Fusion Middleware Released (OBIEE and ODI)

There I was, happily patting myself on the back that I’ve installed and patched a bunch of lovely new OBIEE servers when they go and drop Aaarrggghhhh!

I’ve now ripped them all out and reinstalled them with the new version. It was pretty straight forward actually, and easier to do it now than when they start getting used a lot! 🙂

The only real difference is the names of the files. I used exactly the same response files to do the installs. 🙂

I’ve also done a rebuild of an ODI server to Once again the main difference is the file names.

I’ve actually rejigged all the articles a little, so they more closely reflect what I actually do now. As always, your process evolves over time. 🙂



Oracle OpenWorld 2015 : Day Off

You might have guessed from my last post, I was feeling a little bit deflated (insert fat joke here) yesterday morning.

I cheered myself up by spending the day in my hotel room doing installations. 🙂

On Friday evening the new Fusion Middleware 12.2.1 stack was released, so spent the day playing with it. I’ve written some articles, but they will need some tidying up when I get home. There are definitely some things I want to change.

The Forms and Reports Services installation is very different compared to the previous version. After completing the WebLogic installation, you have to install the FRS software, run the RCU, then create the FRS domain as three separate steps. In the previous version, the installation and configuration of FRS was a single step. If you’ve configured WebLogic 12.1 clustered domains, it will feel very familiar. If not, it’s probably going to mess with your mind a little at first. 🙂

I’ve done the FRS domain creation also, but the configuration of the web tier is not complete. If you want to see what I’ve got so far you can check it out here, but as the warning says, it’s a work in progress.

The OPMN stuff is out of the door and NodeManager has stepped in. If I don’t have time before, I will work through everything when I get home and knock them into shape.

I reserve the right to throw this all away and start again when I get home and spend more time on it. 🙂