Note these general points when installing EPM System components in a distributed environment:
If you have more than one Oracle HTTP Server or IIS Web server, you must use a load balancer (hardware or software) to route traffic to the servers, and the logical Web address for the Web application cluster should be the load balancer. If you have only one Oracle HTTP Server or IIS Web server, the logical Web address for the Web application cluster should be the Oracle HTTP Server or IIS.
Foundation Services is required on only one machine in the deployment, unless multiple instances are required for clustering.
There is a required configuration sequence for EPM System components installed in a distributed environment. In particular, you must configure Foundation Services first. See “Configuration Sequence in a Distributed Environment” in Chapter 4, “Configuring EPM System Products,” of the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Guide.
In a distributed environment, EPM Oracle home must be the samè on all machines.
When configuring EPM System for high availability where multiple instances of services are running, you must point to the same location on a shared disk in these fields in EPM System Configurator:
(Reporting and Analysis Framework Services) Repository Directory
(Essbase Server) File path to application location (ARBORPATH)
Performance Scorecard - Configure Attachment Files Location
Full path to application location (ARBORPATH)—s:/pkt7119/user_projects/epmsystem1/EssbaseServer/essbaseserver1
Performance Scorecard - Configure Attachment Files Location—s:/pkt7119/user_projects/epmsystem1/HPS/hpsfiles
On the machine on which you plan to administer the WebLogic Server, you must install all Web applications that you plan to deploy on any machine in the environment. (The WebLogic Administration Server is installed and deployed on the Foundation Services machine.)
On each remote machine in a distributed environment, install the Web applications that you plan to run on that machine and then use EPM System Configurator to deploy the Web applications automatically, or manually deploy the Web applications.
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Installer, Fusion Edition installs WebLogic Server on each machine (for Web tier and Service tier components) in a distributed environment.
If you are deploying Web applications on a machine other than the WebLogic Administration Server machine, WebLogic Administration Server must be running.
All Web applications in an EPM System deployment must be deployed on either all Windows machines or on all UNIX machines. However, because Financial Management runs only on Windows, if you are using Financial Reporting with Financial Management, you must install them together on a Windows machine. (Financial Management is not supported as a data source on a UNIX platform.) If your other Web applications are deployed to UNIX machines, deploy Financial Reporting and Web Analysis on Windows using a manual process. See “Deploying Financial Reporting and Web Analysis on Windows for use with Financial Management” in Chapter 6, “Manually Deploying EPM System Web Applications,” in the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Guide.
You can have more than one Web server in a deployment for load balancing and failover. In this scenario, configure the Web server on each machine in the environment.
For IIS 6.0, you cannot install 32-bit components on a 64-bit system on which 64-bit components are installed. On 32-bit platforms, all EPM System products can coexist. For IIS 7 (the default on Windows 2008 systems), 32-bit and 64-bit components can coexist.
EPM System static content, including product online help, is installed with Oracle HTTP Server.
If you are using FDM and IIS as the Web server, you must install the FDM Web application and the Web server on the same box.
If you are using Financial Management and IIS as the Web server, you must install Financial Management Web applications and the Web server on the same box.
See “Installing EPM System Products in a Distributed Environment” in Chapter 3, “Installing EPM System Products,” of the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Guide.