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“Installation of OBIEE 11G R1 (11.1.1.


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
0.1 Initial Draft Hitesh Mankar 2nd -May-2011
0.1 1st Review Amit Sharma - May-2011

Table of Contents

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1. Prerequisites……………………………………………………………………………03

2. How to download installation files…………………………………………………03

3. How to extract the setup file………………………………………………………….04

5. How to configure Database Server…………………………………………………04

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 Installation……………………………………………18

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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 ,,

• 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 : - MS SQL Server 2005 (For repository creation)
3. RAM : - 4GB
4. Processor : - Core i3 2.93 GHz
5. Disk space : - 50 GB
6. Software’s :- Microsoft .Net Frame Work 2.0, Mozilla 4.0 and Internet Explorer 7.0

5). Configure database server.

5.1) Now create a new database into database.
Set the initial size for database (this will require to store the repository) you can set it later.
200 MB to 300 MB is recommended.

5.2). Create new user and grant it the roles public and sysadmin.

Enter the login name and select the database crated in earlier step from dropdown list.

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Click ok.

5.3). Use case-sensitive collation in order that the database can reflect any case-sensitivity in your
repository naming conventions.
Run this sql command
(This command is for UK English installation, for US locale installation use

5.4). Activate the mechanism of row versioning, so it`s require to enable Read Commit Snapshot.

5.5). Navigate into rcu_home folder

(rcuHome\rcu\integration\epm\registry\scripts\sqlserver) and open createfr.sql file
into notepad or wordpad for editing.
Replace each semi colon terminator and change every instance of SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS to
be Latin1_General_CS_AS to reflect specific UK settings.

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6). Create RCU using Repository Creation Utility software.
6.1) Run the rcu.bat from C:\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). Change Database Type to Microsoft SQL Server. Enter Database Connection Details like server name
and port number. Also enter database name, username and password that you created earlier. (You can
use the default system user name and password also).

Click on next to start the pre-requisite checks.

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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, which are required
by Oracle Business

It will check prerequisites

for schema and its owner.

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 schemas’s 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 schema’s as ‘rcu’ .This
password will be reused later
during OFMW11g setup.

Click “Next” and take a look at the summary.

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6.5). Click “Create” and off it goes.

6.6).All that’s left is to take a look at the summary and click “Close”.

RCU has been created successfully and

hence close the window.

6.7). 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 don’t 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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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Click ok to save these settings to create a static IP and check the connection status.

Now you can start to install OBIEE 11g.

8). Install OBIEE 11g.

8.1) Execute the setup from the disk1

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

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8.3) Click Next on Welcome screen.

8.4). 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

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)

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C. Software Only Install :- will install the OBIEE 11gR1 software (but not WebLogic Server, you need to
have this already installed), but doesn’t set up any “instances” of OBIEE, a similar situation to when you
install the Oracle Database binaries but don’t configure a database instance.

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.

8.5) Installer Prerequisites checks automatically.

8.6). 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 catalog.

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8.7) 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 tools).

8.8). Configuring the

components. Select all
components if they will not
appear selected by default.

8.9). Enter Database and connection Details.

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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.

Specify the security updates or you can skip as you wish.

8.10). 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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8.11). 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.

8.12). Once installation has finished, it creates install log files automatically.

On the same screen, installation success message will appear.

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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.

8.13) 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).

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

8.14). 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.

9). Post install check.

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9.1).Start the BI Administration Tool to open the sample repositoriesSelect a repository.

Enter default password Admin123 as password to open the repository.

Have a look of repository (rpd) into

BI Administration Tool.

9.2). Go to Start Menu and select All ProgramsOracle Business Intelligence  Start BI Services.

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Once you run the Windows Start Menu entry, a DOS box opens up which allows you to type in the
WebLogic Server admin username and password, which you set earlier on in the install process.

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, see the next screen
shot of Oracle Business Intelligence instance.

Internal view after login.

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9.4) check out with below links to validate the other components with installation.

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 bispobi.

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