Installing Analytics Link

In This Section:

About Installing Analytics Link in 32-bit or 64-bit Mode

Installing Oracle Universal Installer 11.2

Running Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 to Install Analytics Link

Running Analytics Link Configuration Tool

About Installing Analytics Link in 32-bit or 64-bit Mode

The Analytics Link installation package supports installing all Analytics Link software components on supported 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems. During the installation and configuration process, when you configure the Analytics Link Server, the Web application server you choose determines whether Analytics Link is installed in 32-bit mode or 64-bit mode.

For example, if you use a 64-bit version of WebLogic Server, Analytics Link is installed in 64-bit mode. If you use Apache Tomcat, the 32-bit version of Tomcat is automatically installed and Analytics Link is installed in 32-bit mode. (Apache Tomcat is only supported when using Analytics Link with pre-11.1.2.0 releases of EPM System.)

Note:

When using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (64-bit) platform, Analytics Link Server can only be deployed on WebLogic Server (64-bit).

Installing Oracle Universal Installer 11.2

The installation and execution of Oracle Universal Installer must be done by the same user who installed EPM System.

Analytics Link is installed using Oracle Universal Installer 11.2. The Analytics Link installation package contains the installation package for Oracle Universal Installer 11.2.

The bitness of Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 depends on the operating system on which you are installing Analytics Link:

  • Windows: Analytics Link is installed using Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 (32-bit), regardless of whether you are installing Analytics Link on a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows platform. Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 (32-bit) installs a version of Analytics Link that matches the bitness of the operating system.

  • Linux: Analytics Link is installed using Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 (64-bit).

  To install Oracle Universal Installer 11.2:

  1. Create a directory in which to store the Analytics Link installation package.

    This directory is referred to as download_location in this procedure.

    Note:

    Oracle recommends saving the installation package to a shared location.

  2. Unzip the Analytics Link installation package into download_location.

  3. Navigate to the directory where the Oracle Universal Installer installation file is located.

    For example:

    download_location/OracleUniversalInstaller_112000/Disk1/install
  4. Run the installation file for the platform you are using.

    • Windows: Run the setup.exe file.

    • Linux (64-bit): Enter:

      ./runInstaller.sh
  5. On the Welcome page, click Next.

    Follow the instructions for the operating system on which you are installing Analytics Link:

  6. Windows:

    1. On the Select Installation Type page, choose Custom. Then click Next.

    2. On the Specify Home Details page, specify the following information, and then click Next:

      1. For Name, specify a new Home name for the Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 installation.

      2. For Path, specify the full path to the Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 installation location.

    3. On the Available Product Components page, all components should be selected with the exception of the Oracle Software Packager. Click Next.

    4. Review the information in the Summary page, and then click Install.

  7. Linux (64-bit):

    1. On the Select Installation Type page, choose Complete. Then click Next.

    2. On the Specify Home Details page, specify the following information, and then click Next:

      1. For Name, specify a new Home name for the Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 installation.

      2. For Path, specify the full path to the Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 installation location.

    3. Review the information in the Summary page, and then click Install.

Running Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 to Install Analytics Link

The installation, configuration, and execution of Analytics Link must be done by the same user who installed EPM System.

You typically install EPM System products, including Analytics Link, in a distributed environment. Run Oracle Universal Installer on each computer on which you plan to install Analytics Link. All Analytics Link components are installed when you run the installation program.

  To install Analytics Link:

  1. Run Oracle Universal Installer 11.2.

    • Windows: From the Start menu, select Programs, then Oracle-OUI_Home_Name, then Oracle Installation Products, and then Universal Installer.

    • Linux (64-bit): Change the root directory to OUI_11.2_installation_location/oui/bin; then enter:

      ./runInstaller.sh

      Note:

      You must install Analytics Link from the Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 GUI. Installation of Analytics Link from the command prompt is not supported.

  2. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  3. On the Specify Source Location page, for Path, specify the full path to the Analytics Link products.xml file in download_location/stage. Then click Next.

  4. On the Specify Home Details page, specify the following information, and then click Next:

    1. For Name, specify the Home name of the Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 installation.

    2. The Path is automatically set to the Oracle Universal Installer 11.2 installation location.

  5. On the Oracle Essbase Analytics Link Home Directory page, specify the path where Analytics Link should be installed, and then click Next.

    See HFS_HOME Environment Variable.

  6. Linux (64-bit) only: On the Choose Directory page, specify the EPM Instance Home, and then click Next. For example:

    /opt/EPM/Middleware/user_projects/epmsystem1
  7. Review the information in the Summary page, and then click Install.

When the installation is complete, you must then configure each Analytics Link component. See Running Analytics Link Configuration Tool.

Running Analytics Link Configuration Tool

Each Analytics Link component must be configured using Analytics Link Configuration Tool. Run the configuration tool on each computer hosting Analytics Link components to configure.

A log of Analytics Link Configuration Tool task output and error messages is written to HFS_HOME\Work\config.log.

  To configure Analytics Link:

  1. Run Analytics Link Configuration Tool.

    • Windows: When the installation is complete, Oracle Universal Installer automatically starts the Analytics Link Configuration Tool from the Configuration Tools page.

      If you need to manually start the configuration tool, from the Start menu, select Programs, then Oracle Analytics Link for Hyperion Financial Management, and then Start ConfigTool.

    • Linux (64-bit): Change the root directory to HFS_HOME/bin; then enter:

      ./ConfigTool.sh

      Note:

      You must configure Analytics Link from the Analytics Link Configuration Tool GUI. Configuration of Analytics Link from the command prompt is not supported.

  2. Review and complete each configuration page, clicking Next to move to the next page.

    Follow the configuration instructions for the Web application server on which you are deploying Analytics Link: