OBIEE 18.104.22.168 LINUX X86 64BIT REDHAT 6 INSTALLATION
Hardisk required around 40gb (Including installation files etc)
Ram = 4gb minimum
Download of Installation Files:
Libraries for this installation are available from here if any are missing:
Xming installation has already been completed the instructions can be found on a separateDocument.
Xming is used to render the graphical interface from the Linux Server that you will beinstalling OBIEE on.
On Linux, running Oracle Business Intelligence 22.214.171.124 Installer as the root user is not
Make sure there is a user available with the oinstall group and dba group memberships
Create MiddlewareHome Directory in a location where there is sufficient space available
Use the command df –h to check space available to you for the install and space for the
When you have found the directory where you would like to install then create a middleware
Creation of the Middleware Home directory:
mkdir -p /Middleware
chown -R oracle:oinstall /u01/satya//Middleware
chmod -R 775 /u01/satya//Middleware
When installation starts it will run a pre-req check on the system to make sure all libraries
needed for the install are available. You can either use YUM or the above link in the document
to download the required libraries identified during the pre-req check.
Libraries for Linux Redhat:
If Libraries need to be installed cancel the install – Download and install the libraries using the
Set the Ulimit Parameters (Soft and Hard Limits)
set the /etc/security/limits.conf file
oracle soft nofile 4096
oracle hard nofile 65536
If you have set the Ulimits in the conf file above then the Linux instance will need a bounce for
the settings to be set on boot up.
Temporarily to run install you can execute the below command as installation user
To see if you have set the ulimit correctly the command to use is : ulimit –a
ulimit -a|grep open
checks like below
Click cancel and start again by setting the U LIMIT
Creating an RCU on Database:
Windows Machine. We are using windows 7 for this. This utility can be run any time prior to
the OBIEE installation and the Database user must have sysdba privilege on the required
Database. Database version we are using is 11G
Refer my blog for RCU installation: ( Scroll down little bit you will find the RCU installation step by step) --- RCU installation similar to all environment).
OBIEE 126.96.36.199 Installation:
Unzip the installation files on the Linux box
• unzip bi_linux_x86_111160_64_disk1_2of2.zip
• unzip bi_linux_x86_111160_64_disk2_1of2.zip
• unzip bi_linux_x86_111160_64_disk2_2of2.zip
• unzip bi_linux_x86_111160_64_disk3.zip
Start the Installation process
render on your windows computer. You can do silent installation but you will still need to
render the GUI so you can get a one off silent install script.
windows machine as below
Installer Starts Main GUI for Installation.
Step 2 : Software Updates
Step 3: Installation Type : Enterprise Installation
Step 4: The Prequisite checks start here
Step 5 : Weblogic User and Scale Out
Step 6: Specify Installation Location
Step 7: Select Components to Install
Step 8/9: Fill in Database Details related to RCU Created
Fill in Database Type : Oracle Database
Connect String : Description as above
BIPLATFORM : Schema as created when creating RCU and password used and click Next
Click Next for MDS Schema as defaults.
Step 10: Auto Port Configuration
Step 11: Oracle Security Updates
Step 12: Generate a Response File (Silent Install File) & Summary
another installation if needed.
Step 13: Installation Has Started Copying Of Files
Once at 100% the copying is complete.
Step 14: Installation Has Started Configuring OBIEE
Make sure everything is Success, Everything will be working as expected.
Step 15: Installation Result Summary Screen
That’s it for the installation . Run the EM make sure everything is ok. If not go into Weblogic
and start any other deployments needed.
Browser Path – Just Ignore it
If Xming window is stuck after cancel then that’s fine. Just close it.
Test your URL’s from your completion summary and everything is up and running. Next is the
customization and security aspect.
Linux Bash Profile Example:
# File Descriptor Limit
ulimit -n 10240
# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
# User specific environment and startup programs
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