The Oracle Reports bridge is used to connect two subnets. It acts as a gateway between Oracle Reports components running in different subnets.
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".
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
You can also query the status of the Oracle Process Manager and Notification bridge, using the following command:
For more information on configuring the Oracle Reports bridge through the Oracle Process Manager and Notification Server, see Section 188.8.131.52, "Oracle Reports Bridge Specification"
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:
To start the Oracle Reports bridge from the command line, use the following commands:
For example, to start an Oracle Reports bridge named
foo on Windows, use the following command:
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.
You must restart the Oracle Reports bridge for any configuration changes to take effect.
To stop an Oracle Reports bridge, use the following command:
rwbridge.bat name=bridgename shutdown=normal authid=username/password
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.
If the identifier element is commented, then it is possible to stop the Oracle Reports bridge without specifying
It is not possible to stop the Oracle Reports bridge remotely.
For more information see, Section 184.108.40.206, "identifier"