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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Saturday Jul 20, 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.


 

Friday Jul 19, 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.

 


 

Exalytics V1 - Exalytics Deployment Guide

The Exalytics Deployment Guide is a whitepaper that explains the different types of deployment scenarios that are supported for the Exalytics platform.  It covers the OBIEE, TimesTen and EPM products.  The whitepaper contains the following topics:

  • Performance, Scalability, Sizing
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • Support Installation Types for OBIEE on Exalytics
  • Patching of Software
  • Disk Storage Considerations, including Storage recommendations for OBIEE, TimesTen and Essbase/EPM
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Troubleshooting
  • Installation Steps for OVM, Multi-instances on Bare Metal, OBIEE HA and TimesTen Clustering

The Exalytics Deployment Guide can be downloaded from My Oracle Support – KM article 1568360.1 following this link. then by dowloading the PDF file inside the article. 

Thursday Jul 18, 2013

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]
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