Creating a Central Inventory File

If you have installed Oracle products such as Oracle BI EE, and if you attempt to install Oracle Financial Management Analytics on a Linux machine, then you must perform the following steps to create a central inventory (oraInventory). Locate the oraInst.loc file, which was created during Oracle BI EE installation. The oraInst.loc file is in /scratch/user id/oraInventory.

  To create a central inventory file in a Linux environment:

  1. Before you install Oracle Financial Management Analytics on Linux machine, log in to the system as a root user and navigate to the following location: /scratch/user id/oraInventory, and then run bash createCentralInventory.sh.

  2. After running createCentralInventory.sh, find oraInst.loc in: /scratch/user id/oraInventory.

    Note:

    If you do not find oraInst.loc in /scratch/user id/oraInventory then, perform these steps:

    cp oraInst.loc /etc

    chmod 775 oraInventory

    chmod 755 /etc

    chmod 644 /etc/oraInst.loc

  To install OFMA without creating a central inventory file in a Linux environment:

  1. Download the OFMA installer files from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (https://edelivery.oracle.com/).

  2. Open a new terminal and change directory to : OFMA Installer Unzipped Location/Disk1/install

  3. Run the following command: ./runInstaller.sh -invPtrLoc LOCATION_OF_oraInst.loc

    Note:

    The LOCATION_OF_oraInst.loc is where OBIEE created the inventory pointer file in OBIEE HOME LOCATION

  To uninstall OFMA without Creating Central Inventory file in a Linux environment:

  1. Open a new terminal and change directory to : OFMA Installed Location/OFMAHome_1/oui/bin.

  2. Run the following command: ./runInstaller.sh -invPtrLoc LOCATION_OF_oraInst.loc

    Note:

    The LOCATION_OF_oraInst.loc is where OBIEE created the inventory pointer file in OBIEE HOME LOCATION