Looking for a Reverse Proxy ? Try IIS 7.5

If you need a simple but effective reverse proxy you may find IIS 7.5 suits.

Simply load up IIS 7.5, and install URL Rewrite (http://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/url-rewrite)

Add the URL you wish to be forwarded and enable. For example, some firewalls may not like letting port 9704 through (the OBIEE default port) so you can simply forward public traffic on the public address to 127.0.0.1:9704/analytics/saw.dll?bieehome and you are done.

 

 

Post OBIEE Configuration

You will probably find that OBIEE will not be started post reboot on the Windows environment. You can always start up in console mode by running startWebLogic.cmd.

 

Better still configure it as a Windows Service.

I found this link very helpful to setup Weblogic as a Windows Service. Just replace P6 with bifoundation_domain and you should be right.

https://community.oracle.com/thread/2593305

 

This link may also help.

https://blogs.oracle.com/pa/entry/obiee_11_1_1_how3

Installing OBIEE 11.1.1.7 on Amazon EBS

One thing you may come across when installing OBIEE (any version) on Windows 2008 R2 is that it requires a loopback adapter.

So for Amazon EBS (Windows 2008 R2) :

1. Create a non-routable address entry for your Amazon host in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\host file

10.10.10.10   WIN-M7878127

2. Go to Server Manager -> Device Manager

3. Right-click on the Host and Add legacy hardware

Add Legacy

4. Select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list

5. Select Network Adapters

Add Legacy 2

 

6. Choose Microsoft as the Manufacturer and scroll to Microsoft Loopback Adapter

 

 

Add Legacy 3

7. Once the driver is installed , open Network and Sharing Center and select the connection.

8. Make sure you unselect IPV6 and then select IPV4.

9. Enter 10.10.10.10 Subnet 255.255.255.0 as the address. DNS should be left blank.

Add Legacy 6

10. Click Advanced and make sure that Register the connection’s addresses in DNS is unselected.

Add Legacy 5

11. Close all the windows and your done!