Make Use of OBIEE’s Command Line Tools with Reduced Exposure of Plain Text Passwords

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by

Introduction We all love a good commandline utility. It gives us that warm feeling of control and puts hairs on our chests. Either that, or it means we can script the heck out of a system, automate many processes, and concentrate on more important matters. However, some of the OBIEE commandline utilities can’t be used […]

Tips and Tricks for the OBIEE linux sysadmin

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 by

As well as industry-leading solution architecture, consultancy and training on Oracle BI, here at Rittman Mead we also provide expert services in implementation and support of such systems. In this blog I want to share some of the things I find useful when working with OBIEE on a Linux system. OBIEE Linux start up script […]

Downloading OBIEE patches from Oracle with wget

Monday, July 2nd, 2012 by

Last week saw the release of OBI 11.1.1.6.2 BP1, and with it, some eight patches to download (seven OBIEE, plus one JDeveloper). A very useful option when downloading the patches, particularly if you are working on Linux servers with no GUI, is to download the patches with wget. This can also be good if your […]

screen and OBIEE

Friday, May 11th, 2012 by

With the recent delivery of the Rittman Mead Exalytics server, I have been fortunate enough to be spending time setting it up, most of it at a Linux terminal window. One of the tools I come back to, again and again, is screen. It allows one to be so much more productive that I want […]

Configuring OBI 11g to use port 80

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by

Introduction By default, OBI 11g will listen for connections on port 7001 or port 9704 depending on your installation type. There are several reasons you may want to change this, and one of them would be to make it use port 80, the default http port. If you use port 80, then you don’t have […]

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