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1 Installation Overview

This chapter lists the products that you can install with Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data (EDQP) Oracle DataLens Server installation program. It also includes the Oracle DataLens Server installation roadmap.

1.1 Overview

The EDQP Oracle DataLens Server can be configured to run with multiple servers:

The administration of all servers in a multi-server configuration is controlled with the Oracle DataLens Administration Server. The purpose of the Administration Server is to manage the various administrative tasks of the servers for the Server Groups (referred to as Transform Servers) and can itself serve as its own Transform Server when installed alone in a single node configuration. By spreading the data processing load across multiple servers the Oracle DataLens Server system provides scalability and configuration control over the various functional areas involved in developing, testing, and ultimately executing Oracle data lens jobs.

The type of Oracle DataLens Server Group that a Transform Server belongs to controls the individual server functionality. A Server Group may contain one or many physical servers. There are three types of Server Groups:

The Server Groups contain individual Oracle DataLens Transform Servers on physical machines that can load balance among servers within the group. The data lenses and DataLens Service Applications (DSAs) are deployed from one group to the next beginning with the development group, then migrating to the Quality Assurance Group for testing before arriving in the Production Group for deployment to production. This multiple group migration function facilitates an enterprise business process where multiple functional areas work on data lens objects in stages before releasing them to production.

1.2 Oracle DataLens Server Types

The following sections describe the types of Oracle DataLens Servers.

1.2.1 Oracle DataLens Administration Server

An Oracle DataLens Administration Server is used to:

  • create and maintain users, and roles and responsibilities,

  • security,

  • configure servers, connections, and Web services,

  • manage jobs, and

  • manage the creation, maintenance, and testing of data lenses, and DSAs.

Application Studio and Knowledge Studio users connect to this server for archiving and versioning, locking for update, and sharing data lenses and DSAs with other users. Only one Oracle DataLens Administration Server is allowed per deployment.

1.2.2 Oracle DataLens Transform Servers

An Oracle DataLens Transform Server is used for running jobs and for deploying data lenses and DSAs in a production environment. They are also used for development and testing. Transform Servers do not have administrative privileges.

1.2.3 Oracle DataLens Server Topology

The Oracle DataLens Server topology consists of two components: the Administration Server and one or more Transform Servers that reside in one or more Server Groups.

1.3 Installable Products

You can install the following products using the Oracle DataLens Server installer on the supported Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems:

To get started with the installation, refer to Section 1.4, "Installation Roadmap."

1.4 Installation Roadmap

Table 1-1 describes the high-level tasks that are required to install the WebLogic Server and Oracle DataLens Servers.

Table 1-1 EDQP Product Installation Procedure Tasks

Task Description Documentation

Step 1 - Obtain the appropriate installation file for your platform

The software is downloaded from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud Web site. The installer you use depends on your platform.

For information about how to download the software, see Section 2.2, "Product Distribution."

Step 2 - Complete the installation planning requirements

Ensure that your system environment meets the requirements for the installation. Also, determine your Oracle Middleware home directory, product installation home directories, and Oracle DataLens Administration Server database type.

For installation requirements, see Section 2.3, "Installation Prerequisites."

For information about installation home directories, see Section 2.4, "Selecting Directories for Installation."

Step 3 - Install the Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK)

Download and install the correct JDK for your operating system and system processor.

For instructions, see "Installing the Java Development Kit".

Step 4 - Determine if the WebLogic Server is installed.

Examine your system and verify whether or not you have installed the WebLogic Server product. If you don't have the WebLogic Server already installed, the EDQP installation scripts can install and configure the WebLogic Server and necessary domain.

For information about the WebLogic Server installation, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

To install WebLogic Server with the EDQP installer, you must download the WebLogic Server product from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud Web site. See Section 2.3.4, "Downloading the WebLogic Server Installer From Oracle E-Delivery".

Step5 - Determine the appropriate installation mode for your situation

There are two installation modes: console mode or graphical mode. Oracle recommends that you use the console installation.

For information about installation modes, see Section 2.5, "Choosing the Type of Installation."

Step 6 - Determine the type of server to install

There are two types of installation Administration Server or Tranform Server. The type of installation depends on the type of Oracle DataLens Server you want to install.

For information about the installation types, see Section 1.3, "Installable Products."

Step 7 - Install the software

Run the installation program in the desired installation mode. In each installation mode, you have the option to create a detailed installation log.

For installation instructions, see the following chapter that is appropriate for the installation mode you want to use: