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6 Installing the Software for an Enterprise Deployment

This chapter describes the software installations required for the Oracle Business Intelligence enterprise deployment reference topology. You install Oracle HTTP Server and then Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Important:

Oracle strongly recommends that you read the Oracle Fusion Middleware Release Notes for any additional installation and deployment considerations before starting the setup process.

This chapter contains the following topics:

6.1 Overview of the Software Installation Process

The enterprise deployment software installation is divided into two parts. The first part covers the required Web tier installations, while the second part addresses the required Oracle Fusion Middleware components. Later chapters describe the required configuration steps to create the reference topology for Oracle Business Intelligence.

Software to Install

Table 6-1 shows what software should be installed on each host or be accessible from each host.

Table 6-1 Software To Be Installed on Each Host or Accessible From Each Host

Hosts Oracle HTTP Server
Oracle WebLogic Server
Oracle Business Intelligence

WEBHOST1

Yes

No

No

WEBHOST2

Yes

No

No

APPHOST1

No

Yes

Yes

APPHOST2

No

Yes

Yes


See Section 2.3, "Identifying the Software Components to Install" for information about software versions.

6.2 Installing Oracle HTTP Server

This section contains the following topics:

6.2.1 Prerequisites to Installing Oracle HTTP Server

Before installing Oracle HTTP Server, check that your computers meet the following requirements:

  • Ensure that the system, patch, kernel, and other requirements are met as specified in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Web Tier.

  • Because Oracle HTTP Server is installed on port 7777 by default, you must ensure that port 7777 is not used by any service on the nodes. To check if this port is in use, run the following command before installing Oracle HTTP Server:

    netstat -an | grep 7777
    

    You must free port 7777 if it is in use.

  • On Linux platforms, if the /etc/oraInst.loc file exists, check that its contents are correct. Specifically, check that the inventory directory is correct and that you have write permissions for that directory. If the /etc/oraInst.loc file does not exist, you can skip this step.

  • Before starting the installation, ensure that the following environment variables are not set:

    • LD_ASSUME_KERNEL

    • ORACLE_INSTANCE

6.2.2 Installing Oracle HTTP Server on WEBHOST1 and WEBHOST2

When you install Oracle HTTP Server, you are installing the Web tier and NOT associating it with a domain. However, you do need to create a MW_HOME directory for the Web tier, even though it is not associated with a domain.

As described in Chapter 4, "Preparing the File System for an Enterprise Deployment," you install Oracle Fusion Middleware in at least two storage locations for redundancy.

  1. Start the installer for Oracle HTTP Server from the installation media:

    ./runInstaller
    
  2. In the Specify Inventory Directory screen, do the following:

    1. Enter HOME/oraInventory, where HOME is the home directory of the user performing the installation (this is the recommended location).

    2. Enter the OS group for the user performing the installation.

    3. Click Next.

    Follow the instructions on screen to execute /createCentralInventory.sh as root, then click OK.

    The Specify Inventory Directory screen appears only on a UNIX operating system, for the first installation by Oracle Universal Installer. The installer uses the inventory directory to keep track of all Oracle products installed on the machine.

  3. In the Welcome screen, click Next.

  4. In the Select Installation Type screen, select Install Software - Do Not Configure, and click Next.

  5. In the Prerequisite Checks screen, verify that all checks complete successfully, and click Next.

  6. In the Specify Installation Location screen, specify the following values:

    • Oracle Middleware Home: ORACLE_BASE/product/fmw

    • Oracle Home Directory: Oracle_WT1

    Note that these are two separate volumes on WEBHOST1 and WEBHOST2, even though the directory names are the same.

    Click Next.

  7. In the Specify Security Updates screen, choose whether you want to receive security updates from Oracle support and if you do, enter your e-mail address.

  8. In the Installation Summary screen, review the selections to ensure they are correct. If they are not, click Back to modify selections on previous screens. When you are ready, click Install.

    On UNIX systems, if prompted to run the oracleRoot.sh script, make sure you run it as the root user.

    The Oracle HTTP Server software is installed.

  9. In the Installation Progress screen, click Next.

  10. In the Installation Complete screen, click Finish to exit.

6.2.3 Backing Up the Oracle HTTP Server Installation

Back up the Middleware home for Oracle HTTP Server (make sure to stop the server first):

WEBHOSTn> tar -cvpf fmwhomeback.tar ORACLE_BASE/product/fmw HOME/oraInventory

6.3 Installing Oracle Fusion Middleware

This section describes how to install the required Oracle Fusion Middleware software for the enterprise deployment reference topology for Oracle Business Intelligence. The software components to be installed consist of the WebLogic Server home (WL_HOME) and Oracle home (ORACLE_HOME). As described in Chapter 4, "Preparing the File System for an Enterprise Deployment," you install Oracle Fusion Middleware in at least two storage locations for redundancy.

Important:

Oracle strongly recommends that you read the Oracle Fusion Middleware Release Notes for any additional installation and deployment considerations before starting the setup process.

This section covers the following topics:

6.3.1 Installing Oracle WebLogic Server and Creating the Middleware Home

If you are installing Oracle WebLogic Server on 64-bit platforms using a 64-bit JDK, follow the steps in "Installing WebLogic Server on 64-Bit Platforms Using a 64-Bit JDK" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server instead of the steps in this section.

Perform these steps to install Oracle WebLogic Server on APPHOST1 and APPHOST2:

  1. Start the installer for Oracle WebLogic Server from the installation media.

  2. In the Welcome screen, click Next.

  3. In the Choose Middleware Home Directory screen, do the following:

    • Select Create a new Middleware Home.

    • For Middleware Home Directory, enter ORACLE_BASE/product/fmw.

      Note:

      ORACLE_BASE is the base directory under which Oracle products are installed. The recommended value is /u01/app/oracle. See Section 4.3, "About Recommended Locations for the Different Directories" for more information.

      Note that these are two separate volumes on APPHOST1 and APPHOST2, even though the directory names are the same.

    Click Next.

  4. In the Register for Security Updates screen, choose whether you want to receive security updates from Oracle support and if you do, enter your e-mail address.

    Click Next.

  5. In the Choose Install Type screen, select Typical and click Next.

  6. In the Choose Product Installation Directories screen, accept the directory ORACLE_BASE/product/fmw/wlserver_10.3. Also accept the default directory for Oracle Coherence (ORACLE_BASE/product/fmw/coherence_3.7).

  7. Click Next.

  8. In the Installation Summary screen, click Next.

    The Oracle WebLogic Server software is installed.

  9. In the Installation Complete screen, clear the Run Quickstart option and click Done.

  10. Validate the installation by verifying that the following directories and files appear in the ORACLE_HOME directory after installing Oracle WebLogic Server:

    • coherence_version

    • jrockit-jdkversion

    • modules

    • registry.xml

    • utils

    • domain-registry.xml

    • logs

    • ocm.rsp

    • registry.dat

    • wlserver_10.3

6.3.2 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence

Perform the steps described in this section to install Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g (11.1.1.6.0) on APPHOST1 and APPHOST2. Note that because the installation is performed on a shared storage, the MW_HOME is accessible and used by the Oracle BI servers in APPHOST1 and APPHOST2.

  1. On Linux platforms, if the /etc/oraInst.loc file exists, check that its contents are correct. Specifically, check that the inventory directory is correct and that you have write permissions for that directory. If the /etc/oraInst.loc file does not exist, you can skip this step.

  2. Start the installer for Oracle Business Intelligence from the installation media:

    ./runInstaller
    
  3. In the Specify Inventory Directory screen, do the following:

    1. Enter HOME/oraInventory, where HOME is the home directory of the user performing the installation (this is the recommended location).

    2. Enter the OS group for the user performing the installation.

    3. Click Next.

    Follow the instructions on screen to execute /createCentralInventory.sh as root, then click OK.

    The Specify Inventory Directory screen appears only on a UNIX operating system, for the first installation by Oracle Universal Installer. The installer uses the inventory directory to keep track of all Oracle products installed on the computer.

  4. In the Welcome screen, click Next.

  5. In the Install Software Updates screen, choose whether to skip software updates, search My Oracle Support for software updates, or search your local directory for updates. When you are ready to proceed, click Next.

  6. In the Select Installation Type screen, select Software Only Install and click Next.

  7. In the Prerequisite Checks screen, verify that all checks complete successfully, and click Next.

  8. In the Specify Installation Location screen, select the previously installed Middleware home from the drop-down list. For the Oracle home directory, enter the directory name (Oracle_BI1).

    Click Next.

  9. In the Specify Security Updates screen, choose whether you want to receive security updates from Oracle support and if you do, enter your e-mail address and click Next.

  10. In the Summary screen, click Install.

    The Oracle Business Intelligence software is installed.

  11. In the Installation Progress screen, click Next.

  12. In the Complete screen, click Finish.

  13. Validate the installation by verifying that the following directories and files appear in the ORACLE_HOME directory after installing both Oracle WebLogic Sever and Oracle Business Intelligence:

    • coherence_X.X

    • jrockit-jdkY.Y

    • modules

    • oracle_common

    • registry.xml

    • utils

    • domain-registry.xml

    • logs

    • ocm.rsp

    • registry.dat

    • Oracle_BI1

    • wlserver_10.3

6.3.3 Patching Oracle Business Intelligence

Download and apply the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g (11.1.1.6.2) patch on APPHOST1 and APPHOST2. Refer to the instructions in the readme that comes with the patch for detailed information. See also the Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide for additional information and concepts.

6.3.4 Backing Up the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation

At this point, back up the Middleware home. Make sure to stop the servers first.

To back up the Middleware home, run the following command:

APPHOSTn> tar -cvpf fmwhomeback.tar ORACLE_BASE/product/fmw HOME/oraInventory

This command creates a backup of the installation files for both Oracle WebLogic Server and the Oracle Fusion Middleware components, including Oracle Business Intelligence.