Sunday, 22 June 2014

Installing BI Apps 11.1.1.8.1: Part 1 - Pre-Requisites



This is the first of three blogs performing a basic out of the box installation of the newly released Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.8.1.

I’m performing a completely fresh installation on our Exalytics/Exadata servers using an E-Business Suite 12.1.3 database as the data source.

In part 1 below I’ll be going through the pre-requisites required before BI Apps can be installed, including installing OBIEE, ODI and creating the warehouse and repositories using the RCU.

Part 2 (http://paulcannon-bi.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/installing-bi-apps-111181-part-2.html) will cover installing and configuring BI Apps

Part 3 (http://paulcannon-bi.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/installing-bi-apps-111181-part-3.html) will demonstrate a simple example of load data into the warehouse and viewing it in OBIEE.

For the pre-requisites for BI Apps we’ll be performing the following steps:
  • Review System Requirements
  • Determine the Environment
  • Download BI Apps Install files from Oracle
  • Configure Oracle DB for warehouse & repositories
  • Install a JDK
  • Install Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
  • Upgrade Weblogic server to 10.3.6
  • Install Oracle Data Integrator
  • Create schemas for Oracle BI Applications

Review System Requirements

Before beginning review the system requirements for BI Apps. This can be found at

and downloading the file for the release of BI Apps being installed, in this case 11.1.1.8.1:

System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Release 11.1.1.8.1 ( xls )

This is a spreadsheet with six tabs covering required versions for the OS, additional software etc.   

The support source applications tab is required later on during the install as this lists the projects included within BI Apps.

 
Note: it doesn’t mention it in the spreadsheet but we found out the hard way that the database which will hold the data warehouse needs to have the spatial component installed. To see if it is run the following command in sqlplus:
 
select comp_id, version, status, comp_name from dba_registry where comp_id='SDO';
If spatial is installed you will get one record returned:

COMP_ID       VERSION       STATUS          COMP_NAME
------------- ------------- --------------- ---------------
SDO           11.2.0.3.0    VALID           Spatial

If spatial isn’t installed then install it before continuing.

Determine the Environment

My Environment has four servers:
  • 1E-Business Suite 12.1.3 database server (with VISION demo data)
  • 2Database server (for the DW warehouse) with Oracle 12c pre-installed. This is our Exadata server
  • 3Repository Database Server. A small 12c database just used for repositories and sample data
  • 4BI Apps Server. This is our Exalytics server.
All four are linux x86-64 and I have all the userids/passwords/access I need on all of them.

Download BI Apps Install files from Oracle


The following set of files needs to be downloaded before starting. Most come from the BI Apps media pack on edelivery, but there are a couple patch files which are downloaded from the oracle support website.
edelivery.oracle.com

Product Pack: Oracle Business Intelligence
Platform Linux x86-64
Media Pack: Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11.1.1.8.1 Media Pack for Linux x86-64
Files:
Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86 (64-bit) (Disc 1 of 3) (Part 1 of 2)
Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86 (64-bit) (Disc 1 of 3) (Part 2 of 2)
Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86 (64-bit) (Disc 2 of 3) (Part 1 of 2)
Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86 (64-bit) (Disc 2 of 3) (Part 2 of 2)
Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86 (64-bit) (Disc 3 of 3)
Oracle Business Intelligence Developer Client Tool (11.1.1.7.0) for Microsoft Windows (64bit)
Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (11.1.1.8.1).zip
Oracle Business Intelligence Applications RCU (11.1.1.8.1) for Linux x86-64.zip
Oracle Data Integrator 11g (11.1.1.7.0) (Part 1 of 2).zip
Oracle Data Integrator 11g (11.1.1.7.0) (Part 2 of 2).zip
Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform Patches for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (11.1.1.8.1) (Part 1 of 2).zip
Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform Patches for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (11.1.1.8.1) (Part 2 of 2).zip
Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform Patches for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications for Linux x86-64.zip
Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86-64.zip

The other files in this media pack I didn’t download as I didn’t need them – Windows versions of some of the files, Weblogic server or the Endeca samples.

Product Pack: Oracle Database
Platform Linux x86-64
Media Pack: Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1.0) Media Pack for Linux x86-64
Files:
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Client (12.1.0.1.0) for Linux x86-64

My Oracle Support

I downloaded the following patch files just by searching for the patch number and platform:

p13529623_1036_Generic.zip    (This is the patch for Weblogic 10.3.6)
p16569379_111170_Linux-x86-64.zip  (dynamic monitoring patch for OBIEE)


Install Oracle Client on the BI Apps server

At various points during the installation we’ll need to connect to the data warehouse on the database server, so although not compulsory, it’s easier if we have a basic Oracle client installed on the BI Apps server before we begin.
Unzip the “Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Client (12.1.0.1.0) for Linux x86-64” zip file and run the runInstaller command from the client directory. I chose a custom install with just SQL*Plus, Oracle Database Utilities and the Oracle Call Interface and placed it in a home directory by itself.

Configure Oracle DB for warehouse & repositories

Once BI Apps is fully installed there will be a lot of traffic between the data warehouse and BI Apps servers as the users run reports. To maximize the throughput of data the SDU and TDU parameters should be increased from the default 2KB setting.

In the listener.ora on the database server I added (SDU=16384)(TDU=16384):

(SID_DESC= (SDU=16384)(TDU=16384)
  (GLOBAL_DBNAME=dbserver.local.com)
  (ORACLE_HOME=C:\app\product\12.1.0\ora12c)
  (SID_NAME=ora12c))  

Then added the same parameters to the tnsnames.ora on the BI Apps server:


dbserver =
  (DESCRIPTION = (SDU=16384)(TDU=16384)
    (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = dbserver.local.com)(PORT = 1521))
    (CONNECT_DATA =
      (SERVER = DEDICATED)
      (SERVICE_NAME = ora12c.local.com)
    )
  )

Check the guidelines for Oracle Database in the BI Apps install doc (sections 2.1 & 2.2) for more details on this and other aspects to consider.

Install a JDK

BI apps required a JDK and the install guide tells you to download and install JDK 1.6.0_35 or better. However it’s not strictly needed as OBIEE installs its own JDK and this is 1.6.0_35, so we can use that for all the BI Apps components.

Install Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

The main starting point for a BI Apps installation is OBIEE 11g. BI Apps now integrates itself with an existing OBIEE installation and is controlled by the same Enterprise Manager instance.

There are a number of ways of installing OBIEE and what BI Apps requires is a minimum of version 11.1.1.7.131017 running under Weblogic server 10.3.6. 

An out of the box installation of OBIEE gives you version 11.1.1.7.0. You do not have to upgrade to 11.1.1.7.131017 as the patch section of the BI Apps install later on will do this for you..

OBIEE also comes with version 10.3.5 of Weblogic Server, so this need to be upgraded to 10.3.6 and we’ll do this in the next step.

Before beginning the OBIEE installation we need to create the repositories. Unzip the following file to a temporary directory (do not confuse this file with the BI Apps RCU zip file)

Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86-64.zip

From this directory change to the \rcu\bin directory and run :

./rcu

Click past the welcome screen: 




Choose ‘Create’



Enter the connection details for the database which will house the repositories:


After performing pre-requisite checks enter a prefix (I used BIAPPS) and select ‘Oracle Business Intelligence’ -> ‘Business Intelligence Platform’:




Enter a password for the two schemas:




The tablespaces are small, so the default settings can be left in place:




The tablespaces will then be created. You’ll then get the summary screen confirming the repository components which are about to be installed:



The repositories will then be created:


Close the RCU.

Now OBIEE can be installed. To start the OBIEE installation unzip all five of the OBIEE zip files to a temporary directory:


Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86 (64-bit) (Disc 1 of 3) (Part 1 of 2)
Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86 (64-bit) (Disc 1 of 3) (Part 2 of 2)
Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86 (64-bit) (Disc 2 of 3) (Part 1 of 2)
Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86 (64-bit) (Disc 2 of 3) (Part 2 of 2)
Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.7.0) for Linux x86 (64-bit) (Disc 3 of 3)

Then from the bishipship/Disk1 subdirectory run:

 ./runInstaller

Skip past the welcome screen:



Select ‘Skip software updates’. OBIEE will be patched up to the correct version later on in the BI Apps installation.



You must not perform a Simple installation of OBIEE – this will not work with BI Applications. You must perform an Enterprise installation or a software-only followed by a domain configuration.  I’ve chosen the Enterprise installation so that OBIEE is configured straight away.



Let the prerequisite checks run. If you get any issues then deal with these before continuing.



Enter a user-name and password for the BI system admin account. Do not scale out the BI System:


Specify a directory for the Middleware home. The other fields will auto-fill with default values beneath this which I’ve left as is:



The BI Apps install guide specifically states that the OBIEE install must include Real-Time decisions and Essbase Suite. Not 100% sure this entirely necessary – I suspect it depends on whether your installing modules which use these – not all do.  I have included them anyway:



You now need to tell the installer where the BIPLATFORM repository is located – enter the details (including the prefix on the schema name) created with the RCU above:


This is then followed by the details of the MDS repository schema – this will probably default to the correct settings:




I’ve chosen to leave the ports at the default values (7001 for Weblogic, 9704 for OBIEE) using the Auto-Port configuration:


I do not want Oracle emailing me about updates (I get enough of those already…):



Check the installation summary that all is correct. I usually use the ‘save’ button to keep a record of how I installed it:



Let the installation progress…



Followed by the configuration…



On the completion screen take a note of the installation details, especially the URLs – use the save button to save these to a text file. Then close the installer.



Quickly check that OBIEE has installed correctly  - a browser will launch on closing the installer – login with the admin user-id  (weblogic) created above:


Weblogic and OBIEE will need to be stopped and restarted a number of times during the BI Apps installation, so now is a good time to setup a script to do this. Below is the standard script I use.

Create a file called biapps.sh in a suitable directory (e.g. your user home directory), edit it and paste in the contents below, altering the top lines with the details of your installation, then make the file runnable (chmod 777 biapps.sh). The script uses a /log directory to keep its logs in.

To stop Weblogic (and OBIEE) run:  ./biapps.sh stop

To start Weblogic (and OBIEE) run:  ./biapps.sh start


# Start and stop Oracle Business Intelligence 11g components.

 ORACLE_OWNR=oracle                                     # Local Unix user running OBIEE
 ORACLE_FMW=/u01/app/biapps                             # Deployment Middleware directory

 BIEE_DOMAIN=bifoundation_domain                        # Domain name
 BIEE_INSTANCE=instance1                                # Instance name
 BIEE_SERVER=bi_server1                                 # Server name
 BIEE_MANAGER_URL=biapps_server:7001                    # Admin server URL
 BIEE_USER=weblogic                                     # Admin user
 BIEE_PASSWD=welcome1                                   # Admin password
 LOG_PATH=/home/oracle/logs                             # Log directory

 WL_PATH=$ORACLE_FMW/wlserver_10.3/server/bin
 BIEE_PATH=$ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/bin

 ORACLE_INSTANCE=$ORACLE_FMW/instances/$BIEE_INSTANCE
 export ORACLE_INSTANCE

 ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_FMW/Oracle_BI1
 export ORACLE_HOME

 INSTANCE_HOME=$ORACLE_FMW/instances/$BIEE_INSTANCE
 export INSTANCE_HOME

 WLS_HOME=$ORACLE_FMW/wlserver_10.3
 export WLS_HOME

 FMW_HOME=$ORACLE_FMW
 export FMW_HOME

#create the security file boot.properties

rm -f $ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/servers/AdminServer/security/boot.properties
rm -f $ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/servers/$BIEE_SERVER/security/boot.properties

echo  username=$BIEE_USER >$ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/servers/AdminServer/security/boot.properties
echo  password=$BIEE_PASSWD >>$ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/servers/AdminServer/security/boot.properties

echo  username=$BIEE_USER >$ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/servers/$BIEE_SERVER/security/boot.properties
echo  password=$BIEE_PASSWD >>$ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/servers/$BIEE_SERVER/security/boot.properties

