Oracle Fail Safe Release 4.1 Software Compatibility
May 13, 2013


Oracle Fail Safe supports automatic clusterwide configuration of highly available databases and applications on Windows server clusters with one, two, or more nodes.

Oracle Fail Safe Manager is compatible with the following operating systems.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

Oracle Fail Safe Manager has compatibility issues with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Refer to the section below "Oracle Fail Safe Manager Display Issues with Windows" for more information.

Oracle Fail Safe Manager is also compatible with Oracle Fail Safe Server version 3.4.2.4 and later patch sets.

Oracle Fail Safe Server is compatible with the software listed in the table below.

Software Release or Version

Oracle Database (Standard and Enterprise Editions)

Oracle 11g Release 2 (11.2)

Oracle 12c Release 1 (12.1)

Oracle Management Agent

Release 11.1

(A Management Agent release for Microsoft Windows only)

Microsoft Windows Platforms

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

For the most current certification information please consult My Oracle Support.

 

Oracle Fail Safe Manager Display Issues with Windows


On Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 systems, Oracle Fail Safe Manager may not display dialog boxes correctly. Windows may not display the graphical user interface (GUI) elements with the correct layering or z-order.

For example, if you click a drop-down list in a dialog box, the dialog box will drop behind its parent window, leaving the drop-down list displayed over the parent window instead of the dialog box that it belongs to. Similarly, in a dialog box with a tooltip, if you move your cursor over the window, the tooltip is displayed but the dialog box will drop behind its parent window.

This issue exists in previous versions of Windows, but with the upgrade of Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to.NET 4.0 this issue is now seen in MMC applications that use Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) to create forms. The new Oracle Fail Safe Manager is MMC based and uses the WPF in most windows and dialog boxes. Thus, the new Fail Safe Manager is likely to encounter the z-order issues. Oracle is working with Microsoft for a solution to this issue.

To avoid these issues, install Oracle Fail Safe Manager on a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or a Microsoft Windows 7 system and remotely manage clusters from that system.