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  • BIEE Installation on Linux (Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition)

    Posted by "" in "business intelligence" on 2007-10-29

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    In my previous post (related to BIEE) I explained overview of Business Intelligence (Siebel Analytics), here is quick overview of Installing Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and various options available.

    Installation Type 
    You have two type of installation type Basic or Advanced Installation.

    Basic BIEE Installation Type
    1. Use this option if you don’t want SSO Integration.
    2. For this installation Type you need JDK 5 or higher 
    Advanced BIEE Installation Type
    1. Use this option if you wish to integrate BI with Oracle Single Sign-On
    2. Application Server and higher should be installed for this installation on same server.

    Installation of BIEE on Linux

    1. Download BIEE from BIEE Software

    2. Install Oracle Application Server 10.1.3 or higher (for Advanced Installation) or JDK 1.5 or higher  (for Basic Installation)

    3. For Linux download biee_linux_x86_redhat_101330_disk1.cpio
    Unzip software as cpio -idmv < biee_linux_x86_redhat_101330_disk1.cpio

    4. This will create directory BI_Linux under which two directory Server & Sever_Ancillary
    cd /software_directory/RH_Linux/Server/Oracle_Buisness_Intelligence

    5. Start Installation by executing setup.sh


    BIEE Quick Install Guide 

    76 Responses to “BIEE Installation on Linux (Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition)”

    1. Amol says:

      Can I get the Metalink note No. How to install BIEE in Linux platform.?

      I have tried following PDF but not able to find the details regarding same.


      Also can in install the BIEE on same server where Oracle Application 11i or R12 in already installed


    2. Atul says:

      Unfortunately there is no metalink note yet on server but BIEE install on linux is very simple.

      First check if you want Basic or Advanced .

      Install JDK or 10g AS (10.1.3 or higher) for basic or advanced installation respectivily.

      and then run setup.sh and rest is GUI (this will ask for destination BI_HOME & BI_DATA_HOME)

      Yes you can install BI on same server as of 11i & R12 but you can not use application server of 11i & R12 as they are not of version

    3. Amol says:

      Thanks for reply,

      I will try out the installation and let you the results.

      Another thing I want to suggest for this newly designed web site, can we get the automated mail if the posted question is replied or get updated so I will be easy to monitor the post.

      Thanks again,

    4. Atul says:

      Yes , at bottom of this comment just before post my comment section , select check box and you will get e mail notification once some one reply to your comment. Weahve already incluuded this feature in our comments section.

    5. Amol says:

      Hi Atul,

      I am very sorry I haven’t seen this carefully.


    6. Atul says:

      No probs at all, drop me a mail or comment if you wish to see any new feature on this site. Your feedback it quite important to Us.

    7. Anand says:

      Hi Atul
      Need your help in an advisory.

      Will the following implementation of 11i EBusiness Suite be supported for OBIEE Plus platform ?
      Oracle Applications 11.5.9
      OracleDatabase Real Application Cluster (RAC)

      Does OBIEE Plus require hardware platform separate from the 11i hardware. Any recommendations how many servers/cpus are needed as minimum install

      Any guide exists for OBIEE Plus with the system requirements stated ?

      Is Project Analytics available in the OBIEE Suite.

    8. Atul says:

      Will the following implementation of 11i EBusiness Suite be supported for OBIEE Plus platform ?

      What do you mean by supported here ? Do you wish to integrate BIEE with 11i setup mentioned above or you just wish to put BIEE on same server.

      Does OBIEE Plus require hardware platform separate from the 11i hardware.
      No, they can share same hardware

      Any recommendations how many servers/cpus are needed as minimum install.
      — Depends on your usages and number on users but for basic installation you can use even desktop (I tested installation on linux basic machine)

      Is Project Analytics available in the OBIEE Suite.
      — No Project Analytics is not part for OBIEE Suite for components which are part of BIEE check my first post at http://onlineappsdba.com/index.php/2007/10/17/oracle-business-intelligence-enterprise-edition-overview/

      I’ll try to cover on project analytics soon

    9. girishh50 says:

      Same question as to what are the server requirements (CPU, Memory & space) for Basic and advance installation for OBIEE.

      Any formula based on no. of users?

    10. veeresh says:

      we have CentOS 5 linux,
      in that we have installed 3 oracle products

      oracle database
      oracle Data Integrator &
      Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

      oracle database 10g installed in oracle user
      oracle data integrator installed in ODI user &
      Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition is installed in OracleBIEE user.

      Everything installed successfully
      i am a oracle database DBA, i installed all this softwares.
      now i have a problem in BIEE
      when i executed the oc4j.jar file it showed started with some errors,but after if we try to open the URL of taht it is not opening,in windows we have installed the same,but it started and URL also working,but in linux it is not working,anything i have to make any settings for url to work in linux and i have 1 more question apart from this how to install ODBC in linux as in windows inbuilt we have but in linux i don’t know because oracle applications always ask for JDBC

    11. Brin says:

      OBIEE on Linux

    12. Soumya says:

      Hi Atul,

      We have already installed OBIEE along with Oracle AS(without Single sign on Option).We have a requirement to integrate this OBIEE to an R12 EBS.Can you send me the steps to do integrate.I found no doccuments in Metalink.Also is Single isgn on mandatory for the integration.


    13. Atul says:

      If you need user in apps r12 to login to OBIEE without re-authentication then you need SSO else not.

    14. Soumya says:

      Thanks Atul for the quick reply.I need to install OBIEE apps now.Our OBIEE infrastructure has already been installed on a linux machine.But as said in the doccument Oracle provides OBIEE Apps installer for Windows only.If we need to go for an UNIX installation certain parts of OBIEE Apps (Information Client tools,DAC client)need to be installed on Windows machine.Is this true.Is there no way we can go on with the installation on a single UNIX machine.

      Also is it advisable to carry on the OBIEE Apps installation on a Windows box and then integrateit with an R12 EBS running on a Linux machine.

      Please help me on this as I am a rookie in this field.

      Thanks in Advance.


    15. Suri says:

      Hi Atul,

      I have downloaded biee_linux_x86_redhat_101330_disk1.cpio and want to install this on Redhat Linux. My basic question is, Does this install need Oracle Applications running, or is this a seperate product by itself which I can install and later integrate with Oracle Apps .

      I appreciate your inputs.

    16. Atul says:

      Does this install need Oracle Applications running, or is this a seperate product by itself which I can install and later integrate with Oracle Apps

      This is seperate product in itself which you can configure with Oracle Apps (11i/R12) later

    17. Suri says:

      Thanks Atul for your prompt reply.

    18. Suri says:

      Hi Atul,

      I have finished downloading the biee_linux_x86_redhat_101340_disk1.cpio

      Before I start, Do i have to JDK 1.5 or higher for basic install ?doesnt it come with the biee_linux_x86_redhat_101340_disk1.cpio ?

      Is there any steps to do before I start actual install like prerequistes on the Linux etc ?

      Thanks for your help

    19. Suri says:

      Hi Atul,

      I started to install JDK 1.5 on Linux box and keep getting the error.> ip address of linux box> ip address of my system

      export DISPLAY=
      [oracle@OracleERP1Demo ~]$ ./jdk-1_5_0_16-nb-6_1-linux-ml.sh
      Configuring the installer…
      Searching for JVM on the system…
      Preparing bundled JVM …
      Extracting installation data…
      Running the installer wizard…
      Can’t connect to X11 window server using ‘′ as the value of the DISPLAY variable.

      is there anything I need to install on Linux ?
      xhost + also gives same error.

    20. Atul says:

      You are trying to install JDK from from executable which uses GUI. Are you installing remotely ?

      Can you start Xclock or and see display ?

      You can install using command line

      Select and downlaod binary version

      From Here

    21. Suri says:

      Hi Atul,
      I downloaded binary version and extracted that.
      It created directory jdk1.5.0_11 and under that I can see src.zip and that has several folders.
      what should i run? I am confused .

      appreciate your help.


