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Installation of OBIEE 11G R1 (

This document briefs you the step by step approach to download OBIEE 11g setup files, run Repository
Creation Utility, Installation and configuration of OBIEE 11g, with prerequisites and configuring the
system before installation.

Version Description
Author Publish Date
0.2 Initial Draft Hitesh Mankar

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Table of Contents

1. Prerequisites03

2. How to download installation files03

3. How to extract the setup file.04

5. How to configure Database Server04

6. How install Repository Creation Utility (RCU).06

8. Installation and configuration of Loopback Adapter..08

9. Installation and Configuration of OBIEE 11g.11

10. Post Check and Validate Installation18

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1). Prerequisites
OBIEE 11gR1 ( Supported Platforms and Operating Systems
Operating System Support
Oracle / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Update 7+), 5 (Update 3+)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SP1+), 11
Windows XP Professional with SP3
Windows 2003 with SP2/R2+
Windows Server 2008 with SP1+
Windows Server 2008 R2
Database support for Repository Creation
Oracle ,,
(**## This is recommended for Oracle database to set and Use Unicode AL32UTF-8 during
configuration of database Character Set to enable store multiple language groups and to run RCU
without error if not then give a message The database you are connecting is with non-
ALU32UTF8 Character set.)
IBM DB2 9.1+, 9.5+, 9.7+
MS SQL Server 2005, 2008
Teradata 12, 13
Hardware Specification
Disk Space: 20GB or more
Available Memory: 4GB or more
Temp Space: 950MB or more
Swap Space: 3GB or more
CPU: dual-core Pentium, 1.5GHz or greater
For more details about prerequisites download certification matrix from below link.
2). Download installation setup files.
Download Link OBIIEE 11g and additional Software Repository Creation Utility from below link.

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3). Extract the OBIEE 11g setup files and Repository component in separate folders.
3.1). Put the extracted repository creation utility folder into the same drive where the operating system is
installed. Extracted files will store in a new folder named rcu_home.

3.2) Extract all the setup files of OBIEE 11g in a single folder.

4). Check out the prerequisites once again for your system.
This installation is done on below platform
1. Operating System: - Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit) with
2. Database Server : - Oracle 11G R2 (For repository creation)
3. RAM : - 4GB
4. Processor : - Core i3 2.93 GHz
5. Disk space : - 50 GB
6. Softwares :- Microsoft .Net Frame Work 2.0, Mozilla 4.0 and Internet Explorer 7.0

5). Extract the Repository Creation Utility and navigate to rcu.bat file this path:

6). Create Repository using Repository Creation Utility software.

6.1) Run the rcu.bat from \ofm_rcu_win_11.\rcuHome\BIN to open
the main RCU installer. (Repository Creation Utility
Pass the welcome screen and then chose Create to create and load component schemas into the
6.2). Select Database Type to Oracle. Enter Database Connection Details like server/host name, port
number, and service name. Also enter database name, username and password that you created earlier.
(You can use the default system user name and password also).

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Click on next to start the pre-requisite checks.

6.3). Enter DEV into create a prefix box and select components as shown in the screen shot.

Click the Business
Intelligence check box.
This automatically selects
the Metadata Services
(MDS) and Business
Intelligence Platform
schemas and others, which
are required by Oracle
Business Intelligence.

It will check prerequisites
for schema and its owner.

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Click OK to close the Checking Prerequisite screen. Fix errors if they appear before continuing.
6.4). Create a password for all the schemas.
Specify the password same for below 2
different schemas .Be aware of the
current setup related issue with RCU
schema password (Seems to be an Oracle
Bug). Two different schemass having
different password or the password
having underscore (_) character causing
issue while set up OBIEE 11g Fusion
Middleware .Hence for the current
situation keep password simple and same
for both schemas as rcu .This password
will be reused later during OFMW11g
Click Next and take a look at the

6.5) Next screen comes for Map Tablespaces with a message Click ok on Message.

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6.6). Next screen creates table spaces.

6.7) Check summary for user schemas and tables with components.

6.8).All thats left is to take a look at the summary completion for status with success messages
and click Close.

RCU has been created successfully and hence close the window.

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6.9) Check and verify into data base for rcu user schemas.

6.10). The SQL scripts and the installation log can be found in below reference location of the executed
batch file.

7). Installing and configuring Loopback Adapter for DHCP computers.
If you are using dynamic IP Address and dont have permanent IP Address then you need to configure
Microsoft default Loopback address after installing Microsoft Loopback Adapter and if you have
7.1). Click on Start button and got to Control Panel Add Hardware.
7.2). Click Next in welcome screen Select Yes, I have already connect the hardware.
7.3). Click Add a new Hardware device from Add Hardware Wizard Click Next.

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7.4). Select install the hardware that I manually select form a list (Advanced) and then click on Next.
7.5) Select Network adapters Click on Next.

7.6) Select Microsoft from Manufacturer pane and Select Microsoft Loopback Adapter
from Network Adapter tab.

7.7). Click Next in the next screen to start installation of Microsoft Loopback Adapter.

7.8). Click Finish button to complete installation in the next screen.

7.9). Go to My network places Right click and open Properties.

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7.10). Open properties of newly created Loopback adapter (Local Area Connection 2).

