As you probably already know (considering why you’re here AND considering the topic) version 188.8.131.52 of Oracle Business Intelligence just came out and it’s got some new interesting features that you can read more about in various posts and blogs on the Internet.
In this blog I’ll be looking into how to install the new version. As of now you can find the installation guide from Oracle here.
Considering the size of the documentation, I’ll try to shorten the it quite a bit, and guide you through a step-by-step installation procedure. Using this guide is mainly for those of you wanting to run a single computer installation (or, as I do, an installation on a virtual machine), as a production enviroment usually requires a bit more customization.
First of all, I’ve allocated 4GB ram for my virtual machine and chosen Windows 2008 R2 64 bit as my OS. As this was supported in version 184.108.40.206, I’m taking a leap of faith and guessing it will be supported for version 220.127.116.11 as well. Read this document for supported OS’es (currently limited to version 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124). Update: The document now also covers 126.96.36.199.
If you’re installing on a DHCP computer you should install the loopback adapter before you install the Oracle database. Remember to set a static IP address in it, and also to update your hosts file with this IP.
The next step is that I’ve installed a supported database (in my case an Oracle 11g Release 2, 188.8.131.52.0), and then I’ve run the Repository Creation Utility – RCU (note that this only exists as a 32 bit version, but you can still run it on a 64 bit machine). These steps are extensively documented already, and have not changed since the previous versions, so I’ll leave those for you to figure out (still confused? Read chapter 3 in the installation guide mentioned above).
So far, so good. Next, download all the following files:
Disk 1: “Disk 1 (1of2)”
Disk 2: “Disk 1 (2of2)”
Disk 3: “Disk 2 (1of2)”
Disk 4: “Disk 2 (2of2)”
Disk 5: “Disk 3”
(the first names being what the zip-files contains, the secondary names are what they’re called on the download-pages). Currently you will find these files here. Extract all the files to the same location and make sure the directory name does not contain spaces.
Next I really recommend you to read the following in the installation guide:
“4.1 Before You Install Oracle Business Intelligence”
Once you’re finished checking the above, we can move on to the installation itself. Now, even though it’s mentioned in the chapter I referred to above, I’ll underline the importance that you must make sure you Run as Administrator (considering you’ve chosen Windows). Right-click setup.exe under the folder “bi_installer_loc\Disk1” and choose this option.
Any feedback to this blog is appreciated.