    22. Atul says:

      It seems you already installed JDK, and your JDK_HOME is /unzip_directory/jdk1.5.0_11

      java executable should be in /unzip_directory/jdk1.5.0_11/bin/java

      If not revert back with file name you used to install JDK and I’ll get back to you.

    23. Suri says:

      I executed this jdk-1_5_0_11-linux-i586.bin
      it created lot of directories like bin,src.zip etc..under jdk-1_5_0_11
      Under bin i find java executable
      if this is the one you are talking about, how do i run this, do I have to any parameters ?

      Again, thanks Atul..


    24. Suri says:

      I just executed jdk-1_5_0_11-linux-i586.bin and it created directiories. Now if I say java -version I get java version “1.4.2”
      gcj (GCC) 3.4.4 20050721 (Red Hat 3.4.4-2)
      Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
      This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO

      I am i good to go now and start with OBIEE installation ?


    25. Suri says:

      I have started the OBIEE installation. It has started to install OBI
      i am monitoring

    26. Suri says:

      Hi Atul,

      During the installation as oracle user, i keep hitting the error
      WARNING: could not delete locked file /tmp/ismp002
      WARNING: could not delete locked file /tmp/ismp002/9571965

      i move the files and restart and again it starts the error with ismp003 etc etc

      I dont know what and where this is occuring, can you provide some input please ?


    27. Suri says:

      Since I am new to this OBIEE, i am throwing up lot of questions as I dont find answers anywhere.

      Finally, I get these messages when I manually start oc4j

      – Job execution threads will use class loader of thread: OC4J Launcher
      – Quartz Scheduler v.1.5.1 created.
      – RAMJobStore initialized.
      – Quartz scheduler ‘DefaultQuartzScheduler’ initialized from default resource fi le in Quartz package: ‘quartz.properties’
      – Quartz scheduler version: 1.5.1
      – Scheduler DefaultQuartzScheduler_$_NON_CLUSTERED started.
      08/08/18 14:47:07 BI Beans Graph version []
      08/08/18 14:47:08 Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g ( initialized

      I dont know how to open the webpage, i just have the info that for welcome page is at

      pls give some inputs as to what to do next.

    28. Atul says:

      Start services on OBIEE and then access page as

      http :// servername :9704/analytics

      http :// servername :9704/xmlpserver


      9704 is default port.

      Atleast following components should be up tp access BIEE

      1. OC4J (or application server)
      2. BI Server
      3. BI Presentations Services

    29. Suri says:

      Hi Atul,

      I will be starting this on a Solaris environment.

      Please advice if this is correct.

      1)Install Oracle Application Server
      2)Install 10.2.0 Client on Solaris
      3)Install 10G database (When I install Client,does it create 10G database too)
      4)Install BIEE

      Please let me know if this is correct and if there are any notes to follow to do this on Solaris.


    30. Atul says:

      1)Install Oracle Application Server – This is required only if you need 10g AS Single Sign On (else use custom installation usign OC4J)

      2)Install 10.2.0 Client on Solaris (Why you need this ?)

      3)Install 10G database (When I install Client,does it create 10G database too) – If you install 10g Database it will install client too but not vice versa

      4)Install BIEE – OBIEE should work on Solaris but this is NOT certified on Solaris/Linux (Only BI Publisher is certified on Solaris)

      Officially OBI Server is certified only on Windows

      Check OBIEE certificateion guide at

      For check here
      Page 17

      For and check here
      Page 15

    31. Suri says:

      Thanks Atul,

      Just for confirmation, need your expert advice.

      1)Anyways I need JDK 1.5 or Oracle Application server, I will install oracle application server.

      2)I will install 10G db as it might need it for storing data,right?

      3)I will install OBIEE

      Waiting for your advice
      Thanks for your time Atul.


    32. Suri says:


      I have 21 Gig in my linux box. How much space do you think this install needs with 10G database too?


    33. Suri says:

      So, I do this for basic OBIEE install in that order:-

      1) I Put jdk-1_5_0_11-linux-i586

      2)I will install 10G db as it might need it for storing data,right?

      3)I will install OBIEE

      Thanks Atul…

    34. Suri says:

      Hi Atul,

      I finished installing 10g database. I have to start with OBIEE on linux box.
      Once I am done with this installation, what are the things I have to configure for this to connect with the database and bringing up the URL etc.


    35. Suri says:


      I finished the installation of OBIEE and had already installed JDK1.5 as told by you.
      If i start oc4j , i get these error messages
      Starting OC4J from /usr/local/OracleBI/oc4j_bi/j2ee/home …
      2008-09-02 14:54:36.319 ERROR jms.xml: port 9,127 already in use.
      08/09/02 14:54:36 *** (SEVERE) jms.xml: port 9,127 already in use.
      2008-09-02 14:54:36.325 ERROR Failed to set the internal configuration of the OC4J JMS Server with: XMLJMSServerConfig[file:/us r/local/OracleBI/oc4j_bi/j2ee/home/config/jms.xml]
      08/09/02 14:54:36 *** (SEVERE) Failed to set the internal configuration of the OC4J JMS Server with: XMLJMSServerConfig[file:/u sr/local/OracleBI/oc4j_bi/j2ee/home/config/jms.xml]

      and if i access URL, i get connection was refused.

      Please let me know

    36. Suri says:

      Can i change the port number in usr/local/OracleBI/oc4j_bi/j2ee/home/config/jms.xml and see what happens ?

    37. Atul says:

      Check if port 9127 is already in use or not

      netstat -an | grep 9127

      If this is in use check which process is using this port using “lsof”

      check http://onlineappsdba.com/index.php/2008/06/10/how-to-find-pid-listening-particular-port-on-linuxsolaris-10/

    38. Suri says:

      netstat -an | grep 9127
      tcp 0 0 TIME_WAIT
      tcp 0 0 TIME_WAIT
      tcp 0 0 TIME_WAIT

      ps -ef |grep 9127
      oracle 1139 10414 0 16:11 pts/1 00:00:00 grep 9127

    39. Suri says:

      Hi Atul,

      I dont think that port 9127 is in use as per the above commands.

      Pls let me know

    40. Suri says:

      Hi Atul, Suggest something

    41. Indra says:

      Hi Atul can you send Interview questions on OBIEE

    42. Atul says:

      If this port is not in use then error seems misleading but to be on safe side try changing this port .

      Check /usr/local/OracleBI/oc4j_bi/j2ee/home/config/jms.xml and see if it is using port or port range and trying changing that

    43. Suri says:

      Hi Atul,

      I installed OBIEE and started it. I logged in /usr/local/OracleBI/index_bi_ee.html using oc4jadmin and got the oracle application manager 10g application server control screen.

      I hope that is right. but how do I intergrate with oracle applications vision instance from that ?


    44. Nehas says:

      Hi Atul,

      I am installing 11.5.9 on Linux AS 4 update 3 and facing error below:

      Error code received when running external process. Check log for details.
      Running Database Install Driver for VIS Instance

      When checked on the log file following is the error. Could anyone pls help me with this regard.

      There was an error while running the command –
      c:\OracleApps\visdb\9.2.0\temp\VIS_erp\adrun9i.cmd APPS APPS

      Also, I have applied the Patch:4198954_40_LINUX.zip and

      Urgent Help required.

      Kind Regards

    45. Atul Kumar says:

      This log is not enough. check c:\OracleApps\visdb\9.2.0\temp\VIS_erp\adrun9i.cmd for log file location.

      Another this looking at error message (adrun9i.cmd) it seems you are installing 11.5.9 on windows where as above you mentioned that you are trying to install on linux, your views on this ?

      Check http://onlineappsdba.com/index.php/2007/10/31/install-oracle-11i-115102-on-linux/

    46. atsiebel says:

      HEllO Atul,

      i gained lot of knowledge reading all the posts, can you please help me in installing OBIEE plus on sun solaris, if possible can you give me any document that describes installation of OBIEE on sun solaris, i have used one document provided by oracle but it doesnot provide clear idea, this is the link i used

      thanks in advance.

    47. Atul Kumar says:

      There is not much difference between installing OBIEE on Linux and Solaris.

      Follow doc http://onlineappsdba.com/index.php/2008/08/26/obiee-step-by-step-installation/

    48. atsiebel says:

      HI Atul,

      Hey thanks a lot for the prompt reply Atul, i will try installing it this week and will ask you if i have any error in installin, thanks once again…


    49. balakishore says:

      hi Atul,

      We have installed OBIEE on linux.Can you please give us the procedure for Integration of OBIEE with EBS 11.5.10/Realease 12 .Advanced appriciation for your support


    50. Atul says:

      What kind of integration between BI & Apps (11i/R12) you are looking for ?

      Is this SSO and accessing apps responsibility from BI dashborad and analytics ?

      Check 553423.1 Oracle SSO E-Business Suite Applications Integration with Oracle Business Intelligence

    51. balakishore says:

      hi Atul,

      Is the doccument is right .I cudnt see in the metalink.Can you please confirm me .


    52. Atul Kumar says:

      Kishore, In which metalink you are looking ? (metalink2 or metalink3) ask oracle support for this doc.

    53. newbiee says:

      Hi Atul,

      I have installed OBIEE on linux… and i am not sure if its working. What i want to ask you is what are sequence of sets to make it work? say, the sequence of scripts to be ran and all.


    54. Kevin says:


      after I brought up the system and restart sevices,
      http://localhost:9704/xmlpserver are working, but http://localhost:9704/analytics is not working.

      How can I check and how make it work?


    55. Venkata says:

      while installing OBIEE on linux box i am getting below error

      Unable to load the launcher file index. Cannot open launcher file.

      can any one let me know how to reslove this issue…


    56. Atul Kumar says:

      Check software dump is correct .

      Is this on shared drive ?
      Try downloading and unzip again

    57. Kumar says:

      Which user should be logged in as to start installing BI ? root or oracle_admin ?


    58. Kumar says:

      Never mind. I started the installer as root and it prompted me not to install using the root id.

      Instead, I logged in as oracle_admin user and was able to successfully install OBIEE.


    59. Tarang Jain says:

      Hi All,

      We are implementing EBS R12 and OBIEE in our environment, now we want to implement SSO between EBS and OBIEE, we have installed EBS R12 and installed OBIEE in basic mode.

      now my first question is do we need to install oBIEE in advanced mode is it mandatory or not….
      and do we need SSO server also, i heard that wihtout using SSO server we can impement sso bettween EBS adn OBIEE stand alone.

      Please if anyone can tell the steps how to implement SSO then it will be very helpful for us.

      Thanks in advance


      Tarang Jain

    60. srikanth says:

      hi atul,
      I recently installed obiee in our environment which on oel 5 and server.
      But the main thing is that it was sucessfully installed ith a warning
      WARNING: could not delete locked file /tmp/ismp001/4979638
      WARNING: could not delete locked file /tmp/ismp001

      And then we had a problem that we couldnt login in the either we you suggest like
      http :// servername :9704/analytics

      http :// servername :9704/xmlpserver


      9704 is default port

      Finally it was not opening so I have deleted the that file /tmp/ismp001/4979638 and simply restarted the services and tried logging but it didnt happen.I wish that your expertise could suggest me some way

    61. Ajaz Ahmed says:

      Hi Atul,

      I am trying to Install OBIEE using
      Linux RHEL 4. While running the ./setup.sh
      after Starting the JVM the installation halts.
      Can you tell me what are the pre-requisites for
      OBIEE ? (are they Oracle Database 10g 10.0,2
      Oracle AS (SOA)? please clarify with the pre-requisites ?


    62. Paul says:

      Hi Atul,

      Are you planning to add OBIEE 11g install document? That will be helpful.

      Thanks for your time.


    63. Atul Kumar says:

      @ Paul, Yes I am planning to do this by next week. Do you have any specific requirement (from configuration point of view) in OBIEE apart from installation.

    64. hms says:

      Hi atul,

      I am installing oracle business intelligence(OBIEE 11.1.1) in my vmware. middle of the installation, i got the following error…

      Installation failed
      OUI session failed

      invalid entry size (expected 2366420440 but got 3660 bytes)


      OS : OEL 4 U5 (32-bit)

      DB :

      allocated ram for VM Ware : more than 2GB

      RCU :

      and also i checked the downloaded zip files
      sizes.All sizes are matched with original size and unzipped successfully.

      my Question is where it will get this value(2366420440).

      kindly help me to solve this error.

      Thanks for advance.

    65. Ahsan says:

      Hi Atul,

      I need to upgrade OBIEE 11gR1 to R2.

      What procedure should, I follow.?


    66. Atul Kumar says:

      @ Ahsan, Do you mean to upgrade database for OBIEE ?

      If database then use normal database upgrade procedure.

      If this is OBIEE application version from 11gR1 to 11gR2 then I am not aware if 11gR2 is out yet

    67. rishabh says:

      Hi plz can any one help me by send me a doc. relatated to installation of OBIEE on UNIX machine….


    68. Atul Kumar says:

      @ Rishabh,
      I don’t think there was any OBIEE 10.1.4.X ever released.

      It was 10.1.3.X and then 11g . All OBIEE docs are at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/documentation/bi-ee-087853.html

      Did you mean discoverer ? (Discovere is also referred as Business Intelligence tool)

    69. Chandrika says:

      Hi Atul,
      I am Oracle apps DBA.I don’t know process of ETL.I fllowed on doc but I am facing follwing issue.

      State: HY000. Code: 10058. [NQODBC] [SQL_STATE: HY000] [nQSError: 10058] A general error has occurred. libclntsh.so.9.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory [nQSError: 46029] Failed to load the DLL /OBIEE/OBIEE/OBIEE_HOME/server/Bin/libnqsdbgatewayoci8i.so. Check if ‘Oracle OCI 8.x’ database client is installed. (HY000)

      I nedd step by step doc of ETL Process in LINUX.

      please update me.


    70. Ganesh says:

      Hi Atul ,

      Could you pelase provide me documentation for achieving bewlow setup:
      1)Installing Oracle Business Intelligence on AIX 6100-06, 64 bit using jdk5.
      and Integrating with Weblogic app 10.3.2

      2) How do we integrate weblogic applicaiotn server with OBIEE ?


    71. Ganesh says:

      3) DO we have to target xmlp and analytics applicaitons to the admins server?
      I apprecaite if you can helpa t earlist..


    72. Atul Kumar says:

      @ Ganesh,
      I hope we are talking about OBIEE 10g on WebLogic , if yes then you can either target application of admin server or create managed server and target it to that server.

    73. Ganesh says:

      Thanks Atul for your quick response !

      I am following below order ,can you correct me if am wrong in my approach:

      1)Install weblogic and configure domain
      2)Install Obiee
      3)copy applicaitons xmlpserver,analytics,bioffice from $OracleBI_HOme/oc4j_bi/j2ee/home/applications to weblogic application deployement folder and then target it to admin server
      4) create sheduler schema’s,tablespsaces and then restart the weblogic admin , run-sa.sh
      run-saw.sh and access the urls ….


    74. Shreyas says:

      Hi Atul,

      We need to upgrade our OBIEE 10g ( to OBIEE 11g ( on AIX 5.3.
      Currently our 10g BI Publisher is on RHEL 5.5.
      Can you guide me how i need to migrate 10g repository and scheduler etc. which is on Linix after installing 11g OBIEE on AIX ?
      The upgrade path looks very difficult.

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