Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140415 Now Released

The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g 11.1.1.7.140415 Bundle Patch is now available to download via My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates. 

This is provided as single Bundle Patch  Patch 18283508 and is comprised of the following:

  • Patch 16913445 - 1 of 8 Oracle BI Installer (BIINST)
  • Patch 18290942 - 2 of 8 Oracle BI Publisher (BIP)
  • Patch 17891247 - 3 of 8 EPM Components Installed from BI Installer 11.1.1.7.0 (BIFNDNEPM)
  • Patch 18291001 - 4 of 8 Oracle BI Server (BIS)
  • Patch 18290979 - 5 of 6 Oracle BI Presentation Services (BIPS)
  • Patch 17300045 - 6 of 8 Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD)
  • Patch 16997936 - 7 of 8 Oracle BI ADF Components (BIADFCOMPS)
  • Patch 18291015 - 8 of 8 Oracle BI Platform Client Installers and MapViewer

NOTE: Also required to be downloaded:

Patch 16569379 - Dynamic Monitoring Service patch

This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.1.7.1, 11.1.1.7.131017, 11.1.1.7.140114 and 11.1.1.7.140225. 

NOTE: It is also available for Exalytics customers who have applied the Exalytics PS3 patch.

For more information refer to:

OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140415 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics
Doc ID 1663101.1

 The OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches are cumulative - the content of the previous 11.1.1.7.x bundle patches are included in this latest bundle patch.

Ensure to review the Readme documentation for further important patch information.  This is available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates screen when downloading.


Keep up to-date with the latest OBIEE Patches and Patch Set Updates by visiting

OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets
[Doc ID 1488475.1]

Friday Apr 11, 2014

OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x - End of Error Correction Support

Following on from a previous Blog post ...

A reminder that the "Error Correction Support" for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1.6.x. ended on 2nd April 2014.


For more information refer to:

OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x: End of Error Correction Support
Doc ID 1642219.1



Every version within a product's life cycle has an "End of Error Correction Support" after a defined Grace Period" date. 

OBIEE 11.1.1.6.12 was the Final Regular Bundle Patch and Error Correction Support in Product Life Cycle for OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x. It will continue to be supported under the Lifetime Support Policy.

For assistance on upgrading to OBIEE 11.1.1.7 refer to the following documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com):

Doc ID 1517518.1 - OBIEE Upgrade Advisor 11.1.1.x to 11.1.1.7.0
Doc ID 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets

For further details on the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy refer to:

  • Oracle Lifetime Support Policy Oracle Fusion Middleware [ PDF]



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

My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition


Tuesday Apr 01, 2014

Advisor Webcasts Recordings for March 2014 Sessions

Did you miss one of the recent Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts?

The recordings and presentations (PDF) are available for the following recently hosted (March 2014) Advisor Webcast sessions:



  • Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal

    ... 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.

         Visit:

    Doc ID 1613815.1 to obtain recording and presentation.
    MOS Community for additional discussion about this session.



  • Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

    ... 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).

         Visit:

    Doc ID 1623123.1 to obtain recording and presentation.
    MOS Community for additional discussion about this session.



  • Interpreting the EPM Registry

    ... 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.

         Visit:

    Doc ID 1623837.1 to obtain recording and presentation.
    MOS Community for additional discussion about this session.


To view Advisor Webcasts scheduled sessions & archived recordings for Business Analytics (EPM & BI) visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts
Doc ID 1456233.1



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 Feb 26, 2014

OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140225 Now Released

The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch is now available to download via My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates. 

This is provided as single Bundle Patch  Patch 18057570 and is comprised of the following:

  • Patch 16913445 - 1 of 8 Oracle BI Installer (BIINST)
  • Patch 18057680 - 2 of 8 Oracle BI Publisher (BIP)
  • Patch 17891247 - 3 of 8 EPM Components Installed from BI Installer 11.1.1.7.0 (BIFNDNEPM)
  • Patch 18057654 - 4 of 8 Oracle BI Server (BIS)
  • Patch 18057646 - 5 of 8 Oracle BI Foundation (BIFDN)
  • Patch 17300045 - 6 of 8 Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD)
  • Patch 16997936 - 7 of 8 Oracle BI ADF Components (BIADFCOMPS)
  • Patch 18057667 - 8 of 8 Oracle BI Platform Client Installers and MapViewer

NOTE: Also required to be downloaded:

Patch 16569379 - Dynamic Monitoring Service patch

This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.1.7.1, 11.1.1.7.131017 and 11.1.1.7.140114.  It is also available for Exalytics customers who have applied the Exalytics PS3 patch.

For more information refer to:

OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics
Doc ID 1626928.1

 The OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches are cumulative - the content of the previous 11.1.1.7.x bundle patches are included in this latest bundle patch.