7.11). Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Click on Properties.

7.12). Select Use the following IP address radio button and enter IP address and Subnet Mask

Click ok to save these settings to create a static IP and check the connection status.
Now you can start to install OBIEE 11g.

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8). Install OBIEE 11g. Extract Setup Files.

8.1) Execute the setup from the disk1

8.2) Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) pre-requisite verification started.

8.3) Click Next on Welcome screen.

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8.4) Skip the installation software updates screen.

8.5). Select the Installation Type as Simple and click on next button. This is easiest and recommended
for first try .All the parameters will be set by default.
A. Simple Install:- which is what
most developers testing out the
software will require, installs a
basic OBIEE 11gR1 system along
with WebLogic Server, using
default values for things like
domain names, port numbers and
the like.
B. Enterprise Install:- gives you
a few more options than a Simple
Install, letting you customize the
name of the WebLogic domain,
the WebLogic Managed Server,
the ports that are used and so on.
If you need to vary away from the
defaults, or scale out an existing
installation, choose this option
(but for most developers, Simple
Install will be fine)
C. Software Only Install :- will install the OBIEE 11gR1 software (but not WebLogic Server, you need to
have this already installed), but doesnt set up any instances of OBIEE, a similar situation to when you
install the Oracle Database binaries but dont configure a database instance.

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Selecting the Simple Install option will move you on to the next page for the installer, which then
prompts you to select a middleware home directory for installation.

8.6) Installer Prerequisites checks automatically.

8.7). Create a Middleware home directory.

All of the OBIEE 11g installation will
go into this directory (there are no
longer OracleBI, or OracleBIData
directories they will store separately
from Middleware home directory),
including the binaries and the
OBIEE instance files, creating a
separation in 11gR1 between those
files that are static the binaries and
configuration file templates and
those that change over time, which
include the configuration files,
repositories, XML files and web

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8.8) Enter credential for weblogic Server.

Enter a username and password for
the WebLogic Server. In 11gR1 there
is no longer the concept of an
Administrator user, and instead you
create an administrator user here
that becomes the default admin login
into OBIEE (and the various
WebLogic Server administration

8.9). Configuring the components. Select all components if they will not appear selected by default.

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8.10). Enter Database and connection Details.
Enter connection details to the database in which you set up the DEV_BIPLATFORM schema. Look back
to the connection details which are used for the RCU and enter these details as shown in screen shot.

8.11) Enter connection details to the database in which you set up the DEV_MDS schema. Look back to
the connection details which are used for the RCU and enter these details as shown in screen shot.

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8.12) Specify the security updates or you can skip as you wish Click next and press yes on message.

8.13). Finalize the installation. Click on installation button to start the installation. The installation
process then begins, and starts by installing the supporting WebLogic Server files required for the
infrastructure layer.

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8.14). It will ask you for disk change then use browse button to change the disk and again installation
will start.
It proceeds to install what in 11gR1 are called the System Components, which in this release are still
C++ applications but are managed now by WebLogic.

Installation will ask for other disks between processing in sequence like disk4 disk 5 disk 2
disk3disk4 disk5.

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8.15). Once installation has finished, it creates install log files automatically, start execution of post install
scripts and apply one off patches.
(Installation will finish at 98%).

8.16) Few seconds after installation configuration will start automatically

On the same screen, installation
success message will
appear.The configuration
process starts with the next
screen. Initially, this is
concerned with instantiating
the WebLogic domain and
managed server, together with
supporting technologies such as
Enterprise Manager and Oracle
Web Services Manager.

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8.17) Within configuration process the BI Server, BI Presentation Server and other system components
are registered within the WebLogic Server managed server, and OPMN is configured so that it can stop,
start and monitor them (more on this in future blog posts).

If any component gets fails to configure during configuration then click on retry to start configure again.

8.18) Verify the configuration 100% and green check sign over BI configuration.

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8.19). Next screen will show Complete message. Once check out the configuration, click on save
button to generate summary details file then click on Finish to finish the installation and
configuration of OBIEE 11g.

8.20) After finish Analytics will start automatically in default browser Login with weblogic
credential and check for reports.

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Select any default report to make sure installation is done successfully.

9). Post install check. Restart the machine.
9.1).Start the BI Administration Tool to open the sample repositoriesSelect a repository in offline

Enter default password Admin123 as password to open the repository.

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Have a look of repository (rpd) into BI Administration Tool.

9.2). Go to Start Menu and select All ProgramsOracle Business Intelligence Start BI Services.

Once you run the Windows Start Menu entry, a DOS box opens up which can ask you to type in the
WebLogic Server admin username and password, which you set earlier on in the install process, or start
without asking for username and password.

9.3). Once this is entered, a WebLogic Server script then starts the admin server, then the managed
server, the OPMN service any other components, and about five minutes later you should be able to log
into OBIEE 11g, again using the WebLogic Server admin username and password, Oracle Business
Intelligence instance.

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9.4) check out with below links to validate the other components with installation using weblogic
A). For Web Logic Console
B). For Business Intelligence Publisher
C). Oracle Enterprise Manager
D). Real-Time Decisions (Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7 and 8 are the only currently supported
browsers for Real Time Decisions)
Type your server name (System/ Computer name) or local host in place of BI.