This post is about a Linux installation procedure only. You can read about Windows 7 installation here OBIEE - Installing OBIEE 12c on my Windows box. From my point of view, there is no significant difference.
Steps to install OBIEE 12c are the following:
- Review system certification
- Install database for repository (or use existing)
- Download software distributives
Review system certification
You can find a certification matrix here. Download "System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1)" and ensure your system is certified and patch level is appropriate. Right now certified OSes are Oracle Linux/Redhat Linux 6/7, SLES 11, HP-UX 11.31, IBM AIX 7.1, MS Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Oracle Solaris 11 (both Sparc and x86_64).
Install database for repository (or use existing)
As for the previous release, OBIEE needs a database to store a repository. You will find a list of certified Databases in the same "System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1)" document. Right now certified databases are Oracle 188.8.131.52+/184.108.40.206+, IBM DB2 10.5 and MS SQL Server 2012.
Here goes the first difference from 11g. You don't need to download and run RCU before the installation. RCU is bundled with an OBIEE installer. And you have another new option: required repository schemas could be created automatically during a configuration process.
Download software distributives
Before you start you need to download the following distributives:
- Java Development Kit (JDK 8)
- Oracle Weblogic Server 12c (Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 220.127.116.11.0)
- OBIEE 12
Right now OBIEE 12c is published only on OTN: download page. This page has links to all required distributives for all platforms. The latest version on eDelivery is 18.104.22.168.0.
After downloading and unpacking distributives, you'll get four files.
Installation consists of four main steps:
- Install JDK
- Install required OS packages
- Install FMW infrastructure
- Install OBIEE software
Install JDK 8
JDK installation is pretty easy, and I'm sure will cause no problems.
The second and the third steps have GUI, so you may need to setup X11-forward.
Install required OS packages
You also need the xdpyinfo package used by OUI.
I haven't found a list of required packages in the official documentation (wasn't trying hard enough?). But fortunately, OUI says which packages are needed:
binutils-22.214.171.124.1 compat-libcap1-1.10 compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3 for x86_64 compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3 for i686 gcc-4.8.2 gcc-c++-4.8.2 glibc-2.17 for x86_64 glibc-2.17 for i686 glibc-devel-2.17 for x86_64 libaio-0.3.109 for x86_64 libaio-devel-0.3.109 for x86_64 libgcc-4.8.2 for x86_64 libgcc-4.8.2 for i686 libstdc++-4.8.2 for x86_64 libstdc++-4.8.2 for i686 libstdc++-devel-4.8.2 for x86_64 ksh make-3.82 ocfs2-tools-1.8.0 sysstat-10.1.5 numactl-2.0.9 for x86_64 numactl-devel-2.0.9 for x86_64
While we don't need this packages at this step, it's a good time to install them and don't think about it anymore.
Install Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure
This part of the installation is very easy and fast. The only decision you need to make is to choose an installation directory (
ORACLE_HOME) on the third step. This directory will be used for OBIEE installation. After a full installation (including OBIEE), this directory size on my server is 11G.
Choose install directory (
Install OBIEE software
Run the installer
Select previously created
The script for configuring an OBIEE is located in
$ORACLE_HOME/bi/bin directory. In my case,
/u03/oracle/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home directory (was created during an FMW installation).
The configuration script is called
config.sh|cmd, just like it was in 11g.
Run this script.
Define a superuser (weblogic) password.
Define parameters for repository schemas. As an alternative, you can run RCU located in $ORACLEHOME/oraclecommon/bin directory. Using of an RCU gives you more flexibility (you can define tablespaces, for example, or prepare scripts for a DBA if you don't have DBA privileges).
Review and save ports and URLs as they differ from 11g. I've placed a table with default ports at the end of this post.
Wait until the process is finished. Have patience, this process isn't fast. During my experiments, configuration failed few times on different steps of the configuration process. As I've said before, I don't know why yet.
If you are lucky enough, you'll get the end, and see the login form. Please note that URL is the same as it was in 11g, but the port is changed from 9704 to 9502.
URL for new Visual Analyzer is different: http://<your_host>:9502/va.
Default entry points
|Fusion Middleware Control||http://<your_host>:9500/em|
|BI Admin tool ODBC port||9514|
OBIEE specialist since 2007 and Oracle Discoverer before. DWH architect, BI enthusiast, blogger. Lazy cats owner. All opinions are my own and not the views of my employer.