Projects, Financials…)
    b) Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Components for Fusion Applications (Enterprise Scheduler, FMW Extension for Applications, Crawl & Search and Functional Setup Manager)
    Note: Enterprise Scheduler is similar to Concurrent Manager in EBS 11i/R12
    c) Oracle Fusion Middleware (WebLogic, OHS, WebGate, OWSM, ADF, OBIEE, ODI, ECM, IDAM, IDM, WebCenter, SOA, OWSM..)
    d) Database

    8. Task of Fusion Applications Administrators
    a) Installation and Deployment
    b) Management & Availability
    c) Debugging/Troubleshooting
    d) Cloning
    e) Backup & Recovery
    f)Patching (Fusion Applications Patch Manager, AutoPatch, AD Controller)

    Note: To understand Fusion Applications Deployment, it is important to understand concept of Domain , Admin Server, Managed Server and Cluster explained here

    9.Oracle Fusion Applications is currently available for Linux x86-64 from eDelivery edelivery


    Oracle Fusion Applications deployment topology and installation coming soon ….

    Related Posts for Fusion Apps

    1. Oracle Fusion Applications Overview
    2. Oracle Fusion Application for Apps DBAs – Concepts
    3. Install Oracle Fusion Applications in 10 Steps
    4. Oracle Fusion Applications : Provisioning Framework Overview
    5. Oracle Fusion Applications : Provisioning Framework Installation
    6. Provision Transaction Database for Oracle Fusion Applications
    7. Create Fusion Applications Schema using RCU : fusion & otbi
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    9. Fusion Apps Installation : Database Provisioning Failed during listener start
    10. Fusion Applications : 128 GB memory and 500 GB Disk space : Are you ready
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    12. Fusion Applications Installation Part II – Configure Oracle Internet Directory
    13. Fusion Applications Installation Part III – Configure Policy and Identity Store
    14. Fusion Applications Installation Part IV – Extend WebLogic Domain to include OIM/OAM and configure OIM
    15. Fusion Applications Installation Part V – Integrate OIM with OAM
    16. Oracle Fusion Application 11.1.3 is now available
    17. Oracle Fusion Applications 11.1.3 Installation Experience
    18. FA Installation Error : runProvisioning-preverify FAPROV-00298 make sure password FUSION_RUNTIME schema password is valid
    19. FA Installation Error 2 – List of failed Validation in OIM OAM_Validation: Cannot perform OAM Validation as null
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    21. Oracle FA Installation Error 3: private-preverify-free-space The file system only has 190113 MB, but 204800 MB is needed
    22. Oracle Fusion Applications (FA) 11g R1 PS3 (11.1.4) is now available
    23. Oracle Fusion Applications (11g Release 7) 11.1.7 is now available to Download & Install
    24. Oracle Fusion Applications 11.1.8 is now available

    18 Responses to “Oracle Fusion Application for Apps DBAs – Concepts”

    1. Sai says:

      Hi Atul,

      Very nice introduction of Oracle Fusion Applications. Thank you.

      My question here is
      Can we use oracle fusion applications as replacement of Oracle E-business Suite?
      What I mean is can oracle fusion application cater all the functionalities and requirements of the client who wants to use e-business suite?

      Thank you,

    2. Atul Kumar says:

      @ Sai,

      I don’t think all EBS R12 functionality is yet in Fusion Applications. My suggestion would be to look in Functional Documentation for Fusion Apps.

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    6. akash says:

      Hi atul,

      Can you please tell what each of Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Components do???
      1.Enterprise Scheduler,
      2.FMW Extension for Applications,
      3.Crawl & Search and Functional Setup Manager

    7. Atul Kumar says:

      @ Akash,

      1.Enterprise Scheduler,
      A: This is similar to concurrent manager in 11i/R12. This is used to schedule jobs/tasks in Fusion Apps

      2.FMW Extension for Applications
      A: This is used as integration engine from Fusion Applications (EAR file, j2ee code deployed) to fusion middleware (SOA, WebCenter, UCM/ECM, OBIEE)

      3.Crawl & Search and Functional Setup Manager
      A: Crawl & Search is used for search functionality in fusion application and functional setup manager is used to do functional setup in fusion applications.

    8. prenan says:

      How far Oracle Fuison Apps will be useful for DBA’s? wat could be the demand in coming years?


    9. Atul Kumar says:

      @ prenan,
      In 4-5 years time most of Oracle/Peoplesoft/JDE/Siebel customers will use FA

    10. prenan says:


      Thanks for your comment. As an Apps DBA, how can i start learning FA? Is is possible to learn in personal lap? Pl guide me with any links or docs to understand the requirements


    11. Atul Kumar says:

      @ prenan ,
      I don’t think you can put full fusion apps on laptop as it requires approx 120 GB memory and 250 GB Disk .

      For links and documentation check posts under this series (Fusion Apps) on this blog.

    12. Neha says:

      Hi Atul,

      Can I install enterprise scheduler services as a standalone component to schedule jobs for SOA, or this needs to be installed with the complete Fusion applications package.


      • Atul Kumar says:

        @ Neha,
        I don’t think ESS is available as standalone product. It is part of Fusion Applications (FA). Check with Oracle Product Support or your Oracle sales representative.

    13. Neha says:

      Thanks Atul.

    14. prenan says:


      Is OFA available for Linux alone? What abt other platforms???

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