Recently I did an installation on a Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit. Reading through the documentation made me realize that it’s not possible to do a ‘Enterprise Install’. Check the following part in the manual:
“1.4.3 Software Only Install
The Software Only Install type installs the Oracle Business Intelligence software binary files in an Oracle home for later configuration as part of a Fusion Middleware deployment. This install type is required to install Oracle Business Intelligence on an AIX operating system or with a 64-bit JVM, such as on a supported 64-bit operating system.”
Th following could be a guideline to install Oracle BI 11g on Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit:
Install RCU –> rcuHome\BIN\rcu.bat
Install JDK 64bit
Install Weblogic generic –> via the Command Line java -jar wls1033_generic.jar
Install Oracle BI11g –> ‘Software Only’
Run config.bat to configure Oracle BI11g –>C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_BI1\bin\config.bat
Of course you need to check the manual for additional info. Next to that you have to perform a ‘Software Only’ install on 32bit machine to be able to use your client tools.
In an earlier post I ended up with problems with custom folders in Oracle BI 11g R1. It turned out that I had to make some additional steps to deploy a custom folder in the Weblogic Server. Thanks to the documentation of the SampleApp I was able to make this work.
I have been working on a demo. Therefore I have created an index site with links to custom images and custom documentation. When I migrated this demo from 10g to 11g, I had to copy the images and documents manually. This seemed not to be enough. I ended up with some red crosses.
You have to take the following steps to deploy custom folders to the Weblogic Server.
Login to the Weblogic Server
Navigate to te Deployments
Click on ‘Lock & Edit’ in the left pane to enable the ‘Install’-button
Navigate to ‘<MIDDLEWARE_HOME>\instances\instance1\bifoundation\OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent\coreapplication_obips1’
select ‘Install this deployment as an application’ (default)
Choose ‘I will make the deployment accessible from the following location’
Check the ‘Deployments’ to see whether the ‘analyticsRes’ is available.
click on ‘Activate Changes’
start the deployment; ‘analyticsRes’
Now I am able to add the required images and documents in custom folders just by referencing to the ‘analyticsRes’- folder, eg.; ‘/analyticsRes/Documents/’