3 Installing the Oracle Analytics Server Software

Follow the steps in this section to install the Oracle Analytics Server software.

You cannot install multiple instances of Oracle Analytics server on Windows operating systems.

Before beginning the installation, ensure that you have verified the prerequisites and completed all steps covered in Preparing to Install and Configure Oracle Analytics Server.

Verifying the Installation Checklist

The installation process requires specific information.

The checklist in Table 3-1 contains information that you must know before, or decide during, Oracle Analytics Server installation.

Table 3-1 Installation Checklist

Information Example Value Description

JAVA_HOME

/home/Oracle/Java/jdk1.8.0

Environment variable that points to the Java JDK home directory.

Database host

examplehost.exampledomain

Name and domain of the host where the database is running.

Database port

1521

Port number that the database listens on. The default Oracle database listen port is 1521.

Database service name

orcl.exampledomain

Oracle databases require a unique service name. The default service name is orcl.

DBA username

SYS

Name of the user with database administration privileges. The default DBA user on Oracle databases is SYS.

DBA password

myDBApw957

Password of the user with database administration privileges.

ORACLE_HOME

/home/Oracle/product/ORACLE_HOME

Directory in which you will install your software.

This directory will include Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure and Oracle Analytics Server, as needed.

WebLogic Server hostname

examplehost.exampledomain

Host name for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Analytics Server consoles.

Weblogic console port

9500

Port number for Oracle WebLogic Server.

DOMAIN_HOME

/home/Oracle/config/domains/bi_domain

Location in which your domain data is stored.

APPLICATION_HOME

/home/Oracle/config/applications/bi_domain

Location in which your application data is stored.

Administrator user name for your WebLogic domain

weblogic

Name of the user with Oracle WebLogic Server administration privileges. The default administrator user is weblogic.

Administrator user password

myADMpw902

Password of the user with Oracle WebLogic Server administration privileges.

RCU

ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/bin

Path to the Repository Creation Utility (RCU).

RCU schema prefix

BI

Prefix for names of database schemas used by Oracle Analytics Server.

RCU schema password

myRCUpw674

Password for the database schemas used by Oracle Analytics Server.

Configuration Wizard

ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin

Path to the Configuration Wizard for domain creation and configuration.

Configuration Assistant

ORACLE_HOME/bi/bin

Path to the Configuration Assistant for domain creation and configuration. Oracle recommends that you use the Configuration Assistant to configure your Oracle Analytics Server domain.

Starting the Installation Program

You can start the program as the first step in the installation process.

To start the installation program:

  1. Sign in to the host system.
  2. Go to the directory where you have extracted the contents of product distribution archive file.
  3. Enter the following command:
    • (Linux) $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -jar Oracle_Analytics_Server_2023_Linux64.jar

    • (Windows) %JAVA_HOME%\bin\java -jar Oracle_Analytics_Server_2023Update_Win64.jar

    Note:

    Make sure to check and grant execute permission on the executable .jar file before running this command.

    When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation.

Navigating the Installation Screens

The installer shows a series of screens where you verify or enter information.

Table 3-2 lists the order in which installer screens appear. If you need additional help with an installation screen, click Help.

Table 3-2 Oracle Analytics Server Install Screens

Screen Description

Installation Inventory Setup

On Linux operating systems, this screen opens if this is the first time you are installing any Oracle product on this host. Specify the location where you want to create your central inventory. Make sure that the operating system group name selected on this screen has write permissions to the central inventory location.

See About the Oracle Central Inventory in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

This screen does not appear on Windows operating systems.

Welcome

Review the information to make sure that you have met all the prerequisites, then click Next.

Auto Updates

Select to skip automatic updates, select patches, or search for the latest software updates, including important security updates, through your My Oracle Support account.

Installation Location

Specify your Oracle home directory location.

You can click View to verify and ensure that you are installing Oracle Analytics Server in the correct Oracle home where Oracle Fusion Middleware is installed.

Prerequisite Checks

This screen verifies that your system meets the minimum necessary requirements.

To view the list of tasks that gets verified, select View Successful Tasks. To view log details, select View Log. If any prerequisite check fails, then an error message appears at the bottom of the screen. Fix the error and click Rerun to try again. To ignore the error or the warning message and continue with the installation, click Skip (not recommended).

Installation Progress

This screen shows the installation progress.

When the progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Finish to dismiss the installer, or click Next to see a summary.

Installation Complete

This screen displays the Installation Location and the Feature Sets that are installed. Review this information and click Finish to close the installer.

Applying Patches for Oracle Analytics Server

After you install Oracle Analytics Server, you must apply the latest Oracle Fusion Middleware patches and Oracle Analytics Server patches.

For the list of Critical Patch Update (CPU) instructions and patches, go to Oracle Support document ID 2832967.2, and click Analytics Server (OAS).

Verifying the Installation

After you complete the installation, verify whether it was successful by completing a series of tasks.

Reviewing the Installation Log Files

If your installation fails, contact Oracle Support and provide the log files from the installation:

  • On Linux operating systems, the installer writes log files to the Oracle_Inventory_Location/logs directory.
  • On Windows operating systems, the installer writes log files to the Oracle_Inventory_Location\logs directory.

Installing Libraries Required for Machine Learning in Oracle Analytics Server

To use automated machine learning features in Oracle Analytics Server, you must install additional libraries if they are not already installed on Linux operating systems.

At the command line, run the following command to install the libraries:

For example:
  • (Linux 7/Red Hat Linux 7) sudo yum install -y libgfortran
  • (Linux 8/Red Hat Linux 8) sudo dnf install -y compat-libgfortran-48.X86_64
  • (SUSE Linux) sudo zypper install libgfortran3

As you prepare to install the libraries, note the following:

  • You must have system administrator privileges to install the libraries.

  • You can install the libraries before or after you install Oracle Analytics Server.

  • You do not have to install additional libraries on Windows operating systems because the machine learning features are available by default.