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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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A Oracle Business Intelligence Installation Screens

This chapter describe the options available when you are installing Oracle Business Intelligence:

The installer screens are described in detail, generally in the order in which they appear during installation.

A.1 Select Installation Type

Use this screen to select the type of installation.

Installation Types

Using the installer, you can choose among several installation scenarios. The following table describes the choices on this screen.

For more information about the installation type that works best for you, see Section 1.4, "Installation Types."

Selection Result

Simple Install

The default selection. All software components are downloaded onto one computer and configured with default settings. Oracle Business Intelligence runs after the installation is completed. This installation option is typically used for a single user deployment, such as for demonstration or development purposes. You cannot scale out, add components to, or use the Configuration Assistant on instances of Oracle Business Intelligence that are installed with the Simple Install type.

Enterprise Install

This installation type assumes some familiarity with Oracle Business Intelligence. All software components are downloaded onto one computer. You can accept the default configuration settings or use your own. You use this installation type when you have an established Oracle WebLogic domain, and you want to extend it to the Oracle Business Intelligence application. This install option is typically used for more advanced deployments with multiple users, such as to scale out a deployment on additional computers.

Software Only Install

This installation type creates a directory and copies the Oracle Business Intelligence binary files to that directory. The Software Only Install does not configure any files. This is useful when cloning or extending an Oracle Business Intelligence deployment across a network or to deploy the binary files onto a shared network drive.


A.2 Specify Installation Location (Simple)

Use this screen to specify where you want to install the Oracle Fusion Middleware software.

Note:

This screen is specific to Oracle Business Intelligence for the Simple Install type.

The following table describes the fields on this screen.

Field Description

Oracle Middleware Home

Specify the absolute path to the directory where you want the installer to create the new Oracle Middleware home.

If you do not know the location of the directory, click Browse to locate the directory on your system.


If you are installing on a Microsoft Windows operating system:

For more information about the Middleware home and the Oracle home requirements, see "Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware Concepts and Directory Structure" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide.

A.3 Specify Installation Location (Software Only)

Use this screen to specify where you want to install the Oracle Fusion Middleware software.

The following table describes the fields on this screen.

Field Description

Oracle Middleware Home

Specify the absolute path to the home directory for an existing Oracle Middleware home.

If you do not know the location of the directory, click Browse to locate the directory on your system.

Oracle Home Directory

The Oracle home directory is where your products are installed. All software binary files reside in this directory, and no runtime process can write to this directory.

Specify the directory inside the Oracle Middleware home where you want to install your products, but note the following:

  • If you specify a new directory, it is created inside the Oracle Middleware home.

  • If you specify a directory that exists (for example, you are reinstalling due to an incomplete previous installation), then an error message appears and the installation does not allow you to proceed.


If you are installing on a Microsoft Windows operating system:

A.4 Create, Scale Out, or Extend BI System

This screen also appears as:


Create or Scale Out BI System

Use this screen to specify details for a new Oracle Business Intelligence system, for scaling out an existing system on a new computer, for adding Oracle Business Intelligence to an existing Oracle WebLogic Server domain (referred to as "extending the domain"), or for updating an Oracle Business Intelligence domain.

Note:

  • This screen is specific to Oracle Business Intelligence for the Enterprise Install type.

  • The Extend BI System, Scale Out BI System, and Update BI Domain options are available only when configuring Oracle Business Intelligence with the Configuration Assistant on an existing Oracle WebLogic Server domain. Oracle Business Intelligence on IBM WebSphere cannot be extended, scaled out or updated.

The following table describes the fields on this screen with the Create New BI System option selected.

Field Description

User Name

The user name for the system administrator.

User Password

The password for the system administrator.

Domain Name

or

Cell Name

  • Domain Name: If installing on Oracle WebLogic Server, the name of the domain that the installer creates and associates with the new Oracle Business Intelligence system. This domain must not exist.

  • Cell Name: If installing on IBM WebSphere, the name of the cell that the installer creates and associates with the new Oracle Business Intelligence system. This cell must not exist.


The following table describes the fields on this screen with the Scale Out BI System, Extend BI System, or Update BI Domain option selected.

Field Description

Host Name

The host name of the computer on which the Administration Server domain exists. This field is read-only when using the Extend BI System option.

Port

The port number over which the Administration Server domain communicates.

User Name

The user name for logging in to the WebLogic Administration Server.

User Password

The password for logging in to the WebLogic Administration Server.


A.5 Specify Installation Location (Enterprise)

Use this screen to specify where you want to install the Oracle Fusion Middleware software.

Note:

This screen appears for the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Install type, and also for the Configuration Assistant when creating a new Oracle Business Intelligence system after a Software Only install.

The following table describes the fields on this screen.

Field Description

Oracle Middleware Home Location

The absolute path of the directory for the Oracle Middleware home. Specify either an empty directory or a directory that does not exist. If the directory does not exist, the installer creates it for you automatically. If you specify an existing non-empty directory, an error message appears and the installation does not allow you to proceed.

If you do not know the directory path for the Middleware home, click Browse to locate and select the directory on your system.

The value in this field is read-only when displayed using the Configuration Assistant to create a new Oracle Business Intelligence system.

Oracle Home Directory

The location where your products are installed. All software binary files reside in this directory, and no runtime process can write to this directory.

The value in this field is read-only and is the host name you specified in the Oracle Middleware Home field.

WebLogic Server Directory

or

WebSphere Home

  • WebLogic Server Directory: The directory name for the WebLogic Server. The installer automatically creates this directory inside the Oracle Middleware home. The default name for this directory is "wlserver_" followed by the version number. For example, wlserver_10.3.

  • WebSphere Home: The directory name for the IBM WebSphere server. The installer automatically creates this directory inside or outside the Oracle Middleware home.

The value in this field is read-only and is the host name you specified in the Oracle Middleware Home field.

Domain Home Location

or

Profile Home

  • Domain Home Location: If installing on WebLogic Server, the home directory for the domain associated with the Oracle Business Intelligence system. The directory you specify must not exist.

  • Profile Home: If installing on IBM WebSphere server, the location of the profile for the cell associated with the Oracle Business Intelligence system. The directory you specify must not exist.

If you do not know the directory path for the Middleware home, click Browse to locate and select the directory on your system.

Oracle Instance Location

The absolute path to the location where you want to create the Oracle Instance directory. The installer creates the Oracle Instance directory using the location you specify in this field. You can enter the path of an existing directory, but the directory must be empty.

If you do not know the path for the Oracle Instance directory, click Browse to locate and select the directory on your system.

The installer installs component configuration files and runtime processes in the Oracle Instance directory. Runtime components write to this directory only. The directory that you identify for the Oracle Instance can be located anywhere on your system, and does not need to be inside the Oracle Middleware home.

Oracle Instance Name

The name of the Oracle Business Intelligence instance. By default, the location is based on the value in the Oracle Instance Location field. You can specify another name, if preferred. This directory is commonly referred to as ORACLE_INSTANCE.

Instance names are important because Oracle Fusion Middleware uses them to uniquely identify instances. If you install multiple Oracle Fusion Middleware instances on the same computer, for example, an Oracle Business Intelligence instance and an Oracle WebLogic Server instance, you must give them different names.

The name you enter for the Oracle Instance directory must:

  • Contain only alphanumeric and underscore (_) characters

  • Begin with an alphabetic character (a-z or A-Z)

  • Consist of 4-30 characters

  • Not contain the host name or IP address of the computer


If you are installing on a Microsoft Windows operating system:

For more information about the Middleware home and the Oracle home requirements, see "Oracle Fusion Middleware Directory Structure and Concepts" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide.

A.6 Scale Out BI System Details

This screen also appears as:

Update BI Domain Details when updating an existing BI domain.

Use this screen to specify additional details for scaling out an existing Oracle Business Intelligence system or updating an existing BI domain.

Note:

This screen is specific to the Enterprise Install type with the Scale Out BI System option.

The following table describes the fields on this screen.

Field Description

Middleware Home

The absolute path to an existing Middleware home directory. The directory you specify must have been previously created during an Oracle WebLogic Server or Oracle Business Intelligence installation. The value in this field is read-only and is the host name you specified in the Create, Scale Out, or Extend BI System screen. This directory must be empty or not exist.

Oracle Home

The Oracle home directory is where the installer installs the products. All software binary files reside in this directory, and no runtime process can write to this directory. The value in this field is read-only and is the host name you specified in the Create, Scale Out, or Extend BI System screen. This directory must be empty or not exist.

If it is a new directory, it is created inside the Middleware home.

If the directory exists (for example, you are reinstalling due of an incomplete previous installation), then it must be inside the Middleware home.

WebLogic Server Home

The location of the WebLogic Server Home directory. The value in this field is read-only and is the host name you specified in the Create, Scale Out, or Extend BI System screen. This directory must be empty or not exist. If it does not exist, the installer automatically creates this directory inside the Middleware home. The default name for this directory is "wlserver_" followed by the version number. For example, wlserver_10.3.

Domain Home

The home directory for the domain associated with the Oracle Business Intelligence system.

Applications Home

The home directory for Oracle Business Intelligence applications.

This field is not displayed when updating an existing BI domain.

Instance Home

The absolute path to the location where you want to create the Oracle Instance directory. The installer creates the Oracle Instance directory using the location you specify in this field. You can enter the path of an existing directory, but the directory must be empty.

The Installer installs component configuration files and runtime processes in the Oracle Instance directory. Runtime components write to this directory only. The directory that you identify for the Oracle Instance can be located anywhere on the system, and does not need to be inside the Oracle Middleware home.

Instance Name

The name of the Oracle Business Intelligence instance. By default, the location is based on the value in the Instance Home field. You can specify another name, if preferred. This directory is commonly referred to as ORACLE_INSTANCE.

Instance names are important because Oracle Fusion Middleware uses them to uniquely identify instances. If you install multiple Oracle Fusion Middleware instances on the same computer, for example, an Oracle Business Intelligence instance and an Oracle WebLogic Server instance, you must give them different names.

The name you enter for the Oracle Instance directory must:

  • Contain only alphanumeric and underscore (_) characters

  • Begin with an alphabetic character (a-z or A-Z)

  • Consist of 4-30 characters

  • Not contain the host name or IP address of the computer


If you are installing on a Microsoft Windows operating system:

For more information about the Middleware home and the Oracle home requirements, see "Oracle Fusion Middleware Directory Structure and Concepts" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide.

A.7 Configure Components

Use this screen to configure the applications listed. The default selection is to configure them all. You may deselect those that you do not want configured after the installation. Oracle BI Publisher is automatically installed if you select Oracle BI EE.

For Oracle Business Intelligence installations on IBM WebSphere all components must be selected. You cannot install only Oracle BI Publisher or only Oracle Real-Time Decisions.

Note:

This screen is specific to Simple Install type and the Enterprise Install type with the Create New BI System option.

A.8 Administrator Details

Use this screen to specify details for the administrator account of the Oracle Business Intelligence system.

Note:

This screen is displayed only when you select the Simple Install type.

The following table describes the fields on this screen.

Field Description

User Name

The user name for the system administrator.

Password

The password for the system administrator.


A.9 BIPLATFORM Schema

Use this screen to specify details about the database for the Oracle Business Intelligence system.

Note:

This screen is specific to Simple Install type and the Enterprise Install type with the Create New BI System option.

The following table describes the fields on this screen.

Field Description

Database Type

The type of database for the Oracle Business Intelligence system. Supported database types include Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2.

Microsoft SQL Server is not supported for installations on IBM WebSphere.

Connect String

The connect string used to access the Oracle Business Intelligence schema.

BIPLATFORM Schema Username

The schema name for the Oracle Business Intelligence schema. The schema name contains the prefix that was provided when the schema was created with RCU, followed by _BIPLATFORM. For example: DEV_BIPLATFORM.

BIPLATFORM Schema Password

The password for the Oracle Business Intelligence schema.


A.10 MDS Schema

Use this screen to specify details about the database that hosts the MDS schema.

Note:

This screen is specific to the Simple Install type and the Enterprise Install type with the Create New BI System option.

The following table describes the fields on this screen.

Field Description

Database Type

The type of database that hosts the MDS schema. Supported database types include Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2.

Microsoft SQL Server is not supported for installations on IBM WebSphere.

Connect String

The connect string used to access the MDS schema.

MDS Schema Username

The schema name for the MDS schema.

MDS Schema Password

The password for the MDS schema.


A.11 Configure Ports

Use this screen to configure the ports for the Oracle Business Intelligence system.

Note:

This screen is specific to the Enterprise Install type and for the Configuration Assistant when extending an Oracle Business Intelligence domain after a Software Only install.

The following table describes the options on this screen.

Field Description

Auto Port Configuration

Select this option if you want Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer to configure the ports for you.

Specify Ports Using Configuration File

Select this option to use an existing configuration file to configure the ports. Optionally, click Browse to access the specify its location. Click View/Edit File to view or edit the file.

Static Port Configuration is not supported for installations on IBM WebSphere.