3.2 Migrating Configuration of Oracle BI EE
After migrating the data, manually migrate the configuration information from the 11g system to the 12c system, which includes WebLogic security, Enterprise Manager security, the managed BI configurations, BI logs, BI Server, and BI Presentation Server configuration settings.
- Migrating the Security Configuration for Oracle BI with Oracle WebLogic Server
Oracle BI 12c is tightly integrated with the Oracle Fusion Middleware Security architecture and delegates core security functionality to components of that architecture. By default, an Oracle BI installation is configured with an authentication provider that uses the Oracle WebLogic Server embedded LDAP server for user and group information. The Oracle BI default policy store provider and credential store provider stores credentials, application roles, and application policies in files in the domain. You must manually migrate the security configuration for Oracle BI from the 11g system to the 12c system with Oracle WebLogic Server.
- Migrating the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control Security Configuration
Most of the security configuration related to application roles, security grants, and application policies are migrated to the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control 12c during the migration process. You must examine and manually apply any special Security Provider configuration in the Fusion Middleware Control 12c.
- Migrating the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control Managed Business Intelligence Configurations
The Fusion Middleware Control is used to manage some of the important configurations for Oracle BI. You must manually examine the configuration of the General, Presentation, Performance, and Mail sections of the Fusion Middleware Control 11g and apply the same settings to the 12c system.
- Migrating the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control Managed Business Intelligence Log Configuration
The Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control is used to manage the log configuration for the Oracle BI components. You must manually examine the log configuration settings in the 11g system and apply the same settings to your 12c system.
- Migrating Oracle BI Server Configuration
Various files for the BI Server contain configuration information: NQSConfig.INI, odbc.ini, and tnsnames.ora. The NQSConfig.INI file sets parameters on startup, which customize the action of an individual installation. The file contains configuration details that aren't managed by the Fusion Middleware Control. The odbc.ini file contains non-Oracle data source (DSN) connection information. The tnsnames.ora file contains network service names mapped to connect descriptors for the local naming method, or net service names mapped to listener protocol addresses. You must examine these 11g files and manually copy the configuration information to the respective 12c files.
- Migrating Oracle BI Presentation Server Configuration
The Oracle BI Presentation Services process hosts most of the business logic of the Web server and provides the framework and interface for the presentation of business intelligence data to web clients. The instanceconfig.xml stores the configuration settings that affect Oracle BI Presentation Services. The userpref_currencies.xml file defines the currency options that are displayed in the Currency box of the Preferences tab of the My Account dialog. The bridgeconfig.properties file contains the Presentation Services Plug-in information. You must examine these 11g files and manually copy the configuration information to the respective 12c files.