Due to recent document changes regarding oracle versions, this document was created in order to clarify those changes. This document discusses supportedversions of the Oracle client and server. It also describes the nature of problems you may see if working in a non-supported version of Oracle.
Purpose: Due to recent document changes regarding oracle versions, this document was created in order to clarify those changes. This document discusses supported versions of the Oracle client and server. It also describes the nature of problems you may see if working in a non-supported version of Oracle.
Required Version of Oracle Client and Supported Version of Database Server:
Oracle client version 220.127.116.11 must be installed on the App/Web server even if the database server is of a lower version.
- On a single tier installation, installing an Oracle client which is a different version from the database software might cause irreversible damage both to the Oracle client and server. If installing on a single tier system the Oracle client and server should be the same version. If you are running on a multi-tiered environment then the database server can be any of the supported versions as long as the client on the App/Web server is 18.104.22.168.
- On a single tiered install Windows and Oracle should both be entirely 32-bit. If installing a multi-tiered environment Windows can be 64-bit but the client should still be 32-bit on the APP/Web server. The remote database can be entirely 64-bit in that multi-tiered situation.
- During the installation we are checking for the existence of a working Oracle client but we do not validate the version.
- Oracle client version 22.214.171.124 can access an Oracle Database Server Oracle 9i Release 2 or later.
Starting with BSI version 8.2 database server 10.2.0.4 is not supported anymore. Only 10.2.0.5 (out of Oracle 10g version) and up will be supported for the database server (again, not for the client). As for the problem you will face if working in a non-supported Oracle version, it will manifest as a connection problem in various places, could be services which are unable to load or a non-working GUI. The symptoms may vary but the error message willalways point to a connection/Oracle problem.
- Database Server 10.2.0.5 or 126.96.36.199 are compatible with client 188.8.131.52 for multi-tiered installs.
- If you have not upgraded to database server version 184.108.40.206 we recommend doing so.
32-bit VS. 64-bit
For all versions of BSI up to and including 8.2;
Single-tiered installs: We only support 32-bit Operating systems because we require the 32-bit Oracle client and you should not mix a 32-bit Oracle client with a 64-bit Oracle database on the same platform. Performance issues were found running the 32-bit Oracle database on a 64-bit platform, since this is not a recommended environment by Oracle this is no longer supported.
Multi-tiered installs: We support the 32-bit Oracle client on a 64-bit platform for the App/Web server. The database server can be 32-bit or 64-bit and the Oracle software can be 32-bit or 64-bit, but they should match the platform and follow Oracle's recommendations.
The minimum required database, version, character set, server prerequisites are listed in the table on this page.
| RDBMS Vendor/ |
| Database Version/ |
|Database Software Version||Platform||Character Set|
|Oracle||Oracle 10 Standard, Enterprise, or RAC||10.2.0.5||Oracle certified operating system||AL32UTF8 WE8MSWIN1252|
|Oracle 11 Standard, Enterprise, or RAC||220.127.116.11||Oracle certified operating system||AL32UTF8 WE8MSWIN1252|
|Oracle 11 Standard, Enterprise, or RAC||18.104.22.168||Oracle certified operating system||AL32UTF8 WE8MSWIN1252|
Install the 32-bit Oracle client listed here.
|RDBMS Vendor/ Database ||Database Version/ Edition ||Database Software Version ||Platform ||Character Set* |
|Oracle||Oracle 11 Standard, Enterprise, or RAC||22.214.171.124||Oracle certified operating system|
Oracle Instant Client and Downloads
Please note that as of the time this document was written, Oracle requires an Oracle CSI number and login in order to download the full 126.96.36.199 database version. It is currently only available from Oracle's technical support site. The client MUST be installed from this full version. BSI requires the OLDDB libraries and these are NOT included as part of the Oracle instant client which is the only one which can be downloaded for free without an Oracle CSI. The instant client will not work with BSI.