Built-In OBIEE Load Testing with nqcmd

Friday, March 28th, 2014 by

nqcmd ships with all installations of OBIEE and includes some very useful hidden functionality – the ability to generate load tests against OBIEE. There are lots of ways of generating load against OBIEE, but most require third party tools of varying degrees of complexity to work with. It’s easy to try this out. First set the […]

Introducing obi-metrics-agent – an Open-Source OBIEE Metrics Collector

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by

Understanding what is going on inside OBIEE is important for being able to diagnose issues that arise, monitor its health, and dig deep into its behaviour under stress in a load test. OBIEE exposes a set of metrics through the Dynamic Monitoring Service (DMS) and viewable through Enterprise Manager (EM) Fusion Middleware Control. EM is a […]

Automated Regression Testing for OBIEE

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 by

In the first article of this series I explored what regression testing is, why it matters, and by breaking down the OBIEE stack into its constituent parts where it is possible to do it for OBIEE. In this posting, I explore some approaches that lend themselves well to automation for testing that existing analyses and dashboards are […]

OBIEE Regression Testing – An Introduction

Friday, January 17th, 2014 by

In this article I’m going to look at ways to test changes that you make to OBIEE to ensure that they don’t break existing functionality. In all but the simplest IT systems it’s common for one (planned) action to inadvertently cause another (unplanned). What IS Regression Testing? When we make a change to a system […]

Advanced Presentation Services settings for OBIEE testing & development

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 by

As John Minkjan pointed out a while ago, the XSD (XML Schema) for the OBIEE configuration files can yield some interesting things. I’ve been looking at obips_config_base.xsd and found the following bits of information which I think could help certain testing and development work with OBIEE. First off, the standard disclaimer about undocumented functionality goes […]

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