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Sunday 1 April 2012

OBIEE step by Step Installation with Manual Port Configuration

In the previous post I have posted the step by step RCU installation. We can take this as a continuation of that post. Please follow all the prerequisites before going to Install BI 11g system.
Download the OBIEE 11g ( from Oracle eDelivery or from the below link:
I have downloaded and unzipped all the folder and saved in one folder in my machine D: Drive. From unzipped folder for BI installer, start the installation by double clicking on setup.exe to launch BI11g installer. OBIEE 11g also just like other Oracle products, uses standardized Universal Installer. 
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(Note: If you are on win 64 bit OS, run setup.exe from 
Oracle Universal Installer will be launched and It will come to the first step screen
Step1: Oracle Universal Installer will start the OBIEE 11g setup screen. Click 'Next' with the below screen
Step2: In this step we have to select software updates option. If We are having oracle support id then we can select second option or if you are having update files in any directory we can go with third option. I have selected 'Skip Software Updates' and clicked 'Next'
Step3: We will use Enterprise installation type so that we can take the full advantage of  OBIEE 11g components and the Installer will install and configure all the required components with default settings. Make sure to select 'Enterprise Install' and click 'Next' to continue
Step4: 'Next' to continue the installation once the prerequisite is checked wit this screen.
Step5: In this step we are creating New  BI System. Select second option if you want the scale out the existing BI System.
User Name: weblogic
User Password: Admin123
Conf Password: Admin123
Give the above credentials in the boxes of below screen and click 'Next' to continue the installation.
Step6: Create an empty folder in any of the driver where you want to install the BI System and select that folder with the below screen to create BI System folder in it.
Step7: Just click 'Next' with the below screen
Step8: In this step we have to give the details of RCU schemas. Select appropriate database type and give all other details to go to next screen. I have installed RCU in Oracle Database. so the detail is like below:
Database Type: Oracle Database
Connection string: bose-obi:1521:orcl
BIPLATFORM Password: Admin123
Give the above mentioned details with the below screen and Click 'Next'
Step9: This step is same like above step but we have to give MDS Schema details
Database Type: Oracle Database
Connection string: bose-obi:1521:orcl
BIPLATFORM Password: Admin123
Give the above mentioned details with the below screen and Click 'Next'

Step10: In this step I have installed with my own port numbers which I want to install with the components of BI because I am having BI 10g in my system already so to avoid the port number conflict I have chosen second option 'Specify Ports using Configuration file' and selected the 'Ports.ini' file which I have created in a text file.
If you are installing BI in your machine first time and donot have any BI system before then Select first option 'Auto Port configuration' and Click 'Next' 

Manual Port Number:
Open the text editor and copy the below details and save like 'Port.ini' in any folder drive and select that  file if you are choosing Second option with the below screen:
#Manual Port Configuration  file port.ini details starts

#The Domain port no. This is the listen port of Weblogic Adminserver for the domain.
Domain Port No = 6001

#The "content" port for the BIEE apps. This is the Weblogic Managed Server port on which BIEE applications are deployed.
Oracle WLS BIEE Managed Server Port No = 8704

#The SSL port for the Weblogic Managed Server
Oracle WLS BIEE Managed Server SSL Port No = 8804


#Process Manager Local port no
Oracle Process Manager Local Port No = 6700

#Process Manager Remote port no
Oracle Process Manager Remote Port No = 6701

#Process Manager Request port no
Oracle Process Manager Request Port No = 6702


#The listen port for OracleBIServer component 
Oracle BI Server Port No = 8703

#The monitor port for OracleBIServer component 
Oracle BI Server Monitor Port No = 8701

#The listen port for OracleBIPresentationServices component 
Oracle BI Presentation Services Port No = 8710

#The listen port for OracleBIScheduler component 
Oracle BI Scheduler Port No = 8705

#The monitor port for OracleBIScheduler component 
Oracle BI Scheduler Monitor Port No = 8708

#The script RPC port for OracleBIScheduler component 
Oracle BI Scheduler Script RPC Port No = 8707

#The listen port for OracleBIClusterController component 
Oracle BI ClusterController Port No = 8706

#The monitor port for OracleBIClusterController component 
Oracle BI ClusterController Monitor Port No = 8700

#The listen port for OracleBIJavaHost component
Oracle BI JavaHost Port No = 8810

#Manual Port Configuration file ports.ini details Ends

Step11: In this step It will ask for an email address for security updates. I just unselected check box from My oracle support so It will give small screen which will ask for confirmation. 

Click 'Yes' with that screen and click 'Next' with below screen
Step12: This step will give the details of BI system which is going to create. Click 'Save' Button and save the details in a text file and store it for future purpose. After that click 'Install with the below Screen.
We will get the following details from saved text file
Type: Enterprise Install - Create New BI System
Installation Details
Middleware Home: C:\OBIEE11g
BI Oracle Home: C:\OBIEE11g\Oracle_BI1
WebLogic Server Home: C:\OBIEE11g\wlserver_10.3
BI Domain Home: C:\OBIEE11g\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain
BI Domain Name: bifoundation_domain
Instance Home: C:\OBIEE11g\instances\instance1
Instance Name: instance1
Configure Components
WebLogic Console
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
Business Intelligence Publisher
Real-Time Decisions

Step13: This step will copy and Install all the necessary files from source folder into BI folder.
Step14: After the successful installation with the above step It will come to this step automatically. Click 'Next' with this step after the configuration is 100% complete.

Step15: After the successful completion of above step we are coming to final step of BI 11g installation. Click 'Finish' with the below screen.
With the above step the installation of  OBIEE 11g is  completed. Now we are ready to play with BI 11g system. open any browser and type: 'http://machinename:8704/analytics' to play with Oracle Answers and Dashboard.
I have installed BI 11g system in my machine with Manual Port configuration. So the port number may vary to open EM, console, Publisher, RTD, and Oracle Answers. So open with default port number if you are installed your BI system with 'Auto Port Configuration'


  1. Thanks a lot :)

  2. I can separate service OBI and WebLogic Server?

  3. Nice article....clear and precise..thanx...

  4. Hi, I am new to OBIEE and I am planning to install OBIEE 11g v. on a fresh windows xp machine. I hope you can help me to solve my below issues.
    1) Do I need to install any Oracle DB prior to running rcu.bat file?
    2) If I install Oracle 10g DB, does if create any compatibility issue while installing OBIEE 11g?

    Thanks a million f

    1. Hi there,

      1. It is must have to one database to be installed before running rcu.bat. Install oracle, MS SQL Server or any other supported database. because rcu will create some schemas which is base for OBIEE installation

      2. You could use Oracle 10g as well, But I could recommend Oracle 11g XE edition if you install only for learning purpose. because it is light and will not accommodate much physical space too.

      Hope I have answered questions.


  5. Hi Bose Sir,

    Clearly explained, Thanks for sharing..

    recently have installed OBIEE 11g in Linux and AIX, do visit my blog for screenshot on the same


  6. i f download software OBIEE from oracle portal, any require for licence to use or it is fully free ..


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