 The list of bugs fixed can be found at:  OBIEE 11g: Bugs Fixed in 11.1.1.7.140225 Doc ID 1629458.1

Ensure to review the Readme documentation for further important patch information.  This is available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates screen when downloading.


Keep up to-date with the latest OBIEE Patches and Patch Set Updates by visiting

OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets
[Doc ID 1488475.1]

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

OBIEE certification against Web Browsers

(In via Julie)

One of the most common questions coming into Oracle Support is about Certification of OBIEE against various web browsers.

In the past there have been numerous articles relating to one or some of the browsers... well now we've gone ahead and consolidated this information into a single article:

OBIEE 11g - Browser Certification Advisor
Doc ID 1615805.2

Please go ahead and bookmark it. The advisor will be updated regularly and we hope it will become your single source of truth for browser certification information.

Feel free to add comments to the article or here in the blog if you want to find out more information, we're always seeking to improve on the information that's available.

Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

Port Numbers Used in an OBIEE 11g Installation and Configuration

(In via Tanya)

Did you ever wonder what port numbers are used during an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) installation and configuration?

To assist and help during installations and ongoing support a new document has been created:

Information Regarding Port Numbers Used in an OBIEE 11g Installation and Configuration
Doc ID 1619572.1

This document outlines the default ports, custom ports, instructions on how to determine active ports and much more.

It is definitely worthwhile reviewing this document prior to undertaking any installation or configuration.

Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

OBIEE Tuning Guide Whitepaper - update available

(In via Ahmed)

New updates have been made to the OBIEE  "Best Practices Guide for Infrastructure Tuning" whitepaper.

This updated whitepaper is for 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6, 11.1.1.7) and can be downloaded from the My Oracle Support knowledge article:

OBIEE 11g Infrastructure Performance Tuning Guide
Doc ID 1333049.1

The new revised document contains the following useful new and/or updated tuning items:

  • Optimized JVM switches for Oracle JRockit / Sun JVM / IBM JVM etc
  • New tuning parameters settings / values for JavaHost / OPIS / OBIS components.
  • Improved BIEE / platform performance monitoring techniques.
  • IBM WebSphere tuning parameters.
  • More WebLogic Server tuning parameters.
  • Windows Server 2012 tuning parameters.
  • New optimized Linux / AIX tuning parameters.
  • Additional Essbase ASO tuning parameters.
  • libOVD authenticator search tuning

    And many moreā€¦.


Disclaimer: All tuning information stated in this guide is only for orientation, every modification has to be tested and its impact should be monitored and analyzed. Before implementing any of the tuning settings, it is recommended to carry out end to end performance testing that will also include to obtain baseline performance data for the default configurations, make incremental changes to the tuning settings and then collect performance data. Otherwise it may worse the system performance.


Wednesday Jan 22, 2014

OBIEE 11.1.1.7.140114 bundle patch for Linux 64-bit

OBIEE 11.1.1.7.140114 bundle patch is not currently available on Linux 64-bit.

The patch has been withdrawn.

If you have already downloaded and applied it to Linux 64-bit, you might experience that OBIEE will not start or will generate core dump.

More information can be found in note 1616208.1 - OBIEE 11.1.1.7.140114 on Linux 64-bit Might Generate Core Dump or Not Start.

 A new patch will be made available in the near future and we'll update the blog at that time.


Update (29-Jan-2014): The OBIEE 11.1.1.7.140114 bundle patch for Linux 64-bit is now available refer: Blog Post

Friday Jan 17, 2014

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal

Now Scheduled

Advisor Webcast

Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal

19th March 2014
2:00 PM UTC/GMT


This one hour session is 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.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Understand what is required in order to integrate OBIEE with WebCenter Portal
  • Have an idea of what issues may occur, how to debug them and what log files may be required

Register Now - visit:

Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal [Doc ID 1613815.1]

Register



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

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast [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


Wednesday Jan 15, 2014

Oracle BI Mobile HD 11.1.1.7.0.2365 Now Available

A NEW version of the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile HD app has been released.

The Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile is designed for Apple iPhone and iPad. It is a mobile analytics app that allows you to view, analyze and act on Oracle Business Intelligence 11g content.

  • Using Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile, you can view, analyze and act on all your analyses, dashboards, scorecards, reports, alerts and notifications on the go.

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile allows you to drill down reports, apply prompts to filter your data, view interactive formats on geo-spatial visualizations, view and interact with Dashboards, KPIs and Scorecards.

  • You can save your analyses and Dashboards for offline viewing, and refresh them when online again; thus providing always-available access to the data you need.

  • This app is compatible with Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, version 11.1.1.6.2BP1 and above.


Now available for download via Apple store [ Link]



Version: 11.1.1.7.0.2365
Updated: Jan 14, 2014
Size: 17.0 MB

OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140114 Now Released

(in via Ian)

The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1.7.140114 is now available to download via My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates. 

