Navigating the Mandatory Oracle EPM Cloud Migration from OCI Classic to OCI Gen 2: A Comprehensive Guide

Migrating your Oracle EPM Cloud environment from OCI Classic to OCI Gen 2 is a crucial step for businesses, and understanding the two different migration scenarios is essential for a successful transition.

Oracle-Managed Migration

This migration option is suitable for organizations seeking minimal disruption and less time investment. Oracle sets the migration timeframe, and the current URL remains the same, reducing the impact on end-users. This scenario offers limited testing time and may be ideal for organizations with fewer resources for the migration process.

Customer-Managed Migration

For organizations wanting more control and willing to invest time and resources, this option requires a new URL and additional work, such as updating connections and informing users. You’ll have more time and control over the process, allowing for a more tailored migration experience.

Migration Process

Regardless of the chosen scenario, the migration process involves several steps, such as configuring Single Sign-On with your Identity Provider, cloning the Oracle EPM Cloud environments, and updating Smart View URLs. Oracle now offers a loaner environment on Gen2 infrastructure to help organizations familiarize themselves with OCI Gen 2 before migration, making the transition smoother.


Migrating Oracle EPM Cloud from OCI Classic to OCI Gen 2 is a complex process that requires careful planning and execution. By understanding the differences between the Oracle-managed and customer-managed migration scenarios and following the steps outlined in this guide, organizations can successfully migrate their EPM Cloud environment to the new platform with minimal disruption to their end-users.

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