OBIEE 11g Architecture Best Practices

Mark Rittman, Director, Rittman Mead Oracle Open World 2010, San Francisco, September 2010
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Introductions
• • • • • • Mark Rittman, Co-Founder of Rittman Mead Oracle ACE Director, specialising in Oracle BI&DW 14 Years Experience with Oracle Technology Regular columnist for Oracle Magazine Author of forthcoming Oracle Press book on OBIEE 11g Writer for Rittman Mead Blog : http://www.rittmanmead.com/blog • Email : mark.rittman@rittmanmead.com • Twitter : @markrittman

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Rittman Mead Oracle BI Training Days 2010
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Oracle Business Intelligence 11g
• • • • The latest release of OBIEE (Oracle BI Enterprise Edition) Major changes to front-end, integration, architecture Objective is to make it more “enterprise-ready” Closely integrated with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g

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com Sunday.0.com W: www. alerting • Reporting technology that will be embedded in Fusion Applications • Web 2. Dashboards • Updated. fully thin-client T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. ad-hoc analysis. task-based interface based on Oracle ADF • Integrated reporting. scorecard.rittmanmead. dashboards. Scorecards. 5 September 2010 . Ad-Hoc Querying.New User Interface.

rittmanmead.com Sunday.com W: www. and Integration with Business Processes • • • • Web Service.Action Framework. business processes “closed-loop” business intelligence Leverages Oracle/standard WS technologies “Actionable Intelligence” T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 . HTTP and Java integration with applications.

com W: www.Based on Fusion Middleware 11g Platform • • • • Fully-integrated with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Common security (Oracle Identity Management.com Sunday. 5 September 2010 . Oracle Access Manager) Built on WebLogic Server Managed through Fusion Middleware Control (Enterprise Manager) • Built using multiple technologies including JDeveloper (ADF) T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.rittmanmead.

5 September 2010 .rittmanmead.com Sunday.com W: www. deparmental and enterprise deployments? • How has security changed since OBIEE 10g? T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.Key Architecture Questions this Session Will Answer • • • • How does it all fit together? How and why does it use WebLogic Server? What are the key architectural differences between OBIEE 10g and 11g How does it use Fusion Middleware Control to unify management across the platform? • What are typical topologies for desktop.

1.com W: www. 5 September 2010 .rittmanmead. but now integrated with FMW WLS stack T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.1.com Sunday.3) • Same fundamental components as 10g.3) version only supports WLS 11g (10.OBIEE 11g Single-Node Architecture • Overall stack is an Oracle BI Domain • Made up of three areas ‣ WLS Admin Server + FMW Control (EM) ‣ System Components ‣ WLS Managed Server with Java Components • Initial (11.

are controlled by OPMN. 5 September 2010 . and are managed by Fusion Middleware Control • Java Components are JEE applications. Java Components and OPMN • OBIEE components divided into System and Java components • System components are still C/C++ executables. and are controlled by FMW Control T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. are installed in the managed server.OBIEE 11g System Components.com Sunday.com W: www.rittmanmead.

stopping managed servers T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. stopping system components • Node Manager used for starting.com W: www. shutdown. security.Administration and Management • WLS Admin Server used for controlling WLS platform ‣ Startup.com Sunday. 5 September 2010 . non-OBIEE specific tasks • Fusion Middleware Control (EM) used for managing OBIEE • OPMN used for starting.rittmanmead.

BI Publisher J2EE application etc) • Some reworking has taken place in 11gR1 (unified logging. PDF. Websphere.com W: www.com Sunday. XLS. TXT over HTTP/HTTPS Web Browser Javascript for Usability & Interactivity Oracle BI Publisher Delivery Server Layout Interfaces XSL Data Logic Oracle BI Presentation Services SOAP Web Services. SOAP over HTTP/HTTPS External Applications and Portals ODBC over TCP/IP (SSL) Oracle Delivers Server Scheduling/Event Services Agent Execution Logic Device Adaptive Content TCP/IP (SSL) Oracle BI Server Logical SQL ODBC/JDBC (Logical Business Model) Session Management Intelligent Request Generation Metadata Interchange Load Balancer Oracle BI Cluster Controller Logical Request Generation Cache Services Navigator Multi-Pass / Sub-Request Logic Fragmentation Optimization Aggregate Navigator Optimized Query Rewrites Execution Engine Oracle BI Administration Metadata Management Services Multi-User Development Services Metadata Documentation Services Server Management Services vs . plus clustering (OBIEE). .11g Architecture Compared to 10g Architecture • Main difference is wrapping components in WLS platform and EM management • Individual servers. Presentation Server. CLI. Security and Session Mngmt Cache Services (Web) & Connection Mngmt HTML.rittmanmead. Tomcat. management of config files using EM etc) • Basic concepts. 5 September 2010 System / Perf Monitoring Security Services Query Govern. XML. scheduling etc are the same as in 10g Web Server (IIS. components are still the same (BI Server. iPlanet) SAW Bridge (J2EE/ISAPI) XML. OCI. MDX Analytical and Operational Data Sources T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. HTML. XML and URL Interface Oracle Interactive Dashboards Oracle Answers TCP/IP (SSL) Web Catalog Service XML Framework User Profiling. Externalized Authentication LDAP DB Authentication Custom Authenticator Data Source Adapters ODBC.

com W: www. system-wide management of all nodes across BI domain Performance monitoring and tuning 1-click scale-out and online clustering Management of RPDs. initially) hand-editing of config files (NQSConfig.INI etc) T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.rittmanmead.The Role of Fusion Middleware Control (EM) • • • • Unified.com Sunday. web catalogs etc • Patching & upgrades • Replaces (in part. 5 September 2010 .

com W: www.Default Use of Clustering • During installation. Cluster Controller is automatically installed and configured to create a default 1-node cluster • Makes it easier to add cluster nodes after install ‣ Vertical clustering and horizontal clustering T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .com Sunday.

xml) System components still need restart after config change Still single default RPD per BI Server Clustering. instanceconfig. 5 September 2010 .com Sunday.com W: www.INI.rittmanmead. caching still the same basic technology RPD is still held in a binary file Web Catalog still a filesystem directory Logging still to files (though now centralized to diagnostics directory) T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.What Hasn’t Changed Since OBIEE 10g • • • • • • • All configuration data is still held in text files (NQSConfig.

diagnostics.com W: www.rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 . WebCat) in the BI Instance Home • WLS binaries in the WL Home • WLS domain files in Domain Home • Separation of binaries from configuration/instance files T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.com Sunday. config files.OBIEE 11g Default Filesystem Layout • Binaries in the BI Oracle Home • Configuration files (RPD.

5 September 2010 .com Sunday.com W: www.rittmanmead.Leveraging Oracle Fusion Middleware Technologies • OBIEE 11g leverages many Fusion Middleware 11g technologies ‣ WLS (WebLogic Server) ‣ OPMN (Oracle Process Manager and Notification Server) ‣ OPSS (Oracle Platform Security Services) ‣ DMS (Dynamic Monitoring System) ‣ ODL (Oracle Diagnostic Logging) ‣ JPS (Java Platform Security) ‣ CSF (Credential Store Framework) ‣ OPATCH / OPACK ‣ UA (Upgrade Assistant) ‣ RCU (Repository Creation Assistant) T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.

Enterprise or Software-only install option • Binaries installed first. BI Publisher etc • Installation then performed using Oracle Universal Installer ‣ Simple.rittmanmead.Installation and Schema Creation • First installation step is to set up the OBIEE database schema BIPLATFORM ‣ Contains tables from 10g S_NQ_ACCT.com W: www. then BI Domain created including managed server T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. S_NQ_SCHED. 5 September 2010 .com Sunday.

process “ping” • Managed via EM.rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .com W: www.com Sunday.OPMN • Used for distributed process start/stop/restart • Process recovery (optional). or from command line • Can also be used for performance collection (DMS) • Required on every OBIEE server • Standard FMW process control tool C:\Middleware\Oracle_BI1\opmn\bin>opmnctl status Processes in Instance: instance1 ---------------------------------+--------------------+---------+--------ias-component | process-type | pid | status ---------------------------------+--------------------+---------+--------coreapplication_obiccs1 | OracleBIClusterCo~ | 3364 | Alive coreapplication_obisch1 | OracleBIScheduler~ | 1012 | Alive coreapplication_obijh1 | OracleBIJavaHostC~ | 4400 | Alive coreapplication_obips1 | OracleBIPresentat~ | 2092 | Alive coreapplication_obis1 | OracleBIServerCom~ | 5040 | Alive T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.

