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Friday, March 16, 2012

obiee11.1.1.6 Simple Install type does not install a Managed Server(bi_server1)


My Exp in obiee11116 with simple install type

I have successfully completed the Simple of OBIEE So the folder structure under bifoundation_domain is for Admin server only showing but its not showing and bi_server1 folder.
      how come the same type of installation i did in obiee11.1.1.5 version its working fine and bi_server1 folder presented under
But when I login to the console, under the servers environment I am able to see only Admin server and not the bi_server1


This is a limitation when you choose Simple install
The following considerations and limitations apply to the Simple Install type:
*The Simple Install type is intended for installing standalone instances of Oracle Business Intelligence.
You cannot scale out, add components to, or use the Configuration Assistant on instances of Oracle Business Intelligence that were installed with the Simple Install type.
* Unlike the Enterprise Install type, the Simple Install type does not install a Managed Server.
Furthermore, with Simple Install type, components that typically exist in the Managed Server (logically speaking) are provided in the Administration Server instead.

This is documented under Section Considerations and Limitations for the Simple Install Type
Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence



  1. hi mr deva excellent post and quick update from your corner,i have a doubt since as you have explained that in simple install bi_server1 is not available so what is the possible workaround if we want to deploy sampleapp_10722 can we still deploy analyticsres and metadatadict i have noticed that some to the steps are missing from the below source
    could u suggest me as from your experience whether to go for simple installation or Enterprise Install type actually am practicing obiee 11g tutorials for learning purpose from OLL for deploying sampleapp_10722 its bit confusing in simple install type which install is suitable in my case

  2. Could you please let me know what is the role of managed server...and it's name is bi_server1 does that mean its BI Server and is there any difference between BI component BI Servers and bi_server1...please let me know

  3. hi - if i have simple install and i am doing a in-place upgrade to - that means we will definitely get some error like - Error in writing to file 'C:\OBIEE11g\Oracle_BI1\jdk\jre\bin\java.dll'. [C:\OBIEE11g\Oracle_BI1\jdk\jre\bin\java.dll (The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process)]".??

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