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OBIEE 11gR1 Step by Step Installation

Fusion Middle ware BI 11 G Installation:-

I have been desperately looking for the new release of OBIEE 11g and wanted to see the new feature of OBIEE 11g . It made me little disappointed when I came to know my 2 GB RAM Laptop is not meeting the minimum requirement , but I still decided to install on my laptop DELL Latitude 5400 with below configuration.

Core2 duo 2.4 GHZ ,  2 GB of RAM

After complete installation,  services took little time to start up but once started the performance of presentation services / Dashboard /Reports is awesome.

Note: – It recommends having atleast 4 GB of Ram to start with.

OBIEE 11g software can be downloaded from here –


The install comes in 4 files:





Optional Software: (RCU –Repository creation Utility)



Fusion Middle ware BI installation following steps:-

1. Install a database

Note :- I have installed Oracle 11g R1 for this purpose.

2. Use RCU( Repository creation Utility ) to create BIPLATFORM & MDS needed for BI and Oracle Application server during installation.

With this release of 11gr1 ,RCU can be used to create schema for Oracle 9i /10g/11g , MS SQL server or IBM DB2 only.

Note :- I have used Oracle 11gr1 to create DEV_BIPLATFORM and DEV_MDS schema.

3. Kick off Fusion middle ware installation.

Run the BI11g setup to start 11g installation.

Now I will start with the step by step installation of OBIEE 11GR1  :-

Pre installation, I have changed the virtual memory of system with (3000 – 6000) to rum the installer smoothly.Step 1. create BIPLATFORM and MDS schema using RCU(Repository creation utility).

1.Please unzip the optional software downloaded from OTN


Now navigate to \rcuHome\BIN and run rcu.bat .

2.In next screen batch file will open a java app with pretty self explanatory screens.

Note:-  you can drop the schema using RCU if in case your installation did not happen successful.

3. Here please provide the Host name , service name , user name and password for the database. You need to have a user created with DBA privilege.

4. Here please select the metadata services (under AS common Schemas) and Business Intelligence Platform (Under Oracle Business Intelligence). Name of schema would be auto configured by RCU.

6. This screen will allow user to select the password for the schema created.

7. Once you provide the password the password for the schema the RCU wizard will create the schema in the database. It will create a table space for the newly created shema . You can also change the table space for the scema.

Once RCU creates the required schema and table spaces in database we are good to go with OBIEE 11g Installion.

2. Installing OBIEE 11g fusion Middle ware.

Now navigate to unzip disk 1 and start the set up

There are 3 type of installation this release comes with.

Simple Install: – install Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, or Oracle Real-Time Decisions with the default settings on a single computer in the minimum number of steps.

Enterprise Install: – install a new Oracle Business Intelligence system for a hosted deployment on one or more computers. When you select the Enterprise Install type for a new installation, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer installs the Oracle Business Intelligence components that you select, such as Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, and Oracle Real-Time Decisions.


Software Only Install :- install software binary files in an Oracle home for later configuration as part of a Fusion Middleware deployment.

It is recommended to go for Simple install for Single development machine. I have installed both Simple Install and Enterprise install in two different machine. During installation I figure out that simple install will give you error while configuration but Enterprise install is a clean installation. So I would recommend going for Enterprise installation if you are installing first time.

After selecting Enterprise Install the next screen will prompt for Password for Weblogic. Here we are creating a new BI system with User specified parameters.

Next screen will prompt for Middle ware home . I have selected c:\Middleware for this installation.

Next screen will prompt you which product we want to install.

Next Screen will prompt for DatabaseType , Connection string , BIPLATFORM Schema and Password .

Connection string – Hostname : Port:database

BIPLATFORM Schema User Name – DEV_BIPLATFORM (created by RCU)

BIPLATFORM Schema password – ***** (created by RCU)

Next screen will prompt for configuring port.

  • Port configuration for first time installation

If you are installing OBIEE 11g for the first time without any prior installation then select “Auto port Configuration”

  • Port configuration for existing OBIEE10g machine

if you are installing OBIEE 11g on the same machine where OBIEE 10g is already installed then specify the ports using configuration file.

Note :- For this installation I already had previously installed OBIEE in my machine so I had to provide the configuration file for ports as OBIEE 10g also uses the same port i.e.  9704,9703,9710 etc. If you are not providing the configuration file and going for “Auto port configuration” in existing OBIEE 10g system then there are fair chances of failure of OBIEE 11g installation.

Next screen is the summary of newly creating Oracle BI system.

Now when I click on next the installation and configuration will start and be patient it will take lot of time depending upon the system configuration. It took 113 minutes for me to complete the installation(can be seen in screen shot).

Now once installation 100 % complete please save the install_config log to local drive.

Once you click on finish the next window will open for OBIEE 11g Presentation services.

Please user the username and the password as weblogic (used at installation time) .

Now i could see the flash enabled  exciting OBIEE 11g front end.:)

SO here i have OBIEE 11g with existing OBIEE

and services look like –













  1. Rahul
    August 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Nice Work Thakur 🙂

  2. August 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks .. Rahul .

  3. August 23, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Kool Stuff!! Excellent…

  4. August 23, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Thanks @soulmate

  5. August 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    too good master of OBIEE..

  6. RaviKM
    August 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Good Article ..buddy..

  7. Anil Golyan
    August 30, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Excellent Work Jyothi. Do you have specs for Linux also?

    • August 30, 2010 at 8:35 am

      Soon I will be installing on Linux . I will update with that.

  8. August 31, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Dear, may i know what all steps to be considered for upgradation/migration of OBIEE to OBIEE 11G? Is there any documentation on this as well??

    • August 31, 2010 at 11:13 am

      I have been too busy in my projects but Yes I will update my blog with the Upgrade / Migrate soon.

  9. Donna Burgess
    January 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm


    I installed obiee 11g on Windows 7 (after installing loopback adapter). I installed simple install, and it works great immediately after the install completes. HOWEVER, when I shut down or restart, I cannot re-open OBIEE, either with FireFOX or IE. I get an error that says that Donna-pc:9704… cannot be accessed.

    Have you experienced this when installing?

    Any information you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Donna burgess

    • January 20, 2011 at 9:15 am

      Hi ,

      Are you still experiencing the issue?

      Could you let me know whether all services are up and running. (Please check in Enterprise manager console)


  10. Manish Gianani
    March 22, 2011 at 2:12 am

    while installing OBIEE Enterprise install,following tools failed:-
    1) Deploying BI Publisher JEE Application
    2) Setting up BI Publisher

    Please help

  11. Rajesh Shah
    May 23, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Quick question…

    we just migrated from 10g to 11g ( and for few reports we are getting following error…any idea or resolution?

    Error Codes: OAMP2OPY:ACIOA5LNAssertion failure: isXsiTypeSqlExpression(rExpr) at line 67 of /scratch/aime1/adestore/views/aime1_dadvfa0112/bifndn/analytics_web/main/project/webreport/exprformulautils.cpp


  12. Rajesh Shah
    May 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Quick question…

    we just migrated from 10g to 11g ( and for few reports we are getting following error…any idea or resolution?

    Error Codes: OAMP2OPY:ACIOA5LNAssertion failure: isXsiTypeSqlExpression(rExpr) at line 67 of /scratch/aime1/adestore/views/aime1_dadvfa0112/bifndn/analytics_web/main/


  13. Phani
    August 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Hi Jyoti

    I am getting the same error Donna Burgess (last response) is getting.
    Can you suggest something? All services are running I believe.

    I am new to oracle

    Thank you..

    • August 29, 2011 at 2:20 am

      Hi ,

      Could you please check the windows firewall setting that is trying to block the BI presentation services to run.

      Try to make window firewall off and run the Obiee services.


  14. Ash
    December 16, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Hi Jyoti…

    Thanks for such a wonderful article. Can you help in resolving an error that I got while running the RCU. The error says : “RCU-6093:Skipping Main operation: Failed in SchemaTablespace step validation” How can I resolve this. Please help…

  15. riceball
    January 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    thanks for the detailed help!

  16. August 16, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Hi, I am trying to install OBIEE 11g. In my PC, I have install oracle 10g database. While installing the RCU I am getting below error” .

    “The Database you are connecting is not a supported version. Enter Database with version equal to or higher than in 10g or version equal to or higher than in 11g.”

    Can anyone help me?
    Please let me know what I need have to do install the RCU.

    Rakesh Patil
    +91- 9632009328

    • August 16, 2012 at 8:40 am

      Hi Yovraj,

      Usually Oracle supports backward copatibility but Here with OBIEE 11g you need to have database heigher than (10gR2).

      • August 16, 2012 at 8:42 am

        Ok thanks jyoti..So i have to install oracle 11g.

      • August 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

        yes ..else Oracle 10g R2 .. which ever you get it . But recommended is Oracle 11g.

      • August 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

        thanks..for reply. Just now RCU install susses-fully. do you have any idea, which OBIEE i have to install in window 7 32bit.i have obiee but while install it saying it saying ” Download the appropriated installer for your operating system”

        if you have any link pls let me know.

      • August 20, 2012 at 5:54 am

        Hi Jyoti,

        while installing the OBIEE i getting the below error,

        creating asinstance failed obiee 11g
        execution opmnstl start coreapplicatin_obiccs1
        execution opmnstl start coreapplicatin_obis1
        execution opmnstl start coreapplicatin_obips
        execution opmnstl start coreapplicatin_obijh1
        execution opmnstl start coreapplicatin_obisch1

        Do you have any idea why i am getting this error..if possible please give me you cell number and also let me know your free time.

        Rakesh Patil.

  17. BalaKiran Munagapati
    February 19, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Hi Jyoti,

    I’m trying to install the OBIEE11g in personal machine, while installing the RCU the getting error like “Please enter valid hostname & Port (or) check if the listner is up and running”. But i have given hostname as “my system name and port as ‘1521’”.

    Please guide me on this issue.


  18. Gill Lima
    April 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Hello Guys,

    I have been trying to install this OBIEE for a week now and I always come at some error and ends in an unsuccessful installation.

    It usually starts to give me error at Installation Progress on 97% with:

    common/ODBC/Merant/6.0/ODBC.reg not found
    essbaseserver/bin;essbase_sso.cfg not found

    But I havent been able to find those in the internet after googling my brains off still there’s no result.

    Then I skip it and it “finishes” but at the Configuration Step it AWAYS crashes on Deploying Base Setup
    then from there on its full HELL.

    It never asks me any of the other CDs I downloaded (they are in different folders Disk1, Disk2…5 etc).

    I’m installing on
    – Windows XP Pro,
    – OBIEE with Oracle Database Enterprise 11g,
    – Loopback adaptor (I am on a corporate network so I have a machine_name.domain) with ip address
    – Created the line on the Hosts file pointing the Computer name to the Loopback ip addr

  19. kanthareddy
    July 14, 2013 at 6:10 am

    HOW TO WE KNOW PASSWORD? (step 7 of 13)
    what is RCU password, where will we find it?

    • February 23, 2014 at 6:42 am

      Marco Pellicciotta: That blog is amazing, It’s difficult to find good material in web pages. Unfortunatelly, as you said, when the user select the “simple” install his life will not be so simple, because things go wrong, and that isn’t user’s fault. Sometimes we need to experiment with the tools. Thanks for sharing.

      • December 31, 2016 at 2:28 pm

        Thanks for your nice words.. I was away for sometime.

    • Amulya
      September 27, 2016 at 6:02 am

      When you will install RCU, then you yourself give that password, kindly refer to those steps in the article above

  20. Nilesh Kapase
    January 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Thanks…. wonderful blog…

  21. February 23, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Marco Pellicciotta: That blog is amazing, It’s difficult to find good material in web pages. Unfortunatelly, as you said, when the user select the “simple” install his life will not be so simple, because things go wrong, and that isn’t user’s fault. Sometimes we need to experiment with the tools. Thanks for sharing.

  22. February 23, 2014 at 6:45 am

    You can choose the password.

  23. Tahir Ishaq
    March 5, 2014 at 4:30 am


  24. bapesh
    April 9, 2014 at 2:26 am

    my system shut downs while installing obiee in step 12 of 14? can please give me any suggetion?

  25. sijuade aderele
    May 16, 2014 at 5:42 am

    THANKS MAN !!!!!!
    This is really a good tips. Which to belong to group of guru like you. please contact me

  26. Rami reddy
    May 28, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Very much helpful for OBIEE installation.presentation is crisp and clear.Thanks a ton for posting this info.

  27. February 3, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Hello, At Step 13 – Configuration process, I get a message Creating Domain failed.
    Can you suggest / help?

  28. chaitanya
    March 12, 2015 at 4:53 am

    hello sir
    while installing obiee11g i am getting problem at biplatform schema like
    INST-08030: Unable to connect to the Database with the given credentials. Listener could be down
    Check the values. Make sure the Database is up and running and connect string, user name and password are correct.
    can u plz tell what that meant i am unable to get it

  29. Pillai
    September 16, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Thank. Have Done a Great JOB!

  30. Amulya
    September 27, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Really grateful to you. The information has been very nicely presented.

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