OBIEE 11g – Demystifying the directory structure

Sachin
JainSys Inc.

Unlike 10g installation, which contained everything within the OracleBI and OracleBIData
directories, the 11g installation’s footprint is rather complex. This is due to
the fact that the installation also includes Weblogic, EM and other components.
These are the main directories created on a typical installation:

  • wlserver_10.3: The WebLogic Server home, which contains Java components, one Administration
    Server, and one or more Managed Servers.
  • user_projects: The User Projects directory, which contains product domains, including
  • one or more Oracle Business Intelligence domains.
  • Oracle_BI1: The Oracle home, which contains all the binary files (read-only) that
    are specific to Oracle Business Intelligence.

Figure shows a typical Oracle Business Intelligence directory structure in a Fusion Middleware home. At the top of the directory structure is the Middleware home, which contains at least three subdirectories: the WebLogic Server home subdirectory, the User Projects subdirectory, and the Oracle BI home subdirectory. If you remember the installation, you provided the location for the MiddleWare directory at this screen. Recollect this and lets walk to the other locations.

  • MW_HOME — MiddleWare directory
  • WL_HOME — MW_HOME/wlserver_10.3/
  • DOMAIN_HOME — MW_HOME/user_projects/domains/bifoundation_domain/
  • ORACLE_INSTANCE — MW_HOME/instance/instance1

This link lists the names and locations of configuration files for each Oracle Business Intelligence system component. You are advised to use Fusion Middleware Control to update Oracle Business Intelligence configuration settings and ensure that changes are correctly propagated.

This figure illustrates the various components Under ORACLE_INSTANCE directory.
Logs, configuration files, cache, catalog, repository are now stored under this directory as per the schema shown. The general structure is

  • MW_HOMEORACLE_INSTANCEconfigCOMPONENTbi_component_name
  • MW_HOMEORACLE_INSTANCElogsCOMPONENTbi_component_name

The different components are :

  • OPMN
  • OracleBIClusterControllerComponent — ClusterController
  • OracleBIJavaHostComponent — Javahost
  • OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent — Presentation Services
  • OracleBISchedulerComponent — Oracle BI Scheduler
  • OracleBIServerComponent — Oracle BI Server
  • ORACLE_HOMEupgradelogs — logs for upgrade related activities.

Oracle BI content changes from 10g to 11g

Directory or Files 10g Location
11g Location
AdminTool.sh equalizerpds.sh/equalizerpds.exe JobManager.sh MigrateEUL.sh NQClient.sh
nqcmd.sh/nqcmd.exe
BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Bin BI_ORACLE_HOME/bifoundation/server/bin
DBFeatures.INI NQSConfig.INI BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Config ORACLE_INSTANCE
/config/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obisn
NQClusterConfig.INI BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Config ORACLE_INSTANCE
/config/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication
NQQuery.log NQSAdminTool.log NQServer.log BI_ORACLE_HOME/server/Log ORACLE_INSTANCE
/diagnostics/logs/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obis1
Oracle BI Server repository directory: SampleAppLite.rpd paint.rpd BI_ORACLE_HOME
/server/Repository
ORACLE_INSTANCE/bifoundation/OracleBIServerComponent/
coreapplication_obisn/repository
Samples: order.xml Product.xml samplesales.udml BI_ORACLE_HOME
/server/Sample/samplesales
ORACLE_INSTANCE
/bifoundation/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obisn
/sample/SampleAppFiles
Usage Tracking: SQL_Server_Time UsageTracking.rpd UsageTracking.zip BI_ORACLE_HOME
/server/Sample/usagetracking
ORACLE_INSTANCE
/bifoundation/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obisn/
sample/usagetracking
Other Schemas (for example): Oracle_alter_nq_acct.sql SAACCT.DB2.sql SAACCT.MSSQL.sql
SAACCT.Oracle.sql Note: Use the Repository Creation Utility to install the Oracle
BI Schema
BI_ORACLE_HOME
/server/Sample/Schema
ORACLE_INSTANCE
/bifoundation/OracleBIServerComponent/coreapplication_obisn/schema
credentialstore.xml instanceconfig.xml (for Presentation Services) userpref_currencies.xml OracleBIData/web/config ORACLE_INSTANCE/config/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/
coreapplication_obipsn
javahost sawlog0.log OracleBIData/web/log ORACLE_INSTANCE
/diagnostics/logs/OracleBIPresentationServicesComponent/
coreapplication_obipsn
catalogmanager.exe BI_ORACLE_HOME
webcatalogmanager
ORACLE_INSTANCEbifoundationOracleBIPresentationServicesComponent
coreapplication_obipsncatalogmanagerruncat.cmd
instanceconfig.xml (for Oracle BI Scheduler) OracleBIDataebconfig ORACLE_INSTANCEconfigOracleBISchedulerComponent
coreapplication_obischn
odbc.in user.sh BI_ORACLE_HOME/setup ORACLE_INSTANCE
/bifoundation/OracleBIApplication/coreapplication/setup

Sachin
JainSys Inc.

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