This preface 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.
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New system administration features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (188.8.131.52) include:
The Simple Install type has been changed. In this release, only an Administration server is configured as part of this type. The Managed Server and the Node Manager are not installed, which affects the way that certain administration tasks are performed. See "Installation Types" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence for more information.
The process of exporting captions from the catalog for translation has been enhanced to address duplicate captions. For information, see Section 184.108.40.206, "Step 4: Handling Duplicate Exported Text Strings."
You can use Catalog Manager to provision tenants. For information, see Section 17.6.7, "Working with Tenants."
This section contains the following topics:
New system administration features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (220.127.116.11) include:
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 must manually change configuration files for most administration tasks.
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."
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 22, "Introducing the Oracle BI Systems Management API."
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 about configuring these views, see Chapter 18, "Configuring and Managing Analyses and Dashboards."
This release provides functionality that enables you to validate the catalog to address inconsistencies that have developed over time., For information, see Section 18.104.22.168, "Performing a Basic Validation of the Catalog."
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 "Working with Catalog Groups" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Security Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
This release introduces several enhancements for localizing your system, including lookup tables and alias tables. For information, see Chapter 15, "Localizing Oracle Business Intelligence."
The following list identifies what you must be aware of if your site is upgrading to Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (22.214.171.124):
The Everyone group has been replaced with the AuthenticatedUser role. For information, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Security Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.
For more information about upgrading to Oracle BI EE 11g, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence.