Installing OBIEE 12C [Version]

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Hi everyone, in this blog I will be demonstrating the steps of installing and configuring OBIEE 12C. As you all know that OBIEE stands for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition which falls under the category of a reporting tool. It is a very powerful tool and helps companies to make faster business decisions by using its unique features like agile visual analytics and self-service discovery together with best-in-class enterprise analytics. Instant mobile, highly interactive dashboards, powerful operational reporting, just-in-time alerts, content and metadata search, strategy management, native access to Big Data sources, and sophisticated in-memory computing.

So let’s see how we can install and configure the OBIEE 12C in our local machine. But before that, I hope you have prepared the Linux machine and installed the database in it. If not then check out my previous posts:

Setting Up Oracle VM Virtualbox

Oracle 12C installation on Oracle Linux 7.8 [Part-1]
Oracle 12C installation on Oracle Linux 7.8 [Part-2]

The first process is to download some of the software. Please use the below links to download the software.
1. Java Development Kit
Download the Linux x64 RPM Package – jdk-8u281-linux-x64.rpm
2. OBIEE 12C
Download the Web logic Server [1 file] and the OBIEE 12C software for Linux [2 files]. You can even download the JDK from this page as well.

I have downloaded the software in my windows machine so I moved it through WinSCP software. Once the files are transferred, the first thing is to install and set the path of JDK, and for that use the following commands. Login through the root user to perform that.

rpm -ivh jdk-8u281-linux-x64.rpm

This will install the JDK and now to set the JAVA_HOME and PATH, we will modify the bash_profile.

vi ~/.bash_profile

Once open, press i to enable the insert mode and specify your java home and path.

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.8.0_281-amd64
export PATH=/usr/java/jdk1.8.0_281-amd64/bin

After adding these, press esc button to disable edit mode and then type :wq to save the changes.

Now login through the oracle user and go to the location where you have copied the web logic server and the obiee 12c software. First, unzip the web logic server using the below command.


You will find a jar file after extracting the file. To install that, first go to the Java path (/usr/java/jdk1.8.0_281-amd64/bin) and then write the below-mentioned command.

java -jar /home/oracle/software/fmw_12.

/home/oracle/software/ is the location where I have extracted my file and the jar file is present there. You write the location where you have extracted the file.

After some time Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Infrastructure installation window will appear, where the first step is the Welcome page. Just click on Next.

Next step is the Auto Updates, keep the default selection and click next.

The third step is the Installation Location, here specify the location where you want to install the OBIEE and set the Oracle_Home. If you have followed my previous blogs, you will find that I have given extra space to the /home directory and I am using this to install all my applications. Browse the location and then click Next.

The fourt step is the Installation Type, select Fusion Middleware Infrastructure and click Next.

The fifth step is the Prerequisite checks, which will check the operating system and the java version. Once done, click on Next.

The sixth step is the Installation Summary, I forgot to take the screenshot of that but that is just the summary. Don’t forget to save the response file.

The next step is the Installation Progress, this will take some time and once it is finished, the Installation complete page will appear.

Our Fusion Middleware is installed successfully. Now we will move to the OBIEE installation part.

Unzip the two BI files and keep them in one folder. After extracting, you will get three files as shown in the image.

Now use the bi_platform- to start the installation.


The Oracle Business Intelligence 12C ( Installer window will appear. The first page is the Welcome page so click on Next.

The second step is Auto Update, keep the default selection Skip Auto Update and click Next.

Third step, the Installation Location, select the Oracle_Home from the drop down and click on Next.

The fourth step is the Installation Type, select the option BI Platform Distribution with Samples. This will install the default sample report. Click on Next.

The fifth one is the Prerequisite Checks, let the installer complete the check and then click Next.

The next step is the Installation Summary, which will show the detail of the installation. Save the response file and click on Install.

Let the Installation Progress page complete the process and once done click on next.

The last step will show the Installation Complete status with the location and features detail. Click on Finish and your BI is installed.
But wait, there are two more steps which we need to finish and those are RCU and Configuration. I have explained these two steps in the next blog –
Configuring OBIEE 12C [Version] – RCU & Component Configuration.

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