DMS and Oracle Diagnostic Logging • Most logs now searchable from Fusion Middleware Control • Those that do now include an ECID (Execution Context ID) that ties together entries across logs relating to a single transaction • DMS (Dynamic Monitoring System) records performance data across system (similar to Perfmon. 5 September 2010 .rittmanmead.com W: www.com Sunday. JMX Counters) T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.

needs element of resilience / scalability • not overcomplicated installation.use of firewalls. smallest footprint • No contingency for HA. Resilence etc 2.com Sunday. DMZ etc • Highly resilient..com W: www.rittmanmead. simple maintenance • Ability to create DEV. • Highly secure . failover for all components • Failover extends to RDBMS level • Suitable for enterprise-wide deployment of OBIEE 11g T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. Desktop / Laptop Install • Quick installation.. 5 September 2010 . Enterprise Install (optional Vertical/Horizontal Scaleout) • As with Departmental install.Three Sample Deployments 1. TEST etc environments 3. Departmental Install with Horizonal Scaleout • Production installation. plus. Failover.

Deployment Topology 1 : Desktop / Laptop T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.rittmanmead.com W: www. 5 September 2010 .com Sunday.

500MB for supporting schemas Currently Windows or Linux.com Sunday. 5 September 2010 .com W: www. 32/64 bit (Linux also requires Windows for BI Administration tool) • Browser must be Firefox 3+ or IE7+ (Safari not yet certified) T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.rittmanmead.Desktop / Laptop Deployment Considerations • • • • Can be installed using either the Simple or Enterprise install options Requires a machine with (minimum) 3-4Gb or (recommended) 8GB RAM 20Gb disk space for OBIEE 11g files.

com W: www.com Sunday.Deployment Topology 2 : Departmental w/Horizonal Scaleout T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .rittmanmead.

optionally scaled out across nodes (managed servers) • BI Instance : BI Servers. Presentation Servers etc. can span n physical hosts T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.com W: www. plus Managed Server(s). 5 September 2010 .1.rittmanmead. optionally scaled up and out across nodes • Each Oracle BI Domain (in 11.com Sunday. across n hosts ‣ Java components.3) has a single WebLogic Domain and BI Instance ‣ Logical containers. across n hosts ‣ System components.1.Definition: Domains and Instances • Oracle BI Domain : The overall OBIEE system • WebLogic Domain : Admin Server.

and departmental deployment ‣ Reasonable capacity. so will need to perform full (Simple) install for developers and disable services T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.1.3) does not have ability to do client-only install. some redundancy.Departmental Deployment Considerations • Database separated out into its own host • Scale-out option has been used. to add an additional managed server ‣ Mainly addresses capacity.com W: www. but some availability benefits • HTTP server runs from within BIHOST • System components are clustered across BIHOST1 and BIHOST2 • Typical system for team of developers. simple to adminster • Note: current version (11.com Sunday. 5 September 2010 .1.rittmanmead.

5 September 2010 .com Sunday. and usage of spare capacity ‣ Doesn’t protect against the whole server failing though T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.rittmanmead.Vertical Scaleout of System Components • Spare capacity on an individual host can be used by adding additional system components • Can add additional BI Servers. Presentation Servers and Java Hosts • Useful for resilience.com W: www.

com W: www.com Sunday.rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .Vertical Clustering Step 1 : View Scalout Recommendations • View Potential Points of Failure report on Capacity Management > Availability • Recommends scaling-out BI Server. BI Presentation Server and BI JavaHost T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.

Presentation Servers and Java Hosts • Set Port Range From (usually can leave at default) T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.Vertical Clustering Step 2 : Add New System Components • Use Capacity Management > Scalability to add additional BI Servers.com Sunday. 5 September 2010 .com W: www.rittmanmead.

com Sunday.Vertical Clustering Step 3 : Check Components Provisioned • View System Components Availability from Capacity Management > Availability • Components should be provisioned.rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .com W: www. but not started up • Press Restart All to proceed T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.

the other will take over (active-active clustering) T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .rittmanmead.Vertical Clustering Step 4 : Start New System Components • Check Capacity Management > Availability to check all components running • Clustering will now ensure that if one fails.com W: www.com Sunday.

no need to edit configuration files 1. cache 2.rittmanmead. select Enterprise Install > Scale Out 3. 5 September 2010 .com W: www.com Sunday. Provide details for WLS Admin Server 4.Horizonal Scaleout of System Components • Used for adding additional managed servers (Java components) and system components to an existing cluster • Used for scalability and failover • Set up via the Universal Installer > Scale Out BI System option • Automatic process. Designate secondary controllers for scheduler. cluster controler 7. and part of the cluster T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. Create shared area for RPD. Node is configured to be new managed server within cluster 5. New server is now available. catalog. Install OBIEE on to new node. Use EM to add system components to the new server 6.

com W: www.rittmanmead. the others will be populated automatically T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.Horizontal Clustering Step 1 : Create Shared Areas • Create folders on network share for RPD. 5 September 2010 .com Sunday. Web Catalog and Global Cache • Share needs to be accessible to all hosts • Copy the web catalog across manually.

select Enterprise Install > Scale Out BI System option • Enter connection details to the WLS Admin Server T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.Horizontal Clustering Step 2 : Prepare Installation • Start the Oracle Universal Installer on the new host. 5 September 2010 .rittmanmead.com Sunday.com W: www.

Horizontal Clustering Step 3 : Install and Configure • Allow installation to complete.com Sunday.com W: www. 5 September 2010 . and then post-install configuration steps • This should then complete the scale-out of the managed server and java components T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.rittmanmead.

rittmanmead. Capacity Management > Scalability > Start Selected to make them available for use T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.com W: www.com Sunday.Horizontal Clustering Step 4 : Add New System Components • Add new BI Servers. Presentation Servers and JavaHosts on new host • Once provisioned. 5 September 2010 .

Horizontal Clustering Step 5 : Define Secondary Controllers • Final step is to define secondary BI Cluster Controllers + BI Schedulers • Capacity Management > Availability > Primary / Secondary Configuration • Use in active/passive failover situation T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .rittmanmead.com W: www.com Sunday.

and active/passive backups • No remaining Single Points of Failure T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.com Sunday.Horizontal Clustering Step 6 : Check Failover Recommendations • Fusion Middleware Control should now report that all system components have active/active.com W: www.rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .

com W: www.html T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.Use of Hardware Load Balancer • Load balancer required to route incoming requests to WEBHOST1 and WEBHOST2 virtual host names • Load balancer needs to be able to perform following functions ‣ Ability to route to virtual host names in a pool ‣ Perform port number translation ‣ Monitor ports on the servers in the pool to determine availability ‣ Ability to detect node failures.com/technology/products/ias/hi_av/ Tested_LBR_FW_SSLAccel. and reroute traffic away from failed node ‣ Sticky-routing capability ‣ SSL Acceleration (convert SSL requests to non-SSL) • List of validated load balances available on OTN ‣ http://www.rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .com Sunday.oracle.

if one fails and session is active. if one fails.rittmanmead. clients will detect primary component unavailability and connect to secondary component instead ‣ Automatic failback to primary component once online again T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. query will fail but browser refresh will re-run the analysis ‣ For BI Presentation server. 5 September 2010 .Managing Failover and Failback • In a clustered OBIEE 11g environment.com Sunday. if one fails. if one fails and session is active. refresh of browser will use alternative ‣ Automatic failback once component is online again • BI Cluster Controller and BI Scheduler are active/passive ‣ For both components. failover is possible • BI Server.com W: www. BI Presentation Server and JavaHost are active/active ‣ For BI Server. user will need to log in again (start new session) ‣ For JavaHost.

separate.com W: www. TEST etc environments on one host. PROD_BIPLATFORM etc) • It is therefore possible in OBIEE 11g to install multiple DEV. as long as each installation is standalone • Or install onto separate hosts.Creating Additional TEST and PROD Environments • OBIEE 11g supports multiple.com Sunday. if full isolation is required T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 . PROD. standalone installations (BI Domains) on a single host ‣ Does not yet support multiple instances within a BI Domain • RCU supports creating multiple BIPLATFORM schemas on one database (DEV_BIPLATFORM.

com Sunday.com W: www.Deployment Topology 3 : Enterprise T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .rittmanmead.

