For UNIX environments, you can deploy to a shared drive (not supported for Windows). When you deploy to a shared drive, you can:
Install once, and configure on each machine
Review the configuration for a distributed setup from a single machine
Review logs for different machines from a single machine
Enable patching in a single place
Simplify disaster recovery setup
The following procedure describes an overview of the process of deploying EPM System products to a shared drive. Use this procedure along with the installation checklist. See the Installation Checklist for a New Installation for details.
EPM System supports the following types of shared drives:
Any SAN storage device with a shared disk file system supported on the installation platform
Any NAS device over a supported network protocol
This procedure assumes that you perform the installation as the same user on all machines and that the user's home directory is the same on all machines, for example an NFS share.
Deploying to a shared drive environment:
During installation, on the Destination/Middleware Home page, specify a directory on the shared drive.
For each machine, on the Oracle Instance configuration page, for Home directory for EPM Oracle instances specify the same EPM Oracle instance home, and for EPM Oracle Instance name specify a new EPM Oracle instance name. For example, after configuration, the directory structure for EPM_ORACLE_INSTANCE looks like:
/user_projects /node1 /node2 /nodeN domains/epmsystem
For each machine, configure only the components to be run on the machine.
Configure Foundation Services first, on the machine that is to be the WebLogic Administration Server.
The Set Up Shared Services and Registry Database Connection configuration page displays only on the first machine.