2 Prepare to Migrate Essbase Instances to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Before you migrate Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instances to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, plan and prepare for migration.

Plan Your Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Take some time to plan your service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure before you create it. Consider the size, shape, and location of your current deployment and decide what you want your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to look like, before you start. If it helps, use a checklist similar to the one shown here.

Which type of subscription do you need?

If you subscribe through Universal Credits, you create services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Oracle Analytics Cloud. If you are subscription-based, please work with your Oracle sales representative for licensing options on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Subscription options on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud (Universal Credits)

Which edition do you need?

Check which edition and feature set you used to create the service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic - Professional Edition or Essbase Edition. In most cases, you use Essbase Edition to create your target deployment on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

What sizing options are available to you?

If you subscribe to Oracle Analytics Cloud through Universal Credits, you specify the number of Oracle Compute Units (OCPUs) you want to deploy.

Size Options Oracle Analytics Cloud (Universal Credits)
Number of OCPUs

Yes

How many OCPUs do you think you’ll need for Essbase?

Oracle Analytics Cloud offers a range of compute sizes (OCPUs) to suit different scenarios. The larger the compute size, the greater the processing power. If you're not sure which size to use, contact your sales team to discuss sizing guidelines.

Essbase can be Oracle Compute Unit (OCPU) intensive depending on your application. If you're planning a deployment with Essbase, the minimum number of OCPUs recommended for production deployments is 4 OCPUs, and the maximum is 52 OCPUs. To help you decide which compute size best suits your deployment, consider how many active users you expect to perform concurrent activities such as:

  • Users running queries in hybrid mode
  • Users running calculations in block storage mode
  • Users running reports or queries in aggregate storage cubes

Essbase provides you with standard storage for all compute sizes. Work with your sales team to verify that your storage requirements are met, based on the number of applications that you plan to deploy.

Which compute size do you think you’ll need? Considerations
  • 1 OCPU (not supported)

Not supported.

  • 2 OCPU (trials or development services only)
Suitable only for trials or development services for outline design.

Not recommended for production deployments because this compute size isn't enough to support concurrent operations.

  • 4 OCPU (minimum for production services)
  • 6 OCPU
  • 8 OCPU
  • 12 OCPU
  • 16 OCPU
  • 24 OCPU
  • 32 OCPU (Phoenix region only)
  • 52 OCPU (Phoenix region only

4 - 52 OCPUs suitable for production deployments.

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32 - 52 OCPUs available only in the Phoenix region. These larger sizes are dependent upon available capacity. Consult with Oracle Support if you have deployment issues.

Where do you want to deploy your service?

Verify the region where you deployed your current service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is hosted in similar geographic areas, also called regions. If multiple regions are available to you, decide where you want to deploy your service. For example, Phoenix, Ashburn, Frankfurt, London. To find out which regions are available, see www.oracle.com/cloud/data-regions.html.

What name do you want for your service?

Think about a suitable name for your service. The name that you specify is displayed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console and in the URL for your service. If you want, you can use the same name as your current service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic.

Name restrictions on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Must contain between 1 and 25 characters

  • Must start with an ASCII letter: a to z or A to Z

  • Must contain only ASCII letters or numbers

  • Mustn't contain any other special characters

  • Must be unique within the identity domain

Create a Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Oracle Analytics Cloud

As Cloud Account Administrator, you can create services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console to set up a service with Oracle Analytics Cloud.

  1. Sign in to Oracle Cloud as the Cloud Account Administrator. If you're signing in for the first time, you can find your account name and login information in your welcome email.
  2. In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, click Navigation menu icon navigation menu icon in the top left corner.
  3. Under More Oracle Cloud Services, go to Platform Services and click Analytics.
  4. Click Create Instance.
  5. For Instance Name, enter a name for your service instance.
    The name must start with a letter and can contain only letters and numbers.
  6. For Notification Email, enter the email address of the person you want to notify when this service is ready to use and receive other status updates about this service in the future.
    This person is usually you, the Cloud Account Administrator who’s setting up the service.
  7. If multiple identity domains are available to you, select the Identity Domain that you want this service to use and then enter the name of an existing user in this identity domain that you want to assign as the Service Administrator.
    You don't see these options if only one identity domain is available.
  8. If several geographical regions are available to you, select the Region where you want to deploy Oracle Analytics Cloud. For example, uk-london–1.
  9. For License Type, select your appropriate license type, or work with your Oracle sales representative for licensing options on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  10. If several edition options are available to you, select Essbase Edition. The edition that you select determines the feature set that you can use.
  11. For Feature Set, select Essbase Edition to deploy Essbase on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  12. For Number of OCPUs:, select the number of Oracle Compute Units (OCPUs) for your environment.
  13. Click Next.
  14. Verify that the details are correct, and click Create.
It takes about 20 minutes to create the service. Oracle sends an email to the designated email address when your service is ready. Display the Activity page to check the current status.
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Migrate Users and Roles from Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic

Before you migrate to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you must migrate your users and groups from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. The way you migrate depends on whether you're using Oracle Identity Cloud Service or an embedded WebLogic LDAP server. If you subscribe to Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic through Universal Credits, you manage users in Oracle Identity Cloud Service. If you subscribe to Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic through a traditional metered or unmetered subscription, you might be using an embedded WebLogic LDAP server.

Migrate Users And Groups from Oracle Identity Cloud Service

There are options for migrating users and groups from Oracle Identity Cloud Service.

  • The Essbase Migration Utility offers an option to migrate users and groups from Oracle Identity Cloud Service in your source environment at the same time as you migrate your Essbase cloud applications.

Migrate Users and Groups from Embedded WebLogic LDAP Server

Use the Migration Utility to migrate users and groups from the source embedded WebLogic LDAP at the same time as you migrate your Essbase cloud applications. See Migrate Cloud Service Applications Using Migration Utility.

Verify Your Service and Sign In

Oracle sends an email to the designated email address when your Oracle Analytics Cloud service is ready. Navigate to your service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, obtain the service URL, and then sign in to verify your Oracle Analytics Cloud service is up and running.

  1. Sign in to your Oracle Cloud account.
  2. In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, click Navigation menu icon Navigation menu icon in the top left corner.
  3. Under More Oracle Cloud Services, go to Platform Services, and click Analytics.

    If you subscribe through Universal Credits, your services are listed on the Oracle Analytics Cloud page that is displayed.

    If you have a fixed subscription, you create services with Oracle Analytics Cloud Subscription. To access these services, click the Navigation menu icon Navigation menu icon again, and then click Analytics Subscription.

  4. Click Manage this instance for your service, and then click Oracle Analytics Cloud URL (or Oracle Analytics Cloud Subscription URL).
  5. Sign in with your administrator credentials.