1.com Sunday.rittmanmead.1) T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.Enterprise Deployment Considerations • WebLogic clustering. with WLS + OBIEE software installed on two redundant hosts (APPHOST1. APPHOST2) • HTTP Servers moved to seperate WEBHOST1 and WEBHOST2 hosts • WLS and OBIEE binaries installed onto two volumes on shared storage ‣ Protects against corruptions in one of the volumes • Admin Server accessed through VIP and ADMINHVN ‣ Provides manual/automatic failover for Admin Server • RAC + Dataguard used for repository database ‣ Resilience and HA for database • Firewall zones used to separate out web + application tiers from database • Still open to horizontal and vertical OBIEE clustering • Documented in the Oracle® Fusion Middleware Enterprise Deployment Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11. 5 September 2010 .com W: www.

com W: www.rittmanmead. as moves public-facing servers into public DMZ • Two hosts. Oracle WebGate and mod_wl_ohs ‣ Oracle WebGate used when implementing Oracle Access Manager ‣ mod_wl_ohs proxies Oracle HTTP Server requests to WLS • External hardware load balancer is the public-facing component ‣ Sends requests on port 80 to WEBHOST VIPs using port 443 T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .com Sunday. WEBHOST1 and WEBHOST2. running Oracle HTTP Server.Separation of HTTP Servers into DMZ • Recommended for security.

rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .Duplication of Application Servers • WLS Admin Server is a singleton application. for redundancy ‣ Manual or automatic failover in the event of first host failing ‣ Admin server reached through virtual host ADMINHVN T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. so needs secondary location for active/passive failover • WLS and OBIEE 11gR1 software is installed twice.com Sunday.com W: www. on two hosts.

Use of Shared Storage for FMW Files • WLS and OBIEE software (WL_HOME. VOL2) and use same install directory (ORACLE_BASE/product/fmw) ‣ If not.com W: www. ORACLE_HOME) are installed onto shared disk using SAN or NAS ‣ Ideally install into separate volumes (VOL1. install into separate directories (ORACLE_BASE/product/fmw1|2) • Protects binaries from corruption • Installs use alternate volumes/directories on round-robin basis T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .com Sunday.

5 September 2010 .rittmanmead.Recommended Directory Structure for Enterprise Deployment • In addition. separate domain directory for the Admin Server and Managed Server(s) ‣ Symmetric configuration for managed servers ‣ Isolates the failover of the Admin Server ‣ Admin Server domain directory should be on shared storage ‣ Managed servers can be shared or local storage T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.com Sunday.com W: www.

com W: www. used for scaleout and (some) resilience ‣ DataGuard replicates data to standby (failover) database T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.com Sunday. database holding BIPLATFORM schema should be protected as well • For Oracle RDBMS.RAC / DataGuard for DB Resilience • For full resilience. 5 September 2010 . RAC (Real Application Clusters) and DataGuard recommended ‣ RAC supports multiple nodes.rittmanmead.

5 September 2010 .com W: www.com Sunday.rittmanmead.Horizontal and Vertical Scaleout of Enterprise Deployment • Deployment can be vertically or horizontally scaled out as normal • ADMINVHN used as hostname for Admin Server T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.

SSO and SSL • • • • OBIEE can be configured to work with multiple Single Sign-On (SSO) providers Can also be configured to communicate securely (SSL) SSO enabled through coreapplication Fusion Middleware Control pages SSL enabled through MBeans screens T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. 5 September 2010 .com Sunday.com W: www.rittmanmead.

processes are the same but now managed through WLS/EM Clustering of OBIEE components now joined by WLS components Horizontal scaleout now much simpler to set up Vertical scaleout now possible to provide scalability. check out the following resources ‣ http://www.rittmanmead. departmental and enterprise deployments • For more details. resilience This presentation provided three scenarios for simple.com Sunday.com/obiee11g ‣ Oracle® Fusion Middleware Enterprise Deployment Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1) T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead.rittmanmead.1.1) ‣ Oracle® Fusion Middleware System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release 1 (11.1.com W: www. 5 September 2010 . services Basic servers.Summary • • • • • • • Architecture for OBIEE 11gR1 has changed significantly compared to 10g Leverages WLS / Fusion Middleware components.

September 2010 T : +44 (0) 8446 697 995 or (888) 631 1410 (USA) E : enquiries@rittmanmead. Rittman Mead Oracle Open World 2010.OBIEE 11g Architecture Best Practices Mark Rittman.rittmanmead.com W: www. San Francisco. 5 September 2010 . Director.com Sunday.

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