In order to keep our GHE technology current, I urge all ArcGIS Desktop users to upgrade to 10.5 sooner rather than later.
I will be asking Mike Bijou and Butch to allocate some time at the weekly GHE SME users group meeting to go over what is required by end-users to migrate to 10.5 and to be using the Oracle 12c instances, rather than Oracle 11.
Chief, R&D, Congressional Research Service Group
Library of Congress
We’ve completed the upgrade to Oracle 12c in production, and ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 is available to be pushed to LIB machines through your local IT automation group. We will be maintaining the 11g database for a period of two weeks to allow for a smooth transition for anyone still using it. Please note that names of the SDE connections for the new 12c databases will start with “g2”, while SDE connections for the old 11g databases start with “gh”. Please be sure to run the MXD update script at some point during the transition period to ensure that your MXDs can map successfully to the new database.
As always, please be sure to report any issues or problems you might run into to the GHE team!
GHE Team Developer