OBIEE 11g installation on Linux
- Oracle Business Intelligence is now more
integrate with the Oracle Fusion Middleware software family.
- Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer
replaces the installer that was used in previous versions of Oracle Business
Intelligence. It can perform software installation
and configuration steps in the same process or
separately in their own processes
Oracle WebLogic Server replaces Oracle
Application Server and Oracle Containers for Java (OC4J).
This release add the following administration
WebLogic Server scripting tool (WLST) for managing the Oracle WebLogic
OPMN and the opmnctl commands for the Oracle
Process Manager and Notification Server.
A database repository must be created before installation of the components with the Repository
Creation Utility (RCU) tool
You cannot add Oracle Business Intelligence to an existing domain created by
Oracle WebLogic Server or another Oracle Fusion Middleware product
A) Operating System
Recommended OS – In our Case its Linux Version mentioned in the OCDM
Following things must be done in order to proceed for OBIEE 11g Installation
of the install group
[root@oel11g ~]# groupadd oinstall
2. Creation of the OBI User
[root@oel11g ~]# /usr/sbin/useradd obi -g oinstall
[root@oel11g ~]# passwd obi
Changing password for user obi.
New UNIX password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is WAY too short
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
Creation of the Middleware Home
mkdir -p /MiddlewareHome
chown -R obi:oinstall /MiddlewareHome
chmod -R 775 /MiddlewareHome
- chown: Change owner to the user obi
chmod 775: Everything is allowed for the owner and read
and execute access are allowed for everyone
The prerequis verification of the installer will
check all package. With an Oracle Database 11g installed, you need only to
install one package
(compat-db-4.1.25-9) that you can get from yum
of from the installation DVD.
On yum, I found the package
compat-db-4.2.52-5.1.i386.rpm that I have copied and installed from the tmp
[root@oel11g tmp]# rpm -Uvh compat-db-4.2*
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:compat-db ########################################### [100%]
Set the File Handle Limit parameter
Set the hard and soft limit to the OBI user by
modifying the file limits.conf such as for a
obi soft nofile 4096
obi hard nofile 65536
The maximum File-descriptor must be at
To discover the file-descriptor settings, run
the command ulimit -a
Or set file-descriptor using the command ulimit
[root@oel11g dev]# ulimit -a|grep open
open files (-n) 4096
You can add them in the .bash_profile shell startup script
of the obi user.
# File Descriptor Limit
ulimit -n 10240
# Database Parameters
The database 11gR2 is required
C) DHCP Computer
If you attempt to install on a machine that is
using DHCP, does not have a primary DNS
suffix, and does not have a loopback adapter configured, then the Oracle BI
installer will stop at the screen prompting for the Administrator user details.
This appears as a red cross in the tree on the left hand side of the installer.
This issue is caused by the installer not being able to resolve the IP address
to a hostname.
D) Get the installation files
for Oracle Business Intelligence
and for the RCU
Creation of the metadata repository (with RCU)
Two metadata repositories are needed for:
the Metadata Services (MDS)
Intelligence Platform (BIPLATFORM) .
To run RCU, you must
possess the DBA privilege and logged in as SYSDBA (for
example, as user SYS).
When you run RCU, you
are creating databases schemas and tablespaces using CREATE ANY SCHEMA, ALTER
ANY SCHEMA, CREATE TABLE, CREATE TABLESPACE, and so on. RCU
updates the schema_version_registry by writing entries to the
system.schema_version_registry$ system table.
Each Oracle Business Intelligence system (BI
domain) requires its own set of database schemas. Two or more systems cannot
share the same set of schemas (repository).
This requirement does not apply when you scale out
an Oracle Business Intelligence system. In a scaled out (clustered) system, you
only run RCU and install the database schemas
once, before installing the primary node of the Oracle Business Intelligence
cluster (the BI domain for the cluster gets created at that time). Additional
Oracle Business Intelligence nodes that you install during the scale-out process
become members of that domain and, therefore, use the same set of schemas.
The following privileges are
granted to users created by RCU:
Note : RCU
is available only on 32-bit Linux
and Windows platforms.
Go to RCU_HOME/bin
Linux and UNIX: ./rcu
Welcome > Next
Step 1 of 7: Create Repository > Create >
Step 2 of 7: Database Connection Detail > Fill in
the connection detail > Next
Step 3 of 7: Component Detail > Select the
Oracle Business Intelligence Compoment. This action automatically selects the
Metadata Services (MDS) schema (under the AS Common Schemas group), which is
also required by Oracle Business Intelligence.
Step 4 of 7: Schema Passwords > Use Same
Password for all schemas (pwd)
From the documentation: If
you do not select the Use same password for all schemas option and provide a
single password for both schemas to share, issues might occur with your Oracle
Business Intelligence installation.
Step 5 of 7: Map TableSpaces > Next.
Step 6 of 7: Summary > Next.
Step 7 of 7: Completion Summary > Close. The
log files are in the directory RCU_HOME\log.
3. Installing OBIEE 11G
Note : On Linux, running Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer as the
root user is not supported.
To start the installer launch on the directory
bishiphome/Disk1/ the file below:
./runInstaller for Linux
(without the sh extension). There are total 5 Disks for this Installation and make sure that all the Disks are in a single folder and executable permission is set for all.
Make sure that you have created a separate user for OBIEE.
Unzip the downloaded files and copy the DISKS to the the bishiphome folder
the bishiphome folder should have all the DISKS in that.
Start the installation by selecting runInstaller.
Step 1-14 : click NEXT
Step 2-14: Select skip software updates.
Step 3-14: Select Simple/Enterprise install
Step 4-14 : Resolve any missing “Operating System Packages” error before going any further, as shown below
If some package is not installed then install it from installation media or download it from following locations:
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5- source packages only
CentOS Linux 5i386
CentOS Linux 5x86_64
Step 5-15 : give ur weblogic password.
Step 6-15 : Provide you INSTALLATION HOME directory
Step 7-15 : select business intelligence /leave default
Step 8-15: Provide the database connection details
Database type : Oracle Database
Connect string : localhost:1521:orcl (give your oracle service name)
BIPLATFORM Schema : <schema created with RCU>
Password : <password>
Complete the remaining steps and start the INSTALL
Make sure that all the steps have succeeded.
Click NEXT and finish the install.
Now the installation is complete:
access OBIEE from the below url: