3 Installing Oracle Business Intelligence

Use the following sections to install the Oracle Business Intelligence software on your system.

3.1 Starting the Installation Program

You can start Oracle BI installation program after successfully creating and verifying the directory structure of Oracle home.

To start the installation program:
  1. Log in to the host system.
  2. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.
  3. Launch the installation program by invoking the executable as shown in the following example:


    Replace the filename with the actual distribution filename on your system.
When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation. See Navigating the Installation Screens for a description of each installation program screen.

3.2 Navigating the Installation Screens

This topic helps you to understand the installer screens as you proceed with the BI installation.

The installation program displays a series of screens, in the order listed in Table 3-1:

If you need additional help with any of the installation screens, click the screen name.

Table 3-1 Oracle Business Intelligence Install Screens

Screen Description

Installation Inventory Setup

On UNIX operating systems, this screen appears 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.

For more information about the central inventory, see "Understanding the Oracle Central Inventory" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.


This screen introduces you to the product installer.

Auto Updates

Use this screen to automatically search My Oracle Support for available patches or automatically search a local directory for patches that you’ve already downloaded for your organization

Installation Location

Use this screen to specify the location of your Oracle home directory.

Installation Type

Use this screen to select the type of installation and consequently, the products and feature sets you want to install.

For this topology, select BI Platform Distribution with Samples.

Prerequisite Checks

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

If there are any warning or error messages, refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware System Requirements and Specifications document on the Oracle Technology Network.

Installation Summary

Use this screen to verify the installation options you selected. If you want to save these options to a response file, click Save Response File and provide the location and name of the response file. Response files can be used later in a silent installation situation.

For more information about silent or command line installation, see "Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

Installation Progress

This screen shows the installation progress.

Installation Complete

This screen appears when the installation is complete. Review the information on this screen, then click Finish to dismiss the installer.

3.3 Checking the Directory Structure

The contents of your installation vary based on the options you selected during the installation.

After you install Oracle Business Intelligence, you should see the following directory and sub-directories.