This is provided as single Bundle Patch:  Patch 17886497 and comprises of the following:

  • Patch 16913445 - 1 of 8: Oracle BI Installer (BIINST)
  • Patch 17922352 - 2 of 8: Oracle BI Publisher (BIP)
  • Patch 17300417 - 3 of 8: EPM Components Installed from BI Installer 11.1.1.7.0 (BIFNDNEPM)
  • Patch 17922552 - 4 of 8: OBI Server (BIS)
  • Patch 17922596 - 5 of 8: Oracle BI Presentation Services (BIPS)
  • Patch 17300045 - 6 of 8: Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD)
  • Patch 16997936 - 7 of 8: Oracle BI ADF Components (BIADFCOMPS)
  • Patch 17922577 - 8 of 8: Oracle BI Platform Client Installers and MapViewer

NOTE: Also required to be downloaded:

This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.1.7.1 and 11.1.1.7.131017.  It is also available for Exalytics customers who have applied the Exalytics PS3 patch.

For more information refer to:

 OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140114 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics
[Doc ID 1614076.1]

The OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches are cumulative - the content of the previous 11.1.1.7.x bundle patches are included in this latest bundle patch.

Ensure to review the Readme documentation for further important patch information.  This available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates screen when downloading.



Keep up to-date with the latest OBIEE Patches and Patch Set Updates by visiting

OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets
[Doc ID 1488475.1]


Monday Jan 13, 2014

HowTo Videos: Using Smart View to access data in OBIEE

A series of "How To" videos are available via the Oracle BI TechDemo YouTube Channel

The collections covers various topics detailing how to use Oracle Smart View to access data in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) and display it in Microsoft (MS) Office (Excel, Power Point). The examples used were built using the Sample App v309.

Oracle BI TechDemo - OBIEE Samples

How To Videos: Smart View with OBIEE Link

Smart View with OBIEE - Managing Connections
- How to create and maintain connections between Oracle Smart View (MS Excel) and OBIEE.

Duration: 2:34 minutes

Smart View with OBIEE - Accessing Reports on the Web Catalog
- How to find and select reports on the OBIEE Web Catalog through Smart View.

Duration: 5:31 minutes

Smart View with OBIEE - Reporting through MS Power Point
- Selecting and delivering reports and graphics through MS Power Point using Smart View with OBIEE.

Duration: 2:45 minutes

Smart View with OBIEE - How to use View Designer
- How to use the View Designer to create reports and graphics in Smart View

Duration: 3:52 minutes

Smart View with OBIEE - Federating multiple data sources
- How to populate an Excel worksheet with data from multiple sources (in his example OBIEE and Oracle Essbase).

Duration: 3:54 minutes

Stay Tuned for New Upcoming Videos at:

Oracle BI TechDemo - OBIEE Samples

OBIEE 11g: Testing Using Oracle Load Testing 12.x

(in via Ahmed

Now available - NEW whitepaper for Load Testing Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g Using Oracle Load Testing (OLT) 12.x.

This whitepaper produced via "Customer Engineering & Advocacy Lab" (CEAL) contains information to provide a quick start for performance / load testing of the OBIEE 11g infrastructure using Oracle Application Testing Suite (OATS).  The contents include:

  • Oracle Application Testing Suite (OATS) Overview
  • OBIEE Load / Performance Testing Process Using OATS

The PDF document is available for download from the "My Oracle Support" Knowledge document:

OBIEE 11g: Load Testing OBIEE Using Oracle Load Testing (OLT) 12.x
[Doc ID 1611188.1]


Tuesday Dec 10, 2013

Advisor Webcast: OBIEE 11g Diagnostics Tools (Update)


Have you registered for today's Advisor Webcast yet?

OBIEE 11g Diagnostics Tools and How to Use Them


Following on from our previous Blog post [link] for an upcoming Advisor Webcast - the day has arrived!

Today's (10-Dec-2013) Advisor Webcast will commence:

  • 3:00 pm GMT Time (London, GMT)
  • 4:00 pm Europe Time (Berlin, GMT+01:00)
  • 10:00 am USA Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
  • 9:00 am USA Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)
  • 8:00 am USA Mountain Time
  • 7:00 am USA Pacific Time

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users to learn more about the different diagnostic tools available with OBIEE and how to use them to resolve problems and errors in OBIEE.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Know all the diagnostic tools available
  • Where to find their output
  • How to use them to troubleshoot problems

Register

For additional information refer to
OBIEE 11g Diagnostics Tools and How to Use Them [ Doc ID 1599274.1]


CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION :  The following browser versions require that you activate the WebEx plug-in before joining a WebEx meeting:
  • Chrome version 32 and later
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If you will be using FireFox v.26 or Chrome v.32 to join an Advisor Webcast, please review the following information:
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Authors:

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