EPM 188.8.131.52.000 release - considerations
By Torben Hein -Oracle on Apr 03, 2012
(guest Article by Nancy)
Please be aware with the upcoming release of EPM v184.108.40.206.000, it is highly recommended you first read the
to installing this release.
We want to highlight the "Installation Information" section which includes the following late-breaking information:
Business Rules Migration to Calculation Manager
Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager has replaced Oracle Hyperion Business Rules as the mechanism for designing and managing business rules, therefore, Business Rules is no longer released with EPM System Release 220.127.116.11. If you are applying 18.104.22.168 as a maintenance release, or upgrading to Release 22.214.171.124, and have been using Business Rules in an earlier release, you must migrate to Calculation Manager rules in Release 126.96.36.199.
(See Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Guide.)
Planning User Interface Enhancements
This release of Planning includes a large number of user interface enhancements, as described in Oracle Hyperion Planning New Features. To optimize performance with these new features, you must implement the following recommended configuration.
- Server: 64-bit, 16 GB physical RAM
- Client: Optimized for Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 10 or higher
- Client-to-Server Connectivity: High-speed internet connection or VPN connection between client and server, client-to-server ping time < 150 milliseconds for best performance
The new, improved Planning user interface requires efficient browsers to handle interactivity provided through Web 2.0 like functionality. In our testing, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Firefox 3.x are not sufficient to handle such interactivity, and the responsiveness in these versions of browsers is not as fast as the user interface in the previous releases of Planning. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you upgrade your browser to Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox 10 to get responsiveness similar to what you experienced in previous releases. In some instances, the response times in Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.x could be acceptable. Hence, we suggest that you uptake the new user interface only after you conduct an end user response test and you are satisfied with the results of these tests for these versions of browsers.
Please note that it is still possible to leverage the old user interface and features from Planning Release 188.8.131.52.
(For more information, see “Using the Planning Release 184.108.40.206 User Interface and Features” in the Oracle Hyperion Planning Administrator's Guide.)
IBM HTTP Server and IIS Default Ports
Both IBM HTTP Server and IIS Web Server use 80 as their default port. If you are using WebSphere, you must change one of these defaults so that there is no port conflict.
If you have further questions, please utilize the Planning or Essbase MOS Community.