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4 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence

This chapter describes the process of installing some or all Oracle Business Intelligence components, including Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, or Oracle Real-Time Decisions. This chapter contains the following sections:

4.1 Before You Install Oracle Business Intelligence

Before you install Oracle Business Intelligence and related components, do the following:

4.2 Other Considerations Before Installing Oracle Business Intelligence

This section contains information on additional options and possible requirements that you should consider before installing Oracle Business Intelligence:

4.2.1 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence 11.1.1.6 Patch Set

If you plan to install the Oracle Business Intelligence 11.1.1.6 patch set over an existing Oracle Business Intelligence 11.1.1.3 or 11.1.1.5 instance, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide. In particular, the section entitled "Summary of the Patch Set Installation Process" in that guide provides a good overview of the process flow that is typically required to install the patch set for any Fusion Middleware product.

4.2.2 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence 11g on Multiple Computers

If you are installing on multiple computers, review Chapter 2, "Recommended Installation Scenarios for Oracle Business Intelligence" for common scenarios.

4.2.3 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence on a DHCP Host, Non-Network Host, or Multihomed Host

If you plan to install Oracle Business Intelligence on a computer that uses Dynamic Host Computer Protocol (DHCP), on a non-network host, or a multihomed host, you must perform additional configuration tasks before you install Oracle Business Intelligence. For more information, see "Oracle Fusion Middleware System Configuration Requirements" in Oracle Fusion Middleware System Requirements and Specifications.

4.2.4 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence 11g on 64-bit Operating Systems

Oracle Business Intelligence supports many 64-bit Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems. For the full list of supported 64-bit operating systems, refer to the "System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition 11gR1" document on Oracle Technology Network at the following link:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

For all install types (Simple, Enterprise, and Software Only), the steps for installing Oracle Business Intelligence are the same on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems if you want to use the JDK that is provided with Oracle Business Intelligence. Simply follow the steps provided for those install types whether you're installing on a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.

However, to use another JDK, you must install it before installing Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Business Intelligence. See Section 4.2.5, "Installing Oracle Business Intelligence 11g with Your Own Java Development Kit (JDK)."

4.2.5 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence 11g with Your Own Java Development Kit (JDK)

The Simple Install and Enterprise Install types provide and install, by default, a Java Development Kit (JDK). However, you can choose to install your own JDK. For this, you must use the Software Only Install type in the following process:

  1. Install your JDK. Follow the instructions provided with the documentation for your JDK.

    Download the appropriate JDK for your platform from the following URL:

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

  2. Install Oracle WebLogic Server. Follow the instructions inOracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

  3. Install Oracle Business Intelligence 11g using the Software Only Install type. Follow the instructions in Section 4.5.4, "Software Only Install."

  4. Configure Oracle Business Intelligence 11g. Follow the instructions in Section 5.2, "Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence with the Configuration Assistant."

In addition to the requirements described above, be aware of the following:

  • Oracle Business Intelligence does not support 32-bit JDKs on 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit JDKs on 32-bit operating systems. Ensure that the JDK you install matches the bit architecture of your operating system.

    For more information, see the "System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition 11gR1" document on Oracle Technology Network at the following link:

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

  • If you install a 32/64-bit hybrid JDK on a 64-bit operating system, ensure that it is deployed in 64-bit mode. On UNIX and Linux, this can be accomplished by using the -d64 flag when installing Oracle WebLogic Server.

  • If you install your own 64-bit JDK, ensure that your JAVA_HOME refers to it. You can check this by running the java -version command or the java -d64 -version command (on UNIX or Linux operating systems using a 32/64-bit hybrid JDK). For this and other considerations related to installing 64-bit JDKs, see "Installing WebLogic Server on 64-Bit Platforms Using a 64-Bit JDK" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

4.2.6 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence 11g on a Computer Running Oracle Business Intelligence 10g

Do not install Oracle Business Intelligence 11g on a computer that is running Oracle Business Intelligence 10g, as this installation scenario is not supported. For instructions on how to upgrade from Oracle Business Intelligence 10g to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

4.2.7 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence 11g on a Computer Running Microsoft Windows

If you plan to install Oracle Business Intelligence 11g on a computer running a Microsoft Windows operating system, ensure the following:

4.2.7.1 Ensuring that Environment Variable _JAVA_OPTIONS is Not Set

If you plan to install Oracle Business Intelligence 11g on a computer running a Microsoft Windows operating system, ensure that the environment variable _JAVA_OPTIONS is not set. To verify whether or not _JAVA_OPTIONS is set, do one of the following:

  • Open a command prompt, navigate to the C:\ prompt, and enter the following command:

    set _JAVA_OPTIONS

    If you receive a message "Environment variable _JAVA_OPTIONS not defined", the variable is not set.

  • On your desktop, right-click My Computer and select Properties to open the System Properties dialog. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Environment Variables. In the Environment Variables dialog, look for the _JAVA_OPTIONS variable in User Variables and System Variables list boxes. If the _JAVA_OPTIONS variable does not appear in either of these list boxes, the variable is not set.

If you determine that the _JAVA_OPTIONS variable is set, or if you have any related questions, contact your system administrator.

4.2.7.2 Installing on Shared or Mapped Drives

If you plan to install Oracle Business Intelligence 11g on a computer running a Microsoft Windows operating system on shared or mapped drives, you must use the Windows account that actually owns the shared folders.

Note:

Running the installer as Administrator, with full change and delete permissions on the shared folder is not sufficient, and can fail with no obvious error messages.

4.2.7.3 Installing on New Technology File System (NTFS)

If you are installing Oracle Business Intelligence 11g on NT File System, the following error message is sometimes displayed:

"WARNING: FAT FILE SYSTEM-Middleware Home Location is in FAT FileSystem".

You can ignore the message and continue with the installation.

4.2.8 Setting Custom Port Values for Oracle Business Intelligence

When the Enterprise Install type is selected, the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer enables you to set custom Oracle Business Intelligence port values in a configuration file (staticports.ini). You can create the configuration file manually using one of the following methods:

  • Create the file from scratch in a text editor and save it in the .ini format.

  • Copy the sample staticports.ini file provided with the Oracle Business Intelligence installation package and edit the copied file in a text editor.

    The sample staticports.ini file contains a template for setting custom port values for Oracle Business Intelligence components. You can find the sample staticports.ini file using one of the following methods:

    • If you downloaded and extracted the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer .zip file, access the bi_installer_loc/Disk1/stage/Response directory.

    • If you have the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer DVD, insert the DVD into your computer and access the Disk1/stage/Response directory.

In your configuration file, enter the keys and values for your custom port values using the following format:

key = value

where key is the Oracle-defined key for the component and value is the port number for that component.

For example, to assign a custom port value for Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services, enter the following string:

Oracle BI Presentation Services Port No = 9705

To uncomment a line that contains a port value in staticports.ini, delete the pound sign (#) at the beginning of that line.

You may assign any file name to your configuration file. However, you must append the file name with the .ini file extension and save the file in a location that is accessible to the computer where you plan to run the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer. When you install Oracle Business Intelligence, the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer enables you to specify the configuration file that contains your custom port values.

4.2.9 Specifying a Database Connect String

During the Oracle Business Intelligence installation, you specify a database connect string for the BIPLATFORM and MDS schemas. The connect string is required for all installation types.

The format that you use for the connect string depends on your database type, as follows:

Database Type Format Description Example

Oracle Database

host:port:service_name

host is the fully qualified name of the computer that hosts your database

port is the port number over which your database communicates

service_name is the service name, or alias, assigned to your database

computer1.foobar.com.example:1526:bi

Oracle Database with Oracle RAC

host1:port1:instance1^host2:port2:instance2[@service_name]

hostn is the fully qualified name of the computer that hosts your database

portn is the port number over which your database communicates

instancen is the name of your database instance

service_name (optional) is the service name, or alias, assigned to your database

computer1.foobar.com.example:1526:rac1^computer2.foobar.com.example:1526:rac2^computer3.foobar.com.example:1526:rac3@bi

IBM DB2

host:port:db_name

host is the fully qualified name of the computer that hosts your database

port is the port number over which your database communicates

db_name is the name of your database

computer1.foobar.com.example:446:database1

Microsoft SQL Server

host:port:[instance_name]:db_name

host is the fully qualified name of the computer that hosts your database

port is the port number over which your database communicates

instance_name (optional) is the name of your database instance. If omitted, the default named instance on the specified host is used.

db_name is the name of your database

computer1.foobar.com.example:1443:instance1:database1


4.2.10 Using Command Line Parameters to Install Oracle Business Intelligence 11g

You can install Oracle Business Intelligence through the command line. Table 4-1 shows installer command line parameters for installation modes (only one installation mode can be selected). Table 4-2 shows the installer command line parameters for the installation options that you use for an installation mode.

Table 4-1 Installer Command Line Parameters - Installation Modes (only one can be selected)

Parameter Description

-i

-install

Runs the installer with a graphical user interface. This is the default mode and is used if no mode is specified on the command line.

-silent

Install in silent mode. You must pass the installation program either a response file or a series of command line variable value pairs.

-d

-deinstall

Runs the installer with a graphical user interface for deinstallation. These parameters are only valid when running the installer in an Oracle home.

-p

-prerequisite

Runs the installer with a graphical user interface and performs the prerequisite checks. Does not install any software.

-v

-validate

Runs the installer with a graphical user interface and performs all prerequisite and validation checks. Does not install any software.

-sv

-silentvalidate

Performs all prerequisite and validation checking in silent mode. You must pass the installation program either a response file or a series of command line variable value pairs.


Table 4-2 Installer Command Line Parameters - Installation Options

Parameter Description

-help

--help

--usage

Displays the usage parameters for the runInstaller command.

-invPtrLoc file

Points to the inventory location file. Replace 'file' with the full path and name of the oraInst.loc file.

-response file

-responseFile file

Points to the response file. Replace 'file' with the full path and name of the response file.

-jreLoc location

Points to the location where Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed. Replace location with the full path to the jre directory where your JRE is installed.

-logLevel level

Specifies the level of logging performed by the installation program; all messages with a lower priority than the specified level are recorded. Valid levels are:

  • severe

  • warning

  • info

  • config

  • fine

  • finer

  • finest

-debug

Obtains debug information from the installation program.

-force

Allows the silent installation to proceed in a non-empty directory.

-printdiskusage

Logs debugging information relating to disk usage.

-printmemory

Logs debugging information relating to memory usage.

-printtime

Logs debugging information relating to time usage. This command causes the timeTakentimestamp.log file to be created.

-waitforcompletion

Windows only. The installation program waits for completion instead of starting the Java engine and exiting.

-noconsole

Does not display messages in the console window.

-ignoreSysPrereqs

Ignores the results of the system prerequisite checks and continues with the installation.

-executeSysPrereqs

Executes the system prerequisite checks only, then exits.

-paramFile file

Specifies the full path to the oraparam.ini file. This file is the initialization file for the installation program. The default location of this file is Disk1/install/platform.

-novalidation

Disables all validation checking performed by the installation program.

-nodefaultinput

This parameter is no longer supported. Do not use this parameter as undesired results might occur.


4.3 Obtaining Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer is available from the following sources:

If you download the .zip file from OTN or Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, extract the contents to a directory of your choice; this is referred to as the bi_installer_loc.

Note:

On Windows systems, ensure that you do not extract the .zip file to a directory name that contains spaces.

4.4 Starting Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer

To start Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer:

  1. Open a command window, and do one of the following:

    • If you downloaded and extracted the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer .zip file, access the bi_installer_loc/Disk1 directory.

    • If you have the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer DVD, insert the DVD into your computer and access the Disk1 directory.

  2. Run the following command depending on your operating system:

    • For UNIX:

      ./runInstaller.sh

      Note:

      Running Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer as the root user is not supported.

    • For Windows:

      setup.exe

      Note:

      Install Oracle Business Intelligence with the Run as Administrator option enabled.

4.5 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence with Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer

This section describes how to use Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer to install Oracle Business Intelligence components on Windows, Linux, and UNIX operating systems. This section is organized by the following install types:

For More Information

During the installation, if you need additional help with any Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer screens, do one of the following:

To resolve any issues encountered during the installation, see Section 4.7, "Troubleshooting the Installation and Configuration Processes."

4.5.1 Simple Install

Select the Simple Install type when you want to install a standalone instance of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, or Oracle Real-Time Decisions with the default settings in the minimum number of steps. The Simple Install type deploys all selected applications to a single WebLogic Server instance and is ideally suited for demonstration, evaluation, and proof-of-concept purposes.

4.5.1.1 Considerations and Limitations for the Simple Install Type

The following considerations and limitations apply to the Simple Install type:

  • The Simple Install type is intended for installing standalone instances of Oracle Business Intelligence. You cannot scale out, add components to, or use the Configuration Assistant on instances of Oracle Business Intelligence that were installed with the Simple Install type.

  • Unlike the Enterprise Install type, the Simple Install type does not install a Managed Server. Furthermore, with Simple Install type, components that typically exist in the Managed Server (logically speaking) are provided in the Administration Server instead.

4.5.1.2 Summary of Simple Install Procedure

Table 4-3, "Summary of Simple Install Procedure" summarizes the steps for installing Oracle Business Intelligence through the Simple Install type. Section 4.5.1.3, "Simple Install Procedure" provides more detailed instructions of this procedure.

Note:

Not all Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer screens may appear for your installation, depending on which options you select.

Table 4-3 Summary of Simple Install Procedure

Screen Actions

None.

Start Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer. See Section 4.4, "Starting Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer."

Welcome

Click Next to continue.

Install Software Updates

Specify your My Oracle Support account information and software update preferences, or skip this option.

Click Next to continue.

Select Installation Type

Click the Simple Install option.

Click Next to continue.

Prerequisite Checks

Click Next to continue.

Specify Installation Location

Specify the Oracle Middleware home location.

Click Next to continue.

Administrator Details

Specify the user name and password for the system administrator for the new Oracle Business Intelligence system.

Click Next to continue.

Configure Components

Deselect the boxes next to the components that you do not want to install and configure.

Click Next to continue.

BIPLATFORM Schema

Specify the database type, the database connection string, and the user name and password for the Business Intelligence Platform schema.

Click Next to continue.

MDS Schema

Specify the database type, the database connection string, and the user name and password for the MDS schema.

Click Next to continue.

Security Updates

Specify your My Oracle Support account information and security update preferences.

Click Next to continue.

Summary

Verify the information on this screen.

Click Back to change the information in a previous screen.

Click Save to save the settings for the installation in a response file.

Click Install to begin the installation.

Installation Progress

When the installation is 100% complete, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer automatically proceeds to the Configuration Progress screen.

Configuration Progress

When the configuration is 100% complete, click Next to continue.

Complete

Click Finish to exit Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer.


4.5.1.3 Simple Install Procedure

To install Oracle Business Intelligence and related components using the Simple Install type:

  1. Start Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer. See Section 4.4, "Starting Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer."

  2. On the Welcome screen, click Next.

  3. On the Software Updates screen, select one of the following options:

    • Skip Software Updates

      You can choose to skip the option to download and install software updates.

    • Search My Oracle Support for Updates

      If you have a My Oracle Support account, you can specify your account name and password to have the installer automatically download applicable software updates from My Oracle Support.

      After entering your credentials, you can test the connection by clicking Test Connection.

      If you must configure a proxy server for the installer to access My Oracle Support, click Proxy Settings. In the Proxy Settings screen, enter values for the following settings:

      • Proxy Server

      • Proxy Port

      • Proxy User Name (leave blank if your proxy server requires no authentication)

      • Password (leave blank if your proxy server requires no authentication)

    • Search Local Directory for Updates

      If you have software updates available locally, you can specify the location by using this option. In the Local Directory field, enter the location of the directory that contains the software updates, or click Browse to navigate to and select the directory.

    To continue, click Next.

  4. On the Select Installation Type screen, click Simple Install, and then click Next.

  5. On the Prerequisite Checks screen, after the prerequisite checks conclude with no errors, click Next.

    If an error message appears, fix the error and then click Retry to run the prerequisite check again (recommended). Repeat this until all prerequisite checks conclude with no errors.

    To stop the installation process while you fix a prerequisite error, click Abort.

    To ignore an error or warning message, and continue with the installation, click Continue (not recommended).

    Note:

    Your installation might not function normally if you continue without resolving the issue that caused an error or warning message during the prerequisite checks.

  6. On the Specify Installation Location (Simple) screen, specify the Middleware home as the installation location. To navigate to and select the directory, click Browse.

    If you specify a directory that exists, it must be empty. If you specify a directory that does not yet exist, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer creates the directory for you.

    Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer designates the directory as the Middleware home. Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer also creates the Oracle home, Instance home, WebLogic home, and Domain home within this location.

    After you specify the directory, click Next.

  7. On the Administrator Details screen, specify the user name and password for the system administrator for the new Oracle Business Intelligence system, and then click Next.

  8. On the Configure Components screen, all products are selected by default. Click the box next to each component that you do not want to install now.

    Select all the products that you want or might want to install. You cannot install some products now and then install others later in the current domain.

    Note:

    If you choose to install Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher is installed automatically.

    After you make your selections, click Next.

  9. On the BIPLATFORM Schema screen, specify the following:

    After you specify the database settings, click Next.

  10. On the MDS Schema screen, specify the following:

    After you specify the database settings, click Next.

  11. On the Security Updates screen, enter your My Oracle Support account information, and then click Next.

  12. On the Installation or Configuration Summary screen, click Save to save the settings for this installation in a response file (optional). The installer prompts you for a name for the response file and a location where to save it.

    Note:

    If your only intent for running the installer was to create a response file, you can exit the installer at this point. You do not need to complete the installation. To exit the installer, click Cancel.

    To continue with the installation, click Install.

  13. On the Installation Progress screen, you can monitor the progress of your installation. To stop the installation, click Cancel.

    Note:

    As the installation progresses, a WebLogic Server command window might appear temporarily. Ignore the command window, as it is expected and closes automatically.

  14. On the Configuration Progress screen, you can monitor the progress of your software configuration and respond to errors, if any occur.

    If a configuration task fails, an error message appears. To retry the task, click Retry. To continue with the next task, click Continue (not recommended). To stop the installation and configuration process entirely, click Abort.

    For more information, see Section 4.7, "Troubleshooting the Installation and Configuration Processes."

    Note:

    Your installation might not function normally if you choose to continue the installation process without resolving the issue that caused an error or warning message. Oracle recommends that you attempt to resolve any issues before continuing or restarting the installation process. See Section 4.7, "Troubleshooting the Installation and Configuration Processes."

    After the configuration concludes without any errors, click Next.

  15. On the Installation Complete screen, click Save to save the settings for this installation in a response file (optional), and then click Finish to exit Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer.

Next, refer to Chapter 5, "Postinstallation Tasks" for the list of tasks and related steps that you can perform after completing the installation process.

Some postinstallation tasks are required, depending on your situation, while others are optional. For example, if you installed Oracle Business Intelligence on a computer running a Linux or UNIX operating system, and you want to use Oracle Business Intelligence client tools, you must run the Oracle Business Intelligence Client Tools installer on a computer running a Windows operating system. See Section 5.1, "Installing and Deinstalling Oracle Business Intelligence Client Tools."

4.5.2 Enterprise Install for New Installations

The Enterprise Install type enables you to install a new Oracle Business Intelligence system for a hosted deployment on one or more computers. When you select the Enterprise Install type for a new installation, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer installs the Oracle Business Intelligence components that you select, such as Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, and Oracle Real-Time Decisions.

4.5.2.1 Considerations and Limitations of Enterprise Install Type for New Installations

The following considerations and limitations apply to the Enterprise Install type for new installations:

4.5.2.2 Summary of Enterprise Install Procedure for New Installations

Table 4-4, "Summary of Enterprise Install Procedure for New Installations" summarizes the steps for using the Enterprise Install type for new installations. The procedure in Section 4.5.2.3, "Enterprise Install Procedure for New Installations" provides more detailed instructions.

Table 4-4 Summary of Enterprise Install Procedure for New Installations

Screen Actions

None.

Start Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer. See Section 4.4, "Starting Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer.".

Welcome

Click Next to continue.

Install Software Updates

Specify your My Oracle Support account information and software update preferences.

Click Next to continue.

Select Installation Type

Click Enterprise Install.

Click Next to continue.

Prerequisite Checks

Click Next to continue.

Create or Scale Out BI System

Click Create New BI System and specify the following:

  • The user name and password of the system administrator

  • The domain name for the new Oracle Business Intelligence system

Click Next to continue.

Specify Installation Location

Specify the Oracle Middleware home location.

Optionally, change the following settings:

  • Domain home location

  • Oracle instance location

  • Oracle instance name

Click Next to continue.

Configure Components

Deselect the boxes next to the components that you do not want to install and configure.

Click Next to continue.

BIPLATFORM Schema

Specify the database type, the database connection string, and the user name and password for the Business Intelligence Platform schema.

Click Next to continue.

MDS Schema

Specify the database type, the database connection string, and the user name and password for the MDS schema.

Click Next to continue.

Configure Ports

Click one of the following options:

  • Auto Port Configuration: Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer configures the ports automatically.

  • Specify Ports Using Configuration File: Configure the ports using a configuration file that you specify. Click Browse to navigate to your configuration file and click View/Edit to view and edit it. If you edit the file, click Save to save your changes.

Click Next to continue.

Security Updates

Specify your My Oracle Support account information and security update preferences.

Click Next to continue.

Summary

Verify the information on this screen.

Click Back to change the information in a previous screen.

Click Save to save the settings for the installation in a response file.

Click Install to begin the installation.

Installation Progress

When the installation is 100% complete, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer automatically proceeds to the Configuration Progress screen.

Configuration Progress

When the configuration is 100% complete, click Next to continue.

Complete

Click Finish to exit Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer.


4.5.2.3 Enterprise Install Procedure for New Installations

Note:

Not all Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer screens may appear for your installation, depending on which options you select.

To install Oracle Business Intelligence and related components using the Enterprise Install type:

  1. Start Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer. See Section 4.4, "Starting Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer."

  2. On the Welcome screen, click Next.

  3. On the Software Updates screen, select one of the following options:

    • Skip Software Updates

      You can choose to skip the option to download and install software updates.

    • Search My Oracle Support for Updates

      If you have a My Oracle Support account, you can specify your account name and password to have the installer automatically download applicable software updates from My Oracle Support.

      After entering your credentials, you can test the connection by clicking Test Connection.

      If you must configure a proxy server for the installer to access My Oracle Support, click Proxy Settings. In the Proxy Settings screen, enter values for the following settings:

      • Proxy Server

      • Proxy Port

      • Proxy User Name (leave blank if your proxy server requires no authentication)

      • Password (leave blank if your proxy server requires no authentication)

    • Search Local Directory for Updates

      If you have software updates available locally, you can specify the location by using this option. In the Local Directory field, enter the location of the directory that contains the software updates, or click Browse to navigate to and select the directory.

    To continue, click Next.

  4. On the Select Installation Type screen, click Enterprise Install, and then click Next.

  5. On the Prerequisite Checks screen, after the prerequisite checks conclude with no errors, click Next.

    If an error message appears, fix the error and then click Retry to run the prerequisite check again (recommended). Repeat this until all prerequisite checks conclude with no errors.

    To stop the installation process while you fix a prerequisite error, click Abort.

    To ignore an error or warning message, and continue with the installation, click Continue (not recommended).

    Note:

    Your installation might not function normally if you continue without resolving the issue that caused an error or warning message during the prerequisite checks.

  6. On the Create or Scale Out BI System screen, click Create New BI System, and then enter the following information:

    • The user name and password for the system administrator for the new Oracle Business Intelligence system

    • The domain name for the new Oracle Business Intelligence system

    Click Next.

  7. On the Specify Installation Location (Enterprise) screen, in the Oracle Middleware Home input box, type the path to the Oracle Fusion Middleware home directory or click Browse to navigate to the directory.

    If you specify a directory that exists, it must be empty. If you specify a directory that does not yet exist, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer creates the directory for you.

    Optionally, change the following settings:

    • Domain Home Location

    • Oracle Instance Location

    • Oracle Instance Name

    Click Next.

  8. On the Configure Components screen, all products are selected by default. Click the box next to each component that you do not want to install.

    Select all the products that you want or might want to install. You cannot install some products now and then install others later in the current domain.

    Note:

    If you choose to install Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher is installed automatically.

    After you make your selections, click Next.

  9. On the BIPLATFORM Schema screen, specify the following:

    After you specify the database settings, click Next.

  10. On the MDS Schema screen, specify the following:

    After you specify the database settings, click Next.

  11. On the Configure Ports screen, click Auto Port Configuration or Specify Ports Using Configuration File.

    If you select the latter option, you must specify a configuration file that contains the custom port values for your Oracle Business Intelligence installation. Click Browse to navigate to the file and click View/Edit to view and edit it. If you edit the file, click Save to save your changes.

    Note:

    Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer automatically assigns the Node Manager port (default is 9556), unless you specify your Oracle Business Intelligence ports manually using a configuration file such as staticports.ini (see Section 4.2.8, "Setting Custom Port Values for Oracle Business Intelligence"). However, if installing Oracle Business Intelligence into a shared Fusion Middleware home where Node Manager is installed, Oracle Business Intelligence Platform Installer uses the existing Node Manager and its port number.

    Click Next.

  12. On the Security Updates screen, enter your My Oracle Support account information, and then click Next.

  13. On the Installation or Configuration Summary screen, click Save to save the settings for this installation in a response file (optional). The installer prompts you for a name for the response file and a location where to save it.

    Note:

    If your only intent for running the installer was to create a response file, you can exit the installer at this point. You do not need to complete the installation. To exit the installer, click Cancel.

    To continue with the installation, click Install.

  14. On the Installation Progress screen, you can monitor the progress of your installation. To stop the installation, click Cancel.

    Note:

    As the installation progresses, a WebLogic Server command window might appear temporarily. Ignore the command window, as it is expected and closes automatically.

  15. On the Configuration Progress screen, you can monitor the progress of your software configuration and respond to errors, if any occur.

    If a configuration task fails, an error message appears. To retry the task, click Retry. To continue with the next task, click Continue (not recommended). To stop the installation and configuration process entirely, click Abort.

    For more information, see Section 4.7, "Troubleshooting the Installation and Configuration Processes."

    Note:

    Your installation might not function normally if you choose to continue the installation process without resolving the issue that caused an error or warning message. Oracle recommends that you attempt to resolve any issues before continuing or restarting the installation process. See Section 4.7, "Troubleshooting the Installation and Configuration Processes."

    After the configuration concludes without any errors, click Next.

  16. On the Installation Complete screen, click Save to save the settings for this installation in a response file (optional), and then click Finish to exit Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer.

Next, refer to Chapter 5, "Postinstallation Tasks" for the list of tasks and related steps that you can perform after completing the installation process.

Some postinstallation tasks are required, depending on your situation, while others are optional. For example, if you installed Oracle Business Intelligence on a computer running a Linux or UNIX operating system, and you want to use Oracle Business Intelligence client tools, you must install another instance of Oracle Business Intelligence on a computer running a Windows operating system. See Section 5.1, "Installing and Deinstalling Oracle Business Intelligence Client Tools."

4.5.3 Enterprise Install to Scale Out Existing Installations

The Enterprise Install type enables you to scale out an existing enterprise installation of Oracle Business Intelligence. When you select the Enterprise Install type to scale out an existing installation, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer installs all Oracle Business Intelligence components that were installed on the primary host computer of the cluster, which you must specify. For example, if you installed Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and Oracle Real-Time Decisions on the primary host, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer installs only those two products on other computers in the cluster.

For more information on scaling out your installation, see Chapter 5 "Scaling Your Deployment" in Oracle Fusion Middleware System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

4.5.3.1 Considerations and Limitations of Enterprise Install Type for Scaling Out Existing Installations

The following considerations and limitations apply to the Enterprise Install type when scaling out existing installations:

  • Scaling out Oracle Business Intelligence installations that were previously installed with the Simple Install type is not supported.

  • Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer supports scaling out existing installations by installing each node of an Oracle Business Intelligence cluster on its own computer. This is referred to as "horizontal scaling." The instructions for this type of scaling are providing in this section. Do not use Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer to vertically scale an installation, that is, do not install two or more nodes of an Oracle Business Intelligence cluster on the same computer. The steps for vertical scaling are provided in Chapter 5 "Scaling Your Deployment" in Oracle Fusion Middleware System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

  • Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer automatically assigns the Node Manager port (default is 9556), unless you specify your Oracle Business Intelligence ports manually using a configuration file such as staticports.ini (see Section 4.2.8, "Setting Custom Port Values for Oracle Business Intelligence"). However, if installing Oracle Business Intelligence into a shared Fusion Middleware home where Node Manager is installed, Oracle Business Intelligence Platform Installer uses the existing Node Manager and its port number.

  • Before scaling out your system, you must verify that every computer where you plan to scale out can access (ping) the primary host computer of your cluster using its fully qualified domain name and can access the Oracle Business Intelligence install directory on that computer. For the installation to succeed, every computer where you scale out your installation must be able to support bidirectional communication with the Administration Server on the cluster's primary host and can access the Oracle Business Intelligence install directory.

  • Before initiating the scale out installation procedure, ensure that you are not logged in to the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console.

  • You must scale out to the same operating system used in the existing installation (for example, a 64bit Linux installation, must scale out to 64bit Linux, and not to 32bit Linux). Oracle does not support heterogenous platforms in the same cluster.

  • If BI Composer is installed when you scale out your system, then you must update the instanceconfig.xml file on the scaled-out computer. For more information, see Section 5.3, "Installing and Configuring BI Composer for Oracle BI EE".

4.5.3.2 Summary of Enterprise Install Procedure to Scale Out Existing Installations

Table 4-5, "Summary of Enterprise Install Procedure to Scale Out Existing Installations" summarizes the steps for using the Enterprise Install type for horizontally scaling out existing installations. The procedure in Section 4.5.3.3, "Enterprise Install Procedure to Scale Out Existing Installations" provides more detailed instructions.

Table 4-5 Summary of Enterprise Install Procedure to Scale Out Existing Installations

Screen Actions

None.

Start Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer. See Section 4.4, "Starting Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer."

Welcome

Click Next to continue.

Install Software Updates

Specify your My Oracle Support account information and software update preferences.

Click Next to continue.

Select Installation Type

Click Enterprise Install.

Click Next to continue.

Prerequisite Checks

Click Next to continue.