 NOW=$(date +"%Y%m%d-%H%M")
 START_LOG=$LOG_PATH/obiee_start_$NOW.log
 STOP_LOG=$LOG_PATH/obiee_stop_$NOW.log
 SUBSYS=obiee

 start() {
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "Starting Admin Server on $(date)"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     $BIEE_PATH/startWebLogic.sh &
     wait_for "Server started in RUNNING mode"

     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "Starting Node Manager on $(date)"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     $WL_PATH/startNodeManager.sh &
     wait_for "socket listener started on port"

     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "Starting Managed Server $BIEE_SERVER on $(date)"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     $BIEE_PATH/startManagedWebLogic.sh $BIEE_SERVER http://$BIEE_MANAGER_URL &
     wait_for "Server started in RUNNING mode"

     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "Starting BI components on $(date)"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin/opmnctl startall
     $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin/opmnctl status

     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "OBIEE start sequence completed on $(date)"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
 }

 stop() {
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "Stopping BI components on $(date)"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin/opmnctl stopall

     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "Stopping Managed Server $BIEE_SERVER on $(date)"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     $BIEE_PATH/stopManagedWebLogic.sh $BIEE_SERVER t3://$BIEE_MANAGER_URL $BIEE_USER $BIEE_PASSWD

     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "Stopping Node Manager on $(date)"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     pkill -TERM -u $ORACLE_OWNR -f "$ORACLE_FMW/wlserver_10.3/server/lib/weblogic.policy -Dweblogic.nodemanager"

     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "Stopping Admin Server on $(date)"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     $BIEE_PATH/stopWebLogic.sh

     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "Cleaning up .lok files"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
     rm -f $ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/edit.lok
     rm -f $ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/config/config.lok
     rm -f $ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/servers/bi_server1/data/ldap/ldapfiles/EmbeddedLDAP.lok
     rm -f $ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/servers/bi_server1/tmp/bi_server1.lok
     rm -f $ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/servers/AdminServer/data/ldap/ldapfiles/EmbeddedLDAP.lok
     rm -f $ORACLE_FMW/user_projects/domains/$BIEE_DOMAIN/servers/AdminServer/tmp/AdminServer.lok

     echo "********************************************************************************"
     echo "OBIEE stop sequence completed on $(date)"
     echo "********************************************************************************"
 }

 wait_for() {
     res=0
     while [[ ! $res -gt 0 ]]
     do
         res=$(tail -5 "$START_LOG" | fgrep -c "$1")
         sleep 5
     done
 }

 case "$1" in
     start)
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         echo "Starting Oracle Business Intelligence on $(date)"
         echo "To view log file: tail -f $START_LOG"
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         start &> $START_LOG &
         touch $LOG_PATH/$SUBSYS
     ;;
     stop)
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         echo "Stopping Oracle Business Intelligence on $(date)"
         echo "Logs are sent to $STOP_LOG"
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         stop &> $STOP_LOG
         rm -f  $LOG_PATH/$SUBSYS
     ;;
     status)
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         echo "Oracle BIEE components status...."
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin/opmnctl status
     ;;
     stopopmn)
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         echo "Oracle BIEE components status...."
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin/opmnctl stopall
     ;;
     startopmn)
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         echo "Oracle BIEE components status...."
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin/opmnctl startall
         $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin/opmnctl status
     ;;
     restartopmn)
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         echo "Oracle BIEE components status...."
         echo "********************************************************************************"
         $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin/opmnctl stopall
         $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin/opmnctl startall
         $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin/opmnctl status
     ;;

     restart)
         $0 stop
         $0 start
     ;;
     *)

         echo "Usage: $(basename $0) start|stop|restart|stopopmn|startopmn|restartopmn|status"
         exit 1
 esac

 exit 0


Upgrade Weblogic server to 10.3.6

BI Apps required Weblogic server version 10.3.6.

If OBIEE was installed using the enterprise option as above then version of Weblogic server will be 10.3.5, so it needs to be upgraded. If you performed a “software only” install into an existing Weblogic server installation you need to check the version of Weblogic: open the console, click on Servers, click on AdminServer then look in the Monitoring tab and the Weblogic Version line.

The version in this screen shot needs upgrading to 10.3.6.



To upgrade weblogic download the upgrade patch file from oracle support:
Patch number 13529623, file = p13529623_1036_Generic.zip

Before upgrading weblogic, shutdown OBIEE and the weblogic processes. Make sure to include stopping the node manager (the script above does this)

The upgrade patch is a single jar file, called with the java command (using the JDK installed in the OBIEE home):

/<OBIEE_HOME>/Oracle_BI1/jdk/bin/java -jar wls1036_upgrade_generic.jar


This launches the install wizard:


Select the existing Middleware home where OBIEE is installed:


The Register for Security updates screen is a little flakey…you can’t uncheck the ‘I wish to receive…’ check box


So if you don’t want these emails you need to ignore the dire warning messages that appear upon clicking Next then on the next screen check the ‘I wish to remain uninformed’ check box and click continue and confirm in the warning box that appears.



In the ‘Choose Products and Components’ screen leave the default selections in place:



Confirm the Installation is correct:



Wait whilst the upgrade takes place:



Then you should get the installation complete screen. Uncheck the ‘Run Quickstart’ option before closing – this just starts a new app for controlling Weblogic which we don’t need.


Now restart Weblogic & OBIEE using your start script.

A quick check in the console proved the upgrade had indeed succeeded:




Install Oracle Data Integrator

The next step is to install Oracle Data Integrator. This needs to be embedded in the same Weblogic server as OBIEE AND in the same Middleware home are OBIEE so that BI Apps can access it directly. You must not install ODI anywhere else or BI Apps will not be able to use it.

You must also use the version of ODI from the same download media pack from edelivery – 11.1.1.7.0. You cannot use earlier or later versions. The version does get patched up during the patching process later on, but not up to ODI 12c.

From the BI Apps media pack unzip the following two files into a temporary directory:

Oracle Data Integrator 11g (11.1.1.7.0) (Part 1 of 2).zip
Oracle Data Integrator 11g (11.1.1.7.0) (Part 2 of 2).zip

Then from the Disk1 directory run:

./runInstaller -jreLoc <OBIEE_HOME>/Oracle_BI1/jdk

e.g. ./runInstaller –jreLoc /u01/app/biapps/Oracle_BI1/jdk

(if you leave off the –jreLoc parameter it will prompt you to enter it upon running)

On the welcome screen ignore the message about creating an ODI repository. This will be performed later when installing BI Apps.

We do not want software updates for this installation.



Select ODI SDK along with ODI Studio and all of the Java EE Installation options.


Confirm the prerequisite checks pass ok:


You must choose the Middleware home where OBIEE is installed. 

This screen is a little pointless, you can only choose Weblogic Server:


Choose ‘Skip Repository Configuration’. The repository will be configured when BI Apps is installed later on.



Confirm the installation details:



Wait for the install to run through:



The Configuration is automatic and quick:



And finally the installation is complete:



At this point we don’t want to do anything with ODI – the software is installed and ready to be configured for BI Apps later on.

 

Create schemas for Oracle BI Applications

BI Apps requires three database schemas to be created:

1.      The Data Warehouse schema
2.      The BI Applications Repository
3.      The BI Apps specific ODI Repository

These are created using the BI Apps version of the RCU. From the media pack downloaded earlier unzip the following file into a temporary folder:

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications RCU (11.1.1.8.1) for Linux x86 (64bit).zip

In order to build the data schemas the RCU needs to import some export .dmp files. These are located under the directory rcu\integration\biapps\schema in the temporary file you unzipped the above file into.

If the databases are installed on a different server to where you are running the RCU (which they are in my case) these .dmp files need to be copied (ftp’d)  to the database server into a directory with global write access (so that log files can be written to). Take a note of the directory you copy them to; you will be aksed for this during the repository creation.

This is further complicated by the fact that I am installing the data warehouse on one server, but the repositories on another. Where you install these is up to you, I have chosen to keep them separate.

There are three .dmp files:

             obia_comp.dmp            BI Apps repository
obia.dmp                       Data warehouse
obia_odi.dmp                ODI Repository


So in my case I need to FTP obia.dmp to my data warehouse server and obia_comp.dmp & obia_odi.dmp to my repository server.

This also means that I need to run the Repository Creation Utility twice – once each for both servers.

From the rcu/bin directory run ./rcu

Click past the welcome screen:


Select ‘Create’ and continue.


Now we need to enter the database connection details. In this first run of the RCU I’m just going to setup the data warehouse schema, so I need to enter the details of the data warehouse server:



Let it check the prerequisites of the database, then it will ask which components to install. Expand ‘Oracle Business Intelligence Applications’ and just select ‘Oracle Business Analytics Warehouse’.

After entering a prefix, BIAPPS in this case, we can see the schema it will create: BIAPPS_DW:


Now enter the password for this schema:



You must now enter the name of the directory where the .dmp file (obia.dmp in this case) was copied to on the database server. You do not need to specify the file name:



Now you need to manage the tablespaces for the data warehouse. There are some changes that need to be made here.

Click on “Manage Tablespaces”


We need to make adjustments to the four new tablespaces about to be created:

o   BIAPPS_DW_DATA
o   BIAPPS_DW_IDX
o   BIAPPS_DW_STG
o   BIAPPS_DW_TMP

The changes are about to make are for guidance only, depending on the size you expect your warehouse to become you may enter different values. Don’t forget of course that once the tablespaces have been created they can be amended directly within the database by a DBA.

So start by clicking on the DW_DATA tablespace (BIAPPS_DW_DATA in this case). When its details appear click on the file name field (+DATA_DM01 in this case – yours will be different depending on how the database has been configured) and click on the edit (pencil) icon 


In the Edit Datafile window change the size to 20GB, ensure autoextend is selected and set the maximum size to Unlimited. Then click ok.


Now click on the DW_IDX tablespace and edit it’s datafile. Leave the size at 5GB, but ensure autoextend is on and set the maximum size to unlimited:



Then edit DW_STG. Change the size to 10 GB, ensure Autoextend is on and set the maximum size to Unlimited.

Finally edit DW_TEMP, Change the size to 15 GB, ensure Autoextend is on and set the maximum size to Unlimited:

Click ok to save the tablespace changes.

Back in the Map Tablespaces screen click next to continue.

At this point the tablespaces will be created.


 
You'll then get the summary screen confirming that schema's will be created. click Create to start it off. This make take a little while to run - the DW schema is quite large and the dmp file will be imported into it.


And finally the completion screen should show the creation was successful. Close the RCU.

Once complete you’ll be able to directly access the data warehouse objects by connecting with the BIAPPS_DW user-id:



Now the RCU needs to be run a second time to create the BI Apps repository and ODI repository.
From the rcu/bin directory run ./rcu again.

This time in the database connection details screen I entered the details for my repository database.

Now in the select components screen we enter the same prefix but select the two repository components: BIACOMP and BIA_ODIREPO:




After entering the passwords, we now enter the directory where we copied the two .dmp files, obia_comp.dmp & obia_odi.dmp) on the repository database server:



There are no specific guidelines on the tablespaces for these two schemas so the defaults can be left in place.



Carry on to let the RCU create the schemas:


So that’s it, all the pre-requisite tasks have been performed and everything is ready for BI Apps to be installed. That’ll be in part 2.



5 comments:

  1. I have done all the installations but when I started ConfigApp.bat it fails at Deploying BI ApplicationsConfig Template

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