This preface describes changes to system administration features for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release 1 (11.1.1). If you are upgrading to Oracle BI EE from a previous release, then read the following information carefully, because there are significant differences in features, tools, and procedures.
This preface contains the following topics:
This section describes new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (22.214.171.124). It contains the following topics:
New system administration features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (126.96.36.199.2) include:
ODBC/JDBC procedures are now available to obtain diagnostic information for the Oracle BI Server. See Section 8.6, "Using ODBC/JDBC Procedures to Obtain Oracle BI Server Diagnostics" for more information.
New system administration features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (188.8.131.52.0) include:
You can use new configuration elements to affect the following:
How users work with prompts on dashboard pages, as described in Section 18.4, "Configuring for Prompts."
How you add custom links for users, as described in Section 18.5.2, "Providing Custom Links in Presentation Services."
Various changes were made in the user interface for Fusion Middleware Control, as described in the following sections:
See Section 15.4.4, "Modifying the Language of the User Interface for the Administration Tool" for details on changing the language for the Oracle BI Administration Tool.
See the following sections that describe enhancements to working with objects in the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog:
The way that you configure for users to perform a full-text search has been enhanced, as described in Section 17.11, "Configuring for Full-Text Catalog Search."
New configuration settings are available for working with analyses and dashboards, as described in Section 18.5.1, "Manually Changing Presentation Setting Defaults."
The NQSConfig.INI file for the Oracle BI Server now includes the settings that are described in the following sections. Some of these sections have enhanced documentation from the previous release:
New system administration features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (184.108.40.206) include:
The Simple Install type has been changed. In this release, only an Administration server is configured as part of this type. The Managed Server and the Node Manager are not installed, which affects the way that certain administration tasks are performed. See "Installation Types" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence for more information.
The process of exporting captions from the catalog for translation has been enhanced to address duplicate captions. For information, see Section 220.127.116.11, "Step 4: Handling Duplicate Exported Text Strings."
You can use Catalog Manager to provision tenants. For information, see Section 17.6.7, "Working with Tenants."
New system administration features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (18.104.22.168) include:
This release introduces a fully integrated management experience for the administration of Java and non-Java components using Fusion Middleware Control and Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console. Because of this new integrated management experience, you no longer must manually change configuration files for most administration tasks.
In this release, you can now perform most system administration tasks using centralized management capabilities, including the following:
Start and stop Oracle Business Intelligence components. See Chapter 4, "Starting and Stopping Oracle Business Intelligence" for more information.
Increase the capacity of your system by scaling Oracle Business Intelligence components. See Chapter 5, "Scaling Your Deployment" for more information.
Configure and monitor system availability. See Chapter 6, "Deploying Oracle Business Intelligence for High Availability" for more information.
View performance metrics and tune the system. See Chapter 7, "Managing Performance Tuning and Query Caching" for more information.
Diagnose and troubleshoot issues across all computers in your cluster. See Chapter 8, "Diagnosing and Resolving Issues in Oracle Business Intelligence" for more information.
Change configuration and system preferences. See Chapter 10, "Configuring Repositories" for more information.
For information, see Chapter 2, "Managing Oracle Business Intelligence."
This release enables the automation of configuration and system management. The new BI Systems Management API Java programming interface includes a rich set of standards-based JMX MBeans to enable developers to automate administrative operations using Java and scripting technologies such as WLST (WebLogic Scripting Tool) and JPython. For information, see Chapter 22, "Introducing the Oracle BI Systems Management API."
This release provides new configuration settings for table, pivot table, graph, and gauge views. The release also introduces a new type called map view. For information about configuring these views, see Chapter 18, "Configuring and Managing Analyses and Dashboards."
This release provides functionality that enables you to validate the catalog to address inconsistencies that have developed over time., For information, see Section 22.214.171.124, "Performing a Basic Validation of the Catalog."
This release introduces several enhancements and changes in how users and groups are managed. This release also uses application roles for organizing users. The Presentation Services groups from the previous release are now known as Catalog groups. For information, see "Working with Catalog Groups" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Security Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
This release introduces several enhancements for localizing your system, including lookup tables and alias tables. For information, see Chapter 15, "Localizing Oracle Business Intelligence."