Create or Scale Out BI System

Click Scale Out BI System and specify the following:

  • The host name and port number for the Administration Server domain

  • The user name and password for logging in to the WebLogic Administration Server

Click Next to continue.

Scale Out BI System Details

Optionally, change the following settings:

  • Oracle instance location

  • Oracle instance name

Click Next to continue.

Configure Ports

Click one of the following options:

  • Auto Port Configuration: Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer configure the ports automatically.

  • Specify Ports Using Configuration File: Configure the ports using a configuration file that you specify. Click Browse to navigate to the file and click View/Edit to view and edit it. If you edit the file, click Save to save your changes.

Click Next to continue.

Security Updates

Specify your My Oracle Support account information and security update preferences.

Click Next to continue.

Summary

Verify the information on this screen.

Click Back to change the information in a previous screen.

Click Save to save the settings for the installation in a response file.

Click Install to begin the installation.

Installation Progress

When the installation is 100% complete, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer automatically proceeds to the Configuration Progress screen.

Configuration Progress

When the configuration is 100% complete, click Next to continue.

Complete

Click Finish to exit Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer.


4.5.3.3 Enterprise Install Procedure to Scale Out Existing Installations

Note:

Not all Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer screens may appear for your installation, depending on which options you select.

To scale out an existing Oracle Business Intelligence installation using the Enterprise Install type:

  1. Start Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer. See Section 4.4, "Starting Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer."

  2. On the Welcome screen, click Next.

  3. On the Software Updates screen, select one of the following options:

    • Skip Software Updates

      You can choose to skip the option to download and install software updates.

    • Search My Oracle Support for Updates

      If you have a My Oracle Support account, you can specify your account name and password to have the installer automatically download applicable software updates from My Oracle Support.

      After entering your credentials, you can test the connection by clicking Test Connection.

      If you must configure a proxy server for the installer to access My Oracle Support, click Proxy Settings. In the Proxy Settings screen, enter values for the following settings:

      • Proxy Server

      • Proxy Port

      • Proxy User Name (leave blank if your proxy server requires no authentication)

      • Password (leave blank if your proxy server requires no authentication)

    • Search Local Directory for Updates

      If you have software updates available locally, you can specify the location by using this option. In the Local Directory field, enter the location of the directory that contains the software updates, or click Browse to navigate to and select the directory.

    To continue, click Next.

  4. On the Select Installation Type screen, click Enterprise Install, and then click Next.

  5. On the Prerequisite Checks screen, after the prerequisite checks conclude with no errors, click Next.

    If an error message appears, fix the error and then click Retry to run the prerequisite check again (recommended). Repeat this until all prerequisite checks conclude with no errors.

    To stop the installation process while you fix a prerequisite error, click Abort.

    To ignore an error or warning message, and continue with the installation, click Continue (not recommended).

    Note:

    Your installation might not function normally if you continue without resolving the issue that caused an error or warning message during the prerequisite checks.

  6. In the Create or Scale Out BI System screen, click Scale Out BI System, and then enter the following information:

    • The host name and port number for the Administration Server domain

    • The user name and password for logging in to the WebLogic Administration Server

    Click Next.

  7. On the Scale Out BI System Details screen, optionally change the following settings:

    • Oracle Instance Location

    • Oracle Instance Name

    Click Next.

  8. On the Configure Ports screen, click Auto Port Configuration or Specify Ports Using Configuration File.

    If you select the latter option, you must specify a configuration file that contains the custom port values for your Oracle Business Intelligence installation. Click Browse to navigate to the file and click View/Edit to view and edit it. If you edit the file, click Save to save your changes.

    Note:

    Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer automatically assigns the Node Manager port (default is 9556), unless you specify your Oracle Business Intelligence ports manually using a configuration file such as staticports.ini (see Section 4.2.8, "Setting Custom Port Values for Oracle Business Intelligence"). However, if installing Oracle Business Intelligence into a shared Fusion Middleware home where Node Manager is installed, Oracle Business Intelligence Platform Installer uses the existing Node Manager and its port number.

    Click Next.

  9. On the Security Updates screen, enter your My Oracle Support account information, and then click Next.

  10. On the Installation or Configuration Summary screen, click Save to save the settings for this installation in a response file (optional). The installer prompts you for a name for the response file and a location where to save it.

    Note:

    If your only intent for running the installer was to create a response file, you can exit the installer at this point. You do not need to complete the installation. To exit the installer, click Cancel.

    To continue with the installation, click Install.

  11. On the Installation Progress screen, you can monitor the progress of your installation. To stop the installation, click Cancel.

    Note:

    As the installation progresses, a WebLogic Server command window might appear temporarily. Ignore the command window, as it is expected and closes automatically.

  12. On the Configuration Progress screen, you can monitor the progress of your software configuration and respond to errors, if any occur.

    If a configuration task fails, an error message appears. To retry the task, click Retry. To continue with the next task, click Continue (not recommended). To stop the installation and configuration process entirely, click Abort.

    For more information, see Section 4.7, "Troubleshooting the Installation and Configuration Processes."

    Note:

    Your installation might not function normally if you choose to continue the installation process without resolving the issue that caused an error or warning message. Oracle recommends that you attempt to resolve any issues before continuing or restarting the installation process. See Section 4.7, "Troubleshooting the Installation and Configuration Processes."

    After the configuration concludes without any errors, click Next.

  13. On the Installation Complete screen, click Save to save the settings for this installation in a response file, and then click Finish to exit Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer.

Next, refer to Chapter 5, "Postinstallation Tasks" for the list of tasks and related steps that you can perform after completing the installation process.

Some postinstallation tasks are required, depending on your situation, while others are optional. For example, if your scaled-out enterprise installation uses an IBM DB2 or Microsoft SQL Server database, you must create an ODBC data source name on each Oracle Business Intelligence node. See Section 5.4, "Creating a DSN for IBM DB2 or Microsoft SQL Server."

4.5.4 Software Only Install

The Software Only Install type enables you to install Oracle Business Intelligence software binary files in an Oracle home for later configuration.

You can use the Software Only Install type to complete the installation segment of the following scenarios:

  • Perform an Enterprise Install

  • Scale out an existing Enterprise Install

Note, the Software Only Install type is required to perform one of the following additional scenarios:

  • Install Oracle Business Intelligence into an existing Oracle WebLogic Server domain.

  • Install Oracle Business Intelligence into a Middleware home that was previously created by another Oracle Fusion Middleware product installation, such as Oracle SOA Suite.

  • Install Oracle Business Intelligence on a 64-bit operating system where you intend to later use the pasteBinary script to move your installation from a test environment to a production environment.

  • Install Oracle Business Intelligence with your own JDK. By default, the Simple Install and Enterprise Install types install the JDK that is provided with the Oracle Business Intelligence installation package. You can instead choose to install your own JDK, however you must install it before you install Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Business Intelligence. See Section 4.2.5, "Installing Oracle Business Intelligence 11g with Your Own Java Development Kit (JDK)."

When you select the Software Only Install type, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer installs the software binary files for all Oracle Business Intelligence components, including Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, and Oracle Real-Time Decisions. Afterward, you use the Oracle Business Intelligence Configuration Assistant to configure the components you installed. See Section 5.2, "Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence with the Configuration Assistant."

4.5.4.1 Considerations and Limitations for Software Only Install Type

The following considerations and limitations apply to the Software Only Install type:

  • The Software Only Install type can be used if you ultimately want an "enterprise install" of Oracle Business Intelligence. The Software Only Install type does not support "simple installs." Use the Simple Install type instead.

  • You must install Oracle WebLogic Server separately before initiating a Software Only installation. For more information on installing Oracle WebLogic Server, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

  • To install Oracle Business Intelligence with your own JDK rather than the one that is provided with Oracle WebLogic Server, you must first install the JDK before installing Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Business Intelligence.

  • If you intend to use the Software Only Install type as part of your strategy to later extend an existing Oracle WebLogic Server domain, ensure the following:

    • The domain is empty, that is, no other software products exist in the domain.

    • The domain physically exists on the same computer where you plan to install and configure Oracle Business Intelligence. Extending domains remotely is not supported.

  • To scale out your installation using the Software Only Install type on a shared network drive and with a shared Fusion Middleware home, you must specify the same domain home for all computers in your cluster. This can be accomplished by setting the same value in the Domain Home field in the Scale BI System Details screen of the Configuration Assistant. Using the same domain home for all computers in a scaled-out system with a shared Middleware home is required to start one or more Managed Servers within a domain through Node Manager.

4.5.4.2 Summary of Software Only Install Procedure

Table 4-6, "Summary of Software Only Install Procedure" summarizes the steps for installing with the Software Only Install type. The procedure in Section 4.5.4.3, "Software Only Install Procedure" provides more detailed instructions.

Table 4-6 Summary of Software Only Install Procedure

Screen Actions

None.

Start Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer. See Section 4.4, "Starting Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer."

Welcome

Click Next to continue.

Install Software Updates

Specify your My Oracle Support account information and software update preferences.

Click Next to continue.

Select Installation Type

Click Software Only Install.

Select this option to copy the software binary files to the target computer. You do not configure your components until after the installation finishes.

Click Next to continue.

Prerequisite Checks

Click Next to continue.

Specify Installation Location

Specify the Oracle Middleware home and Oracle Business Intelligence home locations.

Click Next to continue.

Security Updates

Specify your My Oracle Support account information and security update preferences.

Click Next to continue.

Summary

Verify the information on this screen.

Click Back to change the information in a previous screen.

Click Save to save the settings for the installation in a response file.

Click Install to begin the installation.

Installation Progress

When the installation is 100% complete, click Next to continue.

Complete

Click Finish to exit Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer.


4.5.4.3 Software Only Install Procedure

Note:

You must install Oracle WebLogic Server separately before initiating the Software Only Install procedure.

To install Oracle Business Intelligence using the Software Only Install type:

  1. Start Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer. See Section 4.4, "Starting Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer."

  2. On the Welcome screen, click Next.

  3. On the Software Updates screen, select one of the following options:

    • Skip Software Updates

      You can choose to skip the option to download and install software updates.

    • Search My Oracle Support for Updates

      If you have a My Oracle Support account, you can specify your account name and password to have the installer automatically download applicable software updates from My Oracle Support.

      After entering your credentials, you can test the connection by clicking Test Connection.

      If you must configure a proxy server for the installer to access My Oracle Support, click Proxy Settings. In the Proxy Settings screen, enter values for the following settings:

      • Proxy Server

      • Proxy Port

      • Proxy User Name (leave blank if your proxy server requires no authentication)

      • Password (leave blank if your proxy server requires no authentication)

    • Search Local Directory for Updates

      If you have software updates available locally, you can specify the location by using this option. In the Local Directory field, enter the location of the directory that contains the software updates, or click Browse to navigate to and select the directory.

    To continue, click Next.

  4. On the Select Installation Type screen, click Software Only Install, and then click Next.

  5. On the Prerequisite Checks screen, after the prerequisite checks conclude with no errors, click Next.

    If an error message appears, fix the error and then click Retry to run the prerequisite check again (recommended). Repeat this until all prerequisite checks conclude with no errors.

    To stop the installation process while you fix a prerequisite error, click Abort.

    To ignore an error or warning message, and continue with the installation, click Continue (not recommended).

    Note:

    Your installation might not function normally if you continue without resolving the issue that caused an error or warning message during the prerequisite checks.

  6. On the Specify Installation Location (Software Only) screen, in the Oracle Middleware Home field, type the path to an existing Middleware home directory or click Browse to navigate to the directory.

    The Middleware home that you specify can be from an existing WebLogic Server or Fusion Middleware product installation (including Oracle Business Intelligence).

    Optionally, change the location of the Oracle Home Directory.

    Click Next.

  7. On the Security Updates screen, enter your My Oracle Support account information, and then click Next.

  8. On the Installation or Configuration Summary screen, click Save to save the settings for this installation in a response file (optional). The installer prompts you for a name for the response file and a location where to save it.

    Note:

    If your only intent for running the installer was to create a response file, you can exit the installer at this point. You do not need to complete the installation. To exit the installer, click Cancel.

    To continue with the installation, click Install.

  9. On the Installation Progress screen, you can monitor the progress of your installation. To stop the installation, click Cancel.

    Note:

    As the installation progresses, a WebLogic Server command window might appear temporarily. Ignore the command window, as it is expected and closes automatically.

  10. On the Installation Complete screen, click Save to save the settings for this installation in a response file (optional), and then click Finish to exit Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer.

Next, refer to Chapter 5, "Postinstallation Tasks" for the list of tasks and related steps that you can perform after completing the installation process.

Some postinstallation tasks are required, depending on your situation, while others are optional. For example, after completing the Software Only Install, you must configure your installation. See Section 5.2, "Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence with the Configuration Assistant."

4.6 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence in Silent Mode

This section describes how to install Oracle Business Intelligence from the command line in silent mode. Silent installation eliminates the need to monitor the Oracle Business Intelligence installation because no graphical output is displayed and no input by the user is required.

This section contains the following topics:

4.6.1 What Is a Silent Installation?

Silent installation of Oracle Business Intelligence is accomplished by supplying the installation program with a response file and using the -silent flag on the command line. The response file is a text file containing variables and parameter values that provide answers to the installation program prompts.

You can also deinstall the software silently on your system by using the -d or -deinstall parameter from the command line. See Chapter 6, "Deinstalling Oracle Business Intelligence."

4.6.2 Creating Response Files

Before performing a silent installation, you must provide information specific to your installation in a response file. If you attempt to install using a response file that is not configured correctly, the installation program is very likely to fail.

You can create response files manually in a text editor or automatically in the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer (recommended). With the latter method, you run the installer and select your installation preferences in each installation screen. Then, on the Installation or Configuration Summary screen, you click Save. The installer prompts you for a name for the response file and a location where to save it. After you specify this information, you can exit the installer. You do not need to complete the installation.

After you create a response file, you can use it to replicate the installation on other systems, or you can modify it in a text editor as needed.

4.6.2.1 Command Line Variables

  • Installer Variables

    Installer variables are specified using VarName=value. For example:

    ORACLE_HOME=/home/Oracle/Middleware/as_1

  • Session Variables

    Session variables are specified using session:varName=value.

  • Component Variables

    Component variables are specified using session:compInternalName:[Version:]varName=value.

4.6.2.2 Sample Commands

To perform a silent installation, use the following command:

> ./runInstaller -silent -response file -invPtrLoc file

Below is a full example of this command:

> ./runInstaller -silent -response /home/jdoe/response/oracle.classicwls.top.Custom.rsp -invPtrLoc /home/jdoe/oraInst.loc

If you installed an Oracle product on your system and do not need to specify an inventory location, then you can use a command similar to the following:

> ./runInstaller -silent -response file

Below is a full example of this command:

> ./runInstaller -silent -response /home/jdoe/response/oracle.classicwls.top.Custom.rsp

4.6.3 Creating the oraInst.loc File

The Oracle inventory directory is used by the installation program to keep track of all Oracle products installed on computers. The inventory directory is stored in a file called oraInst.loc (on UNIX and Linux). If this file does not exist on your system, the installation program creates it automatically.

4.6.4 Pre-Installation Tasks

If this is the first time you are installing on your system (meaning there is no pre-existing Oracle inventory location), Oracle recommends that you validate that your environment meets the installation requirements. You can perform this task interactively or silently.

To interactively validate that your environment meets the installation requirements, run the following command, depending on your operating system:

On UNIX:

./runInstaller -validate

On Windows:

setup.exe -validate

To silently validate that your environment meets the installation requirements, run the following command, depending on your operating system:

On UNIX

./runInstaller -silentvalidate -response response_file_path

On Windows:

setup.exe -silentvalidate -response response_file_path

4.6.5 Software Update Options Supported by Silent Installation

Silent installation supports the following software update options only:

  • Skip software updates

  • Install software updates from a local directory

Silent installation does not support the option to download and install software updates through My Oracle Support.

4.6.6 Silent Installation Syntax for UNIX and Windows Operating Systems

The syntax for running the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer silently from the command line depends on your operating system, as follows:

  • On UNIX systems:

    runInstaller [-mode] [-options] [(CommandLinevariable=Value)*]

  • On Windows systems:

    setup.exe [-mode] [-options] [(CommandLinevariable=Value)*]

For more details on supported command line syntax and options, see Section 4.2.10, "Using Command Line Parameters to Install Oracle Business Intelligence 11g."

4.7 Troubleshooting the Installation and Configuration Processes

For more information about a specific error or warning that appeared during the installation process, refer to the installation log file. The location of the installation log file depends on your operating system and on where you chose to create the oraInventory directory for the first Oracle product you installed (that is, if multiple Oracle products are installed on the current computer).

The following are the default locations for supported operating systems:

If your installation did not conclude successfully or if you terminated the installation process during the Configuration phase, you must clean up your failed or terminated installation before you attempt to install Oracle Business Intelligence again. The deinstallation process that you follow depends on the type of installation you attempted. For example, if you attempted to install Oracle Business Intelligence on a single computer, see Section 6.1.1, "Deinstalling Oracle Business Intelligence on a Single Computer." For the list of supported deinstallation processes, see Section 6.1, "Deinstallation Scenarios."

Furthermore, some tasks in a particular deinstallation process might not be relevant to your situation, depending on which task or tasks failed during your installation attempt. For example, if the installation failed before the installer created an Oracle Business Intelligence instance, then the procedure for deinstalling the instance (described in Section 6.4.3, "Deinstalling Oracle Business Intelligence Instances") does not apply and should not be followed.

During a Simple Install or Enterprise Install, or when using the Configuration Assistant to complete a Software Only Install, the coreapplication_obisch1 Scheduler component can intermittently fail to start with the error messages 'Could not connect to Oracle database', and 'TNS: no listener'. In this situation the database might be unresponsive due to the listener having simultaneous requests from multiple computers. You can resolve this issue by dropping the RCU schemas that are no longer used, or by deleting tablespaces, to free up disk space. The database administrator should check the availability and status of the database.

4.8 Reinstalling Oracle Business Intelligence

The installer does not allow reinstallation of Oracle Business Intelligence in a directory that contains another Oracle Business Intelligence installation. To reinstall Oracle Business Intelligence in the same directory as before, first deinstall the software as described in Chapter 6, "Deinstalling Oracle Business Intelligence." Then, return to this chapter and follow the installation instructions that best match your needs.