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.


This link may also help.

Installing OBIEE 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   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 Subnet 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!


Amazon RDS and Oracle

I thought I would try out Amazon RDS. Seemed simple enough to use. Run up an Oracle 11g instance. Works fine until you decide that you want to use it as the backend for Oracle applications. In my case, I wanted to run up an instance of OBIEE to try out some new features.

Unfortunately, OBIEE, like many other applications require sysdba privileges and so Amazon RDS is of no use.


I have no reverted to utilise an Amazon EBS Redhat 6 instance and install Oracle 11g on that instance.