|Oracle® Fusion Middleware System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
Part Number E10541-01
This section describes changes to system administration features for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release 1 (11.1.1). If you are upgrading to Oracle BI EE from a previous release, then read the following information carefully, because there are significant differences in features, tools, and procedures.
This preface contains the following topics:
New system administration features in Oracle BI EE include:
Integrated Management Experience
This release introduces a fully integrated management experience for the administration of Java and non-Java components using Fusion Middleware Control and Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console. Because of this new integrated management experience, you no longer need to manually change configuration files for most administration tasks.
Centralized System Administration
In this release, you can now perform most system administration tasks using centralized management capabilities, including the following:
Start and stop Oracle Business Intelligence components. See Chapter 4, "Starting and Stopping Oracle Business Intelligence" for more information.
Increase the capacity of your system by scaling Oracle Business Intelligence components. See Chapter 5, "Scaling Your Deployment" for more information.
Configure and monitor system availability. See Chapter 6, "Deploying Oracle Business Intelligence for High Availability" for more information.
View performance metrics and tune the system. See Chapter 7, "Managing Performance Tuning and Query Caching" for more information.
Diagnose and troubleshoot issues across all computers in your cluster. See Chapter 8, "Diagnosing and Resolving Issues in Oracle Business Intelligence" for more information.
Change configuration and system preferences. See Chapter 10, "Configuring Repositories" for more information.
For information, see Chapter 2, "Managing Oracle Business Intelligence."
Programmatic and Scripting Capabilities for Administrative Operations
This release enables the automation of configuration and system management. The new BI Systems Management API Java programming interface includes a rich set of standards-based JMX MBeans to enable developers to automate administrative operations using Java and scripting technologies such as WLST (WebLogic Scripting Tool) and JPython. For information, see Chapter 30, "Introducing the Oracle BI Systems Management API."
New Configuration Settings for Views
This release provides new configuration settings for table, pivot table, graph, and gauge views. The release also introduces a new type called map view. For information on configuring these views, see Chapter 19, "Configuring and Managing Analyses and Dashboards."
Management of Users and Groups
This release introduces several enhancements and changes in how users and groups are managed. This release also uses application roles for organizing users. The Presentation Services groups from the previous release are now known as Catalog groups. For information, see Appendix C, "Managing Security for Dashboards and Analyses."
Enhancements for Localization
This release introduces several enhancements for localizing your system, including lookup tables and alias tables. For information, see Chapter 16, "Localizing Oracle Business Intelligence."
The following list identifies what you must be aware of if your site is upgrading from Oracle Business Intelligence 10g to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1.1):
The Everyone group has been replaced with the AuthenticatedUser role. For information, see Appendix C, "Managing Security for Dashboards and Analyses."
For information about upgrading to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence.