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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence
11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6.2)

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4 Oracle Business Intelligence for 10g Users

Before you begin your upgrade Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, you should be sure that you understand the architecture, features, and benefits of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g.

Specifically, you should carefully review the information in Chapter 1, "Planning to Upgrade from Oracle BI 10g to BI 11g". Besides providing guidance on possible upgrade strategies, it also provides extensive information about the differences between the Oracle Business Intelligence components in 10g and 11g.

Refer to the following sections for additional information about Oracle Business Intelligence 11g that is of particular interest to Oracle Business Intelligence 10g users:

4.1 Oracle Business Intelligence 11g and Oracle WebLogic Server

One of the more significant differences between Oracle Business Intelligence 10g and 11g is the deployment to Oracle WebLogic Server and the integration of Oracle Business Intelligence with Oracle Fusion Middleware.

For more information about Oracle Fusion Middleware Components, see Chapter 1, "Introduction to Oracle Fusion Middleware" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.

Oracle WebLogic Server Middleware Home

Oracle Business Intelligence requires a Middleware home with Oracle WebLogic Server on the system. If the system does not already have Oracle WebLogic Server, then you can install it in a new Middleware Home directory.

A Middleware home is a container for the Oracle WebLogic Server home, and, optionally, one Oracle Common home and one or more Oracle homes, with a directory structure like this:

/middleware_home
     wlserver_<version>
     jdk_<verion>
     oracle_common
     BI_ORACLE_HOME
     user_projects

The BI Oracle home contains the binary and library files necessary for Oracle BI. BI_ORACLE_HOME represents the BI Oracle home in path names.

The BI Oracle home can be associated with multiple Oracle WebLogic Server domains. The Oracle Common home contains the binary and library files required for Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Fusion Middleware Control and Java Required Files (JRF).

A Middleware home can reside on a local file system or on a remote shared disk that is accessible through a network file system.

For more information about the structure and contents of a Middleware home, see "Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware Concepts" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.

4.2 Oracle Business Intelligence Directory Structure

A typical Oracle Business Intelligence installation consists of a Fusion Middleware home and the following subdirectories:

Figure 4-1 shows the directory structure of a typical Oracle Fusion Middleware installation on a single host, using all of the default values.

Figure 4-1 Typical Oracle Business Intelligence Directory Structure

Description of Figure 4-1 follows
Description of "Figure 4-1 Typical Oracle Business Intelligence Directory Structure"

4.3 Changes to Oracle Business Intelligence Directory Structure

Table 4-1 describes the changes in directory structure from Oracle BI 10g to 11g.

Table 4-1 Oracle BI content changes

Directory or Files 10g Location 11g Location

AdminTool.sh
equalizerpds.sh/equalizerpds.exe
JobManager.sh
MigrateEUL.sh
NQClient.sh
nqcmd.sh/nqcmd.exe

BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Bin

BI_ORACLE_HOME/bifoundation/server/bin

DBFeatures.INI
NQSConfig.INI

BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Config

ORACLE_INSTANCE/config/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obisn

NQClusterConfig.INI

BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Config

ORACLE_INSTANCE/config/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication

NQQuery.log
NQSAdminTool.log
NQServer.log

BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Log

ORACLE_INSTANCE/diagnostics/logs/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obis1

Oracle BI Server repository directory:

  • SampleAppLite.rpd

  • paint.rpd

BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Repository

ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obisn/repository

Samples:

  • order.xml

  • Product.xml

  • samplesales.udml

BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Sample/samplesales

ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obisn/sample/SampleAppFiles

Usage Tracking:

  • SQL_Server_Time

  • UsageTracking.rpd

  • UsageTracking.zip

BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Sample/usagetracking

ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obisn/sample/usagetracking

Other Schemas (for example):

  • Oracle_alter_nq_acct.sql

  • SAACCT.DB2.sql

  • SAACCT.MSSQL.sql

  • SAACCT.Oracle.sql

Note: Use the Repository Creation Utility to install the Oracle BI Schema

BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Sample/Schema

ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obisn/schema

  • credentialstore.xml

  • instanceconfig.xml (for Presentation Services)

  • userpref_currencies.xml

OracleBIData/web/config

ORACLE_INSTANCE/config/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obipsn

  • JavaHost

  • sawlog0.log

OracleBIData/web/log

ORACLE_INSTANCE/diagnostics/logs/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/coreapplication_obipsn

catalogmanager.exe

BI_ORACLE_HOME\web\catalogmanager

ORACLE_INSTANCE\bifoundation\OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent\coreapplication_obipsn\catalogmanager\runcat.cmd

instanceconfig.xml (for Oracle BI Scheduler)

OracleBIData\web\config

ORACLE_INSTANCE\config\OracleBISchedulerComponent\coreapplication_obischn

  • odbc.ini

  • user.sh

BI_ORACLE_HOME/setup

ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup


4.4 Resources for Learning About Oracle Business Intelligence 11g

For more information about Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, refer to the following: