Thursday Sep 26, 2013

EPM Client cert authentication

If you are planning to use client cert authentication against EPM (http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17236_01/epm.1112/epm_security_11121/frameset.htm?ch02s13s04.html), there are a few additional elements to consider on top of the documentation[Read More]

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

Essbase 11.1.2.x - Changing Essbase ODL Logging Levels

ODL (Oracle Diagnostic Logging) information is recorded for both the Essbase agent and the Essbase application server. The level of the logging that is recorded can be amended if required.

These are the 2 ODL logs for Essbase:

  • EssbaseAgentODLLogger is for the Essbase agent. This writes to the ESSBASE_ODL.log in MIDDLEWARE_HOME/user_projects/epmsystem1/diagnostics/logs/Essbase/Essbase
  • DefSvrLogger is for the Essbase application server (ESSSVR). This writes to the <appname>_ODL.log in MIDDLEWARE_HOME/user_projects/epmsystem1/diagnostics/logs/Essbase/Essbase/app/<appname>

The level of logging for these Essbase ODL logs is controlled by the logging.xml file.

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Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

Grid Diagnostics Replaces MassGridStatistics

An earlier blog entry, https://blogs.oracle.com/pa/entry/planning_11_1_2_massgridstatistics, discussed the Planning 11.1.2.1 MassGridStatistics utility for displaying web form load times. Starting with the 11.1.2.2 release, MassGridStatistics has been replaced by the grid diagnostics functionality located with the Planning web interface.

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Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

Disabling Implied Share for an Essbase Application

Implied share is the default behavior in Essbase where a data relationship is shared explicitly between parent and child members in the outline. Implied share occurs when a parent has a single child or a parent has only one child of many children that consolidates to the parent in an Essbase outline.

If you need to disable all implied shares in a given outline, there is an Essbase configuration setting that can be set in the Essbase.cfg file. As part of the supported steps, it is recommended to rebuild the outline after the IMPLIED_SHARE <ApplicationName> FALSE setting is in place. This post it to help the field where in certain situations rebuilding the outline may be challenging. There is a way to set an existing outline to have implied share disabled, however, there are risks associated with these steps and no guarantee the metadata and data implied share setting are in sync. If there are any issues after following the “unsupported” steps, Oracle Support will require that the supported steps be followed first.

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Friday Jul 19, 2013

Performance issues after upgrading Essbase outlines from 11.1.1.x to 11.1.2.x

After upgrading Essbase from the 11.1.1.x to 11.1.2.x releases, run through your sanity tests, such as outline dimension build updates, data loads, calculations, queries, etc.  If you encounter any performance issues on the newer release of Essbase (for either ASO or BSO models) as compared to the previous release, rebuild the problematic outline on the current 11.1.2.x release.  It is possibly that the outline did not migrate properly during the upgrade process.  

Once you have rebuilt the outline, run through your tests again and if you still encounter performance issues, open an SR with Support.


 

Thursday Jul 18, 2013

HFM 11.1.2.3 / OBIEE 11.1.1.7 Integration using the new ADM thin driver

For details on configuration steps on-how to perform HFM 11.1.2.3 / OBIEE 11.1.1.7 Integration using the new ADM thin driver, download this pdf document.

 


 

OBIEE cluster web SSO - ADFS IdP SAMLv2

We posted how to configure OBIEE for SSO using SAML and ADFS , on a single node previously --> there: https://blogs.oracle.com/pa/entry/obiee_web_sso_with_adfs

This post describes  how to perform the same, but with a clustered OBIEE deployment. The main change is regarding the necessary use of aWeblogic RDBMS security store to cache SAML assertions across nodes, as well as the configuration of the load balancer.[Read More]

Tuesday Jun 18, 2013

Importing server and private key in Oracle wallet

You want to create a wallet containing your server cert and private key provided by your PKI administrator as a yourcert.p12 file.

Use keytool and orapki. But make sure your wallet and the private key passwords match.

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Tuesday Jun 11, 2013

Highlights of HPCM 11.1.2.3 New Features

The latest release of HPCM provides several new features as well as performance improvements.

V11.1.2.3 provides the following:

  • Standard Profitability – Smart View Integration
  • Detailed Profitability – new calculation rules
  • Detailed Profitability – Essbase Integration
  • Detailed Profitability – Stage Balancing Report
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Monday Jun 03, 2013

Highlights of Planning 11.1.2.3 New Features

The latest release of Planning includes several performance improvements as well as some new features not present in earlier releases. Some highlights of the new features include:

  • “Member on the Fly” functionality – For Workforce Planning, Capital Asset Planning, Project Financial Planning and Public Sector Budgeting customers, Planning offers “member on the fly” functionality where end users can dynamically add sparse dimension members and use the added members on a form without performing a Planning refresh. The administrator determines how many new members can be added prior to the next regularly scheduled refresh. Below is an example on how to the “member on the fly’ functionality can be implemented:
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Monday May 27, 2013

OBIEE web SSO with ADFS IdP SAMLv2


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Thursday May 16, 2013

EPM 11.1.2.2: How-to Setup Essbase Clustering on Unix

The steps on how to setup Essbase clustering on the 11.1.2.2 release has changed as compared to the previous releases.  This document goes through how to setup Essbase clustering on Unix on the EPM 11.1.2.2 release.  The information provided in this document has been taken from the EPM 11.1.2.2 Installation and Configuration Guide, which can be found here @ http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17236_01/epm.1112/epm_install_1112200.pdf

> Download the Essbase clustering on the 11.1.2.2 release step by step document

 


 

Wednesday Apr 24, 2013

Essbase Aggregate Storage (ASO) - Incremental Outline Updates Triggers a Full or Light Outline Restructure

When performing incremental updates to an Essbase Aggregate Storage (ASO) outline, depending on the nature of the incremental updates, could trigger either a full or light outline restructure.


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Thursday Mar 21, 2013

HPCM 11.1.2.2.x - Changing Task Flow Refresh Intervals

In HPCM, users access the “Job Status” task area to view the status of submitted jobs/task flows. In 11.1.2.2.x, the task flow information viewed on these screens within HPCM is cached in order to provide better performance. A refresh occurs after each configured interval and new entries are shown after this interval.

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Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

Nohup obiee weblogic

To be able to start Weblogic admin server as a process running after the launching shell exits, the boot.properties in weblogic needs to be created. The following commands are the simplest way to achieve this with OBIEE:[Read More]