Friday Mar 28, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 - Registrations Now Open


Oracle OpenWorld 2014
September 28 - October 2, 2014
San Francisco
http://www.oracle.com/openworld


The Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Registrations are now open. For more information and to register visit Oracle OpenWorld 2014.



Call for Proposals

If you're an Oracle technology expert, this is an opportunity to share your expertise directly with conference attendees. Proposals must be submitted by April 15.  For more details visit here

Call For Proposals is Now Open


Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

Monitoring Hyperion Planning JVM in EPM Environment

A NEW Knowledge article is now available that provides information on tools that are used for monitoring the Oracle Hyperion Planning Java Virtual Machine (JVM).


Monitoring the Planning JVM in EPM Environment
Doc ID 1636657.1


At times when you encounter slow performance or JVM crash the monitoring information is requested by support for troubleshooting. This document assists in the gathering of the required information.

This Knowledge article is targeted towards Hyperion Planning Server Administrators who configure and maintain the Planning environment. The same principals can be applied to any JVM in the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System.

Have a question or an issue that you can not identify - why not speak to the Hyperion Planning Community as a first step on your way to a solution?

My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
Hyperion Planning

Patch Release: EPM 11.1.2.3.500 Client PSE

A download is available for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.3.500 Clients (refer list below) and is bundled as a single Patch Set Exception (PSE).

This has been made available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section. The following "Patch" link will access the PSE directly.


PATCH BUG FOR 11.1.2.3.500 Client Installers PSE
Patch 18383790


This PSE download provides client .exe/.msi installers for the following EPM clients:

  • Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA)
  • Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF)
  • Planning SV Extension
  • Predictive Planning
  • Crystal Ball (CB)

Important to Note:

  • The installers are for Microsoft Windows.
  • This patch supports English Only.
  • It is not an Opatch patch.
  • Ensure to read the Readme file available from the PSE download screen.
  • This is a single PSE download file (approx 652Mb) and includes the above mentioned EPM Client products.


For related EPM 11.1.2.3.500 information also refer to previous Blog posts:

Patch Release: EPM 11.1.2.3.500 PSU
Patch Release: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 PSU


Tuesday Mar 25, 2014

Advisor Webcasts: Coming This Week

A quick reminder of the Advisor Webcasts being presented this week:

  • Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM
  • Interpreting the EPM Registry

See below links to register. The time link provides local date/time conversion.

For those unable to attend these Advisor Webcasts, they will be recorded and available two business days after being hosted via:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts [Doc ID 1456233.1]

Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

26th March 2014
3:00 PM UTC/GMT


Register

For more information and to register visit:

Doc ID 1623123.1

Interpreting the EPM Registry

27th March 2014
3:00 PM UTC/GMT


Register

For more information and to register visit:

Doc ID 1623837.1

Note: Summary details for the above two Advisor Webcasts may also be viewed via previous blog posts:

  • Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM [Blog]
  • Interpreting the EPM Registry [Blog]


To view scheduled & archived recordings for Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts [Doc ID 1456233.1]


CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION :

Attendees using recent Chrome or Firefox browser versions maybe required to activate the WebEx plug-in before joining a WebEx meeting.

For up to-date information ensure to review the WebEx Support page:
https://support.webex.com/webex/meetings/en_US/chrome-firefox-join-faq.htm


Monday Mar 24, 2014

Patch Release: EPM 11.1.2.3.500 PSU

The Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.2.3.500 Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released.

This download is available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section. The "Patch" link below will access the PSU patch directly.


Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System 11.1.2.3.500
Patch 17529887


The Readme file is available from the PSU download screen and should be reviewed prior proceeding with PSU implementation. This Readme file contains important information that includes prerequisites, known issues, new features, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ.

Important to note - this patch supports English only. Ensure to verify your system configuration (product version, patch level, and platform) exactly matches what is specified in the Readme.

This is a single PSU download file (approx 1.8Gb) and includes multiple EPM products (for Essbase PSU refer details below). The details for each of these products are outlined within the above mentioned Readme file.

Oracle Hyperion Essbase

The full list of the Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 Patch Set Updates released (March 2014) are available via previous blog post:

Patch Release: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 PSU


For the latest Enterprise Performance Management Patch Set Updates visit:

Oracle Hyperion EPM Products
Doc ID 1400559.1

Friday Mar 21, 2014

Patch Release: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 PSU

The Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.500 Patch Set Updates (PSU) have been released.

These are available for download via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section. The "Patch" ID links below will access each these PSU patches directly.


Hyperion Essbase Server 11.1.2.3.500
     - Patch 17767302: Essbase Server


Hyperion Essbase Client 11.1.2.3.500
     - Patch 17767299: Essbase RTC
     - Patch 17767301: Essbase Client
     - Patch 17767307: Essbase Client MSI


Hyperion Essbase Studio Server 11.1.2.3.500
     - Patch 17767295: Essbase Studio Server
     - Patch 17767296: Essbase Studio Console MSI


Hyperion Essbase Administration Services (EAS) 11.1.2.3.500
     - Patch 17767309: EAS Server
     - Patch 17767316: EAS Console MSI


Hyperion Analytic Provider Services (APS) 11.1.2.3.500
      -
Patch 17767293: APS Services




Be sure to review the related Readme files
available per Patch Set Update
.

... for the latest Business Analytics Patch Sets & Patch Set Updates visit:

Doc ID 1400559.1 - Oracle Hyperion EPM Products
Doc ID 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g

Thursday Mar 20, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014


The Oracle OpenWorld 2014 dates are now set - the dates to jog down in the diaries are 28th September to 2nd October, 2014.

Pre-Register

If you would you be notified when the registration opens for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 you can sign up via here.

Sign up to be notified when Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Registration begins.


Call for Proposals Now Open

The Call for Proposals for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is open.  If you're an Oracle technology expert, this is an opportunity to share your expertise directly with conference attendees. Proposals must be submitted by April 15.  For more details visit here

Call For Proposals is Now Open



Oracle OpenWorld 2014
September 28 - October 2, 2014
San Francisco
http://www.oracle.com/openworld

Sign up to be notified when Oracle Openworld 2014 Registration begins




Update 28-March 2014: The Oracle OpenWorld Registrations are now open. For more information and to register visit:

 Oracle OpenWorld 2014


Wednesday Mar 19, 2014

Hyperion Product Name Changes in My Oracle Support

Within My Oracle Support (MOS) some changes have been made to the following Hyperion product names:


Previous Product Name New Product Name
Hyperion Profitability Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management
Hyperion Financial Close Analytics Dashboard Oracle Financial Management Analytics
Hyperion Business Performance Management Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Architect
Hyperion FDM Essbase Adaptor Hyperion FDM Essbase Adapter

These changes will be seen in the MOS Service Requests and Knowledge sections. This aligns the names of the products across all MOS sections.

Details for this change are also outlined in the Knowledge article:

  • Hyperion Product Name Changes for Hyperion Profitability, Hyperion Financial Close Analytics Dashboard, Hyperion Business Performance Management, and Hyperion FDM Essbase Adaptor [Doc ID 1636212.1]


Thursday Mar 13, 2014

Important! Discoverer Statement of Direction


Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
Statement of Direction

March 2014

Product Management have released the Statement of Direction for Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Tools.  This document is available to download from My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge article:


Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Statement of Direction - March 2014
Doc ID 1634827.1


If you are using Discoverer please ensure to read this document as it contains vital information about:

  • Oracle’s Product Strategy
  • Oracle’s Support Policy
  • Oracle’s Recommendations to Customers

NOTE: Oracle recommends migrating to our strategic business intelligence offering by June 2015. Please contact Oracle Sales Account teams for details.

RDA Version 8.03 Released

(via Maurice)

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) is typically upgraded every calendar quarter, so it was no surprise that on 10 March 2014 the new version 8.03 was released.

Changes incorporated this time include:

  • Facilities were added to access SQL Server and DB2 databases (in addition to the Oracle database) in the Hyperion1112_HIR profile (hopefully the start of similar expansions in other modules). This feature is limited to the Hyperion Shared Services registry database as accessed via reg.properties.

  • Profiles were added to include: Hyperion1112_FDM, Hyperion1112_HDM, Hyperion1112_HPC, Hyperion1112_HPS, and Hyperion1112_HSF.

  • Features were added in RDA 8.03 to the following profiles: Hyperion1112_EAS, Hyperion1112_EPM, Hyperion1112_HFM, Hyperion1112_HIR, Hyperion1112_HPC, Hyperion1112_HSS HCVE EPM Server and EPM Client Tools Improvements.

An early release of 'Hyperion' and 'BI' menus in Diagnostic Assistant is bundled with RDA 8.03. Explore these new features by

  • Navigating into an RDA 8.03 unzipped home on Microsoft Windows (or Unix/Linux)

    1. \rda\da\ (or /rda/da/)
    2. >da.cmd menu (or >da.sh menu)
    3. >da.cmd startweb (or >da.sh startweb)
    4. Point browser to "http://localhost:8888" (user 'admin'; password 'welcome1')
    5. >da.cmd stopweb (or >da.sh stopweb)

Download the newest version via the Knowledge article:

 "Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Getting Started"
Doc ID 314422.1

For details on how to use RDA specifically for the EPM and BI products refer to:

"Business Analytics Instrumentation Index [Video]"
Doc ID 1514548.1

Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

Hyperion Product Support in Virtual Environments

The question regarding support for the Oracle Hyperion products in Virtual Environments is one seen occasionally.

There are two parts to this - being support for:

  • Oracle Virtual Machine (VM)
  • 3rd Party Virtual Environments

The Oracle Support policy details can be found within the following My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Articles.

Oracle Virtual Machine

  • For the General Virtual Machine Support Policy refer to:

Oracle VM General Policy Description
Doc ID 466538.1

  • Information relating to Oracle Products that are certified to run with Oracle Virtual Machine is available in:

Certified Software on Oracle VM
Doc ID 464754.1


3rd Party Virtual Environments

  • The support policy for all Hyperion products within the 3rd Party Virtual Environments is outlined in the MOS Knowledge Article:

Support for Oracle's Hyperion Products in 3rd Party Virtualized Environments
Doc ID 588303.1

Additional documentation is available on Oracle Technical Support Policies page which also provides the "Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Support Policies".

For information on Oracle Virtualization products, solutions and resources visit the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website: Oracle Virtualization.

Tuesday Mar 11, 2014

EPM Patch Set Updates - February 2014

The following is Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) released last month (February 2014).

Refer to the Knowledge Article "Doc ID" for additional information.  The document also provides a link to the PSU Patches.  The "Patch" ID links will access the patch directly for download.


Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.2.306 [Doc ID 1625432.1]
     - Patch 18240460


To view the patches released last month visit the earlier Blog posts:

January 2014 EPM PSU Released


Be sure to review the related Readme files
available per Patch Set Update
.

... for the latest Business Analytics Patch Sets & Patch Set Updates visit:

Doc ID 1400559.1 - Oracle Hyperion EPM Products
Doc ID 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g

Friday Mar 07, 2014

Advisor Webcasts this month - March 2014

Coming to you in March 2014 ...

During this month of March the Proactive Support Team will be presenting the following Advisor Webcasts.

These are one hour live sessions delivered via Webex to your desktop and presented by subject matter experts, with the Q&A sessions (where applicable) enabling you to recieve answers to specific questions.


  • Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal

March 19th ( 2:00 PM UTC/GMT ) - Recommended for technical users who are interested in integrating OBIEE with WebCenter Portal. The objective is to provide an overview of the system requirements and the steps required to perform a basic integration.

