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6.2 Starting and Stopping Oracle Reports Bridge

The Oracle Reports bridge is used to connect two subnets. It acts as a gateway between Oracle Reports components running in different subnets.

Note:

In Oracle Reports 11g Release 1 (11.1.1), the Oracle Reports bridge is integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g. Therefore, you can see the Oracle Reports bridge status or start and stop it from the Oracle Enterprise Manager.

For troubleshooting scenarios and diagnosis, see Appendix D, "Diagnosing Oracle Reports Bridge Problems".

6.2.1 Starting, Stopping, and Restarting the Oracle Reports Bridge from the Oracle Process Manager and Notification Server

Before you can start the Oracle Reports bridge with Oracle Process Manager and Notification (OPMN), you must add the bridge to OPMN, as shown in the following example:

ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin/opmnctl createcomponent -adminUsername weblogic -adminHost <host_name>  -adminPort <port> -oracleHome <oracle_home  -oracleInstance <instance_home> -instanceName <instancename> -componentName <bridge_name> -componentType ReportsBridgeComponent

To start the Oracle Reports bridge if it was configured through the Oracle Process Manager and Notification (OPMN) Server, use either of the following commands:

ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin/opmnctl startproc ias-component=bridgename
ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin/opmnctl startproc process-type=ReportsBridgeComponent

To stop the Oracle Reports bridge, use the following command:

ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin/opmnctl stopproc ias-component=bridgename

To restart the Oracle Reports bridge, use the following command:

ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin/opmnctl restartproc ias-component=bridgename

The Oracle Reports bridge name must match the name in the ias-component id in the opmn.xml file.

You can also query the status of the Oracle Process Manager and Notification bridge, using the following command:

ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin/opmnctl status

For more information on configuring the Oracle Reports bridge through the Oracle Process Manager and Notification Server, see Section 8.8.1.3, "Oracle Reports Bridge Specification"

6.2.2 Starting and Stopping the Oracle Reports Bridge from the Command Line

It is recommended that you use Enterprise Manager or OPMN to start and stop Oracle Reports components.

You must set the following environment variable before you start or stop the Reports Bridge component:

COMPONENT_CONFIG_PATH=ORACLE_INSTANCE/config/ReportsBridgeComponent/<reports_bridge_name>

To start the Oracle Reports bridge from the command line, use the following commands:

On Windows:

rwbridge.bat name=bridgename

On UNIX:

rwbridge.sh name=bridgename

For example, to start an Oracle Reports bridge named foo on Windows, use the following command:

rwbridge.bat name=foo

For more information about the rwbridge executable, see Section A.2.7, "rwbridge"

Oracle Reports creates a configuration file, rwbridge.conf when the Oracle Reports bridge is started for the first time. This file is generated based on the settings in the rwbridge.template file and is located in the ORACLE_INSTANCE\config\ReportsBridgeComponent\bridge_name directory. Edit the rwbridge.conf file to specify remote Oracle Reports bridges to connect to other subnets.

Note:

You must restart the Oracle Reports bridge for any configuration changes to take effect.

To stop an Oracle Reports bridge, use the following command:

On Windows:

rwbridge.bat name=bridgename shutdown=normal authid=username/password

On UNIX:

rwbridge.sh name=bridgename shutdown=normal authid=username/password

For example, to stop an Oracle Reports bridge named foo on UNIX, use the following command:

rwbridge.sh name=foo shutdown= normal authid=scott/tiger

In the configuration file, repbrg_bridgename.conf, modify the identifier element to specify the username/password and set the encrypted attribute to no. This is to indicate that the password is not encrypted. This password will be encrypted once the Oracle Reports bridge is started.

For example:

<identifier encrypted="no">scott/tiger</identifier>

Usage Notes

  • If the identifier element is commented, then it is possible to stop the Oracle Reports bridge without specifying authid

  • It is not possible to stop the Oracle Reports bridge remotely.

For more information see, Section 8.2.1.19, "identifier"