Configuring and Starting Additional Instances of Essbase Server

You can install Essbase Server once and configure multiple additional Essbase instances. Configure the first Essbase instance as usual using EPM System Configurator. For subsequent Essbase instances, specify a new EPM Oracle instance during configuration.

  To configure an additional instance of Essbase Server on the same machine:

  1. After you have configured the first instance of Essbase Server, launch EPM System Configurator on the same machine.

  2. On the “Configure a New or Existing EPM Oracle Instance” page, specify the EPM Oracle instance location for the additional instance of Essbase Server.

    The default location for a subsequent instance is MIDDLEWARE_HOME/user_projects/epmsystemN, where N is the number of the EPM Oracle instance.

  3. On the Essbase Server Configuration page, specify the following information:

    • A unique port range. The range of ports used by one Essbase Server instance must not overlap the range of ports used by any other products.

      The port numbers for the additional instance of Essbase Server are stored in the essbase.cfg file for this installation.

    • For ARBORPATH: If this Essbase instance is in a cluster with another instance, this Essbase instance must have the same application location as the first Essbase instance. If this Essbase instance is not in a cluster with anotherEssbase instance, the ARBORPATH can be different.

  4. Complete configuration with EPM System Configurator.

Each instance of Essbase Server has its own OPMN and its own startup script. To start an additional instance of Essbase Server, use the startEssbase.bat|.sh script for this Essbase instance, in EssbaseInstanceLocation/bin.

Each Essbase instance has its own log file in EssbaseInstanceLocation/diagnostics/logs/essbase.