For further information and to REGISTER visit:

Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal
Doc ID 1613815.1


  • Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

March 26th ( 3:00 PM UTC/GMT) - Recommended for technical and functional users who need or would like to know how to install/configure and use Web Services to fully automate tasks in Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM).

For further information and to REGISTER visit:

Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM
Doc ID 1623123.1


  • Interpreting the EPM Registry

March 27th ( 3:00 PM UTC/GMT) - Recommended for technical and functional users who have to support, install or maintain Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) installations. This is a guide that will help users navigate the registry to find Hyperion EPM configuration settings.

For further information and to REGISTER visit:

Interpreting the EPM Registry
Doc ID 1623837.1


The date/time specified above are based on UTC/GMT. The timestamp hyperlink will redirect to "timeanddate.com" to view your local time. The Advisor Webcast recordings and presentation (PDF) are made available within 3 business days after the event.

Missed an Advisor Webcast?

You can view recordings of past Advise Webcasts via the Archived pages at:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast Schedule and Archive Recordings
Document 1456233.1



Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Business Analytics - Support News Volume 11


Now Available - Business Analytics Support News Volume 11

The Volume 11 of the Support News for Business Analytics has been released (March 2014). This quarterly edition covers the Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) products.


Business Analytics Support News - Volume 11
available at
: Doc ID 1347131.1


In this edition the featured articles include:

  • OBIEE Integration, Configuration and more
  • Smart View 11.1.2.5.200
  • Using Smart View to access data in OBIEE
  • Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 8.0.2
  • Oracle BI Mobile HD 11.1.1.7.0.2365
  • Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Resource Library

The Support News also contains the latest information for OBIEE & EPM Patch Set releases, Product Retirement and direct quick links for the NEW My Oracle Support Communities.


Tuesday Mar 04, 2014

Business Analytics Monthly Index - February 2014

The following provides quick links to recent Proactive Support Blog postings from over the month just past.

Welcome to the Monthly Index posting for February 2014.

Within each section the items are shown in chronological order.


Oracle Business Analytics
- Proactive Support Blog


Monthly Index - February 2014
General Summary Link
January 2014 Index Posting
- Review the previous months Index page.
My Oracle Support Community - Subspaces
- Quicklinks to the NEW Business Analytics subspaces "Overview" pages.
Business Intelligence (BI) Summary Link
Integrating OBIEE with Hyperion Smart View for Office
- Tutorial covering connectivity available between Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.3 and OBIEE 11.1.1.7..
Integrating Essbase with OBIEE Tutorial
- Tutorial covers how to integrate Oracle Essbase with OBIEE Plus.
Port Numbers Used in an OBIEE 11g Installation and Configuration
- Document outlines default ports, custom ports, instructions on how to determine active ports and much more. .
OBIEE certification against Web Browsers
- Certification of OBIEE against various web browsers..
OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140225 Now Released
- OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch download details.
BIApps 11.1.1.7.1 ODI Cumulative Patch 1 Now Available
- Download details for latest BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 ODI Cumulative Patch 1
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Summary Link
EPM Patch Set Updates - January 2014
- Listing of all EPM Patches released during January 2014.
Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service books, videos and tutorials
-Review books, videos and tutorials in the PCCS Resource Library.
FCM Performance Tuning Guide - Febuary 2014
- Performance Tuning Guide focusing on Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management with Febuary 2014 version covering FCM up to PS3.
Advisor Webcast Summary Link
Advisor Webcast: Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM
- AW 26-Mar-14: Covering install/configure and uss Web of Services to fully automate tasks in HPCM.
  (Recording of this presentation will be made available via Doc ID 1456233.1)
Advisor Webcast: Interpreting the EPM Registry
- AW 27-Mar-14: A guide to assist in navigate the registry to find Hyperion EPM configuration settings..
  (Recording of this presentation will be made available via Doc ID 1456233.1)
For more information on future webcasts and archived recordings
visit Doc ID 1456233.1.
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